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GREAT MEXICAN CULTURES CIRCUIT

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$2,099 USD

In this circuit, you will discover the origins of the great cultures of Mexico, and how them live through the years.
Starting in Mexico City, which is ranked as the largest city in the world, and therefore there is much to discover here, both historically and culturally, enjoying unique landscapes and places that are really memorable, and certainly, the Zocalo and the buildings around it make the story of the historic center, which is magnificent. Then we go to Puebla, an historical city, where the famous battle of May 5 take place, and is undoubtedly one of the jewels in the Mexican Midwest. The number of churches, chapels, the impressive cathedral and its talavera handcrafted products are an historical tradition of Puebla.

Delve into the mountains to get fully to the beautiful city of Oaxaca, which shows a different approach of the Mexican and Oaxaca culture , we will enjoy a unique cuisine, recognized among the top ten in the world, then visit Mitla, admire the Sumidero Canyon and reach the beautiful deep forest area of San Cristobal de Las Casas, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, for its traditions and history.

We will continue to the southeast through Agua Azul, and reaching the legendary and ancient Mayan ruins and pass through the Mayan area,
beginning with Palenque, and then we focus on the city of Campeche, and then visit Uxmal.

Before the end, we will visit the white city of Merida, capital city of the Yucatan state and the we will admire one of the new seven world wonders, Chichen Itza.

Enjoy the Mexican History.


Includes

  •      Transportation from Airport-hotel in Mexico City in shared service.
  •      Transportation in first class unit with air conditioning, shared service.
  •      Spanish-English official guide throughout the tour.
  •      9 nights accommodation at the hotels listed, or similar category.
  •      9 breakfasts.
  •      Lunch and dinner according to the itinerary (without beverages).
  •      Tickets to museums and archaeological sites according to the itinerary.
  •      Hotel taxes and service charge.


Does not include

  • Extra activities
  • Souvenirs
  • Other Hotels
  • Other kind of transportation non stipulated
  • Beverages
  • Tips


Day 1 .- MEXICO DF

Arrival at international airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, a one the largest and most populated cities in the world, with a long history of almost 700 years, which is reflected in many of the last buildings of its pre-Hispanic and colonial times, coupled with the most modern expressions architecture and contemporary art. Initially based in a lake, now shows us the greatness of the first civilizations, the colonial splendor of the stage, and the development and progress achieved in recent times, which makes it a truly unique city. Assistance and transfer to hotel for your stay, Htl Maria Isabel Sheraton. or Htl Plaza Florencia **** *****.

     

Day 2 .- MEXICO DF

Breakfast. In the morning, sightseeing tour at the Paseo de la Reforma until the Historic Center City, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, where you can admire the buildings and memorials: the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace, Plaza of the Constitution, Palace of Fine Arts, etc.. Later we will go to the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also known as the City of the Gods is the area of Mexico with the largest number of visitors. Visit the main buildings: the Pyramid the Sun, the Calzada de los Muertos, the Citadel, and so on. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, return to Mexico City. Accommodation at the hotel for your stay.


Day 3 .- MEXICO DF / PUEBLA / OAXACA

Breakfast. In the morning departure to the city of Puebla, also known as Puebla de los Angeles and that, according to tradition, its creation was due to the will of the angels. Declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, is one of the cultural cities of the country, in which we find traces pre-Hispanic cultures, great architectural works of the colonial period, samples from a variety of handicraft, and a highly renowned cuisine. Among the major attractions that we visit is the Church - Santa Maria Tonantzintla, one of the richest jewels of Mexican baroque, the Capilla del Rosario near the Temple Santo Domingo, the Plaza Mayor or main square, the famous Parian market, etc. Lunch at restaurant in the area. Early in the afternoon continue to the city of Oaxaca, whose historic center was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage, a true reflection of a rich cultural history that has endured through time. Arrival at Htl Fortin Plaza **** or similar.

 

Day 4 .- OAXACA / MITLA / TEHUANTEPEC

Breakfast. In the morning visit the archeological site of Monte Alban, considered by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is one of the most important of the Zapotec culture, renowned for its beautiful architecture, stone carvings, its hundreds of tombs among which is the n ° 7, which was discovered the largest repository of works of gold jewelry at Mesoamerica now. Visiting Central Square, the Great Ball Court, the Square Dancers, etc. After the visit, return to the city of Oaxaca to explore the heart of this beautiful colonial city, whose origins date from the sixteenth century, and were we admire their convents, baroque temples, civil buildings of the colonial era, its cobbled streets, their markets, and more.
Among the highlights include the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, the Cathedral, the Templo de la Soledad, the Plaza de Santo Domingo, etc... Free time for lunch. Early in the afternoon, going to Santa Maria del Tule, where we will stop to admire the famous Tule tree, millennial ahuehuete over 40 meters high and 15 meters in diameter, and then visit the archaeological site of Mitla, Zapotec culture centre, famous for the varied ornamentation of their buildings with frets, and the Group of the Columns. Finally we will continue to the city of Tehuantepec. Where you'll enjoy a dinner at Tehuantepec's Htl Calli. Finally is the return to your hotel.


