9-Day Enchanting Mexico Tour
Product Code: 93-74107
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Merida
  • • Mexico City
  • • Uxmal
  • • Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
  • • Queretaro
  • • San Miguel De Allende
  • • The Rotunda of Illustrious Men
  • • Guanajuato
  • • Zacatecas
  • • Guadalajara
Tour Code
93-74107
Duration
9 days
Departure City
Merida
End City
Guadalajara
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, UNESCO, Family

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Merida

Merida

Hotel: El Castellano Hotel or similar

Your friendly guide will greet you as you exit the Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport in Merida.

Tips:
Courtesy airport shuttle service is available from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Please book your flight accordingly.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Merida

Merida

Hotel: El Castellano Hotel or similar

On Day 2 we'll take an excursion to Celestun, a small sea village on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, where thousands of pink flamingos migrate in wintertime. There, we'll take a boat around the mangroves to observe the flamingos up close.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Uxmal

Merida - Mexico City

Hotel: Royal Zona Rosa or similar

Our morning program includes a tour of the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal, highlights of which include the Governor's Palace, the Nunnery, and La Casa de las Tortugas, or House of the Turtles. Later we'll continue on to another important archaeological site: Kabah, where we'll see the impressive facade of Palace of the Masks, where the impressive facade with 250 masks of Chac God carved in stone and placed in a magnificent baroque. Afternoon flight to Mexico City, and transfer to hotel.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Mexico City

Mexico City

Hotel: Royal Zona Rosa or similar

Next we will have a whole day devoted to the stunning Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary at Piedra Herrada, a winter home for millions of gorgeous butterflies. Once arriving the site, take a horse back ride to the top of mountain to walk among the butterflies as they flutter beneath the tree canopy. When the wind blow, rustling the leaves and causing all of the butterflies to take flight in what seems like a sudden explosion of orange and black. Observe the midday spectacle as they fly down like a steady stream from the mountain to the nearby natural spring.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 05
Queretaro

Mexico City - Queretaro - San Miguel De Allende

Hotel: Mision de Los Angeles or similar

Depart for Querétaro where we will visit the massive Aqueduct, tour the Church of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, and walk the streets of the Historic Downtown. From there we will continue to San Miguel de Allende, a city famous for attracting various intellectuals, artist, and writers such as the painter Diego Rivera and the poet W.W. Snodgrass. Here we will take in the emblem of the town, the neo-gothical San Miguel’s Parish, as well as other famous historical centers such as the Holy House Chapel, the Inquisitor House, and the the elaborate Spanish Barroque style San Francisco church .

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 06
Guanajuato

San Miguel De Allende - Guanajuato

Hotel: Mission or similar

Depart for Dolores Hidalgo, the famous city where the priest Don Miguel Hidalgo, began the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. Continue to Guanajuato, the site for annual International Cervantino Festival. Explore this fabulous city's beautiful colonial streets and plazas to discover famous sites like University of Guanajuato, Diego Rivera’s house, the prestigious Juarez Theater, and the legendary and romantic Alley of the Kiss. Its streets and subterranean avenues are one of a kind in the country. In the afternoon we will visit the Mummies Museum, which, you guessed it, houses original, preserved mummies of the city's former inhabitants.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 07
Zacatecas

Guanajuato - Zacatecas

Hotel: Hotel Emporio or similar

Next we will travel to the World Heritage Site of Zacatecas. Constructed from the unique pink volcanic cantera rock, this beautiful colonial city houses the outstanding Cathedral. From La Bufa hill take in a panoramic view of this stunning city before descending in a cable car. Afterwards you will traverse the mysterious Mines of Eden.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Guadalajara

Zacatecas - Guadalajara

Hotel: De Mondoza or similar

In the morning we will depart for Guadalajara, the capital of state of Jalisco and the second largest city in Mexico. Known as the Pearl of the West, Guadalajara is the famous birthplace for tequila and mariachi. During our visit to the Government Palace we will get to see the splendid mural paintings of Jose Clemente Orozco. In Tlaquepaque we will shop through stalls for hand crafted leather clothes, jewelry, and folk art. We will take in the city's love of art by visitiing the impressive Degollado Theater, the grand sculpture of Quetzalcoatle in the Plaza Tapatia, the Cathedral, and the Rotunda of Illustrious Men, a honorary site for the people of Jalisco.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Guadalajara

Guadalajara

From Guadalajara we will take a full day excursion to the Amatitan on the Tequila Express. Here we will tour the Tequila Herradura distillery and learn all the steps to make strong and true Mexican tequila. During lunch we will enjoy Mariachi music, folk dancing and Mexican cowboy shows. On the train back to Guadalajara there will be an open bar for you to drink to your heart’s delight. Upon returning, you may head to the airport for your homeward bound flight.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.

Please book your return flight after 6:00pm.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • 8-night hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Local English-speaking tour guide

Package Excludes

  • International and domestic airfare
  • All personal expenses
  • Service fee ($6.00/person per day)
Special Notes
  • *Days Prior To Departure Cancellation Fee (USD)
    63 and more days 10% of tour fee
    62-48 days 15% of tour fee
    47-33 days 30% of tour fee
    32-17 days 50% of tour fee
    Within 16 days 100% of tour fee
  • You are responsible for obtaining any and all travel documents - valid photo ID, passport and visa - required to enter Mexico and return to your home country. Please check with the relevant immigration authorities for actual requirements.
  • To protect your personal property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction or restaurant. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* The price is the same for all ages.
* Single Occupancy price applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double and Triple Occupancy applies when two and three people stay in one standard hotel room, respectively.
* Triple Occupancy price does not guarantee a third bed in the room, as each room is furnished with two (2) beds only. Please check availability when checking in.
* Maximum room capacity: 3 people including adults and child/infant.
* Tour requires at least 8 pax to guarantee the departure. For 1-7 pax, your reservation will be holding. We would contact you should another booking coming in at the same departure date as yours. The departure will be cancelled and the tour fee will be full refunded, if we cannot reach the minimum guests 3 weeks prior to the departure date. Meanwhile, your departure also can be guaranteed if you would like to pay 6 pax at a time. Do not hesitate to contact our CSR if you have any inquiry.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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Hi there,

We are wondering if you are operating this tour in 2016 or have any tours with Monarch Butterfly component available in early March 2016?

Thank you

Yma
11/02/2015 05:55:54
Tours4Fun 11/02/2015 07:16:26

Dear Yma,

Thank you for choosing Tours4Fun!

This is the only tour visiting Monarch Butterfly.

For the tours in the following link, the tour schedule of 2016 has not yet been updated. Please check back on the calendar tour page in January 2016 for updates.

http://www.tours4fun.com/tours/mexico/from-merida/

Best Regards,
Claire
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