Traditional Mexico (Flights not included)

MEXICO CITY / TEOTIHUACAN / PUEBLA / COYOACAN / CUERNAVACA / TAXCO

9 days

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8 nights
Classic Programs
Mexico
9

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8
Classic Programs
Mexico
  • Day 1 Mexico City
  • Day 2 Mexico City
  • Day 3 Teotihuacan / Basilica of Guadalupe
  • Day 4 Mexico / Cholula / Puebla
  • Day 5 Xochimilco / Coyoacan
  • Day 6 Mexico City / Tlaxcala / Cacaxtla / Mexico City
  • Day 7 Mexico City / Tepotzotlan / Tequisquipan / Mexico City
  • Day 8 Mexico City / Cuernavaca / Taxco / Mexico City
  • Day 9 Mexico City OUT

Useful Information

  • Guaranteed departure by 2 participants
  • Groups of maximum 15 pax
  • Assistance during the trip from our on-site team, all tourism professionals.
  • The services of a local English speaking guide throughout the tour in Mexico (except the free day in Playa del Carmen).
  • Visit Mexico City, where the largest collection of pre-Columbian treasures is located.
  • Visit the site of Teotihuacan, the “City of the Gods” to admire the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
  • Visits to the main cities of tourist interest.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico!

Mexico City is considered one of the largest cities in the world, on a par with Seoul and Tokyo. The city was originally built on an island in the Texcoco Lake by the Aztecs in 1325 under the name of Tenochtitlan, which was nearly destroyed in the 1521 Siege of Tenochtitlan, and later redesigned and rebuilt according to Spanish planning standards.

Arrival at Mexico International Airport.

Transfer to hotel.

Check-in at the ESTORIL*** or SIMILAR hotel (standard room)

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hotel.

**NB: Please note that flights must arrive at Terminal 1 of Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City between 6.50pm
and 7.15pm; in case of arrival on a different flight, an additional transfer will be charged.

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Day 2 Mexico City

Breakfast at the hotel.

MEXICO CITY, one of the largest cities in the world. Walk in the historic center, Zocalo/Constitution Square, protected by UNESCO, with the Metropolitan Cathedral, whose façade is dominated by eighteenth-century bell towers; the National Palace, built on the site of the palace of the last ruler of the Aztecs, which is decorated with gigantic murals by the famous
painter Diego Rivera; the ruins of the Templo Mayor - the Temple of the Aztecs, which was the place of coronation, sacrifices, public and religious events; - external visit -.

We continue with a short visit to the Anthropology Museum, with its rich collection of pre-Columbian art. This important container houses the archaeological and anthropological evidence forged by multiple cultural groups over hundreds of years of history; at the same time, it pays homage to the indigenous populations of Mexico today through a rich collection that recovers the uses, representations, expressions, knowledge and traditions that are the intangible heritage of the nation and a legacy that belongs to all humanity.

Lunch not included.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 3 Teotihuacan / Basilica of Guadalupe

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Teotihuacan, the largest city in ancient Mexico, a place where "men become gods". Visit the famous Pyramid of the Moon, the Sun, the Jaguar Palace and the Quetzalpapalotl Palace. It is the name given to the large archaeological complex which was one of the largest political, cultural, economic and religious centers of multi-ethnic belonging in Mesoamerica during the classical period, more precisely between 100 BC. and 600 AD. approx. The proper name was used by the Mexica to identify this city built by a civilization preceding theirs and which was already in ruins when they saw it for the first time.

Lunch not included.

Return to Mexico City.

Cross the Square of the Three Cultures, short visit. La Plaza de las Tres Culturas was called like this because it is surrounded by three architectural complexes that correspond to different phases of our history.

Continue to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose construction is associated with a triple manifestation of the Virgin Mary. You visit the old and new basilica, with an impressive and richly decorated interior. It is the most important Marian enclosure in the country.

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 4 Mexico / Cholula / Puebla

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Puebla. En route, stop in Cholula for a visit. San Pedro Cholula is a picturesque magical city located in the state of Puebla, just 25 minutes from the capital Puebla. The name Cholula comes from the Nahuatl "chololoa" and could be translated as "to fall from the water". Here, although large religious sanctuaries abound, the pre-Hispanic past remains latent. Visit the famous church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla; in this unique temple, built at the end of the 18th century, there is one of the most beautiful examples of the Mexican popular baroque style, brought to its maximum expression.

Continue to Puebla for a walking visit. Sheltered by volcanoes, the city of Puebla harmoniously mixes history, gastronomy and colonial past with a modern face. In its historic centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, there are magnificent buildings such as the Cathedral with its high towers, the Palafoxiana Library, the Town Hall and the Rosary Chapel. On the other hand, mole, chiles en nogada and typical desserts are famous all over the world.

Lunch not included.

