Silver Tour 10 Days
Arrive into Mexico City airport and transfer to your hotel of choice. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure
Get orientated early, so you can get more out of your vacation! You will be advised of your pick up time from your hotel and your 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 full day tour takes you to Puebla, a colonial city east of Mexico City. This is the meeting point of the Eastern Sierra and the Central Highlands making it possible to see the peaks of the highest volcanoes in Mexico; the Popocatepeti (The Smoking Mountain) and the Ixtaccihuati (The Sleeping Women). Puebla is popular for its delicate cuisine, beautiful arts and crafts, ceramics, including the world famous “Talavera” patterned pottery and its 365 church domes; one for every day of the year. Churches built during the colonial period over ancient Mesoamerican ceremonial centres to stop Indians worshiping their gods. Visit the main square, the magnificent Cathedral, main avenues and monuments. You then continue on to Cholula Ruins and explore the biggest pyramid in old Mesoamerica through its narrow tunnels. The pyramid is underground and the splendid Virgin de los Remedios Church is built on top. Return to your hotel and enjoy an evening at your leisure.
After checking out 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. Late in the afternoon check into the Posada de la Mission hotel. Rest of the evening is at your leisure to explore the local area. Dinner at your hotel is included.
After breakfast you will have plenty of time to explore and shop for those last minute souvenirs before your mid afternoon transfer to Acapulco. On arrival check into your hotel and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. Breakfast is included.
Today is yours to enjoy the beach, rest and relax or explore the local area at your own pace before your evening transfer to the traditional Cliff Divers show at La Perla restaurant. This is one of Mexico’s featured attractions since 1940. The divers plunge from cliffs 42m above the Pacific, landing in an inlet with a depth of less than 3 m. The evening show is performed with divers carrying torches, which creates an unforgettable experience. Your tour includes dinner, entrance fees and return transport. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.
For the next two days you will have plenty of free time to enjoy the beach, shopping, bars, restaurants and nightclubs that Acapulco is so well known. You may even prefer to participate in some of the other optional activities on offer.
Depending on your flight time, you may have the chance for some last minute shopping before your transfer to Acapulco airport for your departing flight.