Mexico - guaranteed departures

Mexico - guaranteed departures

This tour is done on fixed dates of departure for individual tourists

Amidst the pulsing with life world of the tropical jungle you will encounter incredible constructions granted to us by a contradictory people – dreamy star-counters but also cruel warriors sacrificing humans to bloodthirsty gods. They were a people of builders, as well, who could throw a glimpse from the top of their pyramids not only to the stars but also over the green expanses of the endless jungle squeezing with its humid arms their life and buildings. In spite of the power of the jungle, they have beaten it – go and assure yourselves! To the magic of this almost archeological expedition we have added the charming ambience of several colonial towns, a pinch of Caribbean seaside and the unforgettable touch to one of the largest megalopolises in the world – Mexico City!

Highlights:

Mexico city and it its surroundings
Archeological sites in Mexico - Teotihuacan, Palenque, Cholula pyramid
Yucatan Peninsula with some the most significant Mayan cities-states - Uxmal and Chichen Itza
♦ The old colonial towns of Campeche, Merida and San Cristobal
Aqua Azul - probably the most beautiful waterfalls in Mexico 


Day 1. Mexico City - Puebla - Oaxaca
Pick up by tour guide. Transfer to colonial city of Puebla which features more than 70 churches and 1000 colonial buildings in historical center. En route we will visit the pyramid of Cholula, which is covered and looks like a hill with a church on top. In Puebla we will visit the Zocalco, the monumental Cathedral and Rosary Chapel. Continue to Oaxaca, another colonial jewel of Mexico. Late afternoon arrival in Oaxaca. Overnight in Oaxaca.
  
Day 2. Oaxaca
Visit of Oaxaca and surroundings. Short drive to Monte Albán built on a flattened hilltop overlooking the Oaxaca valley was for 2000 years the center of the Zapotecan and Mixtecan cultures. In the afternoon visit of Oaxaca including baroque church Santo Domingo and it monastery featuring regional museum. Overnight in Oaxaca.
 
Day 3. Oaxaca - Tule - Mitla - Tehuantepec
Visit Mitla, “The City of the Dead”, its architecture is not monumental but exquisite, its stone mosaics are unique in the world; on the way you will also see the ancient Tule tree, approximately 2,000 years old, and one of the largest ones to be found anywhere on Earth. Afterwards drive over the Sierra Madre mountains to Tehuantepec.Overnight in Tehuantepec.
 
Day 4. Tehuantepec - Cañon del Sumidero - San Cristobal
Transfer through subtropical landscape from the Isthmus of Mexico to the highlands of Chiapas. By noon arrival in Cahuare located on mighty Grijalva River. By boat we will visit the impressive Sumidero canyon with its over 1000 meter towering walls and 30 kilometer lengths. Afternoon drive to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas.
 
Day 5. San Cristobal de las Casas
Visit of San Cristóbal de las Casas; colonial and beautiful city with narrow streets, Spanish residencs, shady plazas. Visit the Indian market, the Temple of Santo Domingo and the amber museum. Afternoon visit of the Tzotzil towns of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. Evening free to enjoy the city. Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas.
 
Day 6. San Cristobal de las Casas - Agua Azul - Palenque
Transfer to lowland of Chiapas, to Palenque. En route visit of Mexico’s most beautiful waterfalls Agua Azul and the impressive falls Misol-Ha. Continue to Palenque. Overnight in Palenque.
 
Day 7. Palenque - Campeche
Visit of the magical archaeological zone of Palenque built ad midst lush tropical forest. Admire the famous Temple of Inscriptions with the tomb of ruler Pakal. Explore the unique Palace with its characeristic observatory tower and the Temple of the Cross offering spectacular view over Palenque. Afternoon transfer to port city of Campeche on the Golf of Mexico. Overnight in Campeche.

Day 8. Campeche - Uxmal - Merida
City tour Campeche including its typical Baluartes (= Fortifications). Continue to Uxmal, once im-portant Mayan trading place. Visit the Pyramid of the Magician, Nunnery, Governors Palace. Afternoon transfer to Merida, state capital of Yucatan. Enjoy the lively colonial city in a walking tour around the Zocalo. Overnight in Merida.
 
Day 9.  Merida - Chichen Itza - Cancun
Departure from Mérida to Chichen Itzá. Visit of the biggest and most visited Mayan Site Chichen Itza with its famous Kukulkan pyramid, Temple of the Warriors, Ball Court and Observatory. Continue to Cancun. End of services.
 
 
 

 


Price Includes:
8 overnights in good midclass hotels in standard rooms with bathroom
Daily American breakfast
English speaking guide
Transportation in air conditioned car or van Entrance fees as per itinerary,

Not Included:
Personal expenses
all beverages
all meals not mentioned
Tips for tour guide and driver
Tips for bellboy & room maidexpenses

Additional Services:
Practical information: You will be joined with other people from different nationalities. Extra overnights in Mexico City and Cancun can be added.


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No special experience is needed; everyone who is in condition to cope with long Saturday walks in the forest can also cope with these tours. As a rule, the trips are short and at a low altitude. Often, it is your choice to join or skip a day-tour. The routes follow a hilly terrain without steep ascents and descents. Normally we walk 3/5h a day.

Group Size
2-12
Reservation System Code
Mexico_FIT
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