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COLONIAL MEXICO

DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 01: MEXICO CITY

Reception at the airport, assistance and transport to the hotel. By regulation, the rooms are handed over at 1 p.m.

At 9 a.m., transport to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Time to visit and pray at the shrine, where the painting of the virgin is kept. Afterwards, the tour continues towards the archeological site of Teotihuacan, also known as the City of the Gods. Upon arrival, the guide will take us to the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.  We will also visit the pottery factory. Finally, we will return to Mexico with a previous stop at the famous Garibaldi Plaza, where we will enjoy a panoramic view. Transport to the hotel. Included lunch and dinner without beverages.

If the flight does not arrive in the morning, one extra night at Mexico city will be added.

Included meals: Lunch, dinner.

 

DAY 02: MEXICO – MORELIA – PATZCUARO

Transport towards Morelia, time to have lunch (not included). Afterwards, visit to the historical center. Transport to the city of Patzcuaro. Lodging in hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 03: PATZCUARO – GUADALAJARA

Tour around Patzcuaro, to its historic and colonial sites. Trip on a boat along the lake. Time for lunch (not included). Transport to Guadalajara with a night at the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 04: GUADALAJARA

Tour around this beautiful city known as the “Pearl of the West”, where we will find many colonial buildings, as well as artistic sites like the hospice Cabañas (entrance ticket included) and the fountain of Minerva. Free afternoon for shopping.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 05: GUADALAJARA – TEQUILA – TLAQUEPAQUE – GUANAJUATO

Breakfast. Transport to Guadalajara to visit the region of Tequila, including an estate where this famous beverage is produced. Afterwards, trip to Tlaquepaque, the major artisanal center of Mexico. Finally, we will have lunch (included) in a typical Mexican restaurant accompanied by a mariachi. Transport back to Guadalajara and lodging.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 06: GUADALAJARA – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

Breakfast. Tour around this wonderful city, with its subterranean streets and beautiful squares. Time for lunch (not included). Afterwards, transport to San Miguel de Allende and lodging in the selected hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 07: SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE – QUERETARO – MEXICO

Breakfast. Visit to this beautiful city, characterized for its architectural jewels. Transport to Queretaro, the “birth-city of Mexican Independence”, where we will visit the many streets of its historical center. Afterwards, we will visit San Juan del Rio, where we will stop for lunch (not included). Finally, we will return to Mexico city where we will stay for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 08: MEXICO – XOCHIMILCO – MUSEUM OF FRIDA KAHLO

Panoramic tour by the ancient and modern streets of the Mexican capital, like La Reforma Avenue, until we reach the historical center, where we will find the cathedral and the national palace. We will also visit the remains of the ancient Tenochtitlan (the Azteca capital) as well as the palace of beaux arts and other important buildings. Afterwards, we will go by the Insurgentes Avenue (the longest in America), where we will see the bull ring (the largest in the world), the theatre Los Insurgentes with its mural paintings, until we reach the University City (UNAM). Afterwards, we will arrive at Xochimilco, also known as the “Venice of America” due to its canals, which we will sail on a “trajinera” (typical boat). Finally, we will return with a previous stop at Coyoacan, where we will visit the house of Frida Kahlo, now a museum. We will return to the hotel. Includes lunch and dinner without beverages. As a farewell evening (optional), we offer a night at Garibaldi, where you will enjoy a folkloric show (add US$ 60).

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 09: MEXICO

Transport to the airport. Board a flight back to country of origin.

Other hotels or days of departure to be consulted.

 

Included:

  • Transport in touristic vehicles
  • Guide with credentials of the Ministry of Tourism
  • Tickets to the sites to be visited
  • Meals specified in the program
  • Breakfasts include juice, coffee or tea
  • When included, lunches and dinners without beverages
  • All taxes