The natural & archeological wonders of Chiapas & Yucatan

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
8 days and 7 nights
Mexico (San Cristobal De Las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Uxmal, Merida, Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya)
Mexico (Tuxtla Gutierrez)

Program

1st Day: Chiapa de Corzo- Canyon- San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Arrival at Tuxtla Gutierrez airport, meeting with the guide and departure for a boat trip to the impressive Sumidero Canyon and transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas by climbing a mountain road over 2,000 meters. Dinner & overnight at Hotel Casa Vieja San Cristobal de las Casas.

2nd Day: San Cristóbal de las Casas

Morning dedicated to the visit of the indigenous community of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, located few kilometers from San Cristobal. It is also planned to visit the city, the local market, where it is possible to admire the handicrafts of the natives of the area and the famous churches, among them the Baroque Santo Domingo.

3rd Day: San Cristóbal de las Casas- Palenque.

On this day we will descend from the mountains of Chiapas through green valleys. Scheduled stop to Agua Azul waterfalls. Arrival in Palenque, lodging at the Mision Palenque hotel.

4th Day: Palenque- Bonampak- Yaxchilan- Palenque

Morning dedicated to the visit of the Archaeological Zone of Yaxchilán hidden deep in the jungle of Guatemala and Mexico divided by the Usumacinta River. The ancient name of this city was probably Pa 'Chan. Yaxchilan means "green stones" in Maya. Visit Bonampak, famous for its wonderful murals. Accommodation in Palenque.

5th Day: Palenque- Campeche

In the morning we will visit the archaeological zone of Palenque, still hidden in the tropical jungle, full of charm and unique pyramids. Departure to Campeche, on arrival a brief visit to the old city is planned, still closed and fortified with towers and walls, which retains a strong colonial flavor. Lodging in hotel Plaza Campeche.

6th Day: Campeche -Uxmal -Merida.

Today, our first stop will be in the archaeological zone of Uxmal, one of the greatest testimonies of Mayan civilization. In the afternoon we will arrive in Merida, capital of the state of Yucatan, the White City, named for its colonial buildings. A visit to the Zocalo is planned, another stop to visit the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Casa de Montejo. Lodging at the Hotel Del Gobernador Merida.

7th Day: Mérida -Chichen Itza -Rio Lagartos

Departing in direction to the sea, we will make a stop halfway to visit Chichen Itza, perhaps the best known of the Mayan archaeological zones, with the famous Pyramid Kukulkán. In the afternoon we will arrive at the beautiful port of Rio Lagartos, lodging in hotel Rio Tabasco.

8th Day: Río Lagartos- Las Coloradas- Ek Balam- Playa del Carmen- Fine tour.

Excursion by boat in the Rio Lagartos Biosphere, after admiring the Pelicans Albatros and pink flamingos, as well as encounter with crocodiles; Spa bath in the salt mud, and to finish lunch of fresh fish and shrimp on a beach where you can get only motorboat. Continuing through Ek Balam, one of the lesser known and most beautiful areas of the north of the Yucatan peninsula. Finally we arrived in Playa del Carmen. End of Tour.

Price includes

- Lodging at indicated or similar hotels (3/4 stars).
- American breakfast in all hotels.
- 7 lunches at local restaurants, 1 dinner at the hotel in San Cristobal
- Transportation in Van / Bus with air conditioning.
- Local guide in English.
- Tickets to the Archaeological Sites in the program.
- Boat through the Sumidero Canyon, Yaxchilán and Rio Lagartos.
- Porters.

Price does not include

- The drinks of the meals included in the program.
- Personal extras in hotels and restaurants.
- Insurance
- Tips to Guides and Drivers.
- The drinks of the meals included in the program.
- Personal extras in hotels and restaurants.
- Insurance
- Tips to Guides and Drivers.