This author's tour has been designed for those people, who want to see Mexico, as it actually is. In this journey you will visit many unknown places, which are not even named in the map, see with your own eyes the endless beaches and totally wild state of Michoacan and Jalisco, see infamous pyramids- remnants of ancient civilizations, where almost no tourists- El Pueblito and Peralta.
And of course we will not ignore such famous resorts, but very pretty city as Zihuatanejo, with its quiet atmosphere of the resort and fishermen, that early in the morning bring fresh fish to the beach, and their wives cook it for you right there. Puerto Vallarta has - in my opinion is the best resort town in Mexico- with its long promenade Malecón, beautiful streets of the historic historical part of the town and amazing nature around: a place, where romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard blossomed.
We'll visit tequila factory in real, mexican hacienda, see the production process of this famous drink and try tequila directly from the distillation mashine, visit the cellars, where the kegs with tequila are stored.
And, course, traveling by central Mexico, we should visit the real colonial cities, which still preserve the charm of past centuries: Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico, Queretaro with it's long aqueduct 16 of century, San Miguel de Allende- City Ideal climate and location, which many foreigners choose to live in Mexico, Taxco- the silver capital of the world.
In this round, perfectly combined vacation on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean with a visit to the most beautiful places, where the mass tourist hardly ever gets.
Mexico City. Sititur.
On this day, you will be introduced to the main sights of the capital of Mexico. I'll take you through the city center and its main attractions: Zocalo Square, Presidential Palace with its famous frescoes and unique Mexican artist Diego Rivera, Cathedral, The ruins of Torre Mayor. We climb the tower Torre Latino, HP offering the entire city with a bird's-eye view, try the national drink "Pulque" in one of the local pulkery in Piazza Garibaldi, listen to street singers Mariyachi. Based on your preferences we go or Museum of Anthropology- the largest and most important museum of pre-Columbian history of the world.
National Museum of Anthropology - the most famous museum in Mexico City, perhaps, in all of Mexico. Every year, here visited by no less than two million tourists, thereby making this Mexican landmark one of the most visited in the world.
National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City consists of two major departments. On the ground floor there is an anthropological section, the second - ethnographic. Each of the departments, in its turn, comprises 11 showrooms. The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City gathered tens of thousands of times exhibits Maya, Aztecs and other ancient peoples, that once existed in Mexico. So, Here are stored the treasures of the Mayan civilization, the famous Aztec calendar (Stone of the Sun) and other artifacts of history.
Or in place of the museum of Anthropology we can head for Coyoacan district, where he met a house-museum "Casa Azul (Blue House)», where she spent her years known to the whole world the artist Frida Kahlo, woman Diego Riverы. There, in addition to her paintings, you inspired with the spirit of Mexico City beginning 20 of century, You see the life of a wealthy stratum of society painters and artists of the time.
Moving to g. Taxco, the silver capital of Mexico.
Along the way we'll pick in the National Park Kakauamilpa- grand cave with huge rooms and amazing natural formations.
Taxco has always been the most important city in Mexico of the mining and processing of precious metals, in particular silver.
The colonial city of Taxco is closely associated with precious metal, so characteristic for Mexico – silver. Silver and other minerals were the main cause of, why Hernán Cortés founded in Taxco 1529 year. Stocks of silver has long been exhausted, and now it is more famous for the hundreds of jewelery shops, This brought him a second glory. In Mexico and around the world is synonymous Taxco silver. Also called “Magic Town” (Magic City) Mexico due to colonial homes, the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the city's reputation silversmiths. All this taken together has made tourism the basis of a modern economy.
Here we are like the streets, where craftsmen sell their crafts from the metal, We climb on a cable car to the observation platform, to assess the views of the city from a height, We take a walk in the middle and get acquainted with the main sights of the city; We see the statue of Christ on one of the highest mountains in the area, views of the evening city. We spend the night in a cozy hotel in the city.
Morning walk through Taxco, lunch travel to Xochimilco.
