Mayan Culture

 México - Scc - Palenque - Campeche - Mérida - Cancún

10 Days / 09 Nights

Enjoy the beautiful views of Sumidero canyon, then continue to the Mythic San Cristobal de las Casas and its indigenious comunities. Amaze yourself with the Agua Azul waterfalls and the archaeological sites of Palenque, Uxmal and Chichen Itza, plus enjoy the sun shine of the Mexican Caribbean. 

Departures to Tuxtla Gutierrez on Saturday, pax must be arriving to Mexico on Thursday.


Day 01. (THU) MEXICO 

Breakfast. Arrival Transfer Welcome at the Mexico City's "Benito Juarez" International airport; transfer to the hotel of your choice. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 02. (FRI) MEXICO CITY

Breakfast. Mexico City. We will start our city tour visiting the cultural and historic Heritage downtown district where we will find the National Palace and its beautiful murals, painted by the great muralist Diego Rivera, the constitution square or "Zocalo", the Main Aztec Temple and the Metropolitan Cathedral as well as some of the main avenues. Later, we will visit Chapultepec Park and one of the most important Residential areas of Mexico City, and the "Pink Zone". Return to the hotel and rest of the day free.  

          

DAY 03. (SAT) MEXICO CITY / TUXTLA / SUMIDERO / SAN CRISTOBAL

Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport to flight to Tuxtla   Gutierrez. Assistance and transfer. You will enjoy a most beautiful landscape, its orography and magnificent flowers. Arrival and transfer to the pier of the Grijalva river to enjoy travelling in a boat through Sumidero Canyon which is a geological marvel which height reaches 1000 Mt. in its highest point.      Afterwards, transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas, going through Chiapa de Corzo.  Overnight.

Issue arrival ticket to Tuxtla between 09:00 - 13:00 hrs.

DAY 04. (SUN) SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS / INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

Breakfast. Departure and transportation to an area known as “Los altos de Chiapas” to visit the indigenous communities in San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, indigenous towns which keep their traditional way of life, their religious faith and their social organizations. Their churches, buildings and clothing are most original and colourful. Afterwards, return to San Cristobal de las Casas. Free afternoon. We suggest a walking through the streets of this beautiful city and visit the market, Santo Domingo, the Cathedral and the museum of Jade which keep a copy of King Pakal’s tomb. Overnight.

        

DAY 05. (MON) SAN CRISTOBAL / AGUA AZUL / PALENQUE

Breakfast. Tour to the Agua Azul Waterfalls (Blue Water Waterfalls), its  water seeming turquoise tones, its short waterfalls create wells which in turn are natural swimming pools where it is possible to be refreshed, surrounded by abundant vegetation and typical fauna of the place. If the weather is good enough, we will visit the Misol Ha Waterfall. Afterwards, we will be heading towards Palenque. Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 06. (TUE) PALENQUE / CAMPECHE

Breakfast. Visit the archaeological area of Palenque, located at the jungle. One of the most important of the Mayan World. Both, due to the historical discoveries as for its beauty. Within the Pyramid of Inscriptions there was found the original King Pakal’s tomb with an engraved inscription in it. Visit to Cruz Foliada Temple, Sun’s temple and the Palace. We will continue our tour to enjoy a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico to reach the beautiful city of Campeche surrounded by walls. Panoramic tour. Dinner and Overnight.

        

DAY 07. (WED) CAMPECHE / UXMAL / MERIDA

Breakfast. Departure towards Uxmal, deemed as one of the most representative and antique cities in the Puuc area. Visit to this archaeological area of great architectural beauty: The Pyramid of the Fortune- Teller, the Nuns Quadrangle, the Palace of the Governor and the Ball’s Game. Lunch and following the trip to Merida “The White City” wherein we will enjoy a panoramic tour: Paseo de Montejo, the Monument to the country, the Main Plaza, the Cathedral and the Government Palace. Overnight.

DAY 08. (THU) MERIDA / CHICHEN ITZA / CANCUN

Breakfast. Departure towards Chichén itzá, the best known Mayan City in Mexico. It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO and is one of the “Seven New Marvels of the World”. An archaeological site where an advanced archaeological and astronomic knowledge was revealed. We will visit the  Pyramid with long stairs called “The Castle” or “Kukulkan’s Temple, the Ball’s Play, the Skeletons Platform, the Temple of the Jaguars, the Observatory, the One Thousand Columns Square and the Sacred Pond. Arrival at the majestic “IK-IL pond” where we may be able to swim. Lunch on this place. Afterwards we shall continue our trip towards Cancun or the coastal region named “The Mayan Riviera”. Arrival to the hotel. Overnight.

        

DAY 09. (FRI) CANCUN

Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the wonderful talcum powdered turquoise   beaches or take an optional touras Isla Mujeres, Xcaret, Tulum/ Xel-Há or Cozumel. Our office will be more than happy in suggesting alternatives and confirm your flight. Overnight.

DAY 10. (SAT) CANCUN / END OF SERVICES

Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport.