THE BEST OF MEXICO

Oaxaca
Oaxaca
Mexico City
Mexico City
San Cristobal de las Casas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Uxmal
Uxmal
Cañon del Sumidero
Cañon del Sumidero
Agua Azul
Agua Azul
Palenque
Palenque
Campeche
Campeche
Merida
Merida
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza
  

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
11 days and 10 nights
Mexico (Mexico City, Oaxaca, Tehuantepec, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Merida, Cancun)
Mexico (Mexico City)

Description

The best of México from Mexico City to Yucatan, via Puebla, Oaxaca y Chiapas

NO FLIGHT NEEDED, all the itinerary will be done by private car/minubus

Program

1st Day * Mexico City.
Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to the Hampton Inn or similar hotel. Lodging.

2nd Day * Mexico City.
Full day dedicated to the visit of the City and the archaeological zone of Teotihuacán. Among the planned visits are the "Zócalo" (the main esplanade with its Cathedral and the National Palace), the Templo Mayor, the church of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the most important pilgrimage point in Latin America. Later we will visit Teotihuacan with its imposing pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Lunch at a local restaurant. We will be returning to the hotel at sunset.

3rd Day * Mexico City - Puebla - Oaxaca.
Departure by private transport to Puebla and once upon arrival, visit of this beautiful colonial city, famous for its baroque churches and local handicrafts and ceramics. Lunch at a local restaurant. We continue to Oaxaca and lodging at the Hotel Casa Conzatti or similar.

4th Day * Oaxaca.
Fullday dedicated to Oaxaca city and Monte Alban. In the morning we will visit the citycentre of Oaxaca, the "Zocalo" with the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo church, the Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena and finally the typical market of Oaxaca, one of the best of the state. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will continue to Monte Albán, religious capital of the Zapotecas. Built on a hill, this place is known for its pyramids, tombs and with a beautiful panoramic view. Return to Oaxaca at sunset and lodging.

5th Day * Oaxaca - Mitla - Tehuantepec.
In the morning visit of Mitla, an old Mixteca site with many pre-columbian buildings. Departure to the Pacific Sea (4 hours) and lunch. Arrive in the afternoon to the port of Tehuantepec. Overnight at hotel Calli or similar.

6th Day * Tehuantepec - Tuxtla Gutiérrez - San Cristóbal de las Casas.
After breakfast departure to the state of Chiapas. Stop at Chiapa de Corzo to visit the Sumidero Canyon aboard the local boats. Dinner & Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas at the Mansion del Valle hotel or similar.

7th Day * San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Today we will visit the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula & Zinacantán, located a few kilometers from San Cristóbal. Also included is a small walk through the city, with its typical market where it is possible to admire the handicrafts of local indigenous and their famous churches among which the most important is the temple of Santo Domingo.

8th Day * San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque.
Today we will descend from the mountains of Chiapas through green valleys. Scheduled stop to admire the cascades of Agua Azul and for lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival in Palenque and accommodation in hotel Mision or similar.

9th Day * Palenque - Campeche.
The whole day will be dedicated to visit the archeological zone of Palenque, still partially hidden among the Chiapas forest with its unique and fascinating pyramids. Lunch at local restaurant and departure to Campeche. On arrival visit to the city still surrounded by old walls and towers that still preserve a strong colonial style. Accommodation in hotel Plaza or similar.

10th Day * Campeche - Uxmal - Mérida.
Today our first stop will be in Uxmal, one of the most important testimonies of the Mayan culture. In the afternoon, we will continue towards Merida, with a visit of the White city. Mérida, where its colonial residences and French, Italian and Arab style of the beginning of the century testimony of the past wealth created by the Sisal culture. You can admire the main monuments of the city: the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the House of Montejo. Lodging at the hotel La Mision de Fray Diego ó similar.

11th Day * Merida - Chichen Itza - Cenote Chukum - Cancun/Riviera Maya
Departure to visit Chichen Itza, probably the most famous Mayan archaeological site, with its famous pyramid of Kukulkan. Refreshing bath in the Chukun Cenote and lunch. Arrival to Cancun or Riviera Maya at sunset and accommodation at your hotel (not included). Enf of the tour
Possibility to add sea extension at the end of the tour

Price includes

- Accommodation in hotels mentioned or similar (4 stars).
- American breakfast daily in all hotels.
- 8 Lunches & 1 dinner.
- Transportation in van / bus with air conditioning.
- Local Guide in English.
- Tickets to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program.
- Porters.

Price does not include

- Dinners and meals not mentioned in the program.
- Drinks and extra personal expenses in hotels or restaurants.
- Tips to Guides and Drivers.