This tour was more than I expected it to be. With a change in the itinerary a week before the start of the tour, I wasn't sure what to expect. Contiki delivered. This tour brought the city lifestyle, nightlife and culture together with a beach resort town and a Mexican-style small town (50,000 people). As you travel throughout central Mexico, starting and ending in Mexico City, you learn about the Aztec history and visit a few of the archeological sites of Cholula and Teotihuacan. You explore many of the 1000s of churches throughout the various states. Ish, the tour guide, provides great educational materials about the different conquests that occurred within Mexico including the French conquest and Spain conquest. Being more specific, in the city of Puebla, we visited the handicraft markets, tasted some traditional sweets and stayed just outside the center square. While in Acapulco, we experienced the nightlife, enjoyed a sunset cruise and gave the optional to kayak, snorkel or scuba dive. During our stay in Taxco, you stay at an old Mexican mission hotel and learn about the silver industry. Once back in Mexico City, we experienced the city lifestyle and nightlife. The food is exceptional, however I felt we weren't given many options for local cuisine. I love street tacos but we were only given 1 opportunity. This tour provided something different and unique as Mexico has such a strong culture and historical background (Mayans/Aztecs). I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for something different.
My Contiki was: Cultural-Adventurous-Educational