Mexico City is the federal district, capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of Mexico. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole. Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas.
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
Day 2 : Mexico City
American breakfast in hotel and city tour that includes: Plaza de la Constitución (The Constitution
Plaza) known as Zocalo, 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), 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 includes 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 .Return to Mexico City and accommodation
Day 03 : Mexico City / Puebla / Oaxaca
Departure in autobus to the beautiful and colonial city of Puebla; visit of the Santo Domingo church,
where it is possible to visit the Rosario Chapel, one of the biggest works of the mexican baroque art.
Lunch in restaurant. In the afternoon the tour proceeds to Oaxaca by bus. Arrival and accommodation
in the Victoria hotel or similar.
Travel from Mexico City to Oaxaca
Day 4 : Oaxaca
Day dedicated to the city and Monte Alban.
In the morning visit of the city known as the “Patriots Cradle” that includes the Zocalo, where the
Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Church are ubicated; then continue to the old Santa Catalina from
Siena friary and to the local market, one of the most typical of the region. Lunch in restaurant.
In the afternoon visit of the famous archeological site of Monte Alban, ceremonial center built on a hill
and rich in pyramids, tombs and sunken reliefs. Return to hotel and accommodation.
Day 05 : Oaxaca / Tuxtla Gutierrez
In the morning departure to Mitla, ancient Mixtec center. Visit of the archeological site, place founded
by Zapotec and also used by Mixtecan for their ceremonies in which visitors can see geometrical
decorations with abstract drawings; In the tour continue to Tehuantepec (4 hours). Lunch In the
afternoon the tour proceeds to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of the State of Chiapas (5 hours). Arrival, dinner
and accommodation in hotel Camino Real o similar.
Travel from Oaxaca to Tuxtla Gutierrez
Day 06 : Tuxtla Gutierrez / San Cristobal De Las Casas
Transfer 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 unforgettable. Lunch in
restaurant. After that the tour continues to San Cristobal de las Casas. Arrival and accommodation at the
hotel VM Villa Mercedes San Cristobal or similar. Afternoon free. Dinner in hotel.
Travel from Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Cristobal De Las Casas
Day 07 : San Cristóbal 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 Cristóbal and accommodation
Day 08 : San Cristóbal De Las Casas / Palenque
Departure to Palenque with a stop at the Agua Azul (Blue Water) waterfalls; the trip will last
approximately 5 hours on a mountain road and on the road the visitors can enjoy the abudant
vegetation of this Chiapanecan (from the State of Chiapas) zone. Lunch in a rustic restaurant or
box lunch. Arrival at Palenque and check-in in the hotel Ciudad Real or similar. Dinner in hotel and
Travel from San Cristobal De Las Casas to Palenque
Day 09 : 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 here the explorers discovered Pakal’s tomb with his famous jade mask.
Lunch in restaurant. In the afternoon the tour will continue 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 keeps 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.
Travel from Palenque to Campeche
Day 10 : Campeche / Merida
Departure to Mérida 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: Pirámide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller’s Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores
(Governor’s Palace) and the Cuadrángulo 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 from the beginning of the century in the Arabic, French and Italian
Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth that was generated thanks to the sisal culture.
Stop at Mérida’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 11 : Merida / 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 Kukulcán Temple, the Ball Game, the
Observatory, the Warrior’s Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote. Lunch at Chichen
Itzá in restaurant. The trip to Riviera Maya continues in the afternoon. Arrival and accommodation in the
hotel Barcelo Maya Beach in All Inclusive treatment.