Private luxury tours in Mexico

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Luxury Mexico Tours

A Week in Mexico
(7 Days)
Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende

Mexico: City & Sea
(9 Days)
Mexico City, Riviera Maya

Highlights of Mexico
(10 Days)
Oaxaca, Mexico City & Teotihuacan, San Miguel de Allende

Best of Mexico City
(5 Days)

Culinary Tour of Mexico
(10 Days)
Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico City

Art, Crafts & Design of Mexico
(9 Days)
Mexico City, Oaxaca

Romantic Mexico
(11 Days)
Riviera Maya, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City & Teotihuacan

Best of the Yucatan: Merida & Riviera Maya
(8 Days)
Merida & Chichen Itza, Riviera Maya

Mexico's Colonial Heartland
(14 Days)
Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Morelia & Patzcuaro, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende & Queretaro

Family Tour of Mexico: Best of the Riviera Maya
(7 Days)
Riviera Maya with Tulum & Chichen Itza

Mexico in Style
(9 Days)
Colima (Hacienda de San Antonio), Los Cabos

Journey Through Mexico
(16 Days)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City & Teotihuacan, Puebla, Oaxaca, Merida, Riviera Maya

Highlights of Mexico

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Oaxaca, Mexico City & Teotihuacan, San Miguel de Allende

This tour features the best of Mexico's cities, rural countryside, and important ruins, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine.

Begin in Oaxaca, one of Mexico's best destinations for food and traditional arts. During private touring, explore the colonial center of Oaxaca—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—including the zocalo, cathedral, food markets and folk art shops. See ornate churches like Santo Domingo, browse contemporary art galleries, visit the Museum of the Cultures of Oaxaca or perhaps explore the Ethnobotanical Garden. One day, visit Monte Alban, a UNESCO-listed archaeological site with stone temples and great views over the region. Also visit other nearby sites such as the archaeological ruins of Mitla, indigenous markets or craft villages specializing in woven textiles, pottery, and wooden carvings. Another day, enjoy a private cooking lesson to learn to prepare local dishes, such as one of the several mole dishes Oaxaca is famous for. Enjoy a colorful Guelaguetza performance of traditional song and dance one evening. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as chocolate tastings, or excursions to additional nearby craft villages.

Fly to exciting Mexico City, the sophisticated and vibrant capital of Mexico. Your expert guide and private driver will show you the very best of the city. See the highlights of the Zocalo (the city's main square) including the cathedral, the Templo Mayor, and Diego Rivera's murals in the National Palace. Visit renowned museums including the Museum of Anthropology, Museo Frida Kahlo, the Popular Art Museum, and Museo Dolores Olmedo. Browse boutiques, art galleries and architectural highlights in favorite neighborhoods such as Polanco, Roma, San Angel, and Coyoacan. In Xochimilco, enjoy a private canal cruise through the floating gardens. One day, if desired, take an excursion to the impressive pyramids at nearby Teotihuacan. One evening, attend a performance of the Ballet Folklorico. Throughout your touring, see colorful murals, beautiful colonial and contemporary architecture, and colorful markets. If desired, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as food-focused touring, visits to gardens and private homes, or touring with an art and design expert.

Next, visit the impressive pyramids at nearby Teotihuacan en route to enchanting San Miguel de Allende, best known for its cobblestone backstreets lined with colorful colonial architecture, historic churches, galleries and crafts shops. See the town's highlights during private touring. Visit churches such as the neo-Gothic La Parroquia, churrigaresque Templo de San Francisco and baroque Oratorio de San Felipe Neri; stroll through the popular main square, known as El Jardin; and see historic mansions like the Inquistor's House and Casa de Allende. Visit El Charco del Ingenio, a beautiful botanical garden; Fabrica la Aurora, a former factory that's now filled with shops, galleries and artists' studios; and the Santuario de Atotonilco, with its UNESCO-protected murals. If your timing is right, also visit the weekly El Tianguis food market. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange activities such as private cooking lessons, spa appointments, excursions to nearby towns like Guanajuato and Dolores Hidalgo, or visits to local vineyards.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Oaxaca
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon introductory private city tour

Day 2

Oaxaca & Monte Alban
Full-day private tour, including excursion to Monte Alban

Day 3

Oaxaca
Morning market visit and Oaxacan cooking lesson. Afternoon at leisure. Evening Guelaguetza show

Day 4

Oaxaca – Mexico City
Private transfer to airport for flight to Mexico City. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 5

Mexico City
Full-day private city tour. Evening tickets to the Ballet Folklorico

Day 6

Mexico City
Full-day private city tour

Day 7

Mexico City – Teotihuacan – San Miguel de Allende
Private transfer to San Miguel de Allende for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 8

San Miguel de Allende
Half-day private walking tour

Day 9

San Miguel de Allende
Half-day private tour

Day 10

San Miguel de Allende – Depart Leon or Mexico City
Private airport transfer


Hotels
Oaxaca: Quinta Real Oaxaca
Mexico City: Four Seasons Mexico City or St. Regis Mexico City
San Miguel de Allende: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende or
Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

Cost
$8,195 Per person (double occupancy)