This Mexico City itinerary combines the extraordinary cosmopolitan and cultural delights of Mexico City with the fascinating settlements of the colonial heartland north of the capital. Enjoy privately guided tours of Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, Los Pozos and Guanajuato, in addition to Teotihuacán and the historic city center of the Distrito Federal. Spend time in the market and the kitchen with an acclaimed local chef.
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After passing through customs at Mexico City International Airport, meet your driver for private transport to a refined luxury hotel in the heart of the historic downtown business and shopping district, your home for the next two nights.
During this journey you will come across the term “World Heritage site” often; the itinerary includes six locations selected by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture for their outstanding value to humanity. The program is staked on the belief that such sites belong to all people of the world. Your local, expert guide will welcome you to these sights and offer unique insight into their extraordinary character.
After breakfast, you will depart Mexico City for the colonial gem of San Miguel de Allende. En route, stop to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Querétaro, a gorgeous blend of the indigenous and Spanish Colonial-era cultural influences you encounter throughout this region. Sleep the next two nights in a charming landmark hotel comprising nine historic residences near the main plaza of San Miguel de Allende.
Experience the colorful San Miguel Market with a chef as your guide. He will tell you all about the wonderful ingredients that make Mexican cuisine so special. Get pointers for selecting the best of the crop and bring unfamiliar items back to the kitchen. Your market items then become the ingredients for making delicious salsas and salads, served with handmade tortillas. Afterwards, enjoy lunch and a guided city tour in the afternoon.
After breakfast, you will transfer to the little-known colonial mining center of Mineral de Pozos. Once known throughout colonial Mexico for its opulence and its thriving mining industry, the settlement has been a virtual ghost town for almost a century and is now experiencing a resurgence of interest on the part of visitors looking for a unique experience with authentic Mexico.
You will meet your expert guide in the hotel lobby for an orientation of Guanajuato's fascinating city center and then hit the streets for a taste of the vibrant cultural center. Guanajuato’s history is as rich as its mines were full of silver during the colonial era. 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 are home to colorful and fascinating architecture.
After breakfast, enjoy a private transfer to the local airport.
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