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MEXICO'S GREAT CIRCUITjavascript boton

Duration: 21 Days / 20 Nights
Price Starting at: $2,037 USD

EXPERIENCE MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE MEXICO'S ESSENCE. YOU'LL ENJOY: COLONIAL CITIES, ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES, NATURAL WONDERS AND BEAUTIFUL BEACHES. UNDOUBTEDLY, YOU´LL LOVE MEXICO!

Places to Stay:
México / San Miguel de Allende / Guanajuato / Zacatecas / Guadalajara / Pátzcuaro / Oaxaca / San Cristóbal/ 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 by visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe. Free afternoon. Accommodation.

3rd Day: Mexico City / Queretaro / San Miguel de Allende
Breakfast. We’ll travel to Queretaro’s City, where we’ll visit: Queretaro’s downtown (World Heritage), the Aqueduct and the ancient Cross’s Convent then we’ll take the road towards San Miguel de Allende. Free afternoon to discover this beautiful city. We recommend visiting the San Miguel Archangel’s parish, the Chapel of the Holy House, San Francisco’s Church, the Allende’s House and enjoy the beauty of its streets in which cafés and restaurants come together with charm. Accommodation.

4th Day: San Miguel de Allende / Dolores Hidalgo / Guanajuato
Breakfast. We’ll leave to Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico’s cradle of Independence. We’ll visit the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows and the Priest Miguel Hidalgo’s House-Museum (father of the nation). We will continue to Guanajuato. At noon we’ll enjoy this beautiful and hospitable city, full of alleys, tunnels and plazas. We’ll visit interesting places such as the Alhondiga de Granaditas, the Juarez Theater, the Valenciana Mine, the Alley of the Kiss, the University, the Diego Rivera’s House-Museum. Accommodation.

5th Day: Guanajuato / Zacatecas
Breakfast. We’ll ride towards Zacatecas city (World Heritage), placed in a ravine, flanked by the historical Bufa’s Hill, which is a perfect place to admire Zacatecas’s surroundings with beautiful facades carved in pink stone. We’ll descend on an aerial tramway in order to visit the Eden’s mine; we’ll wrap the day by visiting the Cathedral, which’s facade will amaze us with its Mexican Baroque and Churrigueresque art. Accommodation.

6th Day: Zacatecas / Guadalajara
Breakfast. We’ll cruise towards Guadalajara city, Tequila and Mariachi’s land, which eminently represents mexican culture throughout the world. We’ll visit the Tlaquepaque’s neighborhood, distinguished by the manufacture of textile craft, pottery and glassblowing.  We’ll visit the famous Sergio Bustamante’s Gallery. Free afternoon. Accommodation.

7th Day: Guadalajara / Tequila – Guadalajara
Breakfast. We’ll visit Guadalajara city emphasizing: the Cathedral, the Government Palace (which stands since the city’s foundation), the Degollado Theater, Round Plaza of the Illustrious Men, the Tapatia Plaza, and Hospicio Cabañas. We’ll continue to Tequila, town that shelters the most important distilleries of the famous alcoholic drink with the same name, we’ll visit some agave fields, from which’s core, the "Jimadores" (the agave harvesters) obtain the precious Tequila; In order to see this drink manufacturing process we’ll visit a distillery in the region. Trip back to Guadalajara. Accommodation.

8th Day: Guadalajara / Patzcuaro
Breakfast. We’ll set out for Pátzcuaro, located at the Patzcuaro Lake shores, with charming colonial architecture, vibrant local markets and a small town atmosphere that will delight us with its traditions deeply rooted in the past. We will visit the main square surrounded by 17th century’s mansions, at the centre of this square lies a fountain and a statue of Vasco de Quiroga (Michoacan’s first bishop); Gertrude Bocanegra’s Plaza and its colorful market, the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health and the Eleven Patios House. We’ll be able to take a walk along its quiet streets and squares or even enjoy the afternoon in a pleasant café/restaurant. Accommodation.

9th Day: Patzcuaro / Morelia / Mexico City
Breakfast. We’ll continue to Morelia (World Heritage), one of the cities with the richest colonial architecture in Mexico. It’ll astound us with its Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Cavijero Palace, the Plaza Mayor, The Aqueduct and a traditional mexican candy market. We’ll return to Mexico City. Accommodation.

10th Day: Mexico City
Breakfast. We will visit the Acolman Ex-convent, one of the most representative Convent/Fortresses in Mexico in which we’ll be astonished by its colonial era’s silvery majesty. We will 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 Dead’s Pathway , the Pyramid of the Moon, Quetzalpapalotl’s Palace as well as the Museum of the archaeological zone. Return to Mexico City. Free afternoon. Accommodation.

11th 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 city will show us why it deserves to be named a mexican colonial treasure. Accommodation.

12th Day: Oaxaca / Monte Alban / Mitla
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 “Santa María del Tule” Tree, which is over 2000 years old. We’ll continue to Mitla, capital of Mixtecos, built with carefully cut and placed stones that create patterns, called “grecas”. By afternoon we’ll return 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. Accommodation.

13th Day: Oaxaca / Cañon del Sumidero / San Cristobal de las Casas
Pic-Nic Breakfast. Early in the morning we’ll depart to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas State’s capital, it’ll blow us away with the cacti-covered Sierra Madre’s erratic formations. At noon we will reach the Sumidero Canyon Eco-Park. Free time. We will cross the amazing Sumidero Canyon through the Grijalva River. Free time in Chiapa de Corzo, from where we will go to San Cristóbal de las Casas, one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Accommodation.

 

14th Day: San Cristobal de las Casas / San Juan Chamula /  Zinacantan
Breakfast. We’ll walk to visit the Santo Domingo Church, the amber Museum 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 will return to San Cristobal. Free afternoon. Accommodation.

15th 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 Waterfalls, 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.

 

16th 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.

17th 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.

18th 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.

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19th and 20th Day: Riviera Maya
Buffet Breakfast. We’ll enjoy the amazing Riviera Maya. All Inclusive. Accommodation.

21st Day: Riviera Maya / Origin City
Buffet Breakfast. Transfer to the Cancun’s Airport to return to origin city.
End of our services.

 

 

Hotels**

Cities Nights Expected Hotels or Similar
México 4 Casa Blanca 4*
San Miguel de Allende 1 BW Monte Verde 3* / Misión de los Ángeles 3*
Guanajuato 1 Misión Guanajuato 4* / Holiday Inn Express 4*
Zacatecas 1 Santa Rita 4* / Emporio 4*
Guadalajara 2 De Mendoza 4* / BW Plaza Genova 4*
Pátzcuaro 1 Posada Don Vasco 3*
Oaxaca 2 Fortín 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*
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 $          3,116 $          2,751 $          2,314 $              2,037
High $          3,318 $          2,953 $          2,516  $              2,238

*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: January 1st to April 30th.
High Season: July 1st to August 31th.
High Season: December 18th to December 31th. 

OUR PRICES INCLUDE
Hotels: 17 nights bed and breakfast in the hotel. 3 Nights at 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.

OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
Plane ticket.
Meals: Lunch and dinner.
Mexico output rates (payable on target).
Any other concept not specified in the previous section.

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