5-Day Trip in Mexico: Puebla, Tlaxcala & Volcano Hiking

OVERVIEW
Join our 5-day adventure tour to Puebla & Tlaxcala with hiking the 6th highest summit in Mexico & visiting top cultural attractions of two states. Explore natural & cultural gems during the day while hanging out & having fun in the evening!

HIGHLIGHTS
Visit 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites - ancient Teotihuacan pyramids and colonial centers of Mexico City & Puebla.
Hike a stunning La Malinche Volcano - the 6x highest summit in Mexico.
Get acquainted with a unique collection of the National Anthropology Museum.
Try delicious local specialties of 4 Mexican states (Mexico City; States of Mexico, Puebla & Tlaxcala).
Enjoy the quietness and peacefulness of the smallest Mexican state's capital.

Why go with us
Small groups of up to 13 travelers: closer communication, easier coordination, more adventures & fun!
Off-the-beaten-track tours with maximum immersion in local nature, culture, and traditions.
The easy-going atmosphere of our tours is perfect for informal travel & making new friends.

per adult from

$780

NZD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Transportation in a private vehicle throughout the tour
    • Accommodation: 2x nights in hotels/B&Bs; 1x night in a eco-cabins
    • Service of an experienced Tour Leader throughout the tour
    • Walking tours, guided visit, gastronomic experiences and other activities as per itinerary
    • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Nacional de Antropologia
    What's excluded :
    • Flights; airport pick-up & drop-off; travel insurance; personal expenses & tips

  • Day 1: Mexico City

    Stop At: Zocalo, Calle Plaza de La Constitucion S/N Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Mexico City 06000 Mexico
    Bienvenidos a Ciudad de Mexico - the largest city in Latin America where ancient and modern coexist in harmony. Arrive at any time and start our "Mexico: Puebla, Tlaxcala & Volcano Hiking" tour meeting your group and Tour Leader in the lobby of your hotel at 6 pm. After a brief informational meeting, go for a welcome dinner and an orientation walk of the historic center with some food tastings. Optional get-together in one of the local bars afterward.

    Transportation: walking
    Accommodation: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B in Mexico City
    Meals Included: dinner
    Activities Included:
    History & Culture Experiences: orientation walk of the Historic Center of Mexico City
    Gastronomic Experiences: churros & coffee/chocolate stating in the oldest churreria in the city
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Mexico City.

    Day 2: Mexico City - Teotihuacan - Mexico City

    Stop At: Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, Ecatepec Piramides km.22 + 600, San Juan Teotihuacan 55800 Mexico
    In the morning, go to Teotihuacan - a complex of ancient pyramids set amid what was once Mesoamerica’s greatest city. After a walking tour of the archeological zone, go to discover a compact colonial center of a nearby "Magical Town" San Martín de las Pirámides. Once there, stroll its traditional market and try some of the most iconic regional food specialties, and have a cup of refreshing pulque. Afterward, go back to Mexico City to visit the stunning National Museum of Anthropology. Free time/optional dinner & get-together with your group in the evening.

    Transportation: private vehicle
    Accommodation: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B in Mexico City
    Meals Included: breakfast
    Activities Included:
    History & Culture Experiences: guided visits to Teotihuacan Archeological Zone and the National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City)
    Gastronomic Experiences: Market Food Experience & pulque tasting in San Martín de las Pirámides
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City 11560 Mexico
    Guided visit
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Eco-cabins in La Malinche National Park.

    Day 3: Mexico City - La Malinche National Park

    Stop At: La Malinche National Park, Huamantla Mexico
    In the morning, after breakfast, go to La Malinche National Park with an optional snack/lunch on the way. Choose whether to stay and enjoy the nature in the basecamp (it offers various outdoor activities, a restaurant, and several short trails), or take a challenging 14-km loop trail (~6-7 h in total) with your guide towards the summit. After the hike, move to your accommodation and relax your body in a traditional temazcal. Dinner and optional get-together with your group at the fireplace in the evening.

