Paso de Cortes with lunch and Cholula
Offering the most mesmerising views where you will be able to appreciate to the east, the Malintzin volcano and the Orizaba Peak, towards the west the Ajusco volcano in Mexico City, the southern part of the Valley of Mexico and the Sierra de Las Cruces. The pass acquired its name from the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés who entered the valley of Mexico in 1519 seeking the conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. It is said that, from this pass, Cortes sent an expedition to climb the volcanoes to obtain sulphur to manufacture gunpowder for their guns and arquebuses.
On route, make a stop to enjoy a regional lunch where you will taste fresh blue corn quesadillas stuffed with Chicken Tinga or Squash Blossoms with a warm cup of Atole or coffee. Then continue to Cholula, considered the oldest living city (continuously inhabited) in the Americas, the towers over Cholula which is home to the Great Pyramid, the largest in the world today. Walk the tunnels and climb the temple dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl, as well as see the museum and the Plaza de Los Altars.