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Oct 10, 2022

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Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Trip Length

06 Days

Current Weather

Trip Type

1-800-CATHOLIC

Trip Overview & Highlight

Experience Mexico’s rich culture and Catholic heritage on this 6-day tour. Visit Mexico City, and marvel at the blended cultures of Aztec, Spanish and modern-day Mexico. Ascend Tepeyac hill, where Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego performing the Miracle of the Roses. This is an inspiring trip for anyone wanting to experience Mexico’s vibrant culture and Catholic heritage.

Highlights

  • Visit two noteworthy sites where the Lady of Guadalupe appeared to San Juan Miguel del Milagro.
  • Take home a bottle of the holy healing water from the spring where Our Lady appeared.
  • Tour the Plaza of the Three Cultures
  • Attend mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Rosary Chapel.
  • Tour the Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan.
  • Visit the stunning Museum of Anthropology.
  • Take a gondola ride through Xochimilco.

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What’s Included

  • International airfare from New York gateway
  • 8 nights hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Ground & Air Transportation
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fees
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Private motorcoach & driver
  • Porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person

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Prices & Dates

 

Prices are based on double occupancy: all other room configurations are on request and cannot be guaranteed. We will accommodate triples/quads whenever possible. Please call for further details.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: DEPART NYC/Mexico City/Puebla

We depart on our flight to Mexico City. Upon arrival, our guide greets us and takes you first (time permitting) to visit the Shrine of Our Lady before we proceed to the town of Puebla for dinner and overnight. (D)

DAY 2: Puebla

Mass today at the Rosary Chapel. Visit the Cathedral and other points of interest in Puebla including the Church of San Francisco to see the incorrupt body of St Sebastian. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this quaint city. Dinner overnight at your hotel in Puebla. (B, D)

DAY 3: Puebla/Mexico City

Return to Mexico City via two noteworthy sites where 100 years after the Lady of Guadalupe appeared to San Juan Miguel del Milagro a Shrine was built in homage. At the miraculous spring of healing waters, you will be able to bottle some of the healing holy water. Proceed to Ocotlan where Our Lady appeared, burning her image on the oak tree where the current Shrine was built. Return to Mexico City this evening in time for dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B, D)

DAY 4: Mexico City

This morning we visit the Plaza of the Three Cultures, followed by Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.. In the afternoon, travel to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. Overnight in Mexico City. (B, D)

DAY 5: Mexico City

Today we visit the Museum of Anthropology, continuing to the south of the city for Mass at a local church in Coyoacan, visit St. John the Baptist and continue to the area of Xochimilco, a World Heritage Site, known for its beautiful canals. Enjoy a gondola ride which includes a box lunch. Visit again to the Shrine of Our Lady before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Mexico City /NYC

We bid farewell to Mexico City as we depart for home arriving the same day. (B)

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Essential Information & Weather

Weather

Mexico’s capital is generally pleasant throughout the year, but the best time to visit Mexico City is typically in the spring (between March and May), although the fall months (September to November) are also very nice. At these times of year, the weather is most likely to be good—not too hot nor too cold, and fairly dry. During the winter months, temperatures can drop close to freezing at night and in the early morning. Mexico’s rainy season falls during the summer months, so there can be frequent rains. Usually there are thunderstorms in the late afternoon, but earlier in the day the weather’s often fine and clear. Rainy season continues through September, but gradually tapers off. With lows in the 50s degrees Fahrenheit and highs in the 70s, the weather is very comfortable during these months, though by November it’s starting to get cooler in the evenings, so pack an extra sweater.

