The History of Traditional Mexico Silver in Taxco

 

Pueblo Magico Tour

Travel to Taxco, Puebla & Cholula, Mexico with Rose and Claudia!

November 9 - 16, 2021

Get ready to explore 3 of the most beautiful towns in the southern part of Mexico.  In Taxco, I will personally take you to my favorite silver jewelry boutiques and I will introduce you to some of my ARTESANOS that I've been working with for the last 20 years.  If shopping is not your thing, that's fine as you will not be able to take your eyes away from the picturesque uphill - downhill cobble street town.  In Puebla we will explore architecture, indulge in some of the region's best gastronomy, and visit Talavera shops.  In Cholula you will experience the life of a quaint tiny magical town.

 

All-Inclusive Tour limited to 20 guest

  • 7 Days - 6 Magical Nights
  • $1799 Double room Occupancy
  • $2099 Single Occupancy
  • Includes meals, transportation in Mexico, and lodging at 4* and 5* hotels
  • Bilingual Tour Guides
  • Workshops and Site Tours
  • Round trip Airport Transportation CDMX
  • 30% deposit is required to save your spot

A detailed itinerary can be found at the bottom of this page

For more info you can contact me directly via email claudia@guatemalanboutique.com

 

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Picturesque streets of Puebla

 

Puebla and its sister city, Cholula, are home to 200+ colonial churches built during Spanish rule in Mexico. They are most famous for their domes and chapels that  are decorated with Catholic themes to include statues of angels, saints, and virgins, all figures symbolizing faith, many artfully gilded in gold.

 

We will begin in the Zocalo,  the heart of Puebla’s historical center, surrounded by shops, restaurants, the Cathedral, and the Municipal Palace, almost all cultural attractions and restaurants are within walking distance from the Zocalo. We will explore the many cultural attractions, and enjoy la cocina poblana to include mole! The group will explore the artist communities, mercados, and famed Talavera shops. 

 

Hotel Accomodations : Casa Reyna Hotel

 

Casa Reyna Hotel is located in the heart of Puebla’s historic district, offers, a restaurant, and bar.  Casareyna is an icon in Puebla, a landmark in Mexican hospitality and gastronomy.

 

 

 

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 Cholula

This will be a one-day trip to Cholula,  well known for its archaeological park, and the world’s largest pyramid – Pirámide Tepanapa –  One of most of Mexico’s famous images is the Virgen de Los Remedios church as built on top of the pyramid, with the volcano in the background.

 

 

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 Chiles en Nogada - One of many delicatessens in Puebla

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Nov 9th  Arrive in Mexico City CDMX

All guests will arrive by 4 pm and be greeted in CDMX, in the greeting area, outside of customs. A bus will transport the group to Taxco, approximately 2.5 - 3 hours. Upon arrival, guests will be checked into the Hotel Agua Escondida. Dinner will be offered at the hotel.

 

Day 2 - Nov 10th  Explore Taxco

The day will begin with breakfast at the hotel.  The group will proceed with a visit to Plaza Borda, the main Plaza, to include the famous Santa Prisca Cathedral, an impressive baroque structure that looks out to the main plaza. A Visit the Museo de la Plateria, the silver museum, where you can learn about the process for crafting silver, and see some fine pieces on display. Lunch in the plaza, followed by a ride in the cable car that goes up to Monte Taxco Hotel for some great photo ops. Return to the hotel for some rest and reflection, the day will end with dinner in the main plaza.

 

Day 3 - Nov. 11th - Silver Shopping

We will begin the day with breakfast, followed by silver boutique shopping and a visit to the cultural center. A visit to a local artisan will be arranged after lunch. The remaining of the day will be free for guests to visit the remaining cathedrals, shopping the winding streets of Taxco, or take in a spa treatment at the hotel. The final dinner will be arranged in the main plaza.

 

Day 4 - Nov. 12th - Depart Taxco & Travel to Puebla Via Bus

Early breakfast and depart to Puebla., approx 3-hour drive. Upon arrival to Puebla, guests will be checked in the hotel, and refresh, then on to the Zocalo, for lunch and Double Decker Bus tour to tour the main attractions of the “City of Angels”

 

Day 5 - Nov. 13th - Puebla

The day will begin with breakfast daily at the hotel, then on to explore Puebla’s cultural center, museums, and Calle del Dulce. Lunch in the Plaza, rest, and people watch. The afternoon will be attending the Turi-Bus. Dinner will be a special experience, enjoying one of many Pueblas specialties, Mole.

 

Day 6 - Nov. 14th - Day Trip to Cholula

Via bus, Just a short trip from Puebla, we will experience; The Great Pyramid of Cholula, the world’s largest pyramid topped by the Virgen de Los Remedios church. In Cholula, we will experience the archaeological sites, and a climb up to the church at the top of the pyramid, a visit to the mercado, also browse the many shops along the way, as well as a stroll around the main plaza.

 

Day 7 - Nov. 15th - A Visit to the Artist Community in Los Callejones de Puebla

All the talavera stores, callejones, and barrios in Puebla historic district are an adventure. We will visit Barrio del Artista to shop for art, El Callejón de Los Sapos for antiques, and a flea market along the way. Plaza de Los Sapos is where you’ll find jewelry and local art.
We will discover local cuisine for lunch, including Cemitas!. A return to the hotel for rest, and final good-bye dinner in the main plaza.

 

Day 8 - Nov. 16th - Depart to Mexico City CDMX

Pack your treasures as this will be our final day of The Pueblo Magico Tour! The group will enjoy a final breakfast, transport via bus to Mexico City airport, approximately a 2-hour drive.
For guests that wish to extend their visit to Mexico City, we can arrange for an additional fee.

 

 

Additional Information

Deposit 30% deposit required to secure a reservation, final payment due 45 days prior to departure.

Look for the 30% option during the check-out process

Airport Arrival – Mexico City CDMX – Guest will need to arrive by 4 pm Nov. 9, 2021

Bus Transportation – Upon arrival the group will be transported via private bus to Taxco & Puebla

Meals – All meals included in this tour

Walking This tour does involve walking on uneven street surfaces and steep walkways.

Travel insurance It is recommended guests purchase travel insurance, we can recommend the best coverage based on your requirements.

Weather – The average temperature is 70 degrees during the day, but can drop to 40 degrees at night.

Refund Policy – All refunds are honored up to 45 days prior to departure. 

COVID-19 – Due to the current uncertainty related to COVID-19 and vaccination availability, we will update our policy 3 months prior to departure.