Xochimilco, which means "flower place", It is one of the most scenic areas of Mexico City. He is often called the "Venice of Mexico". This area became known, thanks to the ancient Aztecs channels, which previously passed through the city and connects Lake.
In Xochimilco you will ride through the ancient canals by elegant pleasure boats, which is controlled by the boatmen pole. But be prepared to, You can take that to the boarding other boaters, offering souvenirs and national products: blankets with embroidery, ponchos, etc.. There mariachi musicians custom gladly perform for you such popular hits, how "Besa mucho" and "Guantanamera". With other boats, Just afloat you offer you a Mexican food, beverages and water. And, I plan my trips , in Xochimilco, you can familiarize yourself with the main fishing - the cultivation of flowers and plants.
In this area, there is another famous place - the island of the dead dolls, where lovers come tickle.
Here we take a ride on The Gondoliers by old channels to the sound of mariachi music. In the evening free time in Mexico City.
Overnight at the hotel in Mexico City.
Day 4. Departure from Mexico City toward Teotihuacan, thence in Queretaro.
Pre-Columbian pyramid of the ancient city of Teotihuacan rise above the surrounding valley in 50 km north-east of Mexico City. This amazing complex of pyramids – everything, what remained of the once largest ancient city in Central America. Anyone who came here to be inspired by the awesome power of the technological civilization of Teotihuacan. It includes thousands of apartment complexes and several temples, pyramids, comparable with the largest Egyptian pyramids. The city was built, and then abandoned long before the Aztecs in central Mexico. Affected seen, Aztecs named it Teotihuacan (in translation “city of gods”), believing, that the gods created the universe here. Today it is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. Tourists from all over the world flock here, to see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On the way to Teotihuacan, we will be able to visit the temple of Guadalupe, the largest religious structure of America, where you can see a miraculous image of the Shroud of St. Mary of Guadalupe- patroness of Mexico.
Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church and a place of pilgrimage of believers from around the world. The history of the Church states, in 1531 , the peasant Juan Diego, who went for a morning Mass at Tlatelolco, I saw on the hill Woman Tepeyyak divine beauty. She introduced herself as the Virgin Most Holy Virgin Mary, and sent the peasant to the local bishop with the news about the need to build a church on a hill Tepeyyak. To confirm the words of Juan Diego, bishop demanded a sign to reveal, testimony of the divinity of the Virgin. Miraculously, on top of a hill, which grew only thorns, bloomed a rose bush. The farmer cut a few roses and wrapped them in his cloak. When the roses lay at the feet of the bishop, to cloak the tread face of the Blessed Virgin. Soon, at the foot of the hill it was built a small temple.
12 October 1976 He opened the doors of the Basilica, the faithful. The circular layout of the building allows you to see the shroud with the image of the Virgin from anywhere. The diameter of the building – 100 meters, allowing for up to 10000 believers, and at the open upper chapels – and to 50000 parishioners. Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is currently in New Basilica. Numerous studies have shown the image, that feels soft cloth coat, reminiscent of silk or cotton, although superficially similar to the weaving of the leaves of the agave. A method of drawing the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe face unknown. In the picture there are traces of the brush, but they occur only in small areas. It is inexplicable and save the image. Typically, the material of the leaves of Agave, of which the cloak, It does not serve more 10 years. To bow to the face of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Basilica is visited annually by about 12 millions of believers.
After visiting the Teotihuacan, we're going to g. Queretaro, where they spend the night in hotel.
Queretaro- fairly large city with a beautiful colonial center and a long, consisting of 74 aqueduct arches, long almost 1300 meters, built in 18 century. Here we walk through the city and the rest of the evening in the hotel.
Day 5. After breakfast and a small morning walk we will go to a small and little-known archaeological site of El Pueblito.
Archaeological Museum "Pyramid Grand Ku" – Mesoamerican civilization archaeological site. During the excavation of fragments of pottery and sculpture of the Olmec were found.