    Transportation: private vehicle
    Accommodation: eco-cabins in La Malinche National Park
    Meals Included: breakfast, dinner (tacos and beers/non-alcoholic drinks)
    Activities Included:
    Nature Experiences: guided hike in La Malinche National Park
    Body & Mind Experiences: temazcal in La Malinche National Park
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Eco-cabins in La Malinche National Park.

    Day 4: La Malinche National Park - Tlaxcala - Cholula - Puebla

    Stop At: Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
    In the morning, after breakfast, go to Tlaxcala - the capital of Mexico’s smallest state with imposing churches and a handsome central plaza. Upon an orientation walk of its compact colonial downtown, we will go to a "Magical Town" of Cholula. As a matter of fact, it's officially the oldest city in America inhabited without interruption since its origins. Furthermore, it boasts the world's largest pyramid by volume topped by the Virgen de Los Remedios church.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cholula, Cholula, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
    Once there, we will have a walking tour of Cholula's historic center and taste some of the most iconic local food specialties in its municipal market. Additionally, we will visit Cholula Archeological Zone and try several varies of cider in a local cider museum (the town hosts one of the oldest cider factories in Mexico).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Puebla, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
    Later, we will go to Puebla - a vibrant capital of the same-named state that retains a fantastically well-preserved historic center, a stunning cathedral, and a wealth of beautiful churches. Finally, after check-in and some rest at our accommodation, we will go out for an evening orientation walk of the historic center and an optional farewell dinner in one of the local restaurants.

    Transportation: private vehicle
    Accommodation: conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B/guest house in Puebla
    Meals Included: breakfast
    Activities Included:
    History & Culture Experiences: guided visits to Cholula Archeological Zone; orientation walks in Tlaxcala, Cholula & Puebla
    Gastronomic Experiences: Market Food Experience & cider tasting (Cider Museum) in Cholula
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Conveniently located, locally-owned hotel/B&B in Puebla.

    Day 5: Puebla - Mexico City

    Pass By: Puebla, Puebla, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
    Free time in the morning and transfer to Mexico City arriving there around 1 pm (the driver can drop you off at the airport or in the center). End of our "Mexico: Puebla, Tlaxcala & Volcano Hiking Tour".

