Mexico Colonial – Private

  • Destination: Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico City, Michoacan, Querétaro
  • Duration: 12 days

Retrace the steps of the Spanish Conquistadors during the Mexican revolution. Get to know the most beautiful and historically significant colonial cities and learn interesting details about the occurrences after the Spanish „Conquista“. Enjoy the remaining days of your holiday on the beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta.

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Day 1

Arrival in Mexico City

According to your time of arrival you are picked up from the airport in Mexico City and brought to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: None)

Day 2

City Tour & Anthropological Museum

After breakfast you are taken on a city tour. You will visit the huge Zocalo with its famous Cathedral and the Government Palace with its impressive murals by Diego Riviera, amongst others. To make the city tour perfect, it finishes with an informative visit of the Anthropological Museum which is situated on the brink of the Chapultepec Park. Afterwards you are brought back to your hotel. In the afternoon you have the chance to discover Mexico City on your own. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 3

Mexico City – Teotihuacán – Querétaro

Today you are off towards the impressive archeological site of Teotihuacán, which is situated about 65 kilometers away from the city. You definitely should not miss out on climbing up the Sun and Moon Pyramids as they provide an imposing view over the former „City of the Gods“. Afterwards you will head to the beautiful colonial city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Querétaro. From this quaint city the Mexican revolution began, which makes it one of the most important cities in Mexican history. During a guided walking tour you get to know the beautiful colonial city centre, the Aqueduct, the town´s landmark as well as the numerous colorful plazas and historical buildings. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 4

Querétaro – San Miguel de Allende – Guanajuato

After breakfast you will leave for San Miguel de Allende, where you will enjoy a guided walking tour. This colonial city is better known as „the city of artists“. Explore the gothic and imposing church made of rose colored stone, which is the town’s landmark. Then visit the Ignacio de Allende museum, the birthplace and residential house of the Mexican freedom hero. Afterwards, continue to the beautiful colonial town of Guanajuato, which is one of the most beautiful mining towns with winding cobblestone streets and tangled alleys. On your city tour you will visit among others the birthplace of Diego Rivera, the Basilica, the University, the famous Kissing Alley and the Cathedral. Afterwards visit the stone monument of Pipila above the town, from which you can enjoy an amazing view of the entire city. Finish off this busy day with a visit to the famous Mummy Museum. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 5

Guanajuato – Morelia

Today you are off to Morelia, the capital of Michoacán and probably the most aristocratic of all the colonial cities in Mexico. In 1991 the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its outstandingly well kept center. Explore the historic city centre with its breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral built with rose stone, the impressive palaces and the well established University. Morelia is said to be a true gem among the colonial cities. The rest of the afternoon is at your disposal. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 6

Morelia – Pátzcuaro

Today your tour leads you to the adorably rustic colonial city of Pátzcuaro. Enjoy the center with its wonderfully relaxing plazas, impressive churches and loam houses with tiled roofs. Here you will visit the most important landmarks of the city and if you are travelling on the right day even a typical Mexican market. In the afternoon continue to Isla Janítzo that is situated in the sickle-shaped Patzcuaro Lake. The island is famous for a 40-meter high monument of Morelos as well as its colorful graveyard. Afterwards you are brought to your hotel in Patzcuaro. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 7

Pátzcuaro – Guadalajara

After breakfast you will leave for Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco and the second largest city in Mexico. It is well known for preserving Mexico’s cherished customs and traditions. Here you are brought to your hotel and have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the „most Mexican of all Mexican cities“. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 8


After breakfast, start the day with an interesting city tour. It leads you through the historic center where you will see the Government Palace, the famous murals in the building of the former Hospiz Cabañas, as well as the Cathedral, the regional Museum and Guadalajara’s largest market. Afterwards you are off to Tlaquepaque, a wonderful suburb that has been swallowed up by the city of Guadalajara over the years. Luckily it has been able to maintain its rural character. Many artists make Tlaquepaque their home, so you can find all kinds of art out of every material imaginable, such as potter’s clay, ceramic, wood, copper etc. as well as precious colonial antiquities. All the leafy streets and plazas radiate an atmosphere of calm and peacefulness. Before heading back to your hotel in the late afternoon, you will visit the charming suburb Tonalá, which is an artistic center for pottery and ceramic crafts. Overnight stay.
(Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 9

Guadalajara – Puerto Vallarta

Today the relaxing portion of your trip begins. After breakfast you leave for Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast which is about three hours away from Guadalajara. It is said to be one of the most vibrant and charming vacation towns in Mexico. Here you can use the rest of the day to relax on the beach or discover the colonial city centre on your own. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 10

Puerto Vallarta – Las Caletas

In the morning you are taken on a boat trip to Las Caletas situated in Banderas Bay. It’s an exclusive tropical paradise that can only be reached by boat. Enjoy a one hour trip on a catamaran along the fantastic coast. In Las Caletas you can relax in one of the comfortable hammocks, treat yourself with a massage (optional) or explore the incredible nature along the beach. There are activities like yoga, snorkeling, kayaking, paella cooking classes and jungle hikes that you can have a look at. There are a variety of activities for a perfect day before being brought back to your hotel in Puerto Vallarta in the late afternoon. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 11

Puerto Vallarta

Today it is up to you, whether you want to relax on the beach, go shopping or take advantage of one of the countless day trips Puerto Vallarta offers. We will be happy to offer our recommendations. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 12

Puerto Vallarta – Mexico City

After breakfast you are brought to the airport in Puerto Vallarta for a flight to Mexico City and it is time to say “Adiós” to this beautiful, colorful and friendly country with its welcoming people. (Domestic flight not included) (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Travel route


City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Holiday Inn Zocalo 2 Standard DBL
Querétaro Meson de Aspeytia 1 Standard DBL B/B
Guanajuato Posada Santa Fe 1 Standard DBL
Morelia Alameda 1 Standard DBL
Pátzcuaro Mansión Iturbe
Standard DBL
Guadalajara De Mendoza 2 Standard DBL
Puerto Vallarta Fiesta Americana 3 Superior

This Buenos Dias Mexico Tour includes:

  • 11 nights accomodation in the aforementioned or equivalent hotels
  • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
  • All transfers to and from the airport or bus station
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • Certified English speaking private driver/guide (more than 7 PAX Driver+Guide) on days 2 – 9
  • Excursion in a small group of up to 15 people with a Certified Guide (English/Spanish) on day 10
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes


This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance

Important Information

  • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until a booking is confirmed.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • If the aforementioned hotels are fully booked or overbooked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • This tour is only a suggestion. The route, the number of travel days and the accommodation can be individually adapted to your needs.
  • Book this Mexico Colonial trip with a rental car here!