The Essence of Tlaxcala and Puebla

Introduction

Experience Tlaxcala and Puebla, neighboring cities with

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Experience Tlaxcala and Puebla, neighboring cities with centuries of shared history and culture. Absorb the essence of these two significant regions in comfort and style with a small group of travelers and expert guides.

Take in the peace and beauty of Tlaxcala on our first day. This city is the capital of the smallest state in Mexico. We’ll stay at a comfortable hotel on the main square, enjoy local cuisine, tour the city’s sites, and discover its significant history.

The second day our journey takes us around Malintzi Volcano to the bucolic village of San Pablo del Monte, where we’ll visit the town’s Talavera factory and shop. The next adventure is our drive into the historic zone of central Puebla City where we’ll be checking into our newly updated hotel near all the sites. In contrast to diminutive Tlaxcala, Puebla is Mexico’s 4th largest city. It is a bustling metropolis of beautiful 17th and 18th century architecture, excellent cuisine, and an outstanding intellectual atmosphere. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, and is considered a photographer’s dream. This safe city is an international draw for business, education, and tourism. It is no surprise that it has won many accolades in the past years including: “One of the top 10 destinations in the world 2012” (Lonely Planet Travel Guide), and “#13 of the must visit cities in the world for 2012” (New York Times).

Our expert local city guide will give us an in-depth tour of Puebla’s historical zone, as well as a morning tour of the striking Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl, and two of its Spanish churches. We’ll visit one of Puebla’s finest Talavera factories, have time to wander the Antique Corridor of Los Sapos, the exquisite Amparo Museum, as well as El Parian, an open market filled with stands and shops selling Talavera and other artisan goods from Puebla. If you enjoy excellent regional cuisines, you are in for a treat! We’ll take you the best of Puebla’s restaurants.

On our journey back to San Miguel we’ll take in the exceptional archeological site of Cacaxtla, with some of the best preserved murals in Mexico.

Join Travelian Tours expert guides for this inside look at this important safe region of Mexico!




Itinerary


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Day one

• Tlaxcala- History, Art and Regional Cuisine
7:00 am Meet at St. Paul’s church and depart for Tlaxcala (box breakfast en route)
Enjoy lunch* at a local Tlaxcalan restaurant with unique cuisine and delicious fresh, cold pulque. After checking into our hotel, walk to important sites and visit the Artisan Museum and shop. Meet in the hotel lobby for drinks and walk to dinner*.


Day two

• San Pablo Talavera, Puebla Cuisine
After breakfast at our hotel, check out, drive to Puebla via San Pablo del Monte, and visit its Talavera factory and shop. From there, drive into downtown Puebla for a traditional (Poblano*) Comida*. After checking into our hotel, there will be a brief orientation in the lounge. Have time to wander and take photos or relax. Meet for dinner* that evening.


Day three

• Puebla- Historic Tour, Cuisine, PoblanoTalavera
After breakfast at our hotel we’ll depart for a Historic Tour of Puebla with our local (Poblana*) guide. Enjoy lunch* (comida) at one of Puebla’s best restaurants. Our van will pick us up and take us to one of Puebla’s finest Talavera factories with its exquisite shop for those who are looking for a special Talavera piece to purchase. Time for further wandering and shopping in the afternoon (El Parian and downtown shops). Meet for dinner* that evening.


Day four

• Cholula- Tour of Archeology and History, Cholulan Cuisine and More!
After breakfast at our hotel our guide will take us on a tour of the site Cholula’s Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl, as well as the Spanish Churches of San Francisco Acatepec and Santa Maria Tonantzintla. Enjoy local cusine at a popular Cholulan restaurant for comida*. Visit a famous local artisan on our way back to Puebla. Once at our hotel, relax, spend time visiting the Museo Amparo, or spend time photographing the plethora of architectural wonders. Meet for dinner* that evening.


Day five

• Cacaxtla Archeological Site, Journey to San Miguel de Allende
After breakfast at our hotel, we’ll check out and depart for our next adventure to visit the Cacaxtla Archeological site and famed murals. There will be time for a picnic lunch at this peaceful site. A sack lunch will be provided for travelers to enjoy at the site or en route back to San Miguel de Allende.
Approximate arrival to San Miguel will be 6 pm.


*Poblano or Poblana means a person or something from Puebla

asterisk Meals marked with an asterisk are not included in the fee.
    This itinerary is subject to changes without prior notification.




