Background

Toll Free USA & Canada 1 800 704 2915
UK Toll Free 0 800 088 5370
Contact Us

Credit Cards Welcome
Fromers Los Angeles Times Perfect Wedding Fodors Foto Print The New York Usa Today Logo Conde Nast Traveler Trip Advisor About Sponsor NFL Sponsor ESPN Sponsor ktvk
Highly Recommended by
Deluxe Amazing Mexico Tour
Mexico - Teotihuacan - Oaxaca - Tuxtle -San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque - Merida - Uxmal - Chichen Itza - Cancun
10 days / 9 nights.
Deluxe Amazing Mexico Tour
ITINERARY
Day 1. Mexico City

Arrival, reception and transfer to the deluxe Four Seasons Hotel.Dinner at the hotel.

The Deluxe Four Seasons Hotel   |   Meals: D

Day 2. Mexico City

After breakfast, a guided city tour through Mexico City, starting from The Zocalo, the historical centre of Mexico City. The tour includes the NationalPalace, famous for its colourful murals by one of Mexico's greatest artists, Diego Rivera; the Cathedral Metropolitana, perhaps the most impressive in all of Mexico. Built by the Spanish in the 1520s, it was erected directly above the sacrificial ceremonial site of the Aztecs where rows of skulls were displayed. After a delicious lunch a visit to the world famous anthropological museum. Return to your hotel for dinner.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 3. Mexico - Teotihuacan - Oaxaca

After breakfast, excursion to the fabulous archaeological site of Teotihuacán lying in the valley of Mexico. This is the world famous site of the huge pirámides del Sol y de la Luna (Pyramids of the Sun and Moon), and was once Mexico's largest ancient city and the capital of what was probably the country's largest pre-Hispanic empire. The site's main 'road' is the famous Avenue of the Dead, a monumental 2km (1.2miles) thoroughfare lined with the former palaces of Teotihuacán's elite. To its south is the pyramid-bedecked La Ciudadela, believed to have been the residence of the city's supreme ruler. Enclosed within the citadel's walls is the QuetzalcóatlTemple, with its striking serpent carvings.

Heading north, the avenue passes the world's third-largest pyramid: the awe-inspiring, 70m (230ft), 248-stepped Pyramid of the Sun. The pyramid was originally painted a suitably sun-drenched, bloody red. The avenue terminates at the Pyramid of the Moon, flanked by the 12 temple platforms of the Plaza de la Luna. Nearby are the beautifully frescoed Palace of the Quetzal Butterfly, the JaguarPalace and the Temple of the Plumed Conch Shells. Teotihuacán's most famous mural, the Paradise of Tláloc, is in the TepantitlaPalace, a priest's residence northeast of the Pyramid of the Sun. The site also has a museum to help make sense of it all. After the tour, lunch before transfer to the airport for the flight to Oaxaca.

Arrival and transfer to the magnificent Camion Real Hotel, one of the finest in the whole of Mexico.

Dinner at the hotel, which was the former convent of Santa Catalina, built in 1576, and which has kept its pristine Spanish Baroque architecture.

The Magnificent Camion Real Hotel  |   Meals: B, L & D

Day 4. Oaxaca

After breakfast, tour of this Spanish-built city, complete with its narrow streets, it has a special atmosphere - at once relaxed and energetic, remote and cosmopolitan. Situated in the rugged southern state of the same name, Oaxaca has a large indigenous population, flourishing markets and some superb colonial architecture. Not least of Oaxaca's attractions are its abundant local handicrafts and the conviviality of the local cafes. Centre of town is the shady, arcaded zócalo and the major landmark is the Iglesia de Santo Domingo, the most splendid of Oaxaca's many churches. The city also has a clutch of worthy museums exploring Oaxacan culture and the lives of famous former inhabitants such as Benito Juárez. After lunch, a visit to the the 2,500-year-old Zapotec ruins of nearby Monte Alban. Return to your hotel for dinner.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 5. Oaxaca - Tuxtle - San Cristóbal de las Casas

