12 Days tour to Mexico - Great Mexico

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12 Days - Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Merida & Riviera Maya

Day 1 - Saturday

Day 1 - Saturday

Mexico City

Arrival at Mexico City International Airport and transfer to hotel Barcelo’ México Reforma or similar accommodation.

Day 2 Sunday

Day 2 Sunday

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), 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 includes 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. Return to Mexico City and accommodation. (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 3 - Monday

Day 3 - Monday

Mexico City | Puebla | Oaxaca (474 km)

Departure by bus to the beautiful and colonial city of Puebla, visit of the Santo Domingo church, where it is possible to visit the Rosario Chapel, one of the biggest works of Mexican Baroque art. In the afternoon the tour proceeds to Oaxaca by bus. Arrival and accommodation in the Holiday Inn Express hotel or similar. (Breakfast)

Day 4 - Tuesday


Day dedicated to the city of Oaxaca and Monte Alban.
In the morning visit of the famous archeological site of Monte Alban, ceremonial center built on a hill and rich in pyramids, tombs and sunken reliefs. After we will visit a tipical “Alebrije’s” workshop, where you’ll be able to create your own little Masterpiece! 
In the afternoon return to Oaxaca and visit of the city known as the “Patriots Cradle” that includes the Zocalo, where the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Church are ubicated; then continue to the old Santa Catalina from Siena friary and to the local market, one of the most typical of the region. Return to hotel and accommodation. (Breakfast).

Day 5 - Wednesday

Day 5 - Wednesday

Oaxaca | Tuxtla Gutierrez (567 km)

In the morning departure to Mitla, ancient Mixtec center. Visit of the archeological site, place founded by Zapotec and also used by Mixtecan for their ceremonies in which visitors can see geometrical decorations with abstract drawings. The tour continues to Tehuantepec (4 hours) for lunch. In the afternoon proceed to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital of the State of Chiapas (5 hours). Arrival and accommodation in hotel Marriott o similar. (Breakfast).

Day 6 - Thursday

Day 6 - Thursday

Tuxtla Gutierrez | San Cristobal De Las Casas (68 km)

Transfer 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 unforgettable. Lunch in restaurant. Afterwards, continue to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel Villa Mercedes San Cristobal or similar. Afternoon at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 7 - Friday

Day 7 - Friday

San Cristobal De Las Casas

In the morning visit 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  have a great influence of paganism. The Indigenous population of Zinacantan, on the other hand is very loyal to the Catholic faith. Also you can taste a delicious “Tortilla” made by yourself and enjoy a shot of “Pox”, an ancient Mayan elixir! Return to San Cristóbal and accommodation.(Breakfast).

Day 8 - Saturday

Day 8 - Saturday

San Cristobal De Las Casas | Palenque (191 KM)

Departure to Palenque with a stop at the Agua Azul (Blue Water) waterfalls; the trip will last approximately 5 hours on a mountain road and on the road the visitors can enjoy the abudant vegetation of this Chiapanecan (from the State of Chiapas) zone. Arrival at Palenque and check-in at the hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque or similar. (Breakfast).

Day 9 - Sunday

Day 9 - Sunday

Palenque | Campeche (362 KM)

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 las Inscripciones (Temple of the Inscriptions), and here the explorers discovered Pakal’s tomb with his famous jade mask. Then continue to Campeche, which is the capital of the Campeche State. Lunch in restaurant on route. Upon arrival to Campeche, short visit to the ancient town, surrounded by fort walls and towers built to protect this city from the pirates. Campeche keeps a Colonial mood thanks to its gorgeous houses and austere churches. After visiting the city, check-in at the hotel Plaza Campeche or similar. Accommodation. (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 10 - Monday

Day 10 - Monday

Campeche | Merida (169 KM)

Departure to Mérida with visit of the Uxmal archaeological site on route. Uxmal means “built in three stages” and it is a typical example of the classic and post-classic Mayan period; its main constructions are: Pirámide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller’s Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores (Governor’s Palace) and the Cuadrángulo de las Monjas (Quadrangle of the Nuns). Lunch at restaurant. The tour continues to Mérida, also known as the “White City”, which has Colonial houses as well as houses that date from the beginning of the century in Arabic, French and Italian styles. Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth that was generated thanks to the sisal culture. Stop at Mérida’s Zócalo, where visitors can admire the city’s main monuments: the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo’s House. Check-in at the hotel Presidente Intercontinental Villa Mercedes or similar and accommodation.(Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 11 - Tuesday

Day 11 - Tuesday

Merida | Riviera Maya (309 KMS)

Departure to visit Chichén Itzá archaeological site. Chichén Itzá was the Mayan capital of Yucatán and flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as: the Kukulcán Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior’s Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote. Lunch at Chichén Itzá in restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Riviera Maya, visiting Cenote Saamal on route, with some time for a refreshing swim. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel Barcelo Maya Beach in All Inclusive treatment. (Breakfast, Lunch).


Day 12 - Wednesday

Riviera Maya

Transfer to the Cancun International airport.
End of our service.

Dates & Rates

Departure dateStart DateEnd DateStarting AtDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
19 Oct 2019 19 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019 $1894 $2620 $1611 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
02 Nov 2019 02 Nov 2019 12 Nov 2019 $1894 $2620 $1611 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
16 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2019 $1894 $2620 $1611 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
11 Jan 2020 11 Jan 2020 22 Jan 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
25 Jan 2020 25 Jan 2020 05 Feb 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
08 Feb 2020 08 Feb 2020 19 Feb 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
22 Feb 2020 22 Feb 2020 04 Mar 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
07 Mar 2020 07 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
21 Mar 2020 21 Mar 2020 01 Apr 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
04 Apr 2020 04 Apr 2020 15 Apr 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
18 Apr 2020 18 Apr 2020 29 Apr 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
09 May 2020 09 May 2020 20 May 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
23 May 2020 23 May 2020 03 Jun 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
06 Jun 2020 06 Jun 2020 17 Jun 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
20 Jun 2020 20 Jun 2020 01 Jul 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
04 Jul 2020 04 Jul 2020 15 Jul 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
18 Jul 2020 18 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
01 Aug 2020 01 Aug 2020 12 Aug 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
15 Aug 2020 15 Aug 2020 26 Aug 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
05 Sep 2020 05 Sep 2020 16 Sep 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
19 Sep 2020 19 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Oct 2020 03 Oct 2020 14 Oct 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Oct 2020 17 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
31 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020 11 Nov 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
14 Nov 2020 14 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020 $2173 $2973 $1866 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD



  • Tranfer upon arrival and return from airport / hotel / airport
  • Hotels mentioned in the program or similar accommodations.
    (5* in Mexico and Merida, 4* Oaxaca, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, San Cristobal, Palenque – 4** in Riviera Maya – 3** in Campeche)
  • American breakfast in every hotel –  6 lunches 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. 
  • Escort guide from 1° to 6° day and from 6° to 11° day. English-Italian or English-Spanish speaking guides.
  • Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program.
  • Porter service in airports and hotels. 



  • 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. 


The departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 02 passengers and 30 days prior.
Passengers on this tour may be integrated with passengers from other tours upon arrival to San Cristobal de las Casas to optimize the occupation of transportation and tour guides.

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