MEXICO CITY 70ºF - 72ºF
Welcome to Mexico. Transfer to hotel and free time. Our guide will contact you late in the afternoon.
MEXICO CITY 70ºF - 72ºF
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 70ºF - 72ºF - TEOTIHUACAN 61ºF - 66ºF - CHOLULA 72ºF - 72ºF - PUEBLA 72ºF - 72ºF
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 and the picturesque sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from where you can admire the magnificent panorama. Free time to walk and 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 72ºF - 72ºF - OAXACA 77ºF - 77ºF
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 77ºF - 77ºF - SAN PABLO VILLA DE MITLA 75ºF - 75ºF - TUXTLA GUTIERREZ 75ºF - 75ºF
We leave for 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.
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ 75ºF - 75ºF - SUMIDERO CANYON - CHIAPA DEL CORZO - ZINACANTAN 54ºF - 54ºF - SAN JUAN DE CHAMULA 43ºF - 43ºF - SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS 57ºF - 57ºF
We see the CAÑON DEL SUMIDERO, on a boat we sail up this impressive canyon almost 1 km deep and 14 km long. Then we take a stroll in CHIAPA DEL CORZO, a colonial site of tradition and culture. After this, we go further into the Mayan culture and visit beautiful villages inhabited by the Tzotziles Indians. In ZINACANTAN we can admire the dresses of the women and the beautiful shops and weaving workshops. In SAN JUAN CHAMULA we will be surprised by its church which mixes Christianity with pre-columbine traditions in its rites. Continuation to SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, arrival at lunchtime. Afternoon free in this very beautiful colonial city founded in 1528.
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS 57ºF - 57ºF - AGUA AZUL 72ºF - 72ºF - MISOL HA - PALENQUE 72ºF - 72ºF
A stage of beautiful mountain scenery inside Chiapas, visiting areas inhabited by communities that have maintained their Mayan language and traditions. A stop in OCOSINGO, the regional capital. After that we continue to AGUA AZUL, admission included to the National Park, lunch included and time to walk or bathe among the more than 50 waterfalls between three and 30 meters tall. We go on to MISOL HA, an impressive waterfall that you can walk behind. Continuation to PALENQUE -dinner included and accommodation-. Note: in some instances, roadblocks might be expected in the region of Ocosingo due to local social issues. In that event, we would take an alternative route visiting the City of Villahermosa and the ecological reserve of Yumka instead of the usual stops at Ocosingo, Agua Azul and Misol Ha.
PALENQUE 72ºF - 72ºF - CAMPECHE 77ºF - 77ºF
We visit the impressive archaeological site of PALENQUE, a Mayan city surrounded by jungle, where we will see its temples, pyramids and ball game. Admission and tour with local guide included. Afterwards, we travel to the Gulf of Mexico through the state of Tabasco. CAMPECHE, arrival in this Mexican port city known for its colonial buildings and its 17th century fortifications created to face pirate attacks. Dinner included.
CAMPECHE 77ºF - 77ºF - MERIDA MX
We leave for the state of Yucatan. In a bit over two hours, we arrive to MERIDA. Tour of the city, the vibrant capital of the Mexican Yucatan State boasts a rich colonial and Mayan heritage. We see the fortified cathedral of Merida and the limestone church of the Third Order as well as the House of Montejo, a 16th century mansion and the emblem of Plateresque colonial architecture. Free time in the afternoon, we suggest you to visit the Museum of the Mayan World on your own. In the evening, we include a transfer to attend the "Sacred Stones” show of light and sound. Accommodation.
MERIDA MX - MEXICO CITY 70ºF - 72ºF
Transfer to the airport, to take a flight to México City. Arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel and accommodation.
MEXICO CITY 70ºF - 72ºF
Breakfast. End of our services. Transfer from the hotel to the airport not included.
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