From Mexico city to Cancun

From Mexico city to Cancun

12 days / 11 nights

12 days / 11 nights

Day 1

On arrival, transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area. IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need. NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may

Day 2

Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, 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 we travel to the BASILICA OF GUADALUPE, the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple. In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of XOCHIMILCO, a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here we include a ride in a “trajinera”, one of the boats festooned with flowers. In the evening we include a transfer to 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

Mexico city departure. Only 50 km to reach one of the most impressive Aztec sites. 11.00 hrs.- TEOTIHUACAN, which in Nahuatl means “the place where men become gods”, is one of the most impressive cities from the ancient world. We will admire the pyramids of the sun and the moon, entry ticket and visit included. 12.45 hrs.- Teotihuacan- Departure. We continue our route. 14.30 hrs.-CHOLULA,. Time to have lunch and a stroll through its beautiful square, its tunnels under the pyramid and the picturesque sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from where you can admire the magnificent view. 16.15hrs.- Cholula. Departure. 17.00 hrs.- Arrival at PUEBLA a historic city known for its gastronomic tradition, colonial architecture and ceramics. Its great Renaissance cathedral and its active zocalo (main square) stand

Day 4

We travel to the state of Oaxaca, through mountainous regions with pleasant landscapes. 12.30 hrs.- OAXACA. Arrival and visit included to this UNESCO World Heritage City of Aztec origin with its impressive monumental heritage. Shortly after, we go up to the site of MONTE ALBAN, which is set deep in a 400-metre mountain above the Valley of Oaxaca – entry tickets and visit are included. This is the most magnificent of the Zapotec cities. Return to Oaxaca. In the evening we recommend a stroll through the historic centre of Oaxaca, an extremely beautiful colonial city full of life and music.

Day 5

Paisagens: Mountains. Small towns en route.Note: A new fast toll road is being built between Oaxaca and the Isthmus. Inauguration is expected throughout 2019. Travel time, when open, will be reduced by approxibately one and a half hours compared to that indicated in this itinerary. 07.00 hrs.- Oaxaca- Departure.- 08.00 hrs.- SAN PABLO VILLA DE MITLA. Arrival. We stop at a this magical town. We allow time for a walk together to the Church of San Pablo dating back to the Sixteenth Century and through its beautiful rustic streets. 09.00 hrs.- San Pablo. Departure. We continue our route in the sierras of Oaxaca towards the Isthmus. Lunch is included en route. 19.00 hrs.- At the end of the afternoon, we arrive in TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, the capital of the state of Chiapas. We will go with our guide to the Marimba Park, where we will listen to a live group playing the Marimba, the emblematic instrument of Chiapas.

Day 6

Landscapes: spectacular Notes: We recommend you to take appropriate waterproof clothing for the speedboat ride.- The visit of the towns of Zinacantán and San Juan can take place on Wednesday or Thursday morning (according to opening times of the church of San Juan). 08.30 hrs.- Tuxtla - Departure. 09.00 hrs.- We will explore the SUMDERO CANYON. Travelling by boat, we will travel for more than 1 hrs up this impressive canyon which is almost 1 km deep and 14 km long. 10.45 hrs.- Sumidero Canyon.- Departure. 11.00 hrs.- Next, we will walk through CHIAPA DEL CORZO, a white traditional and cultural colonial site. Time for a stroll and a coffee. 11.45 hrs.- Chiapa del Corzo. Departure. We enter into the center of the Mexican Mayan culture. We discover 2 beautiful villages inhabited by the Tzotzil Indians. 12.45 hrs.- In ZINACANTAN we can admire the dresses worn by the women and also their small loom workshop-shops. 13.45 hrs.- Zicacantan.- Departure. 14.15 hrs.- SAN JUAN CHAMULA we will be surprised by their church that mixes Christianity with pre-Columbian traditions. Time for lunch. 15.45 hrs.- San Juan Chamula.- Departure. 16.15 hrs.- We continue to SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS. Free afternoon in this beautiful colonial city founded in 1528.

Day 7

Day 7: San Cristobal- Ocosingo- Agua Azul- Misol Ha- Palenque.

