Days / 8 Nights
The tour begins in Mexico
City on most Tuesdays and ends in either Mexico City
or Villahermosa on the following Wednesday. This is a
"request only" tour
that could begin any day,
year round, based on confirmation of the tour
in Mexico City and ends in either Villahermosa or Mexico
Day 01. (TUE) ARRIVAL TRANSFER - Welcome at the Mexico City Benito Juarez
international airport, transfer to the hotel of your
choice and accommodation.
Day 02. (WED) MEXICO CITY -
The city tour begins
visiting the cultural and historic heritage downtown
with the National Palace and its beautiful murals,
painted by the famous muralist Diego Rivera, the
Constitution Square or “Zocalo”, the Aztec Templo Mayor and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Downtown Mexico City is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour follows with the visit to the Chapultepec Park, an important Residential area of Mexico City, and the “Zona Rosa” vibrant district with restaurants and shops. In the afternoon, the Mesoamerican cultures best museum by far: The Museum of Anthropology. Overnight in Mexico City.
Day 03. (THU) MEXICO – PUEBLA - OAXACA -
Breakfast. Departure to Puebla “City of Angels” visiting
Santa Maria Tonantzintla, temple gorgeously decorated
by indigenous hands. On our arrival to Puebla; Rosario’s
Chapel, the Cathedral, the Main Square and the
Historical Downtown. Lunch. Continuation to Oaxaca.
Arrival and Overnight.
Day 04. (FRI) OAXACA - MONTE ALBAN - MITLA - TULE -
Breakfast. During the morning visit to Monte Alban, a
great archeological site to behold. Built on a mountain
top flattened by the Zapotecs. Where we will find
different culture manifestations such as Olmecs, Mixtecs
and Zapotecs.The Main Square, the Observatory, Tomb # 7,
the Stones of the Dancers. Later, we will continue on
to Mitla, one of the most enigmatic sacred places. The
village had a great importance as a burial site. The
buildings are decorated with symbolic mosaics. In route
we are going to find the Tule Tree, perhaps one of the
biggest living beings in the world. Return to Oaxaca and
visit its beautiful city, including the Cathedral, the
magnificent Santo Domingo church
and Gold museum. Overnight.
Day 05. (SAT) OAXACA – SUMIDERO CANYON - SAN CRISTOBAL
DE LAS CASAS -
Breakfast Box lunch. Early morning departure to Tuxtla
Gutierrez, capital city of the State of Chiapas. You
will enjoy the landscapes of the southern mountains.
Transfer by boat to Sumidero Park. Lunch. If time
permits, we will walk by the eco-tourist park; enjoy the
swimming pool or the “Tyrolese” (optional). Boat ride
through the Sumidero Canyon, with 1,000 meters (3,300
feet) at its highest point. Passing through Chiapa de
Corzo on our way to San Cristobal de las Casas.
Day 06. (SUN)
San Cristóbal De Las Casas –
A visit to the beautiful Lagunas de Montebello, a
picturesque lake region with more than 50 mineral-laden
lakes surrounded by oak and pine forests display
remarkable hues that range from turquoise to emerald to
violet to blue to deep green. There are also caves
and underground sinkholes to be explored. Birds
and animals abound in the region. In the afternoon
return to San Cristóbal de las Casas for a city tour including: the Market, the Cathedral and the famous
Santo Domingo Church, amongst others. Overnight in San
Cristóbal de las Casas. (B)
Day 07. (MON) SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS - AGUA AZUL -
Breakfast. Head to Agua Azul waterfalls, to admire their
turquoise colored waters. With possibility of swimming.
Afterwards we will continue on to Palenque.Dinner and
Day 08. (TUE) PALENQUE – VILLAHERMOSA - MEXICO DF -
Breakfast. Visit to the archaeological site of Palenque,
surrounded by jungle. One of the prime and most
important sites of the “Mayan World”. Inside the Pyramid
of the Inscriptions, King Pakal's sarcophagus and its
fascinating carved gravestone were found. We will view
the Sun Temple, the Cross Temple & the Palace. Lunch on
your own. Transfer to Villahermosa city airport for
flight to Mexico City. Book flight departure after 5 PM.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Including the flight ticket back to Mexico City.
Day 09. (WED) México City -
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your flight
END OF SERVICE
nights in Mexico City, 2 nights in Oaxaca,
2 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas 1 night in
Palenque; flight ticket from Villahermosa to Mexico
City; daily breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner; arrival transfers in
Mexico City and departure transfers in Mexico City; Mexico City tour, tours of
Puebla, Oaxaca, Monte Alban, Mitla, Tule Tree, Sumidero
Canyon, San Cristobal de las Casas, Agua Azul
waterfalls, Montebello Lakes and Palenque; ground
English speaking guide; lodging taxes.
What’s not included:
Meals other than breakfasts,
tips to your driver and
guide (suggested minimum tips are $2 per person, per day
for the driver and $4 per person, per day for the guide).
items of a personal nature, tips for baggage handling,
nothing that is not mentioned in the itinerary.
ALSO, no international airfares are