Magic of Hidalgo from Mexico City

Basaltic Prisms, Real del Monte and Pachuca

At 07:45 hrs from our Meeting Point (located in De la Republic Avenue in front of Julio Jimenez Rueda Theater), we will depart with destination to Hidalgo State where the majestic basaltic prisms are found; One of the natural wonders of Mexico which are natural columns of stone with 5 or 6 sides that were formed because of the quick cooling of volcanic wash. This rock formations can be found only in 3 different places of the world; Hawaii underwater, the north of Ireland and of course in Mexico where we are going today; during our visit we will walk over a pending bridge that gives a spectacular view of the Basaltic prisms and the waterfall that covers them.

We will continue to Real del Monte considered a “Magical Town” because still preserves its English style due to the mining legacy; there, we are visiting the English Pantheon and an old mine (if possible).

Once in Real del Monte we cannot miss the chance of tasting the “PASTES” a traditional patty stuffed with different stews; its name comes from English “pasty”, this British snack was introduced to the Hidalgo Gastronomy and nowadays is a traditional meal of Real del Monte and Pachuca (Capital City of the state of hidalgo). The PASTE was introduced to Hidalgo State at the same time than the mining and the soccer which was the favorite game of the engineers and contractors of Cornwall, England who worked on the mines during the XIX century. We will know the whole history while we make our own paste by visiting the paste Museum. Free time for lunch or shopping. Before we go back, we will cross Pachuca that is best known as the beautiful windy City (“La Bella Airosa”) because from June to October the wind gets a speed of 75 km/hr. The highlight of this City is the Monumental clock located in the main square since more than 100 years.  At 18:00hrs we take the way back to Mexico City.

Inclusions: Air conditioned transportation from Mexico City, Tour conductor English / Spanish, Visit and admission to the Basaltic Prism, Visit of Real del Monte, Visit  and admission to the PASTE Museum, Visit of Pachuca and the Monumental Clock (panoramic), Making and tasting of PASTE, Travel Insurance onboard the vehicle, All Taxes

Exclusions: Optional Gratuities, Nothing not mentioned in Inclusions

TIPS: Bring warm and comfortable clothes, tennis shoes for walking, jacket or sweater, sun blocker, camera and cash for shopping.

Available: Sundays

Estimated duration: 12 hours

Minimum required: 2 passengers