The conference organizers are pleased to present the following half- and full-day tours and multi-day excursions highlighting the unique history and culture of Mexico City and notable surrounding areas.
How far in advance do reservations need to be made? How do I make them?
Multi-day Excursions must be booked no less than two weeks in advance. Half and full-day tours can be booked on site at the conference at the Hospitality Desk. Questions and reservations for all tours should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
How long are the trips? Where will participants be picked up?
Conference participants will be picked up at the Fiesta Inn and Royal Pedregal. Half-day tours depart at 9:00 am and return around 3:00 pm; full-day tours depart at 9:00 am and return between 7:00 - 8:00 pm the same day.
Mexico City Tour
Mexico City: Dolores Olmedo Museum and Xochimilco
Cuicuilco and Coyoacan
Contemporary Museum of Art
Taxco and Cuernavaca
Puebla and Cholula
Tepoztlán, and Tepozteco
Cuernavaca and Xochicalco
Day 1. Morning: Drive from Mexico City via San Miguel Allende to Guanajuato. Along the way, stop at the picturesque towns of Tepozotlan (to visit the National Museum of Viceroyalty) and San Miguel de Allende (Iocated in a valley and famous for its narrow cobble-stone streets and colourful patio houses). Late afternoon: Arrival in Guanajuato. accommodation at hotel Camino Real.
Day 2. City tour of Guanajuato, a picturesque city with small narrow streets and staircases, open wide squares and tunnels for traffic below the ground, where once rivers flew. Landmarks include the Basilica Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, a mighty baroque-style building; the Teatro Juarez, built in 1903 by Porfirio Diaz; and the Alhondiga de Granaditas, originally a storage building for maize which was later used as a fortress during the war for independence. On the way back to Mexico City, short tour of Queretaro, famous for its nice buildings, churches, squares as well as parks and fountains. Despite heavy industrial development, the city centre has maintained its peaceful character. Worth to see are the aqueduct, the Independence Square, the regional museum located at the former cloister of San Francisco, the churches Sta. Clara and Sta. Rosa de Viterbo.
Cost per person: US$435,00 (minimum 4 persons).
Day 1. Departure from Mexico City Airport to Merida, Yucatán. Upon arrival, welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. City tour of Merida with visits to the Cathedral, the Museum of Anthropology and History, the Montejo Residence, as well as the Zocalo and the Market. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, departure to Uxmal, site of the best Light and Sound Show illustrating the dramatic history of the place.
Day 2. Full day tour to Chichen-Itza. One of the most important cities of the Mayan culture, you will see the Kukulcan Pyramid, the Ball game court and the Observatory. This imposing group of temples, tombs and palaces is thought to have been founded about 600 AD, with additions in the 10th century, and is the most complete Mayan city in Mexico. Lunch at a restaurant near the ruins. Visit to the Cenote Ikil. Transfer to Cancun. Registration at the hotel.
Day 3. Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Tulum, one of the most beautiful ruins by the sea. Visit to Xel-Há, the largest aquarium in the Caribbean.
Mexico City: Dolores Olmedo Museum and Xochimilco Day 4. Free day in Cancun. In the afternoon return to Mexico City.
Cost per person: US$922.00 (double occupancy).
Day 1. Morning: Drive from Mexico City to the beautiful port of Veracruz which was the country’s first port and is still its most important and liveliest one. It has literally seen it all and infected everything with its ebullient warmth that makes every day of the year a Carnival. We will visit the town upon arrival, and sleep there.
Day 2. Morning: We will head to Tlacotalpan. This town was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 because the "urban layout and architecture of Tlacotalpan represent a fusion of Spanish and Caribbean traditions of exceptional importance and quality. We will then go to the picturesque town of San Andres Tuxtla. We will sleep there.
Day 3. Visit to Catemaco. Rustic charms, mystic lagunas and lush surroundings lure visitors to this magical patch in the Los Tuxtlas mountains. We will sleep there.
Day 4.We will return to Veracruz where you will have a free day. We will sleep there.
Day 5. Return to Mexico City
Cost per person: US $940.00 Meals are not included.
Day 1. Departure from Mexico City to Puebla, we will visit downtown of this beautiful city. The state of Puebla is located to the south east of Mexico City. Puebla is a state with a rich history. also known for its moles which are complex sauces made from chilies, chocolate, and other exotic spices. We will continue to Tehuacan, wich is a beautiful town. We will sleep there.
Day 2. We will visit the Jardín Botánico de Zapotitlán, where you will be able to admire the columnar cacti forest and monumental beucarneas. We will continue our journey and will enjoy the beautiful landscape of the tropical dry forest of the Biosphere Reserve of Cuicatlan. We will then visit the town of San Juan Raya, where the town people found more than 40 dinosaur foot prints from more than 110 million years ago. We will depart to Oaxaca, and sleep there.
Day 3. We will visit Yagul, wich is an archeological site, and was declared one of the country's four Natural Monuments. We will continue to Santa Maria el Tule, that is a small town, where we will find the tree of Tule which has a circumference of over 160 feet at its base, and is between 2000 and 3000 years old. We will visit the towns of Tlacochahuaya, Teotitlan del valle. We will finally get to Mitla, this is a beautiful archeological area, then we will return to Oaxaca to have the afternoon free, and we will sleep there.
Day 4. We will visit Monte Alban, The various structures of Monte Alban center on the Gran Plaza or Great Plaza, a large open space created by flattening the mountaintop. From this plaza, aligned north to south, there is a great view of the Oaxaca Valley, we will have lunch in a trout farm. We will return to Oaxaca, and sleep there.
Day 5. Return to Mexico City
Cost per person: US $1100.00 Meals are not included.