    Transportation: private vehicle
    Meals Included: breakfast

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Zócalo, Plaza de la Constitución, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Education & Training:● regular training & education of the staff (Tour Leaders, drivers, crew) and suppliers (accommodations, restaurants, experience providers, etc.) on the importance of COVID-related health & safety measures;● promotion of the importance of hand hygiene & other COVID-related health & safety measures to travelers through signage, oral instructions, and online materials;● contracting only suppliers that responsibly implement COVID-related health & safety protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities.Hand Hygiene:● mandatory application of antibacterial gel (70% alcohol) by everyone entering the vehicle that is used for transportation during the tour;● implementing a mandatory hand-hygiene policy that requires regularly scheduled use of hand sanitizer and washing hands with soap by the staff during the tour, especially after touching objects in public areas (e.g. handrails, doors, money, mobile phones, etc.).Masks:● mandatory use of face masks or other protecting items (e.g. scarfs, kerchiefs or bandanas) covering nose, chin & mouth by both travelers & staff in all public areas (especially in confined environments such as public transport, shops, markets, museums, lobbies of hotels etc.);● the use of the mask is not mandatory in private areas (e.g. hotel rooms) and while having meals & drinks.Sanitation:● mandatory daily sanitation of the vehicles used for transportation of travelers by the staff especially of handles, doors, seats, and other frequently-touched surfaces;● use of cleaning and disinfecting products that are approved by local & international health authorities;● regular audit of our suppliers on their cleanliness & sanitation protocols.Physical distancing:● mandatory social distance of at least 1.5 m (~5 feet) by both travelers & staff throughout the tour.Please remember: only mutual assistance & support can put an end to this borderless pandemic and help us protect the health of ourselves, our families & colleagues. Thanks in advance for your understanding & cooperation.BOOKING & CONFIRMATIONYou will get a confirmation email once you finish your booking. From this moment your tour is confirmed: just show up agreed time & location (we might contact you for extra info if needed). Please be able to present your booking confirmation or voucher (can be in the electronic version in your phone) to your tour guide upon his/her request.DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL: We will leave Mexico City on Day 3 morning and arrive back on Day 5 afternoon.AIRPORT TRANSFERS: This tour doesn't include airport transfers. Mexico City International Airport is ~30-45 min away from the center of the city and is easily accessible by both taxis and public transport.ACCOMMODATIONS: You will receive a list of accommodations together with trip notes 2 weeks before the tour. Most accommodations are centrally located, tourist-class, locally-owned properties with private facilities in each room (unless otherwise specified in the itinerary). We can arrange pre- & post-tour accommodations but not earlier than 2 weeks before the departure when we send you final trip notes.TRANSPORT: The type of vehicle depends on the size of the group and may include a car, 7-seater, minivan. Inside urban areas, walking is the most common way of transportation.ACTIVITIES: Participation in all activities is optional - just be sure to be in time for daily departures. Most of the included activities such as walking tours (>2h, normally in historic centers of bigger cities), orientation walks (<2h, normally in smaller towns & villages), guided visits & hikes focus on local nature, history, culture & gastronomy and are led by a Tour Leader. You will receive suggestions for optional activities in trip notes. Extra day tours and activities can be booked by your Tour Leader for an extra fee.PHYSICAL CONDITION: This tour involves a decent amount of walking and hiking. Therefore, travelers should have at least moderate physical fitness condition. Hiking towards the summit of La Malinche Volcano on Day 3 is challenging (~14 km long with ~1000 m elevation gain, ~6-7 h in total depending on your physical fitness) and thus is optional (there are other activities and trails around that you can do on your own).AGE: Due to required physical condition, the recommended age of participants in this tour is 12-69 years. However, potential participants outside of the above-mentioned age group can still participate upon request if (1) they are in a good physical condition (2) that will allow them to cope with the pace of the group tour.WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU: Comfortable clothes & (hiking) shoes; swimming suit & slippers; a smaller backpack for daily tours/hiking; hat/cap, sunglasses & sunscreen; travel insurance; good mood & curiosity.GROUP VS. PRIVATE: Our multi-day tours offer both group and private departures (see pricing at checkout). Group tour - take a scheduled trip with other travelers. Private tour - take a trip on your own, with friends or family. Private tours are customizable (you can depart any day and we can add additional stops & activities on your request) and thus may cost more than group tours.PRICING: The price of the tour/person depends on the number of travelers and the room/tour option you choose.TERMS & CONDITIONS:By booking this activity ("Tour") with the tour organizer ("Company"), you ("Customer") accept to:- comply with all laws & regulations of the country (countries) where the Tour takes place;- follow the instructions of the Company & its representatives;- take all measures to procure your own safety on the Tour including, but not limited to, use of safety devices (including seat-belts, harnesses, & helmets), obeying posted signs & oral or written warnings from the Company's representatives regarding health & safety;- provide information about pre-existing medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate in the Tour or have a negative impact on the experience of others in the Tour;- have travel insurance covering personal injury & emergency medical expenses valid for the whole duration of the Tour;- waive responsibility of the Company & its representatives for any personal health & property damage that may occur during the Tour;- allow the Company to use any media content created by its representatives during the Tour for marketing-related purposes.
    Departure Time :
    6:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Based on official recommendations & protocols from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Vibe Adventures introduced internal health & safety guidelines that are enforced on all our tours until such measures are lifted by authorities of each destination.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

13

Organised by Vibe Adventures

Activity ID: V-137460P5

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