|9 days and 8 nights|
Mexico (Cancun, Merida, Campeche, Villahermosa, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Palenque, Chicanna, Riviera Maya)
The best of Chiapas, Campeche and Yucatan with
NO DOMESTIC FLIGHT, all the tour will be done by a private car/minivan
1st Day * Cancun.
Arrival in the afternoon to Cancun Airport, transfer to Presidente Intercontinental Cancun or similar hotel and lodging.
2nd Day * Cancun - Chichen Itza - Cenote Chukum - Merida.
After breakfast, we leave for Chichen Itza to visit the archaeological zone. We will see the imposing monuments of the Mayan capital of Yucatan as the Temple of Kukulkán, the Temple of the Warriors, the game of "La Pelota" and the Well of the Sacrifices. After the visit we will go to a cenote for a refreshing bath. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon departure to Merida and lodging at Wyndham or similar.
3rd Day * Mérida - Uxmal - Campeche.
Departure to Uxmal with visit to the archaeological zone where we will see the remains of the Mayan city as the Pyramid of the conjecture and the Government Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant. At the end we will continue through Campeche, capital of the state with the same name. Brief visit to the Old City closed and fortified with towers and walls to defend the Colony of pirates. Inside the city you will see the city wall that still preserved a typical colonial flavor with beautiful patrician houses and austere churches. After the visit, lodging at the Plaza Hotel or similar.
4th Day * Campeche - Villahermosa.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we leave for Villahermosa, capital of the state of Tabasco. Lunch.
In the afternoon visit of the museum park of La Venta, with its colossal Olmec heads. Lodging at Courtyard Marriott or similar.
5th Day * Villahermosa - San Cristóbal de las Casas.
After breakfast, we leave to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital of the state of Chiapas, and from there to Chiapa de Corzo. Transfer to the dock by boat and we will descend downstream into the Sumidero Canyon. The altitude and nature of the place contribute to an incredible experience. We will continue towards San Cristóbal de las Casas. Dinner & overnight at the Mansion del Valle hotel or similar.
6th Day * San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the local market, one of the most typical of the region, where daily hundreds of indigenous people gather to sell their products and crafts. We continue to the church of Santo Domingo in Baroque style, founded in 1547 and then out to visit, the neighboring indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. The first is very special, because in the church you can observe the coexistence of Christianity and pagan rites, while the natives of Zinacantan are very oriented to Catholicism. Lunch in restaurant and rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel.
7th Day * San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Palenque crossing the beautiful and green mountain range; Lunch. Arrival and check in at hotel Chan Kah or similar. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological center of Palenque. At the edge of the tropical jungle emerges one of the most beautiful Mayan ritual centers that ran from the 3rd to 7th centuries AD; Famous temple of the inscriptions in which the grave of the great lord "Pakal" adorned with a mask of jade, a true work of Mayan art was discovered. Lodging.
8th Day * Palenque - Chicanna.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure to Chicanná. Arrival at Hotel Eco Village and lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon visit to the archaeological sites of Becan and Xpujil, small but beautiful, which are a representation of the impressive architecture "bec Maya", present in this area on the border with Guatemala. Lodging.
9th Day * Chicanna - Bacalar - Riviera Maya.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit of the archaeological zone of Chicanná and of way stop in the Lagoon of Bacalar. Lunch in restaurant. In the afternoon, arrival to the Riviera Maya in the selected hotel (not included)
Possibility to add sea extension at the end of the tour
- Lodging at indicated or similar hotels (4 Stars).
- Daily American breakfast.
- 6 Lunches (2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th Day), 1 dinner (5th Day).
- Taxes and services with meals included in the program.
- Transfer in Car / Van / Bus with Air Conditioning.
- Guide in english.
- Tickets to the Archaeological Sites and Museums mentioned in the program.
- Drinks with meals included in the program.
- Personal Extra
- Tips to guides and drivers.