Group Departure (FDD): (7 Nights / 8 Days)

8 DAYS IN MEXICO IN A BUDGET
4.5 Amazing Mexico in a Budget with Tripcultr

Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Mexico

Arrival. Welcome to Mexico. Transfer to hotel and free time. Our guide will contact you late in the afternoon or provide information through the informative panels in the hotel reception area.

Day 2
Mexico City - City tour

Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, the main Aztec temple, Chapultepec Park, the “Paseo de la Reforma” Avenue and the other main avenues of this impressive city. At the end of the visit we travel to the BASILICA OF GUADALUPE, the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple. In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of XOCHIMILCO, a wonderful place with its canals and semifloating gardens. Here we include a ride in a “trajinera”, one of the boats festooned with flowers. In the evening we include a transfer to the Plaza de GARIBALDI, with its many bars, restaurants and bars where tacos and tequila are served and the Mariachis sing. Dinner is included in a traditional restaurant.

Day 3
Mexico city- Morelia- JanitzioPatzcuaro

We leave Mexico DF, and amidst green countryside we enter the  state of Michoacán. We travel to  MORELIA, the splendid Michoacán capital whose centre, with its magnificent cathedral, was declared Unesco World Heritage. Time for lunch and a stroll in the centre. Then we will go on to the beautiful Lake Pátzcuaro, the heart of the purépecha region. We  embark  and travel to the island of JANITZIO, where after our 25-minute crossing, we reach this picturesque village full of life and craft shops. After this, we see PATZCUARO, a pretty colonial village with its outstanding Basilica of Our Lady of Health and the house of the eleven courtyards which today is a craft centre. Night in this “magical village”.

Day 4
Patzcuaro- Chapala- Tlaquepaque Guadalajara

We leave for the state of Jalisco. We see Lake Chapala, the largest natural lake in Mexico, surrounded by mountains. CHAPALA, time for a stroll and lunch in this small tourist city by the lake. Arrival in GUADALAJARA. The end of the afternoon, we include a transfer to the TLAQUEPAQUE district, with its picturesque streets full of shops and craftsmen. You can have dinner in “El Parían” a large square with many typical restaurants where there will be no lack of Mariachis. Dinner included in this pretty district.

Day 5
Guadalajara- Tequila- Guadalajara

In the morning we include a visit to Guadalajara, the modern metropolis with its colonial historic centre, its cathedral, its market, its Tapatia square. We will enter the Cabanas Hospice, declared Unesco World Heritage. After the visit, we will go on to the next town of TEQUILA, we include entrance to the MUNDO CUERVO distillery and will see how this famous Mexican drink is made  (entrance and tasting included). After this, time for a stroll and lunch in the picturesque town of Tequila. After lunch, we return to Guadalajara.

Day 6
Guadalajara- Guanajuato

We travel to the state of  GUANAJUATO. Arrival at midday. In the afternoon we include a  city tour of this very beautiful university city declared World Heritage, its steep slopes, its narrow streets, its churches, and we also include a cable car ride to admire the view from “el Pipila”.

Day 7
Guanajuato- Dolores Hidalgo San Miguel Allende- Atotonilco Queretaro

Amidst the mountains, we will travel to  DOLORES HIDALGO, the city that is the cradle of Mexican independence. Following this, we see  SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, a beautiful city with vice regal architecture and cobbled streets declared World Heritage. Time for a stroll.  We include lunch.  In the afternoon, we see the ATOTONILCO Sanctuary, known as the “Century of God and the Patria”, World Heritage (sometimes it will not be possible to visit the inside due to the retreats made there). We then come to QUERETARO, with its very beautiful colonial centre, its square of arms and its busy restaurants and pedestrian streets.

Day 8
Queretaro- Teotihuacan- Mexico City - Departure

We travel to TEOTIHUACAN, in Nahuatl “the place where men become gods”, one of the most impressive cities in the ancient world. Here we admire the pyramids of the sun and the moon,  entrance and tour. Continuation to MEXICO CITY, arrival at lunchtime. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.


