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8-Day Mexico City, Xochicalco, Tepotztlan, Cholula, Teotihuacan and Morelia Tour from Mexico City

Tour Code: 484-9405
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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Cholula, Cuernavaca, Guanajuato, Isla de Janitzio, Mexico City, Morelia, Oaxtepec, Patzcuaro, Puebla, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Teotihuacan, Tepoztlan, Tlayacapan, Xochicalco.

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) guide during the whole tour
  • Get to know diverse Mexico City, the largest and one of the oldest cities in Latin America
  • Visit the beautiful Janitzio, the main island of Lake Patzcuaro known for the butterfly fishermen
  • Walk through a 45km long Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System constructed in the 16th century

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    Day 1

    Mexico City

    Today we will meet the group and tour guide at our hotel in Mexico City in the evening. Then we will make a welcome meeting, optional welcome & get-together with the group in one of local restaurants or bars.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel in Mexico City
    Day 2

    Mexico City

    Today we will explore UNESCO-listed architectural gems of Mexico City: go for a walking tour of Historic Centre of Mexico City, then guided visit the Luis Barragan House and Studio. After that we will continue to take a guided tour of Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and also a boat tour of Xochimilco. In the evening we could enjoy dinner & get-together with the group in the evening.
    • Mexico City, MX

      The capital of Mexico and one of the most important economic centers in the world traces its history back to the year 1351 and the Aztec empire's famous Tenochtitlan. It is a center of world history and Mexican culture.

      Luis Barragan House and Studio

      The former residence of architect Luis Barragan in Miguel Hidalgo district, Mexico City. It is now a museum exhibiting Barragan's work and is also used by visiting architects.It retains the original furniture and Barragan's personal objects. These include a mostly Mexican art collection spanning the 16th to 20th century, with works by Picasso, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Jesus Reyes Ferreira and Miguel Covarrubias.

      Ciudad Universitaria

      C.U.is UNAM's main campus, located in Coyoacan borough in the southern part of Mexico City. Designed by architects Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral, it encloses the Olympic Stadium, about 40 faculties and institutes, the Cultural Center, an ecological reserve, the Central Library, and a few museums.At the time of its completion it was the largest single construction project in Mexico since the Aztecs.It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.

      Xochimilco

      Xochimilco is the Historic Center of Mexico City. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Xochimilco, the borough is best known for its canal system and trajinera rides (gondola-like boats). This popular tourist attraction provides fascinating atmosphere, food, and music.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B in Mexico City
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Mexico City - Xochicalco - Cuernavaca - Tepoztlan (106 km)

    In the morning, we will go to Xochicalco. After exploring the archeological zone, we will continue to Cuernavaca known as "the city of eternal spring". After a walking tour around the historic center, we would enjoy an optional lunch, then paying a visit to UNESCO-listed Cuernavaca Cathedral and nearby 40-meter high San Anton Waterfall. After that, we will go to Tepotztlan. Then we will go to check-in, walking tour around the historic center, enjoy optional dinner & get-together with the group in one of local restaurants/bars.
    • Xochicalco, MX

      A pre-Columbian archaeological site in Miacatlan Municipality in the western part of the Mexican state of Morelos.The architecture and iconography of Xochicalco show affinities with Teotihuacan, the Maya area, and the Matlatzinca culture of the Toluca Valley.
    • Cuernavaca, MX

      Located in south-central Mexico, the distance from the capital Mexico City is 85 kilometers. The city was built in 1714 known as "eternal spring" because of the sunshine, flowers open, often with green lush vegetation and beautiful scenery.

      Cuernavaca Cathedral

      The Cuernavaca Cathedral is the Roman Catholic church located in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. The church and its surrounding monastery is one of the early 16th century monasteries in the vicinity of the Popocatepetl volcano, built initially for evangelization efforts of indigenous people after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

      Salto de San Anton

      A large ravine with a small waterfall located in the neighborhood of San Anton Analco on the west side of Cuernavaca. The waterfall is 36 metres (118 feet) high, with its water coming from a small tributary of the Zempoala River. A series of stairs and platforms have been built to enable access to the waterfall area from the park above.
    • Tepoztlan, MX

      A town in the Mexican state of Morelos and a popular tourist destination near Mexico City. The town is famous for the remains of El Tepozteco temple built on top of the nearby Tepozteco Mountain, as well as for the exotic ice cream flavors prepared by the townspeople.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Tepotztlan
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Tepoztlan - Tlayacapan - Oaxtepec - Puebla (99 km)

    After a visit to Tepozteco Mountain with an impressive Prehispanic temple, we will go to Tlayacapan. We will stop for a moment there to enjoy a break in your life, while observing the majesty of carved murals in the UNESCO-listed Former Convent of San Juan Bautista. After a walking tour around the historic center of the town, we will move to a nearby town of Oaxtepec to visit local UNESCO protected Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman. Then we will finish our day in Puebla. We will check-in the hotel and have a rest. After that we could also go out for an evening walking tour around the historic center and optional dinner in one of the local restaurants.
    • Tepoztlan, MX

      A town in the Mexican state of Morelos and a popular tourist destination near Mexico City. The town is famous for the remains of El Tepozteco temple built on top of the nearby Tepozteco Mountain, as well as for the exotic ice cream flavors prepared by the townspeople.
    • Tlayacapan, MX

      A town located in the northeast part of Morelos state in central Mexico. With old mansions, houses with red tile roofs and streets paved with stones, the town is a famous filming site.

