This journey will lead you on the original route of the Spanish conquerors. The main highlights include colonial villages and cities of the Mexican highland, whose culture and tradition, as well as its excellent gastronomy meanwhile declared part of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Many villages we visit on your journey are magic villages, where ancient culture and the colonial times seem to have stood still.
Mexico City – Tepotzoztlan – Tula – Queretaro (160 miles)
1. Day: Drive direction Queretaro. On the way, you will visit the Spanish-catholic school San Javier Tepotzotlan in the same locality. After a detailed sightseeing, the journey continues to Aculco, a picturesque site and another witness of the path of the Spanish conquerors. On the way we will stop at the “true path of the conquerors” it is between Aculco and San Juan del Rio. In the afternoon, you will reach Queretaro and experience the historical center, which also where declared a world heritage site by UNESCO at a detailed inspection.
Overnight in Queretaro.
Queretaro – San Luis Potosi (about 210 km)
2. Day: Drive from Queretaro to San Luis Potosi. Here the Spaniards found many minerals such as silver, copper and zinc. Today the historical center counts as one of the most beautiful site among the most wonderful colonial cities of Mexico. After short refreshment in your Hotel, you will visit the countless buildings from the colonial times.
Overnight San Luis Potosi
San Luis Potosi – San Miguel de Allende (186 km)
3. Day: The journey goes on to San Miguel de Allende. In addition, here the historical center is under the patronage of UNESCO. The city where named due to the hero of the war of independence. Back in the times of the Spanish conquerors, the city called San Miguel el Grande, named after a monk, San Juan de Miguel. Many of the important cities today from Mexico City to San Francisco (USA) where founded by Friar starting with a Mission. For sure, San Miguel de Allende is one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Mexico and meeting point of many musicians & artists.
Overnight in San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel de Allende – Dolores Hidalgo – Guanajuato (95 km)
4. Day: Drive in the morning to Dolores Hidalgo. Since 1772, after the construction of today’s cathedral of Dolores, the place started to grow as to a city. In addition, this place is named after a hero, the priest Hidalgo, mainly known for his proclamation of Mexican Independence on September 15th 1810. Then the way will lead you to Guanajuato, where the war of independence began. Because of the vast amount of silver on site, Guanajuato was one of the most important places for the Spaniards. Today Guanajuato is a popular place for students and artists, as well as for visitors from Mexico and foreign countries.
Overnight in Guanajuato.
5. Day: Day for sightseeing and free time, to get to know and enjoy the city on your own.
Overnight in Guanajuato.
Guanajuato – Aguascalientes – Zacatecas (293 km)
6. Day: From Guanajuato your journey will continue along the true path of the conquerors to Aguascalientes. For the Spanish conquest, Guanajuato was a very important strategic site to control the route of silver and other minerals from Zacatecas to Mexico City. The first buildings here built in 1530 by the Conquest. After the arrival at the historical center, a sightseeing will begin. The trip continues to Zacatecas.
Overnight in Zacatecas.
Zacatecas – Guadalajara (314 km)
7. Day: Guanajuato, Zacatecas were one of the most important cities of Spaniards, where ton of Silver where elaborated. You will visit the mine at mount La Bufa and the old city, before the trip continues to Guadalajara.
Overnight in Guadalajara.
Guadalajara - Tlaquepaque
8. Day: Guadalajara, with about 6 Million inhabitants, is the second biggest city of Mexico and capital of Jalisco. The day will start with a sightseeing of Tlaquepaque, a place formally outside of the city, now incorporated, which lives of its craftwork and is the birthplace of the Mariachi music. Subsequently drive to the downtown visiting the former orphanage Hospicio de Cabañas, today a very important museum with masterpieces of the artist Juan Orozco. We also visit the cathedral and the government palace.
Tequila – Sierra Madre – Riviera Nayarit (About 373 km)
9. Day: From Guadalajara, the journey will lead to Tequila, where the famous agave liquor produced. After the trip, we continue through the mountains of Sierra Madre to Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit. On the way, you will visit the volcano Ceboruco, which erupted about 170 years ago and where tracks of dried lava-rivers are still clearly visible. Arrival to the Hotel of your choice or travel home.
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