MEXICAN CULTURE SUN & FUN 15 Days

MEXICAN CULTURE SUN & FUN

MEXICO CITY – PUEBLA – OAXACA – CHIAPAS – YUCATAN – QUINTANA ROO

15 DAYS

HIGHLIGHTS:

MEXICO, THE 8TH MOST VISITED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN 2016, WITH MORE THAN 35 MILLOIN TOURISTS, IS THE RIGHT PLACE TO VISIT BECAUSE OF ITS BECAUSE VAST HISTORY, CULTURE & FRIENDLY PEOPLE; RICH ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT, AMAZING COLONIAL AND MODERN CITIES; UNCOUNTABLE CHURCHES; BREATHTAKING SCENERIES & FAMOUS MUSEUMS; GREAT FOOD, MUSIC & TRADITIONS; UNIQUE LIQUORS & DRINKS… IN ADDITION, ENDLESS SEASHORES & LOTS OF SUN & PARTY ALL YEAR LONG….YOU CANNOT MISS VISITING THIS THIS AMAZING COUNTRY…!

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WHERE YOU CAN SEE OUR GALLERY OF ACTIVITIES AND ADVETURES FOR THIS CIRCUIT

AND MORE

DATE

ITINERARY

OVERNIGHT

Day 1

EUROPE DEPARTURE - MEXICO CITY ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL TO MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AFTER FORMALITIES WITH MEXICAN CUSTOMS MEET YOUR DRIVER AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL
MEXICO CITY
Day 2

MEXICO CITY FULL DAY TOUR (81 KM)
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
MEET YOUR TOUR DRIVER AND ENJOY THE RIDE TO MEXICO CITY DOWNTOWN “ZOCALO” WITH THE REFORMA AVENUE PANORAMIC TOUR; THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AVENUES OF MEXICO. IN THE CITY DOWNTOWN, VISIT THE NATIONAL PALACE, SEE THE FAMOUS DIEGO RIVERA MURAL WITH THE HISTORY OF MEXICO SINCE ANCIENT TIMES; THEN VISIT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, THE LARGEST CATHEDRAL OF THE AMERICAS; HEAD TO THE MOST FAMOUS MUSEUM IN MEXICO CITY, THE ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM. AFTER, VISIT THE VERY WELL KNOWN XOCHIMILCO, FAMOUS FOR ITS FLOATING GARDENS; ENJOY A “TRAJINERA” (LOCAL BOAT) RIDE; LUNCH TIME IN THE AREA AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, A VISIT TO “LA CASA AZUL” FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM.
TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL.
MEXICO CITY
Day 3

MEXICO CITY – BASILICA OF GUADALUPE – TEOTIHUACAN – PUEBLA (195 KM)
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL.
CHECK OUT FORM THE HOTEL AND VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. (BASÍLICA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE) A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, NATIONAL SHRINE OF MEXICO. THE SHRINE WAS BUILT NEAR THE HILL OF TEPEYAC WHERE OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE APPEARED TO SAINT JUAN DIEGO. THEN VISIT THE ANCIENT MESOAMERICAN CITY OF TEOTIHUACAN WITH ITS WORLDWIDE FAMOUS PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND THE MOON, THE AVENUE OF THE DEAD AND WILL SEE SMALL PORTION OF ITS MURALS THAT HAVE BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED. TIME TO ENJOY LUNCH AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS WITH ITS TYPICAL “MEXICAN FOOD”. WE WILL CONTINUE OUR WAY TO PUEBLA, FAMOUS FOR BEING SCENE OF A NUMBER OF BATTLES, THE MOST NOTABLE, THE BATTLE OF PUEBLA OR “BATALLA DE 5 DE MAYO”.
CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL.
PUEBLA
Day 4

PUEBLA – OAXACA (341 KM)
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL
CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AND MEET YOUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE FOR THE PUEBLA CITY TOUR, WHERE YOU WILL SEE WHY UNESCO PUT PUEBLA ON ITS WORLD HERITAGE LIST. YOU WILL WALK AROUND THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AND VISIT THE ZOCALO (MAIN SQUARE), SEE THE MAJOR LANDMARKS SUCH AS PUEBLA CATHEDRAL, ROSARY CHAPEL, AND CITY HALL, WITH TIME FOR EARLY LUNCH AND SOUVENIR SHOPPING AT MERCADO EL PARIAN, FAMOUS FOR ITS TYPICAL FOOD AND HANDMADE HANDICRAFTS. THEN TRANSFER TO THE BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL CITY OF OAXACA, LOCATED IN THE STATE OF THE SAME NAME. AT ARRIVAL, MEET YOUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE TO EXPLORE OAXACA CITY CENTER; BY WALKING AROUND YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CITY, ITS ARCHITECTURE, AND LOCAL CUSTOMS. AS PART OF THE TOUR IN THE AREA YOU WILL VISIT SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH, THE BEST EXAMPLE OF MEXICAN BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE, THEN STROLL ALONG SOME OF THE PICTURESQUE STREETS OF THE HISTORICAL OAXACA CITY CENTER.
CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL
OAXACA
Day 5

