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Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Mexico City
Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel Melia Reforma or similar accommodation.
Day 02 : Mexico City
American breakfast in hotel and City Tour that includes: Plaza de la Constitución (The Constitution Plaza) known as Zócalo, surrounded by beautiful Baroque buildings, among which is the Cathedral (the country’s largest religious monument built over the great Aztec temple). The Palacio Nacional (National Palace) is the headquarter of the Presidency of Mexico, where visitors can admire murals painted by Diego Rivera. One of the main and most recently discovered attractions is the Templo Mayor, the great temple of the Aztec capital. Brief stop at the Guadalupe Shrine.
The tour continues to Teotihuacán, named by the Aztecs as “the place where the Gods are born”. This location has three great constructions: The Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon and the Citadel; all of them were built over the so called “Calzada de los Muertos” (Road of the Dead). Lunch in restaurant .City and accommodation.
Day 03 : Mexico City / Tuxtla Gutierrez / San Cristobal De Las Casas
Transfer to the airport and flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of the State of Chiapas. According to the flight schedule, visitors will be transferred to the Cahuare wharf to enjoy a launch boat trip through the Canon del Sumidero (Sumidero Canyon) ; the altitude and the beauty of the place will make the experience incredible. After that the tour continues to San Cristobal de las Casas. Lunch in restaurant. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel VM Villa Mercedes San Cristobal or similar. Dinner in hotel.
Travel from Mexico City to San Cristobal De Las Casas
Fly from Mexico City, bus
Bus to Toluca, fly, bus
Day 04 : San Cristobal De Las Casas
In the morning visit to one of the most typical local markets where hundreds of Indigenous people sell their hand-made products every day; the tour continues to the Baroque Santo Domingo Church founded in 1547. Then visitors will meet the Indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán; the San Juan Chamula community is particularly linked to this church where ceremonies were celebrated that had a great influence of paganism. The Indigenous population of Zinacantan is different in that it is very loyal to the Catholic faith. Return to San Cristobal and accommodation.
Day 05 : San Cristóbal De Las Casas / Palenque
Departure to Palenque with a stop at the Agua Azul (Blue Water) waterfalls; the trip will lasts approximately 5 hours on a mountain road and on the road the visitors can enjoy the abundant vegetation of this Chiapanecan (from the State of Chiapas) zone. Lunch in a rustic restaurant or box lunch. Arrival at Palenque and check-in at the hotel Ciudad Real or similar. Dinner in hotel and accommodation.
Travel from San Cristobal De Las Casas to Palenque
Day 06 : Palenque / Campeche
Visit of the Palenque archaeological site. The area displays beautiful Mayan work made in stone and stucco; this area is frequently recognized as one of Mexico’s most beautiful places due to its ruins enclosed in the Chiapanecan jungle. Its most important temple is called Templo de las Inscripciones (Temple of the Inscriptions), and it is here that explorers discovered Pakal’s tomb, with his famous jade green mask. Lunch in restaurant. In the afternoon the tour will go to Campeche, which is the capital of the Campeche State. This tour includes a short visit to the ancient town, surrounded by fort walls and towers built to protect this city from the pirates. Campeche has a Colonial mood thanks to its gorgeous houses and austere churches. After visiting the city, tourists will check-in at the hotel Plaza Campeche or similar. Accommodation
Travel from Palenque to Campeche
Day 07 : Campeche / Uxmal / Merida
Departure to Merida and during the trip visit to the Uxmal archaeological site. Uxmal means “built in three stages” and it is a typical example of the classic and post-classic Mayan period; its main constructions are: Piramide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller’s Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores (Governor’s Palace) and the Cuadrangulo de las Monjas (Quadrangle of the Nuns). Lunch in restaurant in Uxmal. The tour continues heading to Mérida, also known as the “White City”, which has Colonial houses as well as houses that date back to the beginning of the century in the Arabic, French and Italian styles.
Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth that was generated thanks to the sisal culture. Stop at Merida’s Zócalo, where visitors can admire the city’s main monuments: the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo’s House. Check-in at the hotel Holiday Inn or similar and accommodation.
Travel from Campeche to Merida
Day 08 : Merida / Chichen Itza / Riviera Maya
Departure to visit Chichen Itza archaeological site. Chichen Itza was the Mayan capital of Yucatan and flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as: the Kukulcan Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior’s Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote. Lunch at Chichen Itza in restaurant. The trip to Riviera Maya continues in the afternoon. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel Barcelo Maya Beach in all inclusive treatment.