Mexico City, Mexico DF
April 2020 / March 2021
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
Welcome to EuropaMundo!!!. On arrival, transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a sightseeing tour of the city . We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, the main Aztec temple, Chapultepec Park, the “Paseo de la Reforma” Avenue and the other main avenues of this impressive city.
At the end of the visit we travel to the BASILICA OF GUADALUPE , the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple.
In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of XOCHIMILCO, a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here we include a ride in a “trajinera” , one of the boats festooned with flowers.
In the evening we include a transfer to the Plaza de GARIBALDI, with its many bars, restaurants and bars where tacos and tequila are served and the Mariachis sing. Dinner is included in a traditional restaurant.
Total Distance: 540 km
Countryside: Mountains. Arid plateaus.
09.15 hrs.- Mexico city departure. Only 50 km to reach on of the most impressive Aztec places.
10.45 hrs.- TEOTIHUACAN , which in Nahuatl means “the place where men become gods”, and is one of the most impressive cities from the ancient world. We will admire the pyramids of the sun and the moon, entry ticket and visit . We continue our route to the very
12.30 hrs.- Teotihuacan- Departure. We continue our route.
14.15 hrs.-CHOLULA ,. Time to have lunch and a stroll throught its beautiful square, its tunnels under the pyramid and the picturesque sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from where you can admire the magnificent panorama.
16.15hrs.- Cholula. Departure. In the afternoon, we travel to the state of Oaxaca.
20.00 hrs.- Arrival at OAXACA at the end of the day.- Dinner included.
Total distance: 60 km
09.00hrs.- Visit included to OAXACA , a UNESCO World Heritage City of Aztec origin with its impressive monumental heritage, after which we go up to the site of MONTE ALBAN , which is set deep in a 400-metre mountain above the Valley of Oaxaca – entry tickets and visit are included. This is the most magnificent of the Zapotec cities. We will also go to SANTA MARIE EL TULE , together with its beautiful church, it contains a two thousand year old tree that has one of widest trunks in the world (this stop can be made on Tuesday morning en route to Tuxtla).
Free afternoon in Oaxaca, an extremely beautiful colonial city which is full of life and music in its center.
Total Distance: 505 km Paisagens: Mountains. Small towns en route.
Note: A new fast toll road is being built between Oaxaca and the Isthmus. Inauguration is expected throughout 2019. Travel time, when open, will be reduced by approxibately one and a half hours compared to that indicated in this itinerary.
07.00 hrs.- Oaxaca- Departure.-
08.00 hrs.- SAN PABLO VILLA DE MITLA. Arrival. We stop at a this magical town. We allow time for a walk together to the Church of San Pablo dating back to the Sixteenth Century and through its beautiful rustic streets.
09.00 hrs.- San Pablo. Departure. We continue our route in the sierras of Oaxaca towards the Isthmus. Lunch is included en route.
19.00 hrs.- At the end of the afternoon, we arrive in TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, the capital of the state of Chiapas. We will go with our guide to the Marimba Park, where we will listen to a live group playing the Marimba, the emblematic instrument of Chiapas.
Total Distance: 100 km
Notes: We recommend you to take appropriate waterproof clothing for the speedboat ride.- The visit of the towns of Zinacantán and San Juan can take place on Wednesday or Thursday morning (according to opening times of the church of San Juan).
08.30 hrs.- Tuxtla - Departure.
09.00 hrs. - We will explore the SUMDERO CANYON. Travelling by boat, we will travel for more than 1 hrs up this impressive canyon which is almost 1 km deep and 14 km long.
10.45 hrs.- Sumidero Canyon.- Departure.
11.00 hrs.- Next, we will walk through CHIAPA DEL CORZO , a white traditional and cultural colonial site. Time for a stroll and a coffee.
11.45 hrs.- Chiapa del Corzo. Departure. We enter into the center of the Mexican Mayan culture. We discover 2 beautiful villages inhabited by the Tzotzil Indians.
12.45 hrs.- In ZINACANTAN we can admire the dresses worn by the women and also their small loom workshop-shops.
13.45 hrs.- Zicacantan.- Departure.
