Fast and classic. Small group tours from Mexico City to the Caribbean coast with visits of Mexico's most important highlights and nature experiences in the enchanting landscapes of the country. 10 days.
Guaranteed with 4 participants/ maximum 12 travelers
- 9 x bed and breakfast in good middle class hotels
- English speaking guide during your trip
- All entrance fees
- Boat trip (1.5 hours) through the Sumidero Canyon
- Comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter minivan
- Airport transfer upon arrival
- Mextrotter Welcome Package
Your contact person
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Travel tip & Info
If you prefer a longer trip through Mexico you may want to choose the Aztec Maya tour.
Price per Person
Total price for ALL Travellers:
Day 1 - Arrival
After your arrival in Mexico City you will be expected by an employee who will take you to your hotel in the center of the metropolis. Depending on the traffic you may reckon a transfer time of 20-40 minutes.
Day 2 - Citytour
After landing at Mexico City Airport you will be expected by an English-speaking transfer employee. The next day in the morning you will meet your English-speaking guide who will accompany you on the rest of the trip.
Today between 8.30 am (Hotel Metropol or Casa Blanca) and 9.00 am (Hotel Hampton Inn Suites) you will meet your English speaking guide for a walking tour around the historical center. You will see Palacio de Bellas Artes, the main post office - art work of the architect Adamo Boari. The main square Zocalo is dominated by the Cathedral and the president´s palace. Around noon you will go on a small bus to the Anthropological Museum (optional, entrance NOT included). There you will be able to get good impression of the Mexican cultures, or you can go to park Chapultepec and visit the castle. The round trip goes further through the quarter of Condesa and after that in the early evening, you will go back to your hotel.
Day 3 - Puebla, Oaxaca
Today you will go straight to Oaxaca, you will be informed at what time the driver will pick you up. If there are 6 or less participants, you will go by bus to Oaxaca; buses are very comfortable and your seats will be reserved for you. You will pass the Sierra Madre, and just before Puebla where you will have a wonderful view on the volcano Popocatepetl.
Once you arrive to the bus station in Oaxaca, please take a taxi, and go to your hotel. The guide will meet you there in the evening. And meanwhile you can walk around beautiful Oaxaca.
Day 4 - Mitla, Tule
Departure to Mitla. On the way you stop at Tule, where you can admire the 2000 year-old "árbol del Tule", a huge cypress tree. Then you go on to Mitla, which is one of the most important Zapotec center. After the visit, you will go to lunch (not included in price) at a nice restaurant where you will learn about the local specialty Mezcal. In the late afternoon you continue the trip through the Sierra Madre del Sur to Tehuantepec (approx four hours) where you will spend the night, to make the very long distance between Oaxaca and San Cristobal more pleasant.
Day 5 - Sumidero Canyon
Around 14.00 hrs you will arrive at the Sumidero Canyon, the most significant natural spectacle in the southeast of Mexico. On a 1.5 hours boat ride you can admire the 1000 meter deep canyon. Then you have your lunch / dinner (not included in the price) in the quiet town of Chiapa de Corzo, which is located just ten minutes away from the entrance of the Sumidero canyon. Then you will take the highway to San Cristobal (70 kilometers away), which is located over 2,000 meters high and it is a marketplace and meeting place for local indigenous groups.
Day 6 - Indigenous villages, San Cristobal
At 9.00 you will head towards San Cristobal to Zinacantan (15 kilometers away), where you can eat freshly made corn tortillas with an Indian family of the Tzotzil ethnic group. In San Juan Chamula, close to San Cristobal, you will see rituals that go back to the "heathen" pre-Hispanic times. In the village church, chickens are sacrificed for the sick and in order to exorcize evil spirits. You will go back to San Cristobal to have lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the Santo Domingo church and then you will have time to stroll in the pedestrian zones.
Day 7 - Agua Azul
In the morning you leave the highlands of Chiapas on the winding road and after 3 hours,you will get to the Agua Azul waterfalls in the dense jungle (almost 7 km length). After lunch at Agua Azul (not included), you will go to Mishol-Ha, a majestic waterfall, located about 30 minutes before Palenque. You will move into your hotel near the excavations in the early evening and will be able to take a refreshing swim at the pool.
