Journey to the Mayan Empire

Journey to the Mayan Empire 1526 , 12 Days
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This excursion is a true teleportation back to the ancient times. Everyone who's passionate about ancient history and mysticism will see their dreams come to life. You will explore the remains of one of the most mysterious and genial civilization, ever inhabited the Earth - the Mayan Empire. You will be surrounded by the fasinating beauty of the Mexican nature and emerged into the living and breathing traditions of the indigenous people. 

Tour highlights:

♦ Teotihuacán - The place where "People become gods"
♦ Sumidero Canyon - One of the most important natural landmarks in Mexico
♦ Cathedral of Santo Domingo -astonishing mixture of baroque elements, merged with the ornaments designed by the local Indian population
♦ Palenque - the most notable ruins of the Mayan culture
♦ The Kukulkan Pyramid - the Pyramid of the famous Feathered serpent


Trip plan:   

Day 1: Mexico City
At your arrival you will be meet by our representative outside the customs area
Transfer to the Hotel
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Day 2: Mexico City – Teotihuacán – Mexico City
Breakfast at the hotel
Pick up to visit 3 Culture Square and Guadalupe shrine and continue to Teotihuacán (42 km from Mexico City) Teotihuacan, which means the place where men become gods. These are among the most important pre-Hispanic ruins in the Americas due to their masterful urban layout, the monumental architecture and the strong religious and political influence that Teotihuacan held over other cities, here we will visit the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
Return to Mexico City and overnight at the hotel
Lodgment at the hotel B/-/-/

Day 3: México City – Cuernavaca – Taxco – México City
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Taxco with a stop in Cuernavaca, Cuernavaca is known as the forever spring city for its good climate all year.
Continue to Taxco Considered one of Mexico’s most picturesque towns, this charming destination offers cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and white houses with red tile roofs. Another notable attraction of unparalleled beauty is the Catedral de Santa Prisca (Santa Prisca Cathedral), one of the most representative examples of baroque architecture in Mexico.
Return to Mexico City. Overnight at the hotel. B/-/-/

Day 4: Mexico City – Oaxaca
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport to take flight to Oaxaca. (earliest flight) Flight ticket is not included on our prices. (OPTION OF TAKING A PUBLIC BUS IS POSSIBLE)
Arrival at Oaxaca and enjoy a free afternoon visiting the city: in Oaxaca you can admire the beautiful architecture of the buildings in the Centro Historico (Historic Center), which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Overnight at the hotel B/-/-/

Day 5: Oaxaca – Monte Alban – Tuxtla Gutierrez (by Public Bus)
Breakfast at the hotel
Our visits of the day will be to Monte Alban Archaeological Site, which is the former Center of the Zapotec Empire, and it was occupied later for the Mixtecs. Because of its important cultural development and its monumental architecture, the UNESCO declared this archaeological zone a World Heritage Site in 1987. Continue to Visit Arrazola village known for being Alebrijes producers alebrijes are fantastic figurines made of craved wood and painted by hand with many colors continue to Cuilapam and visit the ex-Convent at last visit Coyotepec famous handcraft producer village of black mud. (Tour finishes at 17:00)
Return to the hotel to pick up the luggage and Transfer to bus station to take the public bus to Tuxtla. BUS SCHEDULE: ADO PLATINO 1st CLASS departure time 20h30 (10.5 HOURS TRIP)
Overnight on the public bus on route to Tuxtla Gutierrez B/-/-/

Day 6: Tuxtla Gutiérrez – Sumidero Canyon – San Cristóbal de las Casas
Arrival to bus station around 07h10 - 08h00
Tour to Sumidero Canyon starts at 12:00, Pick up at 09:00 at the bus station and continue to Chiapa de Corzo, this little town stands by the Grijalva River from where we can explore the impressive Cañon del Sumidero (Sumidero Canyon), one of the nation’s most important natural attractions. In addition, you can visit the magnificent El Chorreadero waterfall, which has gorgeous calcareous caverns and underground rivers. One hour boat trip in this Canyon.
Continue to San Cristobal de las Casas and lodgment /-/-/-/

