Sage Guide Tours


Colonial - Urban - History - Beaches

Suggested seasons:
Spring (nice temperatures, no rain, less Mexico City smog)
October (nice temperatures, Festival Cervantino)
Winter (no rain or hurricanes, warmer than the USA)


Our tours to Mexico can be done during the best seasons of the year across the center of Mexico and can experience all three major epochs in Mexican culture and history: ancient civilizations, colonial heritage, and modern Mexican life. This is a two-and-a-half-week tour from Guanajuato and Morelia through high-elevation Mexico City to the tropics of the Yucatán Peninsula and the gorgeous waters of the Caribbean Sea.

This tour could cost as little as $1,700 for a traveler sharing a double room, and there is the option of an optional add-on tour of more amazing sites in Cuba or Central America. The tour price includes lodging, most breakfasts, ground transportation, many archeological sites, and museums and activities.

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We're looking for mostly sunny, comfortable weather in central Mexico, so this trip is planned for the month of April. For those who can't make it in the Spring, the same trip will be repeated in October/November of this year, another great time to travel in Mexico and the time when the Cervantino Festival and the Day of the Dead celebrations take place.

The final itinerary will be based on the particular desires and needs of those people who express an interest early in the planning process, and flexibility and money-saving options will be built in to the tours. The photos on the left depict some of the destinations and attractions along our route.


Note: We are still accepting suggestions for alternatives for this itinerary. Your input can make a difference in the final experience!

October tours can include experiencing cultural events in the famed international Festival Cervantino and holidays like the Day of the Dead!

We will fly into the Bajío Airport near León in the state of Guanajuato. The Guadalajara Airport is another possibility as is flying to Mexico City and taking the bus to Guanajuato.
We will take intercity buses and other public transportation from there to Mexico City.
This will give us the opportunity to see places and have experiences that are typically Mexican.
We will travel in rented vehicles from Mexico City to Cancún in the state of Quintana Roo.
This will give us the opportunity to see more places more quickly and more easily, especially archeological sites.
Will will fly home from the Cancún Airport (if not continuing on to Central America or Cuba).

Monday: Fly to the Bajío Airport near León and enjoy our first afternoon in colonial Guanajuato
Tuesday: Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo, and San Miguel de Allende, evening at the Festival Cervantino
Wednesday: To the Morelia and Pátzcuaro areas
Thursday: To the bathing resort of San José Purúa and the capital, Mexico City
Friday: Mexico City and the amazing sites of Teotihuacán, and Tula
Saturday: Mexico City and Cuernavaca (last day of Passover in April)
Sunday: Popocatépetl Volcano, opportunity for church attendance, Pyramid of Cholula, and on to tropical Orizaba and Fortín de las Flores (Summer Time ends in Mexico in October)
Monday: Beautiful route via mountains and Gulf beaches to Xalapa and Tecolutla
Tuesday: El Tajín, the port of Veracruz, charming Tlacotalpan, and an overnight in cooler San Andrés Tuxtla
Wednesday: Vigía Hill, Tres Zapotes, La Venta Park in Villahermosa, and on to Palenque
Thursday: Palenque, Balamkú, Calakmul, Becán, and Xpujil
Friday: A choice of Edzná, Xlapac, Labná, Sayil, Kabah, and Uxmal
Saturday: Uxmal, Mayapán, and Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán (Defense of Veracruz Day)
(It is possible to fly home after this date from Mérida or Cancún.)
Sunday: Opportunity for church attendance, Chichén Itzá, Ek-Balam, and then to colonial Valladolid (DST ends in the USA in November)
Monday: Hidden treasure Cobá and then Tulum on the Caribbean Sea
Tuesday: Relaxation day on the beautiful beaches near Playa del Carmen
Wednesday: Nice areas around Cancún and visit to a local cemetery to observe Day of the Dead practices
Thursday: Homeward bound

Optional extension: Unique archeological sites, cultural experiences, and lovely beaches and other natural areas in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica

Optional extension: The educational experience of visiting a beautiful island with a rich history and very friendly people governed by a Communist régime so close to our country. And yes, we can explain to you how Americans can visit and have a very unique experience.

Note: A very detailed itinerary with daily plans will be made available to those who are seriously contemplating joining us and who may have ideas for making it an even better trip.

MAPS (still partially under construction)
Map of the general tour route from Guadalajara to Villahermosa
Map of the general tour route from Villahermosa to Cancún
Map of the archeological sites in the Yucatán Peninsula
Map of the optional extension into Central America

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If you might seriously be interested in joining us on one of the upcoming Mexico tours, do get in touch soon. No commitment is needed until the trip dates approach, but you can have your particular desires considered as the final details are worked out.

Note that there will be a limit of about 6 passengers on each tour unless your group can provide volunteer drivers. Some tours may even go with a smaller number of participants. We want to keep the group size friendly and personable.

To express potential interest, to make suggestions, or to ask questions, write to:

All Sage Guide tours benefit the children of Rising Star Outreach
and their families from the leprosy colonies of India.

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