All year
Calendario
4 Min / 16 Max
Personas
13 Days
Duración

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$1,660 usd / person

It may vary based on the season an numer of travelers.

Details

CDMX, Puebla, Veracruz, Tlaxcala, México

Highlights

  • You will visit one of the main convents routes, visit a cheese factory and a cider factory, Puebla is an important apple producer.
  • Visit the place where the first coffee plant arrived to America and a women’s
    cooperative that produces artisanal coffee.
  • Enjoy a bohemian night along with a delicious cold beer or a torito.
  • Can you imagine how the commerce was back in those days? You will discover the entrance door where all of the Spanish rulers and merchants who came to New Spain were registered.
  • Visit the archaeological site of Cantona, a fortified Pre-hispanic city that has not been completely discovered.

Description

A wonderful route that offers you the chance to discover the history of México’s conquest, to taste its delicious coffee and meet its producers, to discover its small but no less important archaeological sites and above all, marvel at the natural, gastronomic and cultural melting pot of this land where “the eagle flyes”.

PRECE PER PERSON FROM $1,660 USD

Sigle occupancy $2,170 USD
Double occupancy $1,860 USD
Triple occupancy $1,770 USD
Quadruple occupancy $1,660 USD

 

Travel itinerary

Mexico City

No meals plan included.

Arrival to Mexico City Airport. City night-time tour to “the city of the palaces”. Check-in at hotel.

NOTE: click on each day (icons from the left) to see te itinerary of each one of them. 

México City – Puebla

Meals plan: B/-/-

After breakfast we will leave for the first vice royal city in Mexico, where we will take part in an exciting craft workshop where you will paint your own Talavera piece of pottery (craft that revives our cultural syncretism). In the afternoon, we will take a cultural tour through the historic centre. Night off.

Puebla – Route of convents, artisanal cheese & cider factory – Córdoba, Veracruz

Meals plan: B/L/-

After breakfast we will visit the towns of Quecholac and Tecamachalco, very important spots in the history of the Mexican people’s evangelisation. Later, we will visit an artisanal cheese and cider factory, essential products in this region.

This day will offer us authentic experiences from the deepest Mexico. Transfer to Cordoba, a mountainous and very green region of this central area of Mexico.

Córdoba – Coffee community and plantation – Coffee tasting –  Special dinner – Córdoba

Meals plan: B/L/D

After breakfast, we will head to a coffee plantation, where it is said to have received the first coffee plant in Mexico. Later, we will visit a family-run coffee cooperative, composed of 80 women that make organic coffee in an artisanal way. In the evening we will enjoy an original and delicious coffee tasting experience, and afterwards, we will taste a nice regional dinner from a balcony with a lovely
view of the City Hall and the city’s square.

Córdoba – the mountainous village of Coscomatepec – Port of Veracruz

Meals plan: B/L/-

After breakfast, we will head towards the  picturesque town of Coscomatepec, to enjoy its wonderful landscapes and learn about its history. After lunch we will travel to the Port of Veracruz to explore its historical centre. It is here where Cortés’ strategy to conquer this land, starts.

In the evening we will enjoy the bohemian nightlife of the Portales, a classic spot where locals meet to enjoy a good beer or torito (artisanal liqueur of the region).

Port of Veracruz – San Juan de Ulua Fortress – Downtown of the Port of Veracruz

Meals plan: D/-/-

After breakfast, we will do a tour through the historical centre, visiting the entrance gate where all the Spanish Governors and Merchants that arrived in the New Spain; the Naval Museum and the Fortress of San Juan de Ulua. The cultural tour will end in the afternoon with a visit to the Huaca’s neighbourhood and a musical piece of son jarocho to understand, through music, the cultural merging of our three roots when building the current Mexico.

Port of Veracruz – Totonac archaeological sites – La Antigua – Coatepec

Meals plan: D/-/-

We will have breakfast at the hotel and check-out, in order to take our transportation to the archaeological site of Zempoala, where we will be welcomed with the sound of the sacred conch shell which represents the wind.

This will be an experiential visit to show our visitors the importance of this moment and help them imagine how Cortes found the Totonac settlement for the first time.

We will later visit the Totonac cemetery in Quiahuiztlan where we will participate in the offering of flowers and fruit to Mother Earth. For our lunch, we will go to La Antigua village, where Cortes settled for a while.

Transfer to the Magical Town of Coatepec to stay overnight.

Coatepec – Coffee museum – Fortress of San Carlos – Tepeyahualco

Meals plan: B/-/D

After breakfast we will visit the Coffee museum and a small coffee processing plant, where we will learn about the process that this bean goes through before it reaches our cup. Later, we will go to the Fortress of San Carlos, in Perote; important defense bastion in the New Spain. We will continue our route to enjoy the wonderful volcanic landscapes and reach Tepeyahualco.

Tepeyahualco – Archaeological site of Cantona – Sensory dining – Tlaxcala

Meals plan: D/-/C

After a delicious regional breakfast, we will leave to visit the archaeological site of Cantona; an important fortified city that had a high rate of urbanisation in pre-hispanic times. It was also located in a very strategic spot for trade between the Gulf Coast region and the centre of the country.

Afterwards, we will continue our route onto the state of Tlaxcala, a very important region in the history of Mexico’s conquest. We will go on a city tour through the city of Tlaxcala and we will enjoy a delicious sensory dining session accompanied by pulque, the ancestral drink made out of the maguey plant.

Tlaxcala – Ixtenco, Otomí village – México City

Meals plan: B/L/-

After breakfast, we will move to Ixtenco, the last surviving village of pre-Columbian Otomi roots (it is still alive in the twenty-first century). The inhabitants of this village jealously safe guard the great legacy of more than 17 varieties of pre-Hispanic corn seeds, as well as keeping alive the most exotic kind of corn in our country, named “Maíz Ajo” by them.

We will take our special transport, a lovely traditional cart, to go through the streets of this picturesque village to end up visiting the women weavers’ house-workshop, where the famous Otomí fabric “pepenado” is made with the traditional backstrap loom wrapped around the waist.

After enjoying a delicious regional meal we will take our transfer to Mexico City to rest.

The heart of Tenochtitlan – México City

Meals plan: B/-/-

After breakfast, we will start discovering in detail the old Great Tenochtitlan, where Cortes completed his conquest.

This day we will explore the heart of this city, visiting the Templo Mayor (main temple), the Cathedral, the Zocalo (city square) and some of the main palaces of the city; all of this accompanied by great stories and very interesting information provided by our professional Tour Guide, who holds a Master’s Degree in Mexico’s History.

México City – Xochimilco – Coyoacán – Mariachi – México City

Meals plan: B/L/D

After our breakfast, we will travel in colourful trajineras (boats) through the Xochimilco canals, in order to see clearly what cultivation methods were used by the Mexicas, with layers of soil over water (chinampas). Here, we will enjoy a very typical meal of this region. After that, we will visit the fabulous and bohemian
neighbourhood of Coyoacán.

Special farewell dinner and party in the best spot of the city to listen to Mariachi music, the Tenampa.

México City – Return home

Meals plan: B/-/-

After breakfast you can return home at the time you want it most.

Included

Accommodation for 12 nights, airport transfers, comfortable/safe internal transportation, food and beverages described on the itinerary (B= Breakfast / L= Lunch / D= Dinner), guides (french speaker option) through the complete circuit, tours and activities described on the itinerary, entries to the sites and taxes.

Not included

International flights, food and beverages not specified on the itinerary, tours and activities not described on the itinerary, personal expenses and optional tips.

Accommodation in 4 and 5 stars hotels.

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