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12 days and 11 nights

Enjoy this adventure in Mexico with One Percent Travel, Rare & Unique Experiences. Welcome to an exciting tour that includes colonial towns, ancient archaeological sites and amazing natural wonders where you will admire the culture, magic and warmth of this beautiful country. On this tour you will appreciate the history, legends and traditions of MesoAmerica; the rich legacy of the Spanish heritage in the local gastronomy and the artistic expressions of modern Mexico.

Mesoamerica (from greek: μέσος [mesos], ”in between”)

It is a historical region and cultural area in North America. It extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica, and within this region pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.

It is one of five areas in the world where ancient civilization arose independently.

ITINERARY

Day 01 Transfer to Puebla City

Departure in the morning towards Cholula to visit the largest pyramid known to exist in the world today, after exploring the site we will continue to Santa Maria Tonantzintla, valued for its decoration in what is called indigenous Baroque. Afterwards we will have a city tour.

Overnight in Puebla City

Day 02 Puebla City Tour

Continue with our City tour to visit a Talavera Ceramic workshop, El Rosario Chapel, the Candies street and more to enjoy the majestic architecture of this colonial city.

Overnight in Puebla City

Day 03 Transfer to Oaxaca City

On route to Oaxaca we will visit the archaeological site of Monte Alban, a Zapotec socio-political and economic center fo close to a thousand years; afterwards we will arrive to the city for lodging and evening at leisure.

Overnight in Oaxaca City

Day 04 Santa Maria del Tule, Teotitlan del Valle and Hierve el agua

In the morning we will visit the +2000 years old tree in Santa Maria del Tule, we will continue towards Teotitlan del Valle, where we will admire the ancient dying and weaving techniques using natural dyes and hand-operated looms; afterwards we will visit the petrified waterfalls at Hierve el Agua.

Overnight in Oaxaca City

Day 05 Convent of Santo Domingo and Oaxaca City Tour

Today we will enjoy a city tour to explore the Santo Domingo Temple and ex-convent, the most important architectonic ensemble in the city and El Rosario Chapel, which are masterpieces of the Mexican baroque style. Next we will visit the Ethnobotanic garden and the museum, where are exhibited the jewels found at the Tomb No. 7 of Monte Alban.

Overnight in Oaxaca City

Day 06 Transfer to Juchitan

Before we leave the Oaxaca central valleys, we will visit the workshops where the most beautiful Alebrijes are produced in San Martin Tilcajete, home to this fantastic creations; afterwards we will transfer to Juchitan.

Overnight in Juchitan

Day 07 Transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas

On route we will visit the amazing Sumidero Canyon to admire this marvel of nature, emblem of Chiapas and technological wonder of Mexico.

Overnight in San Cristobal

Day 08 City Tour in San Cristobal de las Casas

Enjoy a city tour visiting the Ambar Museum, the Santo Domingo temple, the Cathedral, the parks, pedestrian streets, bakeries, coffee shops and bars!

Overnight in San Cristobal

Day 09 San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan

Visit these famous villages where you will admire the traditions, religious syncretism, beautiful arts and crafts and the warmth of the people.

Overnight in San Cristobal

Day 10 Transfer to Palenque

On the way to Palenque we will visit the waterfalls to enjoy the beautiful colors, refreshing water and beautiful landscape.

Overnight in Palenque

Day 11 Palenque Archaeological Site

Today we will visit one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Maya civilization, the temple of the Inscriptions, where Alberto Ruz Lhuillier discovered in 1952 the tomb of K’inich Janaab Pakal or Pakal the Great.

Day 12 Aeropuerto Internacional de Palenque

At the convenient time we will take you to the Palenque International Airport to continue with your journey.

End of services.

¡Buen Viaje!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Mazda Z3, Viano Mercedes Benz or similar.
  • 10 nights accommodation in 3 & 4 stars or Petite Boutique hotel
  • Great gastronomy
  • Entrance fees to all the proposed activities
  • Bilingual licensed tour guide by SECTUR (Mexican Tourism Bureau)
    • Knowledgeable explanation of the history, legends and traditions of Mexico and the civilizations in Mesoamerica.
    • Guided service, commitment to your needs and interests, advice on any situation you may require orientation.
    • The certainty you are dealing with a professional, experienced company.
  • Professional driver
  • Insurance (Travellers should arrange their own medical and cancellation insurance)
  • Souvenir Water bottle and unlimited purified water refills
  • Onboard snacks

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  •  Airborne transportation before, during or after the tour 
  • Accommodations before or after the tour
  • Optional activities 
  • Souvenirs, meals or drinks 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Room service, drinks or beverages, telephone calls, gratuities, etcetera 
  • Visas or entry / departure taxes. 
  • Any other expenses not specified on the tour description.

Itinerary Alterations

The itinerary is a minimum guideline for the places to visit and activities, but we will have endless opportunities to learn, enjoy and admire the country. We will make every effort to provide the hotels and experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change according to availability, events or seasonal dates, weather conditions or the discretion of our guides.

Extra Expenses

Using Pesos is a good idea. Most restaurants take credit cards.

ATMs are easily accessed.

Some things you will need money for are meals, beverages, tips, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature.

Activity Level

Light, short walks on level ground, with some stairs to climb.

Insurance & other documents

You must have travel health insurance and provide a copy. You may wish to consider trip cancellation insurance.
You must have a valid passport and provide a copy. You must provide emergency contacts.

We can assist you to get insurance at competitive prices

Additional Services

Extra services such as additional ground transportation and early accommodation or extended stays can be arranged directly through One Percent Travel: Rare & Unique Experiences, info@onepercentravel.com

DETAILS

Tour Type: Youth and Family, Cultural, Culinary, Nature Observation.

Transportation Method:  Mazda Z3, Viano Mercedes Benz or similar.

Activity Level: light, short walks on level ground, with some stairs to climb.

Kid Friendly: Yes. It is a great experience for kids of any age, they usually bring up the most interesting questions.

 
Languages:

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

TOUR PRICES

(max 6 people)