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Mexico Highlights including Tequila and Puerto Vallarta

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TRIP SUMMARY

In this itinerary you will discover the highlights of Mexico City, you'll go sailing in Puerto Vallarta, sip tequila in Tequila and visit the city abandoned around the 8th century, Teotihuacan to experience the history of the region. Guadalajara and the beach resort town of Puerto Vallarta are popular destinations for gay travellers. Be serenaded by mariachi, and be greeted by rainbow flags when ending your journey in the relaxed and open-minded beach town of Puerto Vallarta, a real treat for sun lovers on Mexico's scenic Pacific Coast.

time difference

TIME DIFFERENCE

6 hours behind the UK

flight time

FLIGHT TIME

10-12 hours direct from UK

Day 1

Mexico City

Arrival at Mexico City International Airport. Meet and greet with our representative and transfer to your hotel. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore at leisure. Free evening.

Recommended Accommodation:
Galeria Plaza 4* 

Room Mate Valentina (gay oriented) Boutique Hotel
Hotel W Mexico City 5* 

Day 2

Mexico City

After a free morning, we will start exploring one of the world ́s biggest and most exciting cities! Enjoy a guided visit to the historical centre. This private tour will include “The Zocalo”, the heart of the city, where you will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the oldest and largest of the Americas, and the National Palace, home of the famous murals of Diego Rivera. You will also see the ruins of the Templo Mayor, an important temple complex of the Aztecs in their ancient capital city of Tenochtitlan.

Next, we drive down the beautiful Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, passing "El Angel de Independencia", to arrive at the Zona Rosa. The "Pink Zone" is definitely one of the most diverse areas of the city and it ́s the heart of the city ́s gay life, especially Calle Amberes. It ́s full of shops, restaurants, and (gay) bars and clubs. Our guide will show you the hotspots of the neighborhood before finishing the tour at Bar Kinky, to enjoy a delicious cocktail.

In the evening (optional - not included), you may go out in the Zona Rosa or head to the Republica de Cuba Street, another gay-nightlife hub, located in downtown. Alternatively, go to the fancy Club Guilt, in the upscale district of Polanco.

Recommended Accommodation:
Galeria Plaza 4* 

Room Mate Valentina (gay oriented) Boutique Hotel
Hotel W Mexico City 5* 

Day 3

Teotihuacan, Frida and Xochimilco

Teotihuacán, "the place where gods were created", is one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the country. Until its inhabitants abandoned the city around the 8th century, Teotihuacan was probably the most significant and civilized cultural centre of ancient Mexico. During this guided excursion you will encounter the magic and mystery of Teotihuacan. Admire (and climb?) the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Walk down the Avenue of the Dead, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl with its unique stone sculptures of plumed serpents, the Temple of the Butterflies, and the Fortresses.

After lunch, return to Mexico City. Your next visit will be Frida Kahlo‟s home, the “Casa Azul”, located in the Bohemian district of Coyoacan. Admire paintings and personal belongings of Mexico ́smost iconic artist. Learn more about her life, her marriage, her affairs and her suffering. Then continue in southern direction, to Xochimilco, one of the most picturesque and colorful areas of the city, and one of the last remaining vestiges of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. This beautiful place is characterized by its canals, floating gardens with lovely flowers, and brightly decorated "trajineras", which could be considered the traditional Mexican equivalent of a gondola. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on the canals while mariachi serenade you, floating kitchens offer you food, and flower-vendors tempt you with their colorful bouquets.

After this, you will go for dinner at Bellini restaurant, located at the 45th floor of Mexico City ́s World Trade Center. It offers unparalleled views of the city and is a dining experience not to be missed. Being the world ́s largest revolving restaurant, Bellini boasts an impressive international menu, a great atmosphere, and stunning 360-degree views. Enjoy a 3-course menu.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Recommended Accommodation:
Galeria Plaza 4*

Room Mate Valentina (gay oriented) Boutique Hotel
Hotel W Mexico City 5* 

Day 4

Mexico City

Today is a chance to sample the gastronomic side of Mexico City. It is one of the culinary capitals of the World, with a unique gastronomy recognised as World Heritage. In the morning you will go for a delicious culinary tour. Choose between two options. First option is to visit six food tasting locations, from different Mexican regional cuisines, in the cosmopolitan Polanco neighborhood. The stops will include an authentic Oaxacan food restaurant, a real Mexican Cantina and Mexico City‟s top rated tacos stuffed with Cochinita Pibil, a specialty from the state Yucatan. Alternatively, take a Mexican cooking class at the Mercado San Juan with a professional chef.

In the afternoon we will go for a shopping tour in Polanco. Walk down the fancy Masaryk Avenue, Mexico ́s equivalent of New York's Fifth Avenue. Visit Plaza Antara, a true shopping paradise, and end this tour at one of the city ́s most colorful restaurants, Dulce Patria, for a unique gastronomic experience.