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What's included

 Accommodations (4 nights)
 Breakfast daily
 Private sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary
 Comfortable private transportation with driver
 Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way
 Professional local guides
 Travelian Tour leaders
 Small group experience; avg 10

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Booking and cancellation policies

We accept payments by:

   Credit Card (Paypal) through our Online Bookin System    

   USD Wire Transfers Read More

   Checks (No US Bank Checks please) Read More

   MXN Cash (Mexican Pesos) Read More

Please remember that each traveler must turn in a signed Trip Form
(Except if you are using our Online Booking System)

Instructions for Trip Form:
 bullet Download this link: Trip form
 bullet Fill it out
 bullet Print it and sign it
 bullet Put your Trip Form, your phone number, and email address inside an envelope
 bullet Seal the envelope and address it to:     Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB 214-B
 bullet If you are in San Miguel de Allende, deliver the envelope to: La Conexion on Aldama #3
 bullet If you are in United States or in Canada or another country outside Mexico, mail it to:
    Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB # 214-B
    220 N. Zapata Hwy. # 11
    Laredo, TX 78043-4464


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Payment with credit card
    To pay with credit card, please use our Online Booking System it's very simple.




Payment by wire transfer
    To pay by wire transfer from a U.S. Bank in U.S. Dollars, please use this information:

    bullet Beneficiary: Intercam Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V.
    bullet Address of beneficiary:  Rio Tiber No. 67   Col. Cuauhtemoc   06500 Mexico, D.F.
    bullet Account No. 8900720557
    bullet ABA (Routing): 021 000 018 (for domestic transfers, within the USA)
    bullet Bank: Bank of New York Mellon
    bullet Branch address:  1 Wall Street 19th floor   New York, N.Y.   10015 U.S.A.
    bullet For further credit to: Rodrigo Lopez

       Please notify Rodrigo Lopez, of the expecting wire transfers so that we can
       identify them immediately.

       For any questions regarding this matter, please contact directly Rodrigo Lopez
       Email: rodrigo@travelian.com.mx or by phone: +52 (415) 100 2798

       To to download or print this information about Wire Transfers, please click here.




Payment with check (don't send US checks please)
     If using a bank account from Canada or another country (except USA),
     please make your checks payable to: Rodrigo Lopez

    bullet Put your check, Trip Form, your phone number, and email address inside an envelope
    bullet Seal the envelope and address it to:     Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB 214-B
    bullet If you are in San Miguel de Allende, deliver the envelope to: La Conexion on Aldama #3
    bullet If you are in United States or in Canada or another country outside Mexico, mail it to:
       Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB # 214-B
       220 N. Zapata Hwy. # 11
       Laredo, TX 78043-4464






Payment with cash (only mxn pesos)
    At the moment we can only accept cash payments in pesos.
    All cash payments must be delivered to Carmen Silva personally:
    bullet Tel. 415 152 1662, Cel. 415 100 2081  reservations@travelian.com.mx




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Booking and cancellation policies

bullet Reservations will be confirmed once the full payment
   has been received
bullet Due to the cancellation policies of our providers, we must
   retain 30% of your payment if you cancel your reservation.
bullet If you cancel less than 15 days prior to departure 100% of
   your payment becomes nonrefundable. If you or we are able
   to find a traveler to fill your space we'll refund 100% of your
   payment.
bullet If Travelian does not have the minumum number of travelers
   necessary for this trip, the trip will have to be cancelled, and
   you will receive a full refund of your payment

Travel Insurance
    We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance in case
    you need to cancel.

    Here are links for providers we recommend:
    www.allianztravelinsurance.com
    www.travelguard.com


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What to take

We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry.
A good size daypack is also essential.


Check list

bullet Official ID your current Passport, Mexican residency ID
   (copies are fine)
bullet Original INAPAM ID (if you have one)
bullet Water Bottle
bullet Camera
bullet Flashlight
bullet Hat
bullet Sunblock
bullet Sunglasses
bullet Insect repellent
bullet Day pack
bullet Light-weight walking/hiking shoes
bullet Pack your toiletries and travel documents in your
   day pack A supply of resealable plastic storage bags can be
   handy for storing food items from the breakfast, to be used
   as mid-morning snacks
bullet Be sure to bring your own kleenex and small change for
   bathroom fees
bullet Money belt
bullet First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids,
   anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of
   diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you
   may be taking)
bullet Bring $3000 to $3500 Mexican Pesos for meals not included



Duration
5 days

Travel style
Culture, Archeology, Great Food, Shopping

Trip type
Small Group

Physical demands

Start/Finish City
San Miguel de Allende

Trip Cost
Please request a quote by sending an email to: reservations@travelian.com.mx

or please give us a call:

+52 (415) 100 2798
+52 (415) 100 9175
+52 (415) 152 3644
+52 (415) 152 1662