package

From the Pacific to the Caribbean

Location

Mexico

Duration

9 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 1183.75
Brief

Start your journey in Mexico City, one of the largest and most fascinating cities in the world. Visit the charming “City of the Eternal Spring” and Mexico’s “Silver Capital”. Have some fun, relax or “go loco”, in Acapulco! Enjoy the unique cliff divers show and the exciting Pacific beaches. Then head to the Yucatan Peninsula. Start in colonial Merida, one of Mexico’s most pleasant cities. Travel through lowland jungle and explore the treasures of the Mayan World before ending this journey on a Caribbean beach.

Day 1

Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico! You will be amazed by the size of the city from the moment you arrive. Meet and greet with a local representative who will transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, have some free time to start exploring the city. As the country’s capital, the “Distrito Federal” is a mosaic of contrasts but most of all an experience in which all of Mexico comes together. It’s the perfect place to start your trip in Mexico.

Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 2

Mexico City

Enjoy a guided visit to the historical center, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. This interesting tour will include “The Zocalo”, the heart of the city, where you will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the oldest and largest of the Americas, and the National Palace, to see the famous murals of Diego Rivera. You will also see the ruins of the Templo Mayor, one of the most important temples of the Aztecs in their ancient capital city of Tenochtitlan. Next, you'll head to the beautiful Paseo de la Reforma Avenue to arrive at Chapultepec Park, Mexico City’s largest park and one of the largest city parks in the world. Visit the Museum of Anthropology (closed on Mondays) which is considered to be among the world’s finest of its kind. Here you will admire the famous Aztec calendar stone, models of Tenochtitlan, a fascinating market place diorama, giant stone Olmec heads from the jungles of Tabasco and Veracruz, among many other interesting treasures.

Overnight in Mexico City (Breakfast).

Day 3

Mexico City

After a hearty breakfast, go on a fun guided excursion to encounter the magic and mystery of Teotihuacan. Admire -and maybe even climb- the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Walk down the Avenue of the Dead, visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl with its unique stone sculptures of plumed serpents, the Temple of the Butterflies, and the Fortresses. Before arriving at your hotel, make a stop at the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a pilgrimage place for millions of Mexicans and people from all around the world.

Overnight in Mexico City (Breakfast).

Day 4

Mexico City - Taxco

Today, visit two important colonial towns. First, travel to Cuernavaca, the “City of the Eternal Spring”. This nickname was given to the city by Alexander Von Humboldt because of its pleasant climate all year long. Cuernavaca is a perfect place to relax and explore its numerous historic monuments such as the Cathedral, constructed in the 16th century, and the Palace of Corts, one of the oldest conserved colonial structures in the Americas, being almost 500 years old. Then, continue to Taxco, also called the “Silver Capital” of Mexico. Taxco is one the prettiest towns in Mexico and it’s the place for shopping silver. You will visit the center of Taxco with its pleasant atmosphere, paved streets, and Baroque architecture. Look around in a silver workshop and visit the Santa Prisca Church, considered one of the most beautiful in the country.

Overnight in Taxco (Breakfast).

Day 5

Taxco - Acapulco

In the morning, head to the Pacific Coast, arriving around noon at the world famous resort-town of Acapulco. It has been a favorite jet-set destination since the 1950's. Glamorous, spontaneous and splashy, Acapulco is a city of superlatives. It delivers a 24-hour exuberance that makes every moment count. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we recommend an optional boat trip in the Aca Rey Yacht around Acapulco Bay to get a feel of this paradise.

Overnight in Acapulco (Breakfast).

Day 6

Acapulco

Be amazed by the view of Acapulco Bay from the scenic freeway, and explore the most important sights in this beautiful place. Visit one of the city’s best beaches at Puerto Marquez. Pass golf courses and the Zona Diamante, where you have some time for shopping for jewelry and crafts. Then, visit Acapulco’s city center and end your tour will a truly unique show at La Quebrada. You will attend the famous Cliff Divers Show, and witness the courage and skills of these divers, who elegantly dive into the ocean from a 45-meter high cliff, an unforgettable experience. You'll then have the rest of the day to yourself.

Overnight in Acapulco (Breakfast).

Day 7

Acapulco - Mérida

On this day, you'll be transferred to the airport for a flight to Mérida. Upon arrival, meet with a representative and head to the hotel. In the afternoon, go on a guided tour to see the most iconic places of this beautiful city. Nowadays, Mérida is the capital and largest city of the The Mexican state of Yucatan and the cultural and financial center of the region, with still a strong influence of Mayan cultural heritage. It features a fascinating combination of art, history, and culture, with cobbled streets, stunning architecture, lovely parks, and delicious gastronomy. Get to know colonial Mérida with its mansions and buildings, its historical monuments such as Paseo Montejo, the Governor Palace, the House of Montejo, the Monument to the Flag, and Las Americas Park.

Overnight in Mérida (Breakfast).

Day 8

Mérida

Visit the Pyramid of the Magician, the Quadrangle of the Nuns, and the Governor’s Palace. Later, head south to explore Kabah. This site is located close to Uxmal and belongs to the Puuc route as well. In Kabah, you will see the famous Arch that connects the city with Uxmal, the Great Pyramid, and the stunning Temple of the Masks.

Overnight in Mérida (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 9

Mérida - Cancún

Visit Chichen Itza, undoubtedly the best-preserved Maya site in the region. It is not only recognized as UNESCO World Heritage, it was also recently declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It’s definitely one of the most iconic places of the country, a site that can’t be missed on a trip to Mexico. Some of the most famous landmarks are the Temple of Kukulkan (“El Castillo”), the Ballgame Court, the Platform of the Skulls, the Temple of the Jaguar, the Observatory, the One Thousand Columns, and the Sacred Cenote. Then, continue on an approximately 3 hour long bus ride to Cancún. You'll be dropped off at your hotel in Cancun for an extra fee.

(Breakfast, Lunch).

package code: MX229671
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