This tour is an amazing journey through colonial cities and villages, of which many of them are world heritage sites under the patronage of UNESCO. Colorful buildings alternate with imposing churches and monasteries; all witnesses of the Mexican Independence and of the following Revolution.
Mexico City – Tepotzotlan – Tula – Queretaro (256 km)
1. Day: Ride to Queretaro. On the way you will visit Tepotzotlan, including its former monastery and today’s museum of the Franciscan order of Cuatitlan from the year 1580. The journey will continue to Tula, an archaeological site of the Toltecs and famous for its 16 feet tall sculptures called the Atlantes figures. Then you will travel to Queretaro. Queretaro has a great historical significance, because of the conviction and execution of emperor Maximilian of Austria happening there.
Overnight in Queretaro
Queretaro – San Miguel de Allende – Dolores Hidalgo – Guanajuato (158 km)
2. Day: Transfer from Queretaro to San Miguel de Allende. Same as the historical center of Queretaro, also the center of San Miguel de Allende is a world heritage site and it is under the patronage of UNESCO. After an extensive sightseeing, you will go on to Dolores Hidalgo. It was on September 15, 1810 when the priest Hidalgo emitted the proclamation of Mexican Independence and it occurred in that specific location. The journey goes on to Guanajuato, where the battle of independence began. Guanajuato was an important strategic place for the Spaniards, thanks to the high amount of silver on site. Today Guanajuato is a popular destination for students and artists.
Overnight in Guanajuato
Guanajuato – Tlaquepaque – Guadalajara (274 km)
3. Day: A detailed sightseeing of Guanajuato in the morning, including the regional museum, Juarez theatre, the cathedral and the Callejon Del Beso (the alley of the kiss), before driving direction Guadalajara, the second biggest city of Mexico and capital of the state Jalisco. On the way you will visit Tlaquepaque, place of birth of the famous Mariachi music and well known for its craftwork. The trip goes on to Guadalajara.
Overnight in Guadalajara
Guadalajara – Tequila – Puerto Vallarta (234 km)
4. Day: Guadalajara, capital of the proud Tapatios, offers attractive contrasts. You will visit the former orphanage “Hospicio Cabañas”, which today, is the most important museum of the city with its wall paintings of Jose Clemente Orozco. After a detailed sightseeing, the journey will lead you to Tequila place and production-site of the famous agave liquor. The trip goes on to the mountains of Sierra Madre passing the Volcano Ceboruco to Puerto Vallarta. Transfer to the Airport or to the spa Hotel of your choice.
Good middle class and typical Hotels during the Tour
Private Guide and private vehicle with A/C
All entrance Fee’s
24/7 emergency contact
Meals not mentioned
Tips for guide and driver