Mexico Colonial – Private Tour

On this Mexico Private Tour retrace the steps of the Spanish conquistadors during the Mexican revolution. Explore the most beautiful and historically significant colonial cities and learn interesting details about the occurrences after the Spanish “Conquista”.

Day 1
Arrival in Mexico City

According to your time of arrival you are picked up from the airport in Mexico City and brought to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: none)

Day 2
City Tour & Anthropological Museum

You will be picked up from your hotel in Mexico City and taken on a city tour. You will first explore the historical center on foot and visit the huge Zocalo with its famous Cathedral and the Government Palace with its impressive murals by Diego Riviera, amongst others. To make the city tour perfect, it finishes with an informative visit of the Anthropological Museum which is situated on the brink of the Chapultepec Park. Learn all about the history and culture of Mexico´s many pre-hispanic civilizations. Afterwards, you are brought back to your hotel and can discover the metropolitan capital on your own. Overnight stay.  (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)

Day 3
Mexico City – Teotihuacán – Querétaro

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and head 50km northeast of the city to the spectacular site of Teotihuacán, also known as the “City of the Gods”. Spread over 22km², it is the largest city of ruins in Latin America and the majority of it has yet to be excavated. You definitely should not miss out on climbing up the Sun and Moon Pyramids, as they provide an imposing view of the extent of this archaeological excavation. Continue to the colonial town of Querétaro which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and full of history as it played an important role in the Mexican Revolution. Explore the centro historico and visit the Teatro de la República which is where the 1917 Constitution was signed, the Plaza de Armas and Iglesia de La Cruz. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)

Day 4
Bernal – Opal Mine – Querétaro

After breakfast, visit the small colonial town of Bernal. Explore the cobblestone streets and try the famous gorditas (corn patties with your choice of filling) as well as the locally made candy. Here you can also climb the Peña de Bernal which is the third largest monolith in the world. Hike up the small steep paths for a beautiful view over the surrounding countryside. Local legends say that a long life will be granted to those who climb to the top. Afterwards, continue to a local opal mine. To get to the mine you must take a jeep on a bumpy adventure up to the opening of the mine. Here you will learn all about the procees and will also be given tools to break some rocks and look for your own opal. Continue to a local workshop where you can see the final product of polished stone before returning to Querétaro. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)

Day 5
Querétaro – San Miguel de Allende – Guanajuato

Today, you will be picked up from your hotel and stop at the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, also known as the “City of Artists”. On your city tour you will explore the cobblestone streets, art galleries and local market of the impeccably maintained centro histórico. The stunning architecture of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel is a neo-gothic masterpiece and built in rose colour stone by the self taught architect Zerferino Gutierrez who is said to have used postcards of European churches as his inspiration. Admire the facade and interior of this unique church and learn more about the history of San Miguel. Enjoy a delicious lunch from a rooftop terrace (not included) overlooking San Miguel. Afterwards, continue to Guanajuato, another wonderful colonial town famous for its music and theater scene. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)

Day 6

Guanajuato is a unique colonial town filled with tiny cobblestone streets and winding alleyways. Enjoy the day exploring the town and visit the Cathedral, the University, Diego Rivera´s birthplace, the famous kissing alley and take trip high up to the Pipila Monument for a spectacular view of the city. There is a vibrant art scene in Guanajuato and a month long festival of theater, music and poetry in October known as Cervantino. If you are lucky, in the evening you may encounter a wandering musical group known as “estudiantina” which play traditional songs throughout the city as they make their way through town. Get caught up in the atmosphere of this authentic Mexican city. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)

Day 7
Guanajuato – Guadalajara

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and will head to Guadalajara which is the capital of the State of Jalisco and Mexico´s second largest city. It is known for preserving the customs and traditions and is sometimes referred to as “the most Mexican city in Mexico”. After arriving in your hotel, your guide will take you on a city tour through the centro histórico and you can enjoy a delicious dinner (not included) accompanied of course by a local tequila produced in the region and the sounds of mariachi. Overnight stay.  (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)

Day 8

Today, you will explore the small neighbourhood of Tlaquepaque which has been swallowed up by the growing city. It has quaint tree lined streets and outdoor restaurants and is famous for its local artesenia and galleries. Wander through the neighbourhood visiting shops filled with art and handicrafts and soak up the atmosphere from a patio with a delicious margarita. Afterwards, you will be be returned to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)

Day 9
Guadalajara – Puerto Vallarta

According to your time of departure, please take a taxi (on your own) to either the bus station or the airport in Guadalajara. We recommend continuing on to the beach town of Puerto Vallarta (approx. 350 km). Upon request we can organize the flight and/or bus ticket. Overnight stay. (Meals: breakfast at the hotel)


Price details

This Buenos Días Mexico tour includes:
  • 8 nights accommodation in the aforementioned or equivalent hotels
  • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • All transfers to and from the airport
  • Certified English-speaking private guide from day 2 to 9
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes


This Buenos Días Mexico tour does NOT include:
  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses & extras in the hotels
  • Additional meals & drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance (Book here with Travel Secure)

Important information

Important information:
  • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until booking is confirmed.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no
    official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • Please note that the price includes hotels within the standard category (equivalent to 3 stars). If you like an upgrade to 4 or 5 star category, we are happy to help you.
  • Small group travel: Please keep in mind that day trips with small groups often requires patience and understanding, because every group has a certain dynamic. Sometimes the group
    stops at souvenir shops and markets.
  • This tour is fully customizable and can be adapted according to your needs and desires.
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