13 days

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With mild evenings and warm, sunny days, December is an ideal time to visit Central Mexico. The festive season brings piñatas and flowers in abundance, especially the native poinsettias, and archaeological sites and museums are less busy. We shall explore the ancient Mexican cultures and visit some of the most beautiful cathedrals and convents of the 16th century, several of them built on top of Pre-Columbian temples. Modern Mexican architecture and design is superb, fine examples being the Museums of Anthropology in Mexico City and Xalapa. We visit several of the principal regions of indigenous tradition, notably Olmec and Teotihuacan as well as Aztec. The rural districts we travel through are picturesque, with villages of cobbled streets and tree-lined squares. Also, at the heart of our tour is traditional food and drink, which we will enjoy in some of the historic buildings such as the San Angel Inn, a former Carmelite monastery.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore one of the largest cities in the Americas, Teotihuacan, with its imposing pyramids of the Sun and Moon
  • Visit the extraordinary Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan, the most important religious and economic Aztec Temple
  • Explore 16th century convents with their blend of Spanish architecture and native ancient Mexican motifs on its painted walls
  • Enjoy traditional food such as mole, a chocolate and mild chili sauce prepared in old haciendas and Colonial buildings

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £820

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Dr Nicholas James

Andante Guide Lecturer

Nicholas James has worked on the history, archaeology and anthropology of the indigenous peoples of the Americas for more than 40 years and he is author of 'Aztecs & Maya'.

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  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
22 December 2022 AMXX221222 22 December 2022 (Thursday) 3 January 2023 (Tuesday) Dr Nicholas James £6,310
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