Hazy Haciendas to Agua Azul
So, the big day has arrived and you're off to the airport to catch your flight to Mexico City! As you tuck into your in-flight meal, maybe with a glass or two of wine, you'll be cruising high above the North Atlantic. The last chance to practice your Spanish before you land, so: Buen Viaje, y disfrute sus Vacaciones! But don't worry if languages aren't your forte. When you arrive in the Mexican metropolis in the evening, an English-speaking driver will be there to meet you and take you to your home for the next three nights - the fabulous Hotel Historico Central.
This beautifully restored 18th-century building is just a few steps away from the Zocalo, the city's massive central square, so why not leave the unpacking until tomorrow? Instead, go for a gentle evening stroll and then a tasty dinner at one of the many great restaurants. Sit out on the terrace and soak up the atmosphere of this beguiling city as you enjoy a plateful of red chile enchiladas or chicken in tomatillo sauce.
After a good night's sleep, you'll wake up on day 2 feeling refreshed and ready to go. So, what's on the agenda? Well, after breakfast in the hotel you'll be going on a private full-day sightseeing tour of Mexico City. Not in a coach full of camera-clicking tourists, but in a car with an expert English-speaking guide. They'll show you the splendors of the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the fascinating Anthropological Museum - home of the famous Aztec Calendar Stone. It'll be a unique chance for you to learn all about Mexico's rich history and culture.
Back in your elegant boutique hotel, you might want to pay a visit to the gym. And in the evening, how about sampling some of the city's great nightlife? You could check out the famous Zinco Jazz Club for a relaxed musical night out. Or do a bar crawl to taste some of the local specialties. But don't overdo things - there's another packed day ahead of you!
Day 3 sees you heading off on a five-hour trip to the City of the Gods - the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Teotihuacan Pyramids. This was one of the largest pre-Aztec cities in Mexico - home to tens of thousands of people from ancient cultures. You'll be shown around privately by an archaeologist guide, whose specialist knowledge you can tap to find out more about the stunning plazas and murals you'll see.
After taking some spectacular photos from the top of the Sun and Moon pyramids, you'll be rounding this exhilarating day off with a mezcal and tequila tasting session at an obsidian factory. Now that sounds like fun to us!