MEXICO ADVENTURE 12 DAYS

MEXICO

MEXICO CITY – TEOTIHUACAN – CUERNAVACA – TAXCO – PUEBLA – OAXACA – MONTEALBAN – MITLA – MERIDA, YUCATAN – CHICHEN ITZA – VALLADOLID –  PLAYA DEL CARMEN

12 DAYS

HIGHLIGHTS: DARE TO LIVE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE IN MEXICO. ENJOY THE 8TH MOST VISITED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD LAST YEAR. WITH MORE THAN 35 MILLOIN TOURISTS, IT IS THE RIGHT COUNTRY TO VISIT BECAUSE OF ITS VAST HISTORY, CULTURAL HERITAGE, GREAT WEATHER, RICH ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENTS, AMAZING COLONIAL AND MODERN CITIES, UNCOUNTABLE CHURCHES, BREATHTAKING SCENERIES, FAMOUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MUSEUMS, GREAT FOOD, MARIACHI MUSIC, UNIQUE TRADITIONS AND TEQUILA AND MEZCAL; IN ADDITION TO ITS ENDLESS COASTS AND THE BEAUTIFUL TURQUOISE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN WITH ITS WHITE SANDY BEACHES AND OF COURSE, THE FRIEDNLY MEXICAN PEOPLE…
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR…?
MEXICO IS WAITING FOR YOU…!


DATE


PROGRAM

Day 1

EUROPE DEPARTURE – MEXICO CITY
EUROPE DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL TO MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AFTER FORMALITIES WITH MEXICAN CUSTOMS, MEET AND GREET WITH YOUR DRIVER AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL IN MEXICO CITY.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL

Day 2

MEXICO CITY FULL DAY TOUR
AFTER BREAKFAST, MEET YOUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER AT THE MAIN LOBBY OF YOUR HOTEL. 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, WE WILL VISIT THE NATIONAL PALACE AND SEE THE FAMOUS DIEGO RIVERA MURAL WITH THE HISTORY OF MEXICO SINCE ANCIENT TIMES; THEN WE WILL VISIT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, THE LARGEST CATHEDRAL OF THE AMERICAS; WE WILL CONTINUE OUR TOUR TOWARDS THE MOST FAMOUS MUSEUM IN MEXICO CITY, THE ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM. THEN, WE WILL VISIT THE VERY WELL KNOWN XOCHIMILCO, FAMOUS FOR ITS FLOATING GARDENS. AT ARRIVAL, WE WILL HAVE LUNCH IN A LOCAL RESTAURANT, AND THEN ENJOY A “TRAJINERA” (LOCAL BOAT) RIDE WITH A VISIT TO THE LOCAL MARKET.
TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL IN MEXICO CITY.

Day 3

BASILICA OF GUADALUPE – TEOTIHUACAN TOUR
AFTER BREAKFAST, MEET YOUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER AT THE MAIN LOBBY OF YOUR HOTEL. WE WILL TOUR 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, WE WILL VISIT THE ANCIENT MESOAMERICAN CITY OF TEOTIHUACAN, WITH ITS WORLDWIDE FAMOUS PYRAMIDS OF THE SUN AND THE MOON, THE AVENUE OF THE DEAD AND WE WILL SEE SMALL PORTION OF ITS MURALS THAT HAVE BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-PRESERVED. AFTER THE TOUR, WE WILL ENJOY LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANTS WITH ITS TYPICAL “MEXICAN FOOD” INCLUDING TEQUILA TASTING. WE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE LOCAL MARKET, AND HEAD BACK TOWARDS MEXICO CITY.
OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL IN MEXICO CITY.

Day 4

CUERNAVACA – TAXCO – PUEBLA
AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL CHECK OUT FORM THE HOTEL. OUR FIRST STOP WILL BE CUERNAVACA, MAIN CITY OF THE STATE OF MORELOS; HERE WE WILL HAVE A GUIDED TOUR IN THE PALACE OF THE SPANISH CONQUEROR HERNAN CORTES (CUAUHNAUAC REGIONAL MUSEUM) MAGNIFICENT BUILDING FROM THE 16 CENTURY, WHERE WITHIN ITS WALLS AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF PALEONTOLOGICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL, AND ARTISTIC GOODS WILL DESCRIBE US THE EVOLUTION OF THIS STATE; HERE, WE CAN ADMIRE PART OF THE WORK OF THE FAMOUS MEXICAN PAINTER DIEGO RIVERA. THEN, WE WILL CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY TO TAXCO, GUERRERO; LITTLE MEXICAN TOWN, FAMOUS FOR BEING ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SILVER PRODUCERS WORLDWIDE. AT ARRIVAL, WE WILL ENJOY LUNCH IN ONE OF ITS LOCAL MEXICAN RESTAURANTS. THEN, WE WILL PROCEED WITH THE TAXCO CITY GUIDED TOUR, WHERE WE WILL ADMIRE, AMONG OTHERS, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES OF MEXICAN BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE, THE CATHEDRAL OF SANTA PRISCA. TAXCO IS FAMOUS AS WELL FOR ITS SILVER CRAFT WORK INDUSTRY AND IT IS THE RIGHT PLACE TO BUY SILVER SOUVENIRS AT ACCESSIBLE PRICES; OF COURSE, IT DEPENDS ON YOUR NEGOTIATION SKILLS. WE WILL PROCEED THEN TO PUEBLA DE LOS ANGELES. CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT PUEBLA HOTEL.

