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            Personal safety of tour participants

            High value, reasonably priced tours

            Educational, enriching, fun agendas

            Environmentally and socially responsive tours


            Quality service and tours since 1984

            Highly recommended by clients and the press

            Vetted and experienced  operations partners

            Professional guides and expert lecturers

Tour Content:

            Colonial and historic sites

            Cultural interactions


            Natural history

            Ancient, historic and contemporary religions

Tour sizes:

            Individuals, families and private tours

            Small groups 6 to 10 participants

            Medium groups - 12 to 24 participants- Private

            Large groups - up to 40 or more - Private

PLEASE NOTE - Our tours are not "day tours" or "seat in bus" tours. Our tours are high quality, escorted, shared tours - we do not use local guides at the destinations or attractions. Our tours are operated with our guides and our own private vehicles - we do not utilize public transport.

Mexico's World Heritage Sites

All of the following UNESCO’s Cultural World Heritage Sites are included in one or the other of our Colonial Cities or Mayan World tours:

The Historic centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco; Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro; Historic centre of Morelia, Michoacán;  Historic centre of Oaxaca, Oaxaca; Historic centre of Puebla, Puebla; Historic centre of Zacatecas, Zacatecas; Historic fortified town of Campeche, Campeche; Historic monuments zone of Santiago de Querétaro; Historic town of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, and adjacent mines; Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Jalisco; Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco; Church of Santa Prisca and its surroundings in Taxco, Guerrero; Historic town of Izamal, Yucatán; Churches in the Zoque Province of Chiapas;  Ancient Maya city of Calakmul, Campeche; Pre-Hispanic city of El Tajín, Veracruz;  Pre-Hispanic city and National Park of Palenque, Chiapas;  Pre-Hispanic city of Chichén Itzá, Yucatán; Pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacán, Estado de México; Pre-Hispanic city of Uxmal, Yucatán; Mitla and Árbol del Tule in the Central Valley of Oaxaca and the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo.

Please call us at 1-888-843-6292 or email us at for information about booking a tour or with any questions not addressed here.

Colonial Mexico tours are available from Tropical Travel Representatives, the leader in Latin American tourism since 1984.  These tours include the highlights of each of the various cities plus Pre-Hispanic sites and attractions. 

Updated 11.28.18

The Colonial Cities of Mexico


The Mexico Colonial Cities are the essence of the grace and charm of old Mexico.  Picture-perfect towns and villages, year-round Spring-like weather and a grand legacy of art and architecture dating from the Spanish conquest combine to make tours throughout Colonial Mexico a perfect educational and entertaining experience.  Visits to Colonial Mexico are easily combined with touring of nearby pre-Hispanic ruins..

The Mexican Colonial cities posses a beauty not only for the extraordinary architecture of their buildings, but also for the artistic scene, serenity and history around them.

The extent of Colonial Mexico is so vast that almost all of these cities have received distinctions for their perfect harmony of their architectural details and history.

 Mexico enjoys her Colonial legacy in almost all of her states, but mainly in the capital of the country.  Here majestic temples and palaces stand in the hoistoric center as a live testimony of the existence of a culture with deep historical roots. Buildings such as the ruins of the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, El Palacio de Bellas Artes (The Palace of Fine Arts), La Casa de los Azulejos (The House of Tiles), the National Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and El Castillo de Chapultepec (The Castle of Chapultepec) emphasize Mexico City’s heritage.

 In Central México is possible to enjoy the Churches of Guadalupe, San Marcos, San Diego and The Government Palace in Aguascalientes. In Cuernavaca, cradle of the Revolution War led by Emiliano Zapata, stands the Cathedral (XVI century) and the Palacio de Cortés (constructed in 1538).

 Guanajuato is a great example of the Mexican beauty with close alleys and ways that become tunnels. Its Colonial heritage can be appreciated in the Calle Hidalgo, the Government Palace, Teatro Juárez (The Juarez Theater), the University, the Basílica of Our Lady of Guanajuato and the Iglesia Valenciana.

 Puebla, also located in Central Mexico, is recognized by the cupolas of her churches and facades of the houses such as La Casa de los Muñecos, with mosaics representing the Works of Hercules, today called University Museum, and La Casa del Alfeñique that exhibits regional costumes.

 Meanwhile, Morelia, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has buildings such as The Cathedral, the Convent of San Francisco, the Temple of San Agustín, the Government Palace and the Colegio de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.  All are built primarily from the characteristic ristic


ALSO NOTE We are often asked why we can’t be found on TripAdvisor for client comments or as a source for tours.  And, clients returning from our tours often ask why they can’t go to TripAdvisor to post their compliments and tour comments. The answer is simple – We offer only multi day tours and TripAdvisor only lists “day tour” operators.  TripAdvisors' explanation is that they don’t list multi day attractions because they want the attractions listed on their site narrowed down to things that can be done on the spur of the moment while a traveler is on vacation.  The rationale is they only want to list activities where one can you can just show up at a scheduled time and just take a tour.

So, wanting our clients and prospects to understand how our previous clients perceive our tours and our service, we have included references at the bottom of our “Why Travel With Us” page.  If you have any doubts or questions about our tours and services please follow the link and/or give us a call.

We are proud of our past successes and look forward to providing you with our usual great service and a safe, fun, entertaining and educational tour.


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Here you will find all the tours  available from MexicoColonialCities,com. These tours include the highlights of many of  Mexico's beautiful Colonial Cities plus pre-Hispanic sites and attractions. 

This link will take you to many of the Mayan tours available through our sister company, The Mayan Traveler.   If you would rather have a customized Mayan ruins itinerary, natural history tour or specialized Mexico or Central America, you need only to make the request.  We will do the rest.

We proudly offer tours of the Colonial Cities of Ecuador and Peru that include excursions to the famous Inca and other indigenous ruins and natural history of the region.  If you would like to consider one of these tours please let us know.  We will gladly provide information on our tours.