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Mexican Fiesta

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The one that gives you an 8-day taste of Mexico in a burst of colour & culture

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    5 places

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 46 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Tequila

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About this trip

Brimming with colour, passion, flavour and heat, Mexico is a haven of beauty and biodiversity. From Puerto Vallarta to the ruins of Teotihuacan and of course, the bustling metropolis of Mexico city, this fiery fiesta of a trip lets you immerse yourself in this beautiful country with adventure activities, colonial sites, crumbling ruins, water sports, spicy food and a sizzling nightlife. There's no better way to tour this fascinating country.

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Map & Itinerary

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Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Puerto Vallarta

  2. via via

    Tequila

  3. 1 1 night

    Guadalajara

  4. 1 1 night

    Guanajuato

  5. 3 3 nights

    Mexico City

DAY 1 - Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Welcome to Puerta Vallarta - and what a place to kick off our adventure!  One of the most popular beach towns in Mexico, it's easy to see why this place is known as the 'Mexican Riviera'. Spa, pool, relax, repeat are all high on the agenda today. You’ll be thinking "this is the life" - and that's before we top it all off with a  beachfront dinner, with the water and twinkling lights setting an unforgettable scene. We're best friends already, and it's only day one. What will tomorrow have in store?

Stay

Hotel Hacienda Buenaventura Puerto Vallarta

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Beachfront Dinner in Puerto Vallarta

DAY 2 - Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Today you’re free as a bird and that means exploring as much or as little of Puerto Vallarta as you like. Punta Mita is known for perfect beginner waves if surfing along a secluded bay is your thing; if not, then there are plenty of other activities on offer, including a ride on a pirate ship cruise compete with an acrobatic performance and fireworks. What else? Where to begin? Today you could find yourself speeding through the jungle on a zipline, or  spending the day away at the quaint coastal town of Sayulita. And for those keen to kick it right in downtown Puerto Vallarta, head to some beachside watering holes for drinks, giant lobster feasting, swims and people watching. It's a hard life. And we're just getting started.

Stay

Hotel Hacienda Buenaventura Puerto Vallarta

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Extreme Zipline Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

    US98.00

  • Pirate of the Bay Dinner & Show in Puerto Vallarta

    US$91.50

  • Day Trip to Yelapa and Majahuitas

    $68.00

  • Sayulita Escape day trip in Puerto Vallarta

DAY 3 - Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara via Tequila

Puerto Vallarta

Bye bye beach hangs, but don't worry, this isn't your last taste of Mexican beach life - we'll see you soon, sea. 

Tequila

Looking for even more cultural immersion? There's nothing more Mexican than tequila, so why not head to a genuine distillery where you can learn how this fiery spirit is made and taste some for yourself. And if that's put you in the fiesta mood, you're in the right place.  While you stroll around the streets you'll get a feel for the old and new world architecture that this place is known for - as well as some seriously electric nightlife.

Guadalajara

It's time to learn about the city known as the 'Pearl of the West', Guadalajara, with its four main squares and glorious cathedral. Then you could go and find a spot to watch one of the city's famous live Mariachi bands do its thing. 

Stay

Hotel de Mendoza Guadalajara

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Experience Ceboruco and the panoramic pictures

  • Visit of a Tequila distillery with tasting in Guadalajara

DAY 4 - Guadalajara to Guanajuato

Guadalajara

Today Guadalajara reveals itself in a different way when you cruise up to see the city from another vantage point at, Ceboruco – a now inactive volcano. It last erupted from 1870-1875 and is a fabulous place to gain a panoramic perspective.

Guanajuato

Next up you'll hit the old colonial city of Guanajuato where you will learn about the history of the famous silver mining town and how the economy has shaped much of its culture. Heavy on the Spanish influence, this UNESCO World Heritage city will transport you to another time and get lost for hours in its quaint cobblestone alleyways. Uncover the tales of the town, it's famous 'Mummies' and its most famous lovers at the 'Alley of Kisses'. Next up, the Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave Eiffel himself. 

Stay

Hotel Gran Plaza Guanajuato

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Hospicio Cabañas

  • Guided City Tour of Guadalajara

DAY 5 - Guanajuato to Mexico City

Guanajuato

Thanks to the bright facades of Guanajuato, your eyes should be wide open by now. Just in time too, because there is so much to see Mexico City.

Mexico City

Mexico City is the largest city in the country and impressively, the oldest capital in Central America. Known for its Aztec temple, its surprising altitude at 2200m, and mountainous landscape, this place is busy, bustling and oh-so-wonderful.

Stay

Hotel Royal Reforma Mexico City

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Walking tour of Guanajuato

  • Visit San Miguel de Allende

DAY 6 - Mexico City

Mexico City

The theme 'getting out there' will take on a whole new meaning today. Floating gardens, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are the focus for this leg of your journey in this bustling city. Get stuck into the local flavours by tasting some Mexican delicacies at a local market. Then, tonight, re-fuel with city eats, like enchiladas, tamales and tacos. Even head out and get a little loco, if the mood takes you...

Stay

Hotel Royal Reforma Mexico City

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Food tasting at local market in Mexico City

  • Visit Coyoacan birthplace of Frida Kahlo

DAY 7 - Mexico City

Mexico City

It’s a busy one today, travellers. Archaeological city Teotihuacan, pyramids and Aztec temples are the focus for this leg of your journey. As you go, local guides will kindly impart their extensive knowledge on many interesting topics so you're in the know on anything and everything. We'll even take to the water for a traditional Trajinera boat, where you can grab a drink, do some shopping and watch the world float on past. And if you happen to be here at the right time, you might even get to experience Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling!

Stay

Hotel Royal Reforma Mexico City

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan

  • Guided tour of Teotihuacan

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Hot air balloon Ride Over Teotihuacan

    $85.00

DAY 8 - Depart Mexico City

Mexico City

Our fiesta comes to a close today as we say our sad farewells in Mexico City. Swap deets - another Contiki adventure is on the horizon.

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Where You'll Stay

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Hotel

    We always provide comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy hotels with bright communal areas for you and your new squad to relax and socialise.

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