Mexico City - Teotihuacan - La Malinche National Park (140 km)
After breakfast, we will go to visit Teotihuacan. After a tour around the area continue to the La Malinche National Park where we will enjoy a lunch, an optional hike to the summit and spend the night. Then we could enjoy optional dinner & get-together in a nearby restaurant in the evening.
An ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico, known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.
La Malinche National Park, MX
The park is east of Mexico City. The La Malinche—Matlalcueitl volcano, part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, is within the park. The volcano's slope is gentle, and its vicinity to Mexico City makes it a popular weekend destination.
Standard Hotel: shared eco-cabin in La Malinche National Park
La Malinche National Park - Tlaxcala - Cholula - Puebla (64 km)
In the morning, we will head to Tlaxcala after breakfast. We will take a walking tour around the historic center and enjoy a glass of refreshing pulque. Then we will go to Cholula, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Cholula. After a walking tour and an optional lunch in one of Cholula's restaurants, we will go to Puebla. After check-in and some rest at our hotel, we will go out for an evening tour around the historic center and optional dinner in one of the local restaurants.
Tlaxcala is the capital city of the Mexican state of Tlaxcala and seat of the municipality of the same name. The city still has many of its old colonial structures including the former Franciscan monastery, as well as newer civic structures such as the Xicohténcatl Theater.
Cholula is best known for its Great Pyramid, with the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top, as well as its numerous churches.
Great Pyramid of Cholula
Also known as Tlachihualtepetl, it is a huge complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid known to exist in the world today. The pyramid stands 55 metres above the surrounding plain, and in its final form it measured 450 by 450 metres. The pyramid is a temple that traditionally has been viewed as having been dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl.
Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was named a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city is also famous for mole poblano, chiles en nogada and Talavera pottery.
Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Puebla
Puebla - Mexico City (106 km)
After breakfast, we will check out and depart for Mexico City. We will arrive in Mexico City in the afternoon.