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Mayan legacy & idyllic Cancun

México in 9 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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Follow the fascinating route through the legacy of the Mayan Empire! Visit essential Mexican cities and archaeological sites, and end your adventure relaxing on the shores of Cancun in an all inclusive resort.

Trip Highlights

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    Agua Azul Waterfalls
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    Campeche
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    Cancun
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    Chichen Itza
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    Mérida
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    Palenque
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    San Cristóbal de las Casas
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    Sumidero Canyon

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2024

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  3. Solo travelers from + $630

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Accommodation: 8 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your adventure in the vibrant city of Tuxtla. Continue to the mighty Sumidero Canyon and San Cristobal de las Casas. Cool off at the Agua Azul Waterfalls and visit the archaeological wonders of Campeche, Palenque and Merida. Discover legendary Mayan temple complex of Chichen Itza, and bring your journey to a close relaxing on the beaches of Cancun with an all-inclusive stay.

1st Day: US - Tuxtla
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Set off on your adventure to Mexico! Head to your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Tuxtla. Known for its vibrant cultural scene, lush parks, and as a gateway to explore the diverse natural attractions of the region.

Self-transfer* to your hotel and depending on your arrival time, spend the remainder of the day at your leisure discovering this exciting city. Overnight stay in Tuxtla.

 

*If you’d like to add a private transfer to your trip, you can do so in the next stage of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Marriott Tuxtla Gutierrez... or similar
tripadvisor rating

668 Reviews

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2nd Day: Tuxtla - San Cristóbal de las Casas
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, transfer to the pier to enjoy a boat ride through the impressive Sumidero Canyon, over half a mile in height at its highest point! Navigate through the narrow gorge, marveling at the sheer rock walls adorned with lush vegetation, home to diverse wildlife.

On the way to San Cristóbal de las Casas make a quick stop in Chiapa de Corzo, known as one of the most magical towns of Mexico. Its beautiful buildings, a blend of baroque and Mudejar styles, stand out above the rest. Overnight stay in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mansion del Valle Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

281 Reviews

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Activities

included
Sumidero Canyon boat trip

Moderate

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3rd Day: San Cristóbal de las Casas
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit the indigenous people of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. These populations still preserve their ancient traditions, language, religious beliefs and social structure.

Return to San Cristóbal de las Casas after your visit and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Why not check out the local market, the Cathedral, the Museum of Herbal Medicine or the Jade Museum, where you’ll find a replica of King Pakal’s tomb. Overnight in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mansion del Valle Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

281 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Indigenous Communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

Moderate

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4th Day: San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, discover the famous Agua Azul Waterfalls, a natural spectacle formed by a series of rapids, falls and staggered turquoise swimming pools. Continue your journey to Palenque. Overnight stay in Palenque.

Please note: In the rare case that the access between San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque is blocked, you’ll visit Parque Museo La Venta instead of Agua Azul, on the alternate route via Villa Hermosa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Villa Mercedes Pale... or similar
tripadvisor rating

745 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Agua Azul Waterfall

Moderate

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5th Day: Palenque - Campeche
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to explore Palenque, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the jungle, it's one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mayan world, both for its historical findings and its beauty.

Learn about the complex Mayan social and religious structure, as well as their admirable architectural, astronomical and mathematical knowledge. After the tour, take a moment to admire the stunning view over the Gulf of Mexico. Overnight stay in Campeche.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Plaza Campeche or similar
tripadvisor rating

626 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit the archaeological site of Palenque

Moderate

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6th Day: Campeche - Uxmal - Mérida
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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover San Francisco de Campeche today as you tour its historic colonial center. Discover the beautiful preserved walled enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which frames the colorful old town. Next head to Uxmal to discover this ancient archeological site.

Notable for its well-preserved Puuc-style architecture, discover Uxmal's Archeological site, featuring iconic structures such as the Pyramid of the Magician and the Governor's Palace. See the intricate carvings and detailed friezes depicting Mayan mythology. Free time for lunch.