Included: Breakfast, Food tastings, Dinner

Recommended Accommodation:
Galeria Plaza 4* 

Room Mate Valentina (gay oriented) Boutique Hotel
Hotel W Mexico City 5* 

Day 5

Mexico City - San Miguel

Departure towards San Miguel de Allende, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico. Here we will take you to the famous “Parish of San Miguel”, the iconic church with the pink, sugar-candy pointing towers. After a guided tour in the historical centre, free to explore more of this colorful town. A great opportunity for shopping typical crafts. Free evening.

Recommended Accommodation:
La Morada 4*

Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada 5* 

Day 6

San Miguel - Guanajuato

We will continue to Guanajuato. You will be surprised by the beauty of this city, with its winding lanes, its plazuelas shaded by Indian laurels, its large variety of decorative styles, its Mummy Museum, and its curious underground avenue. With its history as an important mining center, it derived great wealth from its abundant silver deposits.

The city is a true jewel among Mexico ́s colonial cities. In the morning we will further explore the city, mainly on foot. Enjoy sights such as the Hidalgo market, Juarez Theater, the University, the “Alley of the Kiss” and the monument of El Pipila, a hero of the Independence. After this tour, free time.

Recommended Accommodation:
Mision Casa Colorada

Hotel 1850 Boutique

Day 7

Guanajuato - Tlaquepaque - Guadalajara

In the morning we will travel to western Mexico, to the pottery village of Tlaquepaque. Tlaquepaque is probably Mexico's largest and most important arts and crafts center, hosting wares from all over the country. Present day Tlaquepaque is still rich in local tradition and art. It attracts many of Jalisco's most talented artists, and has a reputation for the quality and diversity of its products. The heart of Tlaquepaque is El Parian, a popular place to relax for people wishing to watch other people, enjoy a local bite, or simply to sit and watch the world go by, enjoying the steady pace of life of this small town. We proceed to nearby Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, also called "The Pearl of the West", and home to one of the largest gay communities in the country.

Recommended Accommodation:
Casa Alebrijes (gay oriented)

Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel

Day 8

Guadalajara

Start this day with a drive through the old and modern residential areas of this beautiful city, in which you ́ll see the Minerva Fountain, the Arches, the University of Guadalajara and the gothic Expiatory Church. We will then arrive in the historic downtown. Here we will visit magnificent colonial monuments such as the huge twin-towered cathedral surrounded by attractive plazas, the “Government Palace”, Degollado Theater, and Hospicio Cabañas.

Free afternoon. In the evening you may go for a drink in Gudalajara ́s gay-zone, located around the streets of Ocampo and Sanchez, in the city centre.

Recommended Accommodation:
Casa Alebrijes (gay oriented)

Villa Ganz Boutique Hotel

Day 9

Tequila and Puerto Vallarta

This morning we will travel to the town of Tequila, to trace the origins of Mexico ́s most famous liquor. En route we will enjoy spectacular views of agave plantations. In the colorful town of Tequila, we will visit one of the haciendas dedicated to the production of tequila, to learn about the production process of Mexico ́s national drink. Of course we will also have the opportunity to taste some tequila!

Afterwards, continue to Puerto Vallarta. Its tropical climate, tranquil beaches, liberal ambiance, and its many natural wonders make Puerto Vallarta the perfect holiday destination. Add to this Vallarta ́s great selection of gay bars and nightclubs (and even hotels).

In the evening you could go for a drink at Blue Chairs Beach Club (optional - not included), the most popular gay beach bar, a great place to start your stay in Vallarta.

Recommended Accommodation:
Blue Chairs Beach Resort (gay-oriented)
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort (All Inclusive)
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta (All Inclusive)

Day 10

Puerto Vallarta

Go sailing in Vallarta. Trust the tropical winds to carry you to whatever you are looking for - turquoise waters, secluded bays and picture perfect beaches. Enjoy this opportunity to swim and snorkel in the beautiful Banderas Bay, and if you want you can learn sailing. This is the perfect day to just lie back and bask in the tropical rays. Sip on an ice-cold drink, relax to the calming sounds of the ocean and the billowing sails as we cater to your every need. Sailing is the ultimate way to see wild dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, and maybe even whales, in their natural habitat. With lunch, snacks and all drinks all included, this wonderful day mixes the pleasures of sailing with absolute pampering.

Recommended Accommodation:
Blue Chairs Beach Resort (gay-oriented)
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort (All Inclusive)
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta (All Inclusive)

Day 11

Puerto Vallarta

Full day at leisure. You can explore the "Zona Romantica", stroll along the Malecon, go shopping, enjoy the hotel facilities, have a margarita on the beautiful beach of Playa del los Muertos, or take an interesting excursion to one of the islands or to the jungle that surrounds Puerto Vallarta. At night, go for some more "Fiestas Tapatias"!

Recommended Accommodation:
Blue Chairs Beach Resort (gay-oriented)
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort (All Inclusive)
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta (All Inclusive)

Day 12

Today it's time to head home and we'll take you to the airport for your onward flight.













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