Day 1: Mexico DF
Welcome to EuropaMundo!!!. On arrival, transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
Day 2: Mexico City.-
Today we have a fantastic day acquaint ourselves with Mexico. We include a sightseeing tour of the city. We will visit the Plaza of Three Cultures, and the historic centre in which the Zócalo (main square) and its Metropolitan Cathedral stand out, the main Aztec temple, Chapultepec Park, the “Paseo de la Reforma” Avenue and the other main avenues of this impressive city.
At the end of the visit we travel to the BASILICA OF GUADALUPE, the most visited Catholic temple in the Americas where the Virgin of Guadalupe is found. There we will be able to explore the old basilica dating back to the 18th Century and also the modern temple.
In the afternoon we travel to the neighbourhood of XOCHIMILCO, a wonderful place with its canals and semi-floating gardens. Here we include a ride in a “trajinera”, one of the boats festooned with flowers.
In the evening we include a transfer to the Plaza de GARIBALDI, with its many bars, restaurants and bars where tacos and tequila are served and the Mariachis sing. Dinner is included in a traditional restaurant.
Day 3: México- Teotihuacán- Cholula- Oaxaca.-
Total Distance: 540 km
Countryside: Mountains. Arid plateaus.
09.15 hrs.- Mexico city departure. Only 50 km to reach on of the most impressive Aztec places.
10.45 hrs.- TEOTIHUACAN, which in Nahuatl means “the place where men become gods”, and is one of the most impressive cities from the ancient world. We will admire the pyramids of the sun and the moon, entry ticket and visit. We continue our route to the very
12.30 hrs.- Teotihuacan- Departure. We continue our route.
14.15 hrs.-CHOLULA,. Time to have lunch and a stroll throught its beautiful square, its tunnels under the pyramid and the picturesque sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios from where you can admire the magnificent panorama.
16.15hrs.- Cholula. Departure. In the afternoon, we travel to the state of Oaxaca.
20.00 hrs.- Arrival at OAXACA at the end of the day.- Dinner included.
Day 4: Oaxaca- Monte Alban- El Tule- Oaxaca.-
Total distance: 60 km
09.00hrs.- Visit included to OAXACA, a UNESCO World Heritage City of Aztec origin with its impressive monumental heritage, after which we go up to the site of MONTE ALBAN, which is set deep in a 400-metre mountain above the Valley of Oaxaca – entry tickets and visit are included. This is the most magnificent of the Zapotec cities. We will also go to SANTA MARIE EL TULE, together with its beautiful church, it contains a two thousand year old tree that has one of widest trunks in the world (this stop can be made on Tuesday morning en route to Tuxtla).
Free afternoon in Oaxaca, an extremely beautiful colonial city which is full of life and music in its center.
Day 5: Oaxaca- San Pablo Villa de Mitla- Tuxtla.-
Total Distance: 505 kmPaisagens: Mountains. Small towns en route.
Note: A new fast toll road is being built between Oaxaca and the Isthmus. Inauguration is expected throughout 2019. Travel time, when open, will be reduced by approxibately one and a half hours compared to that indicated in this itinerary.
07.00 hrs.- Oaxaca- Departure.-
08.00 hrs.- SAN PABLO VILLA DE MITLA. Arrival. We stop at a this magical town. We allow time for a walk together to the Church of San Pablo dating back to the Sixteenth Century and through its beautiful rustic streets.
09.00 hrs.- San Pablo. Departure. We continue our route in the sierras of Oaxaca towards the Isthmus. Lunch is included en route.
19.00 hrs.- At the end of the afternoon, we arrive in TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, the capital of the state of Chiapas. We will go with our guide to the Marimba Park, where we will listen to a live group playing the Marimba, the emblematic instrument of Chiapas.
Day 6: Tuxtla- Sumidero Canyon- Chiapa del Corzo- Zinacantan- San Juan de Chamula- San Cristobal.-
Total Distance: 100 km
Notes: We recommend you to take appropriate waterproof clothing for the speedboat ride.- The visit of the towns of Zinacantán and San Juan can take place on Wednesday or Thursday morning (according to opening times of the church of San Juan).
08.30 hrs.- Tuxtla - Departure.
09.00 hrs.- We will explore the SUMDERO CANYON. Travelling by boat, we will travel for more than 1 hrs up this impressive canyon which is almost 1 km deep and 14 km long.
10.45 hrs.- Sumidero Canyon.- Departure.
11.00 hrs.- Next, we will walk through CHIAPA DEL CORZO, a white traditional and cultural colonial site. Time for a stroll and a coffee.
11.45 hrs.- Chiapa del Corzo. Departure. We enter into the center of the Mexican Mayan culture. We discover 2 beautiful villages inhabited by the Tzotzil Indians.
12.45 hrs.- In ZINACANTAN we can admire the dresses worn by the women and also their small loom workshop-shops.
13.45 hrs.- Zicacantan.- Departure.
14.15 hrs.- SAN JUAN CHAMULA we will be surprised by their church that mixes Christianity with pre-Columbian traditions. Time for lunch.
15.45 hrs.- San Juan Chamula.- Departure.
16.15 hrs.- We continue to SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS. Free afternoon in this beautiful colonial city founded in 1528.
Day 7: San Cristobal- Mexico City.-
After breakfast, transfer to the Tuxtla Gutierrez airport, we take flight to México (included). Arrival and end of the services.
Note: if you have booked additional nights in México city at the end of the trip, the transfer from the airport to the hotel is not included.
- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: MEXICO CITY, TEOTIHUACAN, OAXACA
- Boat: Boat trip in Xochimilco in Ciudad de México in MEXICO CITY, Sumidero Canyon in Sumidero Canyon
- Evening transfer: Garibaldi Square in Ciudad de México in MEXICO CITY
- Transfer: Basilica of Guadalupe in Ciudad de Mexico in MEXICO CITY, Marimba music live in Tuxtla in TUXLA
- Ticket admission: archaeological site of Teotihuacán in TEOTIHUACAN, Archaeological site of Mount Alban in Oaxaca in OAXACA
- Flights included: Tuxtla - Mexico CITY in MEXICO CITY
Lafragua 7, Col. Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México
01430 Ciudad de Mexico
Calle de Manuel García Vigil 306, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, OAX, México
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TUXTLA GUTIERRES9616189500
AV. CENTRAL PONIENTE 1254 BARRIO EL MAGUEY
DIEGO DE MAZARIEGOS9676780833
Calle 5 de Febrero, 29200 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
29200 SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS
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