14.15 hrs.- SAN JUAN CHAMULA we will be surprised by their church that mixes Christianity with pre-Columbian traditions. Time for lunch.
15.45 hrs.- San Juan Chamula.- Departure.
16.15 hrs. - We continue to SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS . Free afternoon in this beautiful colonial city founded in 1528.
Distance travelled: 225 km
Landscape: Beautiful mountain landscapes of Chiapas. Villages which retain their ancient Mayan language and traditions.
Important: We suggest you bring comfortable clothes and shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen - as well as a bathing suit and a towel, to fully enjoy the natural waterfalls and spectacular blue river water.
08:00 - San Cristobal, we head to central Chiapas.
10:45 - OCOSINGO. We stop at the commercial regional capital situated on dairy-farmlands, next to the north Chiapas range, where incredible archaeological remains are found.
11:45 - Ocosingo- departure - We get back on the road and drive through mountains and jungle.
13:45 - Parque Nacional de AGUA AZUL (Agua Azul National Park) . Entrance fee and lunch included after the visit, time to have a walk or bathe in the pools and more than 50 waterfalls, which range from 3 to 30 meters in height.
16:30 Agua Azul- departure.
17:45 - MISOL HA. Arrival at this impressive waterfall and its walking trails.
19:00 - Misol Ha- departure.
20:45 - Palenque - arrival. Dinner included.
Important: in some instances, roadblocks might be experienced in the region of Ocosingo due to local social unrest. In that event, we would take an alternative route visiting the City of Villahermosa and the ecological reserve of Yumka instead of the usual stops at Ocosingo, Agua Azul and Misol.
Distance travelled: 540 km
Landscape: Yucatan peninsula. Beautiful views over the coastal road of the Gulf of Mexico.
08:30 - PALENQUE archaeological site - Entrance fee and guided visit included . This Mayan city located in the middle of the jungle reached its peak between 600 and 800 AD. We will learn about its temples, pyramids and ball game.
11:15 - Palenque – departure- We continue towards the Gulf of Mexico via the State of Tabasco. Lunch included en route.
16:30 - Champotón - Arrival at this small and pleasant seaside town. We will tour the Malecon by coach and have a stop next to Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (Our Virgin of Mercy), patron of the State.
17:30 - Champotón- departure.
21:00 - Mérida on the Yucatan peninsula. Dinner included.
Visit with a local guide the vibrant capital city of of the state of Yucatan, Merida. This city boasts of a rich colonial and Mayan heritage. We visit the fortified cathedral of Merida, the Church of the Third Order built in white limestone as well as the XVI century mansion, Casa de Montejo, emblem of colonial plateresque architecture. Free time in the afternoon, we recommend visiting the Mayan World Museum.
Evening transfer to the “Piedras Sagradas” (sacred stones) light and sound show. Accommodation.
Distance travelled: 353 km
Landscape: Yucatan landscapes.
Important: We suggest you bring comfortable clothes and shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen - as well as a bathing suit and a towel.
08:00 - Mérida- departure.
09:15 - Izamal. Stop at one of the most beautiful villages in Mexico, dubbed “magic town”.
10:15 - Izamal. Departure.
11:30 - Chichen Itzá - Entrance fee and visit included to the most famous and important Mayan site and part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. We explore the mythical pyramid of Kukulcan and the Temple of Warriors. After the visit, we will have an authentic Mayan meal .
15:00 - Chichen Itzá - departure. We resume our trip through the centre of the peninsula.
15:45 - Zaci. Arrival to this sacred cenote loaded with ancient legends. You can bathe or take a walk along this semi-open cavern of about 45m in diametre, from whose ceiling stalactites hang.
18:00 - Zaci, departure.
20:30 - CANCUN -Arrival in the late evening.
Breakfast and end of services. If you wish to extend your stay, we highly recommend you spend some days on the beautiful beaches of Cancun or Riviera Maya.
Note: In the event you decide to remain in the Cancun area, we recommend you book the desired hotel via your travel agent. Our tour coach makes its final stops at Ciudad del Carmen and Cancun.