8 DAY - MARVELLOUS MEXICO

Daily departures except Sat and Sun

8 Days

On this tour you will discover Mexico's beauty and fascinating past.
Mexico is like a kaleidoscope, with lots of angles to its nature. No two people will see it alike. There are a lot of misconceptions about the country, and sometimes a dire lack of knowledge as well. If you visit with an open mind and a positive attitude, you will be well rewarded. A sense of adventure helps too! Don’t expect anything to be like it is “back home” – it won’t. It is better to expect the unexpected. As the old popular song claims with good reason: “Como México no hay dos” – There’s no two like Mexico.

Day 1

Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico City! You will be received at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2

Mexico City

 

Today you will discover the ancient Aztec capital including a visit to the famous Anthropological museum. 
We explore magnificent Mexico City, built on top of the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. Our first stop is at the Zocalo (main square), one of the biggest public squares in the world. We visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace. Then we drive along the famous Paseo de la Reforma Boulevard, built during the short-lived reign of Emperor Maximilian . After that we drive to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, located 50 kms (31 miles) northeast of Mexico City, considered as one of the most impressive cities of the ancient world, held sacred by the Aztecs.

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Day 3

San Cristobal de las Casas

 

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to one of the most traditional states in the country: Oaxaca, in Southern Mexico.
After you get picked up at the airport, you will be transfered to Sumidero Canyon (incl. boat ride) for an overlook of the surroundings, later to Chiapa de Corzo - San Cristobal de las Casas.

B

Day 4

San Cristobal de las Casas

Half-day City tour and Indian villages on a shared tour (San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan)
We will explore on foot the colonial city center of San Cristobal de las Casas. We then drive 10km into the Chiapas highlands, to the Tzotzil Indian villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. The Tzotzils descend from the ancient Maya and maintain some unique customs, costumes and beliefs. We then drive to the nearby village of Zinacantan, with its pretty church and handicraft market. Return to San Cristobal. Approx. duration 5 hours.

B

Day 5

Palenque

We will get back on the road, winding along mountain lanes, to the small town of Palenque. On the way, we will visit Agua Azul waterfall.
In the foothills of the Tumbala mountains, the ancient Maya site of Palenque sits on a ledgeoverlooking the swampy plains that stretch northward all the way to the Gulf coast.The elegance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the
sculpted reliefs with their Mayan mythological themes, attest to the creative genius of thiscivilization that was at its height between 500 and 700 A.D.

B

Day 6

Campeche

Land transfer to the sea port of Campeche located on the gulf of Mexico.
As the principal sea port on the Yucatán Peninsula from the 16th to the 18th centuries, the town was a major target of pirates, forcing the Spanish Crown to fortificate the city. Remnants of the original fortress that surrounded the entire town still stand.

B

Day 7

Merida

Land transfer to Merida, the capital of the Yucatan state.
Though a bustling city of about 700,000, Merida retains its colonial charm and has a laid-back tempo that delights visitors.
We will visit the archaeological site of Uxmal, a World Heritage Site, located 80km south of Merida. Its architecture is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with a profusion of symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting the long-nosed rain god Chaac. We will explore the magnificent buildings, including the House of the Magician – which dominates the site, the Nunnery, and the House of Turtles.

B

Day 8

Chichen Itza - Mayan Riviera

Today we will drive to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, located 120km east of
Merida.
We will explore the magnificent ruins set in a dense jungle, including the Pyramid of Kukulcan,  the largest and most impressive in Mesoamerica, the Sacred Cenote – a natural well used for human sacrifice- and many other beautiful temples.
From Chichen Itza we head to the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya (approx. 3 ½ hour drive).
Pick-up hotel Merida. Drop-off hotel Riviera Maya. Approx. duration 11 hours.

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Included:

7 night hotel accommodation, incl daily breakfast, all transfers and excursions as stated in the itinerary on shared basis with English/Spanish speaking guide

Not Included:

Domestic flights, tips to guide and driver, maids and bellboys at hotels, porters at airports.

Notes:

Rates are subject to change without notice and availability. Surcharges may apply for specific dates such as National holidays and/or local festivities.

Indicative Tour Cost

Per person in USD

**** Superior Class Share Twin - $1,802.00

**** Superior Class Single - $3,041.00

MEALS:

B.  Breakfast included
L.  Lunch included
D.  Dinner included

Why Choose BFirst Travel?

BFirst Travel, a wholly owned Australian tour company, ATAS/AFTA accredited and helloworld affiliate. For the past 15 years we have specialised exclusively in Latin America. We know a few parts of the world, and we know them well. Our been there, done that expertise elevates your experience beyond the ordinary, to the level of adventure with comfort! "Travel is all about the experience, which starts with your travel preparations”.

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