After breakfast, flight to Tuxtla and transfer to your magnificent colonial hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casa, the San Juan de Dios Parador, a tour of this handsome colonial town in the pine-clad Valle de Jovel is surrounded by the classic Mayan villages of the Chiapas highlands. It's a delightful place with a fine plaza and an assortment of churches, including the beautiful, pink Santo Domingo. Popular pursuits include stocking up at the local weavers' co-op, sampling delicious organic coffee and horse riding in the hills. Lunch and dinner at the hotel, in the elegant and luxuriously appointed restaurant "AGAPANDOS". It specializes in the high art of Mexican and European cuisine along with traditional Chiapas and Mediterranean cooking utilizing seasonally fresh and organic produce from the gardens of Parador San Juan de Dios. The restaurant is constructed in the old flourmill located on the property and decorated with candles and chimneys.

Colonial Hotel  |   Meals: B

Day 6. San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque

After breakfast, journey by road to the ancient ruinsPalenque, situated near a town of the same name. This is Mexico's most breath-taking and stunning archaeological park. During the Mayan period, it was believed to be one of the most important cities of its day. The name Palenque was given to it by the Spanish; its original name, like so much of Mayan history, is shrouded in mystery.

The architecture here is nothing short of dazzling and being surrounded by lush tropical forest and jungle, this site has a serene, mystical atmosphere. Everything you will see here was built without the benefit of metal tools, the horse or the wheel. This place was created with nothing but the sheer tenacity of human labour.

The surrounding forest is also home to a huge variety of wildlife, which includes the colourful toucan and monkeys including howling monkeys. Palenque contained tombs of ancient leaders and rulers, and still today, excavations are ongoing to uncover more of the mysteries and enigmas surrounding the ancient civilizations of the Maya. Some of the site is still cordened off to visitors as work to uncover the hidden treasures, reclaimed by nature over centuries of disuse, continues. Only a relatively small number of the estimated 500+ buildings have been excavated. Accommodation at the Hotel Real Palenque, located only ten minutes from the archaeological zone, and set among magnificent gardens, with its Mexican-Caribbean architecture.

Meals: B

Day 7. Palenque - Merida - Uxmal

Opportunity to return to the site for more personal appreciation before the main tourist groups arrive. After, transfer to the airport for the flight to Merida and transfer to your hotel, the Hacienda Xcanatun a privately owned and operated small luxury hotel. Conveniently located, it is only minutes from Mérida; one of Mexico's most nostalgic colonial cities, similar to the city of Oaxaca. Merida combines colonial-era architecture with a rich Indian heritage. Many of the city's older buildings, date back to the 17th and 18th century, and have white and pastel exteriors and have earned the city its nickname, "WhiteCity".

After lunch, a visit to nearby Kabah and the pyramids of Uxmal, site of perhaps the finest of all Mayan cities, where you will also enjoy a sound & light show (8:30 pm).

Meals: B & L

Day 8. Merida - Chichen Itza

After breakfast, tour of Merida before heading toward Yaxcaba and your lodge for the night, Mayaland Hotel. This was the first Hotel built at Chichen Itza (in 1923), and with its superb location amidst the temples, the first within an ancient site in the world. Mayaland is a creation of Old Yucatan, built and operated by its original owners and their descendants in a style reminiscent of the hacienda nobility of a century ago. Lunch before a guided tour of this ancient Mayancity, dating back to 514 AD.

It is clear that a large Mayan community thrived here between around 700AD and 900AD, and built most of the structures in the southern area. However, the main buildings in the central area, including the Pyramid of Kukulkán, the Temple of the Warriors and the Ball Court, are Toltec in design and influence. Towering above the other buildings at 79 feet (24 m) high, the Pyramid of Kukulkán has a structured feel about it. Two of its sides have been completely restored, the other two were left to show the condition before work commenced. Each side had originally 91 steps, adding the platform at the top as a final step there are 365 in total one for every day of the year. Further evidence that this building was linked to the Mayan interests of astronomy and the calendar is demonstrated at the spring and autumn equinox. On these days the shadow of the sun playing on the stairs causes the illusion of a snake processing down the pyramid in the direction of the cenote. Naturally, it's an impressive sight, and there are usually thousands of people on the site at these times.

