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Archaeological Mexico itinerary

Day 1:

MEXICO CITY

Flight from your hometown to Mexico City International Airport.

Arrival in Mexico City and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

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Day 2:

MEXICO CITY

Breakfast and departure for a half-day panoramic visit to the city center, to see the Plaza de la Constitución (better known as Zócalo), surrounded by beautiful baroque buildings, including the Cathedral, the most important religious monument. largest in the country built on the most outstanding Aztec temple; the National Palace, headquarters of the presidency of the Republic, where you can admire some of the murals by Diego de Rivera and the Templo Mayor, the great temple of the Aztec capital. Continuation to the Museum of Anthropology where we will visit the Aztec room. After the visit, return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation.

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Day 3:

MEXICO CITY

Breakfast. Day off. Accommodation.

Optional excursion, in regular service with a bilingual Spanish-English guide:For those who wish, we offer a half-day excursion to Teotihuacan and the Basilica of Guadalupe.

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Day 4:

MEXICO CITY - PUEBLA - OAXACA

Breakfast. Depart by bus to Puebla, where there will be a panoramic visit of this city so rich in colonial history. Famous the church of Santo Domingo where the Rosario chapel is located, one of the greatest expressions of Mexican baroque art. In the afternoon, continuation along the highway towards Oaxaca. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.

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Day 5:

OAXACA

Breakfast. In the morning, visit the famous archaeological zone of Monte Albán, a ceremonial center located on a large esplanade on the top of a hill. Within its isolation, its grandiose ruins dominate the landscape. Visit of several tombs and their mural paintings. In the afternoon, panoramic visit to the city known as “The cradle of patriots.” A stop will be made at the zócalo where the Cathedral, the church of Santo Domingo, is located; We will continue with the visit to the old convent of Santa Catalina de Siena. There will also be a stop at the market, one of the most typical that exists in the region. Accommodation.

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Day 7:

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ – SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS

Breakfast and transfer to the pier to take a boat ride in the Sumidero Canyon. Lunch at a local restaurant. Next, transfer to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Arrival at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation.


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Day 8:

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS

Breakfast. We will start the day with a visit to the local market, one of the most typical in the region where hundreds of indigenous people come daily to sell their products. Continuation with a visit to the baroque-style church of Santo Domingo, founded in 1547. Next, departure to visit the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan; The first one is very particular since in the church you can appreciate the influence of paganism in its ceremonies, while the second one differs a lot from the previous one because the Zinacanteco indigenous people are very attached to the Catholic faith. There they will have the opportunity to cook an authentic tortilla and taste a glass of "Pox", an ancient Mayan elixir. Return to San Cristóbal and free afternoon. Accommodation.

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Day 9:

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS - PALENQUE

Departure very early to Palenque, with a stop in Ocosingo to have breakfast at a local restaurant. During an approximate 5-hour drive along a mountain road, you can admire incredible changes in the lush vegetation of this area of Chiapas. Stop en route to visit the Agua Azul waterfalls. Free time to explore the area on your own and have lunch (not included). Arrival in Palenque in the late afternoon. Accommodation.

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Day 10:

PALENQUE - CAMPECHE

Breakfast. In the morning, departure to the archaeological zone of Palenque located within the Chiapas jungle. The area offers in stone and stucco the beautiful realizations of the Mayan plastic and is considered one of the most beautiful areas of Mexico. Among all its temples, the most important is the so-called Temple of the Inscriptions, where the tomb of Pakal with his famous jade mask was discovered. After the visit, continue to Campeche, stopping en route for lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.

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Day 11:

CAMPECHE – UXMAL - MERIDA

Breakfast and departure to the archaeological zone of Uxmal. This area, whose name means "built in three stages", is a classic example of the classic and post-classic Maya era. The main buildings of Uxmal are: the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, the Palace of the Governors and the Quadrangle of the Nuns. Lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Mérida, also known as "The White City", where its residences from the colonial era and French, Italian and Arab styles from the beginning of the century, testify to the past wealth born from the cultivation of sisal. Stop at the Zócalo de Mérida where you can admire the main monuments of the city: the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Casa de Montejo. Accommodation.

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Day 12:

MÉRIDA – CHICHEN-ITZA – CANCUN OR RIVIERA MAYA - MAYAN RIVIERA

Breakfast and departure to the archaeological zone of Chichén-Itzá, the Mayan capital of Yucatán that flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. During the visit you will see the imposing constructions of the northern and central archaeological zones: the temple of Kukulkan (Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent), the ball game, the observatory, the temple of the warriors, the convent of the nuns and the cenote. Lunch at a local restaurant and continuation to the Mexican Caribbean coast.

Transfer circuit / hotel in Riviera Maya

Accommodation in selected hotel.

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Day 13:

RIVIERA MAYA

Stay at the hotel and regime chosen by the client. Free day to enjoy the Mexican Caribbean.

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Day 14:

RIVIERA MAYA

Stay at the hotel and regime chosen by the client. Free day to continue enjoying the Mexican Caribbean.

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Day 15:

RIVIERA MAYA - CANCUN AIRPORT

Breakfast and transfer to the Cancun international airport to take your flight back to the city of origin. Night on board.

Day 16:

HOMETOWN

Arrival, end of the trip and our services.