A Life & Death Experience – Departure October 29th

A Life & Death Experience – Departure October 29th

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A Life & Death Experience – Departure October 29th

6 Days Starting and ending in Mexico City, Mexico

Visiting: Mexico City, Puebla

Tour code:

324988

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Group size:

15 - 25

Physical rating:

VERY_EASY

Age range:

10-99

Tour operated in:

English , Spanish

Trip Styles:

Special Events

Activities:

Sightseeing

From: $1312 $1270 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$41

NB: Prices correct on 24-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Join this six-day tour to unveil an intriguing mix of ancient civilizations, breathtaking natural beauty, and charming colonial cities. Explore the magnificent metropolis of Mexico City and enjoy the wonderful Day of the Dead Parade and special celebrations.

Highlights

  • 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

  • Atlixco: visit the altars and monumental flower rug, located in the Zocalo of the locality (especially for Day of the Death in Atlixco)

  • Puebla: explore the majestic historic centre that concentrates the largest number of colonial buildings, century XVII, and the Cathedral, of which towers that are considered the highest of Mexico

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Mexico City (15Km – 30Min)

Location: Mexico City

Upon landing at Mexico City International Airport, make your own way to the arrivals where a representative will meet you. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where you can settle in before spending the rest of this first day at leisure. 


Overnight in Mexico City.



Day 2 : Mexico City

Location: Mexico City

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel and prepare yourself for a Mexico City full-day walking tour. The first stop will be at the Cathedral, Templo Mayor (exterior visit), Madero Avenue and other important landmarks of the Historical Centre. After the tour return to the hotel in the early afternoon for a well-deserved rest. Alternatively, you can choose to go on  Optional Tour in the evening (not included):

The Legend of la Llorona in Xochimilco: Pick-up at 18:00hrs from the hotel. Transfer to Xochimilco and enjoy the Performance show "La Llorona" (1.20hr drive from the hotel, arrive at Xochimilco at 19:20 approx., the show starts at 20:00hrs (1hr duration).

Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 3 : Mexico City – Teotihuacan – Valquirico – Puebla (190Km – 4Hrs)

Location: Puebla

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel and depart from Mexico City to Teotihuacan. On route stopping at the famous Guadalupe shrine to visit both, the old and new basilicas. Then join the walking tour to the archaeological Sun & Moon pyramids in Teotihuacan. Lunch is included at Local Restaurant Gran Teocalli (buffet lunch). Continue to Valquirico, inspired by European Tuscany, a picturesque colonial-style town, featuring colorful facades, cobblestone streets, and a vibrant cultural scene. It combines the charm of traditional Mexican villages to create a space with unique magic. Next,  transfer to the city of "The Angels", Puebla. Located southeast of Mexico City, it is renowned for its rich colonial heritage, showcased in its well-preserved architecture and UNESCO-listed historic center, which boasts beautiful churches and ornate tiled buildings. The city is also famous for its culinary delights, including the iconic dish mole poblano, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Overnight in Puebla.

Day 4 : Puebla – Tonantzintla – Atlixco – Puebla (66Km – 2Hrs)

Location: Puebla

After breakfast, get ready for a full-day walking tour of Puebla. Visit the majestic historic center that concentrates the largest number of colonial buildings, century XVIII, Visit its Cathedral, admiring its interior and the front facade and its towers that are considered the highest in Mexico. Continue to the Chapel of the Rosary located in the monumental group of Santo Domingo, delighting with its vibrant interior, polychrome in Leaf of gold. Time to buy souvenirs (typical sweets or objects from Talavera), before leaving for Santa María Tonantzintla, visiting its Baroque church, where its talaveresque façade stands out, and the interior decorated with polychrome. Free time for lunch (not included)before continuing to Atlixco (Magical town) Altars and monumental flower rug, which is placed in the Zocalo of the locality (especially for Day of the Death in Atlixco).

Overnight in Puebla.

Day 5 : Puebla – Mexico City (130Km – 2.5Hrs)

Location: Mexico City

After breakfast check out and drive back to Mexico City. On the way we visit the archaeological zone of Cholula, the largest pyramidal basement in America (consisting of 7 bodies). Today the pyramid at first looks like a natural hill. This is a Church of Our Lady of Remedies, also known as the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Remedies, which was built by the Spanish in colonial times (1594) on top of the temple. Continue to Mexico City to enjoy the Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City (Catrinas & Calaveras). The parade starts at approx 14:00 from Zocalo along "5 Mayo" Avenue, Paseo de la Reforma and ends at the "Estela de Luz" Monument. We will see it at Reforma Avenue "Independence Monument" (subject to changes to the latest program published by the government ). After the parade check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 6 : Departure Mexico City (15Km – 30Min)

Location: 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.

What's Included

TOUR GUIDE: 

  • Operated with English- and Spanish-speaking tour guide throughout the journey 

ACCOMMODATION: 

  • 5 nights' accommodation

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1-2, 5 Mexico City

Superior Hotel Category = Galeria Reforma Hotel or similar 4* 

Day 3-4 Puebla

Superior Hotel Category = Nh Puebla Centro Historico or similar 4*

MEALS:

  • 5 Breakfasts 
  • 1 Lunch (Day 3)

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival & departure shared transfer in an air-conditioning bus from/to Mexico City International Airport 
  • Shared transportation in an air-conditioning bus throughout the tour

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: 

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Mexico City tour (Day 2), Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine and Valquirico visit (Day 3), Puebla city tour, Tonantzintla and Atlixco visit (Day 4), the archaeological zone of Cholula (Day 5)

OTHER: 

  • Meet & Greet

What's Not Included

  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Requirements

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Mexico. However, the climate in autumn can be cold, 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.

Please Note

  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons.
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • Photographs or video within the temples are not permitted
  • The programs organized by the government about Death festivities, such as Parade in Mexico City and Xochimilco la Llorona show. Please note that the activities are not confirmed yet and they may change due to the government´s arrangements for the festivities. The final schedule will be notified; upon confirmation, closer to the departure date, for this reason, will be considered as optional recommendations in your free time. 
  • Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1-2, 5 Mexico City

  • Superior Hotel Category = Galeria Reforma Hotel or similar 4* 

Day 3-4 Puebla

  • Superior Hotel Category = Nh Puebla Centro Historico or similar 4*

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client's arrival

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

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