A Taste of Mexico City
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Get to know the softer side of the huge and bustling capital of Mexico during this five-day guaranteed departure tour. Appreciate the vibrant colors and aromas of traditional Mexican dishes during this culinary adventure. See the main attractions of Mexico City and venture into a boat ride through the canals of Xochimilco or Colonial Rome. It was one of the first residential districts of the city and today it is one of the most popular colonies. Let all this beauty amaze you as you approach the culture of Mexico, the mariachi scene and the interesting history.
Mexico City: This enormous, bustling capital city maintains its colonial charm and offers a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere.
Teotihuacan: Behold the vast scale of this well-preserved ancient city dominated by the 2,000-year-old Pyramid of the Sun.
Xochimilco: UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “place of flowers”. It is best known for its canals and artificial islands called chinampas, which are used to grow flowers, vegetables and ornamental plants that you can admire floating along in a gondola like-boat.
Colonial Roma: Built in the early twentieth century, it was one of the first residential districts in the city, today it is one of the most popular colonies, where the best of vintage and current trends are mixed.
- Operated with local English & Spanish speaking licensed guide on a shared basis on days 2, 3, 4
- 4 nights’ accommodation
- 4 breakfasts,
- 1 lunch on day 3
- 1 dinner on day 2
- Air-conditioned transportation with pickup/drop-off as indicated in the itinerary on a shared basis
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
- All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Mexico City tour on day 2, Anthropological Museum on day 2, Xochimilco BT and Colonia Roma Food Tour on day 3; Teotihuacan, Basilica de Guadalupe, Garibaldi on day 4
- Meet & Greet at Mexico City International Airport on day 1
- Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
- Optional tours
- International/domestic flight tickets or Mexican visa fees
- Gratuities for drivers and guides
- Border taxes
- Gratuities for porters and housekeepers.
- Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.
- The itinerary order may change depending on the weekday of arrival (in order to make all activities)
- The assigned guide and group size may change during the itinerary
- On Monday the Anthropology Museum and National Palace are closed
- Garibaldi & Dinner at Bellini’s tour is not available on Sunday and Monday
- Colonia Roma Food tour is not available on Sunday
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Mexico. However, the climate can be wet and cold, especially in winter, therefore we recommend to bring warm clothes, a raincoat and umbrella. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Day 1-4 Mexico City:
- Standard Hotel Category = Regente or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Galeria Reforma or similar 4*
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Barceló Reforma or similar 5*
- Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL MEXICO CITY
Arrive at Mexico City International Airport. Our representative will meet and greet you, and then you will be taken by shared transfer to the selected hotel. Have the rest of the day at leisure, taking advantage of the hotel facilities or exploring the beautiful surroundings.
Overnight in Mexico City.
Day 2 : MEXICO CITY: CITY TOUR, ANTHROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND PLAZA GARIBALDI
After a tasty breakfast at the hotel, the guide will wait for you at the hotel to pick you up at 9 am to start visit of the historic centre, Zocalo (the city’s main square), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the National Palace which features murals by famous artist Diego Rivera (closed on Mondays). Afterwards, we make a stop at the Anthropological Museum (closed on Mondays), a place that after almost half-century since its creation, still remains the most emblematic area that safeguards Mexico’s autochthonous legacy. At 2 pm, after visiting the museum, you can return to the hotel or enjoy more time in the museum and eat around. The return to the hotel is on your own. In the evening, savour a tasty dinner at Bellini (one local drink included), the only revolving restaurant in Mexico City, with incredible panoramic views overlooking the flashing lights of the city, offering both traditional Mexican and international flavours. Then, we stop at Plaza Garibaldi, a nucleus of night-time activity, and a hugely popular place to enjoy the sights and sounds of mariachis accompanied by traditional dances and tasty drinks (one traditional drink included). Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Mexico City
Day 3 : MEXICO CITY: XOCHIMILCO BOAT AND COLONIA ROMA FOOD TOUR
The day starts with breakfast at the hotel and pick up at 08:00 am. Enjoy a traditional trajinera boat tour through the canals while you listen to Mexican music. After 1.5 hrs boat tour, continue to Colonia Roma, where we take you to seven places where you taste mouthwatering dishes with the unique flavour that La Roma has to offer: the most delicious fish tacos, mouthwatering contemporary dishes, tasty tamales, creative signature cuisine, Mexican wine, craft beer, mezcal, and heavenly Mexican coffee brewed by extraordinary baristas. Meet the people behind the food, listen to their stories, and discover the restaurant concepts so you can learn why Mexican food is special and unique. You will walk with our local expert guide to discover the stunning architecture of mansions and buildings, lovely squares and fountains while you have fun learning the amusing tales of famous people and the backstories of Colonia Roma. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel at around 3.30 pm.
Overnight in Mexico City.
Day 4 : MEXICO CITY – TEOTIHUACAN – MEXICO CITY (100 Km – 2 hrs)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up at the lobby at about 9.30 am. During today’s 7-hours tour you will visit two impressive ceremonial centers; the Basilica of Guadalupe (contemporary) and Teotihuacan (pre-Hispanic), which describe the religious evolution of Mexican people. First transfer to the “Plaza de las Tres Culturas”, the site where the largest market in pre-Columbian Mexico, Tlatelolco, was located, where you will have a panoramic view of the esplanade and the archaeological zone. Continue to the Basilica of Guadalupe, the largest religious sanctuary in Mexico, which houses the most revered image in Mexico, that of the Virgin of Guadalupe. You will visit the atrium and its interior. Continue to Teotihuacan “place where the gods are made”. With more than 2,500 years of history, this ceremonial center had a vital development, born in Textiles of natural fibers and Obsidian as a matter of Exchanges and tools. This will be explained in detail at a stop before entering the archeological zone. Enter the enigmatic archaeological zone visiting the temples of “Quetzalpapalotl” (butterfly bird), the “Feathered Snails” and the entire pyramid of the Moon. Continue to visit The Citadel and the Quetzalcoatl Temple before the last stop at the impressive Pyramid of the Sun. Then, there will be a break for lunch at the typical restaurant (not included). At approximately 4.30 pm you will come back to your hotel.
Overnight in Mexico City.
Day 5 : DEPART MEXICO CITY
Start your last day in Mexico with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Then, check out and transfer to Mexico City International Airport for your departure flight back home.