Central Mexico Explorer

Starts in
Mexico City
Duration
12 Days
Route
Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido

Embark on a 12-day odyssey through Mexico's cultural gems, from the cosmopolitan charm of Mexico City to the historic allure of Puebla, the artistic richness of Oaxaca, culminating in the sun-kissed shores of Puerto Escondido—a journey blending history, cuisine, and coastal bliss.


This 12-day/11-night Central Mexico package includes accommodations of your choice, private arrival & departure transfers, and sightseeing tours of your choice. Please note that this itinerary is flexible, and you can adjust it based on your interests, available time, and any specific attractions or sites you would like to prioritize.

Includes

  • Private transfers with driver & English-speaking assistant as per the itinerary
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival - Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico City! Upon arrival at Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking assistant and will be driven approximately 30 minutes to an hour to the accommodation of your choice. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day

2

Mexico City

Begin your day in Mexico City with an exploration of the iconic Xochimilco Floating Gardens, where you'll cruise along picturesque canals adorned with vibrant, flower-laden trajineras. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and perhaps indulge in local delicacies from passing boats. Continue your journey to the charming neighborhood of Coyoacán, where the Frida Kahlo Museum offers a glimpse into the life of the renowned artist. Stroll through the cobblestone streets, absorbing the bohemian ambiance and stopping at local cafes for a taste of authentic Mexican flavors. Alternatively, opt for a tantalizing tour of tacos, chelas (beers), and mezcal, exploring the city's culinary gems or venture to Taxco, known for its silver craftsmanship, or Cuernavaca, the "City of Eternal Spring," to witness stunning colonial architecture and lush gardens. Whichever path you choose, your day in Mexico City promises a delightful blend of culture, history, and gastronomic delights.

Day

3

Mexico City

Embark on a culturally enriching day in Mexico City by exploring the artistic enclave of Coyoacán. Begin your morning with a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Blue House, where you'll delve into the compelling life and works of the iconic artist. Continue your journey to the Casa Estudio Diego Rivera, the former residence and studio of muralist Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, offering insight into their creative processes. Alternatively, indulge your culinary senses with a hands-on cooking class, starting with a visit to a vibrant local market to select fresh ingredients. Under the guidance of expert chefs, learn to prepare traditional Mexican dishes, gaining valuable insights into the country's rich gastronomic heritage. Or spend your day with a private tour of Mexico City's key landmarks, from historic sites to contemporary marvels, ensuring a personalized exploration of this dynamic metropolis.

Day

4

Mexico City - Puebla

After checking out of your hotel, meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 2-and-a-half-hour transfer to your hotel in Puebla. Consider going on a walking tour of the city after you arrive, or alternatively taking part in a Cholula City Tour.

Day

5

Puebla

Immerse yourself in the captivating wonders of Puebla with a full-day adventure. Begin your journey with a visit to the ancient Cantona archaeological site, where you can wander through the impressive ruins and marvel at the historical significance of this pre-Columbian city. Alternatively, explore the archaeological sites of Cacaxtla and Xochitecatl, known for their stunning murals and unique pyramids. For those with a penchant for culinary delights, opt for a walking street food tour, savoring the diverse flavors that Puebla's vibrant markets and street vendors have to offer. Indulge in local specialties such as mole poblano, chiles en nogada, and delicious street snacks, making your Puebla experience a feast for both the senses and the soul. Whether uncovering ancient history or savoring the city's gastronomic treasures, your day in Puebla promises to be a delightful and enriching exploration.

Day

6

Puebla - Oaxaca

After checking out of your hotel, meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 4-and-a-half to 5-hour transfer to your hotel in Oaxaca. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy, or you can opt for a city tour.

Day

7

Oaxaca

Embark on a captivating journey in Oaxaca, where you can choose between two extraordinary destinations. Discover the mystical allure of Mitla, an archaeological site adorned with intricate stone mosaics that echo the ancient Zapotec civilization. Pair this exploration with a visit to the legendary El Tule Tree, standing as a living witness to centuries of history with its colossal presence. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the historical richness of Monte Albán, a UNESCO World Heritage site perched on a mountain ridge. Marvel at the grand pyramids, expansive plazas, and intricate carvings that showcase the grandeur of Zapotec culture against the backdrop of breathtaking panoramic views. Whether drawn to the mysticism of Mitla and El Tule or the historical splendor of Monte Albán, Oaxaca invites you to experience a day filled with ancient wonders and cultural significance.

Day

8

Oaxaca

Today head to the captivating Hierve el Agua springs, a natural wonder featuring petrified waterfalls and mineral-rich pools with stunning mountainous vistas. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the warm springs while taking in the breathtaking surroundings. Alternatively, if you prefer a more leisurely day, immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Oaxaca at your own pace. Wander through the vibrant markets, explore the historic streets, and savor the local cuisine. Whether you opt for the natural beauty of Hierve el Agua or decide to relish the cultural richness of Oaxaca, the day is yours to shape according to your preferences.

Day

9

Oaxaca - Puerto Escondido

After checking out of your hotel, meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 7 hour transfer to your hotel in Puerto Escondido. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy.

Day

10

Puerto Escondido

Begin your day with a visit to the Mazunte Eco-Tourism Centre, immersing yourself in sustainable practices and the beauty of nature. Afterward, bask in the relaxed ambiance of Zipolite Beach, renowned for its golden sands and gentle waves, and explore the charming Puerto Angel town for a taste of local culture. Alternatively, embark on a nature-centric adventure by visiting the tranquil Chacahua Lagoon, where a boat tour unveils mangroves, diverse birdlife, and serene landscapes. Whichever path you choose—be it the coastal trio of Mazunte, Zipolite, and Puerto Angel or the natural beauty of Chacahua—Puerto Escondido invites you to a day of scenic wonders and cultural exploration.

Day

11

Puerto Escondido

Today's choices in Puerto Escondido offer diverse experiences. Opt for a regular bioluminescence tour to witness the enchanting glow of the ocean, creating a magical display as darkness falls. Alternatively, embark on a safari through the mangroves, immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity and natural beauty of the coastal ecosystem. For those seeking an adventure on the water, consider a fishing tour, casting a line into the Pacific and enjoying the thrill of angling in the open sea. Whether you're drawn to the mesmerizing bioluminescence, the tranquility of the mangroves, or the excitement of a fishing expedition, Puerto Escondido beckons with a day of exploration and memorable experiences.

Day

12

Puerto Escondido - Departure

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 15 to 30-minute transfer to Puerto Escondido International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight.

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