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Colonial Mexico  (10 days - 9 nights)

THE PRICES ARE NOT VALID FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR OR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS.

MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE
Valid from January to December 2013

2013 Rates

 

First Class Accommodation ( 4 stars )

Price per person US$1364 based on single occupancy
Price per person US$1060 based on double occupancy
 

 
 
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DAY 01 THURSDAY MEXICO CITY
Arrival to Mexico City International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight.

DAY 02 FRIDAY HALF DAY CITY TOUR & MUSEUM
Beakfast at hotel.
Guided visit including the most important buildings in the historical centre located around the “ The Zocalo”, the Cathedral, National Palace, to admire the famous murals of Diego Rivera. Continue to the modern part of the City, ending at the Anthropology Museum (closed on Mondays), one of the World’s 10 best museums. Overnight.

DAY 03 SATURDAY HALF DAY TOUR TO THE PYRAMIDS OF TEOTIHUACAN AND THE SHRINE OF GUADALUPE
Breakfast at hotel.
Guided excursion to the famous Teotihuacán Pyramids, aprox 05 hours excursion starting with a visit to the Virgin of Guadalupe Shrine, place of peregrination of millions of Mexicans and people from all around the world. Continue to the north of the City, to the Teotihuacán Pyramids, where we will visit the Sun and the Moon Pyramids, the Quetzalcoatl Temple and the fortresses.
Free time – for those who like to climb to the top of the Pyramids (on their own risk!). Overnight.

DAY 4 SUNDAY MEXICO CITY – MORELIA - PATZCUARO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Mexico City to Morelia, beautiful city founded in 1541 by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza, with the name of Valladolid. In 1828 its name was changed to Morelia, to honor Don Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, hero of the Mexican independence. Morelia is known as the aristocrat of the colonial cities. Fine sculptured churches, a colorful plaza and numerous arcades, make this visit worthwhile. Continuation of the trip to arrive in Patzcuaro. Overnight.

DAY 5 MONDAY PATZCUARO – GUADALAJARA
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for Pátzcuaro, which means "place of stones", tiny fishing town where you will visit the the house of the eleven patios, the main plaza and the Basilica de la Salud. It is the oldest city of Purepechas, who up to date still observes their indigenous customs and speaks their dialects.
Depart to Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city and home of the famous tequila drink. Overnight.

DAY 6 TUESDAY GUADALAJARA – TEQUILA – TLAQUEPAQUE - GUADALAJARA
Breakfast at the hotel.
Over the way to Tequila, we have a lovely view of maguey plantation. It is called “Tequila Weber Blue Agave”, because of its gray color, and it is the raw material for the national drink “tequila”.
At Tequila town, we will visit the Hacienda San Jose del Refugio and we will learn about the modern process for making tequila in a new distillery. We will have the opportunity to taste the tequila.
We will continue to the pottery village of Tlaquepaque, probably Mexico's largest and most important arts and crafts center, hosting wares from all over the country. At present days Tlaquepaque is still rich with local tradition and art. It attracts many of Jalisco's more talented artists, and has a reputation for the quality and diversity of its wares. Many summer homes have been converted into shops, which house various crafts, art and restaurants. The heart of Tlaquepaque is El Parian, a popular place to relax for people wishing to people watch or simply sit and watch the world go by, enjoying the steady pace of life in this small town. Lunch is included in a typical local restaurant.
Return to Guadalajara. Overnight.

DAY 7 WEDNESDAY GUADALAJARA – GUANAJUATO
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, sightseeing tour of the city, which includes the huge twin-towered cathedral surrounded by attractive plazas, the government palace, Degollado theater and Hospicio Cabañas.
Guadalajara as it is now, first arose in 1560 after two failed attempts of raising the city in two other areas. It is the capital of Jalisco State, Western Mexico. The city itself is filled with numerous museums, historical buildings, galleries and outstanding restaurants.
We will continue our trip to Guanajuato. The town presents a highly unusual appearance, with its winding lanes, its plazuelas shaded by Indian laurels, its large variety of decorative style and, above all, it curious underground avenue that lies along the bottom of a ravine hollowed out by a torrent, the waters of which are now held back by a dam.

DAY 8 THURSDAY GUANAJUATO – SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
Breakfast at the hotel.
This visit, mainly on foot, includes the Hidalgo market, Juarez theater, the university, the alley of the kiss and the monument of El Pipila, a hero of the Independence. The city is an authentic jewel among the colonial cities, was once an important mining center, which derived great wealth from its abundant silver deposits.We will depart to San Miguel de Allende.
Overnight.

DAY 9 FRIDAY SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE – QUERETARO – MEXICO CITY
Breakfast at the hotel.
Walking tour of the town San Miguel de Allende, taking you past by the famous church with pink, sugar-candy pointed towers of the parroquia dominating the building. These bizarre towers were designed by an untutored Indian, Zeferino Gutierrez in the late 19th century. In the main chapel is the much revered image of the Cristo de la Conquista, made by Indians in Patzcuaro from cornstalks and
orchid bulbs in about the 16th century.We will continue to Queretaro, attractive city which has been declared a national monument. It is situated at the bottom of a basin surrounded by hills from where you have some excellent views.
Continuation of the trip to arrive in Mexico City.Overnight.

DAY 10 SATURDAY MEXICO CITY – DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Breakfast at the hotel.
At proper time, transfer from hotel to the airport to take flight back home.

End of our services.

4* Hotels
Mexico City :Plaza Florencia or Casa Blanca Hotel
Patzcuarol : Mision Patzcuaro hotel
Guadalajara : Holiday Inn Centro Historico
Guanajato : Holiday Inn Express Hotel
San Miguel de Allende :Misión de los Ángeles Hotel
 

 

 


Tequila Plantation

 

 


Tlaquepaque

 


The monument of El Pipila

 


The famous church of San Miguel de Allende

 

 


Queretaro

 
INCLUDED IN THE FEE

09 nights’ accommodation in standard room at the hotels above mentioned or similar
V.A..T and lodging tax and service charge on meals
09 American or buffet breakfast, according to hotels’ availability, plus 1 lunch on day 6, as indicated on program.
All Transfers and excursions as mentioned in program, seat in basis. Sharing with other passengers. Based on a minimum of 2 persons
English speaking guide for transfers and excursions.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE

Airfares (domestic and international)
Airport taxes (domestic and international)
All services, meals or items not mentioned
Personal expenses such as: phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
Tips to bellboys and room-maid at hotels.
Tips to drivers and guides


 

 

 

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