Mini-Mexico – Taxco
Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City
Tour starts from transfer from Mexico City airport to the hotel (30-40 min).
Day 2: Mexico City Tour – Teotihuacan Pyramids –Tequila museum
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the biggest city of the country. It is the metropolis located on the high tableland in the heart of Mexico and is the political, economical and cultural center of the country. It is a symbiosis of cultures, tastes and colors. You will see: “Zocalo”, the main square of the country, the ruins of the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, the National Palace. See the murals of Mexico’s greatest artist, Diego Rivera. These colorful murals cover Mexico’s pre-Columbian Indian history, the colonial period and the Revolution. Transfer to Teotihuacan Pyramids. It is a mystical city located north-east from Mexico City. Visit the Jaguar Palace and the Temple of the Plumed Conch Shells. See the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Walk the Avenue of the Dead, flanked by temples and palaces. Return to the hotel. Tequila museum. Here you can learn about the history of this cordial drink starting at its invention and ending in our time. In the museum you can see more than 400 tequila brands. In the museum’s tasting room you can learn more about difference between tequila types and there is a wonderful veranda in the museum with Garibaldi square view, from where you can hear the sounds of exiting mariachi music.
Day 3: Frida Kahlo Museum – Trotsky Museum – Taxco
Frida Kahlo is a Mexican painter, whose tragic fate reflected in works of art. Frida Kahlo pictured everything that wrung her heart that is why the majority of her paintings were self portraits. Frida’s paintings belong to the world heritage art. The house-museum of Frida Kahlo is filled with her art. In the museum there are personal items and collections of Frida and her husband – famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera. The house of Trotsky is an interesting museum dedicated to this political and historical figure. Lev Trotsky has come to Mexico looking for a political asylum in 1937, that the president of the country Lazaro Cardenas granted him. In Mexico City Lev Trotsky lived in Casa Azul with Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo. Then he moved to his house in Rio Churubusco, where he survived one attempt organized by Siqueiros, and didn’t survive the second one realized by Mercader. You will be fascinated by this house with almost fully preserved furniture and books which Trotsky collected. Transfer to Taxco.
Day 4: 4th day: Taxco – Cacahuamilpa Grottos – Mexico City
axco is a fantastic city and a true pearl of the colonial architecture of Mexico. Thanks to the silver extraction this city is called “a silver city”. In the surroundings of Taxco there is a silver mine and in the medieval streets there are a lot of silver shops. Transfer to Cacahuamilpa Grottos. There are huge stalactites and stalagmites with colorful lights that create inimitable figures. This is the biggest “live” cave system in the world because of the growth of stalactites and stalagmites. The age of the grottos amounts to millions of years and their length is about 2 km. Transfer to Mexico City.