The Aztecs and the Mayan World

Mexico City
Mexico City
Basílica de Guadalupe
Basílica de Guadalupe
Sumidero Canyon
Sumidero Canyon
San Juan Chamula
San Juan Chamula
Agua Azul
Agua Azul
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

General information

8 days and 7 nights
Mexico (Mexico City, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Merida)
Mexico (Mexico City International Airport)


The must-see of Mexico City, Chiapas and Yucatan

TOUR WITH A DOMESTIC FLIGHT from Mexico City to Chiapas


Day 1:
Mexico City
Arrival at México City international airport and transfer to the hotel Regente or similar. Overnight.

Day 2:
Mexico City
Entire day dedicated to the visit of this city and the archeological site of Teotihuacan. Included are the visit of the “Zocalo” (the main square with the Cathedral and the National Palace), of the Templo Mayor, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most important centre of pilgrimage of the entire Latin America. Later we will visit Teotihuacan with its imponent Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Lunch in a local restaurant. We will return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 3:
Mexico City - Tuxtla Gutierrez - San Cristóbal de las Casas
Transfer to the airport and departure by a domestic flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of the State of Chiapas. Stop in Chiapa de Corzo to visit the impressive Sumidero Canyon on board of private boats. Transfer to San Cristóbal de las Casas up on the mountains above 2,000 mts. Overnight at the hotel Mansion del Valle or similar & Dinner.

Day 4:
San Cristóbal de las Casas
Full day dedicated to visit the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan, located few kms from San Cristóbal. It is also included a short city tour, with the local market, where it is possible to admire the art crafts abilities of the local indigenous, and the famous local churches, among which the most important is Santo Domingo.

Day 5:
San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque
Today we will descend from the Chiapas mountains, driving through the greenest valleys. A stop is programmed to admire the Agua Azul waterfalls and for lunch. Arrival in Palenque and overnight at the hotel Plaza or similar.

Day 6:
Palenque - Campeche
The entire morning will be dedicated to the visit of the archeological site of Palenque, still partly hidden in the tropical jungle, fascinating and rich of unique Pyramids. Lunch in a local restaurant and departure to Campeche. Upon arrival visit of the old city, still surrounded by ancient walls and towers, that still preserves a strong colonial flavour. Accommodation at the hotel Plaza or similar.

Day 7:
Campeche - Uxmal - Merida
Today our first stop will be to visit the site of Uxmal, one of the most important places for the Mayan culture. Lunch in a local restaurant. Arrival in Merida in the afternoon, the capital of the Yucatán State, the “white city”, so called for its colonial buildings. There will be a stop in the “zocalo” (main square) to visit the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Townhall and the House of Montejo. Overnight at the hotel Chan Kah or similar.

Day 8:
Merida - Izamal - Chichen Itza - Cancun/Riviera Maya
Departure direct to Izamal, a little colonial city all painted by yellow and continuation to Chichen Itza, probably the most famous Mayan archaeological zone with the fascinating pyramid of Kukulkan. Lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival in Cancun or Riviera Maya in the late afternoon and accommodation at selected hotel (not included). End of our services.
Possibility to add sea extension at the end of the tour

Price includes

- Overnight at the mentioned hotels or similar (Superior 3 stars or 4 stars)
- Daily breakfast in all hotels
- 5 Lunches & 1 Dinner
- Transportation in air conditioned van/bus
- Local english speaking tour guide
- Entrances fees to the archeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
- Porterage

Price does not include

- Domestic flight Mexico City - Tuxtla Gutierrez
- Dinners, Lunches and all meals not mentioned in the program
- Drinks and personal expenses in the hotels or restaurants
- Tips for drivers or guides


Day Overnight Itinerary highlights
1 Hotel Regente or similarMexico City   Mexico City International Airport - Arrival Terminal
2 Hotel Regente or similarMexico City
3 Hotel Mansion del Valle or similarSan Cristobal De Las Casas
4 Hotel Mansion del Valle or similarSan Cristobal De Las Casas
5 Hotel Plaza or similarPalenque
6 Hotel Plaza or similarCampeche
7 Hotel Chan Kah or similarMerida
8   Cancun
  Riviera Maya

Accommodations provided in each place

Mexico CityHotel Regente or similar
San Cristobal De Las CasasHotel Mansion del Valle or similar
PalenqueHotel Plaza or similar
CampecheHotel Plaza or similar
MeridaHotel Chan Kah or similar