Day 7: San Cristobal – San Juan Chamula – San Cristobal
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning guided tour to visit San Juan Chamula, Zinacatan in San Cristobal where you’ll admire all the typical rites the Indians keep.
Return to San Cristobal de las Casas, and afternoon at leisure In this city, you can discover by yourself impressive religious edifices like the Cathedral or the Templo de Santo Domingo. These buildings were restored using a combination of profuse baroque-style details and local architectural elements, which perpetuate the cultural heritage of ethnic groups that live in the surrounding areas, such as the Tzotziles, Tzeltales and the Lacandons.
Overnight at the hotel B/-/-/

Day 8: San Cristóbal de las Casas – Agua Azul – Palenque
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer by road to Palenque. Stop at the Agua Azul waterfalls to admire their turquoise colored waters. Continue to Palenque.
Accommodation and night at the hotel in Palenque B/-/-/

Day 9: Palenque – Campeche
Breakfast at the hotel
Visit of the site of Palenque, where we find the most notable ruins of the Mayan culture, it was once a city ruled by priests who knew very well mathematics and astrology.
Transfer to Campeche arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Night in Campeche B/-/-/

Day 10: Campeche – Uxmal – Merida
Breakfast at the hotel
Today, visit to Uxmal: Located 80 Kms. Of Merida is a real jewel of the classic Maya style, where the Maya expressed their beliefs in their temples designs the temple of the diviner (built by a short man who was the king, according to a legend) the nuns quadrangle (where you may admire the splendor of Puuc style in its flat walls and decorated friezes) and the governor’s palace. Considered one of the most beautiful buildings.
Continue to Merida and overnight B/-/-/

Day 11: Mérida – Chichen Itza – Cancun / Playa del Carmen
Breakfast at the hotel
Departure to Chichén-Itzá, In this place, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you will be transported to pre-Hispanic times. You will visit among other buildings The Pyramid of Kukulkan is one of the most iconic examples of Maya architecture of all time. Each year, during the spring and autumn equinoxes, the famous feathered serpent slides down the steps of the temple showcasing the precise coordination with which the Maya were able to harmonize nature and their surroundings.
Route to Playa del Carmen or Cancun depending on your choice B/L/-/

Hotels: Cancun - Margaritas; Playa del Carmen - Nina&Beach Club

Day 12: Playa del Carmen / Cancun – Departure
Breakfast at the hotel (Only Cancun)
Transfer to the International Cancun airport to take flight home
Check out in hotels is at 12h00

* Prices not valid for the following periods:
Mexico City closed dates on: September 15 - 16 and Formula 1
Oaxaca: March 26 – April 1 & July 22 -23 & 27 – 30 & October 31 - November 04
Palenque: March 14th – 19th & April 12-28 & July 20 – August 10
Campeche: March 14 – 19 & April 12 - 28 & July 20 – August 10


Price Includes:
Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport in Seat-in Coach in English / Spanish
All Tours mentioned on the program in Seat-in Coach in English / Spanish in air conditions minivan or vehicle
All entrance Fees for the visits mentioned on the Program
Breakfast days 02-13 (Except on day 6)
Lunch Day 11
Maximum 2 children sharing same room with 2 adults (no extra beds are guaranteed)
Saturday and Sunday Telephone assistance in English (based in Mexico City)
Public bus transfer from Oaxaca to Tuxtla Gutierrez (night bus)
Accommodation in standard hotels according to availability

Not Included:
Airport taxes
Domestic flights neither international flights
Drinks
Any lunch or dinner not mentioned on the program
Personal expenses
Single supplement

Additional Services:
Single room supplement: 305 EUR per person
Hotel (4***) upgrade supplement: 116 EUR per person
Single room supplement 4***: 445 EUR per person
High season supplement: Playa del Carmen up to 68 EUR per room; Cancun up to 32 EUR per room. Prices vary according to dates
please request a quote.


Journey to the Mayan Empire (Rated 4.69 / 5 Based on 257 Reviews.)
Price
1526 EUR
Duration
12 Days
Single Supplement
305 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Group Size
min 2 people
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