MINI TOUR CLASIC
1st day – Monday Mexico City
Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel MeliaReforma or similar accommodation.
2nd day – Tuesday Mexico City
American breakfast in hotel and City Tour that includes: Plaza de la Constitución (The Constitution Plaza) known as Zócalo, surrounded by beautiful Baroque buildings, among which is the Cathedral (the country’s largest religious monument built over the great Aztec temple). The Palacio Nacional (National Palace) is the headquarter of the Presidency of Mexico, where visitors can admire murals painted by Diego Rivera. One of the main and most recently discovered attractions is the Templo Mayor, the great temple of the Aztec capital. Brief stop at the Guadalupe Shrine.
The tour continues to Teotihuacán, named by the Aztecs as “the place where the Gods are born”. This location has three great constructions: The Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon and the Citadel; all of them were built over the so called “Calzada de los Muertos” (Road of the Dead). Lunch in restaurant .City and accommodation.
3rd day – Wednesday Mexico City / Tuxtla Gutierrez / San Cristóbal de lasCasas
Transfer to the airport and flight to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital of the State of Chiapas. According to the flight schedule, visitors will be transferred to the Cahuaré wharf to enjoy a launch boat trip through the Cañón del Sumidero (Sumidero Canyon) ; the altitude and the beauty of the place will make the experience incredible. After that the tour continues to San Cristóbal de lasCasas. Lunch in restaurant. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel VM Villa Mercedes San Cristobal or similar. Dinner in hotel.
4th day – Thursday San Cristóbal de lasCasas
In the morning visit to one of the most typical local markets where hundreds of Indigenous people sell their hand-made products every day; the tour continues to the Baroque Santo Domingo Church founded in 1547. Then visitors will meet the Indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán; the San Juan Chamula community is particularly linked to this church where ceremonies were celebrated that had a great influence of paganism. The Indigenous population of Zinacantan is different in that it is very loyal to the Catholic faith. Return to San Cristóbal and accommodation.
5th day – Friday San Cristóbal de lasCasas / Palenque
Departure to Palenque with a stop at the Agua Azul (Blue Water) waterfalls; the trip will lasts approximately 5 hours on a mountain road and on the road the visitors can enjoy the abundant vegetation of this Chiapanecan (from the State of Chiapas) zone. Lunch in a rustic restaurant or box lunch. Arrival at Palenque and check-in at the hotel Ciudad Real or similar. Dinner in hotel and accommodation.
6th day – Saturday Palenque / Campeche
Visit of the Palenque archaeological site. The area displays beautiful Mayan work made in stone and stucco; this area is frequently recognized as one of Mexico’s most beautiful places due to its ruins enclosed in the Chiapanecan jungle. Its most important temple is called Templo de lasInscripciones (Temple of the Inscriptions), and it is here that explorers discovered Pakal’s tomb, with his famous jade green mask. Lunch in restaurant. In the afternoon the tour will go to Campeche, which is the capital of the Campeche State. This tour includes a short visit to the ancient town, surrounded by fort walls and towers built to protect this city from the pirates. Campeche has a Colonial mood thanks to its gorgeous houses and austere churches. After visiting the city, tourists will check-in at the hotel Plaza Campeche or similar. Accommodation.
Hotels mentioned in the program or similar accommodations (5* in Mexico, 4* San Cristobal, Palenque, Merida – 4** in Riviera Maya – 3** in Campeche)
American breakfast in every hotel – 6 lunches and 2 dinners as specified and All Inclusive treatment in the hotel Barcelò Maya Beach
Restaurant fees and tips.
Transportation in Van (10 seats) or microbus or autobus with air conditioning and sound system.
Air ticket for the flight Mexico-Tuxtla Gutierrez including Tax Security, Fuel Charge and local Airport Tax.
Escort guide from 1°to 3° day and from 3° to 8° day. English-Italian or English- Spanish or Italian – Spanish speaking guides.
Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program.
Porter services in airports and hotels.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Dinners or other meals not mentioned in the program.
Beverages and extras in hotels and restaurants
Tips to drivers and/or tour guides.
International airport taxes.
Immigration fees for each entry and stay in Mexico.
Prices in USD valid untill December 15th, 2014
NET and NOT COMMISSIONABLE prices.