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AZTECS & MAYANS

DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 01: MEXICO CITY

Reception and transport from the airport to the hotel. The afternoon and the night are free. By regulation, the rooms are handed over at 1 p.m. At night, we offer as a welcome treat an optional visit to the Garibaldi Plaza, where you will enjoy a folkloric show (US$ 60).

 

DAY 02: MEXICO CITY – BASILICA OF GUADALUPE – TEOTIHUACAN

Transport to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Time to visit and pray at the shrine, where the painting of the virgin is kept. Afterwards, the tour continues towards the archeological site of Teotihuacan, also known as the City of the Gods. Upon arrival, the guide will take us to the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.  We will also visit the pottery factory. Finally, we will return to Mexico with a previous stop at the famous Garibaldi Plaza, where we will enjoy a panoramic view. Transport to the hotel. Included lunch without beverages.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

DAY 03: MEXICO – XOCHIMILCO – MUSEUM OF FRIDA KAHLO

Panoramic tour by the ancient and modern streets of the Mexican capital, like La Reforma Avenue, until we reach the historical center, where we will find the cathedral and the national palace. We will also visit the remains of the ancient Tenochtitlan (the Azteca capital) as well as the palace of beaux arts and other important buildings. Afterwards, we will go by the Insurgentes Avenue (the longest in America), where we will see the bull ring (the largest in the world), the theatre Los Insurgentes with its mural paintings, until we reach the University City (UNAM). Afterwards, we will arrive at Xochimilco, also known as the “Venice of America” due to its canals, which we will sail on a “trajinera” (typical boat). Finally, we will return with a previous stop at Coyoacan, where we will visit the house of Frida Kahlo, now a museum. Back to the hotel. Included lunch without beverages. Free afternoon.

Inluded meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

DAY 04: MEXICO – CANCUN AND/OR MERIDA

Transport to the airport to board an airplane towards Merida or Cancun (flight not included). If necessary, consult for a domestic price towards Merida with Magnicharters.

The most common airway for its prices and connections from South America is Aeromexico.

Via Cancun, reception and transport to the bus terminal to travel to Merida in a luxury bus for 4 hours. In Merida, transport to the hotel.

Via Merida, consult for a refund. Transport from the airport to the hotel. Free afternoon.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 05: MERIDA – UXMAL

At 10 a.m. starts the tour around Merida, where we will visit the Cathedral (the tallest in America), the house of Montejo, the Government Palace and the municipal palace. Merida, known as the “white city”, has and avenue named Paseo de Montejo, which was designed with the same style as the Champs Elysees of Paris. Among the French-style buildings is the Canton Palace, now the Museum of Anthropology. The Monument of the Fatherland, sculpt in stone, is one of the famous sites we will visit. We will also visit the park Las Americas and other traditional boulevards. A 13 p.m. we will start the trip towards the Mayan city of Uxmal, where the buildings impress with their ornamented murals, like the Palace of the Governor, the Square of the nuns and the temple of the fortune-teller. We will have dinner in a local restaurant and afterwards we will return to the archeological site to take part in “Luz y Sonido”, to finally return to the hotel in Merida.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

 

DAY 06: MERIDA – CHICHEN ITZA – CANCUN

At 9 a.m. we will visit Chichen Itza, the most famous Mayan site located at 1.30 hrs. of Merida and with an approximate age of 1553 years. This site is located almost at the center of the peninsula of Yucatan. The guide will take us to the pyramid of Kukulkan (7th wonder of the world), the observatory, the sacred well and other famous pyramids. Lunch included. Finally, we will travel to your hotel in Cancun (everything included).

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

DAY 07: CANCUN

Free day to enjoy the hotel services (all included). We suggest a trip Isla Mujeres (add US$ 60).

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

 

DAY 08: CANCUN

Free day to enjoy the hotel services (all included).

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

 

DAY 09: CANCUN

Free day to enjoy the hotel services (all included). Transport to the airport.

 

Included:

  • Transport in touristic vehicles
  • Guide with credentials of the Ministry of Tourism
  • Tickets to the sites to be visited
  • Meals specified in the program
  • Breakfasts include juice, coffee or tea
  • When included, lunches and dinners without beverages
  • All taxes