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Mexico Holidays

Rich culture, colonial heritage and pre-Aztec pyramids

7 Night Itinerary from  £1,100

Aztec Tour

A wonderful combination in the south of Mexico: explore trendy Mexico City, with it's colonial heritage and colourful markets, and the magnificent pre-Aztec pyramids.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Experience the true Mexican national character in this three city tour
  • Explore huge pre-Aztec Pyramids at Teotihuacan
  • Discover cosmopolitan Mexico City and its large parks, perfect for strolling and cycling
  • Enjoy the colourful colonial town of Puebla, with views to nearby volcanoes
  • Be guided round the Zapotec archaeological site at Monte Alban
  • Get to know culturally rich Oaxaca and enjoy a range of fascinating excursions
  • Optional extension at a relaxing Pacific coast beach resort

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Stylish cuisine

Mexico City & Teotihuacan Ruins - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Arrive in Mexico City

Days 2-3 - Visit the huge pre-Aztec pyramids

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Thursday, 25 April 2024

Arrive in Mexico City

Arriving in Mexico City on Friday allows you to visit the city at the weekends, when it is quieter and there are more cultural activities and markets. On arrival (international flights are not included), you will will be met by our guide and taken to your chosen hotel for a 3 night stay.


Friday, 26 April 2024

Visit the huge pre-Aztec pyramids 

Staying until Monday, opt to visit the huge pre-Aztec pyramids at Teotihuacan and the Saturday market. You may also chose to join local people and families for a walk in Chapultepec park or cycle on Avenida Reforma, which is closed to traffic on Sunday mornings. Then perhaps take a long lunch and in the afternoon have tea and cakes, watching the world go by in Coyacan. There are excellent restaurants with superb fusion cuisine and the hotel spa to enjoy. You can stay longer in Mexico City and perhaps travel out of town to visit Cuernavaca.

Veloso Tours has a range of half and full day excursions in Mexico City that are pre-bookable. Please ask your tour expert for full details.


Saturday, 27 April 2024

At leisure

Veloso Tours has a range of half and full day excursions in Mexico City that are pre-bookable. Please ask your tour expert for full details.

Ancient buildings, Mexico

Puebla - 1 Night

Day 4 - Puebla

 

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Sunday, 28 April 2024

Puebla

Today we transfer to the coach station from where we drive to colourful Puebla, with great views of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. On arrival, visit the colonial era centre, with beautiful examples of Baroque architecture, a stunning cathedral, the vibrant El Parian market and charming Los Sapos. Overnight in your chosen hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Oaxaca

Oaxaca & Giant Tree - 3 Nights

Day 5 - Oaxaca's colonial heritage

Day 6 - See Tule's giant tree

Day 7 - Excursion to the artisan town of Arrazola

Day 8 - Stay at a beach resort on the Pacific coast

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Monday, 29 April 2024

Oaxaca's colonial heritage 

Drive to Oaxaca, admiring the dramatic landscapes of the Sierra Madre on the way. Here we stay for 3-nights on a bed and breakfast basis, with two full days to explore. We visit Oaxaca and discover its rich indigenous and colonial heritage including the Zapotec archaeological site at Monte Alban, featuring pyramids, the tomb of kings, an ancient ball game court and a star observatory.


Tuesday, 30 April 2024

See Tule's giant tree

Today enjoy an included full day tour of the surrounding area. We visit Tule's giant tree, over 1,000 years old and whose branches embrace and cover a small church. We then head to Teotitlan, known for a long tradition of weaving cloth in colourful, intricate patters. The next stop is the archeological site at Mitla, which has superb stone relief patterns on the temple facades. We finish a full day at a Mexican liquor distillery, where you may wish to try some tequila.


Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Excursion to the artisan town of Arrazola

Today we have an excursion to the artisan town of Arrazola to see the colourful Alebrijes papier-mache figures and the black clay pottery of Coyotepetec. Later we will visit the little known ancient tombs at Zaachila and the impressive fortress-like monastery at Cuilapan.

 


Thursday, 02 May 2024

Return to Mexico City or stay at a Pacific Coast beach resort

Transfer to Oaxaca airport for your flight back to Mexico City (not included). You may also take a short flight to extend your stay at a beach resort on the Pacific coast at Huatulco, Puerto Escondido or Puerto Angel.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season
Travel Dates Year round
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,100 £2,022 £2,209

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions
  • The price excludes flights 

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