Day 1 (31 March 2024) - Arrival in Mexico City
Arrive in vibrant Mexico City and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay. When they arrived here Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes and his men were awestruck by the sight of the imposing temples of the Aztecs. Surrounded by some of the finest buildings of the colonial era, lay the remnants of one of the Aztecs’ principal monuments, the Templo Mayor. Its mysterious shapes stand as a haunting tribute to the pre-Hispanic civilization that flourished here long ago.
Days 2 and 3 (1 and 2 April 2024) - Enjoy vibrant Mexico City with optional excursions available
Enjoy accommodation in the financial and cultural district, steps away from the most important streets, Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida Juarez. Optional visits will include Xochimilco floating gardens, Frida Kahlo's neighbourhood Coyoacan, Guadalupe Shrine and the pyramids of the Sun and Moon at Teotihuacan.
Days 4 and 5 (3 and 4 April 2024) - Travel overland to beautiful San Miguel de Allende
Travel by coach to stunning San Miguel de Allende for two nights’ accommodation. The city is so strikingly lovely in its architecture that it has been designated a national monument with its beautifully restored colonial mansion houses and delightful patio restaurants. Optional excursions will include a wonderful 'Chocolate and Cobblestones' walking tour of the city where you discover the fascinating history and uses of chocolate to the Aztec society.
Day 6 (5 April 2024) - Today travel by coach to Guadalajara, via Guanajuato
A journey by coach today through beautiful landscape via Guanajuato to Guadalajara for a two-night stay. Guanajuato is an enchanting town, known for its silver mining history and colonial architecture. Its network of narrow streets, alleyways and tunnels is typified by the Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kisses), so named because the balconies are close enough for a couple to reach across and kiss! Guadalajara is the second largest metropolis in Mexico. It is a city of parks and fountains, of monuments and rose-lined boulevards, a city alive with colour. Its rich colonial heritage dates back to 1542 and is evident throughout.
Day 7 (6 April 2024) - Day at leisure and a chance to take the Tequila Express
A day at leisure today. Perhaps join the Tequila Express - a full day tour taking the train to Tequila and transferring back to Guadalajara by bus. The day includes a visit of the distillery with tequila tasting.
Day 8 (7 April 2024) - Fly to Torreon, our base for the eclipse
Fly across Mexico’s wide central desert plain region for two nights in Torreon. Torreon lies along the Nazas River and is a city of contrasts in the middle of semi-desert. A relatively new city by Mexican standards, it lies at the heart of much of Mexico's industrial development.
Day 9 (8 April 2024) - Eclipse Day
Travel by coach to the eclipse centre line which is close to the longest duration point of the eclipse. Return to Torreon after the eclipse for overnight.
Day 10 (9 April 2024) - Fly to Mexico City for your last night of the tour
Today join a return flight to Mexico City and spend one last night in this vibrant city.
Day 11 (10 April 2024) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour. Join your return flight unless you have chosen to extend your stay.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price GB£2,175 / US$2,575 per person
*Please note these costings have been updated in February 2023 and are governed by the Price Guarantee in our Terms and Conditions.
*The Rate of Exchange used in this project is GB 1 = US 1.19
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to your hotel check-out on Day 11.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of GB£775 / US$905.
International flights to connect to this tour can be requested by you when fares and schedules are available, or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Current return air fares from London to Mexico City are between about GB£880 and GB£1,200 and from the US about US$550 to US$1,080 (depending on the US departure point).
Arrival and Departure airport transfers and assistance are offered at additional cost (Mexico City - GBP £85 / USD $100 per person each way). If you are arranging your own airport transfers, then the tour starts at the hotel after check in (from 3pm) on Day 1 and services end at the hotel after check out (from 10am) on the final day of your tour. Authorised taxis are readily available at Mexico City Airport and information is available via the following link - https://www.aicm.com.mx/en/passengers/transportation/taxis
You can choose to extend this tour with the USA Southwest Special Extension tour
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project Mexico/US FAQ page here.