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Zapotecas and Mayas

Program of 8 Nights & 9 Days, 3 Nights in Mexico City, 2 Nights in Oaxaca, 2 Nights in San Cristobal de las Casas, 1 Night in Palenque.

DEPARTURE ON TUESDAY

Day 01, (TUE) MEXICO

- Arrival Transfer Welcome at the Mexico City "Benito Juarez" International airport.
- Accommodation at a 4**** Hotel in B & B (breakfast buffet) in the historical center of Mexico City at the Zócalo area.

Day 02, (WED) MEXICO CITY

- We will start our city tour visiting the cultural and historic Heritage downtown district where we will find the National Palace and its beautiful murals, painted by the great muralist Diego Rivera, the constitution square or "Zocalo", the Main Aztec Temple and the Metropolitan Cathedral as well as some of the main avenues.
- Later, we will visit Chapultepec Park and one of the most important Residential areas of Mexico City, and the "Pink Zone".
- Return to the hotel and rest of the day free.
- Accommodation at a 4**** Hotel in B & B (breakfast buffet) in the historical center of Mexico City at the Zócalo area.

Day 03, (THU) MEXICO – PUEBLA - OAXACA

- Breakfast.
- Departure to Puebla “City of Angels” visiting Santa Maria Tonantzintla, temple gorgeously decorated by indigenous hands. On our arrival to Puebla; Rosario’s Chapel, the Cathedral, the Main Square and the Historical Downtown.
- Lunch.
- Continuation to Oaxaca.
- Arrival and Overnight.
- Accommodation at a 4**** Hotel in B & B (breakfast buffet) in the historical center of Puebla.

Day 04, (FRI) OAXACA - MONTE ALBAN - MITLA - TULE

- Breakfast.
- During the morning visit to Monte Alban, a great archeological site to behold. Built on a mountain top flattened by the Zapotecs. Where we will find different culture manifestations such as Olmecs, Mixtecs and Zapotecs. The Main Square, the Observatory, Tomb # 7, the Stones of the Dancers. Later, we will continue on to Mitla, one of the most enigmatic sacred places. The village had a great importance as a burial site. The buildings are decorated with symbolic mosaics. In route we are going to find the Tule Tree, perhaps one of the biggest living beings in the world.
- Return to Oaxaca and visit its beautiful city, including the Cathedral, the magnificent Santo Domingo church and Gold museum.
- Overnight, accommodation at the Hotel Mision San Felipe, 4**** in B & B.

Day 05, (SAT) OAXACA – SUMIDERO CANYON - SAN CRISTOBAL

- Breakfast Box lunch.
- Early morning departure to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital city of the State of Chiapas. You will enjoy the landscapes of the southern mountains. Transfer by boat to Sumidero Park. Lunch. If time permits, we will walk by the eco-tourist park; enjoy the swimming pool or the “Tyrolese” (optional). Boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon, with 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) at its highest point. Passing through Chiapa de Corzo on our way to San Cristobal de las Casas.
- Overnight, accommodation at a 4**** Hotel in B & B in the historical center of San Cristobal.

Day 06, (SUN) SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS - NATIVE TOWNS

- Breakfast.
- Visit to San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán, typical native towns, where the people still keep their traditions, language, customs, believes as well as their social structures. Some times you may witness tradicional rituals. The Church temple, housing and clothing are very original.
- Afternoon at your leisure. We recommend visiting this beautiful city; The Market, the Cathedral, Santo Domingo church as well as the Jade museum to view King Pakal´s tomb replica.
- Overnight, accommodation at a 4**** Hotel in B & B in the historical center of San Cristobal.

Day 07, (MON) SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS - AGUA AZUL - PALENQUE

Breakfast.
- Head to Agua Azul waterfalls, to admire their turquoise colored waters. With possibility of swimming. If the time permits it, a short stop at Misol-Ha will be made, another beautiful fall.
- Afterwards we will continue on to Palenque.
- Dinner and Overnight.
- Accommodation at Hotel Mision Palenque 4**** in B & B

Day 08, (TUE) PALENQUE – VILLAHERMOSA - MEXICO DF

- Breakfast.
- Visit to the archaeological site of Palenque, surrounded by jungle. One of the prime and most important sites of the “Mayan World”. Inside the Pyramid of the Inscriptions, King Pakal's sarcophagus and its fascinating carved gravestone were found. We will view the Sun Temple, the Cross Temple & the Palace.
- Lunch on your own.
- Transfer to Villahermosa city airport for flight to Mexico City.
- Arrival at the Mexico airport, TRF to the hotel.
- Accommodation at 4**** Hotel in B & B in the historical center of Mexico City, in the Zócalo area.

Day 09, (WED) MEXICO CITY

- Breakfast.
- Transfer to the airport to take your flight back.
- End of services.

 
 
Include:
- Daily breakfast, (2 lunch, 1 Dinners).
- Arrival transfer in Mexico City.
- Mexico City Tour, Land transportation.
- Visits: Puebla, Oaxaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque (Monte Alban, Mitla, Arbol del Tule, Cañon del Sumidero, Cascadas de Agua Azul, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan, Palenque).
- English speaking guide.
- Departure transfer in Mexico City.
- Lodging Taxes.
- Flight ticket Villahermosa—México.
 
Price from: 1,395.00 USD
 
 
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