Mexico Clasico

  • Destination: Campeche, Chiapas, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Yucatan
  • Duration: 12 days

On this 12 day Buenos Días México Tour get to know the highlights of Central and Southern Mexico. Travel from the metropolitan capital of Mexico City to the Maya world in the Yucatan. During your trip discover the most amazing sights of Oaxaca and Chiapas and end by enjoying the beautiful beaches of Mexico’s Caribbean coast.


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Day 1

Arrival Mexico City

According to your time of arrival you are picked up from the airport or bus station in Mexico City and brought to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: None)

Day 2

City Tour & Anthropological Museum (Small group)

After breakfast you are taken on a city tour. Stroll the beautiful historic center of this metropolitan capital and visit the impressive Zocalo with its famous Cathedral as well as the Government Palace with its impressive murals by Diego Riviera, amongst others. To make the city tour perfect, it finishes with an informative visit of the Anthropological Museum which is situated on the brink of the Chapultepec Park. Learn about the interesting history and culture of Mexico´s many pre-Hispanic civilizations. Afterwards you are brought back to your hotel. In the afternoon you have the chance to explore Mexico City on your own. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 3

Pyramids of Teotihuacán & Basílica de Guadalupe (Small group)

Today you are off towards the impressive archeological site of Teotihuacán that is situated approximately 50km Northeast of the city. Spread over 22km², it is the largest city of ruins in Latin America and the majority of it has yet to be excavated. You definitely should not miss out on climbing up the Sun and Moon Pyramids, as they provide an imposing view of the „City of the Gods“. Then you continue on to the Basilica de Guadalupe, Mexico’s most famous pilgrimage site. Admire the intricate gold decorations inside the Basilica before being brought back to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 4

Mexico City – Puebla & Cholula – Oaxaca (Private)

After breakfast your private tour guide takes you to Puebla, a city with colonial charm, full of history and famous for its location in the middle of four volcanoes. In Puebla itself, take part in a city tour, during which you will see all the important sites and landmarks the city has to offer. Before departing for Oaxaca, you will visit the colorful Temple Santa María Tonantzintla with its beautifully intricate façade and afterwards the famous pyramid of Cholula. You will arrive in Oaxaca late in the evening. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 5

Tule, Mitla & Hierve el Agua (Small group)

After breakfast enjoy a quick stop at the world’s widest tree, the Tree of Tule, before continuing on to visit the archaeological site of Mitla with its ornate geometric mosaics. After exploring these ruins continue to the limestone waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, where you can take a refreshing dip in the mineral rich water with a breathtaking view of the surrounding area and the waterfalls. Relaxed and refreshed, return to Oaxaca where you can use the evening to give the regional specialties a try. Oaxaca is famous for mezcal, dried grasshoppers, delicious mole dishes and the typical chocolate from the region. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 6

Monte Albán, City Tour Oaxaca – San Cristóbal (Small group)

After breakfast visit Monte Albán, the most distinguished archeological site of the region. Many years ago, Aldous Huxley, an American writer, was fascinated by this Zapotec city that is situated on an artificially flattened mountain. It will definitely impress you, too. Discover the site’s temples, pyramids, and ballcourts. Return to Oaxaca for your city tour through the colonial center. During your tour you will visit all the “must see” sites of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening you are brought to the bus terminal from where you will take the first-class bus to San Cristobal de las Casas at 20:30. Overnight trip. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 7

Indigenous Communities & San Cristobal City Tour (Small group)

At around 7:00 am arrive at your hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas where you have just enough time for a quick breakfast before visiting the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan where you will experience an authentic impression of the customs and lifestyle of the Tzotzilen and Tseltales, who are still living an autonomous and traditional way of life. Visit the colorful „Templo de San Juan“ and spend time with a Tzotzil family. In the afternoon a city tour of San Cristóbal de las Casas offers the chance to visit the local market and other famous highlights. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 8

Cañon del Sumidero (Small group)

