Romance in Mexico City & San Miguel de Allende
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Day 1: Mexico City for 3 night
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
1 junior suite, Zocalo view, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Zocalo Central****
Situated right next to the National Cathedral, where Moctezuma’s Palace once stood, this hotel in downtown Mexico City offers convenient amenities such as free on-site parking and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the famous Zocalo plaza.
Housed in an 1890’s-era building, Hotel Zocalo Central offers refurnished rooms and suites, including some with views of the Zocalo. They boast modern décor, a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a spacious private bathroom with free toiletries.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy a meal at the restaurant’s roof-top terrace, or explore any of the nearby sights, with population attractions like the Fine Arts Palace or Alameda Park within a short 10-minute walk. The property also has a steam room.
Hotel Zocalo Central features a front desk that can arrange a tour of the city or purchase tickets to shows or concerts. The Polanco business neighbourhood can be reached in a 15-minute drive, while Mexico City International Airport is a short 20-minute drive away.
3 hour private guided walking tour of the Old Town
Ditch the guidebook and get ready to see the real Mexico City! Discover the city as you would if you were staying with a friend who loved there and in just half a day you’ll see an authentic side of CDMX as you visit famous attractions and discover hidden gems. From exploring an off the beaten path neighbourhood to seeing the city’s most iconic sights, with a local ‘Chilango’ by your side, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in CDMX’s unique culture and get a taste of local life. Discover the famous spots as well as stopping by locals’ favourite shops, bars, markets and neighbourhoods so you can get the best of both worlds.
Dinner reservation at El Balcon del Zocalo
The restaurant offers the widest and most comfortable terrace overlooking the Zocalo in Mexico City. This is the best panoramic view of the Plaza de la Constitución and the surrounding buildings, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the Government Palace, among others.
Private Hot Air Balloon over Teotihuacan and private guided tour of the archeological site
Spend an unforgettable day discovering the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacán: fly over millennia-old pyramids in your own private hot air balloon!
You’ll be taken to the takeoff area ready to experience one of the most exciting days of your life. While you wait for your hot air balloon to be prepared, enjoy a coffee to build your energy for your flight over one of Mexico’s most famous archaeological sites.
Climb aboard your hot air balloon accompanied by an expert qualified pilot who will inform you of key safety procedures so you’ll enjoy the hot air balloon experience as much as possible.
Spend around an hour flying over the Teotihuacán Valley, taking in the spectacular views over the archaeological site with a soundtrack of romantic music. The Avenue of the Dead, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon… you’ll have ancient Mexico at your feet!
For the finishing touch on your hot air balloon flight, you’ll be handed a glass of sparkling wine to toast to an unforgettable experience, as well as enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. What’s more, you’ll be presented with a certificate demonstrating your flying experience – the perfect souvenir!
Back on solid ground, you’ll have two hours of private guided tour of Teotihuacán on foot. (entrance included). You’ll then be returned to Mexico City around 2:30 pm approximately.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure for shopping
Browse the 12 city blocks of Mexico City’s Zona Rosa, shop for antiques, jewelry, and boutique clothing. Heavy silver bangles, leather jackets, and brightly painted tiles are especially prominent.
Dinner reservation at Dulce Patria
Discover a fresh, modern take on classic Mexican fare at Dulce Patria. This contemporary eatery reinvents traditional favorites with fresh, flavorful ingredients and world-famous presentations. The menu includes everything appetizers, like tamales and quesedillas and ceviches and taquitos, to exquisite entrees and decadent desserts. Dulce Patria’s ambience and service rival the cusine, making every meal memorable.
