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THE AZTECS & THE MAYA WORLD

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Gabriele Binaghi

Alamos Travel

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THE AZTECS & THE MAYA WORLD

A little more than a week to discover all the best of Mexico, in Central America. This tour is a unique holiday and journey through history, art, and culture, making you visit the rich archaeological ruins of the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. You'll depart from the lively capital, Mexico City, reaching the colonial cities with their typical Spanish flavor and the massive pre-Columbian pyramids and breath-taking beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. It will be a dream journey and a holiday that you'll find hard to forget! The tour is operated like a "mosaic" with local guides in every city and is perfect for tourists who don't need to be escorted all the time. The program is designed for those who wish to visit the main tourist destinations of Mexico with a limited budget. The guides will be available locally in Mexico City and Chiapas, while from Palenque to Cancun/Mayan Riviera the guide will always be with the group. Here are the highlights of the trip: Sightseeing in Mexico City and grand Teotihuacan archaeological site, a must-see of every vacation in Mexico Explanation of fascinating Sumidero Canyon Tour of the colorful city of San Cristobal de Las Casas Exploration of Palenque archaeological site and tour of the picturesque colonial cities of Campeche and Merida End of the tour in Cancun or on the Mayan Riviera stopping over at world-famous Chichen Itza site

DAY 1

MEXICO CITY

Arrival at México City international airport and transfer to the hotel Metropol or similar. Overnight.

2N MEXICO CITY
DAY 2

México City

An entire day dedicated to the visit of this city and the archeological site of Teotihuacan. Included are the visit of the “Zocalo” (the main square with the Cathedral and the National Palace), of the Templo Mayor, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most important center of pilgrimage of the entire Latin America. Later we will visit Teotihuacan with its imposing Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Lunch in a local restaurant. We will return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Read more

1N MEXICO CITY TOUR
DAY 3

Mexico City-Tuxtla Gutierre

Transfer to the airport and departure by domestic flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the State of Chiapas. Stop in Chiapa de Corzo to visit the impressive Sumidero Canyon on a board of private boats. Lunch in a local restaurant & transfer to San Cristóbal de las Casas up on the mountains above 2,000 metres. Overnight at the hotel Mansion del Valle or similar. Read more

2N SUMIDERO CANYON, SCC
DAY 4

San Cristóbal de las Casas

Full day dedicated to visiting the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan, located few kms from San Cristóbal. It is also included a short city tour, with the local market, where it is possible to admire the art crafts abilities of the local indigenous, and the famous local churches, among which the most important is Santo Domingo. Read more

SAN JUAN CHAMULA, ZINACATAN,
DAY 5

San Cristóbal de las Casas-P

Today we will descend from the Chiapas mountains, driving through the greenest valleys. A stop is programmed to admire the Agua Azul waterfalls and for lunch. Arrival in Palenque and overnight at the hotel Plaza or similar.

1N AGUA AZUL WATERFALLS, PAL
DAY 6

Palenque-Campeche

The entire morning will be dedicated to the visit of the archeological site of Palenque, still partly hidden in the tropical jungle, fascinating and rich of unique Pyramids. Lunch in a local restaurant and departure to Campeche. Upon arrival visit of the old city, still surrounded by ancient walls and towers, that still preserves a strong colonial flavor. Accommodation at the hotel Plaza or similar. Read more

1N PALENQUE
DAY 7

Campeche-Mérida

Today our first stop will be to visit the site of Uxmal, one of the most important places for the Mayan culture. Lunch in a local restaurant. Arrival in Merida in the afternoon, the capital of the Yucatán State, the “white city”, so called for its colonial buildings. There will be a stop in the “zocalo” (main square) to visit the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Townhall and the House of Montejo. Overnight at the hotel Mision or similar. Read more

1N UXMAL, MERIDA SHORT CITY
DAY 8

Merida - Cancun

Departure to Cancún with a stop on the way to visit Chichen Itza, probably the most famous of the Mayan archeological sites, with its famous Pyramid of Kukulkan. Lunch in a local restaurant. Arrival in Cancún in late afternoon and accommodation at the hotel of your choice. End of tour

CHICHEN ITZA, CANCUN

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location MEXICO CITY
Hotel METROPOL
Day 3
Location SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS
Day 5
Location PALENQUE
Day 6
Location CAMPECHE
Day 7
Location MERIDA

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Overnight at the mentioned hotels or similar (superior 3 stars-4 stars)
  • American breakfast daily
  • Flight Mexico City-Tuxtla Gutierrez in economy class
  • 6 lunches
  • taxes and service with the meals included in the program
  • transportation in air-conditioned van/bus
  • a local English speaking tour guide
  • entrance to the archeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
  • porterage

Package excludes

  • dinner, lunches and all meals not mentioned in the program
  • drinks and personal expenses in the hotels or restaurants
  • tips for drivers or guides

More information

  • Children price it´s sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed
  • DEPARTURES EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE!
  • If only is 1 person please request your price!
  • IMPORTANT: THE TOUR PRICE COULD CHANGE SLIGHTLY DURING THE VERY HIGH SEASON, DEPENDING ON THE COST OF THE DOMESTIC FLIGHT FROM MEXICO CITY TO TUXTLA GUTIERREZ.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Mathile & Dominique, France

We really want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the trip. We visited Tulum, Coba, chIcheniza, Ek-balam, Uxmal, Palemque, Bekan, Balenku ...and many more! The sites are so differents and amazing. Isla Mujeres was the best place to slow down. We like cities of Valadolid, Campeche and Merida. Sisal and Izamal are very very charming too. We enjoyed the hotels and car rental was good. Thank you very much! Read more

Roberta Bassani , Italy

Volevo ringraziare tutte le persone che hanno organizzato e ci hanno accompagnato in questo giro del Messico per due settimane. Grazie a Gabriele con il quale ho impostato il tour, grazie a Giulia e Roberto che sono stati bravissimi e molto preparati specialmente la Giulia che merita tantissimi complimenti per la sua capacità di raccontare le storie avvenute durante i Maya. Veramente brava come guida e come persona. Al nostro caro Daniel che ci ha portato a conoscere e capire il popolo Maya e quello ' vero' messicano. Ci ha fatto provare il tipico cibo messicano fatto in casa. Poi volevo complimentarmi con le altre persone che hanno tenuto monitorato i nostri passaggi. Ci avete chiamato per sentire come procedeva e come dovevamo comportarci l'indomani. Ovviamente tutte persone che abitano in Messico e che lavorano con i turisti. Poi e' arrivata Sofia che con il suo sorriso ci ha proposto un mini tour nelle grotte del rio secreto. Magnifico direi!!! Dovrei aver detto tutto e nominato tutti quindi credo sia abbastanza per farvi capire che è stato tutto perfetto. Read more

Andy Fograscher, United Kingdom

Thanks for assisting us on our Mexican Adventure. We really had a great experience. Our initial driver, Roberto and Guide Hector were very helpful and attentive. They met or exceeded our expectations every step of the way. We especially appreciated how they made sure we were successfully checked in to our hotels before leaving us for our free time. They also did an excellent job of communicating the next steps and where and when we should meet them. Our guides in Mexico City, were equally attentive for the day we spent with them. Thanks for all of your help. We will keep you in mind for future trips. Read more

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