8-Day Central Mexico Explorer from Mexico City

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Mexico City hotel or airport to Mexico City hotel or airport

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Enjoy an 8-day, 7-night tour through some of the best towns in Central Mexico and get to learn more about the magic of this country and the rich culture in each town. Your tour includes accommodation, entrance fees, transport and a professional guide. This tour will take you from Mexico City through magical places in central Mexico, with the opportunity to visit archaeological sites from Puebla and Cholula to Santa Maria del Tule and Mitla. And to experience Mexico's vibrant culture, explore the cities of Oaxaca and Mexico City, where this tour begins and ends.
DAY 1: Puebla You will begin your experience visiting Puebla, the state capital, known as the City of Angels, where you´ll admire the magnificent architecture in the Historic Center. Go round the Amparo Museum, one of the largest museums in Latin America. It has a large collection of pre-Hispanic and contemporary art. Visit to the Palafoxiana Library. Lunch is included. Day 2: Cholula After breakfast, we will visit Cholula. Before arriving there, we will stop at a Talavera pottery workshop, where we will learn the process to create these fine pieces of art. We will continue with a panoramic tour of Cholula passing by the archaeological site.  Day 3: Tehuacan - Monte Alban  On this day we will depart to Oaxaca City, on the way you will visit Tehuacan. The city of Tehuacan is worldwide known for its natural mineral springs which waters own curative properties. Here you will visit an impressive Botanical Garden. Then we will visit Monte Alban, the ancient capital of the Zapotecs and one of the first cities of Central America. Day 4: Santa Maria del Tule - Mitla We will begin our day visiting Santa Maria del Tule where we will stop at the temple of Santa Maria of the Assumption in which atrium is the legendary Tule Tree. Then, we will continue to Mitla which was once the main religious center of the Zapotec culture. Another optional stop would be at a mezcal agave distillery. Day 5: Oaxaca City Tour - Mexico City We will discover Oaxaca in a walking tour and see the spectacular Spanish Colonial architecture. At Los Portales, you will be able to taste Mexican snacks, try fresh beverages or a shot of mezcal. You will have free time to go shopping for your souvenirs. Then we are going to rest at a traditional Hotel with lovely views to enjoy our last night in Oaxaca finishing our activities with the great Guelaguetza Show with dinner. Day 6: Mexico City  Arriving back to Mexico City we will have our registration in a comfortable hotel. You have free time to rest from the long travel and prepare yourself to enjoy an incredible night with the traditional night show at Plaza Garibaldi. Day 7: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids After the breakfast we will begin our adventure with the Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids tour. Learning about the ancient cultures of our country and knowing the sacred place of Guadalupe Virgin. Then we will have some hours to enjoy a traditional Mexican Food Lunch. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. Day 8: Mexico City Tour In our final day we will have the city tour with visit to Anthropology Museum which is a walking tour around the magnificent architecture of the amazing downtown with unique style. With this activity we finish our journey, to return home and talk about this amazing trip!

What’s included

  • Private Deluxe transportation
  • 2 nights in Puebla / 4 Star hotel
  • 3 nights in Oaxaca / 4 Star hotel
  • 2 nights in México / 4 Star hotel
  • Tour guide
  • Toll road fees and taxes
  • Expenses for driver and guide
  • Breakfasts

What’s not included

  • Other meals (non specified on the itinerary such as lunch and dinner)
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls or laundry
  • Optional gratuities to drivers and guide

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Breakfast included
  • Led by a local guide

Itinerary

Day 2: Cholula After breakfast, we will visit Cholula. Before arriving there, we will stop at a Talavera pottery workshop, where we will learn the process to create these fine pieces of art. We will continue with a panoramic tour of Cholula passing by the archaeological site. 
Day 3: Tehuacan - Monte Alban  On this day we will depart to Oaxaca City, on the way you will visit Tehuacan. The city of Tehuacan is worldwide known for its natural mineral springs which waters own curative properties. Here you will visit an impressive Botanical Garden. Then we will visit Monte Alban, the ancient capital of the Zapotecs and one of the first cities of Central America.
Day 4: Santa Maria del Tule - Mitla We will begin our day visiting Santa Maria del Tule where we will stop at the temple of Santa Maria of the Assumption in which atrium is the legendary Tule Tree. Then, we will continue to Mitla which was once the main religious center of the Zapotec culture. Another optional stop would be at a mezcal agave distillery.
Day 5: Oaxaca City Tour - Mexico City We will discover Oaxaca in a walking tour and see the spectacular Spanish Colonial architecture. At Los Portales, you will be able to taste Mexican snacks, try fresh beverages or a shot of mezcal. You will have free time to go shopping for your souvenirs. Then we are going to rest at a traditional Hotel with lovely views to enjoy our last night in Oaxaca finishing our activities with the great Guelaguetza Show with dinner.
Day 6: Mexico City  Arriving back to Mexico City we will have our registration in a comfortable hotel. You have free time to rest from the long travel and prepare yourself to enjoy an incredible night with the traditional night show at Plaza Garibaldi.
Day 7: Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids After the breakfast we will begin our adventure with the Guadalupe Shrine and Teotihuacan Pyramids tour. Learning about the ancient cultures of our country and knowing the sacred place of Guadalupe Virgin. Then we will have some hours to enjoy a traditional Mexican Food Lunch. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Day 8: Mexico City Tour In our final day we will have the city tour with visit to Anthropology Museum which is a walking tour around the magnificent architecture of the amazing downtown with unique style. With this activity we finish our journey, to return home and talk about this amazing trip!
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