FROM THE HIGH PLATEAUX TO THE PACIFIC
Day 1 Mexico City
Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel Casablanca or similar accommodation.
Day 2 Mexico City / Queretaro / San Miguel de Allende
Early departure to Queretaro, 211km from Mexico City. Capital of the state of Queretaro and of major importance during the Independence wars. City visit followed by a 1 hour drive to San Miguel de Allende. Explore this colonial city with its beautiful mansions and it’s symbol – the Gothic style cathedral. Accommodation at the hotel Real de Minas or similar.
Day 3 San Miguel de Allende / Guanajuato
Morning departure to Guanajuato, an hours drive away, and City visit. Admire the Basílica; the University; the picturesque, historic centre with its narrow colonial roads; the underground streets (former riverbeds); the famous Callejón del Beso (The Alley of the Kiss) and enjoy a panoramic view from the El Pipila monument. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel Holiday Inn or similar.
Day 4 Guanajuato / San Luis Potosí / Zacatecas
Depart for San Luis Potosí, located 184 kms away. San Luis Potosì is a colonial city that based its economy on mineral extraction during the New Spain era. Your visit includes the Plaza de Las Armas with its gorgeous baroque Cathedral, built in 1730. Later we continue to Zacatecas, two hours away, with some time to explore this beautiful city. Accommodation at the hotel Emporio.
Day 5 Zacatecas / Guadalajara
Morning visit to the historical centre and the Cathedral, one of the pearls of mexican baroque architecture, built in rose stone during the XVIII century. Visit the Plaza de Las Armas; the Cerro de la Bufa hill offering a fantastic panoramic view of the city; and the Mine of Edén. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic 4 hour drive to Guadalajara, named for its beauty -“The pearl of the Occident”. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel Morales or similar.
Day 6 Guadalajara
This morning we have time to visit the TeatroDegollado; the Palacio de Gobierno and the Cathedral. We also take in the nearby village of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, now a part of the city, whose inhabitants are dedicated to the manufacture of glassblowing and a variety of arts and crafts, so you can enjoy choosing some gift of your holiday. In the afternoon we visit the “Tequila” region, home of the ancient and famous Mexican alcoholic drink. At the Tequila village enjoy a demonstration of the whole manufacturing process at the Hacienda La Cofradia, which hosts one of the country’s best Tequila distilleries. Accommodation.
Day 7 Guadalajara / Puerto Vallarta
Transfer to the bus station. Transfer to Puerto Vallarta on deluxe coach. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta hotel.
Day 8 Puerto Vallarta
Day 9 Puerto Vallarta
Transfer to Puerto Vallarta International Airport and farwell to your Mexico trip.
Mentioned hotels in the program or similar accommodations ( 4* – 5* in Puerto Vallarta)
American breakfast at each hotel
Restaurant fees and tips
Transportation in Van or microbus or autobus with air conditioning and sound system
Admission tickets to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
Bus ticket on deluxe coach Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta
Porter services in airports and hotels
English-Italian or English-French or English-Spanish speaking escort guide from 1° to 6° day
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the program
Beverages and extras in hotels and restaurants
Tips to drivers and/or tour guide
International airport taxes
Immigration fees for each entry and stay in Mexico
Prices in USD valid until December 15th, 2014.
NET and NOT COMMISSIONABLE prices.