Mexico City and Yucatan

Mexico City and Yucatan
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$ 1470.00 USD
$ 250.00 USD
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MIN 10 PASSENGERS
9 days itinerary starting in Mexico City and ending in Cancun.

Discover two different regions: bustling Mexico City with visits to the Museum of Anthropology and Teotihuacan. Yucatan with its underground rivers, Chichen Itza, Celestun and Playa del Carmen
TOUR CODE:MCY

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Mexico City
Welcome to Mexico! Upon arrival in Mexico City we are met by our Adventures Mexico coach and tour guide and then transferred to our hotel.

 

Day 2: Mexico City
This morning we will have a walking tour of the city which includes the Zocalo (or Plaza de la Constitucion), the main square of the city and the National Palace. We'll also visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site and museum, the Catedral Metropolitana and the Palace of Fine Arts. After lunch we will visit the National Museum of Anthropology, one of the finest anthropology museums in the world where we will learn about the ancient cultures of Mexico.

 

Day 3: Teotihuacan
Before going to Teotihuacan today, we will visit Three Cultures Plaza in Tlatelolco; here is where the largest ancient market of Latin America was settled. Then a guided visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After that a short drive takes us to the ancient ruins and pyramids of Teotihuacan, City of the Gods. This is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

 

Day 4: Merida / Uxmal We take a morning flight to Merida and visit the archaeological ruins of Uxmal. Here a guide will introduce us to the Magician's Pyramid, the Governor's Palace, and the "Nunnery" Quadrangle. After our tour we continue on to the capital and main commercial city of Yucatan, Merida and have a guided tour.

 

Day 5: Cuzama Cenotes
This morning we visit the Cenotes at Cuzama. The cenotes are sinkholes where underground rivers break through the limestone crust of the earth. For Mayas, they represent the doorway to the spiritual underworld. We will get on a horse drawn cart, which take us 5 miles into the jungle to visit and swim into the beautiful and clear cenotes.

 

Day 6: Celestun National Park
Celestun is home to the largest population of Pink Flamingos on the American continent. To visit them, we take a boat tour. We also learn about the importance of mangroves in the region. There is also time to take a swim. We return to the hotel late in the afternoon after lunch on the beach and the rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Day 7: Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
We depart this morning for Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean Sea. This is Mexico's largest resort area, known as the "Mayan Riviera." On the way we'll go to Chichen Itza and see its magnificent architecture, including the imposing Castillo de Kukulcán Pyramid. We also learn about the "hoop dreams" of the Mayas as we visit the ball courts and learn about the game of pok-ta-pok. Before arriving in Playa del Carmen we take time to visit Cenote Ik Kil , a beautiful subterranean pool under an arched limestone roof.

 

Day 8: Playa del Carmen
We'll enjoy the natural wonders of this area today as we visit an eco-park, Xel Ha, a former Mayan town. Here, for an optional fee, we can snorkel or swim with dolphins! We can also choose to tube down a river, explore a Mayan cave, or just relax in this fabulous setting. Tonight we enjoy our last night in Mexico.

 

Day 9: Return Home
We are transferred to the Cancun airport this morning and board our homebound flight. We return with last memories of exotic landscapes, ancient cultures, and a wealth of new friends! Adios Mexico!

Discover two different regions of the country. Bustling Mexico City with a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology and the pyramids at Teotihuacan. The Yucatan and its underground rivers, Chichen Itza, Celestun National Park and Playa del Carmen

Tour Highlights

- Mexico City
- Teotihuacan
- Chichen Itza
- Merida
- Uxmal
- Celestun
- Yucatan underground rivers (cenotes)
- Xel-Ha

Details

Included

  • - 8 hotel nights, DBL occupancy
  • - A bilingual tour guide throughout
  • - All entrance fees
  • - Bellboys and maids
  • - Comprehensive walking tours
  • - Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • - Transportation in Van or private motorcoach for all scheduled activities

Accomodation

These are our first hotel choices, although they may not be available at you tour date. If a hotel is not available, we will provide you a similar hotel.
Mexico City: Catedral
Merida: Caribe
Playa del Carmen: Las Golondrinas

Not Included

  • - Items of personal nature
  • - Meals & Beverages
  • - Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • - Passports and visas
  • - The air fare
  • - Tips to the guide and driver
  • - Travel Insurance

Airport

MEX
Mexico City International Airport
CUN
Cancun International Airport