Mexico’s Central Highlands & Pacific Coast

Discover some of Mexico’s most culturally rich states, including its capital, and immerse yourself in mariachi, folklore, colonial cities and tequila before heading to the beaches of Punta de Mita for some rest and relax time.

This 14 day tour starts in Mexico City for a glimpse into the modern, yet history-rich capital of Mexico before traveling up to the ‘cradle of the Mexican Independence’ movement in Guanajuato, immersing you in the colorful and colonial side of the country. Making your way towards the Pacific Coast, you will stop in Guadalajara to discover the folklore and traditions behind the Mexican symbols of mariachi and tequila. After traveling the state of Jalisco, including t ime at Lake Chapala, you will make your way to Punta Mita on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, where you can enjoy  nights chasing down all the fun available in the area or simply taking in the vistas on the Riviera Nayarit.

Highlights

Mexico City – Visit historical places such as the Mexico City Zocalo, Anthropology Museum, Xochimilco, Coyoacan, and San Angel

Teotihuacan – Explore this stunning archaeological zone famous for some of the world’s largest pyramidal structures, the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon

San Miguel de Allende – See the colorful buildings and beautiful parks and be treated to private tequila tasting at Casa Dragones

Guanajuato – See spectacular colonial era architecture including Barroque churches and facades and visit the Diego Rivera house and museum, one of Mexico’s most famous and renowned muralists

Guadalajara – Discover the capital of Jalisco, home to mariachi and tequila and learn the traditions of Guadalajara

Tequila – Visit this Mexican Magic Town where many famous tequila factories have their distilleries

Punta Mita – Relax on the beautiful beaches at the Four Seasons Resort

Puerto Vallarta – Spend the day in Puerto Vallarta where an array of activities await you

Dates & Prices

Price 

Because this itinerary will be custom tailored to your liking, please inquire for pricing.

Dates

This trip can be customized for a private journey all year round.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive to Mexico City
Today you will be met by your driver outside of customs (international flights) or after leaving the secured area of the terminal (domestic flights) and privately transferred to your Mexico City hotel. Overnight: Las Alcobas 

Day 2

Mexico City Private Tour and Anthropology Museum
You will be picked up in the morning at the hotel lobby for a full day, privately guided tour (6-8 hours) of the National Anthropology Museum and Mexico’s Historic City Center.  At the museum your expert guide will add contour and color to the myriad of exhibits with special attention on the Aztec and Maya rooms. You will continue on to the Historic Center with visits to the Zocalo flanked by Mexico’s most important and buildings including: The National Palace, The Metropolitan Cathedral, a look from above into the Temple Mayor Aztec Archaeological Site, the Palace of Fine Arts and more depending on time and interest.  This great square, called the Zocalo, evokes the place of homage and center of the world which was the heart of the ceremonial nucleus of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. Time for lunch will be provided today (can be included at additional cost) at one of the many fine eateries in the capital of one of the world’s great culinary countries.   Late afternoon return to your fine hotel for relaxation and dinner on your own. Overnight: Las Alcobas 

Day 3

Teotihuacan and San Miguel de Allende
After an early breakfast, meet your expert driver-guide in the hotel lobby and head northwards to Teotihuacan, one of the most famous archaeological sites in Mexico. As you explore the site, learn about Teotihuacan’s accomplishments; the Temples of the Sun and Moon and other important structures shed light on the life and times of these powerful inhabitants of Mexico’s oldest and most important permanent settlement.
After lunch in a local restaurant the journey will continue towards San Miguel de Allende, at arrival you will check in at your charming hotel and rest of evening at leisure. Overnight: Casa Sierra Nevada

Day 4

San Miguel de Allende Tour and Tequila Tasting
Today after breakfast you will meet your guide at the hotel lobby for a private walking tour of San Miguel De Allende (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit the colourful and art-filled city center to include visits to the most important sites such as the famous Parroquita de San Miguel Arcángel designed by the indigenous stonemason Zeferino Gutierrez from a postcard depicting a Belgian Church! The history and lore of San Miguel are intertwined with Mexico´s Independence Movement, and the energy and spirit of freedom of expression have continued on in the lively creative enclave of modern day San Miguel.