      San Juan Bautista

      San Juan Bautista in Tlayacapan, one of the fourteen monasteries that was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in the 16th century.
    • Oaxtepec, MX

      A town within the municipality of Yautepec and the Cuautla metropolitan area in the northern part of the Mexican state of Morelos. Its main industry is tourism, mostly aimed at the inhabitants of nearby Mexico City, and the town possesses various aquatic resorts and hotels. The climate is tropical and the countryside very lush.

      Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

      The Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman (Church of Our Lord of Guzman) was built on the ruins of the principal pyramid of Oaxtepec.
    • Puebla, MX

      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-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Puebla
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Puebla - Cholula - Teotihuacan - Queretaro (288 km)

    In the morning we will visit Cholula. There we will see the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the world's largest pyramid. After a walking tour around the historic center of the town, we will go to Teotihuacan. After a guided visit to the archeological zone, we will go to visit an impressive Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System surrounded by beautiful landscapes. In the evening we will arrive in Queretaro. After check-in and some rest at our accommodation, we will go out for an evening walking tour around the historic center and optional dinner in one of the local restaurants.
    • Cholula, MX

      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.
    • Teotihuacan, MX

      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.

      Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque

      A Mexican aqueduct built by the Jesuits in the 18th century and surrounded by beautiful landscapes. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on November 20, 2001 in the Cultural category and was inscribed on the World Heritage Site list on July 5, 2015.
    • Queretaro, MX

      The historic center of Queretaro was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1996. Queretaro is the host for major corporations such as Bombardier Aerospace, Kellogg's, Samsung Electronics and etc.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Querétaro
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Queretaro - San Miguel de Allende - Guanajuato (97 km)

    In the morning we will go to San Miguel de Allende. After a walking tour around the historic center and optional lunch, we will go to Guanajuato, passing by UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco. In the evening we will arrive in Guanajuato. After check-in and some rest at our accommodation, we will go out for an evening walking tour around the historic center and optional dinner in one of the local restaurants.
    • San Miguel de Allende, MX

      A small city with a huge cultural heritage and a cosmopolitan population that preserves its true colonial feeling. In 2002, around 250,000 visitors spent about US$8.4 million at the town's attractions.
    • Guanajuato, MX

      The city is in a narrow valley, which makes its streets narrow and winding. Most are alleys that cars cannot pass through, and some are long sets of stairs up the mountainsides. The historic center has numerous small plazas and colonial-era mansions, churches, and civil constructions built using pink or green sandstone.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Guanajuato
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Guanajuato - Isla de Janitzio - Patzcuaro - Morelia (183 km)

    In the morning we will head to Isla de Janitzio. Later we will be back to Patzcuaro. After a walking tour around the historic center of a town and an optional lunch, we will go to Morelia. After check-in and some rest at our accommodation, we will go out for an evening walking tour around the historic center of the city and optional farewell dinner in one of the local restaurants.
    • Guanajuato, MX

      The city is in a narrow valley, which makes its streets narrow and winding. Most are alleys that cars cannot pass through, and some are long sets of stairs up the mountainsides. The historic center has numerous small plazas and colonial-era mansions, churches, and civil constructions built using pink or green sandstone.
    • Isla de Janitzio, MX

      The main island of Lake Pátzcuaro in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. The town of Janitzio is located atop the hill. Janitzio can only be reached by boats which run regularly back and forth from about 7:30 am to 6 pm, accessible from Patzcuaro's pier (embarcadero).
    • Patzcuaro, MX

      A large and picturesque colonial town located in the state of Michoacan. The town was founded sometime in the 1320s.
    • Morelia, MX

      In 1991, the Mexico city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved colonial buildings and layout of the historic center.
    Standard Hotel: conveniently located, locally-own hotel/B&B/guest house in Morelia
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Morelia - Mexico City (115 km)

    Today we will depart for Mexico City in the morning. In winter, we will also visit Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve halfway. Please refer to "Departure & Return" for more detailed information.
    • Mexico City, MX

      The capital of Mexico and one of the most important economic centers in the world traces its history back to the year 1351 and the Aztec empire's famous Tenochtitlan. It is a center of world history and Mexican culture.

      Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

      A World Heritage Site containing most of the over-wintering sites of the eastern population of the monarch butterfly. The biosphere’s mission is to protect the butterfly species and its habitat.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Departure: Guests should meet the tour guide and your group directly at the hotel on first day. Please contact with us about the exact departure details in advance after your booking confirmed.
    • Return: Guests will be dropped off at the meeting point of day 1. For guests who are going to fly out of Mexico, we suggest you book your return flight after 6:00pm last day.
    • Price Includes

    • 7 breakfasts
    • 7 nights accommodation in conveniently located, locally-owned hotels/B&Bs/guest houses
    • Transportation via private vehicle/van/mini-coach during the whole tour
    • English & Spanish Bilingual guide/Tour Leader during the whole tour
    • Activities: boat tours in Xochimilco (Mexico City) & Isla de Janitzio (Patzcuaro); cable car to Monumento al Pipila (Guanajuato).
    • Guided visits: Luis Barragan House and Studio; Teotihuacan Archaeological Zone; Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System; El Tepozteco archaeological site; Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (in winter only); Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco.
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    • Flight ticket
    • Entrance fees (unless specified)
    • Meal & drinks (unless specified)
    • Tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Other activities
    • Any personal expenses
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