MEXICO CITY 41ºF - 54ºF - SAN LUIS POTOSI 46ºF - 46ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style!!! The information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher. We leave early, for the state of SAN LUIS POTOSI as our destination, center and heart of Mexico, that will catch us with the majesty of its history, with the force of its tradition and with the great variety of places that we can visit.Upon arrival in the city of the same name, UNESCO Intangible Humanity Heritage, we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, considered the most important monument of the state; highlights its baroque style facade, with the statues of the apostles and its two big towers.After it, in Plaza del Carmen, one of the most beautiful places in San Luis, we will find the most representative points in the city: The Viceroyalty Museum and the Nacional Mask Museum (entrances included). After lunch we continue the tour with our guide to the Columbus Garden, a beautiful place with a clock present from the spanish community. Accommodation and free time to continue enjoying the atmosphere of this incomparable city or rest quietly if we prefer.
SAN LUIS POTOSI 46ºF - 46ºF - SAN PEDRO HILL 43ºF - 43ºF - RIO VERDE 59ºF - 59ºF
After breakfast we will go to CERRO DE SAN PEDRO, a ghost town with a mining past that surprises with its unexpected beauty. We will take a tour of the old Prison Mine among cacti and biznagas. We will also visit the Cosmic Museum in which strange objects that have been found in the town are exhibited (tickets included).We will return to San Luis Potosí to visit the Railway Museum, where we will enjoy a scenic train ride into the past, in addition to observing steam engines and monumental models (entrance included).Later we will visit the Theater of La Paz, one of the four main theaters in Mexico, where you will find different sculptures such as the "Dancer", as well as Murals along the stairs (entrance included). Time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will be in RIO VERDE, also called the city of Azahares, for its citrus orchards and for the intoxicating aroma of the environment. We will get lost in the Main Square, where we will have time to enjoy the wonderful museums, cathedrals and markets in the town. Time for dinner and accommodation.
RIO VERDE 59ºF - 59ºF - XILITLA 64ºF - 64ºF - CITY VALLES 70ºF - 70ºF
Today we are going to visit another magical town, XILITLA, where we will admire one of the most fascinating landscapes in all of Mexico, with its coffee plantations and dense vegetation. We will have the opportunity to visit the Surrealist Garden of Edward James, which will shows us works inspired by the cultivation of orchids, the vegetation of the Huasteca Potosina and the architectural elements of the surrealist movement (entrance included). We will continue our journey to CIUDAD VALLES, considered the door to the Huasteca Potosina and which hides an interesting historic center. What about trying its rich gastronomy? Huasteca enchiladas, the crazy broth, or the traditional zacahuil. We will continue to the Hidalgo Garden, with its peculiar kiosk, also known as Alameda, to enjoy the calm of the city. We will then go to the Santiago Apóstol Parish, the oldest building in the city dating from the 16th century. Time to enjoy this important tourist and commercial center. Accommodation.
CITY VALLES 70ºF - 70ºF
After breakfast we will meet to visit the historical center of this beautiful city considered the entry to Huasteca Potosina.. We will know the oldest building of this city, Santiago Apostol Parish dating from the XVI th century.But it also has the Cathedral, that is the most modern, dedicated to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and seat of the diocese of the city. We will climb with our vehicle to go to the east of the city to know the Archaeological Area of Tamtoc. Till now it is the only prehispanic city known in Huasteca. It has numerous archaeological remains that reflect the ideas of the inhabitants about time and fertility (entrance is not included).Before returning to Ciudad Valles we will make a stop to know the Museum of the Cultures in Huasteca Potosina Tamuantzán. Its name comes from the Tenek language meaning "Place to meet the snake" It hosts an archaeological, historical and ethnographic collection of Huasteca culture (entrance included).We will continue our tour to Ciudad Vallés where we will have time to rest or keep knowing, with our guide the corners offered by this marvelous city.Accomodation
CITY VALLES 70ºF - 70ºF - EL TAJÍN 72ºF - 72ºF - TECOLUTLA 73ºF - 73ºF
We head to EL TAJIN, in the northern area of Veracruz, one of the most important archeological sites in México and one of the most visited in the continent.We will explore its mighty buildings, that evoque the sun, the rain and time.Cultural Heritage of humanity by UNESCO by its excepcional testimony of the prehispanic cultures and the outstanding example of its architecture (entrance included).After lunch we will continue our tour to TECOLUTLA, a heavenly destination in the eastern coast of the state of Veracruz, where we will have time to know its landscapes, the center, and enjoy a good dinner.Accomodation
TECOLUTLA 73ºF - 73ºF
We leave destination Tecolutla Aquarium where we will get to know a great variety of sea fishes and animals of the region, as well as a collection of objects related with marine life (entrance included). We will continue our tour to the Mangrove and Estuary Area where we will take a boat ride in this protected area to get to know endemic flora and fauna of the area (entrance inclluded). Later we will continue to Costa Esmeralda, one of the main jewels of the state of Veracruz with more than 20 kms of sand beaches, characterised by its green and crystal clear waters. After lunch we could still enjoy the beautiful city of Tecolutla. Accommodation.