It's quite a climb to the top, but once you're there you'll have a terrific view of the rest of the ruins. The temple at the top of the pyramid has carvings of Chac, the rain god, and Quetzalcóatl, the serpent god. As at Uxmal, this temple was built over the top of an original structure and at limited times of the day (check at the entrance) you can enter the old temple via a passage under the northern stairway. Inside, you will see a sculpture of a jaguar, painted red and with jade eyes, exactly as it was discovered.

Meals: B

Day 9. Merida - Chichen Itza

A final day to visit this incredible site before the main throng of tourists arrive. Exclusive to your lodge, you enter Chichen Itza this morning through a private entrance, with the El Castillo pyramid in its majesty just around the bend. After your guided tour of the site's temples, platforms and ball courts, there is time for more personal reflection or as an alterntive, a visit to lesser-known Ek-Balam, once a pivotal site in the public affairs of eastern Yucatan and a former burial site of Mayan royalty. Farewell dinner at your hotel.

Day 10: Chichen Itza - Cancun

After breakfast, transfer to Cancun for your return flight home or extend your stay for a few days at the Ikal del Mar , a secluded Caribbean resort, set amidst Mayan jungle. Ask for further details.

Meals: B

End of our services.
Deluxe Amazing Mexico Tour - Itinerary Overview:
Day 1. Mexico City
Day 2. Mexico City
Day 3. Mexico - Teotihuacan - Oaxaca
Day 4. Oaxaca
Day 5. Oaxaca - Tuxtle - San Cristóbal de las Casas
Day 6. San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque
Day 7. Palenque - Merida - Uxmal
Day 8. Merida - Chichen Itza
Day 9. Merida - Chichen Itza
Day 10. Chichen Itza - Cancun
End of our services.
Credit Cards Welcome: American  Visa  Master Card
WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes: Our price does not include:
For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our Luxury Tours are fully private and depart daily. Contact us for more information regarding the above tour, or to begin customizing your own itinerary.

Share Share
On sale Visit MACHU PICCHU from US$ 2595
7 day
Luxury 5 star
Video Scott Fujitas
Delivering unforgettable experiences. For us "anything is possible"
Good morning Jim,
The tour was wonderful. The Palacio Nazarenas was our favourite hotel. All accommodations were wonder… Read More

Jena A.
USA
3rd June 2015
Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Hi Jim,
Good morning. I wanted to thank you again for all your help in planning my recent trip to Peru. Read More

Ron C
North Carolina, USA
May 2015
Our Worldwide Travel Exhibitions: BERLIN, NEW YORK, LONDON...
The Amazing Peru team attends travel events all around the world. Our agenda for the first quarter of 2017 is already set so why not meet up with us personally... More Archive »
Amazon Cruises
Amazing Peru on USA TV
The Great Amazing Peru Inca Trail adventure as filmed and reported by Tara Hitchcock for Arizona TV. Click here to watch the video! High speed connection recommended.

Watch our Inca Trail - Videos here

Watch our Gourmet Tour - Video here
Peru Private Jet Travel

Private jet & helicopter charters throughout Peru and Latin America.

AMAZING PHILANTHROPY

AMAZING PHILANTHROPY

Helping children in one of Peru's poorest village schools supporting hands-on initiatives such as implementation of classrooms to ensuring the robust education, health, and well-being of young children

AMAZING PHILANTHROPY

AMAZING PHILANTHROPY

As part of our philanthropic projects we support the older community to promote sporting and social events in the lesser known regions of Peru.

AWARDS
  national geographic national geographic