The Mexico Colonial Tour




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- The Path of the Spanish Conquistadores -

- Mexico City - Morelia - Patzcuaro - Guadalajara - Tequila – Tlaquepaque - Guanajuato - San Miguel De Allende - Queretaro - 

For 9 days / 8 nights this tour follows the path of the Spanish Conquistadors through Mexico’s Central Highlands from Mexico City to Morelia, Patzcuaro, Guadalajara, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende.

Tour begins in Mexico City any Saturday (arrive Friday for optional Teotihuacan tour) and ends in Mexico City the following Sunday.



DAY 1 SAT. Arrival in Mexico City.  Meet and greet at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel.  Overnight in Mexico City.


DAY 2 SUN. MORELIA.  Transfer to Patzcuaro, visiting en route the beautiful city of Morelia, a perfect example of a Spanish Colonial City, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Visit includes the Cathedral, the Governor Palace, the Martir Plaza, the Acueduct and its typical Candies Market.  Overnight in Patzcuaro. (B)



DAY 3 MON. PATZCUARO.   Visit the House of the Eleven Patios, the cathedral of our lady of health, the Gertrudis Bocanegra Library –with its murals painted by famous muralist Juan O´Gorman, the Don Vasco de Quiroga Plaza and its typical Indian market; continue to Guadalajara.    Overnight in Guadalajara.   (B)

      The Island of Janitzio in Michoacán © Photo by


DAY 4  TUE. TEQUILA – TLAQUEPAQUE.  Departure to the “Tequila” region, that is also a cultural and historic heritage site; at the Amatitlan village visitors will go to the Hacienda San José del Refugio, which hosts one of the country´s best Tequila distilleries, to see the whole manufacturing tequila process.  After this visit, we continue to San Pedro Tlaquepaque, where its inhabitants are dedicated to glassblowing manufacturing and all kinds of handcrafts.  Overnight in Guadalajara  (B)

          Colonial Syle Of Tlaquepaque Main Square In Jalisco 


DAY 5 WED. GUADALAJARA.  The day starts at the historial district visiting the Degollado Theater, the Cathedral, the main square, the Government Palace and the Cabañas Orphanage with their famous murals painted by Orozco, which are cultural and historic heritage sites.  Overnight in Guanajuato.   (B)



DAY 6 THU. GUANAJUATO - SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.  The tour starts visiting the Basilica, the University, its mansions, its temples, its picturesque and narrow Colonial streets.  Its underground streets  (former riverbeds)  and the famous Callejon del Beso (The Kissing Alley).  Downtown Guanajuato is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Continue to San Miguel de Allende, arrival and visit to the city recently named an UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has beautiful Colonial mansions, colonial streets and alleys, impressive colonial churches and its new Gothic style Parish church at the main square, symbol of this beautiful City.  Overnight in San Miguel de Allende.    (B)




Premier Real Estate - San Miguel de allende, Mexico 



DAY 7 FRI. QUERETARO.  Departure to Querétaro, which is also a cultural and historic heritage site to visit its cathedral, its convents, its mansions, its streets, squares and the alleys, and the world famous convent of the crosses.  Return to Mexico City, arrival at your hotel.  Overnight in Mexico City.   (B)

  Detailed Colonial Architecture in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico  Breathtaking Arcos of Santiago De Queretaro, Mexico


DAY 8 SAT. MEXICO CITY.  The city tour begins visiting the cultural and historic heritage downtown with the National Palace and its beautiful murals, painted by the famous muralist Diego Rivera, the Constitution Square or “Zocalo”, the Aztec Templo Mayor  and the Metropolitan Cathedral.  Downtown Mexico City is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Tour follows with the visit to the Chapultepec Park, an important Residential area of Mexico City, and the “Zona Rosa” vibrant district with restaurants and shops.  In the afternoon, the Mesoamerican cultures best museum by far:  The Museum of Anthropology.   Overnight in Mexico City.   (B)


DAY 9 SUN. Departure.  Transfer to Mexico City International Airport. (B)

2013 Tour Pricing

Two persons or more persons, double occupancy, standard accommodations - $1,190 per person

Single supplement - $495 per person

International airfares ARE NOT INCLUDED in any of our tour packages.

PLEASE NOTE - The Mayan Traveler tours are not "day tours" or "seat in bus" tours.  Our tours (other than Guaranteed Departure tours) are quality, escorted tours designed for a minimum of 2 persons. 

ALSO, the prices presented are generally higher during Holiday weekends, Spring break, etc. when travel schedules are dictated higher demand.

Discounted United Airlines airfares are available with group packages!


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This Tour Includes:  

·        Services of a professional archaeological guide.  

·        Hotels and lodges, hotel taxes service charges, and tips for baggage handling.

·        Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as detailed in the tour itinerary.

·        Carefully maintained air-conditioned motor coach; maximum 10 tour members per vehicle; experienced driver. 

·        All entrance fees to parks and archaeological sites are included in the program.

·        Complete program of sightseeing and cultural events as described.  

Please Note:  

·        Other accommodations could be substituted for like kind and quality based upon availability.

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