Mexico is a fascinating country and has so much to offer in the way of culture, history, archaeology, dress, music, food and of course scenery. Join with us for a trip through the classical part of this country and experience at first-hand many of these attractions.
DAY 1 - Your arrival in this wonderful country. We will meet you at the airport in Mexico City (MEX) to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 2 - After breakfast in the hotel you will be ready to begin your trip. You will visit part of this huge city in the morning to see the downtown area of the Zocalo and the afternoon will be devoted to a visit to the world-renowned Anthropology Museum. Return to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 3 - Breakfast in the hotel and then you continue by visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe and the magnificent Pyramids of Teotihuacan. There will be a guided tour of the area before you return to Mexico City for the night.
DAY 4 - After breakfast you leave Mexico City for Cuernavaca in the next valley and then on to the “silver” city of Taxco. There will be time to wander through the narrow cobble-stoned streets and visit the magnificent Santa Prisca Church and of course shop for silver bargains. Overnight.
DAY 5 - After breakfast you will continue your journey through typical Mexican countryside and mountains to the city of Oaxaca. You will arrive there in time to check-in at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 6 - After breakfast you will spend the day in this beautiful city to see such places as the famous Santo Domingo Church and the Regional Museum. In the afternoon you will visit Monte Alban, the magnificent ruin on a hill overlooking Oaxaca. Overnight.
DAY 7 - Early breakfast in the hotel. You will continue on to visit first the old Mixtec city of Mitla and then go through the mountains to arrive at the city of Tehuantepec. Check-in at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 8 - After breakfast you will continue on into the State of Chiapas. You will pass through the state capital of Tuxtla Gutierrez and on to the Sumidero Canyon just outside the town, where Indians hurled themselves into the canyon, rather than submit to the Spanish Conquerors. A boat ride into the canyon will give you a chance to see it at its best. Continuation to the main Indian town of the highlands - San Cristobal de las Casas. Overnight.
DAY 9 - After breakfast you will spend the day visiting the Indian villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. You will also have time to explore the town of San Cristobal. Return to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 10 - Today after breakfast you continue on out of the highlands and into the more jungle-like scenery where Palenque lies. On the way you will visit the beautiful falls of Agua Azul. On arrival in Palenque, check-in at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 11 - After breakfast the morning will be spent exploring the ruins of Palenque, one of the great remnants of the classic Maya period. In the afternoon you will continue to Campeche on the Gulf Coast. Overnight.
DAY 12 - After breakfast you will continue on to Merida, visiting the ruins of Uxmal and Kabah on the way. You will have enough time to visit the whole of the splendid ruins at Uxmal and arrive in Merida to check in at your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 13 - After breakfast you will visit your last major ruin at Chichen-Itza, where the extensive site includes evidence of both the Maya and Toltec cultures. From here it will be on to the warm, inviting, blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and the world-famous resort of Cancun. Arrival at your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 14 - Breakfast. A final day of leisure to enjoy the beautiful waters and the clear white sand of Cancun. Overnight.
DAY 15 - Breakfast. Free time until the transfer to the airport for the flight out of Cancun (CUN).