Is a unique experience that will thrill your senses, land of archaeological treasures, vibrant cities, vivacious culture and welcoming locals. From the hustle of modern Mexico City, archaeological site of the ruins of Teotihuacan, to the ruins recently named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza.
Bienvenidos a Mexico City! Artistic, cultural and lively city which pulsates with history while marching forward into modernity. Tree lined avenues, crumbling churches, edgy street art and urban green spaces compete with traffic, restaurants, food stalls, markets, museums and art galleries in a wonderful amalgam of commerce, art and culture, making it one of the favourite cities in the world.
Mexico City is a fascinating capital that beguiles its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn't have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live mariachi music.
Visit the majestic site of Teotihuacán. Climb the pyramid of the Sun and the Moon, explore part of the archaeological zone, and learn about the transcendental history of this magnificent pre-Hispanic city. Visit a craft center to taste one of the oldest Mexican drinks, known as Pulque. Continue to the Basilica of Guadalupe to see the ancient and modern Basilica. Experience the relic, sheltered since 1531, considered a gift of the Virgin Mary towards the Indigenous Mexican people.
Rise and shine for your journey into the Magical Mountain City of San Cristobal de las Casas. Take an early morning transfer to Mexico City airport, then board a 1- hour flight to the Tuxtla Gutiérrez. On arrival, say hello to the Parachico Dancers! In the central highlands of Chiapas, you can find the charming San Cristobal de las Casas. Is a drenched colonial jewel, set high in the mountains is home to Mexican artists, international expatriates and the indigenous Maya, who have populated the highlands that surround it for millennia.
Inclusions: ✔🚖 Hotel to Airport Transfer 💺 Fight ticket to Tuxla Gutiérrez + 👜 10 kg hand luggage
Today we visit the communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinancantán with a local guide and learn about this unique way of life. Are two highland villages are the home of the Tzotzil people, descendants of the ancient Mayans, and some of Mexico's most traditional indigenous communities. We visit the church, what floor is covered with pine needles,the air is full of smoke with incense. Shamans come here to carry out cleansings with firewater, ancient prayer and chickens. Villagers can be unfriendly and are wary of tourists - understandably they do not appreciate being regarded as tourist attractions.
Our journey continues to beautiful Sumidero Canyon for a relaxing boat ride. Is a narrow and deep canyon surrounded by a national park located just north of the city of Chiapa de Corzo. We also make plenty stops for the markets to buy beautiful traditional Mayan textiles.
Travel towards the jungle of Palenque along a windy road by private minivan via Agua Azul. Your full-day journey leaves San Cristobal de las Casas at around 05:00 for the 3 hour journey to Agua Azul. When you reach this series of glittering cascades you’ll have free time to immerse yourself in the pools, and later you’ll see Misol Ha, the highest waterfall in Mexico. A scenic travel day through the mountains takes us to the outskirts of Palenque.
The Palenque archeological site, one of the state's most important tourist destinations, and one of the most significant ruins in the entire Mundo Maya. Today you visit the ruins of Palenque, located on the first rise of the Tumbala mountains, set deep in the jungle.
This morning, travel by First-class Bus to the historic town of Mérida – 620km. (approximately 8 hours), the capital of the Yucatan region. Arrive in the afternoon after crossing the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and Campeche to the vibrant capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán. You will like this town, for real. Despite the mosquitoes and intense heat, everything else is awesome. There is a vitality of life here that is truly exceptional. This city of about a million people shuts down major thoroughfares on a weekly basis for free street festivals, concerts, dancing, interactive shows, vendors, pedestrianism, and biking.
A Mayan in Merida highly recommended the cenotes outside the village of Cuzama. In the town of Homun where you will visit a completely underground cenote which you will access by what is probably the best stairway in a cenote in all of Yucatan. Then, off to the village of Chunkanan where you will board horse-drawn railway carts that take you into the underbrush and to one of the original cenotes featured on the now-defunct three cenotes tour.There will be plenty of time for swimming and enjoying these natural wonders with their crystal clear blue water.
This morning we take comfortable mini bus to Chichen Itza. Stopping en route for an included visit to magic town Azmal (this first part of the drive will take about 1 hour). The group will spend 1 hour before continuing to Chichen Itza (approximately 1 hour more). At Chichen Itza, your guide will give you a thorough tour of 1.5 hours and cover all the highlights. In addition, you will have an extra hour to discover one of the offical 7 New Wonders of the World on your own.
Travel towards the beautiful, quiet vacation paradise Playa del Carmen. After a quick orientation walk, pick a place to kick back with a margarita and watch the sun go down.
Playa del Carmen is known mainly for powdery white sand beaches, azure waters, some nightlife and a laid back vibe. You're going to love this paradise… everyone does,there are so many things to do. Relax and swim in the Caribbean Sea, snorkelling among the mangroves. Visit fascinating Mayan archaeological site of Tulúm. Buy souvenirs in famous 5th avenue that runs through town and is lined with shops. Feast on seafood in restaurants, bars with palm trees and twinkly lights. Make sure your vacation in Playa del Carmen is filled with amazing memories for long.
Our trip ends today. You can depart any time. However the check out time is 12 noon but you could use the hotel to keep your bags if you are out exploring most of what Playa has to offer. Your transfer ticket to the airport is included, extending your stay in Cancun is highly recommended.