After breakfast you will visit the famous and immense Cañon del Sumidero, which at its highest point reaches 1000 meters. Enjoy an exciting boat tour through the canyon, where an exotic world of flora and fauna is waiting for you. Afterwards, continue to the colonial village of Chiapa del Corzo where you can visit the beautiful church and still have enough time to enjoy your lunch. From Chiapa del Corzo you will return to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 9

San Cristóbal – Agua Azul & Misol Há – Palenque (Small group)

In the early morning you will visit the beautiful waterfalls of Agua Azul. Start your day with a refreshing dip in the turquoise shimmering water and the delicious taste of the famous empanadas. From here your tour leads to the impressive waterfalls of Misol Ha. Enjoy a final dip in the tranquil pool below the waterfalls before continuing on to Palenque where you will visit the famous archeological site of Palenque. It is not the largest, but it is definitely one of the most beautiful of the Maya cities because of its architectural fantasy and harmony with nature being found in the middle of the tropical jungle. Explore these unique ruins before being returned to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast on the tour)

Day 10

Palenque – Campeche

In the morning, take a taxi to the bus station in Palenque where you will continue by bus to Campeche. Once in Campeche take a taxi to your hotel and use the rest of the day to discover the little fishing village with its colourful houses on your own or simply relax and enjoy a trip back in time in this colonial city. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 11

Campeche – Uxmal – Mérida (Private)

Enjoy a city tour in Campeche in the morning, whose historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 and whose cuisine is one of a kind. Be sure to try the local specialty “cochinita pibil”. You will then leave Campeche towards Uxmal, which is the Yucatan’s most important archeological excavation, apart from Chichen Itza before continuing on to Mérida, better known as the „white city.“ Here you will have a quick city tour before being brought to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 12

Mérida – Chichén Itzá – Cancun / Playa del Carmen (Private)

After breakfast visit Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and Mexico’s most famous and magnificently restored archeological excavation for a guided tour. Admire the monumental Kukulkan pyramid, which is also known as „El Castillo“ and a variety of other impressive constructions this magical place has to offer. Depending on the rest of your vacation you are brought to your hotel in Playa del Carmen or Cancun. (Transfer to the airport or Tulum available upon request at an extra charge) (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel & lunch on the tour)

Travel route

Standard Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Plaza Revolucion 3 Standard DBL
Oaxaca Hotel Camba 2 Standard DBL
San Cristobal Casa Vieja
Standard DBL
Palenque Chablis 1 Standard DBL
Campeche Castelmar
Standard DBL
Mérida Del Peregrino 1 Standard DBL

Comfort Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Hampton Inn 3 Standard DBL
Oaxaca Siete Balcones
Standard DBL
San Cristobal Casa Mexicana
Standard DBL
Palenque Villa Mercedes 1 Standard DBL
Campeche Castelmar
Junior Suite DBL
Mérida Casa del Balam 1 Standard DBL

Superior Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Gran Hotel 3 Standard DBL
Oaxaca Azul
Standard DBL
San Cristobal Parador San Juan
Suite DBL
Palenque Quinta Cha Nab Nal 1 Junior Suite DBL
Campeche Hda Puerta Camp.
Superior DBL
Mérida Rosas & Xocolate 1 Standard DBL

This Mexico Tour includes:

  • 10 overnight stays in the aforementioned or equivalent hotels (country specific category)
  • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • Airport transfer according to the itinerary above
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • Shared tours in small groups with certified bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
  • Private certified English speaking guide on day 4 + 11
  • ADO 1st class bus ticket from Oaxaca to San Cristóbal
  • ADO 1st class bus ticket from Palenque to Campeche
  • Boat trip in Cañon del Sumidero
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes


This Mexico Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Taxis to and from the bus terminals
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Travel and medical insurance

Important Information

  • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until a booking is confirmed
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • If the aforementioned hotels are fully booked or overbooked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • This tour is only a suggestion. The route, the number of travel days and the accommodation can be individually adapted to your needs.
  • Book this Mexico Clasico trip with a rental car here!

Customer testimonials for this tour:

  • Thanks Buenos Dias Mexico! It was awesome! Thomas
    Merida Travel