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Oaxaca and Chiapas Complete

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 - 16 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Mexico  
Specialty Categories: Crafts Tours   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1620 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2020 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Oaxaca airport, transfer to Hotel selected and walking City tour, walking city tour highlighting the Santo Domingo Church, government palace, Alcala street, among other sites.

Day 2: Breakfast, and start tour visiting the village of black pottery, San Bartolo Coyotepec and Jalietza plus the market day of Ocotlan.

Day 3: Breakfast. Free day.

Day 4: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. 10.00 am – 10.15 am, 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 5: 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 6: Breakfast, free day.

Day 7: Breakfast, free day.

Day 8: Breakfast, 10.00 am – 10.15 am. Start on the tour, by visiting Cuilapam de guerrero exconvent, Alebrijes (wood carved) village and the market of zaachila.

Day 9: Breakfast and ready to flight to Tuxtla gutierrez Chiapas. Transfer to hotel Casa Vieja in San Cristobal de las Casas.

Day 10: Breakfast, tour to the famous Mexican Canyon of Sumidero by land, further - by the water boats. The exotic plant figures, caves and altars - Canyon of Sumidero (lunch included) Again by land to the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas.

Day 11: Breakfast, we´ll take a tour to San Juan Chamula, about 11 km / 7 mi north-west of San Cristóbal, is the ceremonial centre 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 and Zinacantán Villages. By evening you´ll have a city tour in this Village, stay in San Cristóbal de las Casas. Includes: (L).

Day 12: Breakfast plus transfer to Palenque, 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 (lunch included). Arrival to Palenque.

Day 13: Breakfast and lunch in tour to visit Bonampak and Yaxchilan, Bonampak is an ancient Maya site in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, about 30 km (20 miles) south of the larger site of Yaxchilan and the border with Guatemala. It is small Maya site, which was a dependency of Yaxchilan. All of the structures seem to have been built in the period from about 580 to 800. Bonampak was rediscovered in 1946 by photographer Giles Healy, who was led to it by the Lacandon Maya who still visited the site to pray in the ancient temples.

Bonampak contains several medium-sized temples around a plaza, along with a few well carved stelae, but is famous for the murals in one of the buildings. Yaxchilan, This was a large center, important throughout the Classic era, and the dominant power of the Usumacinta area. It dominated such smaller sites as Bonampak, and was long allied with Piedras Negras and at least for a time with Tikal; it has a rival of Palenque, with which Yaxchilan warred in 654.

Yat-Balam, founder of a long dynasty, took the throne on 2 August, 320 when Yaxchilan was a minor site. The city-state grew to a regional capital and the dynasty lasted into the early 9th century. Yaxchilan had its greatest power during the long reign of King Shield Jaguar II, who died in his 90s in 742. Yaxchilan is known for the large quantity of excellent sculpture at the site,stay in Palenque.

Day 14: Visit to the archaeological center of Palenque. This City-Gallery contains the stone portraits of the priests and of the emperor Pakal II, as well as a dynasty chronicle, the temple of the Sun and the Cross, “spaceman” image on the wall of the Emperor Pakal sarcophagus etc.

Day 15: Transfer to airport in Villahermosa for your flight to México city, end of services.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 14 nights and 15 days hotels 4 stars
- Daily breakfast
- Local flights Oaxaca - Tuxtla Gutierrez
- Local flights Villahermosa-Mexico City
- Transfers mentioned in tours
- Tours mentioned in schedule
- All entrances fees in all tours
- 5 lunch in Chiapas.