Full Tour Itinerary
  • Days / nights13 / 12
  • PRICE (Starting at) CA$1439

Day 1

Meet your fellow adventurers and tour leader at 6 pm at the joining hotel in downtown Mexico City. Be sure to have your insurance documents and passports available for presentation to your tour leader. After your briefing, you may want to go out together for dinner at one of the many renowned restaurants nearby.
Overnight at the joining hotel

Day 2

An early departure on public transport out of Mexico City takes us to visit the mighty ruins of Teotihuacan. We’ll be transported back in time by our local guide while he explains the myths, legends and designs of the magnificent buildings. Time is allocated to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. We return to Mexico City around midday for a free afternoon. Visit sites such as:
Angel of Independence
National Palace (to see the murals of Diego Riviera)
Palace of Beautiful Arts
Casa Azul (The house of Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo)
An awesome option for tonight is to go and see the ‘Lucha Libre’/Mexican wrestling. A culturally hysterical spectacular!

Overnight: Mexico City hotel

Included activities: Guided tour of Teotihuacan with experienced local guide

Day 3

Departing the hotel early, we head to one of the biggest bus terminals in Mexico, where we will ride in a first class bus to Oaxaca. The journey is approximately 7 hours. On board we have air conditioning, toilets and movies (generally in Spanish). After checking in to our hotel, we will take an orientation walk around Oaxaca, taking in some culinary delights such as chocolate, cheese, grasshoppers, mole and Mezcal. We will finish our tour in the Zocalo (the Central Park), with some free time to explore. The group will meet later. for those that wish to attend an optional Mexican feast.

Overnight: Oaxaca hotel

Included activities: Orientation tour and food tasting by your tour leader.

Day 4

Today is a free day to enjoy everything that Oaxaca has to offer. Shop for intricate wooden, colourfully painted animals (alebrije), leather and other stunning handicrafts, or go crazy for the food.

Please let your tour leader know if you would like to sign up for a special dinner tonight, a 9-course feast with options of pairing with wine and/or Mezcal. A true foodies delight!

Overnight: Oaxaca hotel

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Free time to explore Oaxaca

Day 5

We hit the road in our private vehicle, heading first to the pre-Columbian archaeological site of Monte Alban, 20 minutes from our hotel. Enjoy the tranquility of this wonderful site, with views all the way back to Oaxaca! From there we head to Hierve el Agua, a stunning petrified waterfall with views for miles. We’ll have the chance for a short hike and a swim, so don’t forget your swimwear and good, sturdy footwear.

Then we make our way down the hill, back onto one of the main roads to visit a Mezcal distillery; of course, by this time you will need some lunch. Our final stop will be the magical town of Tule, home to the world’s biggest tree, a Montezuma Cypress, which sticks up and out an incredibly long way.

Overnight: Oaxaca hotel

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Guided tour of Monte Alban with experienced local guide, Hierve el Agua visit, Mezcal Distillery visit and tasting, Village of Tule visit

Day 6

This morning we will be transferred to the airport for a short, one-hour flight to San Cristobal De Las Casas. We’ll reach our hotel in San Cristobal by about 1 pm. After check-in we will wander this gorgeous town, surrounded by mountains, for our orientation. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. For those that are interested we will meet tonight to enjoy traditional tostadas made by a local family (optional).

Overnight: San Cristobal De Las Casas hotel

Included activities: Connecting flight between Oaxaca and Tuxtla, San Cristobal De Las Casas orientation tour by your tour leader, Free time to explore San Cristobal De Las Casas

Day 7

We depart this morning for a unique visit to two Mayan Villages,San Juan Chamula and Zincanantan. These villages are unique because, to this day, they still include many of the aspects of Mayan life. A truly different experience! You will have the afternoon free to enjoy San Cristobal De Las Casas, maybe for some last minute shopping in one of the many colourful markets. Remember that Ambar is very good quality and reasonably cheap from this part of Mexico.

Overnight: San Cristobal De Las Casas hotel

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Guided village tour of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán, Free time to explore San Cristobal De Las Casas

Day 8

This morning we leave the cooler temperatures of San Cristobal De Las Casas and head, by private transport, for the heat of the jungle. En-route to Palenque we stop off at Agua Azul and Misol-Ha, enjoying a swim in these waterfalls. After the waterfalls break and another stop for lunch, we will arrive in Palenque around 5 pm.

Overnight: Palenque hotel

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Entrance to Misol-Ha and Aqua Azul

Day 9

Today we have an early start! Coffee will be available before our early morning jungle walk on the outskirts of Palenque, taking in the morning jungle noises including toucans and howler monkeys. We’ll also stop at the Forgotten Temple hidden amongst giant trees and roots that have been growing forever! From there we will enter the archaeological site of Palenque. Impressive structures and the fact that it is in the middle of the jungle is what makes Palenque just so mystically enticing!
This evening we have the option to head into the jungle once again, to eat at the famous ‘Don Muchos’ restaurant. Live salsa music, margaritas and tequilas are calling your name.

Overnight: Palenque hotel

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Guided tour in the jungles of Chiapas, Guided tour of Palenque Archaeological site

Day 10

A short walk this morning to the bus terminal has us boarding a first class bus to Merida. We will leave the state of Chiapas, travel for a few kilometres through the town of Emiliano Zapata in the state of Tabasco, then onto Campeche where we will get our first glimpse of the Caribbean Sea. Always warm and inviting, Merida is another city you are sure to be impressed with! Be sure to have your camera, as some of the views along the way are photo worthy.

This evening our dinner option will likely include some true Yucatecan delicacies, live Trova music and a Mayan cocktail!

Overnight: Merida hotel

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Merida orientation walk

Day 11

Today you have the option (pre-booking required) of visiting the impressive archaeological sites of Uxmal and Kabah or the cenotes of Santa Barbara, beautiful crystal clear sinkholes that are just lovely to swim in, in the hot weather that the Yucatan is famous for! Or, you may want to spend your time simply exploring this beautiful city.

Overnight: Merida hotel

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Free time to explore Merida

Day 12

We will make an early departure this morning, but for a very good reason. We aim to be in the gate at Chichen Itza early for some impressive photos of the Temple of Kukulkan, the Grand Ball Court and everything in between. This is, after all, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and we aim to beat the crowds. The landscape is desert-like so we will be sure to see some iguanas baking in the sun, as well. Afterwards we will take our private bus to gorgeous Playa Del Carmen for a mid afternoon arrival.

Overnight: Playa Del Carmen

Included meals: breakfast

Included activities: Guided tour of Chichen Itza with experienced local guide, Playa del Carmen orientation walk

Day 13

Our trip ends today. If you are flying out today, your tour leader will assist you with the best way to get to the airport. For those continuing on to Antigua, there are numerous activities to enjoy in and around Playa del Carmen: take a trip to Tulum, catch a boat to Cozumel, catch up on some last minute shopping or just enjoy the lovely beach nearby. Please remember there will be a group meeting tonight at 6 pm at the hotel.

Included meals: breakfast

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