TECOLUTLA 73ºF - 73ºF - XALAPA 61ºF - 61ºF
Our tour today guides us to XALAPA, the capital of Veracruz State. We will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral at arrival, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, one of the oldest buildings in the city. We will continue our tour to the Botanical Garden, living museum of great beauty dedicated to the study, protection and diffusion of the plants that inhabit this place (entrance included). We will follow to know the Anthropology Museum, very rich because it hosts together all the most important pieces and objects found in the state (entrance included). We will visit the Museum Ex hacienda El Lencero, mandatory stop between Mexico and Veracruz, now it is a museum where a part of the life of General Santa Ana is remembered (entrance included). We will discover El Callejón Del Diamante (The Diamond Alley) with a great variety of restaurants, cafeterias, artisans, busy shops...keeping two legends that our guide will explain. We can enjoy the local gastronomy, and we will have time to keep knowing the state capital. Accommodation
XALAPA 61ºF - 61ºF - XICO 48ºF - 54ºF - COATEPEC 63ºF - 63ºF - VERACRUZ 68ºF - 68ºF
We will leave Xalapa to go to XICO, a magical village distinguished by its provincial charm thanks to its colonial houses, its flowers, the trees giving fruit all year long, its green mountains and its aromatic coffee plantations. We will start our walk visiting the Parish of Santa María Magdalena, dedicated to the patron of the village. Highlights its neoclassical façade. Inside we can contemplate marian carving somewhat peculiar, made by indigenous hand and of a naturalness that will surprise us. Beside this parish we find Totomoxtle Museum. This small museum exhives a collection of figures created of corn husk which are true works of art that represent the village culture and traditions. We will follow till Calle Real ( Royal Street), the main artery of the town where are the classic houses with tile roofs and beautiful courtyards of colonial architecture . We will also visit the famous bakery "Los Brujos" (The Witches") belonging to the Hurtado family and that has been making the traditional egg bread preparation for years. We will leave Xico for COATEPEC. This charming town is well known for the coffee elaboration. So we will head to the Coffee Museum (entrance included). Why not dare to do a tasting of its famous coffees? After lunch we will continue the tour of the city visiting San Jeronimo parish, Hidalgo Park and its Regional Market where we can find the most representative handicrafts of the state. We head to VERACRUZ where we can take a walk and enjoy this lively port city. Time for dinner and accommodation.
VERACRUZ 68ºF - 68ºF
Today we will dedicate our day to know this beautiful city. We will start our tour knowing the Plaza de las Armas, flanked by the Municipal Palace, Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption and Portals of Lerdo where the layout ot its hectic streets is born, full of restaurants and typical canteens where latter on we can enjoy its typical gastronomy. We will continue visiting the Casa de Agustín Lara (Agustín Lara´s House) where we can know the artistic and personal trajectory of this musician and poet. After lunch we propose you to visit the Veracruz Aquarium (entrance included), one of the biggest in Latin America where we can observe a great variety of marine animals or we can visit San Juan de Ulúa Fort (entrance included), for some the sunset of a history, for others a fearsome prison, but it is still a historical place whose walls still scream the events that happened there.We walk to the pier of Veracruz, one of the most emblematic places, not only by its design, architecture and commercial and maritime importance, but also for the history that it keeps along the time. Still we will have time to keep enjoying the city, its beaches, or if you prefer, rest at the hotel. Accommodation.
VERACRUZ 68ºF - 68ºF - PUEBLA 50ºF - 50ºF
After breakfast we will leave for CIUDAD DE PUEBLA. Sheltered by volcanoes, the city of Puebla mixes with harmony history, gastronomy and colonial past with a modern face. Together with our guide we will take a walk by its Historical Center, declared Human Heritage by UNESCO where magnificent constructions are raised, as the Cathedral with its high towers, the Palafoxiana Library (entrance included), City Hall Palace and the Chapel of the Rosary that John Paul II called the Reliquary of America. After lunch we continue our tour by Calle de los Dulces ( Sweets Street) where we will find the most typical sweets of the region as cocadas, borrachitos, gaznates, jamoncillos, camotes, novias...as well as the famous Tortitas de Santa Clara. We will end at the Craft Market El Parian where we will find typical pieces of the region as Talavera, textile, leather articles, ceramics, pottery, copper and more. Accomodation.
PUEBLA 50ºF - 50ºF
We will enjoy our day today knowing several attractions that the surroundings of Puebla are offering. Our first stop will be in the Archaeological Area of Cholula (entrance is included). Its name comes from the prehispanic word Chollolán, meaning " Place of Flight, (Escape)". We will find the Great Pyramid or Tlachihualtéptl, with the biggest pyramidal basement in the world. Near the enclosure we will find SAN PEDRO DE CHOLULA. We will visit its market, a symbol of the Poblano folklore where we can taste the typical antojitos of Poblana Gastronomy. We will have time for lunch and to enjoy this pleasure. We will continue to SANTA MARIA TONANTZINTLA. There we will visit the famous Temple of Tonantzin, dedicated to the Nahuatl goddess. Its name is related to Earth and it is translated as "Our Mother". This church is a famous example of inigenous baroque. We go back to Puebla and still we will have some time to visit the city. Accomodation
PUEBLA 50ºF - 50ºF - NATIVITAS 52ºF - 52ºF - TLAXCALA 50ºF - 50ºF - MEXICO CITY 41ºF - 54ºF
We will continue knowing the old Mesoamerican Civilizations visiting the Archaeological Area of Cacaxtla in the south of the state of Tlaxcala (entrance included). Its name comes from the nahuatl word "cacxtli" meaning wooden frames used by imdigenous people to transport products. This site reached a great growth and splendour due that it represented an strategic point to control the pass on the commercial route from Teotihuacan and the LowLands in the Gulf of Mexico. Our next stop will be in NATIVITAS, famous for its Sanctuary of San Miguel del Milagro (Miracle). The place takes its name due to the legend of the apparition of the Arcángel in 1631. There are many pilgrims who visit the temple every year to take its miraculous water. We will continue to the center of TLAXCALA. Accompanied by our guide we will visit the Historical Center, the Government Palace and the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Ocotlán. After a pleasant walk in the town, we will go back to Mexico City where we will finish our complete itinerary. Arrival and end of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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