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Magical Mexico tour
Mexico City Palenque Magical Mexico Trip

Magical Mexico

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
11 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover historical Mexico City and the Metropolitan Cathedral and Palacio Nacional
  • Explore Monte Alban and manifestations of Olmecs, Mixtecs and Zapotecs cultures
  • Visit Oaxaca with the Magnificent Santo Domingo church and the gold museum
  • Encounter the native communities at San Cristobal de Las Casas
  • Discover the most important site of the Mayan civilization at Palenque
  • See the coastal town of Campeche, where the Spanish first set foot on Mexican soil
  • Witness the greatness of the Maya at Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Short Description

Between dazzling beaches and unmatched cultural sites, you're in for a treat in Magical Mexico

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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Travel Theme

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Destinations

Mexico

Cities & Attractions

Mexico City Palenque San Cristobal

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Trip Includes

  • 10 Nights’ accommodation at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily breakfast
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • All transfers and excursions as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Services of Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking guides
  • Service charge on included meals
  • Taxes (VAT and hotel taxes)

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Itinerary

Day 1: MON: MEXICO CITY

Welcome to Mexico City! You will be amazed by the size of the city from the moment you arrive. Meet and greet with a local representative and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 2: TUE: MEXICO CITY (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Get to know one of the world´s biggest and most exciting cities! Enjoy a guided visit in the historical centre, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This interesting tour will include “The Zocalo,” the heart of the city, where you will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the oldest and largest of the Americas, and the National Palace, home of the famous murals of Diego Rivera. You will also see the ruins of the Templo Mayor, one of the most important temples of the Aztecs in their ancient capital city of Tenochtitlan. Next, we drive down the beautiful Paseo de la Reforma Avenue to arrive at Chapultepec Park. In pre-Hispanic times a summer residence for the noble class of the Aztecs, now it is Mexico City’s largest park and one of the largest city parks in the world. We will visit the Museum of Anthropology. This museum is considered to be among the finest in the world. Here you will admire the famous Aztec calendar stone, models of Tenochtitlán, a fascinating market place diorama, giant stone Olmec heads from the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz, as well as many other interesting treasures.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 3: WED: MEXICO CITY TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO CITY (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Discover Teotihuacán, “the place where gods were created.” Teotihuacan is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the country. It is assumed that the city may have counted 200,000 inhabitants during its period of prosperity. In those years, Teotihuacán was the largest city of the American continent and one of the biggest of the world. Until its inhabitants abandoned the city around the 8th century, Teotihuacan was probably the most significant and civilized cultural centre in ancient Mexico. During this guided excursion you will encounter the magic and mystery of Teotihuacan. Admire (and climb?) the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Walk down the Avenue of the Dead, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl with its unique stone sculptures of plumed serpents, the Temple of the Butterflies, and the Fortresses. Before arriving back at your hotel, we make a stop at the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a pilgrimage place for millions of Mexicans and people from all around the world.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 4: THU: MEXICO CITY PUEBLA OAXACA (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today we leave Mexico City behind. We head west towards Puebla, Mexico’s fourth largest city, passing the photogenic, snow-capped volcanoes Popocatépetl (Smoking Mountain, 5464m) and Iztaccíhuatl (Sleeping Lady, 5230m). A visit is planned to Santa Maria Tonantzintla, with its gorgeous temple decorated by indigenous people. In Puebla, also known as the “City of Angels,” we will visit the extraordinary Rosary Chapel, the Cathedral, the main square and its beautiful historical centre. Continue to Oaxaca, one of the most colourful colonial towns of Mexico and, just like Puebla, listed as a World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Oaxaca 

Day 5: FRI: OAXACA MONTE ALBAN MITLA OAXACA (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Monte Alban, built on a mountain top flattened by the Zapotecs. Here we will find cultural traces from different civilizations, such as the Olmecs, Mixtecs and Zapotecs. We will then continue to Mitla, one of the most enigmatic sacred places of the region, famous especially for its mosaics. The village had great importance as a burial site and is also a great place to buy crafts. Enroute we will make a stop at the Tule tree, perhaps one of the largest living organisms in the world. Return to Oaxaca and experience the beauty of this city, with wonderful crafts, traditional gastronomy, and sights such as the Cathedral, the magnificent Santo Domingo church, the Museum of Gold, and the colourful “20 de Noviembre” market.

