Travel to the South of Mexico

Exotic Mexico

Tuxtla Gutiérrez - San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque - Campeche - Mérida – Cancún

Southern Mexico
7 Days & 6 Nights Ruins Nature

Experience the magic of the past and present of Mexico with all your senses

Southern Mexico is the most baffling area in the country. It is fascinating and exciting, with landscapes of wild beauty, highly developed mysterious indigenous cultures, with a series of exotic Mayan ruins, colonial charm, and dreamy beaches. This combination of gastronomy, living tradition and warmth of the inhabitants is the best argument for a trip to southern Mexico. Appreciate this entire region with all your senses.

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Day 1

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ - SUMIDERO CANYON - SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS

Welcome around noon at the Tuxtla Gutiérrez airport. From there, a raft trip start along the Grijalva River through the Sumidero Canyon. Here are crocodiles, monkeys, and a variety of rare birds. Then you will be transferred to the colorful colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, founded by Diego de Mazariegos in 1524.

You will arrive at the hotel to check in around 18 hours

Overnight in San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Day 2

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS - INDIGENOUS MUNICIPALITIES - SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS

After breakfast, we will take you to the indigenous community of San Juan Chamula, known for its special religious traditions. By the way, Tzotzil is spoken here. Then, visit the indigenous community of Zinacantán, where you will visit the church and a home’s family, where you can taste the distilled schnapps in secret by local residents. You can also see a waist loom in action. After you back, you have the option of having lunch in San Cristóbal de las Casas (not included). Then we will take you through the beautiful small town, the rest of the afternoon is free.

Overnight in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Day 3

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS - AGUA AZUL - MISOL HA – PALENQUE

Check-out is long before breakfast. The exact departure time will be determined the day before. You can have breakfast in a restaurant while traveling.

The journey continues to the Agua Azul waterfalls: the Otulún, Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers meet here. Don’t forget your swimsuit – you can cool off in one of the shallow pools and at the same time enjoy the view of the surrounding waterfalls. Later in the day we will take you to the nearby 30 meter high Misol-Ha waterfall, which is located in the jungle of the mountain. This beautiful and refreshing place is ideal for lunch around 15 hours (not included). You will arrive at your hotel in Palenque in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Palenque

Day 4

PALENQUE – CAMPECHE

After breakfast, visit the archaeological site of Palenque: this Mayan city is a very special architectural and sculptural cultural asset. During the visit you can admire several buildings such as the palace, the temple of the cross of leaves and the temple of the sun.

In the afternoon you will arrive to Campeche. The city is surrounded by a wall that was once used to defend against pirate attacks. During your night city tour, you will learn more about the traditions, folklore and customs of this city, which also have excellent cuisine.

Overnight in Campeche

Day 5

CAMPECHE – MÉRIDA

After breakfast, visit a beautiful place in the Mayan region: Uxmal. The ruins in Uxmal are typical of the architecture of the Puuc period. In particular, the nuns’ square and the magician’s pyramid are among the most beautiful for their ornaments. We recommend that you have a typical local lunch (not included) around 13:30 hours

During the afternoon we continue to the white city of Mérida, where we take a guided tour of the city.

Overnight in Merida

Day 6

MÉRIDA - CHICHÉN ITZÁ – CANCÚN

After breakfast, we will take you to one of the most important archaeological sites in the Yucatan peninsula: Chichén Itzá. You will visit the beautiful buildings such as the Kukulkan pyramid, the observatory, the warrior temple and the ball game field, all important and well-known remains of the Mayan culture.

Then you will have the opportunity to enjoy a typical Yucatecan lunch (not included) and then you will be driven to Cancun towards the Caribbean Sea, where you will arrive in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Cancun

Day 7

CANCUN - DEPARTURE FLIGHT

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We recommend venturing to travel on the Chepe Express train through the Sierra Tarahumara, also known as the Copper Canyon. Ask us about the options for an extension. We are happy to extend the itinerary for you to visit the Copper Canyon and we will take care of the organization and all transfers.

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Extensions to other destinations

Do you still have time and want to discover more Mexico for yourself? No problem! Here we present the destinations with which you can combine with your trip!

From 4

Days
Rundreise Mexiko Kupferschlucht Zugreise Indios Indianer
ADVENTURE TRIP ON THE TRAIN

Copper Canyon

Chepe Express - Sierra Madre - waterfalls - cable car ride - impressive nature - visit indigenous villages

From 1

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Rundreise Reise Mexiko Urlaub Karibik
PARADISE BEACHES

Baja California

Discover with us the peninsula, the Sea of Cortez, whale watching, water sports, the desert, viticulture and much more

From 3

Days
Mexiko Reise Tag der Toten
TRADITIONS

Special events

Participate in original events throughout Mexico: Day of the Dead, White Horse Ultra Marathon, Equinox, Monarch Butterfly
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