A wonderful trip to Mexico, that allows you to admire the most suggestive, picturesque and fascinating places of this beautiful country located in Central America. The itinerary starts from the capital, Mexico City, and reaches the untouched beaches of Cancun, which are lapped by the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, you will travel both by private van and scheduled public bus. The intermediate stages of your tour, dedicated to the discovery of the history, art, culture and the breath-taking nature of this land, are:

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A wonderful trip to Mexico, that allows you to admire the most suggestive, picturesque and fascinating places of this beautiful country located in Central America. The itinerary starts from the capital, Mexico City, and reaches the untouched beaches of Cancun, which are lapped by the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, you will travel both by private van and scheduled public bus. The intermediate stages of your tour, dedicated to the discovery of the history, art, culture and the breath-taking nature of this land, are:

  • Puebla, rich in sinuous Baroque churches;
  • Tour of the villages surrounding Oaxaca, such as Mitla and Monte Alban;
  • Tuxtla Gutierrez with its charming and verdant landscapes;
  • Sumidero Canyon, a deep gorge between two mountains only 2 km wide;
  • The mountainous San Cristobal de Las Casas, among the best-preserved colonial towns of Mexico;
  • Palenque where you'll visit Agua Azul waterfalls and the local archaeological site;
  • Merida, also known as "white city" due to its colonial buildings.

It is a tour suitable for anyone who loves travelling and exploring without giving up on comfort in transfers. A trip that takes you to discover new atmospheres and timeless panoramas: a holiday that won't disappoint you!

Trip summary

  • Departure Mexico City
  • End Cancun
  • Countries
    • Mexico
  • City
    • Mexico City
    • Oaxaca
    • Tuxtla Gutiérrez
    • San Cristobal de Las Casas
    • Palenque
    • Campeche
    • Merida
    • Cancun
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Mexico City
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Mexico City

    Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

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  • 2
    Mexico City
    Day 2
    Mexico City

    Full day visit of Mexico City and Totihuacan archaeological site. A visit to "Zocalo" is also scheduled: it is the main square with the Cathedral and National Palace. You'll then visit Templo Mayor and the Church of Our Lady of Guadelupe, Mexico's patron and main pilgrimage center in Latin America.

    At the end you'll visit Teotihuacan with the imposing Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

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  • 3
    Mexico City - Oaxaca
    Day 3
    Mexico City - Oaxaca

    Travel by bus to Puebla and visit the town, which is famous for its baroque churches and local pottery. Lunch in a local restaurant and transfer to Oaxaca by first class bus. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

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  • 4
    Oaxaca
    Day 4
    Oaxaca

    Full day visit of the surroundings of Oaxaca, starting with Mitla, an ancient Mixteco center, with a stop over at "Tule", an imposing tree which is believed to be the oldest in the world.

    After lunch in a local restaurant, we'll proceed to Monte Alban, the religious capital of the Zapotec population. Built on a levelled hill, it's full of pyramids and tombs and is located in a marvellous panoramic position. Return to Oaxaca in the afternoon and overnight.

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  • 5
    Oaxaca - Tuxtla Gutierrez
    Day 5
    Oaxaca - Tuxtla Gutierrez

    Transfer to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital city of Chiapas, by scheduled bus. Timing permitting, we'll stop in Chiapa de Corzo to discover the Sumidero Canyon on board of typical motor boats. Lunch in a local restaurant and overnight in Tuxtla Gutierrez or Chiapa de Corzo.

    Note: in some periods the bus from Oaxaca to Tuxtla Gutierrez is only scheduled at night. In these cases, our transfer is scheduled for the night of the 4th day, or for the night of the 5th day, but in this case we'll arrive in Tehuantepec to overnight and continue to Tuxtla the following morning.

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  • 6
    Tuxtla Gutierrez - San Cristobal de las Casas
    Day 6
    Tuxtla Gutierrez - San Cristobal de las Casas

    Today we'll move towards San Cristobal de Las Casas ascending a mountain street, which goes over 2,000 meters. On the way, we'll stop to visit the native communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, situated a few kilometers from Cristobal. Upon arrival to destination, we'll visit the town, the local market, where it is possible to find local handicrafts products, and the famous churches, including baroque Santo Domingo church.

  • 7
    San Cristobal de Las Casas - Palenque
    Day 7
    San Cristobal de Las Casas - Palenque

    Today you'll descend the mountains of Chiapas, crossing green valleys. Stop over at Agua Azul waterfalls, where we'll enjoy our packet lunch. Arrival in Palenque and check-in to the hotel.

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  • 8
    Palenque - Campeche
    Day 8
    Palenque - Campeche

    Full morning visit of Palenque archaeological area, half hidden in the tropical jungle but still fascinating thanks to its unique pyramids.

    Departure to Campeche. Upon arrival brief tour of the old city, still walled and fortified with towers. At the end check-in to the hotel.

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  • 9
    Campeche - Merida
    Day 9
    Campeche - Merida

    Today's first stop is at Uxmal archaeological site, one of the most important remains of the Mayan civilization. After lunch, the tour continues to Merida, the capital city of Yucatan, the "white city", so called due to its colonial buildings.

    Upon arrival, you'll enjoy a panoramic tour, including Montejo Avenue, the monument of to Motherland, the main square, the Cathedral and the Government Palace.

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  • 10
    Merida - Cancun
    Day 10
    Merida - Cancun

    Departure to Cancun with a stop over at Chichen Itza, probably the most famous Mayan archaeological area, with world-renowned El Castillo. Lunch in a local restaurant and arrival in Cancun in the late afternoon. Check-in to the hotel and overnight.

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  • 11
    Cancun
    Day 11
    Cancun

    Transfer to the airport and end of service.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation in the hotels mentioned or similar ones (4-star)
    • American breakfast in all hotels
    • 9 lunches
    • Taxes and services mentioned in the program
    • Transport by air-conditioned van/bus
    • Local guides
    • Entries to archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
    • Porterage
    • Some transfers are operated by first class bus
    Price does not include
    • Dinners and lunches which are not mentioned in the program
    • Drinks and personal expenses in hotels and restaurants
    • Tips to drivers and guides
    • International flights

    Price are per person sharing a double room - minimum 2 persons. Kids up to 12 years 1,100 USD (sharing a room with 2 adults without a supplementary bed).