DAY 5.-TEHUANTEPEC Day / SUMP CANYON / SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

First you'll have a breakfast.Then, it´s the departure to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas state capital. On the way, you'll enjoy beautiful landscapes to reach the famous Sumidero Canyon, a geological fault that opened 12 million years ago, and one of Mexico´s most spectacular, thanks to its walls of almost 1.000 meters above the Grijalva river, a beautiful Natural Wonder of Mexico that you'll also have the chance to admire.

Later, you'll move to the city of Chiapa de Corzo, built in one of the oldest archaeological sites of the Mayan World and admired by its Mudejar style fountain, where you'll have a delicious lunch.

You will continue to San Cristobal de las Casas, denominated "Magical village" by Mexico´s Secretary of tourism, and considered one of the first cities built in Spanish America, retaining its squares, cobblestone streets, tile red roofs and its traditional markets; Its urban composition makes it, one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Mexico.

Finally, you´ll overnight at Htl Diego de Mazariegos **** or similar.


Day 6 .- SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

Breakfast. On the morning of the visit of the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zincantán, in that, its inhabitants have been preserved, even with the passage of time, ancestral customs and way of life, mixture of religious and pagan, colorfully and mysticism, and where Christian traditions are combined with Hispanic roots. Undoubtedly their markets, the churches of San Juan Bautista and San Lorenzo, you will feel differently! Afternoon at leisure to explore the highlights of San Cristobal, the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, the Temple of Charity, its streets and markets, and taste its delicious cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7 .- SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS / AGUA AZUL / PALENQUE

Breakfast. Early departure to the Agua Azul Cascades one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, with its shades of turquoise waters, surrounded by lush vegetation and rich gift of nature, and in which will be able to take a refreshing swim.
Later we stop at Misol-Ha, natural fall water about 30 meters high, located in a very nice place in the Chiapas highlands. Finally continue to Palenque, discovered in the eighteenth century, and situated in the middle of the jungle, is one of the most impressive sites of the Mayan world, by its architectural beauty and aesthetic importance, reaching its zenith during the reign of Pakal the Great. It is estimated that only a small known part of its total area. Dinner and overnight at Htl Nututun or Htl Misión.


 

Day 8 .- PALENQUE / CAMPECHE

Breakfast. On the morning of the visit of the archaeological site of Palenque, important for its large construction of the classical period, and considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, being undoubtedly one of the largest and best known of the Mayan World. Visiting the Palace, the Temple of the Registration (which is the tomb of King Pakal), Building X, the Temple of the Sun, and more.
After the visit continue to Campeche, one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Mexico, played an important role as a commercial link, military and religious. Characterized by its forts and baluarts, as well as its colonial buildings, retains today their original urban layout of the sixteenth century. Arrival at Htl Ocean View **** or similar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 9 .- CAMPECHE/ UXMAL / MERIDA

Breakfast. In the morning we will make the tour of this beautiful walled city, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We admire its forts and baluarts, such as the Cathedral, the Zocalo, and more.
After the visit continue to Uxmal, one of the most important Mayan sites on the Puuc road , considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and in which we can admire its most representative buildings  , as the Pyramid of the Magician, the Nunnery Quadrangle, the Governor's Palace and others. Lunch at local restaurant. Early in the afternoon continue to Merida, a beautiful colonial city that still retains the splendor of the past, and which will make a tour of its highlights: Monument the flag, the Paseo de Montejo with its beautiful houses and mansions in the French style, the Cathedral, the Palace of Government, etc. Overnight at Htl The Castilian **** or similar.

 

Day 10 .- MERIDA / CHICHEN ITZA / CANCUN - RIVIERA MAYA

Breakfast. Morning drive to Chichen Itza, undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological Mayan World sites of Mexico, considered by UNESCO as World Heritage, recently named one of the new Wonders of the World. Will visit the main buildings: the Pyramid of Kukulkan "Feathered Serpent" or Castle admiring the architectural perfection; the Ball Game court, the largest Mesoamerica, the Temple of the Warriors, the Temple of the 1,000 columns, the Sacred Cenote or the Sacrifices, the Observatory or Caracol, incredible precision astronomical, and more. Lunch at local restaurant.
Early in the afternoon continue to Cancun or the Riviera Maya, and left the passengers at the hotel of your stay.

 

Cancellation policies

In case of reservation cancellation, the following charges will apply:

  • Cancellations 7 days prior to departure: charge free
  • Cancellations 4 days prior to departure: 25%
  • Cancellation 1 day before departure: 50%
  • No show: 100%

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