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ESPAÑOL - FRANÇAISE
CIRCUITO DE LA LUNA II
8 days 7 nights
Price per person: $ ---- USD
Special price for groups over 12 persons

Includes:
7 nights in 3 & 4 stars hotels, 7 breakfasts, Tour leader in english, All Entrances and archaeological guides, all mentioned activities and visits, transfers & 1st Class Private land transportation.

Does not include:
Air Fares, Tips, extra meals, optional activites and other expenses.

Notes:
  • Accommodation in double occupancy. 30 % additional charge in single room
  • Children under 11 sharing room with adults: 15 % discount
  • Prices in US dollars & subject to change without notice
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL TO MEXICO CITY

Welcome to Mexico! Your guide will pick you up at Mexico’s international airport and drive you to your hotel. After the check-in, we’ll have a welcome cocktail and a full briefing of our trip through our beautiful land. It is important for our staff to know personally your expectations as well as concerns you might have in the details of our trip.


  • Pick-up at Mexico's City International Airport.
  • Check-in hotel with welcome cocktail.
DAY 2 : AMAZING TEOTIHUACAN



After our early breakfast, we cross part of Mexico City and get to Tlatelolco. There, we’ll visit the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Place of Three Cultures). This area is very rich in history especially because it is the location of the fall of the Great Tenochtitlán (the Aztec empire), and the Franciscan influence in the posterior centuries, a combination of modern architecture, baroque temples and ancient Aztec ruins.

Then, we’ll visit the most important archeological site in Mexico: Teotihuacán. It was the largest city in Mesoamerica for 9 centuries and for over 2000 years it has been revered as one of the most impressive and enigmatic ancient monuments in North America. After our visit, we’ll have lunch in a local restaurant and visit a craft shop where the owner will give us a demonstration of the workings of the diversity of precious stones and the use of a variety of plant life in the ancient and present customs, including the Mezcal and Tequila.

In the evening, we’ll visit Plaza Garibaldi, where every night different bands fro all over the country gather to play typical Mexican music, especially the Mariachi.

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Vsit Plaza de las 3 culturas
  • Archeological visit of Teotihuacan
  • Visit of handcraft shop with demonstrations
  • Buffet lunch (el jaguar)
  • Visit to Plaza Garibaldi with Mariachi
DAY 2 : ZOCALO & MUSEUM OF ANTHTROPOLOGY



We continue today our trip through Mexico’s rich history. Plaza del Zocalo is the main downtown area of Mexico City. There we have government buildings, catholic temples and Aztec ruins. We’ll start by visiting the city’s Cathedral and have a close look to the architectural and sculptural style of the 16th and 17th century. Right behind, and almost totally buried, is the Templo Mayor, the main structure of the Aztec Empire. We’ll visit its museum and learn about the continuous excavations and findings of this great ancient city. And across the street, we’ll visit El Palacio Nacional (The Nacional Palace) and appreciate 500 years of history through the narrative paintings of Diego Rivera.

After lunch, we’ll visit the Museum of Anthopology and get to know better what encompasses the Mesoamerican culture and its evolution for over five thousand years.

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Visit of the Cathedral of Mexico City
  • Visit of Palacio de Gobierno
  • Visit of Templo Mayor and Museum
  • Lunch
  • Visit of the Museum of Anthopology
DAY 3 : PUEBLA, CHOLULA & VERACRUZ



The city of Puebla is considered Patrimony of Humanity and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mexico for its natural landscape, its Mesoamerican and colonial architecture and for the colorfulness of its handcrafts. We’ll start by having breakfast in the zocalo plaza of the village of Cholula, where on one side you can see the two beautiful volcanoes: Popocatepetl and Iztacihuatl, and on the other side one of the largest monuments ever built in America: the pyramid of Quetzalcoatl. We’ll visit the local market and then take a tour of the pyramid.

We’ll drive to downtown Puebla, visit the cathedral and appreciate colonial architecture and make a special visit to the convent of Santa Clara, where one of the most famous gourmet dishes in Mexico was invented: Mole Poblano. After our tour, we’ll get to the restaurant Fonda de Santa Clara and sample Puebla’s cuisine.

