THE classical Mexico tour. In 13 days from Mexico City to the Caribbean with unique destinations and amazing nature experiences. Duration: 13 days.
Guaranteed with 2 participants / maximum 12 travelers
- 12 x bed & breakfast in good middle class hotels
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter bus
- Airport transfer upon arrival
- Free transfer to your beach hotel (between Cancun and Tulum) after your round trip
- Mextrotter Welcome Package
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Travel tip & Info
This Mexico trip is also offered as a 10 day Express version.
Price per Person
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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 the transfer will take between 20 and 40 minutes.
Day 2 - Citytour
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 the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the main post office, both art works of the architect Adamo Boari. The main square Zocalo is dominated by the Cathedral and the president´s palace. Around noon you will go by bus to the Anthropological Museum (entrance not included) where you will learn about Mexican cultures of the present and past. Later the round trip will take you through the quarter of Condesa and back to your hotel.
Day 3 - Pyramids of Teotihuacan
The pyramids of Teotihuacan, founded more than 2000 years ago, are located approximately 60 km northeast of Mexico City and are the most impressive cultural heritage of Mexico. You will visit the sun and the moon Pyramid and admire the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl. After lunch in a typically Mexican restaurant (not included in the price), you will visit the Basilica of Guadalupe. The temple of the "brown Madonna", who is celebrated on the 12th of December by millions of Mexicans, is the largest and most important sanctuary in Mexco.
Day 4 - Puebla & Oaxaca
At 8:00 o´clock in the morning you will leave the hotel and drive through the urban jungle to the highway to Puebla. At about 10:00 am will arrive at a a rest area, where you have a wonderful view of the more than 5000 meters high volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, if the weather is good. You will have lunch at a local restaurant on the main square of Puebla (not included in price). Try the local specialty: mole, a filling cocoa and chili sauce with spices, which is poured over chicken. After a four hour drive through the beautiful and romantically wild landscapes of the Sierra Madre you arrive in Oaxaca.
Day 5 - Monte Alban, Lunch with indigenous family
In the morning you will visit the nearby archaelogical site of Monte Albán, picturesquely situated on a hill above Oaxaca and one of the most important cultural centers of the Zapotecs. Later you will have lunch in the home of a Zapotec family. There you can try to make tortillas on the Comal (flintstone) and you will be served "mole amarillo", a delicious stew. In the afternoon you will return to Oaxaxa where you have plenty of time to stroll through the colourful and bustling market.
Day 6 - Tule, Mitla
On the way to Mitla you will stop at Tule, where you can admire the 2000 year old "árbol del Tule", a huge cypress. Then you go on to Mitla, another very 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 (approximately four hours) where you will spend the night.
Day 7 - Sumidero Canyon
At around 2:00 o'clock pm you will arrive at the Sumidero Canyon, the most significant natural phenomenon in the southeast of Mexico. On a 1.5 hour boat ride you will admire the 1000 meter deep canyon. Then you will have lunch in the quiet town of Chiapa de Corzo which is located just ten minutes away from the entrance of the Sumidero Canyon. Later you will take the highway to San Cristobal, famous for its huge market that also serves as a meeting place for various local indigenous groups.
Day 8 - Indigenous villages, San Cristobal
At 9:00 o'clock you will leave San Cristobal for 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, also close to San Cristobal, you will watch 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 zone of this beautiful city.
Day 9 - 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 that are surrounded by lush jungle vegetation. After lunch at Agua Azul (not included in the price), you will go to Mishol-Ha, a majestic waterfall, located about 30 minutes before Palenque. Your hotel lies near the excavation site where you can take a refreshing swim in the pool in the early evening.
Day 10 - Palenque, Campeche
In the morning (when there are not too many tourists around) you visit one of the highlights of your tour. The Mayan site of Palenque is one of the most beautifully restored sites of the country. You will marvel at the Temple of the Inscriptions and the Palace Complex. After a 3 to 4 hour visit your journey will take you to the Gulf Coast and to a beach restaurant where you can enjoy fresh seafood. After a 1 hour drive you arrive in Campeche where you will stay in a beautiful hotel in the historical center of this charming colonial city.
Day 11 - Puuc Route, Uxmal, Merida
After a stroll through the historic center of Campeche you will drive through the Puuc region (Puuc means hill) to Uxmal. You will pass many Mayan villages where you can observe people's traditional way of life. Uxmal was one of the most important cities of its time and the view of the temples emerging from the jungle will leave an unforgettable impression on you. On your way to Merida you will stop at a beautiful traditional restaurant to eat (not included in the price) . There will be enough time left to discover the city of Merida.
Day 12 - Nationalpark Celestun
About two hours west from Merida is Celestun National Park, a paradise for flamingos and pelicans, which you can watch in their natural habitat on a 2.5 hour boat ride. Afterwards you will enjoy fish and seafood at the beach (not included in the price). In the evening you will return to Merida, where your guide will invite you to a good-bye cocktail (included in price).
Day 13 - Chichen Itza, Tulum
On the last day of your trip you will have to wake up early but the visit of Chichen Itza is definitely worth it. The center of the Toltec site is the pyramid of Kukulcan, one of the worldwide most important and most visited pyramids. The construction of the building was strongly influenced by astrological and astronomical aspects. After the visit you will continue to Tulum.
After a short visit of Tulum you will be brought to your beach hotel in Tulum, Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
Program before your tour
- How about a Stopp-Over in New York oder simply one or two days more in Mexico City before the round trip (with or without tour programme)?
- Or let yourself get pampered for one or two days at a spa: La Buena Vibra and Mision del Sol in the surroundings of Cuernavaca offer wellness at its best at relatively low prices.
- For nature lovers we offer a visit to the Copper Canyon, a visit to the Monarch butterfly reserve in Michoacan oder a stay at a Café Finca .
Program after your tour
After your Mexico tour in the footsteps of the Mayas and Aztecs we recommend a prolongation of your vacation (from 3 to 5 days) on one of the countless white sand beaches of the Caribbean in order to relax and digest all the new impressions.
On the bottom of the configurator, you can find options of beach hotels.
Here you also find an overview of beach hotels according to categories:
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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).
Skeptical about internet bookings?
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.
How do I pay at Mextrotter? Are credit cards accepted?
(Within the EU) at no cost to you. Credit card payments can only be charged via the online service of paypal; The fee of 4.5% invoiced to us will be passed on to you in full.
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.