11 Days 10 Nights (Air+Land, Guided Tour)
Mexico City, Teotihuacan – Cholula – Oaxaca – Monte Alban – El Tule – San Pablo Villa de Mitla – Tuxtla – Chiapa Del Corzo – Zinacantan – Jan Juan Chamula – San Cristobal – Ocosingo – Agua Azul – Palenque – Champoton – Merida – Izamal – Chichen Itzan – Cancun
Day 1: (FRI) Canada – Mexico City
Arrive in Mexico City and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: (SAT) Mexico City
Today join a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral, 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 travel to the Basilica of Guadalupe, the most visited Catholic church in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. In the afternoon travel to the neighborhood of Xochimilco, a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here take a ride in a “trajinera”, one of the boats festooned with flowers. In the evening, visit 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.
Day 3: (SUN) Mexico City – Teotihuacan- Cholula- Oaxaca
Travel to Teotihuacan, in Nahuatl “the place where men become gods”, one of the most impressive cities in the ancient world and admire the pyramids of the sun and the moon. Continue to the very picturesque Cholula with its beautiful square, its tunnels under the pyramid and the sanctuary of Nuestra Senora de los Remedios. After lunch, travel to Oaxaca and check-in your hotel. Dinner included.
Day 4: (MON) Oaxaca- Monte Alban- El Tule- Oaxaca
Visit Oaxaca, a UNESCO World Heritage City of Aztec origin with its impressive monumental heritage. Next, go up to the site of Monte Alban, which is set deep in a 400-metre mountain above the Valley of Oaxaca. This is the most magnificent of the Zapotec cities. On the outskirts of Oaxaca, visit Santa Marie El Tule, where a two-thousand-year-old tree with one of widest trunks in the world is located on the grounds of a church. Enjoy time at leisure in Oaxaca and explore the city.
Day 5: (TUE) Oaxaca- San Pablo Villa de Mitla- Tuxtla
Leave early and stop at San Pablo Villa de Milta, a magical town. Take a stroll at the Church of San Pablo dating back to the Sixteenth Century and through its beautiful rustic streets. Continue your route in the Sierras of Oaxaca towards the Isthmus. Lunch en-route. In the afternoon, arrive in Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the state of Chiapas. Visit the Marimba Park, where you can listen to a live group playing the Marimba, the emblematic instrument of Chiapas.
Day 6: (WED) Tuxtla- Sumidero Canyon- Chiapa del Corzo- Zinacantan- San Juan de Chamula- San Cristobal
Today see the Canon Del Sumidero, on a boat sail up this impressive canyon almost 1 km deep and 14 km long. Then take a stroll in Chipa Del Corzo, a colonial site of tradition and culture. After this, go further into the Mayan culture and the visit beautiful villages inhabited by the Tzotziles people. In Zinacantan we can admire the dresses of the women and the beautiful shops and weaving workshops. In San Juan Chamula, view a mix of Christianity with pre-columbine traditions in its rites. Continue to San Cristobal De Las Casas and arrival at lunchtime. Afternoon free at leisure.
Day 7: (THU) San Cristobal- Ocosingo- Agua Azul- Misol Ha- Palenque
Visit the areas in Chiapas which are inhabited by communities that have maintained their Mayan language and traditions. Make a stop in Ocosingo, the regional capital and then continue to Agua Azu with admission to the National Park. Enjoy lunch and walk or bathe among the 50 waterfalls. Go on to Misol Ha, an impressive waterfall, which you can view from the path behind it. Continue to Palenque and upon arrival check-in to your hotel.
Note: in some instances, roadblocks might be expected in the region of Ocosingo. In that event, we would take an alternative route to visit the City of Villahermosa and the ecological reserve of Yumka instead of the usual stops at Ocosingo, Agua Azul and Misol Ha.
Day 8: (FRI) Palenque- Champoton- Merida
Today visit the archaeological site of Palenque, a Mayan city surrounded by jungle, temples and pyramids. Continue to travel to the Gulf of Mexico through the state of Tabasco. Lunch included (en-route). Arrive in Champoton, a picturesque small town by the sea. Travel along the Malecon and stop next to Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. Continue to Merida. Check-in at hotel.
Day 9: (SAT) Merida
Tour of the city of Mrerida. The vibrant capital of the Mexican Yucatan State boasts both rich colonial and Mayan heritage. See the Cathedral of Merida and the limestone church of the Third Order as well as the House of Montejo, a 16th century mansion which is a symbol of Plateresque colonial architecture. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, attend the ¨Sacred Stones” light and sound show.
Day 10: (SUN) Merida – Izamal- Chichen Itzan – Zaci – Cancun
Today visit a Yucatan state – Izamal – one of the prettiest cities in Mexico. In Chichen Itzan, visit the most important and renowned vestige of the Mayan civilization and a World Heritage Site, the Pyramid of Kukulcan. After the visit we include a meal of Mayan cuisine. Continue to Zaci, one of the sacred cenotes of the Mayans. Here you can swim or simply enjoy the scenery. Continuation to Cancun. Arrive and check-in at hotel.
Day 11: (MON) Cancun – Canada
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight back home.
TOUR PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – minimum 2 persons
IN Mexico City
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|2020: April 17, May 15, June 12,
July 10, August 07, September 04, October 02, 30, November 27 & December 25
|2021: January 22, February 19 & March 19|
~~ ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ~~
Your Tour Package Includes
• Roundtrip international airfare from Canada to Mexico City and return from Cancun.
• Airport arrival and departure transfers to and from hotel.
• 3 Star – 4 Star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
• Guided sightseeing tour on a bus with admissions and transportation as listed
• Professional English-speaking local guide service
• Daily breakfast and 8 lunches or dinners
• Tax amount: CAD$ 180
Your Tour Package Does NOT Include
• Travel/medical/cancellation insurance, travel visa and all personal expenses
• Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers and hotel staff
• Any items not specified as included
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