Mexico in Depth

Overview

Our ultimate Mexican Road Trip! This 14-day itinerary takes in all of Southern Mexico's major highlights - and as the entire trip is done by road it gives you a fantastic perspective of the various changes in the geography and people of the region. You start in Mexico City on the dry desert plateau of Anáhuac, travelling past volcanoes and over the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Then you travel into Tuxtla and San Cristobal de Las Casas in the Chiapas, another mountainous area that has the highest proportion of indigenous Mexicans - decedents of the Mayans, many of who continue to keep Mayan beliefs and traditions alive to this day.

Then onwards to Palenque, a once grand Mayan city located in lush tropical rainforest. You continue to the old walled city of Campeche and the colonial city of Merida and finally you reach the rightly famous ruins of Chichen Itza, a highlight of the trip. After such a long journey you will get to enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation in the Caribbean resort town of Cancun.

TRIP CODE
MXTSMID
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
15 Days
LOCATIONS
Mexico

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels
Inclusions

Airport transfers

Accommodation 

Tours in the itinerary

Transport

All breakfasts

Other meals where stated

Difficulty Rating 2 (considerable overland distances)
Single Surcharge

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Notes

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Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard MXTSMID-STD AUD 3890
Superior MXTSMID-SUP AUD 4110
Deluxe MXTSMID-DEL AUD 5260


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Superior
 Hotel Krystal - Cancun
Standard Room
The Krystal Resort offers guests the best of both worlds. On one hand its location in the heart of Cancun's bustling entertainment district is perfect for those wanting to sample the lively nightlife. On the other hand, the resort itself is set within peaceful gardens and on a stretch of Cancun's famous white-sand beach, perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The resort's stylish marble floored rooms offer stunning views of either the Caribbean Sea or Cancun Boulevard and come equipped with air-conditioning, mini-bar, electronic in-room safe, and flat screen TV. After a day on the beach or enjoying treatments in the on-site spa, guests can indulge in some fine cuisine in one of the resort’s restaurants before enjoying a cocktail in the bar.
 
 Hotel la Mision de Fray Diego - Merida
Standard Room
This Merida hotel is one block from the city's historic centre and commercial zone. The hotel offers an on-site restaurant serving regional and Spanish cuisine and an outdoor swimming pool. Every guest room at the Hotel La Mision De Fray Diego is equipped with satellite TV and a safety deposit box. A minibar and work desk are also included. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Guests can also enjoy laundry facilities and free on-site parking. Teatro Merida (Merida Theatre) and the city's main square are within 2 blocks of the La Mision de Fray Diego Hotel.
 
 Hotel Castelmar - Campeche
Standard Room

Located in Campeche's historic city centre, this colonial-style hotel is set in a restored building dating back to 1800. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck and free Wi-Fi. Castelmar Hotel features spacious, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and a private bathroom. Each room boasts original tile floors, high ceilings with wood beams and cedar furniture. The Castelmar is located just a few steps from the sea, and surrounded by shops, restaurants and historic buildings. Campeche's old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 
 Chan Kah Resort Village - Palenque
Junior Suite Room
Surrounded by lush jungle, the Chan-Kah Ecological Resort Village provides guests with all they need to enjoy a fun-filled and relaxed stay in Palenque. The resort is close to most of Palenque's must-see attractions, including the Cascadas Agua Azul National Park and the Mayan ruins of Palenque and Yaxchilan. Each one of the artfully decorated bungalows is equipped with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning and cable TV and offers views of the surrounding jungle. The resort itself has three outdoor natural lagoon style pools, two restaurants and two bars which overlook the colourful garden.
 
 Hotel Diego Mazariegos - San Cristobal de las Casas
Standard Room
Located just 150 metres from San Cristobal Church, Hotel Diego de Mazariegos offers charming colonial-style rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. This 18th century house features attractive courtyards and spacious conference facilities. Each room at Diego de Mazariegos is decorated with warm colours and classic furniture. All rooms offer a safe, a telephone and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The hotel has 2 restaurants, a sports bar, a bar and 24-hour reception. You can also find a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants within a 5-minute walk, in the centre of San Cristobal. San Cristobal de las Casas is known for its beautiful colonial buildings.
 
