Multi-Day Tour

UNESCO World Heritage Citites (8 days)

Journey Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico To Michoacan, Mexico

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Jan 2099

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Mexico City, Mexico
None None

Arrival in World Heritage Mexico City

Your journey begins with a warm welcome at the airport and a private transfer to your hotel.

Day 2
Teotihuacán, Mexico
None Breakfast

Privately Guided Tour of Teotihuacan

We begin the day with a trip to the pyramids of Teotihuacán and travel onward to the former center of the Aztec universe, now the heart of one of the world’s great cities.  Your local expert guide will welcome you to these sights and offer unique insight into their extraordinary character.  Enjoy lunch locally before returning to the city for a visit to the world famous Anthropology Museum. (B)

Day 3
Querétaro, Mexico
None Breakfast

Querétaro and San Miguel de Allende

Depart Mexico City after breakfast for the colonial heartland. Your first stop awaits approx 2:20min to the northwest. Enjoy an overview city tour of World Heritage Querétaro and free time for lunch and strolling among the many Baroque monuments standing since the 17th and 18th century golden era. Travel onward to San Miguel de Allende and the charming Casa de la Sierra Nevada hotel. (B)

Day 4
Querétaro, Mexico
None Lunch

San Miguel de Allende

Learn for yourself how so many visitors from all over the world fall in love with this unique center of arts and culture. Your local expert guide will show you some of the great sights while explaining the history of the area and providing you with the knowledge you need to explore at your own pace in the evening. Lunch at the famously delicious Las Bugambilias or join a cooking class (optional extra).

Day 5
Querétaro, Mexico
None Breakfast

Guanajuato

You will meet your guide in the lobby for a full-day excursion to the creative center of Guanajuato, approximately 1:20hr away by private vehicle. The city’s history is as rich as its mines were full of silver during the Colonial Era. With your expert guide, you will enjoy a walking tour of the historic landmarks of the city center and use the morning to orient yourself to the winding streets and subterranean passages that make this city a Mexican medina! The thriving down town is full of interesting shops, and the smells of delicious local fare wafts through the streets inviting you in to the many delicious eateries. Lunch at el Jardin de los Milagros, the famous restaurant of chef Bricio Dominguez (not included). (B)

Day 6
Morelia, Mexico
None Breakfast

Morelia and Pátzcuaro

Cross from San Miguel to the verdant volcanic highlands of Pátzcuaro originally translated as “door to heaven.” This artisanal center for the State of Michoacán, approx 2:45hr from San Miguel, is sure to take your breath away. En route, stop to explore World Heritage Morelia, and enjoy lunch among Spanish Renaissance and Mesoamerican cityscape (lunch not included). Upon arrival in Pátzcuaro, enjoy a private city tour and orientation before checking into your historic boutique hotel. (B)

Day 7
Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico
None None

Santa Clara del Cobre and Lakeside Artisans

Spend a half-day visiting Santa Clara del Cobre, approx 20min away, a former copper mining town where artisanal methods continue to thrive. You will observe coppersmithing and have the opportunity to see exquisitely crafted pieces that have gained local artists recognition as far away as New York, Paris and London. Also visit communities on the side of Lake Pátzcuaro, known for art and architecture. (B)


This day may also include a visit to the ruins at Tzintzuntzan.

Day 8
Michoacan, Mexico
None None

Departure from Michoacan

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Description

Visit Mexico’s traditional cities and discover why they are considered to be of great value by UNESCO. This trip visits the majority of Mexican cities that have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to visiting many of Mexico’s colonial cities, you will also have a chance to discover two Magic Towns where you will witness local customs and traditions.

About Us

Journey Mexico specializes in crafting unique, authentic and unexpected travel experiences for the discerning and sophisticated traveler throughout the Mexican republic.Whether you would like to travel to Mexico to explore Mayan ruins, relax in a hacienda, visit islands in Baja’s Sea of Cortes, search for handicrafts in markets, or adventure in the Copper Canyon, we take great pride in sharing Mexico’s natural beauty & rich cultural heritage in the company of our warm and welcoming people.2016 Virtuoso Peer-to-Peer Award Winner - "Best Destination & Experiences - In-Country Partner

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Family Trip

By: Deni170


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2014

Our family trip to RIU Tropical Bay in Negril, Jamaica was great. Staff was nice and food was good. 2 minor problems: tour desk asked for vouchers, so I gave them my travel sheets and the return transportation to the airport got messed up. Regardless, we enjoyed the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino
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Highly Recommended

By: Lisa


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

We went back and forth several times with Journey Mexico planning our itinerary and were very pleased with their responsiveness and obvious knowledge of the Yucatan Peninsula. They put together a wonderful tour with highly professional and knowledgeable driver/guides, and the hotel recommendations were excellent. They also followed up while we were traveling to make sure everything was satisfactory. Would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Falkenberry
Not Recommended

