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Departure on Tuesday
Day 01. (TUE) MEXICO
Arrival Transfer Welcome at the Mexico City “Benito Juarez” International Airport; transfer to the hotel of your choice. Accommodation.
Day 02. (WED) TULA – TEPOTZOTLAN
Breakfast. Departure towards Tula, former capital of Toltec Empire and place where the mythic god Quetzalcóatl was born. We will admire the Giants or Atlantes, the Ball Game Court, Square of Jaguars & Eagles, the burn Palace or Column Palace and the Chacmol, testimony of the relationship between Toltec and Maya, two of the most advanced cultures in that age. Continue on to Tepotzotlán to apréciate the magnificent collection of the National Museum of the Virreinato, located in the ancient College Jesuit of San Francisco Javier that features a beautiful baroque facade. Return to Mexico City. Overnight.
Day 03. (THU) MEXICO CITY
Breakfast. Mexico City. We will start our city tour visiting the cultural and historic Heritage downtown district where we will find the National Palace and its beautiful murals, painted by the great muralist Diego Rivera, the constitution square or “Zocalo”, the Main Aztec Temple and the Metropolitan Cathedral as well as some of the main avenues. Later, we will visit Chapultepec Park and one of the most important Residential areas of Mexico City, and the “Pink Zone”. Return to the hotel and rest of the day free.
Day 04. (FRI) MEXICO CITY – TEOTIHUACAN – PACHUCA
Departure to Teotihuacán archaeological zone, a World Heritage site, “where the men become gods”. We will admire this advanced culture with the Sun & Moon pyramids, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Butterflies palace. Lunch. Transfer to Pachuca, crib of Mexican football, brought by the English miners. We will tour through the points of interest of the beautiful Airosa: the monumental Clock, the Ex-Convent of San Francisco, the Rule’s House, the Mirador (vantage point) and principal avenues. Overnight hotel Holiday Inn Pachuca or similar.
Day 05. (SAT) PACHUCA – REAL DEL MONTE – HUASCA
Breakfast. Continue on to Real del Monte, beautiful town where we will get to know the process of mineral extraction at Mina de Acosta & museum. Visit to the principal plaza, silver workshops and the English cemetery where the tomb of Bell, the first clown in America, and mason miners tombs are located. Lunch on your own, with a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Possibility of tasting “pastes”, typical pastry in the state of Hidalgo. Continue on to hotel Hacienda Santa Maria Regla. Overnight.
Day 06. (SUN) HUASCA – PACHUCA – MEXICO CITY
We will tour the Hacienda of Santa Maria Regla where mining was one of its principal activities. It was founded by Don Pedro Romero de Terreros, perhaps one of the first rich men in the world and founder of Monte de Piedad.
The Hacienda counts with subterranean passages, where many famous films took place. The Basaltic Prisms are located in the property too. Continue on to Huasca, a town which beholds the Ex-Convent with Agustino style dating back from the XVII century preserving its antique characteristics. Possibility of enjoying, on your own, a delicious fish in the Bosque de las Truchas, horse bike riding or buying handicrafts. Head back to Mexico City. End of services.
Day 07. (MON) MEXICO CITY – VILLAHERMOSA – PALENQUE
Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport to flight to Villahermosa. Assistance and transfer to Palenque. Dinner and overnight.
Included flight ticket. Book flight ticket arriving at Villahermosa between 9-13 hrs.
Day 08. (TUE) PALENQUE – CAMPECHE
Breakfast. Visit Palenque, surrounded by jungle. One of the prime and most important Mayan archaeological sites. Inside the Pyramid of the Inscriptions, King Pakal´s sarcophagus and its fascinating carved gravestone were found. We will view the Sun temple, the Cross temple & the Palace. Departure to find a nice panoramic of the Gulf of México. Lunch on your own. Continue on to the beautiful walled city of Campeche. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 9. (WED) CAMPECHE – UXMAL – MERIDA
Breakfast. Panoramic view of the city and departure to Uxmal. We will visit this archaeological site and its wonders: the Guesser Pyramid, the Nunnery Quadrangle, Governor’s Palace, the Ballgame Court. Lunch and arrival to Mérida, “the White City”, to enjoy a panoramic view: Montejo avenue, the monumento to Motherland, the Main Square, the Cathedral, Government Palaces. Overnight.
Day 10. (THU) MERIDA – CHICHEN ITZA – CANCUN
Breakfast. Departure to Chichén Itzá, the most important Mayan and awesome site in Mexico. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We will find advanced archaeo-astronomic knowledge in this city. We will visit the pyramid known as “the Castle” or Kukulcán temple, the Ballgame Court, the Skull temple, Jaguar’s temple, the Observatory, the One Thousand Columns Square, the Sacred Well. Ahead to beautiful well IK-IL, where we will be able to swim in. Lunch. Continuation to Cancun. Arrival and overnight.
Day 11. (FRI) CANCUN
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the wonderful talcum powdered turquoise beaches or take an optional tour as Isla Mujeres, Xcaret, Tulum/Xel-Há or Cozumel. Our office will be more than happy in suggesting alternatives and confirm your flight. Overnight.
Day 12. (SAT) CANCUN – END OF SERVICES
Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport. Flight ticket not included.
4 nights in Mexico City, 1 night in Pachuca, 1 night in Santa Maria Regla, 1 night in Palenque, 1 night in Campeche, 1 night in Merida, 2 nights in Cancun. Daily breakfast, (3 lunch, 2 Dinners), Arrival transfer in Mexico City, Mexico City Tour, Tula and Tepotzotlan Tour, Land transportation, Visits: Pachuca, Real del Monte, Huasca, Palenque, Campeche, Merida (Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen-Itza). English speaking guide, Departure transfer in Cancun. Lodging Taxes, Flight ticket México – Villahermosa.