Puebla Tours

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Travel Puebla and its surroundings is an incredible experience of historical, cultural, natural and archaeological sites. This is a great opportunity to visit some tourist places that are not been explored very much but with great cultural interest.

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Puebla city, formally named “Puebla de los Angeles”, is the seat of the Municipality of Puebla, capital city of the State with same name, in Mexico. Being the second most important Spanish colonial era planned city, it is located southeast of Mexico City and west of Golf of Mexico's main port, Veracruz, right at Central Mexico.

Puebla was founded by Spanish in 1531 in an area called "Cuetlaxcoapan", which means "where serpents shed their skin", right next to two of the main indigenous settlements at that time: Tlaxcala and Cholula. This valley was not populated in the 16th century as in the pre-Hispanic period; this area was primarily used to the so-called "flower wars" between a number of populations. Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The city is also famous for its cuisine with tasty dishes such as “Mole Poblano” or “Chiles en Nogada” and art such as Talavera ceramic. However, most of its economy is based in the manufacturing industry.

Being both the fourth largest city in Mexico, the city serves as one of the main hubs for eastern Central Mexico. Many students come from all over the country. The city is also important because of its industry, with one of the world's largest Volkswagen factories outside of Germany located next to Puebla city. Nowadays, a new Audi plant is in construction in the State of Puebla to be part of the same hub.

List of Tours

Daily Tour

Puebla City Tour

Tour takes 3 or 4 hours walking in downtown Puebla to see the city highlights. It includes: Zocalo Square, Cathedral Church, Palafoxian Library, House of Dolls, Chapel of Rosary, Street of Candies Stores, House of Mexican Revolution and Artist Square.

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Prehispanic Mexico

Archaeological Sites Tours

Four different archaeological tours are offered around Puebla city. All of them are customized to be taken during half-day visit to the city. Each walking tour combines an fun and cultural loop with an explanation of related site highlights. Options: Cholula, Cantona, Cacaxtla and Teotihuacan.

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Monday to Saturday, 11am to 3pm

Puebla Gastronomic Tours

Three different walking gastronomic tours are offered in Puebla. All of them are customized to be taken during half-day visit to the city.Each walking tour combines an easy downtown loop with tastes of a half-dozen of Pueblan street foods with explanation of some related city highlights.

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Natural beauty, cultural riches, historical relevance

9 Magical Towns Tours

Magical Town is an initiative led by Mexico's Ministery of Tourism (SECTUR) to promote a series of towns around the country that offer visitors a "magical" experience by reason of their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance. Towns: Atlixco, Chignahuapan, Cholula, Cuetzalan, Huachinango, Pahuatlán, Tlatlauquitepec, Xicotepec y Zacatlán.

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November 1 & 2, 2017

Day of the Dead Tour

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration, Prehispanic origin, that honors the dead on November 2, starting from November 1, and coincides with the Catholic celebrations of All Souls Day and All Saints. Unesco has declared the Mexican holiday as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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Pride of the city

Talavera Tour

Puebla has been the most important Talavera ceramic spot in Mexico since 1550 when the first Spanish potters started manufacturing beautiful pieces in the city for all New Spain (Mexico) and the Americas. The tour takes 4 hours and we visit the most impotant Talavera factories in downtown Puebla.

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February 26, 2017 / April 14, 2017

Carnival Tour / Good Friday

In Puebla city and its surroundings Carnival is celebrated with rich and historical tradition where Native and Spanish elements are combined in a interesting and unique mix of colors and symbols. This is a great opportunity to visit places that are not been explored during the week before Ash Wednesday.

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UNESCO's XVI-Century Franciscan Monasteries

Huejotzingo & Calpan Monasteries Tour

The early sixteenth century monasteries in Mexico at the slopes of Popocatepetl volcano are fourteen and were built by the Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians monks to evangelize the areas south and east of the volcano. These monasteries were recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because it served as a model for other monasteries and churches of New Spain, and for the evangelization efforts in New Spain and some points beyond Latin America.

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Popo volcano's view
Famous Mexican Peaks

Volcanoes Tour

First Mountain Climbing: "Popocatepetl" (5,452 m/17,887 ft) & "Iztaccihuatl" (5,286 m/17,343 ft) volcanoes. 5-Hour Tour takes, drive to get half way of both volcanoes (3,600 m/11,811 ft) and a 2-Hour walk in the forest.