 Fiesta Inn Tuxtla - Tuxtla
Superior Room
Fiesta Inn Tuxtla offers 120 air-conditioned rooms with safes and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with satellite channels. In addition to an outdoor pool, Fiesta Inn Tuxtla also provides a fitness centre and a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered and free high-speed Wi-Fi access is also available.
 
 Hotel Parador San Miguel Oaxaca - Oaxaca
Standard Room
This boutique hotel is located in Oaxaca, Mexico and is just 30 metres from the Oaxaca Cathedral. The hotel features traditional Mexican decor, a gourmet restaurant and spacious rooms. Every room at Hotel Parador San Miguel is uniquely decorated with Mexican tiled floors, bright colours and high ceilings. Cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a seating area is also included. The hotel is 100% smoke-free. Hotel Parador San Miguel is a colonial-style building, which features small gardens and a terrace. The air-conditioned hotel offers business and laundry services. Restaurant Andariego serves an authentic Oaxacan breakfast and fine Mexican and international cuisine. In the afternoon, the restaurant also offers pastries and Mexican coffees.
 
 Hotel Posada San Pedro - Puebla
Standard Room
Located in the heart of Puebla's historic Colonial District, near attractions such as the main square, Cathedral, El Parian handicraft market and the Amparo Museum, the Hotel Colonial provides an interesting place to stay while exploring the fascinating city. The recently restored hotel itself is one of the oldest in the city. It has been on the city map since 1668 and is catalogued as a Historic Monument. Each of the comfortable en-suite rooms are equipped with an in-room safe, cable TV and telephone. One of the hotel's highlights is the locally renowned restaurant, which is reputed to serve the best 'Mole Poblano' in the world.
 
 Hampton Inn and Suites - Mexico City
Standard Room
This historic hotel offers stunning architecture from the 1800s combined with modern amenities such as free high-speed internet access, only blocks from the Zocalo and Historic District of Mexico City. Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City - Centro Historico features a free hot breakfast every morning. After breakfast, adults can work out in the fitness centre, while the kids enjoy the games room. A variety of historical and cultural attractions are only steps away and Benito Juarez International Airport is within 8 km of the Mexico City Hampton Inn.
Standard
 Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites - Cancun
Standard Room
Escape to one of the Cancun's most intimate and charming Hotels in the Mexican Caribbean, Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites, located on the best beach in Cancun, Mexico. The one, two and three-bedroom suites and villas are ideal for romantic getaways and family vacations. Unlike other properties in Cancun's Hotel Zone, Beachscape Kin Ha was designed with guests' peace and relaxation in mind. The small resort features a swimming pool, playground, two excellent restaurants and lush green landscaping, as well as a beautiful white sand beach.
 
 Hotel del Gobernador - Merida
Standard Room
Located in Merida's downtown, this hotel has an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and is less than 1 km from Merida's Cathedral and the Contemporary Art Museum. The property is air-conditioned and the rooms at Hotel del Gobernador feature a functional decor and have flat-screen cable TVs and telephone. Free toiletries are included in the private bathroom. The on-site restaurant specializes in Mexican food. Guests will also find several food options in central Merida, less than 1 km from Hotel del Gobernador.
 
 Hotel Plaza Colonial Campeche - Campeche
Standard Room
Just 2 blocks from Campeche Cathedral, Hotel Plaza Colonial offers an outdoor pool, free private parking and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The X'much-haltun Botanical Gardens are located opposite the hotel. Hotel Plaza Colonial is a colonial-style building with a central courtyard. The bright elegant rooms feature a fan, a safe and a flat-screen TV, as well as a private bathroom. The hotel is situated in the historic centre of Campeche, just a 5-minute walk from Campeche Convention Centre and the Malecon seafront boulevard. Campeche International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.
 
