Teotihuacan, Basilica de Guadalupe, Xochimilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Tour in 2 Days: Make the most of your trip to Mexico City with this Super Saver tour that includes the main attractions in the city and its surroundings in two days. Experience a day full of history at Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco, as well as the importance of religion at Guadalupe’s Shrine. Then, enjoy a mix of colour as you visit Xochimilco and ride on a trajinera, and learn culture and art in Coyoacan and the Frida Kahlo museum. This is the best combination to see, feel and experience the best of what Mexico City has to offer. The tour includes transport and a professional guide.
Your first day begins with your hotel pick-up to start the drive to Tlatelolco, considered the largest archaeological site in Mexico City. Learn about the importance of the place which was once part of the capital of the Aztec empire. Then, continue the tour towards the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basilica de Guadalupe). This is the most important religious building in all of Mexico and one of the most visited places in the Catholic world. It receives over 20 million pilgrims every year. After visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe, you will continue your tour to Teotihuacan, “City of the Gods. ” This journey through the history of this mystical place will take you up the famous Sun and Moon Pyramids, and incredible views from the top. After a day filled with history, you’ll be dropped-off back at your hotel.
Your second day starts with your hotel pick-up, heading to Coyoacan, which dates back to pre-Hispanic times. See the cobblestone streets and picturesque houses of the downtown area and then visit the Casa Azul (Blue House), or the Frida Kahlo Museum to learn all about the life and iconic artwork of this famous artist. The house is where Frida Kahlo lived with her husband, Diego Rivera. You’ll have free time in the museum to explore it as much as possible. Your tour continues to Xochimilco, located 17 miles (28 km) south of Mexi-co City, this ecological reserve and UNESCO World Heritage site which was a lake during Aztec times will amaze you as you’ll take a ride on a colourful boat called trajinera for an hour as you hear festive music from other boats and see vendors selling delicious snacks which you can buy (at your expense). After the trajinera trip is done, you’ll have free time to walk through the crafts market or taste the food of the area (at your expense). You’ll then head to National Autonomous University, which was built in 1551 and where you’ll see the UNESCO-listed Central Campus with art from muralists Diego Rivera and Juan O’Gorman. Once you are done with this part of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: NH Reforma Hotel Liverpool St. 155, Juarez, 06600 Cuauhtemoc.
Duration: Teotihuacan and Basilica: 10 hours. Xochimilico and Coyoacan: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: Each day at 8:20am.
End/closing time: Teotihuacan and Basilica: at 6pm. Xochimilico and Coyoacan: at 5pm.
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, admissions.