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Sierra Gorda a Wonderful Experience!

Sierra Gorda Ecotours is the way to go to visit this incredible biosphere in the Mexican Sierra in Queretaro. My husband and I spend three days and two nights discovering cultural... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Ana Maria S
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Sierra Gorda Ecotours is the way to go to visit this incredible biosphere in the Mexican Sierra in Queretaro. My husband and I spend three days and two nights discovering cultural and natural sights, surrounded by changes of climates from semi-dessert, oak forest, foggy mountains to exuberant tropical forests. Our local guide Esteban Jimenez explained the history of the area... More 

5 Thank Ana Maria S
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We spent an incredible 3 days with our guide Manuel touring the Sierra Gorda. Manuel was professional, dependable, charming, and very knowledgable. Manuel's English was very good, which was terrific as only one of us speaks Spanish. We visited throughout the valley - waterfalls, lookouts - and gained incredible insights into the lives of the people living there. Highlights were... More 

2 Thank Rafetraveller
Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

I took an overnight tour with Sierra Gorda Ecotours. I visited a waterfall and a couple of the old Franciscan missions in the area, as well as taking several short hikes, staying overnight in Jalpan. I never thought about this part of Mexico. It is very mountainous and not heavily-settled. There are five mid 18th-cenutryFranciscan monasteries that are UNESCO World... More 

3 Thank Martin T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

After my husband and I were invited to stay in a friend's house in San Miguel de Allende last year, I asked her if there was hiking or other outdoor activities nearby as most of our vacations involve those activities. She told me about a couple of places but I also googled hiking in the Mexican central highlands. That is... More 

3 Thank NCTravelingGirl
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Beautiful national park north-east of Queretaro with the option of staying in cabins or in a range of simple hotels. While you will have to drive a lot, the landscapes are stunning in this beautiful part of Mexico.

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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

End of the road couples retreat!! The folks at the hotel and food in the restaurant was delicious and reasonable in cost. Eat the enchiladas rojos and cexina con arros y frijoles. The puente de dios guide was veey interesting and the waterfalls were amaIng and beautiful. Sierra Gorda has so mich ro offer in its mointains and rivers and... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

We visited the Sierra Gorda for 4 days over Easter and loved every minute. We drove in from Mexico City, a 5-hour drive on windy mountain roads. The area is scattered with incredible natural wonders, from waterfalls to Franciscan missions hidden in mountain valleys. We stayed in Jalpan which is a good base for exploring the area. We stayed in... More 

3 Thank annikoo
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Hola: My son and I recently had the pleasure to book a tour of the Sierra Gorda for four days with the Sierra Gorda Eco Tours. Our guide was Juan Manuel Garcia. We were excited and also a bit nervous as we took the 4.5 hour bus ride from Queretaro, along windy mountainous roads. Upon arrival in Pinal de Amoles... More 

3 Thank Farafel
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

Sierra Gorda .. translated means "Nothing in these Mountains is too steep to build or drive on" Just kidding! I headed out one morning last week from Patzcuaro Michoacan.. September is like spring in this part of the world.. mountainsides COVERED in cosmos... corn maturing in ancient milpas. So lovely. I really had no idea what to expect. My two... More 

2 Thank PatzcuaroVictoria
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Sierra Gorda eco-system is located in the state of Queretaro/Mexico, driving from Mexico City takes 4 hours of just great views of more than 9 different evo-systems along the road, from desertic to rain forest. Jalpan is the best town to stay, good Hotels, great food, WiFi and ATM infrastructure - best places from there are: Jalpan itself - the... More 

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