|11 days and 10 nights|
Mexico (Oaxaca, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Merida, Cancun)
Mexico (Mexico City)
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 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
Full day dedicated to visit the surroundings of the city, starting with Mitla, an old Mixteca site, with a stop along the way to appreciate the "Tule", a magnificent tree considered the oldest tree in the world. 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 there will be time to visit the historic center of Oaxaca. At noon departure to the Pacific Sea, where you 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 included 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 Mission 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 - 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 * Mérida - Cancún
Departure to Cancun with a stop to visit Chichen Itza, probably the most famous Mayan archaeological site, with its famous pyramid of Kukulkan. Lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival to Cancun and at sunset and accommodation at Westin Cancun Hotel or similar.
- 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.
- Dinners and meals not mentioned in the program.
- Drinks and extra personal expenses in hotels or restaurants.
- Tips to Guides and Drivers.