COLONIAL MEXICO

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
8 days and 7 nights
Mexico (Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Morelia)
Mexico (Mexico City)

Description

 

Let's discover the north of Mexico

Program

1st day Mexico City
Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to the Hampton Inn hotel or similar.

2nd day Mexico City
Full day visiting the city and the archaeological center of Teotihuacan. A visit to the "Zocalo" (the main square with the Cathedral and the National Palace), the Templo Mayor, the Basílica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico and major pilgrimage center in Latin America is planned. At the end we will visit Teotihuacan with the imposing Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3 Mexico City / Queretaro / San Miguel de Allende
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the circuit of colonial cities: first stop is Queretaro, an ancient colonial pearl famous for its impressive aqueduct, its Cathedral and its "callejones", intersecting streets that almost represent a labyrinth for its own inhabitants. The itinerary continues to San Miguel de Allende, a splendid "buen retiro" for artists and poets from all over the world. Arrival and accommodation at Mision Hotel.

4th day San Miguel de Allende / Guanajuato
In the morning, visit of San Miguel de Allende, a town rich in colonial times and modern art, with its art and craft galleries, and its famous Gothic-style Parroquia. Continue on to the magnificent Guanajuato. Upon arrival, reach the monument of the hero El Pipila, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the city. Accomodation at the hotel. In the evening, do not miss the typical “callejonadas”, paths of student musical groups that, between songs and dances, retrace the history and legends of the city; an ancient tradition, following one of the serenades you can discover some of the most fascinating corners of the city.

5th day Guanajuato
Morning dedicated to the free visit of the splendid colonial town that unfolds on a series of hills giving rise to a formidable glance. Do not miss the Callejon del Beso, the Teatro Municipal Juarez, in the main square, the State University and the Church of the Society of Jesus: authentic jewels of Mexican Baroque architecture. Free afternoon, with the possibility of making an optional excursion to León, an important center of leather processing, for an afternoon of shopping for fine crafts.

6th day Guanajuato / Tzintzuntzan / Patzcuaro / Morelia
It starts in the direction of the state of Michoacán, the state of the lakes. First stop the town of Tzintzuntzan, "the city of hummingbirds" Purépecha, to visit the ancient religious buildings and some pre-Columbian remains of La Yácatas. Continue to Patzcuaro, an ancient village of the Taraschi Indians, now a true colonial Pueblo Mágico suspended in time. Free visit of the town, of the historic colonial buildings all white in color, its cobbled streets, and its precious markets of typical crafts, unique in Mexico: the Mercado de Artesanias in the square dedicated to Don Vasco de Quiroga and the Casa de los Once Patios . Departure for Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacàn and a refined city that keeps intact its deep Spanish roots. Accommodation at the Mision Catedral hotel.

Day 7 Morelia / Cuernavaca / Mexico City
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue to Cuernavaca, the city of eternal spring, a colonial hermitage for artists and diplomats. Visit of the town, with the splendid Cathedral and the Palacio de Cortes, the former residence of the Conquistador embellished with murals by Diego Rivera on the troubled history of pre-Columbian Mexico and the subsequent, dramatic Conquest. Return to the capital. Accomodation at Hampton Inn Hotel.

Day 8 Mexico City / End of the tour
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning (depending on the time of the return flight) free visit of the city. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and departure.

Price includes

- 7 nights of accommodation during the tour in 4-star hotels with American breakfast
- Mexico City airport-hotel Mex arrival transfer
- Private transportation & English speaking guide for the duration of the tour
- All entrances included in the program
- Hotel-Apt Mex departure transfer

Price does not include

- All lunches and dinners
- Drinks and personal extras in hotel
- Tips