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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration:  7 days (approx.)
See the top attractions in Mexico City and its surrounding area on this activity-filled, 5-day, 6-night tour. Spend your first day getting to know Mexico City on a hop-on hop-off tour. During the rest of your five full days, travel to many historical and cultural sites, including the Shrine of Guadalupe , the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the cities of Cuernavaca and Taxco. This comprehensive tour is an excellent and convenient way to see the historical and cultural features of Mexico City, as well as other important destinations in central Mexico.

Highlights

  • 5-day, 6-night tour of Mexico City and its surrounding attractions
  • Visit the famous Teotihuacan Pyramids and Guadalupe Shrine
  • Tour Mexico City and see Olympic Stadium, the lava gardens of San Angel, World Trade Center and University City
  • Excursions to the cities of Cuernavaca and Taxco

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What You Can Expect

6-Night Best of Central Mexico Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids, Taxco, Cuernavaca and Puebla from Mexico City

5-Day Best of Central Mexico Tour: Mexico City, Teotihuacan Pyramids, Taxco, Cuernavaca and Puebla

During this fun and culture-filled 5-day, 6-night tour, discover all that Mexico City and its surrounding towns and historical landmarks have to offer. Start with a hop-on hop-off bus tour around Mexico City, where you'll visit up to 21 attractions. Stay in a four- or five-star Mexico City hotel for six nights while you explore central Mexico.

Throughout your five days of activity, you'll visit the Shrine of Guadalupe and continue to the impressive archaeological site of the Teotihuacan Pyramids. You'll visit the colonial district of Coyoacan, the city of Cuernavaca and the picturesque town of Taxco. You'll visit the city of Cholula and see its large pyramid (Pirámide Tepanapa) before continuing to see the beautifully sculpted buildings of Puebla.

See the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive at the Benito Juarez Mexico City International Airport. Transfer to your hotel of your choice (choice of accommodation).

Day 2:
In the morning, go on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Mexico City. The tour features up to 21 stops, and allows you to get off the bus at any time to explore; then get back on when you're ready to see the next attraction! The tour stops at some of the most popular spots in the city, including archaeological, modern and contemporary sites. In the afternoon, you'll have the option to continue on the second part of the hop-on hop-off bus tour or return to your hotel.

Day 3:
After breakfast, you'll travel to the Shrine of Guadalupe, one of the most famous shrines in Mexico. You'll then continue to the archeological site of Teotihuacan, where you'll admire its monumental pyramids and temples. You'll stop by an arts and crafts center before heading back to your hotel.

Day 4:
In the morning, enjoy a tour of Mexico City landmarks. You'll see many symbolic sites of Mexico City, including the World Trade Center, Olympic Stadium and the lava gardens of San Angel. After the tour, you'll travel to Xochimilco, where you'll ride in an Aztec boat. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire its historic mansions and impressive paintings at the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

Day 5:
Following breakfast, tour the city of Cuernavaca, a favorite escape for Mexico City residents. While here, you'll have the chance to see the Palace of Cortes, which was built by Hernan Cortes and is considered one of the most historic buildings in Cuernavaca. You'll also visit the restored Cuernavaca Cathedral.
Then continue to the city of Taxco, known for its silver mining. You'll visit the church of Santa Prisca before returning to Mexico City.

Day 6:
In the morning, travel to the small town of Huejotzingo, where you'll visit the monastery of San Miguel, one of the oldest monasteries in the Americas. Then, continue to the city of Puebla. Here, you'll see the Chapel of Rosary, Convent of Santa Monica, the Onyx and Talavera ceramic factories, and the majestic cathedral located in the main city square.

Please note: If Day 6 of your tour falls on a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, you will instead have the day free to explore Mexico City. Some of the tours are not offered on these days.

Day 7:
Transfer to Benito Juarez International Airport.

Please note: itinerary is subject to change

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This trip was outstanding and well worth the money. The cathedrals and pyramids were spectacular. Silver in Taxco was to die for because of quality and price. The chicken mole was scrumptious in Puebla. The Forklorica Ballet at the Bellas Artes was magnificent. I highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

I and my husband recently came back from this tour. I highly recommend it as a family or a duo get away as it was very well organized, professional, friendly and fun. Daily tours are well balanced so that one can also wander around by themselves to explore the city. The best part of the trip was the friendly staff starting from being picked up at the airport to different tour guides. We could really tell they were all going out of their way to accommodate each and every one of us. We also liked that we were given tours not only inside the city itself, but taken out to other surrounding interesting places very well worth visiting giving us a chance to get a real feel of the country, the people and what it is all about. I am not going to lie we did come back exhausted and a little bit overwhelmed, but it was a good thing given you have only 5 days to a 20 million people populated city and its surroundings. Highly recommend!!

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