DURANGO DAY TRIP MAZATLAN
Discover the new Mazatlan-Durango super highway , that runs through the biggest mountain chain in all of Mexico. Completed in 2013 at a cost of over $2.2 billion, Highway 40D has reduced the travel time between the seaside retreat of Mazatlan and the capital city of Durango state from 8 hours to only 3 hours, allowing visitors to Mazatlan to experience the stunning scenery and historic splendor of Durango, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on day trips for the first time.
The highway consists of 115 bridges and 61 tunnels, including 9 "smart tunnels", with the highlight being 3,600 foot long Baluarte Bridge, a marvel of engineering and the world's highest suspension bridge at over 1,300 feet above the Baluarte River, the natural border between the states of Sinaloa and Durango. All around you are the spectacular landscapes of the Sierra Madre Occidental, complete with its stunning volcanoes, cliffs and rivers.
Founded in 1563 by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Ibarra, the historic capital of Durango features nearly 1000 historical buildings in the city center alone. Here we will take a guided tour of Plaza Las Armas and the historical center and discover a stunning array of colonial and post-colonial buildings, churches, local shops, the famous Pancho Villa Museum and the city scene of modern Durango.
Sierra Madre Mountains Splendor Tour Highlights
Visit the famous Baluarte bridge, awarded as the world's highest suspension bridge by Guinness Book!
Take a Guided tour of Durango's historical district!
Visit Pancho Villa's Museum!
Cruise Passengers: Sorry, this tour is too long for most cruise ship schedules. Cruise Passengers can enjoy our exclusive Baluarte Bridge Scenic Tour.
Runs: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 AM.
Duration: 11 Hours Approximately
Departs: Complimentary Pick-Up at Your Mazatlan Hotel. Specific meeting instructions will be included in your confirmation email.
WITH YOUR RESERVATION!