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MEXICO: OVER 2000 YEARS OF HISTORYjavascript boton

Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Price Starting at: $1,489 USD

YOU'LL LIVE HISTORY OF AZTECAS, ZAPOTECAS, MAYAS AND A NEW WONDER OF THE WORLD:
CHICHEN ITZA

Places to Stay:
México / Oaxaca / Tehuantepec / 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 by visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe. Free Afternoon. Accommodation.

3rd 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.

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 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; 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 / 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; capital of Mixtecos, built with carefully cut and placed 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, one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Accommodation.

8th 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.

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 / 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. Accomodation.

11th 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.

12th 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.

END CIRCUIT
13th and 14th Day: Riviera Maya
Buffet Breakfast. We’ll enjoy the amazing Riviera Maya. All Inclusive. Accommodation.

15st 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 3 Casa Blanca 4* / Royal Zona Rosa 4*
Oaxaca 2 Fortin Plaza 4* / Misión de los Ángeles 4* / Conzatti 4*
Tehuantepec 1 Calli 3*
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 Ocuppancy)*
Season  2 to 3 pax  4 to 8 pax  9 to 12 pax  13 to 15 pax
Low $          2,216 $          1,954 $          1,669 $            1,489
High $          2,373 $          2,110 $          1,826  $               1,646

**For packages with Boutique or Bed & Breakfast Hotels, 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: 11 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 City.

OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE
Plane ticket.
Meals - Lunch nor dinner.
Mexico output rates (payable on target).
Any other concept not specified in the previous section.

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