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Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

1. Puebla: Cholula and Atlixco Private Tour with Food Tastings

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Puebla and travels to the ancient city of Cholula. Visit the Great Pyramid, the largest pyramid in the world with a history dating back to the 3rd century B.C. From there, head to the charming city of Atlixco, founded in 1579. Pass by the city’s colorful central park, Franciscan convent and chapel, and the impressive Municipal Palace Mural. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a tasting session of handcrafted beer, homemade bread, cranberry juice, chocolate, and ice cream. Continue the tour to the city’s nursery next where you can find over a hundred species of plant and flower. Soak up the beauty of nature as you explore the nursery and learn about Mexico’s native flora. Finally, stop at a trout farm in Atlimeyaya, where you can meet the local farmer and feed the trout yourself. The tour ends with drop-off back to your hotel.

Mexico City: National Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral Tour

2. Mexico City: National Palace and Metropolitan Cathedral Tour

Marvel at the many beautiful architectural monuments in Mexico City. Visit the National Palace, see the Constitution Square, and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral. First stop, you will visit the National Palace (panoramic view). Continue on to the famous Constitution Square and then walk around the Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next, you will visit the Historical Centre, which is the heart of the Mexican capital. After your visit, you will head to Chapultepec Park, the most important residential zones of the city, and the Pink Zone.

Puebla: Historic Bars and Canteens Night Tour

3. Puebla: Historic Bars and Canteens Night Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and make your way to the first canteen on the tour, La Terminal. Enter through its old-western style wooden doors. Admire the many old photos and artwork on the walls, which gives the bar a classic ambiance. Try their specialty drink, sangria, and learn about the history of this popular local hangout. Next, visit La Ópera, which is decorated in a classical French style. Try some menyul, which is made from peppermint leaves, a few drops of angostura, cocoa cream, Tres Coronas liqueur, rum, and a secret ingredient. Then, make your way to La Pasita, which is one of the oldest and most popular bars in the city. Taste its eponymous drink, which is raisin liquor served in a shot glass with a little cheese cube inside. See the many curiosities of the bar which has a variety of toys, masks, and photos decorating its interior. Visit Nevados which is situated in front of the Zocalo. Enjoy a beautiful view from its balconies on the second floor. Taste a Nevados cocktail, which is available in a variety of flavors including strawberry, walnut, vanilla, prune, amaretto, amongst many others.  If the tour group has 9 or more participants, enjoy a short musical tour with a local music group that takes you through the university zone and ends in the artists' plaza. At the end of the tour, take a wine challenge, before being returned to your accommodation.

Puebla: Guided Foodies Tour with Cathedral Visit

4. Puebla: Guided Foodies Tour with Cathedral Visit

Discover Puebla, a city founded in viceroyal times boasting a fascinating mixture of culture. Back in the day, all cargo coming from Europe and Asia had to pass through the city before arriving in Mexico City.  This mixing of ingredients from all over the world has led to a unique and delicious local cuisine. Taste the most renowned traditional dishes of Puebla, dining in celebrated restaurants and sampling tasty street food along the way. Nibble on tacos arabes, mole poblano, pipian, tamales, traditional deserts, chile en nogada, and more. Try a unique alcoholic drink called pasita liquour. Then, visit one of the most important cultural cites of the city, Puebla Cathedral, and enjoy a panoramic tour on a double-decker bus called Tranvia de Leyendas. Pass by Los Sapos, Analco, the Xanenetla neighborhoods, and the civic zone, where the famous battle at Loreto and Guadalupe forts took place. Stop off at Mantarraya park and take some fantastic photos.  At the end of the tour, benefit from receiving a special recipe book with traditional dishes to prepare in your own home.

Puebla: VIP Mexican Wrestling Experience

5. Puebla: VIP Mexican Wrestling Experience

Enjoy a night out in Puebla exploring the popular El Parían market and tasting typical street food before learning the ins and outs of Mexican wrestling and rooting for your fighter from VIP seats.  The night starts with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla. Travel in an air-conditioned van to El Parían, a typical market selling handicrafts, local snacks, and candy. Taste some Mexican street food and learn the story behind it. Stroll around the market admiring the different talavera (clay pottery) and trying Mexican candies.   Continue walking through historical and colonial streets and visit a local bar to try pulque, a pre-Hispanic fermented drink which is the topic of many local legends. Try traditional pulque or a curado (flavored with fruit or honey). Next, it's time for the show to begin; follow your guide around the arena to learn about the history of Mexican wrestling and then make your way to your VIP seats. Put on your wrestling mask and read a short description of the wrestler. Learn the words and phrases to scream and scream them as you take in the energy of the match below. After the 2-hour match, hotel drop-off will be provided.

