Gabriele
Trip offered by Gabriele Travel expert in Mexico

Description

A lilttle more than a week to discover all the best of Mexico, in Central America. This tour is a unique holiday and journey through history, art and culture, making you visit the rich archaeological ruins of the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. You'll depart from the lively capital, Mexico City, reaching the colonial cities with their typical Spanish flavor and the massive pre-columbian pyramids and breath-taking beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. It will be a dream journey and a holiday that you'll find hard to forget!

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A lilttle more than a week to discover all the best of Mexico, in Central America. This tour is a unique holiday and journey through history, art and culture, making you visit the rich archaeological ruins of the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. You'll depart from the lively capital, Mexico City, reaching the colonial cities with their typical Spanish flavor and the massive pre-columbian pyramids and breath-taking beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. It will be a dream journey and a holiday that you'll find hard to forget!

The tour is operated like a "mosaic" with local guides in every city and is perfect for tourists who don't need to be escorted all the time. The program is designed for those who wish to visit the main tourist destinations of Mexico with a limited budget. The guides will be available locally in Mexico City and Chiapas, while from Palenque to Cancun/Mayan Riviera the guide will always be with the group.

Here are the highlights of the trip:

  • Sightseeing in Mexico City and grand Teotihuacan archaeological site, a must-see of every vacation in Mexico
  • Esploration of fascinating Sumidero Canyon
  • Tour of the colorful city of San Cristobal de Las Casas
  • Exploration of Palenque archaeological site and tour of the picturesque colonial cities of Campeche and Merida
  • End of the tour in Cancun or on the Mayan Riviera stopping over at world-famous Chichen Itza site

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Mexico City
    Day 1
    Mexico City

    Arrive at Mexico City international airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

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  • 2
    Mexico City
    Day 2
    Mexico City

    Today is dedicated to sightseeing in the city and in Teotihuacan archaeological site. You'll visit the "Zocalo" (the main square with the Cathedral and National Palace), Templo Mayor, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of Mexico and main pilgrimage site of Latin America.

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

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  • 3
    Mexico City - Tuxtla Gutierrez- San Cristóbal de las Casas
    Day 3
    Mexico City - Tuxtla Gutierrez- San Cristóbal de las Casas

    Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the state of Chiapas. Stop over at Chiapa de Corzo to visit impressive Sumidero Canyon by motor launch. Lunch in a local restaurant and transfer to San Cristobal de Las Casas following a long mountain road over 2000 m high. Overnight in the hotel.

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  • 4
    San Cristóbal de las Casas
    Day 4
    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    Today is dedicated to visit the native communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan, situated a few kilometers from San Cristobal. You'll also visit the city and local market where you can admire the handicraft work of local natives, and the famous churches including the Baroque Santo Domingo church.

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  • 5
    San Cristóbal de las Casas- Palenque
    Day 5
    San Cristóbal de las Casas- Palenque

    Today you'll descend the mountains of Chiapas crossing green valleys. Stop over at Agua Azul waterfalls for the picnic lunch. Arrive in Palenque and check in to the hotel.

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  • 6
    Palenque- Campeche
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Palenque- Campeche

    In the morning visit the archaeological area of Palenque, still partly hidden by the tropical jungle and full of charm and unique pyramids. Lunch in a local restaurant and departure to Campeche. Upon arrival short tour of the old town, still enclosed and fortified with towers and walls, still retaining a strong colonial atmosphere. Check in to the hotel.

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  • 7
    Campeche-Merida
    Day 7
    Campeche-Merida

    Today's first stop is due at Uxmal archaeological site, one of the most important testimonies of the Mayan civilization. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon arrive in Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, the "white city", so called because of its colonial buildings. Tour of the "zocalo" to see the Cathedral, the Government Building, the City Hall and Montejo's House. Overnight in a hotel.

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  • 8
    Merida-Cancun
    Day 8
    Merida-Cancun

    Journey towards the sea with a halfway stop in Chichen Itza, perhaps the most popular Mayan archaeological area, with world-famous Kukulkan Pyramid. Lunch in a local restaurant. Arrive in Cancun or Playa del Carmen in the late afternoon and check in to the chosen hotel (not included).

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Overnight in the hotels mentioned or similar ones (3 star superior/ 4 star)
    • American breakfast in all hotels
    • Flight Mexico City - Tuxtla Gutierrez in tourist class
    • 5 lunches at local restaurants and 1 dinner in San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Transfer by air -conditioned van
    • English speaking local guide
    • Entries to archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
    • Porterage

    Price does not include

    • Lunches and dinners which are not mentioned in the program
    • Drinks and personal extras in hotels and restaurants
    • Tips to drivers and guides
    • Single room supplement
    • International flights

    The price of the tour might vary slightly during high season due to increases in the cost of the domestic flight Mexico City - Tuxtla Gutierrez. The prices shown are for double rooms (single and triple rooms available upon request). Children under 12 years old 900.00 USD (sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed).