From the Plateau to the Pacific

From the Plateau to the Pacific

Purpose: Discovery, Culture, History, Relaxation
No. of days: 9 days - 8nights
First & Last Cities: Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta
Other cities: Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Guadalajara
Starting cost: $1,325
Day 1 – Tue: Mexico City
Upon arrival at Mexico City International Airport you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for accommodation.
Day 2 – Wed: Mexico City, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende
Early departure to Queretaro, 211km from Mexico City.  Capital of the state of Queretaro and of major importance during the Independence wars. City visit followed by a 1-hour drive to San Miguel de Allende.  Explore this colonial city with its beautiful mansions and its symbol - the Gothic style cathedral. Accommodation at the hotel or similar.
Day 3 – Thu: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Morning departure to Dolores Hidalgo and continuation to Guanajuato, a 1-hour drive away. In the city admire the Basílica; the University; the picturesque historic center with its narrow colonial roads;,the underground streets (former riverbeds), the famous Callejón del Beso (The Alley of the Kiss) and enjoy a panoramic view from the El Pipila monument. Continue to your hotel for overnight. [B]
Day 4 – Fri: Guanajuato, Zacatecas
After breakfast we leave for Zacatecas to visit the historical center and the Cathedral, one of the pearls of Mexican baroque architecture, built in rose stone during the XVIII century.  Also, visit the Plaza de Las Armas; Cerro de la Bufa Hill (that offers a fantastic panoramic view of the city) and the Mine of Edén a defunct silver mine that saw its glory during the 17th and 18th centuries. Overnight in Zacatecas. [B]
Day 5 – Sat: Zacatecas, Guadalajara
In the morning enjoy a scenic 4,5-hour drive to Guadalajara, named “The pearl of the Occident” for its beauty. Arrival and visit of the Tlaquepaque neighborhood famous for manufacturing the finest handicrafts of the state. This borough, once an independent village, is now a part of the city, and its inhabitants are dedicated to the manufacture of glassblowing and a variety of arts and crafts. This is the place to find excellent souvenirs of your holiday. Overnight in Guadalajara. [B]
Day 6 – Sun: Guadalajara
Today we visit of the historical center with accent on Teatro Degollado, Palacio de Gobierno, Cathedral, and Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres monument (Monument to illustrious men). Then, we take a panoramic tour of the Hospicio Cabañas. In the afternoon we depart for the “Tequila” region, home of the ancient and famous Mexican alcoholic drink. At the Tequila village enjoy a demonstration of the whole manufacturing process in one of the best Tequila distilleries. Return to Guadalajara for overnight. [B]
Day 7 – Mon: Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta
This morning we’ll board the deluxe bus coach that services Puerto Vallarta for 5-hour ride. On arrival you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Puerto Vallarta. [B]
Day 8 – Tue: Puerto Vallarta
Free day the Pacific Ocean by the swimming pool or on the beach. Soak in the sun, dive in the calm waters, and let yourself go! [B]
Day 9 – Wed: Puerto Vallarta, USA
Depending on your flight schedule, maybe some time for last shopping. At the appointed time you’ll be picked-up and transferred to the Cancun International Airport to board your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast






Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 8 nights’ accommodation:
    • Mexico City 1 night
    • San Miguel de Allende 1 bight
    • Guanajuato 1 night
    • Zacatecas 1 night
    • Guadalajara 2 nights
    • Puerto Vallarta 2 nights
  • American breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing as described
  • Restaurant fees and tips
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • Bus ticket on deluxe coach Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta
  • Entrance fees for sites visited
  • English-Spanish speaking escort guide
  • Porter services in airports and hotels
  • Local taxes
Not included in tour
  • International or domestic air tickets
  • International airport taxes.
  • Immigration fees for each entry and stay in Mexico.
  • Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Services and food not listed in the itinerary
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Hotel extras, and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and in restaurants
  • Tips to drivers and/or tour guides

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Mexico City Plaza Florencia 4
San Miguel de Allen-de Hotel Real de Minas 3.5
Guanajuato Misión Guanajuato 3.5
Zacatecas Hotel Emporio 4.5
Guadalajara Hotel Morales 4.5
Puerto Vallarta Krystal Vallarta 4
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking           

Tour Pricing

Departure Dates Double Single Triple Child
2020 Departures
July 7,21 $1,325 $1,845 $1,235 $799
August 4,18
September 1,15,29
October 13,27 $1,325 $1,845 $1,235 $799
November 10,24
December 8
2021 Departures
January 5.19 $1,325 $1,845 $1,235 $799
February 2,16
March 2,16,30
April 13,27
May 11,25
June 8,22
July 6,30 $1,325 $1,845 $1,235 $799
August 3,17,31
September 14,28
October 12,26
November 9,23
December 7
Prices are per person and may change without notice
Children (up to 12 years old) will share double room with their parents; no extra bed available and maximum 2 children per room. The room will be equipped with 2 queen beds.
Tour Code: MX05MEX21VM