10 days 9 nights
Discover the heart and soul of Mexico on our captivating 10-day tour, ‘Enchanted Mexico: Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca.’ Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Mexican culture as we explore colonial marvels, enchanting coffee regions, and vibrant towns.
Wander through the baroque streets of Mexico City and Puebla, savor the allure of Veracruz’s coffee plantations, and delve into the artistic traditions of Oaxaca’s magic towns. Witness ancient wonders at archaeological sites like Monte Albán and Mitla, while tantalizing your taste buds with local cuisine.
Experience the aromas of chocolate, mezcal, and freshly roasted coffee, all woven into the fabric of this journey. Whether you’re strolling through local markets, admiring intricate craftsmanship, or savoring flavors passed down through generations, ‘Enchanted Mexico’ promises an adventure that’s as diverse as the country itself. Join us and uncover the magic of Mexico’s colonial past, cultural heritage, and aromatic coffee trails.
|PRICE PER PERSON||DOUBLE
$ 2,625 USD
$ 3,570 USD
Min of people for this tour is 4 people.
Check in: Mexico City
Check out: Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
As you step off the plane, the vibrant pulse of Mexico City welcomes you with open arms. Our dedicated local representative will be eagerly awaiting your arrival at the airport, ready to whisk you away to your comfortable hotel, where your journey of discovery begins.
Once you've settled in, and if time permits, why not take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Reforma Avenue? Lined with historic landmarks and modern marvels, this grand boulevard offers a captivating glimpse into the heart of the city.
In the late afternoon, gather with your fellow travelers for an eagerly anticipated Welcome Briefing led by your knowledgeable Tour Director. This is the moment when your upcoming adventure takes shape. Your Tour Director will paint a vivid picture of the incredible experiences awaiting you in the days ahead and answer any burning questions you may have.
Mark your calendars for this important rendezvous at 7:00 pm. It's the first step towards an unforgettable journey through the diverse and enchanting states of Mexico. Get ready to immerse yourself in the culture, history, and natural beauty that define this captivating nation. Your Mexican adventure starts here! Overnight: Mexico City
As the sun paints the morning sky with hues of promise, embark on a captivating and enlightening journey through the heart of Mexico City.
Following a delightful breakfast, your day unfolds with a visit to the historic Centro Historico, the beating heart of the nation's capital. With an expert local guide by your side, you'll explore the majestic Zocalo, the Main Square, and its storied surroundings. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural grandeur that grace this iconic district.
In the mid-morning, we'll venture to the charming neighborhood of Coyoacan, where a local restaurant awaits to tempt your taste buds. Savor the flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine before embarking on a leisurely stroll through the vibrant main plaza, soaking in the local atmosphere and culture.
But the day's adventures are far from over. Later, we journey to Xochimilco, a place where time seems to stand still and traditions come to life. Here, you'll experience the lively and colorful folklore of the locals as you embark on a Trajinera boat ride along the winding canals of Xochimilco, often referred to as "the floating gardens." It's a unique opportunity to witness and partake in the vibrant traditions that have been passed down through generations.
As the afternoon sun dips toward the horizon, your Tour Director will guide you to a handpicked local restaurant, where you'll indulge in a sumptuous welcome dinner. This is not just a meal; it's a culinary journey, a taste of Mexico's diverse and mouthwatering gastronomy.
Day 2 promises to be a day of discovery, cultural immersion, and delectable delights, setting the stage for the wonders yet to come on your Mexican adventure. Overnight: Mexico City
Today, we bid farewell to Mexico City and set our compass for the captivating state of Puebla, whose eponymous capital city is revered as the epicenter of Mexican Baroque architecture.
Our first stop promises an encounter with artistic heritage as we visit a renowned factory specializing in the exquisite ceramic artistry of "Talavera." This traditional Puebla craft has captured hearts worldwide with its intricate designs and vibrant colors. Witness the skilled hands at work, and perhaps even take home a piece of this Mexican artistry as a keepsake of your journey.
After a delectable meal in the heart of downtown Puebla, we'll delve into history at "Los Fuertes," a hallowed site where the Mexican army triumphed over the French during the legendary Battle of 5 de Mayo in the 19th century. As you stand on this historic ground, you'll feel the echoes of a pivotal moment in Mexican history.
Following this inspiring visit, our guided tour will lead you through the enchanting streets of downtown Puebla, where majestic Baroque buildings gracefully adorn the cityscape. Listen to the stories etched in the stone facades as you meander through this architectural wonderland.
