Mexico

Mexico. Day of the Dead, Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Chichen Itza and beaches

Mexico
Mexico. Day of the Dead, Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Chichen Itza and beaches
Price
$1930
+ flight to Mexico city and from Cancun back home
Duration
18 days

The most colorful festival of Mexico is dedicated to death and is known throughout the world by unusual rituals and magnificent parades. We will take part in the celebration, as well as see the remains of cities of pre-Columbian civilizations, enjoy paradise beaches, the most beautiful cenotes and unusual local cuisine. Chicken with chocolate and chili, anyone?!

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Mexico City, checking into a hotel. We will explore the historic center and observe preparations for the celebration of the Day of the Dead.
  • Day 2
    We will visit the parade, the highlight of which is the march of the huge figures of Death. This is a fairly new tradition, but extremely popular!
  • Day 3
    We leave for the village of Xochimilco, which is now part of a metropolis and is considered to be Mexican Venice. On an authentic boat, we will go to the mysterious Island of Puppets, which arose after the mysterious disappearance of a little girl in local waters. Day of secrets and legends.
  • Day 4
    We travel to the archeological complex Teotihuacan by public transport (an hour and a half). Here we will walk to the tops of the famous pyramids of the Sun and Moon - sacred places for the ancient Aztecs. In the evening we will listen to the music of traditional Mexican bands of mariachi and try pulque - an ancient drink of the Aztecs.
  • Day 5
    But to the city of Oaxaca (7 hours on the way), the capital of the state of the same name. Checking into a hotel. Walking through the historic center of the city. We will visit colorful local markets and try mole - a famous local dish, which includes chicken, chocolate and chili.
  • Day 6
    We take off to explore the architectural complex of Monte Alban and the incredible complex of natural pools of Hierve el agua with a dizzying panorama of the mountains. We will finish the day with a tasting of mezcal (a drink from the agave, a close relative of tequila) at one of the local factories.
  • Day 7-8
    The main days of the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca. For two days the city goes mad - locals dress up in Death costumes and color their faces, drink mezcal and speak about their deceased relatives. We will also visit one of the cemeteries, where we will witness unique ceremonies.
  • Day 9
    We return to Mexico City (7 hours on the way), check into a hotel and visit the market of folk crafts. In the evening we will get acquainted with the most popular local sport - Lucha Libre - battles in the ring, during which players perform in masks.
  • Day 10
    Flight to Chetumal, capital of Quintana Roo, from there, we take a rented vehicle (40 min) to the picturesque Lake Bakalar, which is called the lagoon of seven colors. We check into a hotel.
  • Day 11
    We will rest on a picturesque lake and get acquainted with its history. Free day. Those who wish can do kayaking, visit cenotes in the middle of the lagoon, explore the pirate canal or visit the local fortress.
  • Day 12
    We will travel to the colonial town of Vayadolid (5 hours on the way) on the Yucatan peninsula. We check into a hotel, walk through the streets with colorful buildings. In the evening, we will see a light show on the facade of the ancient monastery.
  • Day 13
    We will plunge into the history of pre-Columbian Mexico and visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the World - the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza. It is here that the famous Pyramid of Cuculcan is located.
  • Day 14
    We go to Las Coloradas on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to see lakes with pink water - favorite places of pink flamingos. Night in the hotel.
  • Day 15
    We will visit the most beautiful Yucatan cenotes - unique open caves with crystal clear water and bizarre stone formations. Snorkeling, swimming, water jumping - this day will be active.
  • Day 16
    After breakfast from the city of Vayadolide we will go to Cancun (2.5 hours on the way) and from there take a ferry (30 min.) to Isla Mujeres, a paradise Caribbean island. Checking into a hotel.
  • Day 17
    Free day on the island. You can explore the island, go diving, go on a snorkeling tour to see a unique underwater sculpture museum or just relax on some of the best beaches in Mexico.
  • Day 18
    We go back to Cancun and then fly back home.
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At a Glance
Lakes with pink flamingos, Isla Mujeres Island, Cenotes, Old City of Oaxaca, Mexico City, Canals of Xochimilco, Lucha libre traditional wrestling
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Group size 12 persons.

The most colorful festival of Mexico is dedicated to death and is known throughout the world by unusual rituals and magnificent parades. We will take part in the celebration, as well as see the remains of cities of pre-Columbian civilizations, enjoy paradise beaches, the most beautiful cenotes and unusual local cuisine. Chicken with chocolate and chili, anyone?!

Is this trip for you?

This trip is of easy physical grade. It includes long walks in the cities, participation in street celebrations, visits to archaeological complexes. We will be moving around by leased and public transportation for a maximum duration of up to 7 hours. Accommodation in double/twin (sometimes triple) rooms of tourist class hotels.

The price of the trip includes:

  • All transportation, including buses, leased vehicles and public transport of all types;
  • Accommodation during the entire trip;
  • Tickets to all museums, archeological complexes and other attractions mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Professional guiding services.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Mexico City and from Cancun back home;
  • Medical insurance (mandatory);
  • Food;
  • Visa.
At a Glance
Lakes with pink flamingos, Isla Mujeres Island, Cenotes, Old City of Oaxaca, Mexico City, Canals of Xochimilco, Lucha libre traditional wrestling
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The most colorful festival of Mexico is dedicated to death and is known throughout the world by unusual rituals and magnificent parades. We will take part in the celebration, as well as see the remains of cities of pre-Columbian civilizations, enjoy paradise beaches, the most beautiful cenotes and unusual local cuisine. Chicken with chocolate and chili, anyone?!

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Citizens of some countries need a visa to Mexico. It should be arranged in the embassy or online before the trip.

We provide free visa consulting for our clients. 

At a Glance
Lakes with pink flamingos, Isla Mujeres Island, Cenotes, Old City of Oaxaca, Mexico City, Canals of Xochimilco, Lucha libre traditional wrestling
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