Packing List

The following suggested packing list is for a general week to ten-day trip in Mexico. Please consider the season of travel and specific destinations visited to adjust, as temperatures can fluctuate quite a bit.
• 7-9 x underwear, socks
• 2-3 x loose, lightweight trousers or skirts– one full length and one cropped pair would be ideal!
• 2-3 x shorts (in summer)
• 2 x long, loose shirts
• 4-5 x t-shirts or tops
• 2-3 evening tops
• 1-2 x sandals or flip flops for warmer-weather walking
• 1-2 pairs of comfortable walking/running shoes
• 1 x pair of more formal shoes
• 1 rain/wind-proof jacket
• 1 x umbrella and raingear
• 2-3 sweaters or other colder-weather gear
• sunglasses
• sun hat
• toiletries
• 1 x day bag
• European adapter
• Phone, camera and any other electronics needed
• passport and travel docs
• insurance

Specific packing notes for religious sites:
• Cover shoulders: avoid strapless tops, spaghetti straps tops and vests (both men and women)
• Avoid above the knee skirts and shorts (men and women)
• Avoid exposing excessive cleavage, a waist/belly or back
• Do not wear slogans or prints that may be perceived as offensive

Passports

Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months following your return from Mexico, and that you have at least one blank page available for the entry stamp.

Visa

Visas are not required for stays less than 180 days.

Currency & Exchange

The currency of Mexico is the Peso (MXN), which breaks into 100 centavos. Coins run at 1, 2, 5 and 10 MXN, while banknotes run at 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 MXN. As for centavos, there are 5, 10, 20 and 50 centavo coins.

Credit cards are widely accepted in city center and tourist-facing sites. However, local restaurants, street vendors, and shops outside the tourist areas are likely to only accept cash though, so you should always carry some cash in Mexico. As always, find out what sort of fees may be charged by your credit card companies to avoid any nasty charges.

You will be able to exchange dollars for pesos in most hotels, as well as at banks and registered money exchanges. ATMs can be found throughout the country, and are available for use 247. Expect fees of 20-60 pesos per use by the ATM owner. Also, do find out what fees your bank might be charging for withdrawals and plan accordingly.

Tipping is customary and often quite important for the livelihood of low-wage workers. 10-15% is the common rule of thumb for most tips.

Phone & Internet Connectivity

WiFi spots are widely available across Mexico, and you’ll find them even in some of the country’s less traveled locations. Some require you to have an account or service, but many remain open to the public at no charge. Expect to find hotspots at the airports, many different cafes and restaurants, tourist sites such as parks and museums, and most hotels.

Check with your mobile provider on special offers for travel in Mexico, reducing or perhaps even eliminating roaming fees through partnerships with their Mexican counterparts. If such deals are unavailable and you still need access to a mobile phone line without incurring those fees, consider purchasing a local sim card for your phone, if it is unlocked, or a cheap phone once in destination.

Electricity and Adapters

In Mexico, the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz – same as in the United States.

Dress & Modesty Norms

Mexicans may dress more formally, and in some cases, more modestly than people north of the border may be accustomed. Although it’s changing a bit over time, women in Mexico’s interior destinations seldom wear shorts, and men almost never do. Women who don’t want to attract excessive attention from men would be well advised to avoid short skirts and shorts and revealing clothes in general, but especially when traveling alone. Lightweight pants and long skirts are good options, as are blouses and tops that cover your cleavage. Sleeveless tops are acceptable, tank tops less so. And please remember to adjust your wardrobe on days when visiting religious sites.

Food & Water

Water: As a rule, you should not drink tap water in Mexico. Generally, the water is purified at the source, but the distribution system may allow the water to be contaminated en route to the tap. Most locals try to avoid tap water themselves, so it would be wise to follow suit. Many hotels will have purified water made available for you, either through bottles or on-site purification. Bottled water is readily available wherever you travel in Mexico and is generally very affordable.

Food: The conservative path towards avoiding any unpleasant surprises is to eat hot and fully cooked foods from more established restaurants. Dry and packaged snacks are also safe. Raw food, particularly if unwashed, can be risky. Street food is among the country’s prized cultural offerings, but indulging in those delectable treats can also open the door to unhealthy consequences/

Timezone

Mexico ranges between-7 and -5 hours UTC, with Mexico City at -5 UTC. You can find up-to-date time information here: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/mexico

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