Trip Type : Private Guided
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Colonial Mexico

Cox & Kings - the Americas
4.7 . Excellent
96%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
11 days
From: $ 6,150 $ 559 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Cook and dine with expert Mexican chefs in renowned restaurants in Mexico City, Guanajuato and Morelia
  • Admire the grand pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in Teotihuacan
  • Explore the colonial city of Puebla and see the incredible Cholula pyramid
  • Discover San Miguel de Allende, renowned for its rich history and architecture
  • Visit the mummy museum and the house of Diego Rivera in Guanajuato
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views over Lake Patzcuaro
  • Stroll through the cobblestone streets of the colonial gem of Morelia

Short Description

On this unforgettable journey, immerse yourself in the beauty of colonial Mexico. From the grand architecture of Mexico City and Teotihuacan and the colonial charm of Puebla to the Silver Age cities of San Miguelde Allende, Guanajuato, Patzcuaro and Morelia, wonders await you at every turn. Along the way, explore local markets, try your hand at traditional Mexican cuisine and dine at the chef 's table in renowned restaurants.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Mexico
End City Morelia

Trip Includes

  • All hotel accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing as described in itinerary including entrance fees and services of professional local guides

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Mexico City

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Las Alcobas

Upon arrival in Mexico City, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and transferred to your hotel. A magical harmony of old and modern, Mexico City is a vibrant destination offering a plethora of exciting attractions - museums, archaeological sites, historical buildings and bustling markets. Take the rest of the day to explore on your own, do some shopping or relax and enjoy the spa. This evening, dine at Dulce Patria (Sweet Motherland), one of the best restaurants in the country.

Day 2: Mexico City

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Las Alcobas

Embark on a day of culinary exploration with celebrity chef Patricia Quintana, the first lady of Mexican gastronomy, who will guide you through the market, instruct you in the finer points of Mexican cuisine and help you design and cook a delicious three-course meal. This afternoon, take a privately guided tour of Mexico City's historic center, the oldest part of the city that contains some of the most appreciated cultural treasures of the country.

Day 3: Mexico City

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Las Alcobas

Embark on a full-day exploration of the fascinating cities of Puebla and Cholula. Marvel at the colonial architecture and savor the relaxed hospitality of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Puebla. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to see the great pyramid of Cholula.

Day 4: To San Miguel de Allende

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Casa de Sierra Nevada

Discover the secrets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Teotihuacan, once the largest city in the Americas. As you walk along the Avenue of the Dead with your expert guide, visit the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon and learn about the history and culture of this lost civilization. This afternoon, arrive in the lovely artists' enclave of San Miguel Allende.

Day 5: San Miguel de Allende

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Casa de Sierra Nevada

Delve into the mysteries and delights of Mexican cuisine during a cooking class held in a magnificent 18th-century mansion in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, take a privately guided tour of the city's architectural sites (including the famed Parroquita de San Miguel Arcangel) intermingled with history and myths about how the movement for independence and the influx of international artists influenced this high-desert town.

Day 6: To Dolores Hidalgo / Guanajuato

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Villa Maria Cristina

After breakfast, depart for Dolores Hidalgo, birthplace of the Mexican revolution. Then continue to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Guanajuato, once home to some of the richest silver mines in the world. After an afternoon free to explore the winding streets and subterranean passages of the city, dine at the Chef's Table at Bricio Dominguez's renowned Jardin de los Milagros.

Day 7: Guanajuato

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Villa Maria Cristina

Enjoy a full-day guided exploration of this gorgeous Silver Age city, including the central plaza, museum of mummies, the grand Juarez Theater, the museum and house of Diego Rivera and more.

Day 8: To Patzcuaro

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Casa De La Real Aduana

Head off the beaten path today as you ascend into the highlands en route to the gorgeous colonial gem of Patzcuaro. Upon arrival, check in and take a tour of the city center before enjoying an evening at leisure.

Day 9: Patzcuaro

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Casa De La Real Aduana

Delve into the indigenous culture today on a visit to the island of Janitzio and the village of Santa Clara del Cobre. Shop for crafts at a vibrant local market, take a short hike through the beautiful hills and enjoy a traditional lunch of delectable Tarascan fare.

Day 10: To Morelia

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Villa Montana

After a leisurely morning, travel onward to the colonial city of Morelia. This afternoon, embark on a guided tour of the center of the city, including the incredible 18th-century aqueduct. Return to your hotel to freshen up for your festive farewell dinner at Los Mirasoles, housed in a 17th century mansion.

Day 11: Depart Morelia

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the morning doing a bit of exploring on your own before heading to the airport for your onward flight.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing. Please note that deposits are-refundable minus a per person administrative fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable:

  • If Days before Departure is 90 days or longer, then Cancellation Charge is $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)
  • If Days before Departure is 89 to 61, then Cancellation Charge is 20% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 60 to 31, then Cancellation Charge is 50% of total land program price
  • If Days before Departure is 30 to Day of Departure, then Cancellation Charge is 100% of total land program price

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners

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