Win the holiday of a lifetime in Mexico!
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Wellcome Collection and award-winning tour
operator Journey Latin America have teamed up to offer you and a
lucky friend the chance to explore some of Mexico's most appealing
locations with an ten-night holiday for two.
Mexico is a huge country with a variety of landscapes and
traditions to match. The deserts, mountains and jungles have been
the stage for a turbulent history that has left its legacy
everywhere: you can discover the well-preserved remains of ancient
empires, the living culture of the Maya and the graceful,
prosperous colonial towns built by the Spanish. Add to the mix a
coastline of white sand and aquamarine seas, and you have a
destination that leaves nothing to be desired.
Your trip will begin in Mexico City. This
dynamic city of over 20 million inhabitants is dotted with
magnificent churches, world-class museums and art galleries. Frida
Kahlo's house, now a museum, and the 'Floating Gardens' of
Xoximilco are intriguing additions. With the city as a base, you
can easily visit the enormous pre-Aztec pyramids at nearby
Teotihuacán, once home to a startlingly advanced civilisation.
After a few nights in the city, you will be
driven north to the colonial heartland. Central
Mexico hosts a chain of beautiful colonial towns. Here, you can
spend lazy afternoons in leafy plazas listening to live music or
sampling the delicious local cuisine. Your next stop will be
Guanajuato. As one of the first places to be colonised by the
Spanish, elegant Guanajuato is situated in a fertile, partly
forested rolling plain where the tributaries of the Lerma river
meet. This town is filled with churches, convents and impressive
colonial architecture, and is where a large proportion of the
votive paintings on display in the exhibition are from.
Afterwards, continue your journey to colonial
gem San Miguel de Allende. The agreeable climate and picturesque
hillside setting of historical San Miguel de Allende have persuaded
many artists to make it their home. Its elegant colonial buildings
and cobbled streets are certainly picture perfect. There is also a
great selection of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants to
enjoy. After two nights, return by road to Mexico City for one last
night before taking your overnight flight back to the UK.
The winner and guest will receive economy
flights from London, plus a ten-night holiday staying in Mexico
City, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende. The prize also includes
mid-range accommodation, daily breakfast and land transfers in
Journey Latin America
is the UK's no. 1 travel specialist to Central and South America.
With over 30 years dealing exclusively with Latin America, they
offer practical advice based on personal experience. For the
journey of a lifetime, simply tell them your travel plans and let
them show you the Latin America they know and love. Tel. 020 8747