OAXACA – MONTEALBAN – EL TULE – TEHUANTEPEC (265 KM)
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL.
CHECK OUT OF THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER TO MONTEALBAN PRE-COLUMBIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE. BESIDES BEING ONE OF THE EARLIEST CITIES OF MESOAMERICA, MONTE ALBÁN'S IMPORTANCE STEMS ALSO FROM ITS ROLE AS THE PRE-EMINENT ZAPOTEC SOCIO-POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CENTER FOR CLOSE TO A THOUSAND YEARS. THEN WE WILL VISIT “EL ÁRBOL DEL TULE” (THE TREE OF TULE) LOCATED IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS IN THE TOWN CENTER OF SANTA MARÍA DEL TULE, APPROXIMATELY 9 KM EAST OF THE CITY OF OAXACA. IT IS A MONTEZUMA CYPRESS OR AHUEHUETE (MEANING "OLD MAN OF THE WATER" IN NAHUATL). THIS TREE IS FAMOUS FOR ITS CIRCUMFERENCE OF 42 M AND IT IS OCCASIONALLY NICKNAMED THE "TREE OF LIFE" FROM THE IMAGES OF ANIMALS THAT ARE VISIBLE IN THE TREE'S TRUNK INCLUDING JAGUARS AND ELEPHANTS. TIME FOR LUNCH, THEN TRANSFER TO TEHUANTEPEC, CENTER OF ZAPOTEC CULTURE IN THE ISTHMUS. THE CITY IS KNOWN FOR ITS WOMEN AND THEIR TRADITIONAL DRESS, WHICH WAS ADOPTED BY FRIDA KAHLO. WHEN TOURING THE TOWN YOU WILL SEE THE MAIN HANDICRAFTS ARE ITS REGIONAL HAND-EMBROIDERED DRESSES, GOLD JEWELRY AND CERAMICS. TEHUANTEPEC HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING A “MATRIARCHAL SOCIETY.”HERE YOU WILL ENJOY INDIGEN MEXICO.
TRANSFER AND CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL
TEHUANTEPEC
Day 6

TEHUANTEPEC – EL SUMIDERO – SAN JUAN CHAMULA - SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS (380 KM)
BREAKFAST AT HOTEL.
CHECK OUT OF THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER TO EL SUMIDERO CANYON. EMBARK ON A 2.5-HOUR BOAT RIDE AND ADMIRE THE SCENIC VIEWS OF THE DECIDUOUS RAIN FOREST. LOOK FOR WILDLIFE INCLUDING MONKEYS, TURTLES, RIVER CROCODILES AND IF LUCKY, SOMETIMES JAGUARS ARE SEEN. LEARN ABOUT THE CANYON’S NATURAL HISTORY AND HOW IT WAS FORMED AROUND THE SAME TIME AS THE GRAND CANYON IN THE UNITED STATES. BE AMAZED WITH ITS OVER 1000 METERS HIGH PICKS. ENJOY LUNCH AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA. THEN TRANSFER AND VISIT THE MYSTIC SAN JUAN CHAMULA, A TZOTZIL COMMUNITY THAT GREW INDEPENDENT FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PERFORMS ITS OWN RITUALS IN A UNIQUE RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM. HERE YOU WILL SEE INDIGENES LIFE. CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS.
TRANSFER TO SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA CASAS
CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS
Day 7

SAN CRISTOBAL – AGUA AZUL – MISOL-HA – PALENQUE (230 KM)
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
TRANSFER TO THE BEAUTIFUL AGUA AZUL CASCADES, ONE OF MEXICO'S MOST STUNNING NATURAL ATTRACTIONS. SWIM IN THE REFRESHING WATERS OF THE MULTI-TIERED LIMESTONE WATERFALLS IN AGUA AZUL AND TAKE A WALK IN THE NATURE. AT MISOL-HA THE RIVER PLUNGES 39 METERS OVER THE EDGE OF A CLIFF OFFERING YOU THE CHANCE TO WALK IN THE CAVES BEHIND THE STREAM. DISCOVER ITS NATURAL FORMATIONS; RELAX WITH THE WATER FALLING “SOUND”, OR JUST “SPLASH” INTO THE LARGE PONDS FORMED BY THE WATERFALLS. TIME FOR LUNCH IN THE AREA, THEN TRANSFER TO EXPLORE THE ANCIENT MAYAN CITY OF PALENQUE; NAMED A WORLD HERITAGE SITE BY UNESCO DUE TO ITS IMMENSE HISTORIC AND CULTURAL RICHNESS. EXPLORE THE REMAINS OF ONE OF THE CAPITAL CITIES OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE VISITING THE TEMPLE OF THE INSCRIPTIONS, THE TEMPLE OF THE CROSS-AND THE TEMPLE OF THE JAGUAR, THE PALACE, THE PALACE OBSERVATION TOWER AND THE COURTYARD AMONG OTHERS.
TRANSFER TO PALENQUE HOTEL AND CHECK IN
SAN PALENQUE
Day 8

