fbpx

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 will you do

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

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 historic center

  • Historic 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 neighborhood of Coyoacán

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

Bike tour of Teotihuacán

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

Walking cultural tour through the historic center of Puebla.

  • Historic 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 at 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 among the clouds

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

Return to your home city

  • Breakfast

Road trip through the heart of Mexico

From $2,140 mxn / person

Highlights

  • Bike tour in Teotihuacan
  • Hiking under the stars in the semi-desert
  • Hiking in the Oaxacan mountains
Mostrar todo

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the heart of Mexico!

Your local driver will be waiting for you at the Mexico City airport to transfer you to your hotel in the historical center of the city. Take some time to rest and prepare 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 historic center

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up for a walking tour where you will learn about the history and treasures of the historic center of the Mexican capital. During the tour you will visit a local market and taste the best of the street food, you will feel like a local while enjoying delicious tacos.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Historic Center in Mexico City
Triple room with two double beds in a 4-star hotel
Breakfast
  • Historic 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 a day of learning about the pre-Hispanic roots of our country. You will visit the Museum of Anthropology with a historian. You will learn all about the Mayas, Aztecs and Olmecs. You will understand much better the configuration of our roots. In the afternoon you will continue the lecture while touring Chapultepec Castle. 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

Día 4: Visit the Xochimilco reserve and the neighborhood of Coyoacán

Today you will visit Xochimilco which in the Nahuatl language means “Place of Flowers” where you will enjoy a tour of the canals in a traditional trajinera (a wooden boat painted and decorated with multiple colors). You will visit a traditional chinampa to learn about the traditional system and enjoy a delicious local meal on clay dishes. 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: Bike tour of Teotihuacán

You will visit one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Mexico. You will take your bike for a ride through the Valley of Teotihuacan passing by the route of the Murals, at the end you will have a first perspective of the place to start your guided tour inside 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 6: Walking cultural tour through the historic center of Puebla.

Transfer by first class bus to Puebla, if it is a clear day, you will enjoy beautiful views of the valley of Mexico and the volcanoes. Check-in at your hotel. Your local guide will pick you up to start a walking tour of the historic center of Puebla, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Places
  • Lodging
  • Food
Historic center of Puebla
Triple room in a charming hotel
Breakfast
  • Historic 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 gastronomy so you will learn all about the process of corn, from how it is grown to how to prepare tortillas, so once this experience is over you will be able to taste the most delicious snacks that are 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 and drive to Zapotitlán Salinas where your local host will be waiting for you to begin an interpretive trail through a unique cactus landscape located in the heart of the Tehuacán-Cuicuitlán Biosphere Reserve, 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 Oaxaca City. In the afternoon you will take a walking tour through the historic center of Oaxaca with 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 be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the archaeological site of Montealbán. Afterwards, you will visit the emblematic village of San Martin Tilcajete to learn about the art of the 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 at Hierve el Agua and learn about the rugs

Bring your camera ready to capture the incredible scenery you will witness from the pools of Hierve el Agua. Time to relax and enjoy this Mexico that we love. Afterwards a local family of artisans will be waiting for you in Teotitlán del Valle to tell you about the art of weaving tapestries 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 head to the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca to visit an ecotourism project of intercommunity cooperation that promotes the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the localities through the promotion of a responsible tourism offer. Undoubtedly, an inspiring experience. You will hike through a pine-oak forest trail, 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 among the clouds

Your local community host will pick you up early in the morning to accompany you to witness the sunrise. After this contemplative moment, you will return for a delicious coffee, breakfast and a hike to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the sierra. At the end of the walk you will have a delicious lunch and the afternoon free to rest in this peaceful 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 home city

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

Includes

  • Transportation to the mentioned activities as indicated, private transfers to/from the airport
  • 24/7 personalized attention, travel insurance and personalized 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.)

This travel example is customizable

This itinerary was created to give you an idea of the type of trip you can do with Rutopía. Each element can be modified according to your needs and interests, from the duration to the accommodation or the activities.

By traveling this way, you contribute to the generation of employment, the dissemination of culture and to the appreciation of natural and cultural heritage

By traveling this way, you contribute to the generation of employment, the dissemination of culture and to the appreciation of natural and cultural heritage

With your visit to these destinations you contribute to the generation of employment, to the appreciation of the cultural and natural heritage and to the awareness of the care of the planet by the locals.
Rt_centro_sur_dia3_1
With your visit to these destinations you contribute to the generation of employment, to the appreciation of the cultural and natural heritage and to the awareness of the care of the planet by the locals.

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

Rt_centro_sur_dia3_1

By traveling this way, you contribute to the generation of employment, the dissemination of culture and to the appreciation of natural and cultural heritage

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

Travel safely with Rutopía

Travel safely with Rutopía

  • Carefully designed trips to avoid the crowds.
  • We carefully select the hotels, activities and transportation for greater security.
  • Remote assistance and relevant information throughout your trip.

 Visit our page of Frequent Questions regarding COVID  for more information.

Why travel with Rutopía?

Private and flexible trips

They are not scheduled trips or in massive groups. You choose when to travel and with whom.

Personalized

Build the trip to fit your needs with the help of our travel designers.

Safe

Our suppliers are verified, meet all quality and hygiene standards and you will also have 24/7 assistance during your trip.

Why travel with Rutopía?

Private and flexible trips

They are not scheduled trips or in massive groups. You choose when to travel and with whom.

Personalized

Build the trip to fit your needs, with the help of our travel designers.

Safe

Our suppliers are verified, meet all quality and hygiene standards and you will also have 24/7 assistance during your trip.
 

Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

More information here.

Increased flexibility

Although things may look good for your travel dates today, we know that the situation may change later. That is why at Rutopía we offer you the option of postponing your trip in case you cannot travel. You will be able to move the dates of your trip at no additional cost, and you will not have to choose new dates until you are ready to travel again.

More information here.

Travel through Mexico with Rutopía

Quintana Roo · Yucatán · Campeche · Chiapas · Oaxaca · Puebla · Hidalgo · Estado de México · Ciudad de México · Guanajuato · Baja California Sur y Norte · San Luis Potosí

Keep exploring more travel examples