COLONIAL TREASURES AND PUERTO VALLARTA
Mex – Sma – Gto – Zac – Gdl – Pvr
10 Days / 09 Nights
The Central Part of Mexico is one of the most visited areas because of its History, Culture, Landscapes and Gastronomy. Dare yourself to deeply know Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas and Guadalajara. Once you have fallen in love of those Colonial Cities, we will continue to the Pacific coast and enjoy the Beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta.
Departures to San Miguel de Allende on Wednesdays, pax must be arriving at least two days before.
Day 01. (MON) ARRIVAL TRANSFER
Welcome at the Mexico City’s “Benito Juarez” international airport, transfer to the hotel of your choice and accommodation.
DAY 02. (TUE) MEXICO CITY
Breakfast. We will start our city tour visiting the Cultural and Historic Heritage downtown district where we will find the National Palace and its beautiful murals painted by the great muralist Diego Rivera, the constitution square or “Zocalo”, the Main Aztec Temple and the Metropolitan Cathedral as well as some of the main avenues. Later, we will visit Chapultepec Park and one of the most important Residential areas of Mexico City, and the “Pink Zone”. Overnight.
DAY 03. (WED) MEXICO CITY / QUERETARO / SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
Breakfast. Departure towards to Queretaro City which has been called “World Heritage”, there we will visit the Aqueduct, the Ex Convent of the Cross and its beautiful Historical Center. We will continue towards San Miguel de Allende, a preferred place by artist, intellectuals and famous for its buildings which go from the baroque to the gothic style, among which stands out the Parish Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is the symbol of the city. Like many other places of interest; as the Santa Casa Chapel, the Conception Convent, San Francisco Church and the Casa Allende Institute. We recommend visiting the beautiful streets, the traditional coffee shops and restaurants. Overnight.
DAY 04. (THU) SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE / DOLORES HIDALGO / GUANAJUATO
Breakfast. Departure towards the City of Dolores Hidalgo; birthplace of Mexico’s Independence where the Priest Don Miguel Hidalgo, in the year 1810, declared the called “Grito de Independencia” which means Shout of Independence of Mexico. The House and Museum of this National Hero is located in this beautiful City, also is the birthplace of Jose Alfredo Jimenez who is one of the most famous composer in the world. Departure towards the beautiful City of Guanajuato which has been honored “World Heritage” and where the Cervantino International Fest takes place every year. In the afternoon, we shall enjoy exploring this wonderful City full of squares and narrow streets called “callejones” which has interesting places that are worth to be known as: the Juarez Theatre, the University, the romantic Kiss Street or the House and Museum of Diego Rivera (well known as an artist and painter). This city is the only one in Mexico which has underground streets and avenues. As an optional attraction (not included), we recommend walking by the streets called “Callejoneada”. It is customary to walk through these narrow streets accompanied by a musical group of students, another option is to visit the Museum of Quijote or the Museum of the Mummies. Overnight.
DAY 05. (FRI) GUANAJUATO / ZACATECAS
Breakfast. DepWe will depart to Zacatecas, a beautiful Mine City, the facades of its houses are carved in pink stones and its Cathedral is the most outstanding example of the Mexican Baroque. We will enjoy the panoramic view of its Historical Center and also, we will take the cable to visit the “Eden’s Mine”. It is optional (not included) to visit the Museum of Rafael and Pedro Coronel and Francisco Goitia. Overnight.
DAY 06. (SAT) ZACATECAS / GUADALAJARA
Breakfast. We will depart to Guadalajara, birthplace of the Mariachi and the Tequila that is the emblem of Mexico in the world. We shall visit the Tlaquepaque’s Town, famous for its most fines handicrafts in the State. Here you can find the Gallery of the Sculptor Sergio Bustamante. It is possible to have lunch in some of the typical restaurants accompanied of a group of Mariachis. Overnight.
DAY 07. (SUN) GUADALAJARA / TEQUILA
Breakfast. Early in the morning we will visit places of interest in Guadalajara City like the Degollado Theater, the Cathedral, the rotunda of the Illustrious Men, the Government Palace which harbors the incredible murals of Orozco, the Tapatia Square and the panoramic view of “Hospicio Cabañas” (Cabañas Orphan’s Home). We will continue the tour towards Tequila, known as “Pueblo Mágico” (Magic Town) where you can find the principal distilleries of that liquor recognized all over the world. We shall visit the agave fields, plant of the “Jimadores” (person who cut the plants of the Agave), they extract the hearth of the plant in order to obtain the Tequila. Finally, we will visit a distillery to know the production process of this beverage. Return to Guadalajara. Overnight.
DAY 08. (MON) GUADALAJARA / PUERTO VALLARTA
Transfer to the Bus Station to take your first class bus service to Puerto Vallarta. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 09. (TUE) PUERTO VALLARTA
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy this paradise
DAY 10. (WED) DEPARTURE TRANSFER / END OF SERVICES
Breakfast. At the time indicated, transfer to the airport to board your return flight home.