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Aztecas, Mixtecas and Mayas tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 - 18 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1450 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1970 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival anytime to Mexico City and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: City tour in Mexico City and Teotihuacan pyramids we'll show you the Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan and the Basilica of Guadalupe in one spectacular tour. You'll be impressed by these important national treasures and even get a stronger sense of what Mexico City has to offer.

Day 3: Tour Puebla and Cholula, plus city tour. And follow the way to Oaxaca. We'll show you the Colonial City of Puebla, and cholula, you´ll enjoy of this city as much the rest of the tours, mostly of the buildings from XVIII century.Transfer to bus station for taking your bus to Oaxaca City, arrival to Oaxaca and transfer to hotel selected.

Day 4: Once again enjoy breakfast at the hotel before visiting some of the riches of the Oaxaca. No trip to Oaxaca would be complete without a visit to Monte Alban. Once of Mexico’s most important archaeological ruins, Monte Alban is located just outside the city of Oaxaca with a gorgeous backdrop of the Oaxaca mountains.

Day 5: Breakfast and tour Mitla, Tule and Teotitlan. You’ll tour Teotitlan, where you will get a glimpse into local artisans who are known for their intricate weaving and designs, drop by Tule, a city on the outskirts of Oaxaca City, where you will see the largest known Montezuma cypress, well over 2000 years old, and also tour Mitla, an important archaeological site in Oaxacan history.

Day 6: Breakfast, and transfer to airport for local flight (included)for travel to Tuxtla Gutierrez,pick up for start your tour for the Sumidero Canyon. It is an awe inspiring canyon whose dramatic cliffs of up to one kilometer high and the river's depth of up to 100 meters deep dwarf anything in its presence. We took a boat ride along part of the canyon which was most enjoyable. Wild monkeys and iguana inhabit the area. Transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas and in the afternoon we´ll take a tour to San Juan Chamula, about 11 km/7 m north-west of San Cristóbal, is the ceremonial center of the Chamula Indians, the largest Tzotzil-speaking group.

A large number of the more than 40,000 Chamulas live in surrounding small settlements. As is often the case in the mountain villages of the Maya tribe, three large crosses, symbolizing the tree of life, can be seen in the village and on the hills. It is worth visiting the small church in which people burn candles in memory of their dead. Catholic rites and old Mayan myths blend intensely here. Stay in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Day 7: Breakfast and visit to Agua Azul and Misol ha cascades. We´ll go to Agua Azul cascades, is a long series of glittering cascades coursing over kilometers of lush valleys in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mountains. The powerful, shimmering falls, white water and deep, clear pools, rush through steaming jungle about 50km from the town of Palenque. With sparkling turquoise water set against a deep green jungle background, the falls are probably one of the most spectacular natural attractions in México and Misol-Ha. Misol-ha is a 35 meters height cascade which flows out in a basin where the bathe is possible. A small way passes behind the cascade and leads to a small cave where an underground river and a cascade flow out. Arrival Palenque. Includes: (L).

Day 8: Tour to the archaeological site of Palenque, is a Maya archaeological site near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas, located about 130 km south of Ciudad del Carmen. It is a medium-sized site, much smaller than such huge sites as Tikal or Copán, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, and bas-relief carvings the Maya produced. Free afternoon, and transfer to bus station for continue our night trip by bus to Merida.

Day 9: Arrival to Merida early morning. Free day to explore.

Day 10: Breakfast, follow with our visit to Uxmal and arriving to Merida. Uxmal is magnificent. Buildings grouped together, the uneven land terraced. The ruins sit in the midst of the jungle, couched in foliage. There is an enormous amount of architectural detail and much variation, even in a single building. More beautiful than most other sites and very little Toltec influence. This is late Classical Period, high Puuc (pure Mayan) architecture. I sat up on the Grand Pyramid looking toward the Temple of the Magician pyramid.

One level down and a short distance away is the House of the Turtles. Beyond that is the Juego de Pelota (Ball Game) court and the Nunnery Quadrangle. And green, green tropical trees and shrubbery in between. There are flat-topped mounds of earth and jungle on the periphery of the complex that contain undiscovered treasures. No doubt this was an intricate and solid civilization - the buildings have been here many hundreds of years and some, I'm told, took scores of years to erect. It is sacred ground and anyone visiting would feel the electricity in the air. The architectural style is magical, the whole site extremely mystical.

Day 11: Breakfast, depart to Chichen Itza, and follow with Cancún. This is a wonderful archaeological site incorporating the ruins of two different cultures, the ancient Maya and the later arriving Toltecs. We follow our trip to Cancún City. End of services.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 10 nights and 11 days in hotels 4 stars
- Daily breakfast
- Lunch in Puebla
- Bilingual guide
- All transfers and transportation mentioned
- Bus tickets Puebla to Oaxaca
- Bus ticket Palenque - Merida
- Local flight Oaxaca - Tuxtla Gutierrez
- All entrances fees in tours
- Share service in tours.

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