PLACE OF TEQUILA, MARIACHIS AND CHARRIADA.
1st day: Arrival to Mexico City
2nd day: Mexico City Tour – Pyramids Teotihuacan – Anthropology Museum
3rd day: Xochimilco – Frida Kahlo Museum – Trotsky Museum
4th day: Mexico – 220 Km – Querétaro – 190 km – Morelia
5th day: Morelia City Tour – 290 km – Guadalajara
6th day: Guadalajara – Tlaquepaque – 70 km -Tequila – 275 km – Puerto Vallarta
1st day: Arrival to Mexico city, transfer to the hotel (30–40 min), check-in.
2nd day: Mexico City tour – Anthropological Museum – Teotihuacan Pyramids (10 hours)
Discover for yourself this impressive megapolis built on a fantastic anthropological symbiosis of cultures: Indian, Ladino, Creole and European, the cultural and architectural center of the most intriguing country of the American continent, the city of heated passions, bright colors and hot flavors.
You will see: the Main Square in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City – Zócalo, the ruins of Tenochtitlan – the ancient city of Aztecs, the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace famous for its frescoes by legendary Diego Rivera.
National Museum of Anthropology is the biggest museum in the Latin America showing all the historical retrospective of the splendid Indian past of Mesoamerica. The Teotihuacan Pyramids (80 km outside Mexico city) and the Path of the Dead walked by hundreds of Indians for better or worse many centuries ago. The atmosphere of mysticism and anxiety unveils this gigantic ancient city, until this day the story of its rise and fall remains a secret. For 8 centuries Teotihuacan was a religious, political and economic capital of Mesoamerica. You will see: Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacan and others.
Return to the hotel.
3rd day: Xochimilco – House–Museum of Frida Kahlo – House–Museum of Leon Trotsky
Xochimilco is a very scenic area in the south of modern Mexico City, where you can still see the floating islands – chinampas – made by Aztecs and preserved since ancient days. Here you can enjoy canal boating in the old canals, typical Mexican food and the sounds of the traditional Mexican tunes played by Mariachi and Marimba musicians.
Frida Kahlo – the most famous Mexican female artist of an extraordinary, vivid and at the same time very contradictory personality. Frida`s art work full of pain and personal tragedy belongs to the world heritage of the fine arts. Her house-museum used to be a cultural center of its time that was visited by many creative people. Frida`s life, her marriage to Diego Rivera, personal items and collections – the whole exposition of the museum is filled with presence of this genius artist that was born and died here in this house.
House-Museum of Trotsky. Mexico opened its doors to Leon Trotsky and Natalia Sedova in January 1937. Diego Rivera secured approval for Trotsky`s arrival from Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas. In this house where Trotsky spent the last 2 years of his life you can see personal items of the legendary revolutionary, his letters and last works. He and his wife Natalia Sedova were buried here.
Return to the hotel.
4th day: Mexico – Queretaro – Morelia
Departure from Mexico to Queretaro. Queretaro sightseeing tour. UNESCO protected city of Queretaro is directly associated with the history of the Mexican Independence. It survived wars, epidemics and occupations, witnessed the triumph of the declaration of independence, two of the national constitutions were signed here. Today this city that used to be a cradle of the war for independence is a modern center of culture and arts. Arrival in Morelia, check-in at the hotel.
5th day: Morelia – Guadalajara
One of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, Morelia is a municipality located in the state of Michoacán known for its splendid colonial architecture and main role in the battle for independence. Birthplace of such national heroes as José María Morelos, Agustín de Iturbide, few of the Mexican presidents, famous poets and composers. In 1991, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Transfer to Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Check in at the hotel.
6th day: Guadalajara – Tlaquepaque – Tequila – Puerto Vallarta
The Mexican state of Jalisco with its capital in the city of Guadalajara being the birthplace of Mexican Tequila, Mariachis and Charros is rightfully considered as the heart of Mexico. Guadalajara is the city-symbol of Mexico that offers the best of Mexican music, national cuisine and traditions. It`s known as the most musical city of Mexico and Mariachi bands are an integral part of its life.
Jalisco is the home of tequila and you will visit one of the main tequila factories «Casa Herradura», an old hacienda that kept its traditions since Pre-Hispanic times. You will hear the story of this legendary beverage and find out about field cultivation of the blue agave. You will walk the cozy little streets of the Tequila town, the name of which decided the fate of these lands.
Transfer to the Pacific Coast and arrival in Puerto Vallarta. Check in at the hotel, rest.