Mexico Magico

  • Destination: Campeche, Cancún, Chiapas, Mexico City, Riviera Maya, Yucatan
  • Duration: 12 days

On this tour immerse yourself in the different worlds of Mexico, the allure of its beauty and diversity. You will visit the most impressive attractions in Mexico City before experiencing the unique nature and traditional living in Chiapas. After these remarkable experiences you finish your trip by relaxing on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

 

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Day 1

Arrival in Mexico City

According to your time of arrival you are picked up from the airport 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 – Tuxtla – Cañon del Sumidero & San Cristóbal (Small group)

After breakfast you are brought to the airport in Mexico City where you will take a flight to Tuxtla Gutiérrez. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to the spectacular 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, stop at 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 continue on to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 5

Indigenous Communities & San Cristóbal de las Casas (Small group)

After breakfast, visit 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. You will visit the colorful „Templo de San Juan“ and spend time with a Tzotzil family. In the afternoon a city tour in San Cristóbal de las Casas offers the chance to visit the local market and other famous highlights of the city. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 6

Lagos de Montebello & El Chiflón (Small group)

In the early morning visit Amate Nango del Valle, a typical Maya Tzeltal Village, which is famous for its ceramic art. Afterwards, visit the nature reserve of Lagos de Montebello where you can admire five of the more than 50 lakes. From here you will visit „El Chiflón“, at 70 meters it is the highest and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Chiapas. Here you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water before being brought back to San Cristóbal. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 7

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 8

Yaxchilán & Bonampak (Small group)

At 6:00am you will be picked up to visit the archeological site Yaxchilan which is located deep in the Lacandon forest (approx. 2.5 hr drive). An exciting 22 km boat ride takes you to this mysterious Maya site. Afterwards visit the archeological site Bonampak, particularly famous for its well conserved wall paintings. These sites are rarely visited by tourists which allows for exciting encounters with monkeys and other animals. After this jungle adventure you are brought back to your hotel in Palenque. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast & lunch on the tour)

Day 9

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 10

Campeche – Uxmal & Hacienda Yaxcopoil – Mérida (Private)

After breakfast, visit the archaeological site of Uxmal, which is the Yucatan’s most important archeological excavation, apart from Chichen Itza. Continue to the Hacienda Yaxcopoil for a trip back in time in this beautifully restored 22,000 acre former plantation. Visit the museum and stroll around the magnificently restored Hacienda. Afterwards, continue to Mérida, better known as the „white city“ where you will have a quick city tour before being brought to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)

Day 11

Celestun (Small group)

This is a day of pure nature and relaxation. In the morning your tour takes you to Celestún Beach where you can observe one of the most extensive flamingo colonies during a boat trip through the unique mangrove swamps. After lunch you have a free afternoon to take a stroll and experience the amazing flora and fauna, relax on the beautiful beach or let one of the famous restaurants spoil you with delicious seafood before being brought to your hotel in Merida. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel & lunch on the tour)

Day 12

Mérida – Chichén Itzá & Tulum – Playa del Carmen / Cancun (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. Continue to the unique ruins of Tulum which are situated on a cliff overlooking the turquoise ocean. Depending on the rest of your vacation you are brought to your hotel in Playa del Carmen or Cancun or to the airport. (Meals: Breakfast in the hotel)


Travel route

Standard Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Plaza Revolucion 3 Standard DBL
B/B
San Cristóbal Casa Vieja
3
Standard DBL
B/B
Palenque Chablis 2 Standard DBL
B/B
Campeche Castelmar
1
Standard DBL
B/B
Mérida Del Peregrino 2 Standard DBL
B/B


Comfort Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Hampton Inn 3 Standard DBL
B/B
San Cristóbal Casa Mexicana
3
Standard DBL
B/B
Palenque Villa Mercedes 2 Standard DBL
B/B
Campeche Castelmar
1
Junior Suite DBL
B/B
Mérida Casa del Balam 2 Standard DBL
B/B

Luxury Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Mexico City Gran Hotel 3 Standard DBL
B/B
San Cristóbal Parador San Juan
3
Suite DBL
B/B
Palenque Quinta Cha Nab Nal 2 Junior Suite DBL
B/B
Campeche Hda. Puerta Camp.
1
Superior DBL
B/B
Mérida Rosas & Xocolate 2 Standard DBL
B/B

This Buenos Dias Mexico Tour includes:

  • 11 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
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • All excursions in small groups of up to 15 people and with Certified Guides (English/Spanish)
  • Certified private English speaking guide on days 10 & 12
  • ADO 1st class bus ticket from Palenque to Campeche
  • Boat tour in Cañon del Sumidero
  • Boat tour along the Rio Usumacinta to Yaxchilán
  • Boat tour in Celestun
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes

 

This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Domestic flight from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Taxis to and from the bus terminals
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • 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!

 

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