Private Tour to Xochimilco Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum
Discover the fascinating history and rich culture of Xochimilco, the floating flower gardens which are the last vestige of the ancient Aztec’s agricultural system of canals known as “chinampas”. Experience a wonderful experience for the senses as visit the vibrant market of Xochimilco, feast on pre-hispanic cuisine and float along the flower-perfumed canals aboard a brilliantly colourful “tajinera”, the traditional flat-bottomed gondolas of the waterways or kayak. Discover the ancient heritage of the city as you explore the last of the five lakes which the city was once built upon, stealing a glimpse into the world of Tenochtitlán, and seeing for yourself why this cultural landscape was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But go beyond what most visitors see and discover a grassroots community project where locals are protecting their cultural heritage and an endangered native species, explore the local barrio and try authentic local food and drinks in the market.
Another place that is a must to visit in Mexico City is Coyoacán, a neighborhood located in the South of the city with colonial architecture.
Discover the bohemian side of Mexico City. This colourful neighbourhood seems immune to the passing of time; artists, writers, poets, film directors, actors, and intellectuals from all periods could not resist its unique charm. Walk around this peaceful area filled with tradition and voices which sound today as echoes of yesterday.
See gorgeous 16th century churches like the church of St. John The Baptist, a symbol of the beautiful Novohispanic Baroque style.
You’ll visit the house of Frida Kahlo or the Blue House ( La Casa Azul) which is now a museum, where her paintings and personal belongings are being exhibited. Likewise, you’ll get to know the Mexican craft bazaar, mercado de antojitos. Fast track included
Dinner reservation at Restaurant Pujol
Pujol is a Mexican restaurant named by Wall Street Journal as the best in Mexico City. The restaurant is run by chef Enrique Olvera, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America.
Day 4: San Miguel de Allende for 3 nights
Private transfer from hotel to San Miguel de Allende
Suite with private terrace hot tub at Casa Delphine****
Casa Delphine is located in San Miguel de Allende in the Guanajuato Region, a 10 minute walk from the San Miguel Arcangel church.This hotel features free WiFi.
A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include slippers, bathrobe and free l’Occitane toiletries
Dinner reservation at La Azotea to watch the sunset
Enjoy the rooftop bar off the Jardín, from where you will admire San Miguel’s most extraordinary views.
The outside patio is the best spot to watch the light disappear over the Guanajuato Mountains while sipping a margarita.
Private morning guided tour of San Miguel
With your guide discover the town’s highlights. 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.
Afternoon at leisure we suggest you go to
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.
Dinner reservation at Moxy
Enrique Olvera, the famous chef of Mexico City restaurant, Pujol has opened a fabulous restaurant in San Miguel. Trying the pescado al pastor (fish of the day with pineapple purée and serranos) and the cactus salad is a must. The décor is simply enchanting with low-hanging lampshades and mirrored walls.
Private transfer to Escondido Place to enjoy the naural spa
7 miles northwest from San Miguel’s center is Escondido Place. This retreat boasts 10 indoor and outdoor thermal pools fed by natural hot springs, and lush vegetation and colorful flowers surround the grounds. Decompress in grottos containing water that reaches up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Private Vineyards & Wine Tasting Tour in the afternoon
This first vineyard is family owned and run, with a very small production of different types of grapes. We’ll tour the vineyard with its distinctive personality and decoration and then we’ll underground into their wine cellar, where the wine is aged.
After a tour of the cellar, we’ll enjoy the tasting of the wine and the pairing with some delicious food in a medieval style room, also underground.
We’ll head to our second vineyard, on the way to Dolores Hidalgo, which has a very different concept overall. They also have a small and exclusive production and we’ll get to see their labs and shops where the wine is processed, as well as olive and lavender oil.
We’ll take a walk around the beautiful gardens and parcels and we’ll do our wine tasting and pairing with an expert oenologist who will explain the different properties of each wine and how to better appreciate them.
An incredible learning experience, both for seasoned wine connoisseurs as well as those looking to get into appreciating a fine wine.
Dinner reservation at La Parada for a taste of Peru
Owner Juanito is best famous for his ceviche but also serves Los Fresquitos, coastal dishes served tapas-style.
To end on a romantic note, order the arroz afrodisiaco, accompanied by an artisanal Peruvian cocktail, such as the best pisco sour in town.
Private transfer to Mexico City airport or Leon airport
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