OPTION A)

DAY 01. ARRIVAL TRANSFER
Welcome at the international airport of Mexico city and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight.

DAY 02. BASILICA OF GUADALUPE AND PYRAMIDS OF TEOTIHUACÁN
Today begins our great pilgrimage going to the most important sanctuary of
our journey: The basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe. Our day starts visiting the
square of three cultures and the parish of Santiago Tlatelolco famed for being
the seat of the first archbishop of Mexico and where the Indian Juan Diego
took the flowers that miraculously created the image of our lady of
Guadalupe, that we will visit afterwards at its basilica, on the main altar,
where will take mass and communion, and our companion priest will lead a
programmed mass in one of the chapels. We will also visit the first hermitage,
the Indian Chapel, the holy water well chapel, the original Basilica and the
Tepeyac hill, where the apparitions took place to the Indian Juan Diego, and
the flowers were given to him to take to the first archbishop of Mexico. The
visit will take all morning since it’s the main highlight of our journey; the rest
of the day will be to visit the town of Tulpetlac and its church built where Juan
Diego was raised, the Acolman monastery, which is one of the first built in
America in the XVI century, in order to admire its facade and its impressive
structure; we will also visit the world renown Archaeological City of
Teotihuacán and its incredible pyramids of the Sun and the moon. Lunch (not
included) at the pyramids return to Mexico city. Overnight.

DAY 03. CITY TOUR / XOCHIMILCO
Mexico city tour, driving through its modern and ancient avenues, streets and
squares in order to visit the national metropolitan cathedral, the national
palace and the city hall, all located at the “Zocalo” or main square of the city,
that is the heart of our nation; we will also take a panoramic visit to the
“Templo Mayor” archaeological excavations and its Guatemala street and its
hundreds of religious articles stores; the church and square of Santo Domingo
(Saint Dominic), the first university and the seat of the holy inquisition back
to the colonial times; we will also visit the San Francisco and la Profesa
churches from the XVI century and drive through Tacuba street to admire its
ancient buildings, squares and monuments, the square of Santa Veracruz
(Holy Cross) and its leaning churches and stop at San Hipolito (Saint Hipolite)
parish church for a visit and see its famous image of San Judas Tadeo (Saint
Judas Tadeous), that has converted it to be the second most important and
most visited religious place in the city after the Guadalupe basilica.
We will continue our journey through the modern Pink Zone or Zona Rosa and
Polanco districts that are full of restaurants, bars, stores and night
entertainment; go through Chapultepec park and its world renown museums
and onto Insurgentes boulevard considered to be the longest avenue in town,
going by the Siqueiros Poliforum, the Insurgentes theater to see its famous
mural paintings until we reach colonial San Angel Distric for a visit to El
Carmen parish church and its religious colonial arts museum and beautiful
world renown colonial San Jacinto Square, The Chimalistac chapel, all from
the XVI century; our journey continues to the university and its mural
paintings accomplished by some of the most famous Mexican artists, The
Cuicuilco archaeological zone and its rounded pyramid and then Onto
Xochimilco: the Aztec floating gardens for a Prehispanic boat ride and a visit
to the XVI century san Bernardino Monastery. Continue to Coyoacan through
colonial and cobble stone roads to one of the most famous conquerors`
residential areas and its XVI century San Juan Bautista (Saint John The
Baptist) parish church and Santa Catalina (Saint Catherine) church to admire
its premises and paintings. Overnight.

DAY 04. MEXICO CITY / TLAXCALA
Today our pilgrimage leads us to San Miguel de los Milagros and its holy water
from its well. we will visit the grotto where the Archangel Michael appeared;
we will also visit the archaeological city of Cacaxtla. Our journey continues to
Tlaxcala city to visit the basilica of our lady of Ocotlan, very much venerated
by Mexican people and from abroad since she appeared here and was
miraculously stamped in a tree trunk. The Tlaxcala city will also be visited;
return to Mexico city. Overnight.

