Taxco Cuernavaca, Puebla and Cholula Tour in 2 Days: Make the most of your visit to Mexico City with this two-day tour that will get you to see four of the top visited nearby cities outside of Mexico’s capital city. See and feel the colors, cultures, gastronomy and art of Puebla and Cholula to then be amazed at the history and religion of Taxco and Cuernavaca. Your tour includes transport and a professional guide.
The first day, you’ll be picked up and head to the historical cities of Cholula and Puebla, located just two hours from Mexico City, with breath-taking views and the beautiful scenery of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, which can also be seen from Cholula. Once in Cholula, you’ll admire the hundreds of churches and visit the impressive church of Santa María de Tonantzintla. This is an indigenous-Baroque building which stands out for its interior decorated in gold and with a wealth of elements. Next, you’ll head to the city of Puebla, just 15 minutes away from Cholula. Popularly known as the “City of Angels”, you will enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). The gastronomic variety in Puebla is rich, so you can choose from a simple and traditional “semita”, or the exquisite and laborious “mole poblano“. Then, you will enjoy a walking tour through the beautiful historic centre and see the sixteenth and eighteenth century buildings as well as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Church of Santo Domingo. You’ll also visit the crafts market where you can find beautiful works in the traditional Talavera figurines and delicious sweets such as sweet potatoes, prepared in different flavours. This day ends with your hotel drop-off.
Your second day will take you on a full-day trip out of Mexico City to admire two unique colonial towns. You will first take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, “The City of the Eternal Spring”, where you’ll see the Cathedral, built in the sixteenth century and one of the oldest cathedrals in the country. You’ll also see Palacio de Cortés and the monument to Morelos, military insurgent and Mexican patriot. Then, you will drive to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. Nestled on a hillside with cobbled streets and cosy squares, you’ll see and feel the strong Old World ambiance that has stood through hundreds of years. You’ll also see one of Mexico’s grandest churches, Santa Prisca which was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda, who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops and you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. Your tour ends with the drop-off at your hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: NH Reforma Hotel Liverpool St. 155, Juarez, 06600 Cuauhtemoc.
Duration: Puebla and Cholula: 11 hours. Taxco and Cuernavaca: 12 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8:20am of each day.
End/closing time: Puebla and Cholula: at 7pm. Taxco and Cuernavaca: at 8pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Others: Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the start time.
Included: transport from the meeting point.