  • Breakfast in the zocalo of Cholula.
  • Visit of the local market.
  • Visit of the ancient ruins of Cholula.
  • Visit of the zocalo of Puebla.
  • Visit Convento de Sta Clara.
  • Lunch of typical regional food.
  • Check-in hotel in Veracruz.
DAY 4 : CATEMACO & LOS TUXTLAS



After our breakfast in Veracruz, we’ll drive through the coast line and enter the mountain range of Los Tuxtlas. We’ll start by visiting a small village called santiago Tuxla, visit the local market and the colossal Olmec head in the center plaza. Learn a bit about the Olmec culture and the Tuxtlas in the local museum of antropology, and continue our way to Catemaco. But first we’ll visit the beautiful falls of Eyipantla, and arriving to Catemaco, we’ll have a regional style lunch at the lagoon side, followed by a boat tour of the Lagoon of Catemaco.

Historically an isolated community, the city now has an international reputation for Catemaco Brujos, a local phenomena of witchcraft practitioners with commercial interests. Mel Gibson recently filmed parts of Apocalypto in the vicinity. He joins Sean Connery's Medicine Man and many others who have used the Catemaco vicinity as a backdrop for jungle scenes.

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Drive to Catemaco
  • Visit Santiago Tuxtla and the museum of the Olmec culture
  • Visit Salto de Eyipantla
  • Typical lunch by the lake of Catemaco
  • Afternoon boat ride in the lake of Catemaco
  • Check-in hotel in Las Choapas
DAY 5 : LA VENTA MUSEUM & PALENQUE



We continue to the city of Villahermosa to visit the park Museum La Venta and appreciate the art of the ancient Olmecs. The park is also a botanical garden and zoo, so we’ll take a look at the local flora and fauna.

Palenque is a medium size archeological site but with extensive detail, worth to spend many hours and admire its art and architecture. Our visit includes main temples (Temple of the cross, the Palace, Temple of the incriptions), monuments, jungle walk through the preclassic Palenque, relax and free time in the gardens, museum and souvenirs shop.

Campeche is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and it is surrounded by fortresses in defense of the pirate attacks of the 17th century. This beautiful city is considered Patrimony of Humanity by the UNESCO. We’ll drive around the main avenues and look at the architecture, have some free time to spend in the downtown area and simply breathe the air of this historic Mexican city.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit the Museum of La Venta.
  • Archeologicla visito f Palenque.
  • Night city tour Campeche.
DAY 6 : LOLTUN & UXMAL



On our way to Uxmal we enter la Sierra Puuc, the only elevations found in the Yucatan Peninsula. All this area is very rich in history and is a gold mine for archeologists. Here, the Maya built their firsts settlements and also very large cities between the 3rd and 11th century.

We are going to start today’s expedition by visiting the Mayan Temples of Kabah. The most famous structure at Kabah is the "Palace of the Masks", the façade decorated with hundreds of stone masks of the long-nosed rain god Chaac; it is also known as the Codz Poop, meaning "Rolled Matting", from the pattern of the stone mosaics. This massive repetition of a single set of elements is unusual in Maya art, and here is used to unique effect. Loltun is one of the most important caves systems of the Yucatan, not only for its size but also for its archeological findings. We are going to explore this cave in a guided tour and learn how important was the caves, and in particular this one, for the ancient mayan culture.

The Maya architecture of Uxmal is considered matched only by that of Palenque in elegance and beauty. The Puuc style of Maya architecture predominates. Thanks to its good state of preservation, it is one of the few Maya cities where the casual visitor can get a good idea of how the entire ceremonial center looked in ancient times.

Our next stop will be Mérida. There we’ll check-in a hotel and then have a tour through the main avenues, look at the architecture (White Houses) and have some free time in the downtown area.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Archeological visit of Kabah.
  • Visit the caves of Loltún.
  • Archeological visit of Uxmal.
  • City tour of Mérida.
DAY 7 : IZAMAL & CHICHEN ITZA



After our breakfast at the hotel in Merida, we’ll drive to the historic City of Three Cultures: Izamal. Izamal is the location of the first mayan settlements 3000 years ago and is one of the first cities conquered by the Spaniards.

Take a carriage tour in its ancient streets, visit the main pyramid and the cathedral and breath in the feeling of a small colonial town.
Visit the latest Wonder of the World "Chichén Itza". It is here where on Spring Equinox the God Kukulcan descends the Pyramid as a Snake in an incredible combination between Light and Shadows. The visit last about 3 hours and includes: The Pyramid of Kukulcán, the Temple of the Warriors, the Largest Ball Court in Mesoamérica, the Observatory and much more. After the visit, buffet lunch regional style.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit of the town of Izamal.
  • Archeological visit of Chichen Itza.
  • Buffet Lunch.
  • Check-in hotel in Tulum.
DAY 8 : DEPARTURE