But exploration isn't complete without some personal time to soak in the local atmosphere and savor the hidden gems of Puebla at your own pace. Whether you're drawn to the charming cafes, bustling markets, or historic squares, this is your opportunity to create your own memorable moments in this Baroque masterpiece.
Day 3 unfolds as a blend of artistic immersion and historical revelation, inviting you to embrace the beauty and heritage of Puebla with open arms. Overnight: Puebla City
As the sun kisses the horizon, we set out on a journey that will awaken your senses and immerse you in the rich tapestry of Veracruz State, nestled in the heart of the famed coffee region, Coatepec.
Your day begins with a visit to the world-renowned Xalapa Anthropology Museum, a treasure trove of ancient marvels. Here, you'll gaze in awe at the colossal Olmec Heads, relics from a civilization that thrived over 3,000 years ago. This museum houses the world's most extensive collection of these enigmatic sculptures, a testament to Mexico's deep-rooted history.
Following our museum exploration, we'll indulge in a special dinner crafted by local chefs who are masters of regional flavors. This culinary experience has been thoughtfully prepared exclusively for our visitors, offering a tantalizing taste of Veracruz's gastronomic heritage. It's an evening that promises to be as culturally enriching as it is delicious.
Then we head to Coatepec Magical Town the afternoon is yours to savor at your leisure. Whether you choose to relax in a quaint cafe, sample the local brew, or wander through the vibrant markets, Coatepec invites you to immerse yourself in its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Day 4 promises a day of discovery, from ancient wonders to the aromatic delights of Veracruz's coffee culture. It's a sensory journey that will leave you with a deep appreciation for Mexico's rich heritage and its culinary treasures. Overnight: Coatepec (Veracruz)
Prepare for a day that will transport you deep into the heart of coffee culture, where the rich aroma of freshly roasted beans fills the air with anticipation.
With the rising sun, we embark on an extraordinary journey through a lush coffee plantation. Our expert guide, a true connoisseur of coffee, will unveil the secrets of the coffee plant, from its humble beginnings to the intricate art of nurturing and harvesting the finest coffee beans. This immersive experience offers a profound understanding of the importance of every meticulously picked coffee grain, as well as the love and care that go into every cup.
After indulging your senses in the world of coffee, you'll savor a steaming cup of Veracruz's finest. This moment, surrounded by the verdant beauty of the plantation, is a true celebration of the coffee world's magic.
Following your coffee adventure, we journey to a 17th-century hacienda, steeped in history and once dedicated to the production of sugar cane. Here, you'll enjoy a truly special lunch, a culinary journey that transports you back in time to when this region thrived on sugar. Now transformed into a coffee-producing hacienda, the hacienda's flavors will enchant your taste buds.
Returning to the picturesque Coatepec Magical Town our local guide will lead us into an afternoon walking tour downtown then the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace. Whether you choose to wander the charming streets, relax in a local cafe, or seek out hidden treasures, Coatepec invites you to savor its unique blend of tradition and modernity.
Day 5 offers a true immersion into the world of coffee, from plantation to cup, and a glimpse into the timeless traditions that define this enchanting region of Veracruz. Overnight: Coatepec (Veracruz)
Today, we bid a fond farewell to the verdant landscapes of Veracruz State as we embark on a picturesque journey to the enchanting state of Oaxaca. As we traverse the winding roads, be prepared to be mesmerized by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before your eyes. Mexico's natural beauty will accompany us throughout this captivating ride.
After our scenic drive, we'll arrive at our destination, ready to savor a well-deserved and delicious late lunch. Oaxaca is renowned for its culinary heritage, and today, you'll have the opportunity to indulge your appetite with a delightful array of local dishes. Don't hold back; embrace the flavors, as you've certainly earned this culinary reward.
As you savor each bite, let the tastes of Oaxaca tantalize your taste buds and prepare you for the rich cultural experiences that await in this vibrant state. Day 6 is a day of transitions and culinary delights, setting the stage for the adventures yet to come in Oaxaca. Overnight: Oaxaca City
After a delightful breakfast, embark on a captivating journey through Oaxaca's historic center, guided by a knowledgeable local expert. Your day begins with a visit to one of the city's most intriguing markets, a bustling hub of local craftsmanship, jewelry, vibrant textiles, and exotic, fresh produce. Here, you'll witness the vibrant tapestry of Oaxacan culture on full display.