Early this evening you are invited to experience a tequila tasting in Casa Dragones, home to one of the finest, premium tequila brands of Mexico. Visit the historic the 17th century Casa Dragones house (otherwise closed to the public) attending to a private tequila presentation and degustation to discover the unique qualities of this limited edition, hand crafted Tequila.   Overnight: Casa Sierra Nevada

Day 5

Guanajuato City Tour
You will meet your guide in the lobby for a full-day excursion to the creative center of Guanajuato, approximately 1:20hr away by private vehicle. The city’s history is as rich as its mines were full of silver during the Colonial Era. With your expert guide, you will enjoy a walking tour of the historic landmarks of the city center and use the morning to orient yourself to the winding streets and subterranean passages that make this city a Mexican medina! The thriving down town is full of interesting shops, and the smells of delicious local fare wafts through the streets inviting you in to the many delicious eateries. Lunch at el Jardin de los Milagros, the famous restaurant of chef Bricio Dominguez (not included). Overnight: Casa Sierra Nevada

Day 6

Lagos de Moreno
Meet your private transfer to Lagos de Moreno, at arrival settle into your beautiful hacienda and enjoy rest of the day on property. Hacienda Sepulveda has been restored to serve like a luxurious boutique hotel. All activities, the nice weather, the beautiful landscapes and the historical background of the hacienda will charm you. Overnight: Hacienda Sepulveda

Day 7

Guadalajara City Tour
You will be met by your guide in the hotel lobby for a private transfer to Guadalajara to enjoy a city tour. You will take in some of this colonial city’s most treasured sights including the Palacio de Gobierno, Hospicio Las Cabanas Cultures, Plaza Tapatia, the ArchesMonument, Minerva Fountain, Republic Square, Heroic Boys Monument, Metropolitan Cathedral, and many other beautiful sites. Guadalajara is much more than just a city, it is one of the best representation of life in México. The “City of the Roses” is known for its beauty, and is the second largest metropolis of the Republic, exceeding 190 square kilometers and inhabited by a population of over four million. Overnight: Villa Ganz

Day 8

Tonalá & Tlaquepaque Tour
Today you will meet your guide at the hotel lobby for your  privately guided excursion to Tonalá where you will sense the flavor or Mexico learning about the culture and artisans work. We will continue towards Tlaquepaque, here you will find a wide variety of handicrafts, enjoy typical Mexican dishes and of course the world famous Tequila accompanied by Mariachi music. Overnight: Villa Ganz

Day 9

Lak Chapala and Ajijic
You will be met by your guide in the hotel lobby for a full day private tour to near by Chapala Lake, including the pleasant lakeside towns of Chula Vista and Ajijic. Since the 1950′s, Ajijic has been considered the artistic centre of the Chapala Riviera. Its artistic colony is comprised of both Mexicans and non-Mexicans, working in a variety of media. Almost always there are several current exhibitions open to the public either in local galleries and stores, or in the hotels and restaurants. Chapala is located 28 miles (45 km) south-southeast of Guadalajara, on the north shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest freshwater lake. Since the 1960s, Chapala has been frequented by both Mexican and international tourists. Among the area’s cultural attractions is mariachi music, for which the state of Jalisco is particularly known.  Overnight: Villa Ganz

Day 10

Tequila Distillery and Punta Mita
Today after breakfast your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby at for a full day tour of the Mexican Magic Town of Tequila, including a tour to one of its famous distilleries to learn how this tasty and powerful elixir is made from local agave plants. After the town of Tequila, we head for the Pacific Coast to Punta Mita, where you will settle into your luxury resort. Overnight: Four Seasons Punta Mita

Day 11

Free Day at the Beach
A picturesque fishing village nestled on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is an oasis of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters that boasts some of the best snorkeling  scuba diving, fishing, surfing and golf in the world. Relax among the unparalleled services of the Four Seasons. Overnight: Four Seasons Punta Mita

Day 12

City Tour Puerto Vallarta
Today enjoy a privately guided tour of Puerto Vallarta and  visit the most important areas in Marina Vallarta, the downtown area, mountains, and the most important sightseeing followed by a delicious lunch in a beautiful ocean front Restaurant in the romantic zone. You will also have time to visit galleries and shopping areas. Puerto Vallarta has long-served as an unhurried refuge for people seeking more than just a beautiful beach. The sun-drenched colonial seaside town is both dramatic in setting and diverse in its appeal. Overnight: Four Seasons Punta Mita

Day 13

Swimming with Dolphins
The signature swim with dolphins adenture offers the smallest group size available anywhere. You’re ensured the best possible opportunity to develop a close personal bond with your dolphin and you’ll discover all there is know about dolphins from the best possible teachers – the dolphins themselves, as they talk and flirt with you in the comfort and safety of our specially designed pool. Overnight: Four Seasons Punta Mita

Day 14

Departure Day
Depart the beautiful Pacific Coast by private transfer to the local international airport.

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Culture in the Zocalo

Mexico City Cathedral

Palacio Nacional

Teotihuacan

Anthropology Museum

Casa Sierra Nevada

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende

Belmond Casa Sierra Nevada

Casa Dragones Tequila Tasting in San Miguel Allende

Guanajuato

Alleyways and Underground Passages

Hacienda Sepulveda

Hacienda Sepulveda

Tlaquepaque

Guadalajara

Guadalajara

Guadalajara

Tequila

Tequila HIstoric Center

Tequila

Four Seasons Punta Mita

Punta Mita

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