Colonial Treasures and the Secrets of the Tequila

7 Days /6 Nights

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Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 6 nights’ accommodation; 6 breakfasts; 3 lunches;  4 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
  • Plaza de la Constitución (The Constitution Plaza)
  • Frida Kahlo Museum aka 'La Casa Azul' (The blue house)
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Atotonilco (Sanctuary of the 18th Century)
  • Pipila Monument
  • "La Perla de Occidente" (The Pearl of Occident)
  • Degollado Theater
  • Government Palace
  • The Rotunda of Illustrious Men
  • Panoramic view of the Hospicio Cabañas
  • La Rojeña Tequila Distillery

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1:
  • Arrival to Mexico City and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2:
  • Mexico City tour where you will visit: the Plaza de la Constitución known as the Zócalo, surrounded by beautiful baroque buildings including the Cathedral (the largest religious monument in the country built above the largest Aztec temple) and the National Palace headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic where you can admire the murals of Diego de Rivera.
  • Visit the Templo Mayor, the great temple of the capital of the Aztecs recently discovered. Continue towards the south of the City, on the way we will visit the Bazar de San Ángel (only on Saturdays), one of the most colorful in the City.
  • Transfer to Coyoacán, enjoy lunch then visit the Frida Kahlo Museum better known as "La Casa Azul (The blue house)", the place where the painter was born and died. In it you will find personal objects that reveal the intimate universe of the Latin American artist, as well as some important works, such as Viva la vida (1954), Frida y la cesárea (1931) and Retrato de mi padre Wilhem Kahlo (1952), among others.
Day 3:
  • In the morning, departure by road to Querétaro which is located at 211 kms away from Mexico City. Queretaro is the capital of the state of the same name and a very important historical city during the fight for the Mexican independence.
  • Visit of the city and continue to San Miguel de Allende that is located an hour away from Queretaro, place of favorite residence of artists and intellectuals and famous for its buildings that go from Baroque to Neo-Gothic, among which you will admire how the impressive parish of San Miguel Arcángel stands out.
Day 4:
  • In the morning departure to Atotonilco where we will visit the majestic Sanctuary of the 18th century dedicated to Jesus Nazareno. In 2008 Unesco included it in the list of World Heritage Sites for its architecture and decoration that testifies the influence of the doctrine of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The church is composed of a main nave, seven annexed chapels, sacristy and six dressing rooms. The chapels are decorated with paintings by Juan Rodríguez Juárez.
  • Continue to Guanajuato to visit this beautiful colonial city, starting with a panoramic view of the Pipila monument and then continue to the center to see the Juarez Theater, the Basilica, the University, as well as it’s picturesque and narrow colonial and underground streets and the famous Callejón del Beso.
Day 5:
  • In the morning, departure to the city of Guadalajara, also called for its beauty "La Perla de Occidente" (The Pearl of Occident) located 3.5 hours away from Guanajuato.
  • Visit the Tlaquepaque district famous for manufacturing the finest crafts of the State.
  • Later, visit the City Center including: the Degollado Theater, Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Rotunda of illustrious men and a panoramic view of the Hospicio Cabañas. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 6:
  • Departure to the region of Tequila, name of the old and well-known Mexican drink. In the town of Tequila, we will visit a distillery; "La Rojeña", where you can see the process of the Tequila preparation including a tasting.
  • In the afternoon, transfer to hotel where you can live the experience of sleeping in rooms located in fields of Agave, a millenary plant that in pre-Hispanic times was even more important than corn. With the arrival of the Spaniards they described the agave plant as "The Tree of Wonders" for its riches that contributed to the livelihood of the people, from which Tequila is now extracted. The landscape of agave crops was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site since 2006.
Day 7:
  • Transfer to airport and depart for home.

Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.

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