From Mexico City to Cancun - MEXICO

Duration

12 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Mexico City, Mexico DF

Available

April 2022 / March 2023

Cities to visit: Mexico City, Mexico DF; Cholula, Puebla; Oaxaca, Oaxaca; San Pablo Villa De Mitla, Oaxaca; Tuxtla, Chiapas; ; Chiapa De Corzo, Chiapas; Zinacantan; San Juan De Chamula; San Cristobal De Las Casas; Agua Azul; Palenque, Chiapas; Champoton; Merida Mx; Izamal; Chichen Itza; Cancun, Quintana Roo

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

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.

Day
Transfer to the hotel and free time. Our guide will contact you to provide information late in the afternoon or you can consult the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
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: 205 km
Countryside: Mountains. Arid plateaus.
09.30 hrs.- Mexico city departure. Only 50 km to reach on of the most impressive Aztec places.
11.00 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
12.45 hrs.- Teotihuacan- Departure. We continue our route.
14.30 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.
17.00 hrs.- Arrival at PUEBLA, a historic city known for its gastronomic tradition, colonial architecture and ceramics, its great Renaissance cathedral and its active zocalo (main square) stand out. Free time at leisure.
Total distance: 340 km
08.00 hrs.- We travel to the state of Oaxaca, through mountainous regions with pleasant landscapes. 12.30hrs.- OAXACA. Arrival and visit included to this UNESCO World Heritage City of Aztec origin with its impressive monumental heritage. Shortly after, 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. Return to Oaxaca.
In the evening we recommend a stroll through the historic centre of Oaxaca, an extremely beautiful colonial city which is full of life and music.
Total Distance: 505 km Countryside: Mountains. Small towns en route. Note: A new fast toll road is being built between Oaxaca and the Isthmus. Inauguration is expected throughout 2018. 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
Landscapes: spectacular
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.
Distancia: 265 km.
Nota: recuerde llevar ropa y calzado cómodo, bañador y toalla y crema solar y crema antimosquitos.
08.00 hrs. - Incluimos un paseo en lancha de algo más de dos horas. Nos adentramos en la reserva de la biosfera, podremos ver cocodrilos entre sus manglares, gran cantidad de aves, entre las que destacan los pelícanos y los flamencos rosados. Podrá también “vivir la experiencia del barro” untándose con fango altas concentraciones de azufre, minerales y sales que actúan como exfoliantes para la piel, dejando una sensación de suavidad en todo el cuerpo.
11.30 hrs- Río Lagartos, salida. Vamos hacia el interior de la península.
13.00 hrs.- VALLADOLID- llegada a la tercera ciudad del Yucatán con un centro histórico muy agradable. Recomendamos almorzar en alguno de los restaurantes de su plaza central. 14.30 hrs- Valladolid, salida.
15.30 hrs- CENOTE CHOJ HA. Conoceremos este Cenote administrado por la comunidad maya local. Caminará por una corta senda en la jungla para poder visitar su cueva seca y podrá bañarse en el maravilloso lago interior de la cueva húmeda.
17.00 hrs- Cenote, salida. Continuación a Cancún.
18.45 hrs- CANCÚN, llegada.-

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