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City break: 5 nights in Mexico City

6 days from $3,920pp

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Tour highlights

  • Soar over the UNESCO-listed archaeological zone of Teotihuacán in a hot air balloon.

  • Discover the surrounding colonial cities of Cuernavaca and Taxco.

  • Uncover the history behind the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco.

  • Taste some of the wonderful street food on offer.

6 days from $3,920pp

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival at Mexico City airport, meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel, located in Mexico City's upmarket Polanco district, close to some of the city's best restaurants, boutiques and museums. You will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

  • Spend today exploring the city with your own private guide, including a visit to the Anthropological Museum with its stunning collection of sculptures. This evening you will enjoy a food tour as part of a small group. You will visit several small taco stands and shops which are known to locals as the place to eat. Your guide will explain how these tasty snacks became such an integral part of Mexican culture as well as the difference between ingredients and styles which means no two tacos are the same.

  • This morning you will have an early start, however this will be rewarded with a real once in a lifetime experience of seeing the Teotihuacán pyramids, commonly knows as the City of Gods, from the sky. Traveling by hot air balloon really is the best way to appreciate the impressive scale and grandeur of the ancient site. You will also have a chance to walk around the Teotihuacán pyramids on foot after. You will have the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Traveling with your private chauffeur-guide you will leave Mexico City and head for Cuernavaca just 1½ hours drive away. This beautiful colonial city dates back some 3,200 years and has some stunning architecture and archaeology to explore. You will then travel on to the charming town of Taxco approximately an hour and a half from Cuernavaca.

  • Today your private guide will take you to the famous Xochimilco Floating Gardens. This is a very popular activity with the locals at the weekend when floating mariachis and food vendors punt alongside extended families and tourists out to enjoy a day in this ancient manner. You will then travel to Coyoacán and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum.

  • Say goodbye to Mexico City today as you depart by private car for the airport.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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