Return to Mexico City.

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 5 Xochimilco / Coyoacan

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Xochimilco for a boat ride on the famous "trajinera". The famous canals of Xochimilco, the last remnants of the extensive transportation system created by the Aztecs, are located in southern Mexico City, next to a struggling workingclass neighborhood. Colorful gondolas take visitors strolling alongside boats of food vendors, artisans and mariachis. The atmosphere is festive, especially on weekends.

Lunch not included.

Continuation to Coyoacan, walking tour of the city. The tree-lined Jardin Centenario park is located in the center of bohemian Coyoacan, known for its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Intellectuals, artists and hippies flock to the Frida Kahlo Museum and Casa de Leon Trotsky Museum, as well as chakra studios, art galleries and colorful craft markets.

Elegant outdoor cafes sit alongside quiet ice cream parlors along the tree-lined streets.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hotel

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Day 6 Mexico City / Tlaxcala / Cacaxtla / Mexico City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for a full day to visit the state of Tlaxcala.

A magical city that lives between mountains, forests, mague-covered plains and a large lagoon. It stands out for the towers of its parish, the pink quarry of the Lourdes Chapel and above all for the blue sky that frames the landscape of the haciendas.
An example of its architectural richness are the Chapel of Holy Calvary and the Goyri House.

Continuation to Cacaxtla. Cacaxtla is a Mexican archaeological site 19 km south of the city of Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl and 128 km east of the capital Mexico City, which seems to have been the capital of the Olmec-Xicalancia; its name derives from the Nahuatl word cacaxtli or cacaxtle, which refers to the traveling baskets used by merchants to transport their goods. The site stands out for the good state of conservation of its wall paintings. The murals of Cacaxtla were elaborated with minerals of local origin, lime for white, coal for black, hematite for red, goethite for yellow. The blue is Mayan blue, a clay called paligorskite, dyed with indigo.

Lunch not included.

Continuation of the visit to the city. A tour of the historic center takes us to the Constitution Plaza, where the Government Palace is located, a building that dates back to 1545. On one side is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, built in the 16th century. The building is one of the first convents in the country and has the oldest baptismal font on the continent.

The altarpieces and ceiling of the cathedral are adorned with Mudejar art.
The Regional Museum of Tlaxcala is located next to the cathedral. In this space pieces of colonial sacred art are exhibited and houses the archaeological collections of the area.Another of the historic center's attractions is found in the Tlaxcala Art Museum, a 19th-century building originally built as a prison and later converted into a hospital. The museum preserves its architecture with almost no intervention and houses
works by Frida Kahlo, as well as modern and contemporary art by local and national artists.

Return to Mexico City.

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 7 Mexico City / Tepotzotlan / Tequisquipan / Mexico City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Tepotzotlan. Visit the Magic City which has the jewel of the Mexican Churrigueresque style: The National Museum of the Viceroyalty, built in 1580 as the Jesuit College of San Francisco Javier. The main altar of the chapel, the church of San Francisco Javier and the neoclassical church of San Pedro Apóstol stand out for their richness, without forgetting the important museum collection inside. Don't miss the view from the lookout.

Lunch not included.

Continue to the beautiful city of Tequisquiapan. It is an open invitation to let yourself be invaded by the colors and shapes of nature. Cobbled streets, beautiful sunsets, gardens awash with the purple color of its bougainvillea and beautiful architecture that shows the wonder of our roots. Stroll through Miguel Hidalgo Square, the main square of Tequisquiapan, located in front of the Temple of Santa Maria de la Asuncion and surrounded by quarry arches, under which you will find galleries, cafes, sweets, silver, furniture and crafts shops. Take the tourist tram and discover the history of the city centre.

Return to Mexico City.

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 8 Mexico City / Cuernavaca / Taxco / Mexico City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Taxco.

En route, visit Cuernavaca. Known as the "city of eternal spring", the capital of Morelos invites you to discover its beautiful corners that evoke times gone by, as well as its incredible surroundings.We will visit the Palace of Cortés (Cuauhnáhuac Regional Museum) decorated with murals by Diego Rivera; the Cuernavaca Cathedral, one of the oldest in Mexico, and the Borda Garden, where Maximilian of Habsburg had a summer residence, today a pleasant park with native and exotic plants.

Lunch not included.

Continuation to Taxco. This small city is characterized by its impressive architecture, as the Baroque style is the predominant one in many of its buildings. and streets and squares have an appearance of times gone by thanks to baroque art; especially the Parish of Santa Prisca, considered a jewel of Mexican baroque, boasts two pink quarry towers and an extraordinary facade and cedar altarpieces covered in gold leaf.

Return to Mexico City.

Dinner not included and overnight stay in hote

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Day 9 Mexico City OUT

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure at 12pm

Without visits

Transfer at 3pm.

 

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