Encounter colonial cities adorned with great churches and spectacular archaeological sites with their enormous pyramids. On our Byroads Mexico tour you will be introduced to the indigenous culture with its lively music and arts scene and a sophisticated cuisine. Gaze upon the country’s stunning natural beauty from the dry deserts to deep forested jungles and palm lined beaches.
In Mexico City we tour the colonial sites of the capital and discover the nearby giant pyramids at Teotihuacan. We visit the museum dedicated to the artist Frida Kahlo and take a boat ride through the narrow canals at Xochimilco. Taxco and Puebla are two of Mexico’s best preserved colonial towns and Oaxaca is well known for its handicrafts and ancient Zapotec site. Flying to Tuxtla we cruise the impressive Sumidero Canyon and continue to San Cristobal de las Casas. Here we enjoy the rich indigenous culture of the city and nearby villages.
Next are the great Mayan sites of Palenque and Uxmal are to be explored. After a visit to Campeche and Merida we explore famous Chichen Itza. Finally we arrive at the stunning beaches at Playa del Carmen where, having seen the Mayan cliff top ruins at Tulum our Mexico tour comes to an end.
|• Zocala & Mexico City Cathedral||• Sumidero Canyon Boat Ride|
|• National Palace & Templo Mayor||• San Cristobal de Las Casas|
|• Anthropology Museum||• Indian Church of San Juan Chamula|
|• Frida Kahlo House & Gallery||• Cacao Workshop|
|• Teotihuacan Archaeological Site||• Agua Azul & Misol-Ha Waterfalls|
|• Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe||• Palenque Mayan Site|
|• Xochimilco Boat Ride||• Uxmal’s Pyramid of the Magician|
|• Taxco – Silver Town||• Celestun Biosphere Reserve|
|• Santa Prisca Church||• Lunch with a Local Family|
|• Puebla City Walk||• Merida City Walk|
|• Sierra Madre Mountains||• Chichen Itza Mayan Complex|
|• Monte Alban Zapatec Site||• Cenote & Tulum Archaeological Site|
|• Oaxaca – Mexico’s Cultural Centre||• Beaches of Playa del Carmen|
DAYS 1 & 2 – Mexico City, DAY 3 – Teotihuacan & Mexico City, DAY 4 – Taxco, DAY 5 – Puebla, DAYS 6 & 7 – Monte Alban & Oaxaca, DAYS 8 & 9 – San Cristobal, DAY 10 – Palenque, DAY 11 – Campeche, DAY 12 – Uxmal & Merida, DAYS 13 & 14 – Chichen Itza & Playa del Carmen, DAY 15 – End Playa del Carmen.
Cost: USD $4160*
Single Supplement: USD $800*
* Paid in Australian dollars calculated on the due date using the bank buying rate for US Dollars cash.