Magical Villages of Puebla and Veracruz

March 16-24, 2022
Nine Days and Eight Nights


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: México City International Airport Mar 16 at 1:45 p.m.
Trip ends at: México City International Airport on Mar 24 at 4:30 p.m.
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Festivals, history, archaeology, folk art, cuisine, anthropology

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

    • Using all your senses to explore four magical villages in Puebla & Veracruz: Zacatlán de las Manzanas, Cuetzalan, Coatepec & Papantla
    • Visiting four amazing archaeological sites: Quiahuiztlán, Tajín, Cempoala and Youhualichan
    • Visiting the most fascinating buildings and the murals that portray the daily life in Zacatlán
    • Discovering the famous monumental clock factory and museum in Zacatlán
    • Visiting Antigua, the first place that Hernán Cortés founded in Veracruz
    • Finding the most exciting coffee plantation and its owners in Coatepec
    • Enjoying the best coffee in Veracruz
    • Meeting Jacinta, one of the ambassadors of the Flyers Ritual in Cuetzalan
    • Enjoying the Sunday market in the most interesting village in México
    • You will drink, eat, smell and be delighted with the flavors and fragrances of apples, vanilla and coffee, the aromatic flavors of Puebla & Veracruz

GALLERY


ITINERARY

MARCH 16

I will meet you at the International Airport in México City at 1:45 p.m.; then we will take the road to Zacatlán de las Manzanas, Puebla.


MARCH 17

We will taste the exquisite apples of the most famous ranch in the region. We will then visit the Valley of Stacked Stones, a fantastic geological wonderland filled with crazy basalt rock formations.


MARCH 18

Today, we will enjoy the monumental clock factory and museum, and then we will view the stained glass murals and other fantastic artistic expressions in Zacatlán de las Manzanas.


MARCH 19

We will take the road to Cuetzalan, which is considered the most charming village in Puebla. Our first stop will be with the weavers and candle crafters. We will meet Jacinta to share her experience as one of the pioneers as a flyer on one of the most important ceremonies in the region and elsewhere.


MARCH 20

Today is the Sunday Market, and in Cuetzalan, this day is full of color and beauty. After spending some time enjoying the daily life in this aromatic village, we will visit the local museum and the extraordinary archaeological site of Yohualinchan.


MARCH 21

Today we will drive to Coatepec. In this village emerge the fragrances of the best coffee in Veracruz. Before then, we will make a stop at the best museum in the area, the Xalapa Museum, where we will learn about the three cultures that had a great influence in Veracruz, the Olmec, the Totonac, and the Huastec.


MARCH 22

Today we will visit a coffee plantation while learning about the process involved to achieve the most exquisite cup of coffee. Then we will have a culinary experience in Coatepec.


MARCH 23

To discover more about the History of Veracruz, we will drive close to the Gulf of México, and we will stop to visit Cempoala and then Antigua. We will get to the colorful village of Papantla. 


MARCH 24

Today we will visit the amazing archaeological site of Tajín in Veracruz. After spending a wonderful time learning about the Totonacs, we will take the road to the International Airport in México, City. We will arrive at the airport at 4:30 p.m


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy):$1660
To reserve your spot:$830
Balance (due by Jan 10, 2022):$830
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

    • Ground transportation
    • Daily tours
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • Horseback riding in Stacked Rocks Valley
    • Accommodations
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Welcome dinner and two other dinners in Zacatlán de las Manzanas
    • Eight lunches with culinary experiences and the aromatic flavors of Puebla & Veracruz

It does not include:

    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, laundry, etc.

This trip was designed for only fourteen travelers.

Ready to reserve? Use the button below to go to our form. Questions? Contact us.  (If you need details about an alternative way to pay, we will be happy to help you.)


Currency conversion of $1,660 USD as of today:
MXN: $33,479
CAD: $2,085
EURO: $1,394

México City

March 3-11, 2022
Nine Days and Eight Nights


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: México City International Airport on Mar 3. You will arrange your transfer from the airport to the hotel. The meeting point will be at the hotel.
Trip ends at: México City International Airport on Mar 11. We will arrange your transfer to the airport at 8:00 a.m., or later if you prefer.
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Festivals, history, archaeology, folk art, cuisine, anthropology

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

    • Visiting the most fascinating buildings and the murals that portray this important cultural movement, Muralism, that started during the 20’s of the Twentieth Century. We will learn about Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Juan O’Gorman and José Clemente Orozco, to mention only the most important ones
    • Following the footsteps of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as artists, activists and icons of the Twentieth Century
    • Visiting the beautiful museums, galleries, and cultural centers such as the National Museum of Anthropology, the Dolores Olmedo Museum, the Folk Art Museum and more, in order to learn about the three millenium of history of our country
    • Being in the most important Mesoamerican city from pre-Hispanic times, Teotihuacan, and learning about this place from its colorful murals, fascinating neighborhoods and cultural expressions
    • Listening and singing to the most famous Mexican music with a mariachi in the floating gardens of Xochimilco
    • Visiting the Nest of Quetzalcóatl, considered to be architect Javier Senosiain’s best contribution to Organic Architecture
    • Learning with local artists and appreciating the new art expressions of the city

GALLERY


ITINERARY

MARCH 3

I will meet you at our  hotel in the center of México City; we will have our welcome dinner around 6:30 p.m.


MARCH 4

We will visit the National Museum of Anthropology where we will spend some hours discovering the most fascinating aspects of the pre-Hispanic cultures. Then we will have the opportunity to go to the Folk Art Museum.


MARCH 5

With the purpose of visiting different neighborhoods in México City, today we will drive to San Angel. There we will be part of a colorful morning with plenty of local flavors and music at Bazar Sábado. After lunch we will visit the extraordinary exhibition of the Calendar Girls at Soumaya Museum.


MARCH 6

After breakfast we will go to Teotihuacan, the most important city in pre-Hispanic times. Our approach will include the importance of the murals in the neighborhoods as well as the daily life in this great city.


MARCH 7

The Secretary of Education Building holds a very important quantity of the murals of Diego Rivera that were done between 1926-1928. We will go to this historic building and learn about the years of Muralism in México. Then we will visit the Templo Mayor and its great museum.


MARCH 8

Today we will drive to Coyoacan and discover the footsteps of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, visiting the Blue House and the Anahucalli Museum. Then we will go to Xochimilco and we will have lunch at the floating gardens. Later, we will visit the Dolores Olmedo Museum.


MARCH 9

Today we will visit Tiburcio Soteno’s family; the mos important artist in Metepec. He is very well-known because of the trees of life. Then we will visit the stunning stained glass work at Toluca.


MARCH 10

In order to discover the energy of the Organic Architecture we will visit the Nest of Quetzalcóatl and it’s spectacular garden. You will find inspiration and beautiful moments in this amazing place.


MARCH 11

We will arrange your transfer to the International Airport in México City at the time of your convenience.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy):$1,880
To reserve your spot:$940
Balance (due by Jan 10, 2022):$940
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

    • Transportation
    • Transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
    • Daily tours
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • Boat to Xochimilco with Mariachi music
    • Accommodations
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Welcome dinner and eight lunches

It does not include:

    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, laundry, etc.

This trip was designed for only fourteen travelers.

Ready to reserve? Use the button below to go to our form. Questions? Contact us.  (If you need details about an alternative way to pay, we will be happy to help you.)


Currency conversion of $1,880 USD as of today:
MXN: $37,916
CAD: $2,362
EURO: $1,579