Road trip through the heart of Mexico

  • Mexico City, Teotihuacán, Puebla, Cholula, Tehuacán-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, Oaxaca, Monte Albán, Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle, Llano Grande (Sierra Norte)
  • Charming hotel, ecotourism cabin
  • 14 days

What you're going to do

A road-trip that combines cultural experiences in emblematic places of our country with the exploration and enjoyment of movie-worthy landscapes
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Summarized itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the heart of Mexico!

  • Mexico City
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Not included
Day 2

Gastronomic tour of the historical center

  • Historical Center in Mexico City
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 3

Visit the most iconic museums in Mexico City

  • Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 4

Visit the Xochimilco reserve and the Coyoacán neighborhood

  • Xochimilco, Coyoacán
  • Triple room with two double-beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch
Day 5

Teotihuacán bike tour

  • Teotihuacán Valley
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch
Day 6

Cultural walking through the historical center of Puebla

  • Historical center of Puebla
  • Triple room in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 7

Cultural tour about corn in Cholula

  • Cholula, Puebla
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast and snack
Day 8

Tehuacán- Cuicatlán Reserve

  • Zapotitlán Salinas, Tehuacán-Cuicuitlán Biosphere Reserve
  • Ecotourism cabins with two double beds
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 9

Route to Oaxaca and walking tour

  • Oaxaca City
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 10

Visit Monte Albán and create your alebrije

  • Archaeological site of Monte Albán, San Martín Tilcajete Town
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 11

Relax in Hierve el Agua and learn about the rugs

  • Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast
Day 12

Immersion in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca

  • Northern Sierra of Oaxaca, El Pinovete
  • Cabin with two double beds
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 13

Watch the sunrise and walk through the clouds

  • Northern Sierra of Oaxaca
  • Cabin with two double beds
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 14

Return to your city of origin

  • Breakfast

Road trip through the heart of Mexico

From $2,140 mxn/person

Highlights

  • Enjoy Teotihuacán by bike
  • Walk under the stars in semi-desert
  • Hike through Oaxacan mountains

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the heart of Mexico!

Your local driver will wait for you at Mexico City airport to transfer you to your hotel in the historical center of the city. Get some time to rest and get ready for the next few days.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Mexico City
Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
Not included
  • Mexico City
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Not included

Day 2: Gastronomic tour of the historical center

After your breakfast, your guide will pick you up to enjoy a walking tour where you will learn about the history and treasures of the Mexican capital. During the tour you will visit a local market and taste the best of street food, get ready to feel like a local while enjoying delicious tacos
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Historical Center in Mexico City
Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
Breakfast
  • Historical Center in Mexico City
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 3: Visit the most iconic museums in Mexico City

This day will be of much learning about the pre-Hispanic roots of Mexico. You will visit the Museum of Anthropology accompanied by a historian. You will learn everything about the Mayans, Aztecs, Olmecs. You will get a good understanding about the configuration of our roots. In the afternoon you will get to enjoy the wonderful Castle of Chapultepec. A very complete day to understand the conception of Mexico.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle
Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
Breakfast
  • Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 4: Visit the Xochimilco reserve and the Coyoacán neighborhood

Today you will visit Xochimilco which in the Nahuatl language means “Place of Flowers” where you will enjoy a tour through its canals in a traditional trajinera (a wooden boat painted and garnished with multiple colors). You will visit a traditional chinampa to learn about the usual system and you will enjoy a delicious local meal on clay tableware. Your next stop will be Coyoacán, the city’s bohemian neighborhood.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Xochimilco, Coyoacán
Triple room with two double-beds in a charming hotel
Breakfast and lunch
  • Xochimilco, Coyoacán
  • Triple room with two double-beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Teotihuacán bike tour

You will visit one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Mexico. You will take your bicycle to take a ride through the Teotihuacán Valley passing through the Murals route and at the end you will have a first perspective of the place to begin your guided tour within the site.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Teotihuacán Valley
Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
Breakfast and lunch
  • Teotihuacán Valley
  • Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch

Day 1: Cultural walking through the historical center of Puebla

Transfer in a first class bus to Puebla, if it is a clear day, you can enjoy beautiful views of the valley of Mexico and its volcanoes. Check-in at your hotel. Your local guide will pick you up to begin a walking tour through the historical center of Puebla, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Historical center of Puebla
Triple room in a charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Historical center of Puebla
  • Triple room in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 7: Cultural tour about corn in Cholula

