17 Days / 16 Nights
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THE BEST THE MEXICAN SOUTHWEST HAS TO OFFER, A PERFECT BLENDING OF CULTURE, TRADITION AND FUN
Places to Stay:
México / Oaxaca / Veracruz / Coatzacoalcos / San Cristóbal de las Casas / Palenque / Campeche / Mérida / Riviera Maya
1st Day: Origin City / Mexico City
Reception at Mexico City’s International Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Free day/evening.
2nd Day: Mexico City
Breakfast. Guided tour to the Historic Centre of the Mexico City (World Heritage), learn about the National Palace, with Diego Rivera’s famous murals, the Central Square or Zocalo, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo’s Plaza, Alameda Central, we’ll be part of Mexico’s history in the Three culture’s plaza, named this way for bearing three monuments from different historical periods: the pre-Columbian, the colonial and contemporary. We’ll finish visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.
3rd Day: Mexico City
Breakfast. We’ll visit the Acolman Ex-convent, one of the most representative Convent/Fortresses in Mexico in which we’ll get impressed by its colonial era’s silvery majesty. We’ll continue our journey to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, where we'll start off by visiting: the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the Feathered Serpent), the Pyramid of the Sun, the Avenue of the Dead , the Pyramid of the Moon, Quetzalpapalotl’s Palace as well as the Museum of the archaeological zone. Return to Mexico City. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.
4th Day: Mexico City / Puebla / Oaxaca
Breakfast. We’ll hit the road to Puebla (World Heritage) where we will visit: the Central Square or Zocalo, the Cathedral, the Rosary Chapel, the Doll’s House and Alley of the Toads. We will continue to Oaxaca´s capital city (World heritage) known as “The Green Antequera” for its buildings with green stone facades. Oaxaca’s city will show us why it deserves to be named a mexican colonial treasure. Accommodation.
5th Day: Oaxaca / Monte Alban
Breakfast. We’ll start the day by visiting Monte Albán archaeological site, which was the capital of the Zapotecos. We’ll behold the most important buildings, such as The Great Plaza, The Ballcourt, The Dancers, The Palace, South platform, the Observatory and Tomb No. 7; we’ll continue to Oaxaca’s historical centre and we’ll get astonished by its charms among which are The Santo Domingo de Guzman Temple and the Touristic Walking Street, which will lead us to Alameda, Cathedral, the Central Square or Zocalo and finally markets like “Benito Juarez” and “20 de Noviembre”. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.
6th Day: Oaxaca / Veracruz
Pic-Nic Breakfast. Early in the morning we’ll depart to Veracruz through the Sierra Madre until we reach this famous port. Visit to the San Juan de Ulua Fort, The Baluarte Santiago, The Temple of the Good Traveler, the lighthouses of Venustiano Carranza and Juarez, the Post and Telegraph buildings, The Theatre, The Atarazanas, The Agustin Lara’s Home-Museum and Boca del Rio. Free time to enjoy the cheerful atmosphere of this city. Accommodation.
7th Day: The Tajin / Veracruz
Breakfast. We’ll leave towards the Tajin, archaeological site, totonaca´s city of the Thunder or Hurricane God. This town, built in the Sierra Papanteca alluvial fan, will amaze us with five areas: the Arroyo Plaza, the Central Zone, the Great Xicalcoliuhqui, the Small Tajin and the Columns Set. We’ll admire the Niches’ Pyramid, including 360 cavities relating to the solar year. Free time. Return to Veracruz, meanwhile we enjoy the Costa Esmeralda’s amazing view. Accommodation.
8th Day: Veracruz / Tlacotalpan / Eyipantla / Catemaco / Coatzacoalcos
Breakfast. We will escape towards Tlacotalpan, town suitable for a world heritage mention, located next to the Papaloapan River, and later we’ll get impress with the Salto de Eyipantla falls. We’ll continue to Catemaco, town of Olmec origins, located in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, land of witchery and lush vegetation. On a boat we will sail in the Laguna de Catemaco to the ecological reserve of Nanciyaga. Free time, we suggest you to take a Soul cleaning with a Chaman. Free time. We’ll continue to Coatzacoalcos. Accommodation.
9th Day: Coatzacoalcos / Cañon del Sumidero / San Cristobal de las Casas
Breakfast. We will continue our trip to the beautiful state of Chiapas. At midday we will reach the Sumidero Canyon Eco-Park, which is an amazing natural caprice. Free time. We will cross the Sumidero Canyon through the Grijalva River. Free time in Chiapa de Corzo, from where we will go to San Cristobal de las Casas. Accommodation.
