Mini-Mexico – Taxco
Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City
Arrival to Mexico City. Our staff will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel.
Day 2: Mexico City Tour – Teotihuacan Pyramids –Tequila Museum
This day you will get to know Mexico City, one of the biggest cities of the world. It’s a very exciting and vibrant metropolis located in the heart of Mexico and is the political, economic, and cultural center of the country. It is a symbiosis of cultures, tastes, and colors. There you will see the imponent “Zocalo” which is the main square of the country, the ruins of the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, the National Palace, also will see the murals of Mexico’s greatest artist, Diego Rivera. These colorful murals show Mexico’s pre-Columbian Indian history, the colonial period, and the Revolution. Later we will take you to Teotihuacan where you will get astonished by the magnificence of the archaeological site and its amazing pyramids. It is a mystical place located north-east from Mexico City. There you will visit the Jaguar Palace and the Temple of the Plumed Conch Shells, as well as the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Will walk the Avenue of the Dead, flanked by temples and palaces. This day you will also visit the Tequila Museum. There you may learn about the history of this famous drink and will see more than 400 tequila brands. In the museum’s tasting room, you can learn more about the difference between tequila types and there is a wonderful veranda in the museum with Garibaldi square view, from where you can hear the exiting mariachi music. After that, we will take you back to your hotel.
Day 3: Frida Kahlo Museum – Trotsky Museum – Taxco
Today you will visit 2 famous and very interesting museums: Frida Kahlo and Trotsky. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter, whose tragic fate reflects in her works of art. She knew how to capture everything that happened in her heart and that is why most of her paintings are self-portraits. Frida’s paintings belong to the world heritage art. The Frida Kahlo house-museum is full of her art. In the museum there are personal items and collections of Frida and her husband, the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera. The house of Trotsky is an interesting museum dedicated to this political and historical figure. Lev Trotsky came to Mexico in 1937 looking for a political asylum that the then 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. Later he moved to his house in Rio Churubusco, where he survived one attempt organized by Siqueiros, but he didn’t survive the second one carried out by Mercader. You will be fascinated by this house with almost fully preserved furniture and books which Trotsky collected. Transfer to Taxco.
Day 4: Taxco – Cacahuamilpa Grottoes – Mexico City
Taxco is a fantastic city, a jewel 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. After visiting Taxco, we will take you to the Cacahuamilpa Grottoes. There are huge stalactites and stalagmites with colorful lights that create unique figures. This is the biggest “live” cave system in the world because of the growth of stalactites and stalagmites. The grottoes date back millions of years, and their length is about 2 km. Transfer to Mexico City.