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Second Mountain Climbing: "Malinche" (4,461 m/14,636 ft) mountain. 10-Hour drive to camp base and waiting time to climb peak.

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Cradle of the Nation

Tlaxcala City Tour

(Start: Puebla City)

Tlaxcala is the capital city of the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. The city did not exist during the pre-Hispanic period but was laid out by the Spanish as a center of evangelization and governance after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. It was designated as a diocese but eventually lost this status to Puebla as its population declined. The city still has many of its old colonial structures including the former Franciscan monastery and magnificent murals painted by the artist Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin.. Tlaxcala Tour: 5 hours. State Goverment Palace murals, Zocalo Square, Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption, Bull ring.

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Onyx Stone Crafts Town

Tecali Tour

Tecali is a quiet village, which remains well preserved its center. Its streets are straight, flat, neat, and they abound in onyx or alabaster workshops and stores that sell their handicrafts. The Municipal Market of Onyx is supplied by local artisans union. There are many shops where you can find plenty of onix crafts.

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Polychrome Clay Pottery

"Arbol de la Vida" Tour

(Tree of Life Pottery)

(Tree of Life) is a theme of clay sculpture created in central Mexico. The image depicted in these sculptures originally was for the teaching of the Biblical story of creation to natives in the early colonial period. The fashioning of the trees in a clay sculpture began in Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla but today the craft is most closely identified with Metepec. Traditionally, these sculptures are supposed to consist of certain biblical images, such as Adam and Eve, but recently there have been trees created with themes completely unrelated to the Bible. Arbol de la Vida Tour: 4 hours. Visit and shopping to artisans workshops.

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Viva La Vida!

"Mexico City - Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera"

(Start: Puebla City)

Mexico City was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan, and subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established, known as Mexico Tenochtitlan, and as of 1585 it was officially known as Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City). Mexico City served as the political, administrative and financial center of a major part of the Spanish colonial empire. After independence from Spain was achieved, the Federal District was created in 1824. Mexico City Tour: 7 to 8 hours. Zocalo Square, Cathedral Church, National Palace murals, Palace murals, palace of Fine Arts and Iturbide Palace.

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City of Palaces

Downtown Mexico City Tour

(Start: Puebla City)

Mexico City was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan, and subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established, known as Mexico Tenochtitlan, and as of 1585 it was officially known as Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City). Mexico City served as the political, administrative and financial center of a major part of the Spanish colonial empire. After independence from Spain was achieved, the Federal District was created in 1824.. Mexico City Tour: 7 to 8 hours. Zocalo Square, Cathedral Church, National Palace murals, Palace murals, palace of Fine Arts and Iturbide Palace.

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Multi Ethnic and Colorful Land

Oaxaca Tour

(Start: Puebla City, one day trip)

Oaxaca city is the capital of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This city relies heavily on tourism, which is based on its large number of colonial-era structures as well as the native Zapotec and Mixtec cultures and archeological sites. It, along with the archeological site of Monte Alban, were named a World Heritage Site in 1987. It is also the home of the month-long cultural festival called the "Guelaguetza", which features Oaxacan dance, music and a beauty pageant for indigenous women. Oaxaca Tour: 10 to 12 hours. Monte Alban, Santo Domingo Church, Downtown market, Zocalo, Square and Cathedral Church.

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A night nobody sleeps

Huamantla Tour

(Start: Puebla City)

Huamantla is a major centre for the raising of livestock for bullfighting. Huamantla is a major centre for the raising of livestock for bullfighting. The city is also home to the National Puppet Museum, and a major international puppetry festival is held there every August. August 14th’s night is known as the “night no one sleeps” to celebrate Our Lady of Assumption is also among the most colourful in the country, with traditional sawdust works of art laid down across many of the town's streets prior to the passage of the lively procession.Time 6 hours. Lady of Assumption celebration.

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Spotlight

Puebla Cooking Class

Pick up a week day for fun hands-on cooking lessons on the Mexican cuisine arts for 3 hour class in Puebla. Lety Vergara is a cook that offers a cooking class and leads you into a Puebla traditional local market for a broad overview of local ingredients and flavours before you whip up authentic Mexican dishes. Or, upgrade to "State of Art" seasonal dishes in Puebla cuisine and spend more time in Lety's kitchen. Enjoy personalized attention on this experience limited to just three up to four people.

Cost: 75 USD per person / 99 USD per couple, limited occupancy