10th Day: San Cristobal de las Casas / San Juan Chamula / Zinacantan
Breakfast. We will walk to visit the Santo Domingo Church, the Museum of amber and indigenous market; later we will travel to the villages of San Juan Chamula, whose Church of christian-pagan traditions will leave us an unforgettable and unique experience while visiting it; and Zinacantan that will delight us with its wonderful landscapes. We will return to San Cristobal. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.
11th Day: San Cristobal de las Casas / Agua Azul Waterfalls / Palenque
Breakfast. Curling down a winding road over a rich and dense vegetation landscape we will reach the Agua Azul Cascade, where water has made natural pools, in which we can take a splash. We will continue to the waterfall Misol-HA, in the middle of thick undergrowth. We will continue to Palenque, one of the most beautiful and visited Mexican archaeological sites. Accommodation.
12th Day: Palenque / Campeche
Breakfast. We’ll visit the archaeological site of Palenque (World Heritage), one of the most important in the Mayan world, both historically and aesthetically. Today explored only by 10%. We’ll fall in love with The Inscriptions Temple (Pakal’s Tomb), the Palace, the Sun’s Temples, the Marked Cross, and the Queen's bath. Free time. We’ll continue to Campeche. Accommodation.
13th Day: Campeche / Uxmal / Merida
Breakfast. We’ll make a panoramic visit to the colonial city of Campeche (World Heritage) surrounded by walls built to protect it from pirate attacks. We’ll continue to Uxmal, one of the most beautiful Mesoamerican archaeological sites, where we’ll visit: the Nuns’ quadrangle, the Ballcourt, the Monuments’ Temple, the Governor’s Palace, among others. We’ll continue to Merida, the White City, which will fascinate us with its main square, the Cathedral (Americas’ oldest), the Government Palace, the Montejo’s Stroll and the Monument to the Nation. Accommodation.
14th Day: Merida / Chichen Itza / Riviera Maya
Breakfast. We’ll visit one of the 7 new wonders of the world: Chichen Itza, which will overwhelm us with the Castle Pyramid, whose temple is dedicated to Kukulcan; the Observatory, the Steam Bath, the Thousand Columns’ Plaza , the Eagles and Jaguars’ Platform, and the sacrifice’s Cenote will demonstrate us why Chichen Itza is the most enthralling of all Mayan archeological sites. Later we’ll travel to the IK-IL Cenote, where we’ll be able to swim. We’ll continue to the Riviera Maya. Accommodation.
15th and 16th Day: Riviera Maya
Buffet Breakfast. We’ll enjoy the amazing Riviera Maya. All Inclusive. Accommodation.
17st Day: Riviera Maya / Origin City
Buffet Breakfast. Transfer to the Cancun’s Airport to return to origin city.
End of our services.
|Cities||Nights||Expected Hotels or Similar|
|México||3||Casa Blanca 4* / Royal Zona Rosa 4*|
|Oaxaca||2||Fortin Plaza 4* / Misión de los Ángeles 4* / Conzatti 4*|
|Veracruz||2||Calinda Centro Histórico 4*|
|Coatzacoalcos||1||NH Coatzacoalcos 4*|
|San Cristóbal de las Casas||2||Casa Mexicana 4* / Diego de Mazariegos 4*|
|Palenque||1||Ciudad Real 4* / Maya Tulipanes 4* / Misión 4*|
|Campeche||1||Plaza Campeche 4* / Del Mar 4*|
|Mérida||1||El Conquistador 4* / El Castellano 4*|
|Riviera Maya||3||Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda 5* Todo Incluido|
**For packages with Boutique or Bed & Breakfast Hotels, please contact us
Prices 2012 (USD):
|PRICES PER PERSON (Double Occupancy)*|
|Season||2 to 3 pax||4 to 8 pax||9 to 12 pax||13 to 15 pax|
|Low||$ 2,561||$ 2,230||$ 1,895||$ 1,682|
|High||$ 2,732||$ 2,402||$ 2,067||$ 1,854|
*For individual and triple occupancy rates, please contact us.
Low Season: May 1st to June 30th.
Low Season: September 1st to December 17th.
High Season: July 1st to August 31th.
High Season: December 18th to December 31th.
OUR PRICES INCLUDE
Hotels: 13 nights bed and breakfast in the hotel. 3 Nights in the Riviera Maya.
Visits: Those described in the schedule as included, includes entrance fees and local English-Speaking guide.
Transport: shuttle bus/bus with air conditioning.
Transfers: Airport / Hotel / Airport in Mexico City.
OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
Meals: Lunch nor dinner.
Mexico output rates (payable on target).
Any other concept not specified in the previous section.
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