Great Pyramid, also known as the "Pyramid del Pueblito" is the center of the museum. The building was built on the natural rock deposits at the beginning of the second millennium AD. Archaeological excavations have shown, that the settlement at this place existed since prehistoric times. Scientists have discovered fragments of skeletons in ritual burials of the ancient Mesoamerican civilization, preceded the Mayans and the Olmecs.
«Pyramid Grand Ku» – a genuine example of the Archaeological Museum, escaped the influx of numerous tourist flows and therefore preserved its identity and authenticity.
Next, we head to one of the most famous colonial cities of Mexico- San Miguel de Allende.
With scenery tiled rooftops and church domes, at first glance, that San Miguel de Allende is not much different from any other Mexican colonial town. This city- a popular place of residence of artists, Writers, poets, sculptors and other creative professionals. The small town is famous colonial architecture, covered cobblestone narrow streets and bohemian atmosphere special. The climate and the special atmosphere of San Miguel de Allende has inspired many famous people of Mexico and other countries to come here for permanent residence. Despite the lack of a casino, the airport and the distance of more than 600 km from the nearest beach, This small town has been ranked in the travel magazines as one of the preferred places to stay and rest. Even in Hollywood paid attention to San Miguel, removing the film here “Once in Mexico” and “Pancho Villa”. And after the first few minutes of exploring this glorious city it becomes clear, why.
Evening walk through the city, Rest Hotel.
Sightseeing San Miguel de Allende, visiting museums, market, etc..
Morning departure from San Miguel de Allende in the direction g.Guanahuato with a short stop in the village of Dolores de Hidalgo.
Dolores de Hidalgo- absolutely not a tourist town, However, it is here that was born the first spark of the Mexican struggle for independence. For the first time there was a call mastermind fight Miguel Hidalgo to fight the Spanish conquerors.
Then we continue our way in Guanajuato- in my opinion the most beautiful city on the route.
Along with Zacatecas and Taxco, Guanajuato has been one of the most important cities of Mexico silver. Many tourists and the locals consider this the most beautiful colonial city in Mexico. Ancient Church, colonial buildings, cozy squares and winding streets on steep hillsides give it a special beauty. Covered romance of past centuries, Guanajuato always makes a strong impression on visitors. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1988 year. As the locals say, city is built on 5 level, and each of them has its own characteristics. Roads in the city are tunnels, connecting the different parts of this living and breathing monument to history.
We will have a whole day to visit the city, its sights and interesting places. The city has many museums, area, viewing platforms and other places, which is interesting to see. We spend the night in one of the hotels in the city.
After saying goodbye to the morning walk through Guanajuato and tequila factory – Asend Corralejo napravlâemsâ in Guadalajara- the second largest city in Mexico.
The Hacienda "Corralejo" we will learn not only with the production process and tequila try it at different stages of production, but also learn the history of this amazing place and its surrounding areas.
From here we go to Guadalajara, where a walk along the town's main square, it get some air, We learn its history. Relax in the hotel.
Guadalajara – the best places in Mexico to explore the culture and traditions of this interesting country. Many famous Mexican characters originated in or near the state capital of Jalisco. Family tekylы, mariachi music, carro (Mexican cowboys), Mexican dance with hats, many believe Guadalajara “most Mexican cities”. Strong traditions, beautiful colonial architecture, crafts, delicious cuisine – the main factors, attracting tourists. Fans of Mexico, its culture and traditions, be sure to enjoy this beautiful city.
In the morning before leaving in the direction of Puerto Vallarta, we will visit a small rayonchik Tlaquepaque, which is also called "City of Masters". Here reigns the spirit of art, many galleries with amazing things, restaurants with a unique bohemian atmosphere.
After breakfast, along a scenic road, passing through the mountain range of the Sierra Madre, we will put forward in the direction of Puerto Vallarta. We will stop at a few small, but the original towns and villages, where we can relax and enjoy the local cuisine and the unique atmosphere of the Mexican heartland.
In the evening arrival in Puerto Vallarta, hotel accommodation.