Journese is no bargain

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Booking any travel program with any company should mean care free fun with no worries with what can go wrong next with the itinerary.  We travel often but this is our first trip with Journese.  It will be our last. Journese is out of date beginning with their systems, product, and customer service reps that lack basic knowledge.
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Delightful trip

By: Ginger


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Trip was well planned and accommodation were excellent
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Great Customer Service

By: JJT


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

Upon our arrival in Mexico, Journey Mexico made it an easy trip. They had one of their employees with a sign outside the airport that greeted us, grabbed our luggage, gave us a folder of info of our contacts for our trip, and took us to our private transfer (we only had to wait a few minutes for the transportation to arrive). We left the airport with Journey Mexico within 10 minutes from us walking out of the airport. We arrived to the resort 25-30 minutes later - very easy! We had a little hiccup with the resort about what package we would supposed to receive. There was a miscommunication between the resort reservations and Journey Mexico. The resort and Journey Mexico hashed it out. During that process, we were being updated from Journey Mexico and our resort. Journey Mexico even sent a bottle of champagne to our room for the confusion which was a nice touch. Their rep even take you through the entire check in process at the airport for departure. Great customer service all week!

Yucatan Journey

By: Magritte's Hat


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2014

When I decided I wanted to visit Mexico for the first time, I spent hours online trying to plan a trip. Luckily, I came across an article recommending using travel advisors. Because I took that advice, I now have countless bad photographs and good memories of a trip to Mexico. Stacy was able to arrange a trip for me after a couple of phone calls and a few emails that was better than anything I could have done myself. I experienced the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Merida, explored Mayan ruins (culminating with the awesome ancient city of Chichen Itza), and spent a few relaxing days on a sugar-sanded beach in Tulum. My guide was terrific and the hotels were clean and comfortable without being impersonal and generic. The whole trip was great. After over a decade of staying close to home, I think I'm going to be hitting the road more often; and I'm sure I'll be using Stacy's services again.

Great Service

By: mh123


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Journey Mexico provided us with great guides and drivers. They were always on time and very pleasant.

attentive

By: kerri


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

they were on top of the logistic details. Very easy.

San Miguel

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2017

All was good,timely,courteous etc
Travel Advisor:  Kay Jones

Review Journey Mexico

By: DSL


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Journey Zmexico provided us with the best experience we could have wished for in the Copper Canyon. The logistics of the trip, including timing, transportation, lodging, food and guide services was outstanding. The only low point was the dining experience at the Best Western in Creel- the hotel was fine but the dinners were not to our liking and did not match the amazing food we had at all the other hotels. The high point was our guide Gustavo who was the most well informed and superb guide! We are so fortunate to have him as our tour guide-heads it a fabulous trip- forever grateful to him!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Puerto Aventuras

By: Rita


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Nice people. House was in good location. A few items not in good shape, but overall comfortable. Staff responded to our questions and needs.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

True Campions of their Beautiful Country

By: Partridge Travels


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

This was our second trip with Journey Mexico, and we were privileged to travel with the most wonderful guides! All of our drivers and guides have been professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, protective, and extremely well educated. I have heard and read so many negative stories about travel in Mexico, so the most important message I can convey to anyone considering travel with Journey Mexico is that I have never had to overthink my personal safety, and I have never felt as though I was in a place or situation that could be dangerous. Another great bonus about travel with their guides is that they know all the great places to eat (you will not get sick) and they are true gentlemen and will help you shop. Also, your Journey Mexico concierge (who is different from your guide), is a phone call away. Our concierge called us on our second night just to check in and see if we needed anything, which we didn't because our every need was already taken care of- they are first class!
Travel Advisor:  Whitney Shindelar

Luxury Interior Mexico

By: Kane


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Journey Mexico made our family of 4 Spring Break Trip to Interior Mexico a breeze. The drivers were all very professional and we felt completely safe with the adventure travel operators. It was the perfect mix of adventure family fun and luxury travel.
Travel Advisor:  Amanda Watkins

Perfect

By: KZB


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

Our hotel was perfect and in a lovely location. Our guide Louis was well informed and friendly. Cesar our driver was prompt and showed up exactly where we needed him every time. I was very impressed with the skillful coordination of our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones

Journey Mexico in Mexico City

By: TECIV


Reviewed on: 01 May 2018

Journey Mexico was very easy to work with and completely enhanced our trip to Mexico City. We had the same driver for both tours who was wonderful and our guide at the pyramids, Isaias, was extremely knowledgeable and really made the experience there. I cant imagine having done the pyramids without his insight and guidance. I would highly recommend Journey Mexico to any friends and family.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Michaud