DAY 05. TLAXCALA / TEPOTZOTLAN / QUERETARO
The day starts with a visit to colonial Tepotzotlan and its San Francisco Xavier
(Saint Francis Xavier) temple considered being as one of the most impressive
baroque buildings built in Mexico. We will also visit the monastery and its
Religious colonial art museum. On the way we will take a short stop to
Cuautitlan and its chapel where the virgin also appeared to Juan Diego’s
uncle; we’ll continue to San Juan del Rio and Queretaro City, considered to be
one of the most amazing colonial cities, visiting its avenues, squares,
mansions, its aqueduct, its unforgettable churches, convents and opal and
jewelry shops; at night we will visit the main square for dinner, shopping and
great atmosphere. overnight.

DAY 06. SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE / GUANAJUATO
Continue our journey to historical San Miguel de Allende, where we will
admire its mansions, convents, monasteries and churches dating back from
the colonial times which all are full of history. We will take a stroll to visit to
its Neolithic parish church and its hundreds of handicrafts stores through its
cobble stone streets. Our next visit is Guanajuato City, that centuries ago
were one of the most important mining centers of the world. we will ride
through its underground avenues that cross the entire city, squares, theaters,
mansions and impressive churches decorated on baroque style as well as the
mine of la Valenciana and its beautiful temple and the church of Villaseca that
is the most visited and venerated sanctuary of Guanajuato; a visit to the
basilica of our lady of Guanajuato to worship her will also be accomplished on
our downtown walking tour; overnight.

DAY 07. GUANAJUATO / SAN JUAN DE LOS LAGOS / GUADALAJARA
Today we will visit one of the most important highlights of our pilgrimage: The
Basilica of our Lady San Juan de los Lagos which is the second most important
and most worshiped sanctuary of our country. Meet thousands and thousands
of pilgrims that come here everyday and feel that incredible faith, energy and
power that surrounds its premises. En route, we will go by the great statue of
“Christ the King” at the very geographical center of Mexico and a stop for
shoe and leather shopping at Leon city; continue in the late afternoon to
Guadalajara city; at night visit to wonderful Tlaquepaque to see and listen its
Mariachi bands. Overnight.

DAY 08. GUADALAJARA
Welcome to the land of the Mariachis, Tequila, Charros (Mexican Cowboys),
traditions and craftsmen. Our journey includes the visit to the famous basilica
of our lady of Zapopan, that is the most important and worshiped sanctuary
of Jalisco. see people walking on their knees and asking or paying favors to
the Zapopan virgin; feel that great faith and love people have to her; we will
have time to take mass, pray and worship her. Our program also includes a
visit to the Guadalajara cathedral to take mass; the main square, its colonial
buildings, majestic boulevards, squares and monuments; in the afternoon a
visit to the handicrafts headquarters in Tlaquepaque; listen to the Mariachi
music at its main square and enjoy this shopping spree. Overnight.

DAY 09. GUADALAJARA / PATZCUARO
From modern Guadalajara, we leave for Patzcuaro Indian City; en route we
will pass by many Indian communities until we reach Tzin Tzun Tzan town,
which was one of the most important gospel teaching and Convention
monasteries back to the XVI century and worship Its Miraculous Growing
Christ Image, that we will visit as well as the Yacatas archaeological zone that
is also located in these premises. We will continue our program to beautiful
Patzcuaro lake and a visit to this Indian City once the capital city of Michoacan
state; We will visit the ancient and former cathedral of our lady of good health
for prayers and worshiping, the eleven patio crafts house, its cobble streets,
squares and Indian markets are included. Overnight.

DAY 10. PATZCUARO / MORELLA / MEXICO CITY
The day starts driving through beautiful landscapes until we reach Morella:
the candy city, the city of great history and magnificent architecture, since it
was built by Spanish conquerors; here we will visit one of the most beautiful
cathedrals of Mexico, where we will take mass and prayers, the chapel of our
lady of Guadalupe, fully decorated in an impressive baroque style and covered
by gold leaf, all done by Indian hands; also enjoy its aqueduct, its amazing
colonial buildings, squares and boulevards, that are representative of a
bygone era. take a walk and enjoy the colonial Clavijero palace and its
hundreds of typical candy and crafts stores. Our journey continues to Toluca
city for a panoramic visit and then onto the majestic Desierto de los Leones
monastery, located in the middle of a forest, which was built by Dominican
friars back to the colonial times; enjoy these premises, visits its museum and
dungeons. On the way back, we will visit the New Mexico city: driving through
Santa Fe financial, educational and residential complexes as well as Bosques
de las Lomas residential and Financial Districts and Reforma boulevard.

