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MÉXICO: COLONIAL CITIESjavascript boton

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Price Starting at: $963 USD

ON THIS JOURNEY YOU WILL LIVE AND ENJOY THE BEST OF MEXICO’S COLONIAL ERA.

Places to Stay:
México / San Miguel de Allende / Guanajuato / Zacatecas / Guadalajara / Pátzcuaro / México

1st Day: Origin City / Mexico City Reception at Mexico City’s International Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free day/evening.

2nd Day: Mexico City 
Breakfast. Guided tour to the Historic Centre of the Mexico City, World Heritage, learn about the National Palace, with Diego Rivera’s famous murals, the Central Square or Zocalo, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo’s Plaza, Alameda Central, we’ll be part of Mexico’s history in the Three culture’s plaza, named this way for bearing three monuments from different historical periods: the pre-Columbian, the colonial and contemporary. We’ll finish by visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.

3rd Day: Mexico City 

Breakfast. We’ll visit the Acolman Ex-convent, one of the most representative Convent/Fortresses in Mexico in which we’ll get impressed by its colonial era’s silvery majesty. We’ll continue our journey to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, where we'll start off by visiting: the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the Feathered Serpent), the Pyramid of the Sun, the Avenue of the Dead , the Pyramid of the Moon, Quetzalpapalotl’s Palace as well as the Museum of the archaeological zone. Return to Mexico City. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.

4rd Day: Mexico City / Queretaro / San Miguel de Allende
Breakfast. We’ll travel to Queretaro City, where we’ll visit: Queretaro’s downtown (World Heritage), the Aqueduct and the ancient Cross’s Convent then we’ll take the road towards San Miguel de Allende. Free Afternoon to discover this beautiful city. We recommend visiting the San Miguel Archangel’s parish, the Chapel of the Holy House, San Francisco’s Church, the Allende’s House and enjoy the beauty of its streets in which cafés and restaurants come together with charm. Accommodation.

 5th Day: San Miguel de Allende / Dolores Hidalgo / Guanajuato
Breakfast. We’ll leave to Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico’s cradle of Independence. We’ll visit the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows and the Priest Miguel Hidalgo’s House-Museum (father of the nation). We will continue to Guanajuato. At noon we’ll enjoy this beautiful and hospitable city, full of alleys, tunnels and plazas. We’ll visit interesting places such as the Alhondiga de Granaditas, the Juarez Theater, the Valenciana Mine, the Alley of the Kiss, the University, the Diego Rivera’s House-Museum. Accommodation.

6th Day: Guanajuato / San Luis Potosi / Zacatecas
Breakfast. We’ll ride towards San Luis Potosi, city of the seven districts or “barrios”, we’ll be part of Baroque Novohispanic splendor while we visit: the Carmen Plaza, the Cathedral, the San Francisco Temple, and finally the main square. We’ll continue to Zacatecas (World Heritage). Accommodation.

7th Day: Zacatecas
Breakfast. We’ll start the day by visiting Zacatecas city, placed in a ravine, flanked by the historical Bufa’s Hill, which is a perfect place to admire Zacatecas’s surroundings with beautiful facades carved in pink stone. We’ll descend on an aerial tramway in order to visit the Eden’s mine; we’ll wrap the day by visiting the Cathedral, which’s facade will amaze us with its Mexican Baroque and Churrigueresque art. Tourist menu Dinner. Accommodation.

8th Day: Zacatecas / Guadalajara
Breakfast. We’ll cruise towards Guadalajara city, Tequila and Mariachi’s land, which eminently represents mexican culture throughout the world. We’ll visit the Tlaquepaque’s neighborhood, distinguished by the manufacture of textile craft, pottery and glassblowing.  We’ll visit the famous Sergio Bustamante’s Gallery. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.

9th Day: Guadalajara/ Patzcuaro
Breakfast. We’ll set out for Pátzcuaro, located at the Patzcuaro Lake shores, with charming colonial architecture, vibrant local markets and a small town atmosphere that will delight us with its traditions deeply rooted in the past. We will visit the main square surrounded by 17th century’s mansions, at the centre of this square lies a fountain and a statue of Vasco de Quiroga (Michoacan’s first bishop); Gertrude Bocanegra’s Plaza and its colorful market, the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health and the Eleven Patios House. We’ll be able to take a walk along its quiet streets and squares or even enjoy the afternoon in a pleasant café/restaurant. Accommodation.

10th Day: Patzcuaro / Morelia / Mexico City
Breakfast. We’ll continue to Morelia (World Heritage), one of the cities with the richest colonial architecture in Mexico. It’ll astound us with its Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Cavijero Palace, the Plaza Mayor, The Aqueduct and a traditional mexican candy market. We’ll return to Mexico City. Accommodation.

11st Day: Mexico City / Origin City
Breakfast. Transfer to the Mexico’s city Airport to return to origin city.

End of our services.

Hotels**

Cities Nights Expected Hotels or Similar
México 4 Casa Blanca 4* / Royal Zona Rosa 4*
San Miguel de Allende 1 BW Monte Verde 3* / Misión de los Ángeles 3*
Guanajuato 1 Misión Guanajuato 4* / Holiday Inn Express 4*
Zacatecas 2 Santa Rita 4* / Emporio 4*
Guadalajara 1 De Mendoza 4* / BW Plaza Genova 4*

**For packages with Boutique or Bed & Breakfast Hotels, please contact us.

Prices 2012 (USD):

PRICES PER PERSON (Double Occupancy)*
Season  2 to 3 pax  4 to 8 pax  9 to 12 pax  13 to 15 pax
Low $          1,657 $          1,386  $          1,127 $                 963
High $          1,732 $          1,461 $          1,202  $              1,038

*For individual and triple occupancy rates, please contact us.

Low Season: May 1st to June 30th.
Low Season: September 1st to December 17th.

High Season: January 1st to April 30th.
High Season: July 1st to August 31th.
High Season: December 18th to December 31th. 

OUR PRICES INCLUDE
Hotels: 10 nights bed and breakfast in the hotel.
Visits: Those described in the schedule as included, includes entrance fees and local English-Speaking guide.
Transport: shuttle bus/bus with air conditioning.
Transfers: Airport / Hotel / Airport in Mexico City.

OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
Plane ticket
Meals - Lunch and dinner
Mexico output rates (payable on target)
Any other concept not specified in the previous section

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