Day 5

PUEBLA – OAXACA
WE WILL CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AFTER BREAKFAST. OUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER WILL MEET US IN THE LOBBY AND THEN PROCEED WITH PUEBLA CITY TOUR. PUEBLA IS FAMOUS FOR BEING SCENE OF A NUMBER OF BATTLES, THE MOST NOTABLE, THE BATTLE OF PUEBLA OR “BATALLA DE 5 DE MAYO”.
WE WILL SEE WHY UNESCO PUT PUEBLA ON ITS WORLD HERITAGE LIST. WE WILL TOUR AROUND THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AND VISIT THE ZOCALO (MAIN SQUARE), SEE THE MAJOR LANDMARKS SUCH AS PUEBLA CATHEDRAL, ROSARY CHAPEL, THE CITY HALL AND THE “BIBLIOTECA PALAFOXIANA”, NOWADAYS MUSEUM, WHICH IS A LIBRARY FOUNDED IN 1646. IT WAS THE FIRST PUBLIC LIBRARY IN MEXICO; SOMETIMES CONSIDER THE FIRST IN THE AMERICAS. OUR TOUR GUIDE WILL SHARE WITH US AMAZING STORIES AND REAL FACTS FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY. WE WILL ENJOY EARLY LUNCH INCLUDING TYPICAL FOOD AND THE FAMOUS “MOLE POBLANO”, MEXICAN DISH PREPARED WITH NUMEROUS KIND OF MEXICAN CHILI. WE WILL HAVE TIME TO VISIT THE LOCAL MARKET “EL PARIAN” FAMOUS FOR ITS HANDMADE HANDICRAFTS.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO THE BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL CITY OF OAXACA, LOCATED IN THE STATE OF THE SAME NAME. AT ARRIVAL, OUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE WILL LEAD US TO EXPLORE OAXACA CITY CENTER. BY WALKING AROUND OAXACA, WE WILL SEE WHY THIS BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL SPANISH COLONIAL TOWN IS PART OF THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE. WE WILL LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CITY, ITS ARCHITECTURE, AND LOCAL CUSTOMS.
CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT OAXACA HOTEL.

Day 6

OAXACA – MONTEALBAN – EL TULE – TEOTITLAN DEL VALLE – MILTA
AFTER BREAKFAST AT HOTEL, TRANSFER TO MONTEALBAN PRE-COLUMBIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE. BESIDES BEING ONE OF THE EARLIEST CITIES OF MESOAMERICA, MONTE ALBÁN'S IMPORTANCE IS BASED ALSO FROM ITS ROLE AS THE PRE-EMINENT ZAPOTEC SOCIO-POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CENTER FOR CLOSE TO A THOUSAND YEARS; OUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE WILL SHARE WITH US HIS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS MEXICAN CULTURE. 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. WE WILL PROCEED TO VISIT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WEAVING WORKSHOP IN TOTITLAN DEL VALLE, WHERE DURING THEIR PRESENTATION WE WILL GET TO KNOW THE COMPLETE PROCESS OF THEIR “ART”; HERE, WE WILL ENJOY A TRADITIONAL LUNCH 100% HOMEMADE SPECIALLY FOR OUR GROUP; THE MAIN DISH WILL BE “MOLE CON POLLO”; THE “MOLE” WILL BE PREPARED BY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY BEGINNING SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE OUR ARRIVAL WITH THE ANTIQUE PROCESS THE ZAPOTEC ANCESTORS USED TO PREPARE IT BY MIXING MANY DIFFERENT KIND OF CHILI AND CHOCOLATE AS WELL ; WE WILL TRY THE TRADITIONAL “TAMALES” AND “QUEZADILLAS” BESIDES INCLUDING “MEZCAL” TASTING, TRADITIONAL LIQUOR PRODUCED IN THE AREA. THEN WE WILL VISIT MITLA, WHICH IS CONSIDER THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE IN THE STATE OF OAXACA, AND IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE ZAPOTEC CULTURE.
RETURN AND OVERNIGHT IN OAXACA HOTEL.

Day 7

OAXACA – MEXICO CITY – FLIGHT TO MERIDA, YUCATAN
CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL. WE WILL TRAVEL BACK TO MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR CONNECTION FLIGHT TO MERIDA YUCATAN. ON THE WAY TO MEXICO CITY WE WILL STOP NEARBY PUEBLA FOR LUNCH.
ARRIVAL TO MERIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TRANSFER AND OVERNIGHT TO MERIDA HOTEL.

