MEXICO CITY 63ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival Arrival. Welcome to Mexico. Transfer to hotel and free time. Our guide will contact you late in the afternoon or provide information through the informative panels in the hotel reception area.-
MEXICO CITY 63ºF
Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, the main Aztec temple, Chapultepec Park, the “Paseo de la Reforma” Avenue and the other main avenues of this impressive city. At the end of the visit we travel to the BASILICA OF GUADALUPE, the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple. In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of XOCHIMILCO, a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here we include a ride in a “trajinera”, one of the boats festooned with flowers. In the evening we include a transfer to the Plaza de GARIBALDI, with its many bars, restaurants and bars where tacos and tequila are served and the Mariachis sing. Dinner is included in a traditional restaurant.
MEXICO CITY 63ºF - TEOTIHUACAN 63ºF - CHOLULA 59ºF - PUEBLA 61ºF
We begin our tour by going to TEOTIHUACAN, which in Nahuatl means “the place where men become gods”, and is one of the most impressive cities from the ancient world. We will admire the pyramids of the sun and the moon, entry ticket and visit. We continue our route to the very picturesque CHOLULA, with its beautiful square, its tunnels under the pyramid and the picturesque sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from where you can admire the magnificent panorama. Time to have lunch. After that and very close, we travel to PUEBLA, a historic city known for its gastronomic tradition, colonial architecture and ceramics. its great Renaissance cathedral and its active zocalo (main square) stand out. Free time at leisure.
PUEBLA 61ºF - OAXACA 57ºF
We travel to the state of Oaxaca, through mountainous regions with pleasant landscapes. Arrival in OAXACA at the end of the morning - Visit included to this UNESCO World Heritage City of Aztec origin with its impressive monumental heritage. Shortly after, we go up to the site of MONTE ALBAN, which is set deep in a 400-metre mountain above the Valley of Oaxaca – entry tickets and visit are included. This is the most magnificent of the Zapotec cities. Free time in Oaxaca, an extremely beautiful colonial city which is full of life.
OAXACA 57ºF - SAN PABLO VILLA DE MITLA 57ºF - TUXLA 72ºF
We leave for SANTA MARIE EL TULE, together with its beautiful church, it contains a two thousand year old tree that has one of widest trunks in the world. After that we will stop at SAN PABLO VILLA DE MITLA, a magical town. We allow time for a walk together to the Church of San Pablo dating back to the Sixteenth Century and through its beautiful rustic streets. We continue our route in the sierras of Oaxaca towards the Isthmus. Lunch is included en route. At the end of the afternoon, we arrive in TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, the capital of the state of Chiapas. We will go with our guide to the Marimba Park, where we will listen to a live group playing the Marimba, the emblematic instrument of Chiapas.
TUXLA 72ºF - SUMIDERO CANYON - CHIAPA DEL CORZO - ZINACANTAN 52ºF - SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS 55ºF
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS 55ºF - AGUA AZUL 66ºF - MISOL HA - PALENQUE 72ºF
PALENQUE 72ºF - CAMPECHE 72ºF
CAMPECHE 72ºF - MERIDA MX
MERIDA - IZAMAL 66ºF - CHICHEN ITZA 66ºF - RIO LAGARTOS 73ºF
RIO LAGARTOS 73ºF - CHOJ HA - CANCUN 66ºF