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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.
 

What We Love
  • Picturesque San Miguel de Allende with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture has inspired generations of artists.
  • The fabled silver city of Zacatecas, is of enormous beauty and unabashed Mexican pride. 
  • In Guadalajara, taste over 200 varieties of tequila and dance to the infectious rhythm of mariachi music. 
  • Exclusive tour; guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's local activity providers in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Review

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.
Getting There

The only direct scheduled flights from the UK to Mexico City are from London Heathrow to Mexico City or London Gatwick to Cancún, both with British Airways. Flying from anywhere else in Britain to any other destination in Mexico, you will have to change 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 (with a usual minimum of three). Depending on the airline, the pass will usually also include one or more destinations in Mexico and Canada.
 

 
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Mexico Cultural Experience

San Miguel de Allende, Zacatecas, Morelia, Guadalajara
(14 Days – Travel Any Day)


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.
 

 

Recommended price

  • 5-star: From GBP 300 per person per day
  • 4-star: From GBP 250 per person per day
  • 3-star: From GBP 200 per person per day

The true price is customised based on final choice of hotels, travel dates, and other custom preferences. All prices exclude international flights.

Price Includes: hotels, airport transfers and transportation within the country, unique experiences guided by local experts and 24X7 support during your trip.

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Overview Mexico is vibrant, colourful and unique. It's beautiful and diverse, with breathtaking vistas, numerous cultures, cuisines, handicrafts, music and art forms. The 500-year old ornate churches in Spanish architecture crown the hillsides, and plazas mark the centre point of Mexican cities. Although, some of the Mexican cities are at the height of urban sophistication, there are other parts of the country that feel more like forgotten Spanish colonies, with an all pervading influence of native American culture.

The adventurous traveller willing to get off the beaten track can explore amazing Aztec style temples and other cultural highlights. Those who like water can surf along its 6000-mile coastline, full of beaches, points, reefs and river mouths. Waves vary from slow rollers to crashing tubes and every few miles of waterfront offers a new surf spot. Mexico is a dream destination and it will fulfil every traveller’s dream!  

Where to go Mexico City may be a nightmare for travellers but its surrounding destinations offer the chief relics of the pre-Hispanic cultures of central Mexico: the massive pyramids of Teotihuacán and the main Toltec site at Tula. Travelling west towards Guadalajara, is the most gently scenic country in Mexico, where the thickly forested hills are studded with lakes and ancient villages.

South of the capital, the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, have some of the largest populations of pure indigenous groups; superb markets and fascinating archaeological sites. And San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, makes a nice stopover before travelling to the picturesque Maya ruins of Palenque.

East into the Yucatán are magnificent Maya cities – Chichén Itzá and Uxmal – and the burgeoning Caribbean resorts that stretch down the coast from Cancún. On the Pacific coast, where the surf is wilder and the scenery more rugged than in the Caribbean, Acapulco is a fine beach destination. Along the ocean to the north, hundreds of kilometres of relatively empty sand are broken up only by resort cities like Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

In the heart of the country, are the beautiful silver-mining towns of Zacatecas and Guanajuato, the historic centres of San Miguel de Allende and Querétaro, and many smaller places with a legacy of superb colonial architecture. Baja California in the far northwest of Mexico offers world-class whale-watching, untrammelled beaches and crumbling Spanish ruins.

When to go November to May: This is late winter in Mexico and the traditional tourist season, worth considering when thinking about the best time to visit. November is probably the ideal time to visit, with the rains over, the land still fresh and the peak season not yet begun. December through to April are the busiest.

January to March are the months to visit Baja California to see the visiting whales. May is a hot month and when the rains make a slow start in the south, gradually creeping northwards over the coming months.

June to October: Beginning in 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, where it is almost monsoon like. By October, rains begin to ease a little. However, high temperatures, heavy showers and humid conditions remain across much of the country.

Visa British nationals visiting Mexico as a tourist don’t need a visa, but you do need a tourist card, which you can get on arrival by completing an immigration form available at border crossings or on-board flights to Mexico. Immigration officials at the port of entry may ask to see proof of your departure plans from Mexico before allowing you entry to the country, although this isn’t a formal entry requirement.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Mexico.

Travelling to Mexico via the US: If you’re travelling to Mexico via the US, even if you’re only transiting, check the US entry requirements with the US Embassy in London. If you don’t have the correct authorisation you will not be allowed to travel to or transit through the US.

Further information can be found on the FCO’s US Travel Advice.