General

The 15 day Southern Mexico tour was designed for those who have a couple of weeks and are interested in experiencing the culture and beauty of Mexico and the pre-Hispanic world. We have filled this budget tour with included activities relevant to the Mexican traditions and history along with cultural details to give travellers a full experience of this amazing country.

15 Day Southern Mexico Tour

Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Mexico City – 2 nights
  • Puebla – 1 night
  • Oaxaca – 2 nights °
  • San Cristobal de las Casas – 2 nights
  • Palenque – 2 nights *
  • Merida – 3 nights
  • Tulum / Chichen Itza – 1 night
  • Playa del Carmen – 1 night

(°) Five hour included flight between Oaxaca and San Cristobal de las Casas

(*) At times the road to Palenque is closed for geopolitical reasons and the tour needs to take an alternative route. In such cases this activity would not be available.

Includes

Tour includes**:

  • English, French, Italian or German speaking Tour Leader (Spanish goes without saying – upon request and depends on availability)
  • Group of maximum 12 travellers
  • All public and private transports between hotels
  • National flights between Oaxaca and Taxtla Gutierrez
  • 14 nights 3 star hotels
  • Orientation walk in Merida, San Cristobal de las Casas, Oaxaca, and Mexico City
  • Chichen Itza ruins entrance/transport/guide
  • Palenque ruins entrance/transport/guide
  • Transport and entrance to the Mizol Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls*

Tour does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Mexico
  • Airport taxes and border fees
  • Meals / drinks
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Airport pick up and drop off (optional)
  • Private single supplement room (optional)

(*) At times the road to Palenque is closed for geopolitical reasons and the tour needs to take an alternative route. In such cases this activity would not be available.
(**) These activities are included not obligatory.

Tour Details

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Day 1 & 2: Mexico City: Arrivale Day. Welcome meeting at 6:30pm in hotel lobby before heading for our Orientation Walk in the city center and a group dinner so everyone can meet one another over some Tacos. Second day is an Optional Activity Day so the passengers can visit the Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan, the Anthropological Museum, the Castle of Chapultepec, House and museum of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera or the National Palace in the city’s Zocalo.

  • Day 3: Puebla: Today we take a short two hour first class ADO bus ride to this historic city with over 360 churches. We will spend the afternoon taking either one of the optonal activities available such as the pyramid of Cholula or just spend the day to get to know this beautiful city.

  • Day 4 & 5: Oaxaca: We will leave for Oaxaca in the morning with first class buses. with bathrooms, AC and entertainment center. We will arrive into Oaxaca around 4pm and get ready for dinner after our Orientation Walk. The next day we will have many optional activities to choose from: visit of the ruins of Monte Alban is a must or just wondering around town. Other activities include the Museum of Santa Domingo or an excursion to the ruins of Mitla, the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua and a stop at a Mezcal factory on the way back.

  • Day 6 & 7: San Cristobal de las Casas: Today we will take a 5 hour flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez through D.F. instead of the 12 hour bus ride. We will arrive into SCC in the late afternoon and head to the hotel before going for our Orientation Walk. The next day you will have many options to choose from as optional activities from the Sumidero Canyon to the Mayan Villages of Chamula and Zinacantan. We will meet in the evening for a group dinner.

  • Day 8 & 9: Palenque: Private van transfer to the jungles of Chiapas and stopping by the two impressive waterfalls of Misol Ha and Agua Azul as an included activity*. You are welcome to jump in and have a swim if the weather permits. We will reach our hotel in Palenque around 5pm and head for dinner. Next day, we will have a guided visit of the Mayan ruins of Palenque as an included activity. Passengers can choose to upgrade to a jungle walk where they can visit some of the ruins still uncovered in the middle of the thick vegetation, the way the site was found about a hundred years ago by the Conquistadores. After the tour of the ruins everyone will be given access to the Palenque Museum.

  • Day 10, 11 & 12: Mérida: 9 hour travel day to the White City of Yucatan in a first class ADO bus. We will arrive to Mérida around 5pm and have a rest before heading out for our Orientation Walk and dinner in one of the jewel cities of Mexico. Next day is a free day for the passengers to choose from some of the best optional activities yet. Be it for a day to swim in the region’s cenotes (sink holes) or to visit the bird sanctuary of Celestun. If interested in the Mayan culture, you can visit from here the ruins of Uxmal and Kabah.
    One last day in this amazing city so the passengers can catch on what they have missed with all these activities such as the Anthropology Museum… They can have a walk in town to see the impressive Paseo Montejo with its mansion style houses, the huge city market or the first Cathedral ever built on the American Continent.

  • Day 13: Tulum via Chichen Itza: Leaving early in the morning to the ruins of Chichen Itza for our included guided tour. After the tour you will have an option to head to the cenote (sink hole) of Ik Kil for a buffet lunch and a little swim in the beautiful blue waters of the region’s sink holes before getting the bus to the Mayan Riviera. We will get into Tulum around 6pm.
    PS: On the Spring Equinox tour beginning in Mexico City on the 9th of March, we will be in Chichen Itza on the 21st. Click here to learn more about the Equinox Ceremony in Chichen Itza.

  • Day 14: Playa del Carmen: As an optional activity, passengers can visit the ruins of Tulum in the morning before heading one hour north to the white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen. Afternoon on the beach and later our last night dinner to talk about our experiences these last two weeks.

  • Day 15: Departure Day: Adios amigos.

(*) At times the road to Palenque is closed for geopolitical reasons and the tour needs to take an alternative route. In such cases this activity would not be available.

Dates & Price

US$ 1,695.00 per person

This tour runs on June 18, July 9, August 6, September 10, October 15, November 5 and December 3, 2016.
Please check Dates & Booking tab on the left for more information.

Activities

Orientation walk in Merida, San Cristobal de las Casas, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, Chichen Itza & Palenque ruins, Visit to Mizol Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls, National Flights, Publica and Private Transports

Available departures

This tour needs a minimum of 3 people to run on June 18, July 9, August 6, September 10, October 15, November 5 and December 3, 2016.
Please choose a tour date from the calendar below.

US$ 1,695.00 per person
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Mexico

Mexico

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres (over 760,000 sq mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 113 million, it is the eleventh most populous and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, its capital and largest city.

Mexico has one of the world’s largest economies, it is the tenth largest oil producer in the world, the largest silver producer in the world and is considered both a regional power and middle power. In addition, Mexico was the first Latin American member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD (since 1994), and considered an upper-middle income country by the World Bank. Mexico is considered a newly industrialized country and an emerging power. It has the fifteenth largest nominal GDP and the tenth largest GDP by purchasing power parity. The economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, especially the United States. Mexico ranks sixth in the world and first in the Americas by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 32, and in 2010 was the tenth most visited country in the world with 22.5 million international arrivals per year. According to Goldman Sachs, by 2050 Mexico is expected to become the world’s fifth largest economy. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimated in January 2013 that by 2050 Mexico could be the world’s seventh largest economy. Mexico has membership in prominent institutions such as the UN, the WTO, the G20 and the Uniting for Consensus.

– Wikipedia

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