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Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

1. Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour

Travel back in time as you explore the Mayan  archaeological ruins of Chichén Itzá on a guided tour. Connect with nature as you swim in the azure waters of the Cenote. Eat a mouth-watering buffet lunch and take a guided walking tour of Valladolid. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, or a nearby meeting point, and then journey to one of the most important monuments on the Yucatán Peninsula.   Upon arrival at Chichén Itzá, look at the step pyramid of Kukulcan, known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending.   Go to the sacred Cenote and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience.

Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid Day Trip with Lunch

2. Chichen Itza, Cenote, Valladolid Day Trip with Lunch

Dive into Mayan culture on a guided day trip with optional hotel transfers from Cancún or Riviera Maya to Chichén Itzá, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World for being one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Enjoy a Mexican buffet and tequila tasting, and stop at Valladolid and a cenote. The fun will just get started with a panoramic visit as no visit to the charming town of Valladolid, famed for the ornate, 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and the baroque San Gervasio Cathedral. Then, a visit to the area would not be complete without a stop by a cenote, a refreshing, enchanting underground sinkhole, sacred to the Mayan people. Then, enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch and a tequila-tasting experience. Finally, once at Chichén Itzá, follow the guide while learning all about the most important buildings. From the awe-inspiring Pyramid of Kukulcan to the ruins that once housed tens of thousands of Mayans, the Pyramid of El Castillo or El Caracol, this visit is filled with rarely heard stories, incredible details, and stunning photo opportunities. Discover why the huge city played such an important role from the Late Classic period (600 AD) into the early part of the Post Classic period (1200 AD), and why it remained a huge center of pilgrimage.

Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine & Tlatelolco Tour

3. Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine & Tlatelolco Tour

Make the most of your next trip to Mexico City with a trio of Mexico’s must-see historical monuments. Mexican Root is a celebration of the civilizations and cultures that have made Mexico what it is today. Visit the legendary Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tlatelolco and the Pyramids of Teotihuacan on this full-day excursion from Mexico City. Your first stop will be in Tlatelolco, Mexico City’s most significant archaeological site. Alongside temples dedicated to Mexican deities, learn the more macabre side of their history, including human sacrifices, mass graves, and the so-called Lovers of Tlatelolco  Continue to the Guadalupe Shrine, located in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In this 18th-century shrine, you’ll see a cloak with the image of Guadalupe as you learn about her significance to the culture and people of modern Mexico. Spot where Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to an indigenous Mexican. Then have time to lunch and recharge energies. Head to one of the most jaw-dropping sites in Mexico, the great Teotihuacan Pyramids to explore the mystical site with a guide. See the Pyramid of the Sun, with its more than 200 feet tall, the largest in Mesoamerica. Along with a trip along the Avenue of the Dead learn about the origins of this religious city and see the Temples of Quetzalpapalotl, the Temple of the Feathered Shells, and the Pyramid of the Moon Enjoy a tour full of adventure, history, and some of the most breathtaking views of Mexico.

From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Air Balloon Flight & Breakfast

4. From Mexico City: Teotihuacan Air Balloon Flight & Breakfast

Discover the Teotihuacán Valley from the sky during a memorable 30 to 50-minute balloon flight. Marvel at some of the world's most treasured archaeological wonders as you glide overhead. After, get the chance to explore the ruins on the ground. After being picked up from your hotel in Mexico City, take a shared transfer to Teotihuacán (optional). Arrive at the Volare Balloon Port and savor a delicious coffee. Then, embark on an unforgettable flight in a hot air balloon above one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Travel with officially certified pilots in the most modern fleet of balloons of Mexico. After your flight, return to the port, make a toast and receive your flight certificate before enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. Then, take an optional transfer to the Teotihuacán Archaeological Zone to explore the ruins from the ground. Spend 3 hours there to get to know the Sun and Moon Pyramids and Quetzalcoatl Temple. Please note, the cost of the tour does not include access to the archaeological zone of Teotihuacán (available to purchase for $85 MXN per person). Finally, take the optional shared return transfer back to Mexico City where you will be dropped off at your hotel at the tour conclusion.

Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

5. Mexico City: Xochimilco, Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo & UNAM

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods. Cruise along the Aztec-era Xochimilco canals, explore the colonial district, and admire the murals in the UNAM. Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local cooperative shop that helps the Mexican local artisans. The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Head to the eye-catching Xochimilco and board a trajinera - a colorful, gondola-like boat - for a ride through the neighborhood’s famous canals. As you indulge in local treats and try your hand at bartering, your guide will share the incredible details of what makes this area a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. As you wander its tree-lined streets, you’ll learn how this city has played a part in historical empires like the Aztec and Spanish to becoming a cultural capital and home to Octavio Paz, Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. At Casa Azul, Kahlo’s home and now museum, we’ll immerse ourselves in the trailblazing life of one of Mexico’s most original artists. Mexico is known the world over for its living history and the breathtaking art of renowned artists, like Frida Kahlo, whose impact is still felt today. Visit the Frida Kahlo's Museum called "La Casa Azul". Housed in the striking cobalt blue house where she was born and returned for the last years of her life, the Casa Azul. See a large assortment of pre-Hispanic artifacts, Mexican folk art, and indigenous jewelry from her personal collection. Enjoy a day full of Aztec history, Mexican art, and delicious flavors that combines some of the Mexico City's must sees in one tour.

