Make the most of your visit to Mexico City with this two-day tour that will get you to see four of the top visited nearby cities outside of Mexico’s capital city. See and feel the colors, cultures, gastronomy and art of Puebla and Cholula to then be amazed at the history and religion of Taxco and Cuernavaca.
The first day, you’ll head to the historical cities of Cholula and Puebla, located just about two hours from Mexico City, with breathtaking views and the beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, which can also be seen from Cholula.
Once in Cholula, you’ll admire the hundreds of churches and visit the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla. This is an indigenous-Baroque building which stands out for its interior decorated in gold and with a wealth of elements.
Next, you’ll head to the city of Puebla, just 15 minutes away from Cholula. Popularly known as the “City of Angels”, you will enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The gastronomic variety in Puebla is rich, so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita”, or the exquisite and laborious “mole poblano.“ Then, you will enjoy a walking tour through the beautiful historic center and see the sixteenth and eighteenth century buildings as well as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo.
You’ll also visit the crafts market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera figurines and delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes, prepared in different flavors.
Your second day will take you on a full-day trip out of Mexico City to admire two unique colonial towns. You will first take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, “The City of the Eternal Spring”, where you’ll see the Cathedral, built in the sixteenth century and one of the oldest cathedrals in the country. You’ll also see Palacio de Cortés and the monument to Morelos, military insurgent and Mexican patriot.
Then, you will drive to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. Nestled on a hillside with cobbled streets and cozy squares, you’ll see and feel the strong Old World ambiance that has stood through hundreds of years. You’ll also see one of Mexico’s grandest churches, Santa Prisca which was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda, who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring.
Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops and you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans.
Note: Please be aware that this tour involves a considerate amount of walking on irregular ground
Operational Days: Daily. This is a two day tour, and the meeting points are the same both days:
Meeting points: • Open Area of the Palace of Fine Arts, on Avenida Hidalgo, at 09:00 a.m. • Hotel NH Reforma, at 08:20 a.m. • Open Area of National Auditorium one side of the Lunario stone, at 08:00 a.m.
Duration: 2 days
Inclusions: • Round transportation from meeting point on both days • Billingual guide
Exclusions: • Optional tips • Meals and drinks • Hotel pick up and drop off ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Highlights: ￼￼• Puebla’s historic center • Beautiful landscapes of Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes • Get to know ths importance of silver mines and shops from the famous town of Taxco • Visit Cuernavaca, the “City of the Eternal Spring