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The True Colours of Mexico

Mexico City

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  • Day 1. Mexico City
  • Day 2. Mexico City
  • Day 3. Mexico City - Teotihuacan - Mexico City
  • Day 4. Mexico City - Cholula – Puebla
  • Day 5. Puebla - Monte Alban – Oaxaca
  • Day 6. Oaxaca - Tule - Mitla - Teotitlan del Valle - Hierve el Agua -Oaxaca
  • Day 7. Oaxaca - Arrazola - Cuilapam - Coyotepec – Oaxaca
  • Day 8. Oaxaca – Airport

Description

Day 1. Mexico City

Meet and greet at Mexico City airport and transfer to the hotel.
Meals: No meals provided this day.

Day 2. Mexico City

Visit the Barragan House built in 1948, whose originality lies in its vernacular architecture, as well as the use of striking colors.
Next, a fun stop at a pinata workshop, where you’ll learn about the origin of this unique tradition and how these festive ornaments are made. Later actually create your own to take home with you.
Take a break before heading to the famous Zocalo in the Historic Center, the world's third largest public square. This area includes the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral (the largest in Latin America), the extravagant architecture of the National Post Office and the Palace of Fine Arts.
End the day with a splendid dinner at the top of the Latin American Tower, an emblematic building with wonderful panoramic views of the city.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner.




Day 3. Mexico City - Teotihuacan - Mexico City

Start your day with a visit to the most important Catholic center in the Americas: the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Inside, a chance to see the Cloak of San Juan Diego, on which the Sacred Image of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe appears.
Continue your day travelling out of the city to discover the incredible archaeological site of Teotihuacan, whose story began several thousand years ago. This immense ceremonial center is home to the famous pyramids of the Sun and the Moon – and you can still climb these ancient structures for incredible views.
Later. enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Mexico City.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 4. Mexico City - Cholula – Puebla

Cholula is considered one of Mexico’s Magical Towns because it boasts the greatest symbolic attributes, history, legends, tradition and art of the country.
Visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Remedies, the largest and most important church in Cholula built in 1594 over a temple once dedicated to the Aztec supreme god of rain, Tlaloc.
Later, continue to Puebla for a fun ride on a huge Ferris wheel, one of the largest in the world. At the apex - 262 feet high, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the area. Next make a stop at a Talavera factory. Talavera is a form of traditional pottery from Puebla and one of the most sought-after handcrafts produced in Mexico.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 5. Puebla - Monte Alban – Oaxaca

On your way to Oaxaca take quick tour in Tehuacan, famous for its healing mineral springs that today provides water for an international soft drink company. Visit City Hall known as “La Casa de los Altos,” noteworthy in the town’s history as the first structure built in city with two floors.
Continue to Monte Alba for a visit to the most important archaeological discovery in the Valley of Oaxaca and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
Later, free time for lunch in the heart of city and exploring the Historic Center, also named to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. In the afternoon enjoy a Mezcal tasting. Mezcal is a spirit of Mexican origin that has been shining internationally for over a decade. This elixir, created by distilling the heart of the agave or maquey plant, comes with a rich tradition intertwined with Mexico’s history. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 6. Oaxaca - Tule - Mitla - Teotitlan del Valle - Hierve el Agua -Oaxaca

The Tree of Tule is a Montezuma Cypress, a species native to Mexico and owes its name to the town where it stands: Santa Maria del Tule. It is widest tree in the world with its trunk diameter a little over 45 feet. Rising 137 feet towards the sky, it has an estimated weight of more than 600 tons or 1,200,000 pounds!
Next, visit the archaeological site of Mitla, whose bright red walls will capture your attention immediately. Later, enjoy a regional meal in a local restaurant.
After a brief stop in Teotitlan, considered the first town founded by Zapotec Indians in 1465, you’ll discover Hierve el Agua, a set of natural rock formations that resemble waterfalls frozen in time. Water from springs with a high mineral content slowly flowing down the rock face has formed large stalactites similar to those found in caves over thousands of years, creating this incredible phenomenon. Return to the city of Oaxaca.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.




Day 7. Oaxaca - Arrazola - Cuilapam - Coyotepec – Oaxaca

In the morning visit Arrazola, well known for its production of Alebrijes, brightly colored Mexican folk-art sculptures representing fantastical imaginary creatures, usually carved from copal wood by talented artisans.
Later, travel to Cuilapam whose main attraction is the ex-convent consecrated to Santiago Apostol. Founded by the Augustinians in 1534, it is the first of this order in the Americas.
Afterwards, we will depart to the interesting town of San Bartolo Coyotepec, known worldwide for its wonderful crafts in black clay. The manufacturing process of the black ceramic pieces is long and requires enormous skill from the artisan. Return to Oaxaca in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 8. Oaxaca – Airport

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast.

Included In The Excursion

  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking host and crew
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring bathing suit, towel, hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunblock, an extra T-shirt, insect repellent and camera
  • Bring money for food, drinks, tips and souvenirs (tipping is optional)

Good To Know

Tour Language: English/Spanish
Tour Location(s): Mexico
Season: All year
Duration: 8 days
Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
Good Physical Condition Required: No
Suitable For Children : Yes
Suitable For Elderly: Yes
Pregnant Woman Allowed: Yes