- Sector: Yes
- Guaranteed Departure
- Passenger Club
What is included in the tour
- General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- Boat: Boat trip in Xochimilco in Ciudad de México, to the island of Janitzio in Patzcuaro lake. , Sumidero Canyon, Lake Atitlan.
- City tour in : Mexico City, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Teotihuacan, Oaxaca, Guatemala City.
- Evening Transfer: Plaza de Garibaldi in Ciudad de Mexico., Tlaquepaque neighborhood in Guadalajara.
- Transfer: Basilica of Guadalupe in Ciudad de Mexico, Marimba music live in Tuxtla.
- Ticket admission: Cabañas Hospice and Mundo Cuervo Tequila Distillery in Guadalajara, To the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, archaeological site of Teotihuacán, Archaeological site of Mount Alban in Oaxaca, archaeological site of Gumarcaaj, Museum of masks in Chichicastenango, Tuc-Tuc to San Juan La Laguna; Tissue workshop in San Juan La Laguna, National Park (Pacaya volcano).
Funicular: Ascent to the Pípila in Guanajuato.
- México city
- San Pablo Villa de Mitla
01 SUN. Mexico DF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival
Arrival. Welcome to Mexico. Transfer to hotel and free time. Our guide will contact you late in the afternoon or provide information through the informative panels in the hotel reception area.-
02 MON. Mexico City.
Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, the main Aztec temple, Chapultepec Park, the “Paseo de la Reforma” Avenue and the other main avenues of this impressive city.
At the end of the visit we travel to the BASILICA OF GUADALUPE, the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple.
In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of XOCHIMILCO, a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here we include a ride in a “trajinera”, one of the boats festooned with flowers.
In the evening we include a transfer to the Plaza de GARIBALDI, with its many bars, restaurants and bars where tacos and tequila are served and the Mariachis sing. Dinner is included in a traditional restaurant.
03 TUE. México city- Morelia- janitzio- Patzcuaro.
We leave México DF, and amidst green countryside we enter the state of Michoacán. We travel to MORELIA, the splendid Michoacán capital whose centre, with its magnificent cathedral, was declared Unesco World Heritage. Time for lunch and a stroll in the centre. Then we will go on to the beautiful Lake Pátzcuaro, the heart of the purépecha region. We embark and travel to the island of JANITZIO, where after our 25-minute crossing, we reach this picturesque village full of life and craft shops. After this, we see PATZCUARO, a pretty colonial village with its outstanding Basilica of Our Lady of Health and the house of the eleven courtyards which today is a craft centre. Night in this “magical village”.
04 WED. Patzcuaro- Chapala- Tlaquepaque- Guadalajara.
We leave for the state of Jalisco. We see Lake Chapala, the largest natural lake in Mexico, surrounded by mountains. CHAPALA, time for a stroll and lunch in this small tourist city by the lake. Arrival in GUADALAJARA. The end of the afternoon, we include a transfer to the TLAQUEPAQUEdistrict, with its picturesque streets full of shops and craftsmen. You can have dinner in “El Parían” a large square with many typical restaurants where there will be no lack of Mariachis. Dinner included in this pretty district.
05 THU. Guadalajara- Tequila- Guadalajara.
In the morning we include a visit to Guadalajara, the modern metropolis with its colonial historic centre, its cathedral, its market, its Tapatía square. We will enter the Cabañas Hospice, declared Unesco World Heritage. After the visit, we will go on to the next town of TEQUILA, we include entrance to the MUNDO CUERVO distillery and will see how this famous Mexican drink is made (entrance and tasting included). After this, time for a stroll and lunch in the picturesque town of Tequila. After lunch, we return to Guadalajara.
06 FRI. Guadalajara- Guanajuato.
We travel to the state of GUANAJUATO. Arrival at midday. In the afternoon we include a city tourof this very beautiful university city declared World Heritage, its steep slopes, its narrow streets, its churches, and we also include a cable car ride to admire the view from “el Pípila”.
07 SAT. uanajuato- Dolores Hidalgo- San Miguel Allende- Atotonilco- Queretaro.
Amidst the mountains, we will travel to DOLORES HIDALGO, the city that is the cradle of Mexican independence. Following this, we see SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, a beautiful city with vice regal architecture and cobbled streets declared World Heritage. Time for a stroll. We include lunch. In the afternoon, we see the ATOTONILCO Sanctuary, known as the “Century of God and the Patria”, World Heritage (sometimes it will not be possible to visit the inside due to the retreats made there). We then come to QUERETARO, with its very beautiful colonial centre, its square of arms and its busy restaurants and pedestrian streets.
08 SUN. Querétaro- Teotihuacán- Cholula- Oaxaca.
We travel to TEOTIHUACAN, in Náhuatl “the place where men become gods”, one of the most impressive cities in the ancient world. Here we admire the pyramids of the sun and the moon, entrance and tour. We continue our route to the very picturesque CHOLULA, with its beautiful square, its tunnels under the pyramid and the picturesque sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from where you can admire the magnificent panorama. Time to have lunch.