Day 8 - Palenque, Campeche
In the morning (when there still not many tourists around) you will go to one of the highlights of your tour: the Mayan site of Palenque. This is one of the most beautifully restored sites of the country. Particularly impressive are the temple of the inscriptions and the palace complex. After the 3-4 hours of your visit, you will go to the Gulf Coast and after a 4 hour drive, you will arrive at a restaurant right on the beach where you can enjoy fresh seafood. Through Champoton you will reach Campeche (about one hour). In the charming colonial city you will move into a beautiful hotel right in the historical center.
Day 9 - Puuc Route, Uxmal, Merida
After a walking tour through the historic center of Campeche you will continue to Uxmal in the Puuc region, known for its many hills (Puuc means Hill). You will pass many Mayan villages where you can still observe the traditional way of living. You will visit the site of Uxmal, one of the most important cities back in its time. After this visit you will continue to Merida. You will make a stop to eat (not included in the price) . In Merida you will have enough time to discover the city.
Day 10 - Chichen Itza, Tulum
On the last day of your trip you will need to wake up early, but the visit to Chichen Itza is definitely worth that. These Toltec ruins had a center which was the Kukulcan pyramid, one of the most important ones in the world. Its building was strongly influenced by astrology and astrologists. After the visit you will continue to Tulum.
After a short visit to Tulum you will be brought to your beach hotel, either in Tulum, Playa del Carmen or Cancun. Those who go to Holbox will have to take a taxi, since the distance is too long to combine it with all the other drop offs. The guide of the group will gladly help you take a taxi.
- How about a Stopp-Over in New York oder or simply one or two days more in Mexico City before the round trip (with or without tour program)?
- Or let yourself be pampered at a spa: La Buena Vibra and Mision del Sol in the surroundings of Cuernavaca offer wellness at its best at low prices.
- For nature lovers we offer a visit to the Copper Canyon, or a visit to the Monarch butterfly reserve in Michoacan or a stay at a Café Finca.
Program after your tour
After your round trip in the footsteps of the Mayas and Aztecs we recommend a prolongation of your vacation (from 3 to 5 days) at one of the uncountable white sandy beaches of the Caribbean in order to relax and to digest the impressions of your journey.
On the bottom of the configurator you find the options for the beach hotels.
Here you also find an overview of the beach hotels according to category:
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How to guarantee that a small group tour will take place?
Our small group tours will be conducted with a minimum of 4 people (in some cases even with 2 people), which excludes almost always a cancellation of the tour. You will find the current number of participants in the travel configurator. If there are only 4 or less travelers of one language in a group the exceptional case may happen and a trip may be run multilingual (eg German & English).
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Only with Mextrotter: Travel first, pay afterwards! By paying only 4% extra you enjoy your trip first and pay within 7 days after you go back home.
How do I book with Mextrotter?
After choosing your desired trip(s) on our website you will receive a non-binding offer which you can book simply by replying the e-mail. Please include the reference number (= tourcode) in your mail. By doing this you will receive access to your personal travel portal, where you can enter the passengers' personal dates so we can book the flights that may be included in the offer.
For further information consider our Booking Memo Sheet.
When is the best time to travel to Mexico?
You can travel to Mexico throughout the whole year. As a traveller you are probably a bit worried about the rainy season spoiling the pleasure of your travel. As Europeans you may associate rain with wind, coolness, damp weather and staying inside your house. However, this is different in Mexico.
First of all, during the rainy season in Mexico it seldom rains during the day; it mainly rains during the night. The rain falls down as short, strong showers and it hardly cools down the country: it remains warm. For all these reasons, we recommend you not to plan your trip to Mexico solely on the basis of the rainy season. However, if you still do not want to travel around during the rainy season, you can best do so from November to March.
What costs should I calculate per day (food, drinks)?
Be aware that the price level in Mexico is approximately 40% lower than in Europe. In other words: food and drinks cost about half the price (excluding table wine, which is quite expensive in Mexico). A guide for personal meal expenses could be 15 to 30 Euro per person per day. The exact amount you spend per day depends on your drinking and eating habits.