Capitals of Mexico

Duration

6 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Mexico City, Mexico DF

Available

April 2020 / March 2021

Cities to visit: Mexico City, Mexico DF; Morelia, Michoacan; ; Patzcuaro, Michoacan; Chapala, Jalisco; Guadalajara

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day

Welcome to EuropaMundo!!!.  On arrival,  transfer to hotel  and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area. 

IMPORTANT -  IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    

Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a  sightseeing tour of the city . We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, the main Aztec temple, Chapultepec Park, the “Paseo de la Reforma” Avenue and the other main avenues of this impressive city. 

At the end of the visit we travel to the  BASILICA OF GUADALUPE , the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple. 

In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of  XOCHIMILCO,  a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here we include a  ride in a “trajinera” , one of the boats festooned with flowers.  

In the evening we include a transfer to the  Plaza de GARIBALDI,  with its many bars, restaurants and bars where tacos and tequila are served and the Mariachis sing.  Dinner is included in a traditional restaurant. 

Total distance by road: 380 km 
Scenery:  Pleasant mountain landscapes. 

07.30 h.-  Mexico –Departure-.  We enter the state of Michocaín and its lush, green countryside. 
12:30 h.- MORELIA  –Arrival- . The centre of the splendid capital of Michoacán is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its magnificent cathedral, large busy square and aqueduct.  Time to explore and have lunch. 
15.00 h. - Morelia –Departure- . 
16.15 h.- Pátzcuaro Lake  –Arrival-. Visit to the beautiful Pátzcuaro Lake, in the Purépecha region, where we take a  boat  to  JANITZIO Island .  After a 25-minute crossing, we reach this pretty town with its busy streets, restaurants and arts and crafts shops. Time to explore. 
18.30 h.-  We return from the island in our small boat and continue our journey.
19.00h. -  PATZCUARO , arrival to the pretty colonial town with the basilica of Our Lady of Health and the House of Eleven Patios, now an arts and crafts centre.  Accommodation in in this “magical town”.

Total distance: 360 km 
Scenery: Pretty countryside near Chapala Lake.

08:30 h.- Pátzcuaro –Departure-. We set out for the state of Jalisco where we visit Chapala lake, the largest natural lake in Mexico, set amidst mountains. 
13:00 h.- CHAPALA, time to wander around and have lunch in this small tourist resort near the lake. 

15:00 h.- Chapala –Departure-. 
16.00 h.- TLAQUEPAQUE arrival to this quarter, with its pretty streets filled with shops and arts and crafts centres. Free time to explore.

17.30 hrs.- Tlaquepaque. Departure. 
18.00 h.- GUADALAJARA. –Arrival- Free time in the capital of Jalisco, Mexico´s second largest city and birthplace of mariachi and tequila.

In the morning we include a  visit to Guadalajara , the modern metropolis with its colonial historic centre, its cathedral, its market, its Tapatía square. We will enter the  Cabañas Hospice , declared Unesco World Heritage. After the visit, we will go on to the next town of  TEQUILA , we include entrance to the  MUNDO CUERVO distillery  and will see how this famous Mexican drink is made  (entrance and tasting included) . After this, time for a stroll and lunch in the picturesque town of Tequila. After lunch, we return to Guadalajara.

After breakfast, transfer to the bus station. we travel by a regular luxury coach line back. our journey lasts just over six and a half hours. arrival in mexico city around 16.00hrs.

End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night. 


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