Discover Mexico’s heartland on this immersive trip of history and culture
The history of Mexico is one that spans over three millennia, with a complex system of indigenous civilisations dominating the land for more than 13,000 years prior to Spanish colonisation in the 16th century. Explore a place where history and modern life collide with thrilling results, a place where Aztec temple ruins sit side by side with bustling suburbia in the heart of Mexico City at Templo Mayor and a place where art, music and traditional culture interweave seamlessly. Explore ruins at Teotihuacan and Tzintzuntzan, discover life in a ‘Pueblo Magico’ (Magic Village) as you travel the countryside, taste tequila in Guadalajara and visit cathedrals and historical sites as you explore on this Mexican adventure.
Stand at the foot of the mammoth Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan
Explore the historic streets of Mexico City on a walking tour of the city
Spend a day exploring the World Heritage-listed city of San Miguel de Allende
Brush up on your art history in the museum of Diego Rivera’s house in Guanajuato
Visit a ‘Pueblo Magico’ at Santa Clara del Cobre
Get the best view over Zacatecas from the hill-top site of Cerro de la Bufa
Take a tequila tasting tour in the heart of Guadalajara
See more butterflies than ever before at the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Reserve
Mexico's climate is sultry and tropical, so can get really hot and humid. Wear loose clothing and make sure stay hydrated, especially while out on walking tours.
Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites, can be quite strenuous. Be sure to bring suitably sturdy footwear.
It's a good idea to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but can be shy, so you'll need to make an effort to break the ice. It's a great way to show respect and involve yourself in their culture.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
Our Mexican Heartlands trips score an average of 4.68 out of 5 based on 28 reviews in the last year.
This trip takes you to beautiful historic towns in Mexico's interior, each different from the others. The guide's knowledge of Mexican history and willingness to share his love of Mexican food heightened the experience.
Review submitted 16 May 2018