Show up at one of the central meeting points in Mexico City to begin your tour. Options are 8:30am at NH Collection Mexico City Reforma, 155 Liverpool Street, Juarez, or 9am at Hotel Amigo Zocalo, Moneda 8, Centro.
Meet your guide and group and board a comfortable tour bus, then head out into the Hidalgo region to explore two of the Pueblos Magicos, or Magic Towns.
Arrive in Real del Monte, where you can stroll through the streets of the 18th-century mining town and visit the English cemetery. Learn about its historical significance from your guide, then spend some free time in the town center for lunch (own expense) and shopping. Your guide will be happy to suggest a local restaurant serving Hidalguense cuisine, such as tamales, cream bread, or pulque.
Continue to Huasca de Ocampo to explore the canyon full of columns of basalt rock, called the Basaltic Prisms. Snap photos of the waterfalls that feed the dam of San Antono Regla and visit the farmhouse belonging to the Count of Regla. Spend some free time exploring the town on your own before returning to Mexico City for drop-off at your original departure point.