 Hotel Mision Palenque - Palenque
Standard Room
Just 62 km from the wonderful Agua Azul cascades and nestled between exuberant rainforest and the archaeological finds of the sacred Mayan Kingdom, stands the Hotel Mision Palenque. Each room has a terrace with a garden view, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, safety deposit box and cable TV. The hotel itself has a spa, large swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, tennis, soccer and volleyball courts and free bicycle rental and the on-site restaurant serves tasty, traditional Mexican cuisine.
 
 Mansion del Valle San Cristobal de las Casas - San Cristobal de las Casas
Standard Room
Located in downtown San Cristobal de Las Casas, this 4-star hotel is 3 blocks from San Cristobal Cathedral. The Hotel Mansion del Valle offers a free Wi-Fi zone and rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Decorated with warm, Mexican colours, each room has a private bathroom and includes free toiletries. Some rooms have a safe. Guests can dine at the Mansion Del Valle's La Mechita restaurant, serving traditional Mexican cuisine and regional wine. Room service is also available. Guests of Hotel Mansion can relax on the sun terrace and enjoy the beautiful scenery of San Cristobal. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities and free parking. Tours can be arranged on site with an extra cost. Mansion Del Valle is across the street from Museo de Ambar, San Crisobal's famous Amber Museum.
 
 Fiesta Inn Tuxtla - Tuxtla
Superior Room
Fiesta Inn Tuxtla offers 120 air-conditioned rooms with safes and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with satellite channels. In addition to an outdoor pool, Fiesta Inn Tuxtla also provides a fitness centre and a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered and free high-speed Wi-Fi access is also available.
 
 Oaxaca Real - Oaxaca
Standard Room
Located just steps from many of Oaxaca's churches, museums and markets, this restored Colonial manor offers guests a tranquil haven from which to explore the bustling city. All of the air-conditioned, en-suite rooms are decorated in a traditional Colonial style and come equipped with an electronic in-room safe, cable TV and hairdryer. The hotel itself houses an on-site restaurant, 'La Terraza', renowned for its exquisite regional cuisine.
 
 Hotel Colonial de Puebla - Mexico
Standard Room
With its stunning colonial architecture, the Colonial Hotel mixes traditional Mexican charm with modern amenities. Conveniently situated at the heart of the city and just minutes from the airport, the Colonial has excellent services including 24-hour reception, laundry, and free parking. It has a business centre and wireless internet rental for business travellers. Guests can stay in cosy rooms that include cable TV and IDD telephone.
 
 Casa Blanca Hotel - Mexico City
Deluxe Room
Hotel Casa Blanca is a space well thought out to make the most of your stay in the city. From its strategic location in the political, historical, economic and cultural centre of Mexico City, a few steps from the most important avenues, Reforma and Juarez, Hotel Casa Blanca offers you all the services you need to make yourself feel at home. Enjoy the pool on the terrace of the hotel and the gym or celebrate in our event rooms your family or corporate meeting.
Deluxe
 CasaMagna Marriott Cancun - Cancun
Garden Room
Sparkling seas. Caribbean sunshine. Thoroughly modern amenities. Indulge in beachside magnificence at the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort, a gorgeously designed, AAA Four Diamond resort in the thriving heart of Cancun. Offering affordable all-inclusive packages and a well-appointed array of spacious rooms, the hotel is ideal for romantic beach getaways, family vacations, and corporate outings.
 
 Hotel Casa Lecanda - Merida
Patio Room
Featuring beautiful tiled courtyards, a pool and luxurious rooms, Casa Lecanda Boutique Hotel is a striking property located next to Merida's Paseo Montejo Boulevard. Set in gardens, it has charming lounge areas, a terrace and a restaurant. Each spacious room at Casa Lecanda Boutique Hotel has high ceilings and tiled floors. All rooms have a large bathroom with a rain-effect shower and a skylight as well as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Each room offers views of the hotel's pretty patios and grounds. Guests can enjoy a range of international cuisine in the Casa Lecanda's a la carte restaurant, which serves a continental breakfast. There is also a stylish wine and tequila bar.
 