PALENQUE – UXMAL – MERIDA (601 KM)
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL,THEN TRANSFER TO THE MAGIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF UXMAL WHERE COLUMNS AND DENSE SMOOTH WALLS WHOSE UPPER PARTS ARE DECORATED WITH FRIEZES TOPPED BY CORNICES, CARVED STONE ENGRAVINGS, AND CONSTANT EVOCATIONS OF CHAAC, THE GOD OF THE RAIN. VISIT THE ADIVINO- PYRAMID OF THE MAGICIAN, THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE, THE NUNNERY QUADRANGLE AND THE BALLCOURT. ENJOY LUNCH AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS, THEN TRANSFER TO “LA BLANCA MERIDA” (MERIDA. THE WHITE) CONSIDERED THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY-OCCUPIED CITY IN THE AMERICAS. AT ARRIVAL, YOU WILL MEET YOUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE FOR THE MERIDA CITY TOUR WHERE YOU WILL VISIT PASEO MONETJO, THE MAIN CITY AVENUE AND SAINT OLDEPHONSUS CATHEDRAL AMONG OTHERS. MERIDA IS WORLDWIDE FAMOUS FOR ITS DELICIOUS SPICY COUSIN. TIME FOR DINNER
CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL
MERIDA
Day 9

MERIDA – CHICHEN ITZA – PLAYA DEL CARMEN (300 KM)
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL, THEN TRANSFER TO VISIT ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD; CHICHEN ITZA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE. CONSIDER THE MOST IMPORTANT MAYAN SITE, WE WILL TOUR THE SITE, VISITNG THE DOMINATING CHICHEN ITZA TEMPLE OF KUKULKAN (A MAYAN FEATHERED SERPENT DEITY SIMILAR TO THE AZTEC QUETZALCOATL) EL CASTILLO ("THE CASTLE"). THA MAIN BALLCOURT; ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED THIRTEEN BALLCOURTS IN CHICHEN ITZA BUT THE GREAT BALL COURT ABOUT 150 METRES TO THE NORTH-WEST OF THE CASTILLO IS BY FAR THE MOST IMPRESSIVE, THE LARGEST AND BEST PRESERVED BALL COURT IN ANCIENT MESOAMERICA. AT ONE END OF THE GREAT BALL COURT WE WILL VISIT THE TEMPLE OF THE BEARDED MAN (TEMPLO DEL HOMBRE BARBADO); THEN THE TZOMPANTLI, OR SKULL PLATFORM AND THE CHICHEN ITZA MAIN CENOTE AMONG OTHERS.
ENJOY LUNCH AT THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS, THEN TRANSFER TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN.
CHECK IN AT THE HOTEL.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Day 9 TO 13


OPTIONAL
TOURS:

PLAYA DEL CARMEN
FREE DAYS AT LEISURE TO CONTINUE EXPLORING THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AT YOUR OWN PACE AND ENJOYING THE BEAUTIFUL MEXICAN CARIBBEAN.

ISLA MUJERES, ISLA CONTOY, ISLA DE COZUMEL
TULUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
COBA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE
XCARET ECOLOGICAL PARK
XEL-HA ECOLOGICAL PARK
RIO SECRETO
EXPLORE TOUR…
and so many others! Ask your YOUCATAN TRAVELS rep.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Day 14

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
TRANSFER TO CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CANCUN DEPARTURE
ON THE PLANE
Day 15

EUROPE ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL TO YOUR HOME COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

*We are 100% flexible to your inquires. We are able to make any modification you request

to this program.

MEXICAN CULTURE SUN & FUN

15 DAYS

 

  ROUTE
Day 1 Europe – Mexico City
Day 2 Mexico City
Day 3 Teothihuacan - Puebla
Day 4 Oaxaca
Day 5 Montealban – El Tule - Tehuantepec
Day 6 San Juan Chamula – San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 7 Agua Azul – Misol Ha - Palenque
Day 8 Uxmal - Merida
Day 9 Chichen Itza - Playa del Carmen
Day 9 - 13 Playa del Carmen
Day 14 Cancun Intl. Airport
Day 15 Home arrival

 *From 1049 € Per Person

+ airfare

*Minimum 6 pax Group

INCLUSIONS:

* 4 & 3* HOTELS

* BREAKFASTS

*PRIVATE TRANSFERS ACCORDING ITINERARY

*ENTRANCES TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES, NATIONAL
PARKS, MUSEUMS & ACTIVITIES ACCORDING
ITINERARY

*ENGLISH / SPANISH CERTIFIED LOCAL GUIDES

* HOTEL (IVA) & CITY (ISH) TAXES INCLUDED

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