If you are looking for an unforgettable vacation or a colorful and romantic honeymoon, this 12-day trip to visit some of the Mexico Magical Towns is surely for you. These towns have been designated as such for their enchanting beauty and architecture, all of them have an amazing centuries-old culture and unique traditions that their inhabitants diligently care to preserve their splendor. During the trip, you will be visiting various magic towns across the states of Mexico City, Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz, and Oaxaca.
Street in Atlixco, Puebla
There are 121 Magical Towns in Mexico and each one is different from the others, with peculiarities and attractions that will make you live from beautiful and postcard-worthy moments to thrilling adventures in the most surprising environments. During this exciting and colorful trip designed for you to have the most varied and memorable experiences, you will visit the most beautiful Magical Towns throughout five states of Mexico. Mexico’s magical towns, its charming streets and dazzling landscapes that resemble beautiful paintings, its beautiful fields, and warm people will make this experience unforgettable.
Day 1. Arrival in Mexico City
When your flight arrives at the international airport in Mexico City, there will be someone waiting for you to drive you to your hotel in the magical town of Tepotzotlan to rest and prepare for the magical adventure.
Day 2. Tepotzotlan
Your private driver will pick you up at your hotel for the first enchanting tour of Tepotzotlan, this quiet town that still retains its provincial touch and is home to jewels of New Spain art. You will visit its main architectural and cultural attractions, Museums dating from 1580, beautiful neoclassical churches, and its imposing Aqueduct of forty-three arches and 438 meters high.
Then we will go to the town known as Coal Village, surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation that infuses the environment with essences of pine trees and bird songs. An unforgettable place with charming streets and fountains of singing waters, where we can see its beautiful local crafts and taste its rompope. We will visit its beautiful forests where you can enjoy the magical surrounding nature and photograph the most beautiful and colorful mushrooms, we will also be able to collect those which are edibles and end up enjoying a meal with handmade tortillas, a town that maintains its colonial and natural wealth, just lovely!
Day 3. Ixpatan and Star Grottoes
The day will begin with a transfer to the Magic Town of Ixtapan de la Sal, which offers a magnificent sunny climate and exuberant vegetation, this town is famous for its thermal waters with healing properties, the ideal place to enjoy rest, health, meditation, and especially relaxation. We will visit the Star Grottoes, where you can enjoy a very colorful and full of surprises tour with impressive rock formations and an underground river that offers the most unexpected landscapes.
Afterward, we will go to visit the beautiful valley where Malinalco is located, an ancient Magic Town of cobbled streets dotted with flowers that sprout from the walls and colonial multi-colored houses. Here we will take a quiet ride on horseback to explore its beautiful architectural treasures and unique wall paintings and immerse ourselves in this mystical place that will transport you on a journey through Mexico’s past. After this charming ride, we will head back to your hotel to rest for the night.
Day 4. Pachuca
Today we will go to the state of Hidalgo, where you will stay in its beautiful mountainous capital, Pachuca, known as “The beautiful Windy City”. Upon arrival, we will take a tour of its buildings of beautiful Baroque-style architecture and you will enjoy its colorful art and impressive murals, you will also know its immense mosaic of 7 million pieces located in a neighborhood on top of a hill turned into a giant work of art. At the end of this charming tour, we will take you to your hotel so that you can rest and prepare your energy for the next day of adventures.
Day 5. Real del Monte
First in the morning, the tour today will take us on an excursion to Real del Monte, a magical town on the beautiful mountains of Pachuca in Mexico and the highest inhabited place in the country. You will discover a beautiful region with a history of strong influence from the English miners, we will walk its streets and its mines, and you will be able to taste its delicious desserts and dishes, we will also visit the gastronomic Museum of the Paste and the first museum of cakes in the world.
After this delicious visit we will go to the next magical town: Huasca de Ocampo, we will explore its charming historic center to enjoy its well-preserved architecture and delicious cuisine. During this tour, we will visit its beautiful waterfalls and you will see its impressive Basaltic Primes, piles of volcanic rocks that form natural columns 30 meters high with perfect geometric shapes. After this unique tour, your private driver will take you back to your hotel.
