9 Days Colonial Charm Mexico
DAY 1 Tuesday
Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel Casablanca or similar accommodation.
DAY 2 Wednesday
MEXICO CITY / QUERETARO / SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE (290 KM)
Early departure to Queretaro, 211km from Mexico City. Capital of the state of Queretaro and of major importance during the Independence war. City visit followed by a 1 hour drive to San Miguel de Allende. Explore this colonial city with its beautiful mansions and it’s symbol: the Gothic style cathedral. Accommodation at the hotel Real de Minas or similar.
DAY 3 Thursday
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE / GUANAJUATO (94 KM)
Morning departure to Dolores Hidalgo and proceed to Guanajuato, an hour drive away, and city visit. Admire the Basilica; the University; the picturesque, historic centre with its narrow colonial roads; the underground streets (former riverbeds); the famous Callejón del Beso (The Alley of the Kiss) and enjoy a panoramic view from the El Pipila monument. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel México Plaza or similar.
DAY 4 Friday
GUANAJUATO / ZACATECAS (310 KM)
Depart for Zacatecas. Arrival and visit to the historical centre and the Cathedral, one of the pearls of Mexican baroque architecture, built in rose stone during the XVIII century. Visit the Plaza de Las Armas; the Cerro de la Bufa hill offering a fantastic panoramic view of the city; and the Mine of Edén. Accommodation at the hotel Emporio or similar.
DAY 5 Saturday
ZACATECAS / GUADALAJARA (362 KM)
In the morning enjoy a scenic 4 hour drive to Guadalajara, named for its beauty “The pearl of the Occident”. Arrival and visit of the historical center: the Teatro Degollado; the Palacio de Gobierno and the Cathedral. Accommodation at the hotel Morales or similar.
DAY 6 Sunday
Departure to the “Tequila” region, home of the ancient and famous Mexican alcoholic drink. At the Tequila village enjoy a demonstration of the whole manufacturing process in one of the best Tequila distilleries. Accommodation.
DAY 7 Monday
GUADALAJARA / PATZCUARO / MORELIA
Morning departure to Patzcuaro and visit of the House of the Eleven Patios; the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Salud; Gertrudis Bocanegra Library, with its murals painted by Juan O’Gorman; and the typical market in the Don Vasco de Quiroga Plaza. In the afternoon we travel by bus to Morelia, the gorgeous capital of the State of Michoacán. Accommodation at the Mision Catedral hotel or similar.
DAY 8 Tuesday
MORELIA / MEXICO CITY
In the morning we visit the cathedral, with its Baroque exterior and Neoclassic interior; the Plaza de Armas (Weapon’s Plaza); the Government Palace; the Clavijero Palace and other interesting monuments. The tour continue to Mexico City, with accommodation at the Casablanca hotel.
DAY 9 Wednesday
Transfer to the Mexico City International Airport and a farewell to your Mexico trip.
- Tranfer upon arrival and return from airport / hotel / airport
- Hotels mentioned in the program or similar accommodations (4* in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Guadalajara – 3** in Morelia)
- American breakfast in every hotel
- Restaurant fees and tips.
- Transportation in Van (10 seats) or microbus or autobus with air conditioning and sound system.
- Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program.
- Porter services in airports and hotels.
- English-Spanish speaking escort guide for the whole trip.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Dinners or other meals not mentioned in the program.
- Beverages and extras in hotels and restaurants
- Tips to drivers and/or tour guides
- International airport taxes.
- Immigration fees for each entry and stay in Mexico.