Day 8

CHICHEN ITZA – PLAYA DEL CARMEN
AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL AND MEET OUR DRIVER TO HEAD TO VISIT ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD, CHICHEN ITZA. CONSIDER THE MOST IMPORTANT MAYAN SITE, WE WILL TOUR AROUND VISITING THE DOMINATING TEMPLE OF KUKULKAN (A MAYAN FEATHERED SERPENT DEITY SIMILAR TO THE AZTEC QUETZALCOATL) EL CASTILLO ("THE CASTLE"). THE MAIN BALLCOURT; ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE IDENTIFIED THIRTEEN BALLCOURTS IN CHICHEN ITZA BUT THE GREAT BALL COURT ABOUT 150 METERS 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; OUR EXPERIENCED LOCAL TOUR GUIDE WILL SHARE WITH US HIS KNOWLEDGE TAKING US BACK IN TIME TO THE EXPLENDOR OF THIS AMAZING MAYAN CITY.
WE WILL HAVE LUNCH IN ONE OF THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA, THEN OUR DRIVER WILL TAKE US TO VALLADOLID, YUCATAN; CONSIDER “PUEBLO MAGICO” (MAGIC TOWN) BASED ON ITS NATURAL BEAUTY, CULTURAL RICHES, AND HISTORICAL RELEVANCE TO THE COUNTRY.
AFTER A SHORT WALK IN VALLADOLID DOWNTOWN WE WILL CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY TOWARDS THE BEAUTIFUL TURQUOISE WATERS OF THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN.
ARRIVAL, CHECK IN AND OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN.

Day 9 & 10

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


RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOURS & ACTIVITIES (+€):
*TULUM TOUR
*COBA TOUR
*SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE TOUR
*XCARET ECOLOGICAL PARK
*XEL-HA ECOLOGICAL PARK
*RIO SECRETO TOUR
*ISLA MUJERES, ISLA CONTOY, ISLA DE COZUMEL
and so many others! Ask your YOUCATAN TRAVELS rep.

Day 11

PLAYA DEL CARMEN - CANCUN DEPARTURE
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL.
CHECK OUT FORM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER TO CANCUN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
DEPARTURE FORM CANCUN TO EUROPE AS FINAL DESTINATION.

Day 12

EUROPE ARRIVAL
ARRIVAL TO YOUR HOME CITY

*We are 100% flexible to your inquires. 

We are able to make any modification you request to this program. 

If you desire additional Activities or Tours, ask us; we are the local Experts.

MEXICAN ADVENTURE

12 DAYS

 

 

 TOUR ROUTE
Day 1Europe – Mexico City
Day 2Mexico City Tour
Day 3Basilica de Guadalupe - Teotihuacan
Day 4Cuernavaca – Taxco – Puebla
Day 5Puebla – Oaxaca
Day 6Montealban – El Tule – Teotitlan del Valle – Mitla
Day 7Oaxaca – Mexico City Intl. Airport – Merida, Yucatan
Day 8Chichen Itza – Ik Kil Cenote – Valladolid –
Playa del Carmen
Day 9 & 10Playa del Carmen
Day 11Playa del Carmen – Cancun Intl. Airport – Departure
Day 12Europe arrival

General *GROUP Offer

*Minimum 15 persons group

*From 919 € Per Person + Airfare

*Sent your inquire from 2 persons to: inquire@youcatantravels.com

Tour Includes:

    • 3 nights in 4* hotel in Mexico City. Bed & Breakfast.
    • 1 night in 3* hotel in Puebla. Bed & breakfast
    • 2 nights in 4* hotel in Oaxaca. Bed & Breakfast
    • 1 night in 3* hotel in Playa del Carmen. Bed & breakfast
    • 3 nights in 3* hotel in Playa del Carmen: Bed & breakfast. Beach hotel
    • Private Transfers according itinerary from Mexico City International Airport on day 1 until day 11 to Cancun  International airport
    • Private Tours with English / Spanish speaking Certified local Guide for Mexico City, Basilica de Guadalupe & Teotihuacan, Hernan Cortes Museum, Taxco. Puebla, Oaxaca, Montealban,     Mitla, Chichen Itza Tours.
    • Access to (during Tours):
      • Antropology Museum, Mexico City
      • Xochimilco “Trajineras” (local boat) ride
      • Teotihuacan Archaeological site
      • Hernan Cortes Palace (Museum), Cuernavaca
      • Montealban Archaeological site
      • El Tule
      • Weavers workshop presentation, Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca Mitla Archaeological site
      • Chichen Itza Archaeological site
    • 9 breakfasts in hotels from day 2 to day 11
    • 8 Lunches in local Restaurants from day 1 to day 8 (drinks not included)
    • Hotel (IVA), City (ISH) & environment taxes included

NOT INCLUDED:

        • Dinners
        • Lunches (day 9 & 10) & dinners
        • Tips to waiters
        • Any porterage, mini bar, telephone charges and                             calls, laundry, etc. in all Authorized houses
        • Any porterage at the airports
        • Tourist Visa (if required)
        • Plane tickets
        • Any other services which are not mentioned in                                above offer

DEPARTURES FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY

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