Once known as the City of Palaces and straddled by the twin volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, Mexico City is one of the world`s greatest cities. Visit it`s historic centre and discover its ancient heritage before visiting two of the world`s most impressive archaeological sites - firstly Teotihuacan with its pyramids, the Avenue of the Dead and a hotly disputed ancestry. Secondly take in El Topozteco, a monument to the Aztec God of pulque, an ancient alcoholic drink made from agave and still consumed today. Finally stop in Tepoztlán to sample some of its famous ice-cream.
- Marvel at the vast sprawl of Teotihuacan
- Stroll the beautiful historic centre of Mexico City
- Drink a glass of pulque at El Topezteco
- Sample the famous ice-cream of Teopoztlán.
Day 1: Arrive into Mexico City where you will be met by our representative and brought to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight in hotel. Meal plan: N/A.
Day 2: Visit of the UNESCO-listed historic centre of Mexico City including the Plaza de la Constitución (El Zócalo), Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and the Templo Mayor. Optional visits to the anthropological Museum and the Frida Kahlo Museum. Overnight in hotel. Meal plan: B.
Day 3: Visit of the famous archaeological site of Teotihuacan (a.k.a. "The City of the Gods"). According to legend this is where the gods gathered to plan the creation of man. Teotihuacan was the largest Pre-Columbian city in the Americas, reaching a total population of 150,000 at its height and is the site of some of the largest ancient pyramids in the world, such as the Temple of the Sun. Drive back to the City. Afternoon free in the city. Why not visit the famous Basilica de Guadaloupe or the canals and gardens of Xochimilco? Meal plan: B.
Day 4: Drive south to the "Pueblo Mágico" of Tepoztlan. Visit of this pretty town famous for its spas, meditation, alternative medicine and its traditional city centre. Hike about one hour to the small archaeological site of El Tepozteco, a monument to the Aztec God of pulque, an ancient alcoholic drink made from agave and still consumed today. Stop for a traditional lunch at a local fonda (restaurant) before driving back to Mexico City. Rest of the afternoon free. Meal plan: B, L.
Day 5: After breakfast you will be dropped to the airport or bus station as required. Meal plan: B.
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