9 days
Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta
Explore the best of Mexico's past with visits to the Museum of Anthropology and Teotihuacán Pyramids in Mexico City , the well-preserved Baroque colonial structures in San Miguel de Allende, and one of the oldest and largest hospital complexes in Spanish America, Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara. Then, for a taste of the modern, enjoy all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.
  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico City

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Mexico City

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Paseo de la Reforma
  • Day 2: Mexico City

    Take a guided tour of Mexico City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Zócalo
    • Palacio Nacional
    • Templo Mayor

    Mexico City guided tour
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Frida Kahlo Museum and Coyoacán

    Frida Kahlo Museum and Coyoacán

    Opt to join this half-day excursion to Coyoacán, where you will visit the museum dedicated to the borough’s most famous resident—Frida Kahlo. Also the painter’s lifelong home, the museum offers many of Kahlo’s works and a glimpse into her fascinating personal life. Afterwards, soak up the bohemian atmosphere of Coyoacán during some free time. Note: The museum is closed Mondays.

  • Day 3: Mexico City

    Take a guided tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Take a guided tour of the Teotihuacán Pyramids 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ballet Folklórico

    Ballet Folklórico

    Opt to attend a performance of the famed Ballet Folklórico, for five decades the authoritative expression of Mexican culture. At the extravagant Bellas Artes building, you’ll experience dances, costumes and music representing every corner of this large and diverse country. Note: Due to performance scheduling this optional is only offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.

    Stop at an obsidian shop
  • Day 4: Guanajuato

    Make a stop in San Miguel de Allende

    Travel to Guanajuato

    Attend a callejoneadas choral group performance

    Take a guided tour of Guanajuato

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Alley of the Kiss
    • Plaza de la Paz
  • Day 5: Guadalajara

    Travel to Guadalajara

    Visit Hospicio Cabañas

    Take a guided tour of Guadalajara

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Government Palace

    Take a tour of Tlaquepaque
  • Day 6: Puerto Vallarta

    Travel to Puerto Vallarta

  • Day 7: Puerto Vallarta

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sierra Madre

    Sierra Madre

    Explore the stunning scenery of the Sierra Madre on this full-day optional excursion. First, trek past canyons, waterfalls, mountain streams and jungle forest aboard a Mercedes all-terrain vehicle. Then, follow your guide on a one-hour walk through the unfrequented local towns that pepper the mountainside. After an included buffet lunch, return to sea level for some beach time.

  • Day 8: Puerto Vallarta

    Explore Puerto Vallarta on your own

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico City

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Mexico City

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Paseo de la Reforma
  • Day 2: Mexico City

    Take a guided tour of Mexico City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Zócalo
    • Palacio Nacional
    • Templo Mayor

    Mexico City guided tour
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Frida Kahlo Museum and Coyoacán

    Frida Kahlo Museum and Coyoacán

    Opt to join this half-day excursion to Coyoacán, where you will visit the museum dedicated to the borough’s most famous resident—Frida Kahlo. Also the painter’s lifelong home, the museum offers many of Kahlo’s works and a glimpse into her fascinating personal life. Afterwards, soak up the bohemian atmosphere of Coyoacán during some free time. Note: The museum is closed Mondays.

  • Day 3: Mexico City

    Take a guided tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Take a guided tour of the Teotihuacán Pyramids 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ballet Folklórico

    Ballet Folklórico

    Opt to attend a performance of the famed Ballet Folklórico, for five decades the authoritative expression of Mexican culture. At the extravagant Bellas Artes building, you’ll experience dances, costumes and music representing every corner of this large and diverse country. Note: Due to performance scheduling this optional is only offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.

    Stop at an obsidian shop
  • Day 4: Guanajuato

    Make a stop in San Miguel de Allende

    Travel to Guanajuato

    Attend a callejoneadas choral group performance

    Take a guided tour of Guanajuato

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Alley of the Kiss
    • Plaza de la Paz
  • Day 5: Guadalajara

    Travel to Guadalajara

    Visit Hospicio Cabañas

    Take a guided tour of Guadalajara

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Government Palace

    Take a tour of Tlaquepaque
  • Day 6: Puerto Vallarta

    Travel to Puerto Vallarta

  • Day 7: Puerto Vallarta

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sierra Madre

    Sierra Madre

    Explore the stunning scenery of the Sierra Madre on this full-day optional excursion. First, trek past canyons, waterfalls, mountain streams and jungle forest aboard a Mercedes all-terrain vehicle. Then, follow your guide on a one-hour walk through the unfrequented local towns that pepper the mountainside. After an included buffet lunch, return to sea level for some beach time.

  • Day 8: Puerto Vallarta

    Explore Puerto Vallarta on your own

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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    Museum of Anthropology; Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe; Teotihuacán Pyramids; Callejoneadas (choral group performance); Hospicio Cabanas

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