UNESCO World Heritage Citites (8 days)

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Journey Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico to Michoacan, Mexico

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Jan 2099
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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.


Day 1
Mexico City, Mexico

Hotel: None
Meals: 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

Hotel: None
Meals: 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

Hotel: None
Meals: 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

Hotel: None
Meals: 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

Hotel: None
Meals: Breakfast


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

Hotel: None
Meals: 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

Hotel: None
Meals: 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

Hotel: None
Meals: None

Departure from Michoacan

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