 Casa Don Gustavo - Campeche
Standard Room
Casa Don Gustavo is a boutique hotel in Campeche, a beautiful city within the Yucatan Peninsula. This small luxury hotel provides an experience that portrays the historic and cultural environment of the city, recreating a traditional home from Campeche during the eighteenth century with an exquisite collection of furniture and objects d'art combined harmoniously with the comforts of modern living.
 
 Hotel Mision Palenque - Palenque
Standard Room
Just 62 km from the wonderful Agua Azul cascades and nestled between exuberant rainforest and the archaeological finds of the sacred Mayan Kingdom, stands the Hotel Mision Palenque. Each room has a terrace with a garden view, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, safety deposit box and cable TV. The hotel itself has a spa, large swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, tennis, soccer and volleyball courts and free bicycle rental and the on-site restaurant serves tasty, traditional Mexican cuisine.
 
 Guayaba Inn - San Cristobal de las Casas
Deluxe Room
Guayaba Inn, a converted traditional home in the historic district of EL Cerrillo, is located in remarkable colonial San Cristobal de las Casas. The Inn is certainly its own relaxing destination, but it also caters to those wishing to explore Chiapas. Outstanding orchid and bromeliad gardens surround the Inn’s central patio in which guests may enjoy a Mexican or European breakfast.
 
Marriott Tuxtla Gutierrez - Tuxtla
Standard Room
This hotel is located in western Tuxtla Gutierrez, in the city's business district. It offers an indoor pool, a sauna and air-conditioned rooms with cable TV. The rooms at the Camino Real Tuxtla Gutierrez feature elegant decor. Each one has a private bathroom with luxury amenities. The hotel's restaurant serves international food and offers great views through its large windows. There is also a bar serving snacks as well as drinks.
 
 Hotel Azul - Oaxaca
Standard Room
This boutique hotel is located in central Oaxaca, just 300 metres from Santo Domingo Church. Designed by well-known local artists, the stylish rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TV. The air-conditioned rooms at Azul de Oaxaca have modern decor, an iPod docking station, a minibar and safe. Featuring elegant tiling, the private bathroom includes slippers. The hotel's restaurant serves traditional Oaxacan food, which can be enjoyed on the patio. There is also bar on the roof terrace, which offers impressive views of the city.
 
 Oaxaca Real - Oaxaca
Standard Room
Located just steps from many of Oaxaca's churches, museums and markets, this restored Colonial manor offers guests a tranquil haven from which to explore the bustling city. All of the air-conditioned, en-suite rooms are decorated in a traditional Colonial style and come equipped with an electronic in-room safe, cable TV and hairdryer. The hotel itself houses an on-site restaurant, 'La Terraza', renowned for its exquisite regional cuisine.
 
 Casona de la China Poblana Hotel - Puebla
Luxury Room
This beautiful 17th-century manor house is in central Puebla de Zaragoza, just 300 metres from Puebla Cathedral. It offers charming rooms with free Wi-Fi and a daily Continental breakfast. The individually decorated rooms at the Casona de la China Poblana feature wooden floors, daily house-keeping and stylish decor. Each one comes with a DVD player and a private bathroom. Some rooms have balconies. The Casona's restaurant serves traditional Mexican food and has a terrace. There is also an elegant bar serving snacks and drinks.
 
 Le Meridien Mexico City - Mexico
Standard Room
Le Meridien Mexico City stands at the junction of culture and business. Renowned museums and mural-adorned palaces are within walking distance, as are government offices and the stock exchange. The hotel facilitates pleasurable stays with a fitness centre, a pool, an all-day dining restaurant, a sophisticated lounge, and concierge assistance for transportation and sightseeing.

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