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Mexico Travel Tour Highlights
Mexico City & the Colonial Highlands is a fascinating and comprehensive summary of Mexico City’s important historical landmarks and lesser-known cultural treasures. Wander through the charming cobblestone streets of the suburb of San Angel, and catch the Bazar Sabado if you are fortunate enough to be in town on a Saturday. See Casa Estudio de Diego Rivera, once home to both Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, where you can admire exhibits dedicated to both of these influential artists before enjoying lunch at an authentic colonial hacienda-style restaurant. Follow the Aztec waterways of Xochimilco as you enjoy a two-hour cruise down these ancient passages in a traditional Trajinera riverboat. Browse the Nativitas Embarcader and the Mercado de San Juan. Take a tour through Mexico City’s museums and the historic city center, making a visit to Catedral Metropolitana, Latin America’s oldest cathedral, and Templo Mayor, where you will get in-depth insights from the site’s resident archaeologist. Visit Palacio de Bellas Artes, and enjoy an excursion to the famous ruins of Teotihuacan for a day of archeological adventure learning about the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon before getting a lesson on pulque, an ancient alcoholic beverage enjoyed by the Aztecs. Continue on to the charming mountain town of San Miguel de Allende; known as the centerpiece for Mexican independence, the town boasts countless artist galleries, lovely boutiques, and beautiful cathedrals. From here you can also set out on an excursion to Guanajuato, another lovely town that is host to the unique Mummy Museum, the stunning baroque Church of San Cavetano, the legendary Callejon del Beso, and the panoramic vantage point of the El Pipila Monument. Wrap things up in San Miguel de Allende and then head back to Mexico City for departure.