Overnight in Oaxaca

Day 6: SAT: OAXACA SUMIDERO CANYON SAN CRISTOBAL (B)

In the early morning (around 4:00am) we will depart to the beautiful state of Chiapas. We will enjoy breakfast enroute. Today’s highlight will be a boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon, which measures a thousand metres at its highest point. Admire the beautiful rock formations and enjoy the abundant wildlife that lives on the shores of the Grijalva River (crocodiles, spider monkeys, and many different species of birds). Afterwards, you will pass through the historically important town Chiapa de Corzo, on our way to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Overnight in San Cristobal

Day 7: SUN: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Take a stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of San Cristobal, one of Mexico’s best-preserved colonial towns, full of brightly painted houses and beautiful churches. With its laid-back, bohemian atmosphere, you can spend hours browsing the shops and artisans’ markets. Full day at leisure. Alternatively, take an optional trip to San Juan Chamula and San Lorenzo Zinacantan. These two indigenous villages, located in the highlands of Chiapas, are full of mystic traditions and famous for their unique textiles.

Overnight in San Cristobal

Day 8: MON: SAN CRISTOBAL AGUA AZUL PALENQUE (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. On the way to Palenque we will visit the waterfalls of Agua Azul. The turquoise colour, which makes these waterfalls so unique, comes from the high mineral content of the water. Enjoy the surrounding jungle environment and go for a swim (if time permits). Afterwards we will continue our way through the lush jungle to Palenque as today’s final destination.

Overnight in Palenque

Day 9: TUE: PALENQUE CAMPECHE (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the archaeological zone of Palenque, surrounded by jungle, and one of the most important sites of the Maya World. It was inside the Pyramid of the Inscriptions where King Pakal’s sarcophagus and its carved gravestone were found. Enjoy the impressive structures as well as the breathtaking natural environment of this World Heritage Site. After this visit, we head to the coastal town of Campeche. Campeche’s prosperity as a thriving port town made it a frequent target for attacks by pirates. Following the worst attack in 1663, impressive defensive walls were built around the town. Upon arrival you will enjoy a panoramic tour through the city.

Overnight in Campeche

Day 10: WED: CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. On the way to Merida we will visit Uxmal (meaning “built three times"), located in the Puuc region. Uxmal, also listed as a World Heritage Site, is considered one of the Maya cities that is most representative of the Puuc style, the region's dominant architectural style. Explore the Magician Pyramid, the Quadrangle of the Nuns, the Governor’s palace and the ballgame court. After this visit you will proceed to Merida, “The White City,” to enjoy a panoramic tour, including Montejo Avenue, the monument to Motherland, the main square, the cathedral and government palace.

Overnight in Merida

Day 11: THU: MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA CANCUN (B)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. At the end of the Early Classic Period, around the year 600 AD, Chichen Itza was one of the largest and most prominent Maya cities. Nowadays, Chichen Itza is undoubtedly the best-preserved Maya site on the Yucatan peninsula, and it was recently declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Various different architectural styles are seen in Chichen Itza. Most famous landmarks are the Temple of Kukulkan (“El Castillo”), the Ballgame Court, the Platform of the Skulls, the Temple of the Jaguar, the Observatory, the One Thousand Columns, and the Sacred Cenote. Continue to Cancun. Drop off at your hotel (beach extension available upon request).

Please note when booking flight or extending your stay – the arrival time in Cancun is approximately at 18:00pm

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