Continue to Mérida, aka "the white city" known for its rich colonial heritage and lively cultural scene. Enjoy a brief tour of the Paseo de Montejo, the homeland monument, the main square with the cathedral and the government palaces. Overnight stay in Mérida.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Del Gobernador or similar
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272 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit the archaeological site of Uxmal

Moderate

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7th Day: Mérida - Cancun
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, explore the famous Chichen Itza, the most renowned Mayan city in Mexico and one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.

This archaeological site, where the Mayans' advanced knowledge of mathematics, astronomy, geometry and acoustics, is revealed in the main site. Continue your tour to discover the Pyramid of Chichén Itzá or El Castillo, the Observatory, The Temple of the Jaguars, the platform of the Skulls, the Sacred Cenote and the Mayan ball Court.

After this fascinating morning, enjoy lunch and transfer to Cancun to your all inclusive hotel. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the facilities! Overnight stay in Cancun.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Krystal Grand Cancún All ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

9006 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Chichen Itza

Moderate

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8th Day: Cancun
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All inclusive. Today, enjoy all day at leisure! Make the most of the resort and its facilities, or if you prefer to continue discovering the area, head to one of the many mystical cenotes.

If you prefer to soak up some more of the local culture, why not head to the center, visit the Mayan Museum of Cancun, or one of the many archaeological sites in the surroundings. Overnight stay in Cancun.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Krystal Grand Cancún All ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

9006 Reviews

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9th Day: Cancun - US
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Breakfast at the hotel*. Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to Mexico and wrap up this extraordinary adventure. Self-transfer to the airport** for departure and return to the US***.

*Depending on the time of your return flight and the hotel's breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**If you’d like to add a private transfer to your trip, you can do so in the next stage of the booking process.

***Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US the following day

Included activities

Included

Sumidero Canyon boat trip

Included activity for day 2 in Sumidero Canyon

Boat trip along the impressive Sumidero Canyon, with a height of about 3280 feet at its highest point. Short visit to Chiapa de Corzo on the way to San Cristobal.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Visit to the Indigenous Communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

Included activity for day 3

Meet these indigenous populations and learn about their history, culture and ancient traditions.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Visit to Agua Azul Waterfall

Included activity for day 4

Visit Agua Azul Waterfalls to enjoy their beautiful turquoise waters. Enjoy the opportunity to swim and cool off. Weather permitting, also visit the Misol Ha waterfall.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Visit the archaeological site of Palenque

Included activity for day 5

Discover this ancient Mayan archaeological site in the lush jungles of Chiapas. It boasts remarkable stone temples and intricate carvings, offering a glimpse into the sophisticated architectural and artistic achievements of the Maya civilization.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from all major US airports.
  • International flights: US - Tuxtla / Cancún - US
  • 8 nights accommodation in Superior hotels.
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  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches without drinks during the tour and full board during the stay in Cancún.*
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  • Activities include entrance fees and English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • Air and fuel taxes.
  • Tours of the archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá, Palenque and Uxmal.
  • Boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon.
  • Visit to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. Visit to the Agua Azul waterfall. Tour of Campeche and Merida.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
  • Small groups.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrance fees, taxes*, beverages, tips or any other items not mentioned in the "Price includes" section.

Airport Transfers are NOT included.

TAXES TO BE PAID IN QUINTANA ROO:
Environmental Sanitation Tax: approx. USD 4 per room per night to be paid directly at the hotel at check-in.

Visit tax to visit Quintana Roo: approx. USD 12 per person to be paid in advance online at: http://www.visitax.gob.mx. Proof of payment must be presented at the airport before departure flight.

* The all-inclusive programme ends with breakfast on the day of departure. If your flight departs at 10:00 am or earlier, you will not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day. Free drinks in all-inclusive hotels: from 11 am to 10 pm. The breakfast included in the All Inclusive programme is an American style breakfast.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with one blank page.

  • Visa

    No visa is required. Departure tax from Cancun is around 1000 pesos.

  • Currency

    Peso.

  • Language

    Spanish.

  • Electricity

    127 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 06:00 to UTC - 08:00.

  • Other useful information

    Free support for tourists by calling 078.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.visitmexico.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

Children: 2-10 years (sharing room with parents).

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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