This journey will take you to experience up close the magic of Mexico's communities, peoples, cultures and traditions through our HERNAN CORTES TOUR NEAR TO THE 500 YEARS OF THE NEW SPAIN.
1. VERACRUZ – CHECK IN AND WELCOME
On your arrival to Veracruz, we will take care to welcoming you at the airport, and transfer you at your hotel located in the heart of the city, you will have the afternoon free to roam the city of Veracruz by your own or if you prefer be relax at your hotel. Lodging in Veracruz. D/-/-
2. VERACRUZ - SAN JUAN DE ULUA - VERACRUZ AQUARIUM - MANDINGA AND TOUR OF THE HISTORIC CENTER.
500 years after the conquest we will be able to admire San Juan de Ulua, the first and most important fortress of the new Spain, we start the tour picking you up to visit this enclosure and learn about its importance, at the end of the tour, to continue the tour we'll visit the most important Aquarium of Latin America, in the afternoon a stroll in boat in the mangroves of Mandinga waits for you and you will be able to taste of the gastronomy (not included) of this picturesque town. At nightfall you will tour the historic Centre on board of a traditional tourist tram, enjoying music, dance and joy. Lodging in Veracruz. D/-/-
3. GASTRONOMIC WORKSHOP - NAVAL MUSEUM - VERACRUZ BEACHES
Routes, armaments, navigations, equipment and history of Mexico are some of the things you will discover in your visit to the Naval Museum of Mexico. The same day you will have the experience of a workshop on Veracruz gastronomy, in which you will prepare typical dishes that show the Spanish influence on our culture. Lodging in Veracruz. D/C/-
4. LA ANTIGUA, CEMPOALA, QUIAHUIZTLÁN.
The conquest of Mexico begins with the arrival of Hernan Cortes's boats to La Villa Rica, and later moves to Quiahuiztlán; the Totonaco cemetery where after a meeting with Totonaco priests they proceeded to Cempoala, the nearest Totonaca city, to give way to the first alliance of Totonacos and Spaniards.
Like Cortes we will follow this route, without forgetting to visit La Antigua, place where the house of Hernan Cortes is located and the Rosario’s chapel, being this last one the first chapel constructed in Continental America. Lodging in Veracruz. D/-/-
5. XALAPA- XICO- COATEPEC
Cortes set off towards the central highlands and following his route we will visit Xalapa, where we will find the Museum of Anthropology and History of Xalapa which houses the largest collection of the Olmec, Totonaca and Huasteca cultures. We will also visit Xico, Cortes Pass on the route, which is now considered as magical town as well as Coatepec, currently known for being the main coffee producers. Lodging in Xalapa. D/-/-
6. FORTRESS OF SAN CARLOS- TLAXCALA
Now we will visit the Central highlands we will pass to meet one of the biggest Spanish buildings in Mexico “The fortress of San Carlos"; later we’ll depart to Tlaxcala, place where Cortes finds the tlaxcaltecas, population which becomes his main ally for the conquest, because of the rivalry of this culture with the Mexica one, we will cross the heart of the city to see the murals and buildings of this city and then continue the journey and go to sleep to Puebla. Lodging in Puebla. D/-/-
7. CHOLULA- LA GRAN PYRAMIDE- SANTA MARIA TONANZINTLA
Cholula Puebla is an important city of the conquest and survives 500 years after the battle of the Tlaxcaltecas and Spaniards against this Choluteca, characterized by being inhabited uninterruptedly since the fifth century B.C. We will tour the tunnels of the pyramid and the archeological zone that keeps the history of one of the crucial events in the conquest of Mexico, we will tour a pyramid in the same zone which shelters the Church of “nuestra señora de los remedios” at the top of this, in addition we will visit, San Francisco Acatepec and Santa María Tonantzintla, whose impressive churches are worthy representatives of the indigenous baroque, as well as the Cathedral of Puebla. Lodging in Puebla. D/-/-
8. PUEBLA - THE FORTRESSES.
The City of Angels is considered World Heritage since 1987 by UNESCO, colonial city built for Spanish families and characteristic for its architecture, we will start with the tour of the Palafoxian library, then we will go to the Baroque Museum, where history and modernity are told in one place, in addition to visiting the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe and later go to the historic center and learn about the Talavera poblana. Lodging in Puebla. D/-/-
9. MEXICO-MAJOR TEMPLE, NATIONAL PALACE- TREE OF THE SAD NIGHT - CHAPULTEPEC
Passing through the Guardian Volcanoes of Anahuac, they did not give credit to what they saw. It seemed like the scene of a knightly tale, Temples and buildings, many of them surrounded by water, gold and flowers"; are the words they describe when Hernan Cortes and his allies arrived in the great Tenochtitlán, to begin the great battle of conquest. We will get to know this history through the tour of the main temple, the murals of Diego Rivera in the national palace and a visit to the park of the tree of the sad night. To finish today we will go to the church of Jesus of Nazareth place where the remains of Hernán Cortés rest. We will also visit the surroundings of Chapultepec Castle, the only imperial palace in America. Lodging in Mexico City. D/-/-
10. TEOTIHUACAN - BASILICA OF GUADELOUPE.
Before the conquest there was Teotihuacan, the city of the gods, one of the most important cities in Mesoamerica planned since 400 years B.C., inhabited by approximately 100,000 people during the years of greatest boom, this day also know the basilica of Guadalupe one of the religious temples which shows the spiritual syncretism of a pre-Hispanic culture and local, considered the most visited enclosure receiving about 18 million visitors a year. Lodging in Mexico City. D/-/-
11. END OF SERVICE
We pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport for your return home. D/-/-
✓ 11 nights hotel accommodation.
✓ Transportation and pick up in the mentioned days
✓ Specific food plan.
✓ Traveler's Kit
✓ Tickets according to itinerary
✓ Tourist guide
X Activities not mentioned.
X Airplane or bus tickets.