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OAXACA, PUEBLA, AND MEXICO CITY.

CULTURE EVERYWHERE.

A tour by plane - 8 days - March 11th, 2023

THIS TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers McAllen – Reynosa’s airport – McAllen

  • Airfare Reynosa – Mexico City – Reynosa

  • Complimentary bottled water available on a ground transportation vehicle

  • 7 breakfasts 

  • Air conditioned chartered motorcoach or minibus

  • All hotel nights

  • Admission to archaeological site of Teotihuacan, boat ride in Xochimilco.

  • Certified bilingual tour guide.

Full itinerary below. 

Price $1,150 p/p

Itinerary

DAY 1
What a tour you are about to experience! Today we’ll travel south! once we are transferred to Reynosa´s airport, it will be a 90-minute flight to Mexico City! As
soon as we gather our luggage, our coach will be taking us to Puebla City! flight departure, traffic, and weather conditions permitting, we will be arriving in time to
have a walking tour and get acquainted with the downtown area! You won´t believe the colonial architecture built in this area! 
Overnight in Puebla City


DAY 2
Good morning! After breakfast, we will be walking through some of the historic district in this city, founded in 1531. We will be able to see the cathedral, the
zocalo, 5 de Mayo Street, Santo Domingo Temple, and the chapel of the Holy Rosary! Then we go to Calle de los Dulces to get a taste of the famous candies
made in Puebla, as well as mole and Talavera tile and pottery!
After lunch, we will be going our way to Oaxaca City, famous for its greenish sandstone architecture! arrival is estimated around 7 PM!
Breakfast included
Overnight in Oaxaca City


DAY 3
Today we will go to visit the Regional Museum of Oaxacan Cultures, housed at the ex-convent of Saint Dominic, a historic building which construction began in 1575. Here you can admire the treasures of tomb 7, excavated by Mexican archaeologist Alfonso Caso. After lunch, there will be a chance to visit the local markets for us to discover the local produce and delicacies, including cooked grasshoppers, in different sizes! Be amazed by tlayudas and get to buy your
own, or how about sipping on traditional chocolate? Then, the rest of the afternoon is for you to enjoy at leisure! Maybe you would like to take a stroll on the main square? Another option is to visit the centrally located museum dedicated to the artistic painters of Oaxaca, very close to the cathedral!
Breakfast included
Overnight in Oaxaca City


DAY 4
After our included breakfast, we will be going our way to a site enlisted by UNESCO as World Heritage: Monte Alban. This place became an important center for
architecture, commerce, and the flow of religious ideas in Middle America. Later we will be going to a town where everything is woven by means of using
traditional weaving looms, in different sizes: Santo Tomas Jalieza. Then, we will make a special stop in San Martin Tilcajete, home of the fantastic Alebrijes: incredible sculptures carved out of wood, painted by hand in the most imaginative fashion!
One more stop in the town of San Bartolo Coyotepec, will get you acquainted with the amazing technique to produce Black Clay Pottery, a very typical handcraft known only to this region of the world! After dinner, if you feel like having a great lesson on mezcal, do not hesitate and head to “La Mezcaloteca” (right behind Saint Dominic’s temple), and learn about the many different types of mezcal they serve here.
Breakfast included
Overnight in Oaxaca City


DAY 5
Have you heard of mezcal? It´s a very famous drink obtained from a particular kind of agave plant. Today we will be going to visit one of the distilleries where they make this traditional dink! 
We will visit the archaeological site of Mitla, with its very intricate geometric designs and incredible architecture where rocks of many tons in weight were used!
The town of Teotitlan del Valle is located close by and every family here is dedicated to the production of Loom-woven rugs made from wool!
One more stop will be provided in the town of Santa Maria del Tule, where one the most famous specimens of Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma cypress)
exists: 2,000-year-old and counting! Tonight, a very recommended activity, but optional, is having dinner at the restaurant “El Negrito”, where they present a
show depicting some of the dances seen at the Guelaguetza festival. But if you are more interested in the Oaxacan gastronomy, without any doubt, you should
go to “Los Danzantes” restaurant.
Breakfast included
Overnight in Oaxaca City

DAY 6
Time to start heading to the Capital City of the Mexican Republic: Ciudad de Mexico. The road will be lined up with spectacular views of different cacti, pine
trees, and rugged terrain. After lunch, we will continue our way to Mexico City and we will drive one of the main avenues in this city: Paseo de la Reforma. Your
guide will point out and tell you about the outstanding buildings around and there will be a stop for those of us wishing to take a picture of the famous “Angel de
la Independencia”.
Breakfast included
Overnight in Mexico City


DAY 7
This morning we are off to visit the historic district to admire the Presidential Palace and its fine mural paintings by Diego Rivera. Also, we will take a peek on the ruins of the Templo Mayor (Main Temple of the Aztec culture), the zocalo or main square as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral. Afterwards, we will go to visit one of the most important archaeological sites of Mexico: Teotihuacan, the city where the Gods created the sun and the moon, built in 100 B.C. A visit to the
museum is a must and there will be time to climb the pyramid to the sun!
Breakfast included
Overnight in Mexico City


DAY 8
We start our way back to Rio Grande Valley. Our shuttle will be waiting for us at the airport in Reynosa and soon we'll be home, letting all our friends know about
the wonderful memories we just collected on this tour!



NOT INCLUDED: admissions to attractions, museums, or archaeological sites (other than the ones clearly described as included in the above paragraph), tips
to waiters at any meal. Gratuities to the tour guide are not included. We strongly recommend setting aside a minimum of $8-10 dollars per person, per day, for
your tour guide. Gratuities to bus driver are not included either.


NOTE: The cost of the Mexican Immigration Permit to travel into Mexico (charged by Mexican authorities and obtainable at the Mexican air or land ports of
entry), beyond the 20-mile allowed distance, is about $35 USD, and it is not included in the tour price!

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