Make the most of your time in Mexico City with a 2, 3, 4 or 5-day tour. Visit some of the sites of the Aztec Empire, see murals by Diego Rivera and marvel at folk art by all the ancient cultures of Mexico. Go to the Guadalupe Shrine and more.
What to Expect
See the highlights of Mexico City and its surroundings, available as a 2, 3, 4 or 5-day option. Marvel at the remains of the Aztec Empire at sites such as the Great Teotihuacan Pyramids. Travel aboard a traditional gondola-like boat on the Xochimilco Canals. Explore the cobblestone streets of Taxco. See the world's largest pyramid and much more.
Day 1: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine
Following pick-up from your hotel in Mexico City, travel to Tlatelolco. Discover where ancient and modern Mexico meet at the iconic La Plaza de la tres Culturas. Next, go to the Guadalupe Shrine to explore the most important religious site in Mexico. After lunch (own expense), visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids. Take a guided walk to learn more about the myths and history of this ancient "City of the Gods." Enjoy some free time to climb the impressive and mystic buildings.
Day 2: Mexico City Tour
Today's tour takes in some of the highlights of Mexico City, such as the Bellas Artes Palace and National Palace. Look at the beautiful murals by Diego Rivera at the National Palace. Go to Constitution Square (also known as the "Zocalo") and marvel at the third biggest square in the world. See its monuments, such as the Aztec Major Temple and Metropolitan Cathedral. You can make an optional stop at the Guadalupe Shrine (private tours only). Continue to the Anthropology Museum to see the largest collection of arts from all the ancient cultures of Mexico.
Day 3: Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo's House
Head south from downtown Mexico City and pass some of the most important sites of the modern-day metropolis. Explore University City (Ciudad Universitaria), with its famous library decorated with mosaic murals by Juan O´Gorman. See the Olympic Stadium and admire the residential area of Pedregal de San Angel, built on lava fields. Upon arrival at the Xochimilco Canals, take a relaxing journey by traditional trajinera (a pre-Hispanic boat similar to a gondola). Explore the peaceful waters to discover one of the last traces of ancient Mexico City.
Next, go to the colonial district of Coyoacan. Stroll down Francisco Sosa Street to see the rambling houses of the 16th century. Continue to the main square and look at the impressive mansion of the Conquistador, Hernando Cortes. Admire the Church of Saint John the Baptist, with its many beautiful paintings.
Day 4: Taxco and Cuernavaca
Today's trip starts in downtown Mexico City and heads to Cuernavaca, known as the "City of Eternal Spring." During the day, you will see one of the oldest historical centers and one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas. Take a scenic drive to Taxco. Known as the "Silver City," Taxco tumbles across a hillside and features winding, cobblestone streets, cozy squares and buildings with tiled roofs. Experience its old world ambience and visit one of Mexico’s grandest churches. Santa Prisca was built in 1759 by the French immigrant, Jose de la Borda. It was Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. In addition to its silver mines and stores, Taxco is a great place to purchase arts and crafts by Mexican artisans.
Day 5: Puebla and Cholula
The first stop on today's tour is the archaeological site of Cholula, home to the largest pyramid in the world. Choula is also a beautiful hillside town in its own right. Continue to Puebla to discover one of Mexico's biggest cities. The historical center is renowned for its architecture. Visit the main plaza, cathedral, Convent of Santa Monica and Chapel of the Rosary. After lunch, go to a talavera factory, famous for its colorful Mexican crafts. Puebla is a favorite tourist destination for its beautiful center, colorful buildings, cuisine and views of 2 volcanoes.
- Transportation from and to your hotel
- Bilingual guide
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Optional tips