Mexico City

5-day trip

Mexico City should be on all tourists’ wish lists. Explore museums rivaling those in Europe, discover exciting, colorful markets, and eat delicious traditional food cheaply in addition to magnificent castles, ancient ruins, wooded parks, and an active nightlife. You’ll see an incomparable city.

You’ll discover the tremendous historical center, the mysterious temples of Teotihuacan, the delightful Coyoacan where the artist Frida Kahlo used to live, Xochimilco (the Venice of Mexico City), immense Chapultepec park, the elegant neighborhoods of Roma and Condesa, and visit the Museum of Anthropology. Mexico City is one of the most undervalued capitals in the world. 

Municipal Palace

Teotihuacan

Chapultepec Castle

Museum of Anthropology

Highlights

-See the great pyramids of Teotihuacan. 
-Take a traditional boat through the canals of Xochimilco.
-Visit the historical center and learn about Mexico’s great history.
-Travel back in time to Chapultepec Castle and the Museum of Anthropology.
-Get inspired in bohemian districts such as Roma and Condesa.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival to Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico City! A driver will take you to your hotel. After you settle in, your guide will take you on a City tour. 

The historic center of Mexico City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-do for five days in the city. The Zocalo is the central plaza and is the largest of its kind in Latin America. Regardless of all the significant old buildings, there are countless food stands with traditional food. Even though they look like a sore thumb compared to the architecture, they’re the heart of the Zocalo. You’ll know you’re in Mexico City when you see they prepare tacos in front of marvelous palaces. 

During this tour, you’ll discover palaces, churches, markets, and sunny plazas. You’ll visit Palacio de Bellas Artes, Templo Mayor – the remains of an ancient city, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Casa de Los Azulejos (House of Tiles), amongst others.  

Afterward, go for a walk in the Roma and La Condesa districts, which are stylish areas with tree-lined streets and a ton of cute little coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and art galleries – Which gives the place a relaxed vibe. Both districts are southwest of the historic center and a short walk to the famous Chapultepec Park.

The neighborhoods are former homes to aristocrats. Nowadays, it is a place where artisans offer their products, and it is home to a large group of quaint boutiques. 

 

Day 2. Teotihuacan & Basilica of Guadalupe

Today, you’ll explore the archaeological site of Teotihuacán, the most prominent and most loved city in the New World’s history. You’ll discover all about it together with a professional guide. We offer you various experiences to take in this great site: 

  1. Bike tour: You’ll cycle over the archaeological area, the Palace of Butterflies, and the great valley.  
  2. Early access tour: experience this extraordinary archaeological site just as it begins to open its doors and see its pyramids, murals, and squares calmly. 
  3. Ride in a hot air balloon over Teotihuacan: see this colossal ancient city from above — the only real plan to appreciate its immensity. Nothing is as memorable as navigating above ancient pyramids by hot air balloon.

After this experience, you’ll have lunch on the way back and visit the acclaimed Basilica of Guadalupe, the most important religious building in the country.

Day 3. Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum

Today, you’ll have an excursion to the canals of Xochimilco, which everyone recognizes for its Trajineras. They are big decorated boats that cruise the canals, taking passengers and Mariachi bands that cheer with their traditional music. Plenty of plants and flowers mark the edges of the channels. 

Later, you’ll go into the charming bohemian district of Coyoacan. This neighborhood is an area of Mexico City with art galleries, cobbled streets, artisan markets, and colorful houses. You’ll visit the Blue House and learn about the work and life of the distinguished Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  

The artist Frida Kahlo has put the Coyoacan on the map. While it is undoubtedly not the only reason to visit this district, a visit to the Blue House should be on your list while traveling to Mexico City. Frida lived most of her life at the Blue House, now open to visitors as the Frida Kahlo Museum. 

Today you’ll have one of the most colorful experiences as you visit the outstanding Blue House and contemplate the quaint historic center of Coyoacan, the colors of Xochimilco, which means “The Place of Flowers,” and the splendid architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. 

Day 4. Chapultepec Castle and Museum of Anthropology

During the penultimate day of our Mexico City itinerary, we’ll go to Chapultepec Park – more extensive than Central Park in New York. It’s home to museums, art galleries, a food market, and the castle in the Americas where they filmed Romeo and Juliet. 

After taking a walk in the park, we will stop at the National Museum of Anthropology, the best museum in Mexico City. This immense museum traces the history of human life going back millennia throughout the present country of Mexico and beyond. 

Independent exhibition areas, indoor gallery halls, and some wonderful outside exhibits exist. You’ll discover old civilizations and cultures by period and region.

The museum has the world’s most significant number of ancient Mexican art and displays about Mexico’s contemporary indigenous groups. Some of the essential highlights of the museum are:

  1. The Aztec calendar stone is perhaps the most acclaimed work of Aztec sculpture. 
  2. A recreation of the tomb of the ruler Pakal the Great. Archeologists discovered the grave of one of the city state’s longest and most essential rulers in Palenque, one of the most representative Mayan cities. It’s a remarkably stunning and untouched collection of Mayan carvings, artworks, and jewels. 
  3. The jade mask of the Zapotec Bat God. Archeologists discovered it while excavating a tomb in the archeological site of Monte Alban. 

Later, you’ll have the option to go through the large food market in the center of the park and try Mexican food such as tacos, tortas, quesadillas, mole, and many more.  

Afterward, we’ll go to Chapultepec Castle; it is a must for five days in Mexico City. This emblematic castle is where they filmed Romeo and Juliet, and they built it on a sacred hill in 1775 during the colony. And it is the only castle on the continent where royals lived. 

Day 5. Return home

Today is the last day of this trip. You’ll go to the airport to take your flight back home. Eat one more taco or quesadilla before your drive to the airport. 

map, expenses & price

Mexico City

Expenses included:
-All private transportation.
-Five nights of hotel accommodations.
-Tours and excursions as listed.
-All park entrance fees.
-Professional local guides.
-Daily breakfast and two lunches

Per person starting at $1,100

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Puebla

Puebla mixes rich history, architecture, art, and its traditional food. During this tour, you’ll appreciate the architecture of its colonial buildings, museums, and cathedral. The museums of Puebla prove the rich history of the state. In addition to the tourist highlights, Puebla is the place to get to know authentic Mexican culture. Explore ruins and their tunnels, visit museums, buy in the markets, and see the most peaceful sceneries in its Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns). It is one of the beloved stops for tourists because of the charm of its attractions and exclusive cuisine.

Alley of Los Sapos in Puebla.
Sunset in San Miguel de Allende.

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San Miguel Allende

The historical center of San Miguel Allende is a time machine of cobblestone streets interlined with precious colonial facades and stone porticos, all dominated by La Parroquia, a substantial pink neo-gothic church. They know San Miguel Allende for its old-fashioned charisma and world-class comforts, and the city gets a sophisticated feeling from its excellent restaurants and active nightlife. This city has large markets, artisans, and one of the most remarkable culinary displays in the country. San Miguel Allende may be the most delightful small city in Mexico.

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