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The Beauty Of Mexico City´s Sorrounding States

 
  The areas encircling Mexico City hold a fascinating variety of sites filled with color, flavors, cultural heritage, history, diverse climates and traditions. Start off with Mexico State by visiting Teotihuacan, bringing you back to the pre-hispanic period. Imagine the inhabitants of this ancient city building the impressive Sun and Moon Pyramids, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Temple of the Quetzal Butterfly, the Temple of the Feathered Conches and the Palace of the Jaguars. Continue the journey at Acolman, one of Mexico's "Magical Towns" founded in the 13th century. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Saint Augustine Temple, the Castle Dam and the old haciendas. Before you leave, make sure to try a few delicious "mixtotes" (meat in adobo sauce wrapped in a maguey leaf, then cooked in a hole dug into the ground), wild turkey in mole sauce, and for dessert some traditional fruits in syrup.

Along the route, you'll come to Valle de Bravo, a charming town surrounded by woods and mountains, where the white color of the houses contrasts with the red tile rooftops. The lake is ideal for enjoying water sports and boating excursions. To get to know the modern day local culture, nothing's better than Toluca, the capital of the State of Mexico and the city with the second highest number of museums in the country. Continuing on with the rich flavors of Mexico, make your way to the city of Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo. This city is also known as "La Bella Airosa" ("The Graceful Beauty"). Founded in 1498, this city holds beautiful monuments, historic buildings and museums. In order to truly experience the fresh air of the state of Hidalgo, nothing's better than the town of Huasca de Ocampo, with its cobblestone streets, old haciendas and impressive basaltic prisms, whose columns appear to have been carved by hand. For a mining experience it is recommended to visit Real del Monte, famous for its old mines (some still operating), alleyways and small squares, along with its rich cuisine. Make sure to try the traditional "pastes" (a flour empanada with sweet or salty fillings), lamb barbeque and miners' enchiladas, all accompanied by delicious "pulque" (agave cactus juice).

As you approach the state of Morelos, stop by Cuernavaca, popularly known as "The City of Eternal Spring", with an average temperature of 88°F. Here, the brilliant colors of the bugambilias mix with the green tones of the willows, fir trees and jacarandas. This gorgeous city was originally founded by the Aztecs, and today it's filled with beautiful cathedrals, chapels, museums and gardens. To end this tour on a high note, nothing beats the state of Guerrero. Fall in love with the beautiful silver pieces made in Taxco by the skilled hands of Mexican artisans. This traditional city is one of the oldest in Mexico and has many interesting museums, churches and ex convents.

After that experience the beach of the Mexicans, Acapulco. This amazing bay offers an endless number of beach activities for every visitor. Enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife, warm climate, seaside cliffs, romantic sunsets, rich cuisine and abundant vegetation. There's so much to visit and tour, but the most important part are the local Mexicans, who pour their heart and soul into forming these historically rich regions and cultural traditions. Get to know the real Mexico, and return home with a smile and a desire to return to these warm, magical lands.
 
     
 

Itinerary

 
  Day 1, MEXICO CITY
- Arrival.
- Meet and Greeting.
- Accommodation at Hotel 4**** in B & B.
- OPTIONAL dinner.

Day 2, MEXICO CITY
- 09:00, Full Tour of Mexico City with visit to the National Museum of Anthropology. A journey to the past along Historical District of Mexico City and enjoy visiting Mexico’s center of the political and religious powers; the pre-hispanic Tenochitlan’s, “Templo Mayor” with twin altars dedicated to Tlaloc and Huitzilopchtli, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which took nearly 300 years to be built, and its “Cristo Negro”, the “Altar of the Kings” and a few steps further on the Diego Rivera’s frescoes at the Museo de Bellas Artes.)
Enjoy visiting the historical centre of one of the largest Metropolis in the World, former “Ciudad de los Palacios”. Drive along the 9 mile long former “Empress Way” (Paseo de la Reforma), built by orders of Maximilian of Habsburg, the statue of Diana the Hunter, the Monument to the Independence, so called “The Angel”, the monuments to Columbus and to Cuauhtemoc, the “Caballito”, the monument to the Revolution, the Fine Arts Palace (Bellas Artes), the Latin American Tower and the “Casa de los Azulejos” (Tiles House).
- OPTIONAL luncheon.
- After luncheon continuation of the City Tour.
- FREE evening.
- OPTIONAL dinner.
Accommodation at the Hotel 4**** in B & B.

Day 3, MEXICO CITY - TEOTIHUACAN - MEXICO CITY
- After breakfast we will take you to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan to visit the legendary pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. You will participate in an obsidian workshop of how the traditional obsidian handicrafts are produced. Next you will be taken to the former Agustinian Convent of Saint Augustine Acolman built in 16th Century. After that, we will show you the Basilica of Guadalupe, the most important Catholic shrine in America. Each year about 20 million pilgrims visit this site.
- Back to the Hotel.
- FREE evening.
- OPTIONAL dinner.
- Accommodation at the Hotel 4**** in B & B.

Day 4, MEXICO CITY - MALINALCO / XOCHICALCO
- An early morning departure takes participants to the charming village of Malinalco located in the South of the State of Mexico. After a yoga class you will visit the pyramid "House of the Eagles and Jaguars," carved into the mountainside, like the ancient city of Petra.
- OPTIONAL luncheon.
- After lunch, we drive to the State of Morelos to visit Xochicalco, a stunning archeological site that was once the meeting place for high priests from all Mesoamerican cultures where they studied astrology and made calendar adjustments.
- Optional Sound and Light show that takes place at the archaeological site.
- Accommodation at a 4**** Hotel in B & B.
- Optional Dinner.

Day 5, XOCHICALCO - CUERNAVACA
- A half hour drive will take our visitors to the Historical Center of Cuernavaca, a beautiful colonial center where you will visit the Cortes’ Palace, the former Franciscan 16th Century Convent which today serves as Cuernavaca’s Cathedral, and Robert Brady's museum, which used to be the house of this eccentric art collector. It is a very unique place in the world, and can be compared with Tim Thompson’s house in Bangkok and Pablo Neruda’s in Santiago, Chile.
- FREE evening.
- Accommodation at Hotel 4**** in B & B.
- OPTIONAL dinner.

Day 6, CUERNAVACA - TAXCO - ACAPULCO
- Early breakfast and drive to Taxco where you can visit the Santa Prisca Church, considered one of the finest examples of the Mexican baroque style thanks to its beauty and ornamentation. Also you can visit the various silver workshops where you can buy silver jewelry at very good prices.
- Optional luncheon.
- Leaving for beautiful Acapulco.
- FREE evening.
- OPTIONAL dinner.
- Accommodation at Hotel 4**** in B & B.

Day 7, ACAPULCO
- Breakfast and morning at leisure.
- Transfers to Acapulco’s airport so you can take your flight to Mexico City to return home.
- END OF SERVICES.
 
     
     
 
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