Day 8

Scenery: Yucatan Peninsula. Beautiful views over the coastal road of the Gulf of Mexico. 09.00 hrs.- We include entrance and guided visit to the impressive archaeological site of PALENQUE. This Mayan city, surrounded by jungle, reached its peak between 600 and 800 AD. During the visit we will see its temples, pyramids and ball game. Free time for lunch. 12.30 hrs.- Palenque -departure-. We travel to the Gulf of Mexico through the state of Tabasco. 17.30 hrs.- CAMPECHE- Arrival to this Mexican port city known for its colonial buildings and 17th century fortifications created to confront pirate attacks. Dinner included.

Day 9

09.00hrs- We leave Campeche for the state of Yucatan. In a bit over two hours, we arrive to Merida. 11.30 hrs- MÉRIDA- arrival. Tour of the city with a local guide, the vibrant capital of the Mexican Yucatan State boasts a rich colonial and Mayan heritage. We see the fortified cathedral of Merida and the limestone church of the Third Order as well as the House of Montejo, a 16th century mansion and the emblem of Plateresque colonial architecture. Afternoon free, we suggest you to visit the Museum of the Mayan World on your own. In the evening, we include a transfer to attend the "Sacred Stones” show of light and sound. Accommodation

Day 10

Nice stage to get to know the state of Yucatan. N.B.- Remember to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, swimsuit and towel, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. 08.30 hrs- Merida- departure. 09.45 hrs- IZAMAL- arrival to one of the prettiest cities in Mexico, declared a "Magic town". 10.45 hrs- Izamal, departure. 12.00 hrs- CHICHEN ITZAN,- we include admission and a visit to the most important and renowned vestige of the Mayan civilization, a World Heritage Site where we see the mythical pyramid of Kukulcán and the warriors’ temple. After the visit we include a Mayan cuisine lunch. 16.00 hrs- Chichen Itzan- We continue on our beautiful stage through the state of Yucatan. 18.15- RIO LAGARTOS, arrival to this small fishing village in the middle of a Biosphere Reserve. Note: The hotel infrastructure in Rio Lagartos is very limited. Occasionally, we will have to provide accomodation in Valladolid. In that case, we will visit Valladolid on Sunday instead of Monday and spend more time in Rio Lagartos on Monday.

Day 11

Note: Remember to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, swimwear and towel, sunscreen and mosquito cream. 08.00 hrs.- We include a boat ride of more than two hours. We enter the biosphere reserve, where we can see crocodiles among its mangroves, lots of birds, including pelicans and pink flamingos. You can also "live the mud experience" by smearing mud with high concentrations of sulfur, minerals and salts that act as exfoliants for the skin, leaving a feeling of softness throughout the body. 11.30 hrs- Rio Lagartos, departure. We head to the interior of the peninsula. 13.00 hrs- VALLADOLID- arrival in the third largest city of the Yucatan with a very nice historical city center. We recommend that you have lunch in one of the restaurants in the main square. 14.30 hrs- Valladolid, departure. 15.30 hrs- CENOTE CHOJ HA. We will explore this Cenote managed by the local Mayan community. We will walk along a short trail in the jungle to visit the dry cave and swim in the wonderful lake inside the wet cave. 17.00 hrs- Cenote, departure. Continuation to Cancun. 18.45 hrs- CANCUN, arrival.

Day 12

Cancun.-Our services end after breakfast. We suggest that any travellers who wish to extend their stay for a few days can do so resting by the beautiful beaches of Cancun or the Riviera Maya.

RATES PER PERSONS IN USD ACCORDING TO OCCUPATION

Rate per person

Double

From $1132 / PP

PER PERSON IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel
insurance and breakfast buffet.
 Includes arrival transfer
 City tour in: MEXICO CITY, TEOTIHUACAN, Merida MX, CHICHEN ITZA
 Boat: Boat trip in Xochimilco in Ciudad de México, Sumidero Canyon
 Evening transfer: Garibaldi Square in Ciudad de México, Sacred Stones show of light and
sound in Merida
 Transfer: Basilica of Guadalupe in Ciudad de Mexico, Marimba music live in Tuxtla
 Ticket admission: archaeological site of Teotihuacán, Agua Azul National Park ,
archaeological site of Palenque , Chichen Itzan site
 4 Lunch included in: OAXACA, AGUA AZUL, CAMPECHE, Merida MX
 3 dinner included in: MEXICO CITY, OAXACA, PALENQUE

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