A tour to the historical sites of Mexico is a great way to get a glimpse into the country’s rich culture and heritage. An important archaeological site in the world, the ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan will leave you spellbound. Considered a place of great energy, you’ll see people meditating on the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Take a trip to ‘The Zocalo’ and watch conchero dancers in feathered head dresses and shell anklets, perform to the rhythm of pounding drums.
It is a true spectacle to watch the cliff divers in Acapulco plunge from a great height into almost 4 metres of rough surf. Don’t forget to bargain for some fine silver jewellery at the silver-mining town of Taxco.
Arrive at the Mexico City International airport and you will be transferred in a coach to your hotel (5 Star Hotel) located in the heart of the city, near the cultural and commercial zone of Mexico. The hotel has spacious rooms with all modern amenities, restaurant, bar, gift shop, fitness centre, beauty shop and swimming pool among others. You are at leisure for the rest of the day.
In the morning, accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken on a tour of the historical center of Mexico City with a visit to The Zocalo, a massive concrete area signed with a giant flag. Inside the underground Zocalo station, you’ll see historical reproductions of the Square, exhibits of ceremonial offerings and stone statues of goddesses among others.
Continue to the Metropolitan Cathedral which represents a synthesis of art forms in New Spain. The church has a baroque and neo classical façade, its Altar of Forgiveness, the sacristy, and the Altar of Kings are worth looking out for! Proceed to the National Palace and you’ll see patios, corridors and stairways adorned with impressive murals by Diego Rivera depicting the history of Mexico.
Visit the Anthropology Museum, (Closed on Mondays) one of the world’s 10 best museums and take a guided tour to learn about the pre-Hispanic history of Meso-America. Return to your hotel in the evening and spend the night.
In the morning, set out on a guided excursion to the Guadalupe Shrine and to the famous Teotihuacan Pyramids, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It was a place where sacrifices were made to the god, often in correlation with astronomical events. You can even climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun (third largest in the world) and the Pyramid of the Moon. Visit the Citadel, a large open space surrounded by temples and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent) decorated with sculptures of serpent’s head, snails, shells and symbols of water. Return to your hotel and spend the night.
Take a guided excursion to Cuernavaca, the city of eternal spring and Taxco, the silver city. Cuernavaca is a colonial city popular for the Palacio de Cortes , an imposing medieval-style fortress and pre-Hispanic sites.
Taxco is a quaint silver-mining town nestled on a steep hillside and has narrow cobblestone streets lined with well preserved colonial buildings. You could shop for some fine silver jewellery here. You will be taken to Posada De La Mision located on a hillside in Taxco. The hotel features elegantly decorated guestrooms with terrace offering a magnificent view of the city, restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, spa and all modern amenities. Spend the night at your hotel.
Set out on a bus trip to Acapulco (approximately 4 hours) and arrive at the world famous coastal resort of Acapulco. The city is known for its golden beaches, cliff divers, resort hotels and pulsating nightlife. You will be transferred to the Fiesta Americana Condesa Acapulco hotel nestled on a hillside with stairs leading to the Condesa beach. The hotel offers 404 fully equipped rooms with private terrace, hilltop pool, sundeck, restaurants serving international cuisine, gift shop, beauty salon and fitness centre among others. You are at leisure for the rest of the day.
Today, you have the opportunity to watch the famous cliff divers show at La Quebrada, you’ll see brave local men jump from a height of 25 to 35 metres into the narrow ocean cove. After enjoying this breathtaking view, return back to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast you can spend the day at leisure
You will be transferred from your hotel to the Acapulco airport.
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Please advise your arrival flight details at time of booking
Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights
Mexico City International Airport. (Please advise your flight details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
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kindly note that triple room includes only two double beds, no three beds guaranteed
Minimum of 2 persons to operate.
Prices based on a minimum of 2 persons. Single suppliment applicable
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