Cancun & Mexico City
This 7 days tour of Mexico, with stays in Cancun and Mexico City, will take you to the beautiful resort town of Cancun for a 4 day relaxation, with an all inclusive meal plan at the Cancun Bay Resort or similar and a 3 day stay at Hotel Plaza Florentia or similar, in Mexico City. Cancun also offers the trip to Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan City. In Mexico City, you will experience the famous landmarks like the Anthropology Museum, the Reforma Boulevard etc and enjoy an evening of music at the famed Garibaldi Plaza!!
During your tour of the Mexico City, we will give you a taste of the local markets with the local cuisines and a trip to the famed Teotihuacan pyramids, a UNESCO heritage site.
Best time to travel
November to April is the best time to travel to Mexico.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeDiscovery, Guided Tours, History
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Mexico is a country in the North American continent, geographically in the south of the United States of America. It is the fifth largest country in the American continent and the 13th largest in the world by land mass. It is the 11th most populous country in the world. Mexico is divided into 31 states and a special federally administered city of Mexico City, which is the capital city of the country.
Mexican civilization dates back to about 8000 BC and is counted as one of the most ancient in the world. Civilizations such as Aztec, Maya and Teotihuacan have known to have emerged from the Mexican civilization. The war with America between 1846 and 1848 led to a defeat of the Mexican forces and this resulted in the USA’s accession of a number of northern territories of the then state of Mexico. The modern state of Mexico is understood to have emerged subsequent to the Mexican revolution of 1910 and thereafter the promulgation of the constitution in 1917.
Mexico is very rich in culture and history and therefore ranks amongst the top destination for tourists around the world. As for the number of UNESCO world heritage sites, it ranks the first in the American continent and seventh in the world. As of last year, it ranked the sixth in the number of tourist arrivals in the world. A huge majority of arrivals in Mexico are from the USA, followed by Europe and Asia. There has been a huge interest, of late, in India and Indian tourists are flocking to the country, owing to its beautiful beaches both on the Pacific coast and the eastern coast. Cancun, on the eastern coast has become a very popular beach resorts town with tourists from the USA, Canada and the far off Asia.
Mexican cuisine is of Spanish origin, having been established during the Spanish colonization and is a mixture of corn, pepper, calabazas, avocado, sweet potato, and beans being of native origin. Ancient Mexicans used to cook food in ovens at ground level, grinding a number of spices. Spaniards brought in pork, beef, sugar, milk, chocolate etc and now these have become staples in Mexican food. There is some similarity between the Indian cuisine and Mexican food in that a number of spices which are common to both the cuisines are used abundantly.
The following are included in the price:
- PRIVATE transfers airport to hotel
- SIC tours with English Speaking guide
- Meals as specified & Accommodation
The following are excluded in the price:
- Chichen Itza Entrance Fee
- Services not specified in the confirmation, extras and tips
- International and domestic Flight tickets
- Insurance coverage of personal loss, injury, illness or damages incurred during your trip
- Personal laundry, dry cleaner, telephone charges
- Room service and mini Bar
- Room tax
- Local and International airport taxes
Arrival in Cancun. Reception at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
CANCUN /(Tour to Chichen Itza archeological park) | INCLUSIONS: B/L/D
Pick up early in the morning and drive 1.5 hrs southeast of the city of Merida to the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza. The name of Chichen Itza comes from the Mayan words: Chi (Mouth), Chen (hole or well) and Itza (Itza people). All together, these Mayan words means ”At the mouth of the Well of the Itza people”. The visit will be led by an expert and knowledgeable guide, who will explain in detail about the beautiful architecture of the buildings and the way of living of the Mayan people.
Explore the main buildings of this ceremonial city standing as the masterpiece the Pyramid of Kukulkan, the largest and most important ceremonial building in the ancient city. Walk over a ”Sac beh” or white path used for ceremonial purposes to get to the Sacred Cenote, used for the worship of Chaac, the Mayan god of rain. This cenote was also considered by the Mayans as an entrance to the underworld.
In Chichen Itza you will also visit the Temple of the Thousand Columns, The Observatory, The Ball Court, other not at all less important buildings.
Then and after a long walk through the majestic Mayan city and new wonder of the world, you will enjoy a delicious Yucatecan food. After lunch we will transfer you to Cancun. Arrival and check in.
Day 03 and Day 04
CANCUN | INCLUSIONS: ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN
Warm white powdery sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters together with the famous Mexican hospitality make this a place like no other. Enjoy 2 full days at leisure!
CANCUN / MEXICO CITY | INCLUSION: B
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Mexico City. Arrival in Mexico City. Reception at the Airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
MEXICO CITY (City Tour with Anthropology Museum / Plaza Garibaldi Mariachi Tour) | INCLUSION: B
Breakfast. Transfer in a scenic passing, through the front of some facades of beautiful historical downtown buildings, such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the House of tile, arriving to the heart of Mexico, with his majestic Arms Square “”El Zócalo”.
You will enter the National Palace to admire the macro mural of Diego Rivera in the main staircase a veritable compendium of the history of Mexico, from the particular point of view of the great Mexican painter. You will enter the Metropolitan Cathedral the largest in Latin America, home to the Archdiocese of Mexico, crossing its Ships and Altars.
Leave to continue to make a panoramic tour of other beautiful facades of buildings architectural expression. Arriving to a craft gallery where you can buy a souvenir.
You will transit by the most cosmopolitan boulevard, Reforma Boulevard, which was designed by the Emperor Maximilian, inspired in the Parisian model of the Champs Elysees, which allows for important buildings and monuments. We arrive at the Chapultepec area forest, to access to the world-renowned National Anthropology Museum, where they will complete a comprehensive view of the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan and its glory with the visit and the Aztec room. Afterwards you will return to your hotel around 14:30 hrs.
In the evening get a chance to see traditional Mexican music and dance with a folk show in the Guadalajara de Noche, a nightclub in the world-famous Plaza Garibaldi. With fantastic sights, great company, and live performances, you are sure to have a fun experience in the nation’s capital.
You can start the evening with a walk through the historic center of Mexico City, where you can discover the charm of the venerable sites surrounded by monuments, churches, museums, parks, and theaters that characterize the beautiful and imposing city.
The end of your walking journey brings you to the famous, world-renowned mariachi capital of the Plaza Garibaldi. Take in the colorful square and enjoy the rhythm of traditional mariachi music as you relax amid a lively night.
MEXICO CITY (Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacan) | INCLUSION: B
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Mexico City’s food and craft markets with visits to Mexico City’s street markets. Your guide takes you to an artisan market yet undiscovered by hordes of visitors. Then, on to a ‘witch market,’ before exploring a three-in-one market bursting with fresh produce, prepared foods and the largest flower selections in the city. Along the way, sample treats like tamales, tostadas, tacos, corn from the cob cooked in a kettle, and unique drinks.
Next we will go to the Teotihuacán pyramids, an archaeological zone and UNESCO site just north of Mexico City. Also known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacán was constructed around 300 BC and was mysteriously abandoned centuries before the Aztecs arrived. Begin a guided tour at the Moon Pyramid, walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass) and reach the Sun Pyramid, the tallest one in the area. Climb 207 feet (63 meters), and at the top, sip a sacred Aztec drink (own expense) while soaking up panoramas of the ancient city. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before regrouping with your guide. Head to a small town just outside of Mexico City and enjoy a delicious home-cooked at a local restaurant. Then return to Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY - END OF THE TOUR | INCLUSION: B
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport.
Mexican visa is to be applied for before you leave India. However, if you have a US visa endorsed in your passport, there is no need for a Mexican visa, entry is free.