Tour Package Inclusions

  • General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: MEXICO CITY, GUADALAJARA, GUANAJUATO, TEOTIHUACAN
  • Boat: Boat trip in Xochimilco in Ciudad de México in MEXICO CITY, to the island of Janitzio in Patzcuaro lake. in JANITZIO
  • Evening transfer: Plaza de Garibaldi in Ciudad de Mexico. in MEXICO CITY, Tlaquepaque neighborhood in Guadalajara in GUADALAJARA
  • Transfer: Basilica of Guadalupe in Ciudad de Mexico in MEXICO CITY
  • Ticket admission: Cabañas Hospice and Mundo Cuervo Tequila Distillery in Guadalajara in GUADALAJARA, To the Sanctuary of Atotonilco in SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, archaeological site of Teotihuacán in TEOTIHUACAN
  • Funicular: Ascent to the Pípila in Guanajuato in GUANAJUATO

Tour Package Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Anything not mentioned in this Itinerary

Hotels Details

Planned Hotels

CASA BLANCA****
Т.: 5550964500 
email: reservasmexico@europamundo.com 
Lafragua 7, Col. Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México
01430 MEXICO CITY
MEXICO
   
HOTEL MISIÓN PÁTZCUARO CENTRO****
Т.: 4343421037 
email: reservasmexico@europamundo.com.mx 
Álvaro Obregón, 10. Colonia Centro, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
61600 PATZCUARO
MEXICO
   
HOTEL PLAZA DIANA****
Т.: 3335409700 
email: ecastillo@euromundo.com.mx 
Agustín Yáñez 2760, Arcos vallarta, 44130 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
44130 GUADALAJARA
MEXICO
   
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GUANAJUATO****
Т.: 4737352000 
email: ecastillo@euromundo.com.mx 
Euquerio Guerrero 120, Col. Burocrata, 36250 Guanajuato, GTO, México
36250 GUANAJUATO
MEXICO
   
REAL ALAMEDA QUERETARO****
Т.: 4422518900 
email: ecastillo@euromundo.com.mx 
AV.CORREGIDORA 184-D
76000 QUERETARO
MEXICO

Prices without Flight

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Departure Valid Dates

August 2019

18

September 2019

01, 29

October 2019

27

November 2019

24

December 2019

22

January 2020

19

February 2020

16

March 2020

15, 29

Terms & Conditions

SERVICES 

The services are provided by the associates of Tripcultr. Tripcultr is not responsible for the consequences or circumstances arising from services that are not provided by our company (flight disruptions, loss or damage of luggage on flights, problems at borders/customs or those related to personal documentation, delay in tours and activities beyond our control etc.).

CANCELLATIONS 

The customer has to send a mail to support@tripcultr.com to cancel the booking. Once a booking is successfully cancelled you will receive a mail confirmation. The customer may cancel the requested or booked services at any time, whereby they are entitled to a refund for the paid amount, but must compensate the agency, except in cases of force majeure, as per the following: The processing costs plus the cancellation cost, if these have been incurred, once the journey has been confirmed by Tripcultr and regardless of the departure date.

Any time after booking confirmation: INR 10000

Before departure

Cancellation fee

           Penalty

31 days or more

INR 10000

           Nil.

Less than 30 days

INR 10000

           + 15 % of the tour cost

Less than 10 days

INR 10000

           + 30 % of the tour cost.

Less than 3 days

INR 10000

           + 40 % of the tour cost.

Less than 1 day

 

           + 100 % of the tour cost.

No shows at the start of the trip, without prior cancellation, will not be entitled to any refund (except force majeure cases, which will be examined on a case by case basis).

  • In the event that the cancellation prior to the trip is produced by justified and demonstrable cases of force majeure, only the costs of processing and services that cannot be cancelled will be charged, as well as the costs that must be absorbed by other suppliers (transfer on arrival, hotel in first city stay in the absence of prior notice, etc.). We recommend buying an insurance policy with the company of your choice, covering the cancellation costs in all cases.
  • In the event that, during the tour, a customer has to cancel their tour for reasons of force majeure, they will be entitled to a refund proportionally to the paid amount / time not used. The processing fees and expenses incurred will be charged in all cases. In order to calculate this amount, only the services provided by Tripcultr and its associates will be taken into account.