Prepare your taste buds for a treat as you step into a chocolate factory, where you'll have the chance to savor the delectable gift Mexico has shared with the world—chocolate. Discover the secrets of its creation and indulge in the rich, velvety flavors.
Continue your journey along a pedestrian street, steeped in colonial history, as you make your way to a charming local restaurant. Here, you'll enjoy a lunch that not only satisfies your appetite but also immerses you in Oaxaca's rich culinary traditions.
Your walking excursion culminates with a visit to the magnificent Santo Domingo, once an imposing convent and now the "Museum of the Cultures of Oaxaca." This monumental building, dating back to the 16th century, is a splendid example of Colonial Baroque architecture. Within its walls, you'll discover a treasure trove, including one of the most significant collections of Mixtec Culture's artistic jewelry.
As the afternoon unfolds, you have the freedom to explore the UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site of downtown Oaxaca at your own pace. It's a day filled with vibrant colors, flavors, and cultural immersion, offering a deeper understanding of Oaxaca's captivating history and traditions. Overnight: Oaxaca City
Today, our journey begins with a short drive to the awe-inspiring Monte Albán archaeological site, a testament to the grandeur of the Zapotec culture. As you step onto this hallowed ground, you'll find yourself surrounded by a complex of temples and tombs that whisper tales of a bygone era. The rich history of the Zapotec civilization comes to life here, and it's no wonder that Monte Albán is proudly recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After immersing yourself in the secrets of Monte Albán, we venture to a nearby village, where a delicious lunch awaits. This is a moment to savor not just the flavors but also the warm hospitality of the local community.
Our journey then takes us to the enchanting "Pueblos Mágicos" (Magical Towns), where you'll witness the transformation of local natural materials into exquisite works of art. Marvel at the skillful hands of local craftsmen as they craft black pottery, fashion vibrant alebrijes (woodcarvings), and create other intricate pieces of local artistry.
As the afternoon unfolds, you'll have the liberty to choose how to spend your leisure time. Whether you decide to explore more of the charming towns, relax in a local cafe, or simply savor the magic of Oaxaca at your own pace, it's a day of discovery and delight that immerses you in both ancient wonders and contemporary artistic expressions. Overnight: Oaxaca City
As the sun graces the sky with its warm embrace, we embark on a day of discovery, culture, and a bit of indulgence.
After a hearty breakfast, our journey leads us to the mystical archaeological site of Mitla. Here, we are treated to a mesmerizing display of intricate stone mosaics that adorn the site's walls, a testament to the craftsmanship of the Zapotec people who once thrived here. These ancient patterns tell stories that have withstood the test of time.
Continuing our exploration, we venture to the charming Zapotec village of Teotitlan del Valle. Here, you'll have the privilege of observing a weaving demonstration, a living tradition that has been passed down through generations. The skill and artistry displayed by these artisans is truly remarkable.
Lunch today is a special affair, shared in the welcoming home of one of these skilled artisans. It's an opportunity not only to savor authentic Oaxacan cuisine but also to connect with the local culture on a personal level.
Our journey takes an intriguing turn as we visit a Mezcal distillery. Here, you'll gain insight into the fascinating process of crafting this renowned alcoholic drink. From agave plant to bottle, you'll learn the secrets behind Mezcal's unique flavors and characteristics. Of course, no visit would be complete without a tasting to savor the distinct notes and complexities of this Mexican spirit.
En route back to Oaxaca, we make a stop to visit the awe-inspiring Santa Maria del Tule, home to one of the world's widest and oldest trees, El Árbol del Tule. It's a natural wonder that stands as a testament to the grandeur of Mexico's landscapes.
Tonight, we gather for a heartfelt farewell dinner, a time to bid adios to Mexico and your Tour Manager. It's a moment to reflect on the incredible journey you've experienced and the memories that will forever hold a special place in your heart. Overnight: Oaxaca City
As the sun rises on our final day, we prepare for the bittersweet moments of departure. After a delicious breakfast, the day is devoted to seamless transfers from your hotel to Oaxaca International Airport, all coordinated at designated times to ensure a smooth and stress-free journey home.
As we bid farewell, we cherish the memories of our incredible adventure through the enchanting states of Puebla, Veracruz, and Oaxaca. We hope that this journey has ignited a deep love for Mexico and its diverse cultures, landscapes, and flavors.
Until we meet again, may your hearts be filled with the warmth of Mexico's hospitality, its rich history, and the enchantment of this remarkable land. Adios, dear travelers, and may your future adventures be as captivating as the one we've shared.