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Mexico Southern Adventure Shortcut Touring Holiday. If you think a shortcut will give you half the experience, well. Think again! One of the best tours to explore most of Mexico in a different way and from a unique perspective. No more useless stops and no important highlights and spots will be left behind! You are going to travel for six days through history and breathtaking scenarios for an experience to remember.
Many times, when it comes to discovering the best of Mexico, there is so much more to see and do, and you don’t have the time and the energy to create the perfect balanced itinerary to go through local history but also enjoying some relaxation on the beach! This tour has it all, and it has been specifically designed for those who don’t want to miss a thing from their trip to Mexico! Your journey will start at San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, and then you are going to explore the highlights of the South, unique places recognized worldwide as authentic beauties and world heritages.
Mexican culture is not that easy to discover and explore as there were so many different influences over the centuries creating something unique and complex to understand and live. With this tour, Mexico Southern Adventure Shortcut Touring Holiday will unveil all its secrets! After all, the exploration doesn’t miss the chance to soak up the sun and swim into paradisiac waters in the Riviera Maya and wrap up one of the best experiences of your life.
Starts in Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport and Ends in Riviera Maya
We recommend arriving before 13:00 hrs. to Tuxtla Airport
Our No. 3 Mexico Southern Adventure Shortcut Touring Holiday has it all, and it has been specifically designed for those who don’t want to miss a thing from their trip to Mexico!
It covers the top highlights of Mexico comfortably, leaving you time, in the end, to enjoy some days at the Mexican Paradise Beaches.
Arrival at Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport not included in the price (Take note you should arrive at Tuxtla Gutierrez before 13:00 hrs). Please contact us in case you need different options for domestic flights. Today’s highlight will be a boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon, which measures a thousand meters at its highest point. Admire the beautiful rock formations and enjoy the abundant wildlife that lives on the shores of the Grijalva river (crocodiles, spider monkeys, and many different species of birds). Afterward, you will pass through the historically significant town Chiapa de Corzo, on our way to San Cristobal de las Casas.
Included: Shared Transportation, Bilingual Speaking Guide (English-Spanish Language), Boat Ride Sumidero Canyon, Overnight Hotel in San Cristobal de las Casas.
Tuxtla – Cañon Sumidero – 30 Min
Cañon Sumidero – San Cristobal – 1 hr
Scheduled for today is an excursion full of mysticism. Visit the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, located in the highlands of Chiapas. In both Tzotzil Maya communities, the complex ethnic composition of Chiapas is well reflected, and they still demonstrate a wide variety of customs and beliefs expressed in traditions of both pagan and Christian origin. Afternoon at leisure. We recommend you to explore more of the beautiful city of San Cristobal de las Casas with, among its many attractions, a colorful market, the cathedral, and the Jade Museum.
Included: Breakfast in Hotel, Shared Transportation, Bilingual Speaking Guide (English-Spanish Language), Overnight Hotel in San Cristobal de las Casas.
8 Hours Activity
On the way to Palenque, we will visit the waterfalls of Agua Azul. The turquoise color, which makes these waterfalls so unique, comes from the high level of the mineral content of the water. Enjoy the surrounding jungle environment and go for a swim (if time permits it). Afterward, we will continue our way through the lush jungle with Palenque as today’s final destination. In the evening, dinner included.
Included: Breakfast in Hotel, Shared Transportation, Bilingual Speaking Guide (English-Spanish Language), Entry to Waterfalls of Agua Azul, Dinner in Palenque, Overnight Hotel in Palenque.
San Cristobal – Agua Azul – 3 hrs 40 min
Agua Azul – Palenque – 1 hrs 35 min
Visit the archaeological zone of Palenque, one of the most important sites of the Mayan World. Lakamha, as the city was known among the ancient Maya, flourished in the 7th century. It rose to prominence under the reign of legendary King Pakal, whose tomb was found in one of Palenque´s most iconic landmarks, the Temple of the Inscriptions. This ruined city is home to some of the most beautiful architecture, exquisite sculptures, and carvings produced by the ancient Maya. Enjoy a guided visit and admire the impressive structures as well as the breathtaking natural environment of this World Heritage Site. After this visit, we head to Campeche, a captivating town full of naval history, Spanish baroque architecture, an aging beauty. The city has spent the past few years restoring hundreds of downtown historical buildings, making it one of the most photogenic colonial towns in all of Mexico. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. In the evening, dinner included.
Included: Breakfast in Hotel, Shared Transportation, Guided visit of Archeological Site of Palenque with Bilingual Speaking Guide (English-Spanish Language), Entry to Archeological Site of Palenque, Panoramic Tour of Campeche, Dinner in Campeche, Overnight Hotel in Campeche.
Palenque – Campeche – 6 hrs
On the way to Merida, we will visit Uxmal (meaning “built three times”), located in the Puuc region. Uxmal, also listed as World Heritage, is considered one of the Maya cities that is most representative of the Puuc style, the region’s dominant architectural style. Explore the Magician Pyramid, the Quadrangle of the Nuns, the Governor’s palace, and the ballgame court. After this visit, you will enjoy lunch and then proceed to Merida. The “White City” was founded in 1542, by the Spaniard Francisco de Montejo. Nowadays, it is the capital city of the Mexican state of Yucatan, with still a strong influence of Mayan cultural heritage, stunning architecture, lovely parks, and delicious gastronomy. Upon arrival in Merida, we will enjoy a panoramic tour, including the highlights of the city (among them Montejo Avenue and the Plaza Grande).
Included: Breakfast in Hotel, Shared Transportation, Guided visit of Archeological Site of Uxmal with Bilingual Speaking Guide (English-Spanish Language), Entry to Archeological Site of Uxmal, Lunch at Site of Uxmal, Panoramic Tour in Merida, Overnight Hotel in Merida.
Campeche – Uxmal – 2 Hrs
Uxmal – Merida – 1 hrs
At the end of the Early Classic Period, around the year 600 AD, Chichen Itza was one of the largest and most prominent Maya cities. Nowadays, Chichen Itza is undoubtedly the best-preserved Maya site on the Yucatan peninsula, and it was recently declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Various architectural styles are seen in Chichen Itza. 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 take a refreshing swim in the cenote of Ik Kil, have lunch, and continue to Cancun. Drop off at your hotel (beach extension available upon request).
Included: Breakfast in Hotel, Shared Transportation, Guided visit to Archeological Site of Chichen Itza with Bilingual Speaking Guide (English-Spanish Language), Lunch at Local Restaurant, Entry to Archeological Site of Chichen Itza and Cenote Ik-Kil, Drop off at Hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. (Drop Off in Riviera Maya or Tulum with extra supplement of $25 USD per person).
Merida – Chichen – 2 Hrs
Chichen – Cancun – 3 hrs
Yes, you can join the group as a solo traveler. Please contact one of our agents so we can give you the best options available.
For this tour, on the first day, you have the opportunity to arrive at the hotel at your convenience.
Transfer from Tuxtla Gutierrez is included. Also in case you are staying in San Cristobal de las Casas transportation is Included.
Last day of the tour, we offer the drop-off in Riviera Maya, and from that night, the accommodation is on your side.
Drop off in Tulum with extrUSD 25SD per person
In case you need help with extra accommodation please contact us we will be happy to help.
Private airport transfers with private drivers are included in this tour.
Yes, if you would like to travel just on your own, please let us know. Some advantages are:
You might have several questions before booking with us, like what type of transportation we use? what is the tour guides’ profile? The weather? and many others. This is why we encourage you to contact us to fill up the inquiry form, and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours and answer all your questions.