OPTION A)
Direct transfer to the airport to take your flight back home.end of our
pilgrimage

OPTION B)

Time to take your last shopping or sightseeing. Overnight.

DAY 11. MEXICO CITY
Departure transfer to take your flight back home. end of our pilgrimage.

OPTION C)

DAY 11. PUEBLA / CHOLULA
Our program starts approaching the everlasting snow capped mountains:
Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl, that we will admire in a close and safe area,
from a possible eruption, Since this volcano is active. The first stop will be at
the Indian town of San Martin Texmelucan and its Indian Crafts exhibition
center. From there our next visit wil be at the historical and apple cider
producer town of Huejotzingo, where we will also visit one of the most
impressive monasteries ever built by the first Franciscan friars that came to
Mexico; our journey continues to Cholula or the city of 365 churches, since it
has one for each day and all were built by the colonial times; here we will see
the San Gabriel (Saint Gabriel) parish that resembles a mesquite. Cholula is
also the house of a great Toltec archaeological city that keeps the larget
pyramid in the world, that we will visit; on the way to Puebla, we`ll stop at
Santa Maria Tonantzintla and San Francisco Acatepec Indian communities
Parish Churches to admire the incredible baroque plaster Indian work built in
them and fully covered by gold leave and its facades beautifully decorated by
Talavera Indian tiles, all built in the colonial times. As we reach Puebla City
we will be delighted by its majestic colonial Arquitecture; this was a city built
and inhabited by the Spanish conquerors. we`ll see its magnificient cathedral,
the Santo Domingo (Saint Dominic Parish) church and its chapel of the rosary
virgin, considered to be the viiith wonder of the art world. the main square,
the hidden convent of Santa Monica (Saint Monica), which operated secretly
and was accidentally discovered in 1934. And the highlight of our visit to
Puebla is the visit to “Our Lord of Wonders” which is visited by thousands of
people everyday, since he has given many miracles and people has a very
strong worshiping and faith to him. Time for onyx and Talavera shopping that
are native to this Aerea; return to Mexico City. Overnight.

DAY 12. BARCA DE LA FE – TLAXCO
Breakfast. Today we will enjoy the flavor of the mountain range, in the
morning we will go to San Andrés Buenavista 40 minutes from Tlaxco to see
its impressive church in the shape of a boat, very original both in its
architecture and in its decoration with pre-Hispanic motifs, dedicated to San
Andrés Apóstol, known as La Barca de la Fe, its bell tower is a huge
lighthouse, which communicates with the boat by a bridge with feathered
serpents on its rails, on the top floor you will find what is properly the temple,
fully covered made of wood and with a capacity for 4,500 people. We will take
a tour through the patios of the Xochuca farm, where we will learn the secrets
of the Maguey “Tree of Wonders” and we will continue to Tlaxco Pueblo
Mágico for its religious syncretism, an example of how faith transcends
beyond time and culture. . Its magic comes from the ingenuity and skill of its
people, who with their hands create beautiful decorative pieces and delicious
artisan cheeses, which have given regional fame to this unique town in the
Tlaxcala mountains at the end we will visit a silver workshop where design
earrings are made. Return to Mexico City and overnight.

DAY 13. TRANSFER OUT
Departure transfer to take your flight back home. End of our pilgrimage.

OPTION A: 10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS

OPTION B: 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

OPTION C: 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

GREAT SANCTUARIES OF MEXICO

Make your choice between three options to start your religious program full of history and Culture, in any of our options you would visit significative temples of the mexican culture including the Tepeyac Hill where the apparitions took place to Juan Diego, then we will continue to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, San Juan de los Lagos, Zapopan, Patzcuaro and Morelia where we will visit the most important cathedrals and sanctuaries.

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