Mexico City is vibrant, noisy, polluted but is a wonderful destination for a city break. Stand in Zocalo, the historic centre of Mexico City and take in the grandeur of the Metropolitan Cathedral and watch the enormous Mexican flag fly in the centre of the plaza.
You will visit Coyoacan, a former colonial village to the south of Mexico City which has narrow colonial streets, plazas, cafes and a lively bohemian atmosphere. Visit the home of famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her work has often been described as surrealist. Her home is a treasure trove of paintings and artifacts of hers and her husband, the famous muralist Diego Riviera.
Watch a colourful performance of Mexican Folkloric Ballet and navigate to canalas around the floating gardens of Xochimilco. Visit the pyramids dedicated to the sun and moon at the Teotihuacan archaeological site and tour the museum and explore the city's fascinating history.
Get in touch with our Latin America team to discuss how this tour can combine with other trips to make a complete holiday with flights - 020 7666 1260.
On this trip you will visit:
Mexico City, one of the world’s largest metropolises is also the oldest urban centre in the Western Hemisphere. You will stay for 4 nights at Hotel Las Alcobas (Boutique option) situated in the Northern side of the Mexico City in the Polanco district or at the Hotel Four Seasons (deluxe option).
You will start the day with a visit to Coyoacan, a former colonial village, in the south of the city. You can enjoy the bohemian atmosphere in the main plaza, churches and old buildings. We will also visit the home of Frida Kahlo where she eventually died. In her home there are many paintings and also artefacts of hers and her husbands. Afterwards, we will drive to the Dolores Olmedo Museum which has the largest private collection of Riviera’s work.
Today we will visit the Zocalo or main square, the Catedral Metropolitana which is the largest in Latin America, the Palacio Nacional and the handicraft market. We will then drive to the Paseo de la Reforma and finally to the Museum of Anthropology to explore the collection of Aztec treasures.
Mexican folkloric ballet and Xochimilco floating gardens
At the Anthropology Museum you can enjoy the Mexican folkloric ballet show. Afterwards, we will travel to Xochimilco to see the floating gardens. En route we will stop at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, the largest university in Latin America, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Xochimilco we will go on a trajinera, a flower-decked punt.
Today we will drive 50 kilometres to Teotihuacan and en route stop at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and the Basilica de Guadalupe, Latin America’s most revered shrine. After driving for another hour we will arrive at Teotihuacan to explore the temples, palaces and pyramids. You will then be dropped at the airport for your departure.
Price guides 2013/2014
From £849 per person, excluding flights
From £1,695 per person, including flights
- Private roundtrip airport transfers
- 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Las Alcobas including continental breakfast
- Half day private tour of Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo and Dolores Olmedo Museum
- Full day private Mexico City Tour including the Museum of Anthropology
- Mexican Folkloric Ballet and visit to the Floating Garden of Xochimilco
- Half day private tour of Teotihuacan archaeological site
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Mexico City, Mexico
Las Alcobas is a modern hotel designed by Yabu Pushelberg the North American company and is situated in the trendy Polanco district of Mexico City close by to restaurants, shops and nightlife.The 35 large rooms have luxurious...
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