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Day 1 – Mexico City
Arrive to Mexico City International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 2 – Tlaltelolco and Xochimilco
Breakfast at the hotel. The day will begin with a visit to the Historical District, which includes the National Palace, the National Cathedral, and the underground crypts. We will also visit the Plaza of the Three Cultures (Tlaltelolco). Moving to the southern area of the city, we begin at Xochimilco with a trip through the canals. As we return, we venture through the neighborhoods of San Angel and Coyoacan. Lunch and dinner are included. (B L D)
Day 3 – Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe
After breakfast at your hotel, our first visit will be Cuautitlan, here you will see the remains of where Saint Juan Diego was born in 1474 and also where he lived for the first years of his life. Next, we travel to Tulpetlac, known as the place where Saint Juan Diego lived with his uncle Bernardino and also as the place of the 5th Apparition. This site is now known as a sanctuary.
We will visit the new National Basilica of Guadalupe and admire the cloth or ‘ tilma’ with Our Lady’s imprint. You will have ample time for mass and also visit the old Basilica, the Capuchin’s convent, the Plaza Mariana, the Chapel of the Indians, the church on the hill, and other interesting places. Return to your hotel for a relaxing and leisurely afternoon. (B L)
Day 4 – Tlaxcala and Puebla
A fun-filled day is ahead. First, take a spectacular drive to what is known as Mexico’s most beautiful city, Puebla. On the way, we climb to over 10,000 ft. above sea level and view two magnificent peaks. One is covered with snow and the other is an active volcano. Stop in Tlaxcala to visit The Shrine of San Miguel Del Milagro. Holy Mass will be celebrated upon the site where St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro in 1631. Afterward, we head to Puebla, where lunch will be waiting for us. Following lunch, visit St. Domingo’s Cathedral, it’s Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, and also the Church of St. Francis of Assisi where we will view the incorrupt body of St. Sebastian de Aparicio. Dinner and overnight in Puebla. (B D)
Day 5 – Cholula
After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a relaxing time for shopping before our visit to Cholula to admire the largest ancient structure in the continent, the pyramid of Tepanapa. An important place to visit is the Chapel of the Virgen de los Remedios located on top of the Pyramid. Next, we visit the ex-convent and church of Saint Gabriel that was built in 1549. We will also visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria Tanantzintla that initially started construction in the 16th century in an area that was sacred to Tonantzin, the mother goddess. After lunch, we will return to Mexico City. Dinner is at your leisure in the restaurant of your choice. (B L)
Day 6 – Adios to Our Lady and Teotihuacan
After breakfast we depart for our last visit to the Guadalupe Shrine with time for mass. Today we will spend our day at The City of Teotihuacan, a place that was built between 100 BC and 700 AD. Housing over 200,000 people makes this one of the most impressive archeological sites in Mesoamerica. The city was already abandoned when the Aztecs arrived in 1200 AD and according to the Aztec legend, the sun, moon, and entire universe were created there. It was a very powerful metropolis during its heyday. Here you will visit the Citadel, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the pyramid of the Sun, and the pyramid of the Moon, along with other monuments of the avenue of the death and the residential area of the priest and aristocrats. We will also visit the ex convent of San Agustin of Acolman with the original paintings from the XVI century. Return to Mexico City for our farewell dinner and overnight. (B L D)
Day 7 – Depart Mexico City
Breakfast at the hotel , check out, and transfer to the airport. (B)
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