CHANGES 

Changes made to a confirmed booking prior to the start of a trip are subject to a penalty equivalent to the processing fees that are listed in the cancellation section.

NON-ADMITTANCE OF PASSENGERS 

Tripcultr reserves the right to suspend any tour for passengers whose physical and/or mental conditions make their participation in it very difficult or dangerous to themselves or others.

Tripcultr likewise reserves the right to exclude passengers who significantly disrupt the smooth-running of the trip.

Tripcultr cannot assume any responsibility in relation to the difficulty or impossibility that the said passenger may encounter in undertaking the activities planned for the tour package, nor can Tripcultr assume any responsibility for providing assistance for their continuation of the trip.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES 

This tour is a guaranteed departure, although in extremely limited cases, it could transpire that Tripcultr is unable to operate a given departure. In these cases Tripcultr will provide the same trip on an earlier or later date than the one chosen or another trip with similar features vis-à-vis duration and route, and offer, by way of compensation, a reduction of 50% on the value of the aforementioned journey. Cancellations of guaranteed departures may arise (without compensation or liability on behalf of Tripcultr) in cases of exceptional unforeseen circumstances - among others - wartime conflicts, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, epidemics and economic circumstances that generate a very significant drop in the expected sales.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE 

In the event that an emergency arises during the tour, the passenger should inform as soon as possible the accompanying tour guide. Furthermore, Tripcultr provides a 24 hour emergency telephone service according to the destination country for urgent and important matters, which passengers can use, and details can be found on their voucher. Non urgent matters will not be dealt with on these calls, and nor will they respond to questions that do not relate to emergencies enroute (reservations, rates, questions about availability, etc.).

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Tripcultr advises all its clients to take out additional insurance with additional cover than the one included in our selected tours.

COMPLAINTS 

In the event of any breach of the contracted services, Tripcultr requests all clients’ to mail us on support@tripcultr.com.

Tripcultr guarantees that it will respond to all written complaints that are received within 40 days following the date that the trip is completed. Tripcultr will not deal with complaints that are received after the specified date, given the difficulty of making appropriate inquiries after a long period of time has elapsed.

REFUND:

The Company reserves the right to determine the quantum of refund payable in case of cancellation or amendment of a Tour due to Force Majeure or Vis Majeure. Such refund would be based on various factors like the number of participants, the Cancellation Policies of suppliers like hoteliers, airlines, coach operators, etc. and the decision of the Company on the quantum of refund shall be final. Even for payments made in foreign currency with or without part payment in Indian rupees, the said refund shall be made only in Indian Rupees at the prevailing buying rate of exchange on the date of refund as per existing Rules & Regulations without interest.

Refunds (if any) for amendments and / or cancellations will be made directly to Clients by the Company after deducting applicable GST. In case of refund in foreign currency component, the said refund shall be made in INR only at the prevailing buying rate on the date of refund as per existing statutes, rules and regulations. It would take at least 60 days depending upon the refund policy of suppliers to process such refunds.

In case of the Company exercising its discretionary rights to alter, amend or cancel any Tour or tour advertised, the Client who has booked for such Tour can exercise the option:

  • To continue with the Tour as altered or amended; or
  • To accept any alternative Tour, which the Company may offer; or
  • To unconditionally accept the return of the tour cost charges (after deduction of the actual expenses incurred by us on your booking like visa, insurance premium, ticket voiding charges, POE charges and other overheads as applicable from case to case) in full and final settlement and the Company shall not be liable / responsible to pay the Client, compensation, consequential loss, damages, additional expenses or interest charges over and above as is computed by the Company as per these Terms & Conditions. The Client will not be entitled to make any grievance thereafter in respect of the same.

It is clearly understood that there shall be no refund or compensation whatsoever for unutilized services.

As a consequence of the above rule, please note that no refund will be admissible in the following cases (amongst others)


(i) If you fail to join the tour or decide to leave the tour for any reasons whatsoever.

(ii) If you fail to or are unable to utilize any of the services on the tour due to any reason whatsoever.

(iii) If you terminate your participation in the tour due to any reason.

(iv) In the case of multi-country package tour wherein there may be requirement for Visa of multiple jurisdictions, there will be no refund if Visa is rejected or delayed.


