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Magic of Mexico

• 9 days / 8 nights from Mexico City to Cancun
• Seat-in tour in English

 

Guaranteed departure with 2 passengers

Magic of Mexico

Itinerary

Mexico City - Puebla - Oaxaca - Veracruz - Cañon del Sumidero - San Cristobal de las Casas - Agua Azul - Palenque - Campeche - Uxmal - Merida - Chichen Itza - Cancun

Trip details

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 centre. Visit the Zocalco, the monumental Cathedral and Rosary Chapel. Continue to Oaxaca, another colonial jewel of Mexico. Late afternoon visit of Oaxaca including baroque church Santo Domingo and it monastery featuring regional museum. Accommodation and overnight at Hotel Aitana, 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 centre of the Zapotecan and Mixtecan cultures. Continue to Mitla and visit of “The City of the Dead” with its unique mosaics. Enjoy the 2000 year old cypress tree of Tule, one of the largest on Earth! Return to Oaxaca. Overnight at Hotel Aitana.

Day 3 Oaxaca - Veracruz

Departure to the Port City of Veracruz at Gulf of Mexico where we arrive by midday. Afternoon visit of Fort San Juan de Ulua, Baluarte de Santiago, El Faro, Zocalo and the Portals. At night you can join folklore dances on the Zócalo. Overnight at Hotel Hostal de Cortes, Veracruz.

Day 4 Veracruz - Cañon del Sumidero - San Cristobal de las Casas

Transfer through subtropical landscape from the Golf of Mexico to the highlands of Chiapas. By noon arrival in Cahuare where boat ride into the impressive Sumidero canyon begins. Afternoon drive to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Overnight at Hotel Mansion de los Angeles, 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, 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 at Hotel Mansion de los Angeles.

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 at Hotel Plaza Palenque, Plaenque.

Day 7 Palenque - Campeche

Visit of the magical archaeological zone of Palenque built admidst lush tropical forest. Look at the famous Temple of Inscriptions, burial site of Ruler Pakal. Afternoon transfer to Campeche on the Golf of Mexico. Overnight at Hotel Baluartes, Campeche.

Day 8 Campeche - Uxmal - Merida

City tour Campeche including its typical Baluartes (= Bullwarks). Continue to Uxmal, once an important 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 at Hotel Del Gobernador, Merida.

Day 9 Merida - Chichen Itza - Cancun

Departure from Mérida to Chichen Itzá. Visit one 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.

Departures 2016 / 2017

07.11.2016 – 15.11.2016
17.04.2017 – 25.04.2017
12.12.2016 – 20.12.2016 10.07.2017 – 18.07.2017
30.01.2017 – 07.02.2017 30.08.2017 – 07.09.2017
06.03.2017 – 14.03.2017 11.09.2017 – 19.09.2017
27.03.2017 – 04.04.2017 02.10.2017 – 10.10.2017

Privat trip “Magic of Mexico”

On request also bookable as a private trip, with english speaking driver / guide, daily departures.