Day 6. Puebla
Today we will go to the state of Puebla, upon arrival we will take a tour to explore this charming city, its history, traditions, art, architecture, and its traditional flavors. We will visit its beautiful cathedral and colonial buildings, you can also visit the International Museum of Baroque Art and taste its famous mole, a traditional dish for which this town is famous for, then your pilot will take you to your hotel to rest.
Day 7. Cholula and Atlixco
During the excursion today, we will visit two of Mexico’s magical towns, first, we will go to Cholula, a charming town that combines the living history of a pre-Hispanic town with the architectural and cultural wealth of colonial buildings. Here the great symbols of two cultures coexist: the Great Pre-Hispanic Pyramid and one of the oldest convents in America. We will visit the iconic image of this Magical Town, the Iglesia de Los Remedios, which dominates the landscape from the top of what was the Great Pyramid.
After this impressive tour, we will go to Atlixco, the Magic Town that coexists with the impressive and active Popocatépetl volcano. With an enchanting climate, this charming place is surrounded by trees and flowers, visiting this town is certainly an aromatic and multicolored adventure. We will visit its colorful central park, its convent and chapel, and the beautiful Mural of the Municipal Palace. During this tour, you can also enjoy tastings of craft beer, homemade bread, chocolate, cranberry juice, and homemade ice cream of traditional flavors. After this interesting day, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 8. Veracruz
Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the state of Veracruz, today you will visit its beautiful capital Xalapa, we will take a tour of the city to know its Museum of Anthropology, considered the second most important museum in Mexico with pieces of art of almost 30 centuries and you will learn about the legends and history of this beautiful town.
Then we will go to the next magical town, Xico, known for its impressive landscape and exuberant flora and fauna. This town is distinguished by its provincial charm, beautiful colonial houses, green mountains, and aromatic coffee plantations. We will walk through its lush forests full of tropical fruits and birds and we will visit its majestic Texolo waterfall.
After this impressive visit, we will end the day visiting the beautiful Magic Town of Coatepec, famous for its unique coffee. It has an optimal location and temperature for the cultivation of this stimulating grain. Here we will enjoy its beautiful architecture and traditions and you will experience the coffee up close, from its cultivation to the cup, exploring one of its beautiful coffee farms, definitely an experience that will make you feel the passion for this aromatic drink. After this exhilarating day, your private driver will take you back to your hotel.
Day 9. Orizaba
We will go today to the Magic Town of Orizaba, nestled in the mountains and guarded by the spectacular snowy Orizaba Peak. Bridges with a unique charm and the river also called Orizaba, which means “Place of happy waters” crosses the city with its crystalline waters. It was an important viceregal city, reputed as the most cultured in the country with an architectural heritage worth admiring. You can take a ride in its cable car which is 917 meters long and 320 meters high, from here you will have the most impressive views of the town and its surroundings. Then we will continue the road to the state of Oaxaca, where your driver will drop you off at your hotel in the magical town of Capulalpam to rest for the night.
Day 10. San Pedro & San Pablo
This morning will begin with a transfer to the Magical Town of San Pedro and San Pablo Teposcolula, this town is an architectural and cultural jewel with charming cobblestone streets. You will learn about its extensive history and interesting legends, and how even after the Spanish conquest, its people have preserved their indigenous culture and symbols. You will visit the temple and cloister of San Pedro and San Pablo, a beautiful construction that not only resisted the passage of time but also preserves works of oil art and has a magnificent open chapel, the largest in Latin America, this conventual complex was built in the 16th century. You will have time to taste their delicious local traditional dishes and after you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 11. Capulalpam
You will have the free day today to enjoy the Magic Town of Capulalpam, located in one of the best-preserved natural areas in Oaxaca, its wide natural richness make this town a perfect place for outdoor activities such as climbing, riding a bike, visiting viewpoints or take relaxing walks and enjoy its beautiful coniferous forests. This town possesses a deep-rooted musical tradition and offers the visitors the delight of quiet evenings accompanied by local music bands.
Day 12: Return home
The exciting visit to Mexico Magical Towns comes to an end today with a transfer to the Oaxaca International Airport for your departure flight. However, if you want to add more destinations to your trip, get in touch with us, we will be happy to help you.
12 days & 11 nights
From $2,500 per guest
Private transportation, door to door service
11 nights accommodation: hotels carefully selected
Local certified onsite guides
All park entrance fees
2 traditional Mexican lunches
Price varies by group size
Not included: flights, travel insurance and other expenses than indicated