Destination Details

Best time to Visit:

The best time to go to Mexico is throughout the time of year between Gregorian calendar month and Gregorian calendar month, once there's nearly no rain. The coolest months area unit between Gregorian calendar month and February, though temperatures will still reach averages of 28℃ throughout the time of year. The wet season begins within the south in could and lasts till Oct.

Things to buy:

The best buys are Myan wooden mask, Mexican Chocolates, Xtabentun Liqueur, Mexican coffee, Taxco silver jewellery. The Mexican city of Taxco is legendary for its silver work, whereas natural stones, like turquoise, jade, amethyst and coral, are mined in many different parts of the Latin country.

What to do:

No matter what you want to do in Mexico City, don't miss Mexico City’s top sights, including the National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec Park, containing the most important collection of Mesoamerican artefacts in the world. Another must-see is the Basilica de Guadalupe, located on the hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, appeared to Juan Diego. Mexico has a number of the foremost lovely beaches within the World. Some of the small beach towns on the Costa Maya or Baja California. And if you prefer to enjoy your beach time in your birthday suit rather than a bathing suit, you might be interested in Mexico’s nude beaches and resorts or the over-the-top sexy Temptation Resort in Cancun an adults-only, all-inclusive resort touted as "The Playground for Grown-Ups." You can visit one of these lovely and fascinating colonial cities, many of which have been recognized by UNESCO – Guadalajara, Merida, Morelia, Puebla, Oaxaca, Taxco. There are lots of opportunities to practice water sports and adventure tourism in Mexico. Get your adrenaline rushing as you zip-line through the jungle or explore an underground river.

Language:

In jap Mexico, Otomi and Totonac area unit the official languages. In central Mexico, Nahuatl is that the official language whereas individuals from south eastern Mexico speak Mayan languages. Spanish is that the most generally speech in Mexico.

Food:

If you are visiting Mexico, look out for these ancient dishes to induce a true style of the country's culinary art. Don’t leave Mexico while not attempting Chilaquiles- This fashionable ancient breakfast dish options gently cooked corn tortillas dig quarters and lidded with inexperienced or red condiment (the red is slightly spicier). Scrambled or cooked eggs and force chicken area unit sometimes additional on high, as well as cheese and cream. Chilaquiles are often served with a healthy dose of frijoles (refried beans). Tacos al pastor- This historic dish is one in all the foremost fashionable styles of tacos, with origins dating back to the 1920s and 30s and the arrival of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants to Mexico. Tostados area unit a straightforward however delicious dish involving corn tortillas cooked in boiling oil till they become firm and golden. These are then served alone or piled high with any number of garnishes. Boasting the 3 colours of the Mexican flag, chiles en nogada is one of Mexico’s most patriotic dishes. Poblano chillies crammed with picadillo (a mixture of shredded meat, fruits and spices) represent the green on the flag, the walnut-based cream sauce is the white and pomegranate seeds are the red. You’ll realize somebody commerce elite, the Mexican name for corn on the cob, on nearly every city street corner in Mexico. Enchiladas initiate to Mayan times, when people in the Valley of Mexico would eat corn tortillas wrapped around small fish. These days each corn and flour tortillas area unit used and area unit crammed with meat, cheese, seafood, beans, vegetables or all of the on top of. The stuffed tortillas are then covered in a chilli sauce, making for a perfect Mexican breakfast. Guacamole is undoubtedly one of Mexico’s most popular dishes, but few people know that this traditional sauce dates back to the time of the Aztecs. Made from mashed-up avocadoes, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and chilli peppers (and sometimes a clove or two of garlic), guacamole is often eaten with tortilla chips or used as a side dish. In desserts you can try Marbled tresleches cake, Sweet Mexican corn cake, Strawberry meringue cake, Dulce de leeches cheesecake, Chocolate chilli cheese cake, Mexican chocoflan, Mayan chocolate tart, Chardonnay Mango pecan tart and many more.


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Trip Information

  • Locations : Mexico City,
  • 7 Nights / 8 Days Trip
  • Valid between: 18-Aug-2019 to 29-Mar-2020

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