Cholula is well known for its delicious cuisine, so you will learn everything about the corn process, from how it is grown to how to prepare tortillas, once this experience is over, you will be able to try the most delicious snacks derived from corn.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Cholula, Puebla
Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
Breakfast and snack
  • Cholula, Puebla
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast and snack

Day 8: Tehuacán- Cuicatlán Reserve

After breakfast, you will pick up your rental car to move to Zapotitlán Salinas where your local host will be waiting for you to start an interpretive trail through a unique landscape of cacti in the world and located in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve of Tehuacán-Cuicuitlán, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. At night you will enjoy a magical experience walking under the stars with your local guide.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Zapotitlán Salinas, Tehuacán-Cuicuitlán Biosphere Reserve
Ecotourism cabins with two double beds
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Zapotitlán Salinas, Tehuacán-Cuicuitlán Biosphere Reserve
  • Ecotourism cabins with two double beds
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Route to Oaxaca and walking tour

After breakfast you will continue your route to the city of Oaxaca. In the afternoon, you will take a walking tour of the historical center of Oaxaca led by an expert local guide.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Oaxaca City
Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Oaxaca City
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 10: Visit Monte Albán and create your alebrije

After breakfast, your local guide will wait for you at your hotel to move together to the archaeological site of Monte Albán. Later you will visit the emblematic town of San Martín Tilcajete to learn about the art of alebrije and make your own!
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Archaeological site of Monte Albán, San Martín Tilcajete Town
Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Archaeological site of Monte Albán, San Martín Tilcajete Town
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 11: Relax in Hierve el Agua and learn about the rugs

Get your camera ready to capture the incredible landscape that you will witness from the pools of Hierve el Agua. Time to relax and enjoy this Mexico that we love. Later, a local family of artisans will wait for you in Teotitlán del Valle to talk about the art of weaving rugs on a backstrap loom.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle
Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Hierve el Agua, Teotitlán del Valle
  • Room with two double beds in a charming hotel
  • Breakfast

Day 12: Immersion in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca

This day you will go to the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca to visit an ecotourism project of intercommunity cooperation that encourages the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the localities by promoting a responsible tourism offer. Definitely an inspiring experience. You will take a walk along a pine-oak forest path, you will enjoy the unique aroma of pennyroyal until you reach “El Pinovete”, a 30-meter waterfall that will relax your senses.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Northern Sierra of Oaxaca, El Pinovete
Cabin with two double beds
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Northern Sierra of Oaxaca, El Pinovete
  • Cabin with two double beds
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Watch the sunrise and walk through the clouds

Your local community host will pick you up very early to accompany you to witness the sunrise. After this contemplative moment, you will return for a delicious coffee, have breakfast and take a walk to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the mountains. At the end, a delicious meal will wait for you and you will have the afternoon to rest in this quiet place.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Northern Sierra of Oaxaca
Cabin with two double beds
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Northern Sierra of Oaxaca
  • Cabin with two double beds
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14: Return to your city of origin

After breakfast and depending on the time of your flight, you will enjoy a free morning in Oaxaca to visit some other emblematic places, enjoy its markets or simply have a cup of good chocolate reflecting on your entire travel experience.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Breakfast
  • Breakfast

Includes

  • Transportation to the mentioned activities as indicated, private transfers from / to the airport
  • Personalized attention 24/7, travel insurance and travel guide
  • Activities, workshops and tours mentioned as "included". Entrance to archaeological sites and activities mentioned as "included" in the itinerary

Does not include

  • Airplane ticket
  • Food, services or activities suggested or not indicated as "included"
  • Personal expenses (Tips, laundry, souvenirs, room service, taxis, etc.)

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Traveling this way, you contribute to jobs generation, the dissemination of culture and the appreciation of natural and cultural heritage

Traveling this way, you contribute to jobs generation, the dissemination of culture and the appreciation of natural and cultural heritage

With your visit to these destinations you contribute to jobs generation, to the appreciation of the cultural and natural heritage and to raise awareness about the care of the planet by the locals
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With your visit to these destinations you contribute to jobs generation, to the appreciation of the cultural and natural heritage and to raise awareness about the care of the planet by the locals

Traveling like this, you create a positive impact, and connect with local cultures

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Traveling this way, you contribute to jobs generation, the dissemination of culture and the appreciation of natural and cultural heritage

With your visit to these destinations you contribute to jobs generation, to the appreciation of the cultural and natural heritage and to raise awareness about the care of the planet by the locals

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