Mexico – Hot Tacos and a Warm Atmosphere
Tacos, enchilladas, mescal, tequila, Mayan ruins, rainforest, cool waterfalls, amazing beaches, challenging hikes with breathtaking views all packaged in a package called Mexico. Viva! A journey through history in a natural scenery that surprises and allows peace and quiet to appear. That is what you can experience in this multifaceted country. Short for MEX by abbreviationfinder, Mexico is a country located in North America defined by countryaah.
Mexico – 15 days
Day 1 Departure from Sweden – arrival Cancun
Early departure from Sweden to Mexico. On arrival you will be met for a transfer to your hotel
Day 2 Cancun – Yucatán
After breakfast you will be picked up by your guide to begin your journey of discovery through exciting Mexico. Your first visit is Tulum and the old Mayan harbor which was once an important trading post. You then continue in through the increasingly thick rainforest to Nohoch, which is the highest Mayan pyramid on the Yucatán. Not far from Tulum you also visit one of the beautiful and unique underground lakes on the Yucatan Peninsula. You also have time to visit the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid. During the evening you will experience the spectacular sound and light show at Chichen Itza.
Day 3 Chitzen Itza
In the morning, explore Chichen Itza, which is on the list of the world’s seven new wonders and which is actually two cities. One was ruled by the Maya Indians between the 600s and 1000s while the other was a Toltec-Maya city. Here is the famous and well-preserved cosmological pyramid with the Mayan Indians’ different ways of calculating time and years. In the afternoon there is time to time to visit the spring in Ik Kil which is said to have a rejuvenating effect if you take a dip. Your journey then continues to the “white city” Merida.
Day 4 Merida
In the morning you do a city tour in Merida with your guide. There are several squares where you stroll around among market stalls and consider the life of the people. The most impressive place is the Zocalo (main square) where you will also find the oldest cathedral and the Governor’s Palace with the impressive murals by the local artist Pacheco. You then continue to the small fishing village Celestun which is known for its beautiful bird life. You take a boat trip among the mangrove trees and meet large collections of the pink flamingo in its proper environment.
Day 5 Uxmal – Campeche- Palenque
After breakfast, explore the Mayan ruins of Uxmal. Here you will find, among other things, the Wizard’s Pyramid, the Governor’s Palace and the Nunnery. Feel free to climb the 40 meter high and steep pyramid (Piramide del Adivino) and marvel at the “Cuadrangulo de las monjas” fantastically well-made facades. Your journey then continues to the port city of Campeche, which in the 17th century was subjected to many pirate acts, which is why a wall was built to protect the city from siege. The whole city was decorated in cinnabar red color, a work that was done by hand when no tools were available. Campeche, the city of the same name as the state, is listed in its entirety on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here the colonial heritage is very clear and they try to restore the houses in the old-fashioned style. In the late afternoon you arrive in Palenque.
Day 6 Palenque – Corozalon
In the morning you will visit Palenque and its mighty ruin area which is surrounded by rainforest, often shrouded in mist and which is considered to be the most beautiful most classic Mayan ruins. In the afternoon you continue your journey to Corozalon which is beautifully situated along the river Usumacinta where you spend the night in simple bungalows.
Day 7 Yaxchilan – Misol Ha
In the early hours of the morning, explore the exciting flora and fauna along the Usumacinta River by boat. You then continue your journey off the beaten track to Selva Lacandona. Here you do a three hour hike into the rainforest. As a reward for your efforts, you arrive at a long-forgotten Mayan temple where you can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the pools that form below the many waterfalls in the area. Your journey continues up mountainous roads to the beautiful waterfall in Misol Ha where you spend the night in simple bungalows.
Day 8 San Cristobal de las Casas
Your journey continues off the beaten track along winding roads to the small colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas. Here you will discover the many colorful Native American markets mixed with baroque churches and shady squares.
Day 9 San Juan Chamula – Chiapa de Corzo
In the morning you visit the small Tzotzil village of San Juan Chamula where local shamans still perform ancient Mayan rituals. In the small church there is a great mystery with rows of burning candles and singing visitors. You then continue your journey of discovery to the colonial small village of Chiapa de Corzo on the Grijalva River. Here you board a boat for a trip into the impressive Sunidero gorge whose walls stretch a thousand meters up to the sky. With a little luck, you will also see some of the local crocodiles that usually sunbathe along the river bank.
Day 10 Tuxtla – Baja California
After breakfast transfer to Tuxtla for further travel by flight via Mexico City to San José del Cabo on Baja California. On arrival you will be met for a transfer to your hotel located 15 minutes by car outside Cabo. All you need to have fun here is a sense of adventure and a little sunscreen. Golfers, anglers, party animals and siesta seekers all find a getaway here. Among other things, there is a rock formation called The Arch at Land’s End, and you will definitely feel like you have reached the end of the world when you start to appreciate the relaxed feeling on the Baja Peninsula.
Day 11 – 13 Baja California
Cabo San Lucas was originally a haunt of English pirates and became famous when John Steinbeck wrote “Logbook from the Sea of Cortez”. Shortly afterwards, Cabos’ “Marlin Alley” became a celebrity favorite for sea fishing. Today it is one of Mexico’s premier holiday destinations. Cabo is located on the Baja Peninsula and is still known for its fishing, but the city has also become known for a fantastic landscape, almost perfect weather, golf, water sports, nature reserves underwater.
Day 14 Mexico City / Return
In the afternoon transfer to the airport for return via Mexico City.
Day 15 Homecoming
You land in Sweden again at lunchtime.