Day 1. Sunday October 25th – Mexico City
14:00 – From CEM you will head to the Zócalo, also the center of the Aztec world, Tenochtitlan. We´ll also visit the metropolitan cathedral. The largest Cathedral in the Americas, it was constructed over the Aztec temple, the Templo Mayor, as a sign that the Spanish were now in power. You will then take a look at the Templo Mayor, the archeological site situated alongside the cathedral. Continue to the National Palace that houses the murals of Diego Rivera painted between 1929 and 1951. They tell the story of Mexico from pre-Hispanic times, to the arrival and conquest by the Spanish and then the Mexican revolution completed in 1934 by Mexican architect Federico Mariscal. You will wander along Avenida Francisco Madero until you reach the Fine Arts Teather (panoramic view). Lunch box included
19:00 – Transfer to hotel.
Day 2. Monday October 26th – Teotihuacan – Basilica of Guadalupe
09:00 – you will head on the 50km journey (1 hour) to Teotihuacán, which in Nahuatl means ‘the birthplace of the gods’. Thought to have been established in 100 BCE and inhabited by other peoples before the Aztecs, Teotihuacán is considered one of the most important Mesoamerican sites in the Americas. The site is very large, covering 83 square kilometers, and contains both a ceremonial center and residential areas.
You will have a chance to climb the 65m tall Pyramid of the Sun and/or the 43m high Pyramid of the Moon and look out across the city and valley of Teotihuacán. Learning all about the cosmology and religion of the Aztecs, you will explore the temple of the Feathered Serpent that honors their main God, Quetzalcoatl, with its bold depictions of the god. Lunch included
Returning towards the city, you will visit the Shrine of Guadalupe (40 mins, 42km). Many Catholics refer to the Virgin of Guadalupe as the mother of Mexico. Having appeared to the Aztec peasant Juan Diego, when he asked for proof of the ‘Spanish’ religion, she has become the icon of Mexican Catholicism. The cloak on which her vision is said to have emerged in front of Juan Diego’s eyes on December 12, 1531, still hangs in the shrine in Mexico City, built upon the hill where she first appeared.
17:00 -Transfer to hotel.
Day 3. Tuesday October 27th – UNAM – Coyoacan – Xochimilco
09:00 –We´ll star our day going towards Xochimilco, meaning ‘Place of the Flowers’ in Nahuatl, Xochimilco is famous for its canals. These canals made up part of vast man-made waterways surrounding the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs built fertile riverbeds called chinampas, using wattle, mud and river sediment, on which they were able to grow many of their staple crops. You will explore the canals on a colorful boat called a trajinera (one hour). During our boat ride we´ll try some Mexican food. Lunch included
Next you will head to continuing on to Coyoacán, an area of the city that also feels like a small pueblo. And where is located Frida Kahlo’s Blue House. The house where Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born and later died, is now a museum dedicated to her life.
17:00 -Transfer to hotel.
Day 4. Wednesday October 28 th – Mexico City Airport
Transfer from the hotel to Mexico City International Airport.
End of our services.
Net price per person – USD:
|Sprinter -16 pax * DOUBLE||Sprinter -16 pax* SINGLE|
|CDMX||$ 465.00 USD||$ 610.00 USD|
- 3 nights in four star category hotel, breakfast included.
- Private transportation
- Fee entrances
- Certified Spanish/English Guide
- Tour leader (just for the bus)
– Beverages and meals not specified
– Personal expenses
Mexico City – Hotel Geneve or similar
*Minimum of passengers required