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Guaranteed departures: 8D Mexico romantico

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights - Departing daily

During this romantic eight-day journey, your trip begins in the extensive capital city of Mexico and finalises in the glamorous beach town of Acapulco. From the hustle and bustle of Mexico City, soak in the history and passion of the locals as you visit ancient Teotihuacan pyramids along with the revered shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. Bask in the colonial charm of Cuernavaca and Taxco before enjoying leisure time on the beaches of famous Acapulco, once the vacation spot of choice for Hollywood A-listers. This romantic getaway will provide you with memories to last a lifetime.

DON’T MISS! 

Street food: Mexico City boasts amazing food stands – delight over tamales, roast corn, or even chapulines, roasted grasshoppers!

Berta bliss: In Taxco, try the typical drink called Berta, made with tequila, lemon, honey and mineral water

La Quebrada: This breathtaking cove is the stage for daring divers who cliff dive into a narrow ocean pool

A wide range of optional excursions and pre and post-programme extensions are available on request. Please ask tour designer Melanie Goldbecker for rates and conditions

Route Highlights

  1. Mexico City
  2. Cuernavaca
  3. Taxco
  4. Acapulco
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Mexico City: The enormous, bustling capital city maintains its colonial charm and offers a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere

Taxco: This whitewashed town will charm you with its hilly surrounds, romantic courtyards, narrow cobblestone streets and towering Church of Santa Prisca

Acapulco: Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ at its peak, soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of the area, once the vacation spot of choice for the rich and famous

Itinerary

DAY 1 // ARRIVE MEXICO CITY

Upon arrival at Mexico City International Airport, a Destination Services team member awaits you for pick-up and transfer to your hotel in downtown Mexico City.

Overnight stay: 
Mexico City
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 2 // MEXICO CITY

Start the day with a nice breakfast at the hotel, followed by a city tour of Mexico City, including the ‘Zocalo’ - the city’s main square - the Cathedral, the Government Palace, which features murals by famous artist Diego Rivera, Reforma Avenue and the Chapultepec area, which houses one of the largest city parks in the Americas. Afterwards, we visit the Aztec room in the Anthropological Museum, followed by an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight stay: 
Mexico City
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 3 // GUADALUPE SHRINE AND TEOTIHUACAN PYRAMIDS (100km – 3 hrs)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we visit the Teotihuacan archaeological site – ‘the place where the gods were created’ - including the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the Avenue of the Dead and the Quetzalcoatl temple. Find out more about the life of the ancient Aztecs through explanations about the use of obsidian and maguey. On the way back to Mexico City, we stop for a visit to the Guadalupe Shrine, revered Patron of Mexico, whose old temple was constructed in the early 18th century in reverence to the Virgin Mary.

Overnight stay: 
Mexico City
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 4 // MEXICO CITY – CUERNAVACA – TAXCO (180km – 3.5 hrs)

Depart to the ‘city of eternal spring’ of Cuernavaca after breakfast at the hotel for a glimpse of the town’s colonial centre with its sober cathedral and fortresslike palace of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. We then continue on through the fertile Morelos valley into the Sierra Madre Occidental where, hidden away, is the charming town of Taxco, the famous silver city and pearl of colonial Mexican art. Enjoy a visit of the city and check in to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Overnight stay: 
Taxco
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 5 // TAXCO – ACAPULCO (245km – 4 hrs)

Begin the day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we depart Taxco, making our way to the beach resort town of Acapulco, passing through the scenic mountains of the Sierra Madre to Acapulco. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Overnight stay: 
Acapulco
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 6-7 // ACAPULCO

Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready to enjoy two full days at leisure. Perhaps relax on the sandy beaches, sip on a delicious cocktail or go check out the daring cliff divers and enjoy the amazing views! 

Overnight stay: 
Acapulco
Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast
DAY 8 // DEPART ACAPULCO

Breakfast at the hotel. At the convenient time, check out of your hotel and transfer to the Acapulco International Airport for your departure flight back home.

Board basis: 
Bed & breakfast

Included

Tour guide: Operated with English or Spanish-speaking licensed local guide on a shared basis

Accommodation: 07 nights as indicated on a bed-and-breakfast basis 

Meals: Daily breakfasts (07 total)

Transport: Air-conditioned transportation with pickup/drop-off as indicated in the itinerary on a shared basis

Entrance fees and activities: All monuments and visits as indicated: Mexico City city tour, Aztec room in the Anthropological Museum, Teotihuacan archaeological site, Guadalupe Shrine, Cuernavaca Cathedral, Taxco city tour and Santa Prisca

Other: Motorway tolls and parking fees

Not included

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Optional tours
  • International flight tickets or Mexican visa fees
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Border taxes
  • Gratuities for porters and chambermaids