Mexico- the Land Of Tequila Tour 10 days
Arrival into Mexico City and transfer to your hotel.
Mexico City tour includes a visit to the Museum of Anthropology, one of the finest archaeology museums in the world. This tour will also take you to the Chapultepec Park, the main avenues, residential areas and monuments. You will enjoy the many attractions of the Main Square (Zocalo), such as the cathedral, the National Palace with Diego Rivera’s amazing murals and numerous shops and restaurants. Return to your hotel and the rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.
Today your cultural experience continues on to the Teotihuacán Pyramids and the Guadalupe Shrine. The tour also includes a visit to the Three Cultures Plaza, an interesting site that features 3 architectural samples of three different historical times in Mexico; the archaeological ruins of Tlatelolco Ceremonial Centre, a church built by the Spaniards in the 16th century and the impressive Foreign Affairs Ministry Building. Continue to the Guadalupe Shrine, this is one of the most sacred places for Mexicans and Latin Americans, where the Guadalupe Virgin is visited by some 10 million people a year. You will then continue on to Teotihuacán, Mexico’s largest fully excavated archaeological site with some of its highest pyramids; the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. This ceremonial centre is an important Aztec religious site, where they worshipped their gods with rituals and human sacrifices. Return to your hotel and the rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.
Today your tour heads south of Mexico City to Cuernavaca, a fine colonial city considered the City of Eternal Spring, because of its wonderful sunny days and warm weather all year round. Then we continue on to Taxco, the silver capital of the world.
Enjoy a full day browsing the winding cobblestone streets for artifacts of silver, gold, brass and copper in the artisans’ workshops. A guided visit to the Santa Prisca Church is included, one of the richest and best examples of the Mexican ‘churriguresque’ architecture style of the 16th century. Return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at your leisure.
Day at leisure.
Departure to Mexico City airport. Flight to Guadalajara (no included). Transfer from airport to hotel.
Venture deep into the scenic countryside of Jalisco, Mexico’s renowned tequila-producing region, and tour one of the most famous tequila distilleries in the world. Pass through mile after mile of agave fields on agave fields. Then explore the town with your expert local guide and tour a distillery as you learn about the fermentation process and enjoy a taste of Mexico’s most famous tipple.
Then visit a working distillery, where you will be able to observe the fascinating process for the production of this exquisite tipple. And once the visit is over you will be invited to Tequila tasting where you will learn how to tell the difference between the different blends of tequila: blanco, reposado and añejo.
Come with us and enjoy a spectacular day out, discover Mexico’s largest lake and explore colourful lakeside villages famous for their textiles and hot springs.
After picking you up from your hotel we will ahead for Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, situated on the border of the States of Jalisco and Michoacan, home to several species of migratory birds and thousands of indigenous plants and animals. Lake Chapala is famous worldwide because of its magnificent climate and its lovely scenery. When you see the beautiful bougainvilleas in bloom all year round and the great views, you will understand why thousands of expatriate artists and retirees from the USA and Canada have decided to make the area their permanent home.
We will also visit the villages of Chapala and Ajijic, famous for their production of colourful textiles. You have the option of having lunch in one of the best restaurants in Ajijic. Then we will continue to the picturesque lakeside villages of Chula Vista and San Juan Cosala, famous for their hot springs. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore these typical Mexican villages as you admire the beauty of Lake Chapala.
This four hour tour is really special not only if you’re interested in Mexican arts and crafts but also as a way to get a closer look at the culture of this fascinating country through its markets. You’ll be entranced by the vibrant colours, exotic aromas and flavours and the sheer vivacity of the local people as we visit a wide variety of markets in and around the city of Guadalajara.
After you are picked up from your hotel our first stop will be the village of Tonala where you can admire the local artisans as they craft their wares in their workshops. You’ll have time to explore the giant street market covering several of the main streets, with numerous vendors of ceramics, pottery glass objects and all kinds of hand crafted items and souvenirs. We’ll also visit the famous Ken Edwards store and gallery where you can buy some great ceramics.
Then we’ll continue to the Corona Market, with its beautiful and colourful displays of flowers, proudly arranged by the stallholders. There will also be time for a walk around the food section where your guide will tell you all about the many different ingredients and flavours that make up Mexican cuisine.
Departure to the airport for your flight home.