Mexico is an ancient civilization with a long history and full of mysteries. Mexico City is the birthplace of the Aztecs, the ancestors of the Mexicans. At the beginning of the 16th century, the capital of the Aztecs was located in Tenochtitlan, a city with its magnificent avenues of squares and temples of the sun and moon, where 300,000 people lived at the time. In 1521, the Spanish colonizer Hernán Cortés landed with 600 warriors. In just five years, the empire was destroyed and 240,000 lives were taken. The reason why such a powerful empire was conquered by so few people is truly amazing and thought-provoking! The value of history lies in the inspiration of future generations, and the foundation laid by those who came before us, and the efforts of future generations, Mexico City has become a vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis today. Well worth a visit.
Departing from Vancouver today, take a direct flight to Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel by private car for rest. Located in the heart of the city’s bustling and safe Zona Rosa neighborhood, the hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Avenida de la Reforma (also known as Mexico’s Champs-Elysées) with views of Mexico City’s landmark, the Angel of Independence, and home to many international brands.
Head to the Temple of the Sun and Moon in Teotihuacán, a World Heritage Site and the ancient Aztec capital ★. You can see the two huge pyramids of the sun and the moon up close, and enjoy the magnificent square, and you can feel the architectural wisdom of ancient civilizations. At noon, enjoy lunch at a local buffet restaurant, where a band will sing in folk costumes, and have the opportunity to taste the aboriginal agave brewed “Peierqi” special drink, and enjoy a fun demonstration of how to use agave to make needles and threads and natural paper. In the afternoon, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a national pilgrimage site ★ in Mexico, with two churches, the old and the new, the new church was completed in 1976, it is a strange shape and very modern style building. (B/L/D)
Cholula is one of the oldest villages in Mexico and is an important testament to the history of ancient American culture and Spanish colonization. There are the remains of the largest pyramid in the Americas, the largest in the world in terms of volume, and the only Catholic church in the world built on a pyramid on the top of the tower! Puebla (Publa) was originally a religious center, all the houses are colorful and colorful, the colors are very eye-catching, it is a city with a strong colonial atmosphere. There are 60 magnificent churches in Puebla. Many churches have cupolas with glazed tiles that glisten in the sun. These churches are a blend of Baroque architecture and Native American art, and look beautiful and unique. (B/L/D)
Go to the “Ancient Silver City” Taxco. Upon arrival, everyone will agree that this is a very pretty town. The winding cobblestone streets, tile-roofed buildings, old squares, and the gorgeous Baroque-style double bell tower cathedral “Santa Prisca Church” create a beautiful mountain city full of Mexican charm. Stalls selling silver handicrafts can be seen everywhere in our city. There is a dazzling array of jewelry and furnishings. Exquisite and cheap silver souvenirs are a favorite among tourists. (B/L/D)
In the morning, head to Cuernavaca, known as the spring city, where the average temperature is about 23°C throughout the year, the sun is abundant, the flowers are always blooming, and there are green plants and beautiful scenery, and the whole year is like spring. Cuernavaca was once the capital of the Indian Travica. The streets and alleys of the city are full of flowers and colors, and the houses are mostly European-style and elegant, even ordinary houses are decorated with charm. Traginella is a 1-hour boat ride across the canal. We then drive back to Mexico City. Before dinner, there will be free time for everyone to stroll through Mexico City’s vibrant Paseo de la Reforma and visit the area’s new shopping malls. (B/L/D)
Today, we will visit the National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico. It is the most visited museum and the largest museum in Latin America. Inside, the world-famous mural brings the history of Mexico to life. The museum collects and exhibits mainly the remains of Native American civilization. After enjoying a sumptuous buffet lunch, head to the Chapultepec Forest, where there is a building on the top of the hill that has been used for a variety of purposes, including a military academy, a royal palace, a presidential residence, and an observatory. Since 1939, it has been changed to the National Historical Museum – “Chapultepec Castle”. It was also the site of the most famous Battle of Chapultepec. In September 1847, the Niños Héroes, who died defending the castle and the country during the Mexican-American War. The castle is also the only castle in North America that has truly served as a royal residence. The Mexican Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico has lived there since 1864. It’s well worth a visit. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, head to the main square in the center of the old city – Syntagma Square. Visit the Catholic Church in Mexico’s main city, the largest and oldest church in the United States, which began in 1573 and took 240 years to complete. To the exterior of the ruins of the Great Temple, it was destroyed by the Spaniards in 1521. Inside the famous 18th-century House of Tiles, group members can enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch in a nostalgic and elegant setting. Take the noon return flight and arrive in Vancouver in the evening of the same day, ending our unforgettable “Mexico 7 Days Tour: Exploring the Treasures of Nature and Culture”. We look forward to seeing you all again on the next exciting journey together. (B/L)
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