Puebla: Half-Day Private City Tour with Transportation

6. Puebla: Half-Day Private City Tour with Transportation

After pickup from the lobby of your hotel, head straight to the historical center of the city. Your first stop is Palafoxiana Library, the first public library in the Americas, the ornate building that houses more than 45,000 books and manuscripts dating back to 1493. Afterwards, you’ll continue through the historical center, viewing cathedrals, the Rosary’s Chapel, and the Zocalo.  Continuing onwards, you’ll enjoy a tasting of locally produced liquors and candies, before heading to the bohemian artist’s neighborhood. Afterwards, amble through the El Parián marketplace, viewing traditional handicrafts produced by local artisans, and the Alley of the Frogs, a bustling avenue filled with vendors and technicolor buildings. The tour continues with a visit to the secret tunnels of Xanenetla, built by the Mexican army in the 19th century, and only recently unearthed. Your tour concludes with a visit to panoramic viewpoint at the Fortress of May 5th, after which you’ll be driven back to your accommodation, or any other point in Puebla.

Mexico City: Private Tour of Puebla and Cholula

7. Mexico City: Private Tour of Puebla and Cholula

Start your morning with hotel pickup from Mexico City before beginning your full-day tour. Arrive at the Archaeological Zone of Cholula and enjoy a guided tour around the area which is considered the oldest city in America. Climb to the top of the pyramid where the symbolic Church of Remedios is located. Visit the Church of Santa María Tonantzintla where you can marvel at the intricate details of this indigenous baroque Franciscan temple. Your tour continues in the historic center of Puebla. First, you will visit the Palafoxiana Library, the first of its kind in all of the Americas. Later, explore the Cathedral, the Zócalo, and the gold-plated Chapel of the Rosario. Finally discover the smallest volcano in the world, the ‘Cuexcomate’. Finish your tour with a visit to the artists' square and handicraft market before visiting the famous Cinco de Mayo forts that surround the city.

From Puebla: Zacatlán and Chignahuapan Full-Day Private Tour

8. From Puebla: Zacatlán and Chignahuapan Full-Day Private Tour

Following a convenient pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Puebla city, begin your private day tour by departing on a 2-hour journey to the first magical town of Zacatlán. Upon arrival, enjoy a panoramic walk that will take you to murals made of tiles and ceramic pieces, as well as to the crystal viewpoint on the edge of the canyon. Next, visit the Relojes Centenario watchmaking factory, the first manufacturer of monumental clocks in Latin America. Then visit the café and bar at Zócalo de Zacatlán where you can have a tasting of wines, ciders, and liquors. Then, move onto the El Salto de Quetzalapan waterfall in the second magical town of Chignahuapan. Walk along the 365-step trail, built one step per day for an entire year, then, descend 100ft to the overlook where you can appreciate the waterfalls. Next, visit the main plaza of the town where you can appreciate one of the most beautiful Mudejar style-kiosks, and visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception that protects the 12m sculpture of the Virgin Mary. The last stop will be at one of many factories of Christmas ornaments, the main economic force in Chignahuapan, before the return journey to Puebla.

Puebla: Piled Stones Valley and Zacatlán Private Day Tour

9. Puebla: Piled Stones Valley and Zacatlán Private Day Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puebla or Cholula city and heads off on the 3 hour journey to the Piled Stones Valley. Enjoy a tour in a horse-drawn carriage, and admire the stone structures that reach up to 20 meters high. Afterwards, travel to the charming town of Zacatlán, stopping at the scenic Jilguero’s Valley Crystal lookout along the way. Next, visit a famous cemetery, home to some unique crystal artwork. Arrive at Centenario’s Clock Museum and marvel at the impressive collection of time-measuring objects as you learn about the evolution of the clock.  Stop at a local store for a tasting session of cider and juice, then visit Zocalo to see the iconic floral clock. Next, check out 2 of the region’s most impressive churches, the Franciscan Convent and the Guadalupe Virgin’s Chapel. Finally, enjoy some traditional cheese-filled bread before relaxing on the return journey to your accommodation.

Puebla: Cholula Craft Beer Tour by Tram

10. Puebla: Cholula Craft Beer Tour by Tram

Tour on a traditional tram to Cholula Magical Town. Visit to a craft beer factory and 2 more breweries to taste different types of beers, learn why they are so special, their qualities, flavors and textures. The guide on board the tram will explain the importance of Cholula in Mexico´s history, the history of Cholula and its great pyramid with the largest basement in the world. Take incredible pictures of this unique pyramid.

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EXCELLENT GUIDE JONATHAN. HE SHOWED US SEVERAL CORNERS OF THE CDMX AND ILLUSTRATED US WITH SEVERAL HISTORICAL AND ANECDOTICAL PASSAGES OF THE GREAT CAPITAL. WE HAD A VERY PLEASANT WALK THAT WAS WORTH IT FOR YOU. WE GOED WITH A DIFFERENT PURPOSE, BUT WE LEFT PLEASED WITH THE TREATMENT AND THE TEACHINGS RECEIVED¨"

We spent a wonderful day with Carlos and Christian. The many sights together with the really interesting information and the super nice way. Just perfect. Thank you for this experience.

Very well planned. Extensive knowledge of the guides. Interesting everything. Very good attitude from everyone.

Excellent experience. Friendly service with great people who make the ride very enjoyable. Thanks!

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