Mexico Cultural Experience
Mexico’s cultural cities have its own unique character but together they make up some of Mexico’s most authentic travel experiences. North-west of Mexico City are the silver mining cities of San Miguel de Allende with an attractive architecture and Zacatecas, built with pink limestone, nicknamed, the Pink City. Morelia, west of Mexico City, is filled with elegant Spanish Colonial architecture also featuring pink stone and baroque styles such as the cathedral that sits in the town centre.
This tour begins with a comprehensive tour Mexico City with your private guide. Visit its famous art museums, ancient ruins in the surrounds and explore its charming neighbourhoods. Travel to San Miguel Allende, a colonial city with a pink granite cathedral and cobblestone backstreets. Take a private excursion to Guanajuato, a UNESCO-listed town. Then continue to colonial and culturally rich cities of Zacatecas, Morelia and Guadalajara west of Mexico City.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 14-DAY MEXICO CULTURAL EXPEREINCE…
And, step back in time to the era when Spanish influence thrived in the region.
Mexico Cultural Experience
San Miguel de Allende, Zacatecas, Morelia, Guadalajara
(14 Days – Travel Any Day)
Begin in Mexico City, the sophisticated and vibrant capital of Mexico. Your expert guide and private driver will show you the very best of the city, including the Historic Centre. It is here where you will find international art museums, Palacio de Bellas Arts, Cathedral Metropolitan, Templo Mayor and the National Palace. One day, explore the surrounds like; the ancient Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan or paddle down t he ancient Aztec waterways of Xochimilco. Explore the charming neighbourhoods of San Angel and Coyoacan for cultural charm or visit Polanco and La Roma for world-class restaurants, numerous parks and green areas, monuments, and museums.
Next, travel to San Miguel Allende, a thriving centre for art and culture. Enjoy a privately-guided tour of the town and visit the Artisans Market for a cultural experience and then visit Fabrica La Aurora, a beautiful art and design centre, home to over forty galleries, studios and restaurants. Observe the spectacular pink granite cathedral and enjoy a relaxing exploration of the cobblestone backstreets lined with beautiful colonial buildings. Spend one day on a private excursion to Guanajuato, a picture-perfect UNESCO-listed town.
Continue to Zacatecas, nestled in a ravine between two imposing hills is of enormous beauty and unabashed Mexican pride. This fabled silver city will literally take your breath away. Its stunning architecture includes buildings from the colonial era of which the cathedral, dominates the centre of town. Continue to Morelia, a colonial city with an aristocratic Spanish heritage in the lush state of Michoacan. Enjoy a private tour of the city and an excursion to Patzcuaro, a picturesque village rooted in Indian tradition and home to the Day of the Dead festival.
Take a private tour of local Indian villages specializing in crafts such as ceramics, copper, musical instruments and more. If desired, also visit the Monarch Butterfly sanctuary. Spend the last two nights in Guadalajara. Take a privately guided tour of the historic centre and view the churches, considered to be among the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture.
Day 1 – Arrive
Mexico City Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Day 2 – City Tour
Mexico City Full-day private tour of Mexico City including interesting neighbourhoods, markets, museums and gallery districts.
Day 3 – The Surrounds
Mexico City Private excursion to Teotihuacan or continue private city touring.
Day 4 – Transfer
San Miguel de Allende Private transfer to San Miguel de Allende for 3 nights.
En route, tour colonial city of Queretero.
Day 5 – City Tour
San Miguel Private morning tour of San Miguel de Allende.
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 – Tour
Guanajuato Private excursion to Guanajuato.
Day 7 – Transfer
Zacatecas Private transfer to Zacatecas for 2 nights.
En route tour Dolores Hidalgo.
Day 8 – The Surrounds
Zacatecas Private touring of Zacatecas and environs.
Day 9 – Transfer
Morelia Transfer and flight to Leon.
Private arrival transfer to Morelia for 3 nights.
Day 10 – City Tour
Morelia Private morning tour of Morelia.
Day 11 – Village Tour
Patzcuaro Full-day excursion to Patzcuaro and local craft villages.
Day 12 – Transfer
Guadalajara Private transfer to Guadalajara for 2 nights.
Day 13 – The Surrounds
Guadalajara Private city touring and excursions to Tlaquepaque and Tonala.
Day 14 – Depart
Guadalajara Private airport transfer.
Make this your holiday
Getting There The only direct scheduled flights from the UK to Mexico are from London Heathrow to Mexico City or London Gatwick to Cancún, both with British Airways. Flying from anywhere else in Britain to Mexico, will require change of planes somewhere. If flying via the US, it’s worth checking if your transatlantic carrier has an airpass deal for non-US residents – most major US airlines do – by which you purchase coupons at a flat rate for a certain number of flights in North America. The pass will usually also include one or more destinations in Mexico and Canada.
When to go November to May: This is late winter in Mexico and the best time to visit. January to March are the months to visit Baja California to see the visiting whales. Beginning June, the rains begin to make their presence known, mostly in the form of an afternoon storm. July is the heart of Mexico's rainy season, though rains still accustomed to its afternoon routine, cooling down the temperatures. In August and September, rains become heavier, particularly on the Pacific Coast. By October, rains begin to ease a little but humid condition remain across much of the country.