In the afternoon, we travel to the state of Oaxaca. Arrival at OAXACA at the end of the day.- Dinner included.
09 MON. Oaxaca- Monte Alban- El Tule- Oaxaca.
Visit included to OAXACA, a UNESCO World Heritage City of Aztec origin with its impressive monumental heritage, after which we go up to the site of MONTE ALBAN, which is set deep in a 400-metre mountain above the Valley of Oaxaca – entry tickets and visit are included. This is the most magnificent of the Zapotec cities. This is the most magnificent of the Zapotec cities. On the outskirts of Oaxaca we knowr SANTA MARIE EL TULE, together with its beautiful church, it contains a two thousand year old tree that has one of widest trunks in the world. Free afternoon in Oaxaca, an extremely beautiful colonial city which is full of life.
10 TUE. Oaxaca- San Pablo Villa de Mitla- Tuxtla.
We leave early and stop at SAN PABLO VILLA DE MITLA, a magical town. We allow time for a walk together to the Church of San Pablo dating back to the Sixteenth Century and through its beautiful rustic streets. We continue our route in the sierras of Oaxaca towards the Isthmus. Lunch is included en route. At the end of the afternoon, we arrive in TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, the capital of the state of Chiapas. We will go with our guide to the Marimba Park, where we will listen to a live group playing the Marimba, the emblematic instrument of Chiapas.
11 WED. Tuxtla- Sumidero Canyon- Chiapa del Corzo- Zinacantan- San Juan de Chamula- San Cristobal.
We see the CAÑON DEL SUMIDERO, on a boat we sail up this impressive canyon almost 1 km deep and 14 km long. Then we take a stroll in CHIAPA DEL CORZO, a colonial site of tradition and culture. After this, we go further into the Mayan culture and visit beautiful villages inhabited by the Tzotziles Indians. In ZINACANTAN we can admire the dresses of the women and the beautiful shops and weaving workshops. In SAN JUAN CHAMULA we will be surprised by its church which mixes Christianity with pre-columbine traditions in its rites. Continuation to SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, arrival at lunchtime. Afternoon free in this very beautiful colonial city founded in 1528.
12 THU. San Cristobal- Comitan- Huehuetenango.
After some time in San Cristóbal, we go on our way to COMITAN, a warm village which preserves its pre-Hispanic roots and vice regal architecture, where we have time for lunch. We continue to GUATEMALA, border procedures and continuation through impressive mountainous countryside. HUEHUETENANGO, an active departmental capital city. Dinner included and accommodation.
13 FRI. Huehue- Santa Cruz del Quiche- Guamarcaaj- Chichicastenango- Panajachel.
Fantastic section through the Mayan highlands. We cross seldom visited regions with magnificent landscapes. SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHE, the very lively regional capital; the altarpiece in its cathedral is extremely beautiful. We visit the archaeological site of GUMARCAAJ, the ancient capital of the Maya Kiche kingdom. We will visit its pyramids, learn about their ball game and explore the site where Mayan ceremonies are still held. We continue to CHICHICASTENANGO, one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala, with its colourful market and its church. Here, the Mayan customs survive. There’s time to have lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Mask Museum and we will visit the place where Mayan ceremonies are performed with their Shamans. Onward journey to the beautiful Lake ATITLAN. PANAJACHEL, dinner included and accommodation.
14 SAT. Lake Atitlan.- San Pedro de la Laguna- San Juan la Laguna - Santiago de Atitlán- Guatemala City.
Today we take a boat trip on one of the prettiest lakes in the world, surrounded by volcanoes and inhabited by small communities of indigenous populations. On the boat we sail to SAN PEDRO DE LA LAGUNA for a stroll through its cobbled streets and climbing up to see the church viewpoint. From San Pedro we include a ‘tuc-tuc’ trip to SAN JUAN LA LAGUNA, where we will see a fabric cooperative workshop, and will be explained how natural weaving and dyeing is done. Back on the boat, we will go to SANTIAGO ATITLAN, and in this beautiful place we will visit the brotherhood where the Tz’utujiles venerate MAXIMÓN, a god of Mayan routes. We will walk through its streets and have free time for lunch. We will take the boat back to Panajachel and then go on to GUATEMALA CITY, arriving at the end of the afternoon.
15 SUN. Guatemala City- Pacaya Volcano- Antigua- Guatemala.
Among pretty countryside, we travel to the most active volcano in Guatemala. Arrival at PACAYA VOLCANO. We include entrance to the National Park, and with a guide we will go up to the crater. Anyone who wants can hire a horse to go up more comfortably. Then we continue to ANTIGUA, a city declared World Heritage. Founded in 1543, this marvellous colonial city has many buildings in ruins due to the Santa Marta earthquake in 1773. Time for lunch and stroll. At the end of the afternoon, we return to Guatemala city where we will make a short panoramic tour of the historic centre, passing the Plaza de la Constitución, where we can enjoy the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace of Culture, formerly the Government Palace.
16 MON. Guatemala City.
After breakfast, end of our services.