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ESPAÑOL - ESPAÑOL
CIRCUITO SOL II
8 days 7 nights
Includes:

16 nights in 3 & 4 stars hotels, 16 breakfasts, Tour leader in english, All Entrances and archaeological guides, all mentioned activities and visits, Boat rides, transfers & 1st Class Private land transportation.

Does not include:
Air Fares, Tips, extra meals 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 : TEOTIHUACAN OR MEXICO HISTORY TOUR



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 3 : ANCIENT CHOLULA & COLONIAL PUEBLA



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 Oaxaca.
DAY 4 : OAXACA, MONTE ALAN & MITLA



Oaxaca, the historic home of the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples, contains more speakers of indigenous languages than any other Mexican state. Oaxaca's rugged terrain, which caused various groups to develop in relative isolation from one another, is responsible for the cultural and linguistic diversity of the region. The central Valley of Oaxaca was one of the most fertile areas of the Americas and allowed powerful and influential groups to emerge. The valley was first occupied by the Zapotec people, who were conquered by the Mixtecs in the thirteenth century. Society was mainly organized in villages by extended family groups with communal authority, although the civilizations of the Mixtecs and Zapotecs did have kings and religious orders.

We’ll start by visiting Monte Albán, one of the oldest mesoamerican cities in Mexico. Being visible from anywhere in the central part of the Valley of Oaxaca, the impressive ruins of Monte Albán attracted visitors and explorers throughout the colonial and modern eras.

To go to Mitla, we’ll cross the city of Oaxaca and stop for a typical lunch in the local market. The structures at Mitla are Zapotec and Mixtec. Five main groups of buildings remain including the Grupo de las Columnas in the east of the site which is a former palace. It consists of three large rooms set around tombs and a courtyard. The palace walls are decorated with distinctive geometric mosaics that characterize Mitla's buildings. Each frieze consists of up to 100,000 separate pieces of cut stone.

  • Boat tour in Celestun.
  • Free time on the beach.
  • Visit the Museum of Casa Catherwood.
  • City Tour Merida.
DAY 5 : EL SUMIDERO CANYON & SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS



Chiapas is the southernmost state of Mexico, located towards the southeast of the country. Chiapas is bordered by the states of Tabasco to the north, Veracruz to the northwest, and Oaxaca to the west. To the east Chiapas borders Guatemala, and to the south the Pacific Ocean. Most people in Chiapas are poor, rural small farmers. "Chiapas is aptly described as rich land with poor people." About one quarter of the population are of full or predominant Maya descent, and in rural areas many do not speak Spanish.

The Sumidero Canyon is regarded as an important tourist attraction in the state of Chiapas. The importance and cultural symbolism of Sumidero Canyon for Chiapans are so great that its silhouette is the base of the Coat of Arms of the state of Chiapas. Its cliffs are 900 meters above sea level and overlook the Grijalva River. The Sumidero Canyon is home to a great variety of wildlife including crocodiles. We’ll do a full boat tour of the Sumidero Canyon and appreciate its magnificence and look for wildlife, and afterwards, have lunch by the river.

San Cristóbal de las Casas is a municipality and city in the central highlands of Chiapas. After checking in the hotel, we’ll have some free time to enjoy this beautiful village with its very own style and personality.

  • Drive to Tuxtla Gutierrez with box breakfast.
  • Visit of Sumidero canyon.
  • Boat ride in the river of the canyon.
  • Lunch in local restaurant.
  • Drive to San Cristóbal de las Casas.
  • Check-in hotel in San Cristóbal with free time in the downtown area.
DAY 6 : TONINA & AGUA AZUL WATERFALLS



After our breakfast in San Cristobal de las Casas we’ll start our way down the mountains. We’ll stop at the ancient Mayan city of Toniná and appreciate its temples, sculptures and hieroglyphics. This will be our first visit of a wonderful journey through the world of the ancient Maya. Toniná is truly a jewel and seldom visited by general tourism.

We’ll continue the sinuous road to the low lands of Chiapas and make a stop in the natural sanctuary of the falls of Agua Azul. Take a swim in the crystal water of the river and have a typical lunch with view of the falls.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit the Mayan ruins of Tonina.
  • Visit the water falls of Agua Azul.
  • Lunch in Agua Azul.
  • Check-in hotel in Palenque.
DAY 7 : PALENQUE & MISOL HA



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.

All the area of the Usumacinta is filled with rivers and falls. We’ll visit one of the most popular falls called Misol Ha, just to relax and take swim. And them return to Palenque to have a quiet evening or to visit the social area.

After, we’ll also visit the town of Zinacantan, famous for its colorful handcrafts and beautiful people of the highlands of Chiapas.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit to the archeological site of Palenque.
  • Visit the museum of Palenque.
  • Visit the waterfalls of Misol Ha.
DAY 8 : MUSEUM LA VENTA & DEPARTURE



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.

Transfer to the airport of Villahermosa.