Long Duration Tour:
14 Days / 13 Nights
Price Starting at:$1,264 USD
YOU’LL ENJOY A REAL BACK IN TIME JOURNEY TO LEARN ABOUT THE PRE-COLUMBIAN CULTURES
Places to Stay
México / Oaxaca / Tehuantepec / San Cristobal de las Casas / Palenque / Coatzacoalcos / Veracruz.
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’ll visit: the Central Square or Zocalo, the Cathedral, the Rosary Chapel, the Doll’s House and Alley of the Toads. We’ll continue to Oaxaca´s capital city (World heritage) known as “The Green Antequera” for buildings in green stone. 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 Alban 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; later we’ll visit 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 markets like “Benito Juarez” and “20 de Noviembre”. Free afternoon. Accommodation.
6th Day: Oaxaca / Mitla / Tehuantepec
Breakfast.We’ll go to the main attractions of the Central Valley: “Santa María del Tule” Tree, which is over 2000 years old, the beautiful 16th century Tlacochahuaya Church that preserves much of its original interior decoration; “Teotitlan del Valle” famous for the production of wool textiles; Mitla, capital of Mixtecos with carefully cut and laid stones that create patterns, called grecas. Free time for lunch. Visit to a handicraft factory of Mezcal. Continuing by the Sierra Madre to arrive at dusk in Tehuantepec. Accommodation.
7th Day: Tehuantepec / Cañon del Sumidero / San Cristobal de las Casas
Breakfast. We’ll continue our trip to the beautiful state of Chiapas. At noon we’ll reach the Sumidero Canyon Eco-Park. Free time. We’ll cross the impressive Sumidero Canyon through the Grijalva River. Free time in Chiapa de Corzo, from where we’ll go to San Cristobal de las Casas. Accommodation.
8th Day: San Cristobal de las Casas / San Juan Chamula / Zinacantan
Breakfast. We’ll walk to visit the Santo Domingo Church, the Museum of amber and indigenous market; later we’ll 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’ll return to San Cristobal. Free afternoon. Accommodation.
9th Day: San Cristobal de las Casas / Agua Azul Waterfalls / Palenque
Breakfast. Curling down a winding road over a rich and dense vegetation landscape we’ll reach the Agua Azul Waterfalls, where water has made natural pools, in which we can take a splash. We’ll continue to the waterfall Misol-HA, in the middle of thick undergrowth. We’ll continue to Palenque, one of the most beautiful and visited Mexican archaeological sites. Accommodation.
10Th Day: Palenque / Villahermosa / Coatzacoalcos
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. We’ll continue to Villahermosa, where we’ll visit La Venta Museum-Park, then travel continues to Coatzacoalcos. Accommodation.
11th Day: Coatzacoalcos / Catemaco / Eyipantla / Tlacotalpan / Veracruz
Breakfast. We’ll escape towards Catemaco, town of Olmec origins, located in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, land of withcery and lush vegetation. On a boat we’ll sail through Catemaco’s lagoon to Nanciyaga’s ecological reserve. We’ll continue visiting the Salto de Eyipantla falls. Later we’ll visit Tlacotalpan, city worthy of being UNESCO´s World Heritage, located next to the Papaloapan River. We’ll continue to the famous port of Veracruz. Accommodation.
12th Day: Veracruz
Breakfast. Starts by a departure to Xalapa, Veracruz State’s capital, where we’ll visit its Museum of Anthropology and the General Santana’s home, then return to Veracruz. We’ll continue visiting San Juan de Ulua Fort, the Baluarte Santiago, the Good Traveler’s temple, the lighthouses of Venustiano Carranza and Benito Juarez, the Postal and Telegraph’s buildings, the Theatre, the Atarazanas, the Agustín Lara’s Home-Museum and finally Boca del Rio. Free time to enjoy the cheerful atmosphere of this city. Accommodation.
13th Day: Veracruz / The Tajin / Mexico City
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, Little El Tajín and the Columns Set. We’ll admire the Niches’ Pyramid, including 360 cavities relating to the solar year, a Pre-Hispanic architectural wonder. Free time. Return to Mexico City, D.F. Accommodation.
14th Day: Mexico City / Origin City
Breakfast. Transfer to Mexico City’s International airport at indicated time. Return to origin city.
End of our services.
|Cities||Nights||Expected Hotels or Similar|
|México||4||Casa Blanca 4* / Royal Zona Rosa 4*|
|Oaxaca||2||Fortin Plaza 4* / Misión de los Ángeles 4* / Conzatti 4*|
|San Cristóbal de las Casas||2||Casa Mexicana 4* / Diego de Mazariegos 4*|
|Palenque||1||Ciudad Real 4* / Maya Tulipanes 4* / Misión 4*|
|Coatzacoalcos||1||NH Coatzacoalcos 4*|
|Veracruz||2||Calinda Centro Histórico 4*|
**For packages with Boutique or Bed & Breakfast Hotels, please contact us.
Prices 2012 ( USD):
|Prices per Person (Double Ocuppancy)*|
|Season||2 to 3 pax||4 to 8 pax||9 to 12 pax||13 to 15 pax|
|Low||$ 2,124||$ 1,799||$ 1,472||$ 1,264|
|High||$ 2,221||$ 1,896||$ 1,569||$ 1,362|
*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 hotel.
Visits: The 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
|Mexico's Heartbeat||Mexico's Great Circuit||Mexico: over 2000 years of History|
|Passion for Mexico||Mexico Total Enticement||Mexico: Colonial Cities|