Isla Mujeres: Catamaran Tour with Open Bar & Optional Lunch

6. Isla Mujeres: Catamaran Tour with Open Bar & Optional Lunch

Escape to the tropical paradise of Isla Mujeres aboard a comfortable catamaran on this full-day adventure from Cancun. This is a must-do tour for anyone looking for a relaxing yet exhilarating day out in the Mexican Caribbean. Begin your day with a scenic cruise along the stunning coastline of Cancun, admiring the panoramic views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. As you sail towards Isla Mujeres, bask in the warm sun while you dance to some music and sip on refreshing drinks from the national open bar on board. Before reaching Isla Mujeres, get ready for a brief snorkeling experience at one reef in the Caribbean. Just equip yourself with the provided equipment, and jump into the crystal-clear waters. Admire the beautiful marine landscape and feel like a marine creature while you dive along the sea. Then, head to Isla Mujeres on the catamaran, and once there, benefit from access to a private Beach Club. Here, enjoy an open bar of drinks and (depending on the option selected) a buffet lunch. Make the most of your visit to Isla Mujeres and benefit from the services offered in this private club! Finally, enjoy some free time to visit the island as you please. Relax under the shade of a palm tree, dive into the clear waters of the sea, or go shopping to buy some souvenirs to not forget this day! Upon arrival to Cancun, enjoy some more drinks on board and admire for the last time the astonishing landscape of Isla Mujeres! * There are different options to choose from and enjoy a tailor-made experience. Upgrade your tour to include hotel transfers for ultimate convenience.

Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco Day Trip by Van

7. Mexico City: Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco Day Trip by Van

Take in the three most culturally and historically important sites in the Mexico City area on a full-day tour. First, visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan and marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. See the Sun and Moon pyramids, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and the Dead's Avenue. Next, you’ll head to Mexico’s most important Catholic pilgrimage site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This shrine was built to commemorate the reported appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, an Aztec peasant. The third and final stop of the tour is Tlatelolco, where it is said that the past, present, and future of Mexico meet. The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is named after the three periods of Mexican history represented by structures from the pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and the independent mestizo nation.

Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

8. Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

Hop aboard a catamaran bound for Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island off the coast of Cancun known for its gorgeous beaches and snorkeling. After departing from the port, stop to snorkel at a plentiful coral reef. Your onboard guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and show you the best spots on the reef. Set sail once more for Isla Mujeres to enjoy the soft white sand of Playa Norte beach, lined with palm trees and washed by the blue turquoise sea. After relaxing in the sun, head to the traditional downtown area of Isla Mujeres, a favorite among locals. Stroll down the picturesque and friendly streets, rent a golf car, or buy a fun souvenir to remember your trip to paradise.

Mexico City: Full-Day Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

9. Mexico City: Full-Day Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

Discover the best option to visit Mexico City in one day at your own pace and without stress, being able to hop on or off at the times that you want with the same ticket all day. You can choose between 4 different routes, such as the Historical Center Route that has 19 stops. With this route you can discover the history, architecture, culture, and of course authentic Mexican cuisine. The Polanco Route on the other hand is perfect to enjoy shopping and the most avant-garde architecture in the city throughout its 7 stops. The South Route has a total of 18 stops, and will take you to visit the most bohemian neighborhoods of the city, complete with a touch of architecture and archeology. With the final Basilica Route, you will encounter 5 stops during the tour, with this tour offering a religious excellence. With a duration of 3 hours, each route will allow you to take a trip through the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern times in the great capital of Mexico.

From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

10. From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

Pre-book a quick 25-minute round-trip ferry service between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Get max flexibility with continuous daily departures from Cancún and a 6-month ticket validation period. Ride in comfort with on-board air conditioning, leather seats, restrooms, a snack bar, and other amenities.  On the day of your chosen departure, hop on board a high-speed 157-foot JETLINE Class catamaran type ferry, constructed of aluminum and with 3 decks with a capacity between 150 and 800 passengers. Enjoy new generation gangways for express boarding and carry-on baggage handling. On board, take advantage of covered and open-air decks, panoramic windows, a children's play area (KIDS ZONE), TV screens, a snack bar, electrical outlets, live music, and underwater illumination. As you head to your destination, take some time to relax with plenty of legroom in ergonomic leather seats of the highest quality, designed and constructed in Europe by the same high technology companies that provide Porsche and Ferrari.  The immeasurable beauty of the islands, coupled with the comfort and quickness of the boats, make this the preferred trip for visitors to this area. Experience a ferry transfer focused on passengers who wish to make their journey something even more special.

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A jam-packed day that gives a glimpse of the beauty and magic of rural Oaxaca, from the tree of Tule to petrified waterfalls to the amazing rugs of Teotitlan del Valle, the trip was a drive from one wonder to the next. The guides were informative, but also allowed plenty of time for self-wandering. A wonderful, if long, day.

Boss was excellent a tour guide and advicar. His English good too. The underground swimming was was ABSOLUTELY amazing. So clear water, bats etc. Ps. I got unlimited tequila afterwards. Driving the ATV was not difficult, exciting though. I would do it again. Stuff was friendly and relaxed.

Glad we went early before it gets too crowded & hot. Guide Jesu’s was very informative. Picked us up from hotel early morning. He was in contact with us from the day before till he picked us up.

Food and drink were very good. The service was outstanding. We did get off late but also back late. About 30 minutes. Would recommend some drink holders! Overall a great experience!

We were told to be ready at 6:30 and they arrived at 7:15. The driver seemed to want to make up for lost time by driving like a maniac. The tour itself was good.