Copala Colonial Tour
Here's an exceptional excursion to the colonial villages of Malpica, Concordia, and Copala, located at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Each of these Mexican villages has its own appeal.
While in Malpica, you'll see locals making pottery, furniture, and colorful floor tiles by hand, and you'll get to see bread being made in a rustic kiln. Concordia offers a great opportunity to see how local artisans hand-craft beautiful furniture, pottery, and roof tiles. Concordia is home to the San Sebastian temple, built in 1608 with beautiful arches.
The highlight of the Colonial Tour is Copala, an ancient gold mining town with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1565. Stroll down cobblestone streets and get to know some of Copala's 600 friendly residents. Copala is a colorful town filled with bougainvillea, and roofs with traditional red tiles. One of the main attractions in Copala is the San Jose church. The original San Jose church dates back to the 1700s, though a newer building was constructed in 1932, in the location of the local mission. Visit the colonial towns of Malpica, Concordia, and Copala on this exciting tour from Mazatlan.
Perfect "off the beaten path" tour - really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone. We were 2 "older" couples and this was great to see the countryside and meet local artisans and quaint towns.
Reviewer: Jackie Powell
This tour was such a good way to see Mexico. We got away from the big city and went into the small villages, experiencing the culture and actually prices that you would expect for Mexico. Although the trip was not what I expected from some aspects it was better than expected from others. After getting back to the ship and hearing about the different excursions that were taken that day we were so happy that we made the choice that we did. If you're looking to get away from the port and the commercialism And really experience Mexico this is the trip to take.
Reviewer: Rita Walker
We got a little late start but once we got started the day was good. The tour guide was very informative and the other tour personnel were very helpful and friendly. Above all it was a great day, beautiful tour and good food. Would recommend.
Reviewer: Jim & Cheryl
Great small group experience with lots of local stops included between the 3 main towns.
Reviewer: Sum family
Susanna was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. She made it a very entertaining day. I loved all the history I learned.