I have just booked my next big trip: a tour of Aztec and Mayan pyramids in Mexico that starts in Mexico City, moves to the Yucatan Peninsula, and eventually ends up in Cancun. I am also timing the trip so that I will be in Mexico City and Merida during the Day of the Dead festivities, which should be a neat experience.
This will be my first completely solo trip, which I now feel comfortable doing after my partially solo trip to Peru last year and my two days alone in Venice in 2011. I decided to treat myself to the deluxe tour package so I should be staying in some pretty nice hotels–my reward to myself after four days of roughing it in the wilderness of the Inca Trail last year. 🙂
Below is the rough itinerary according to the tour company’s web site. I don’t think I’ll have a ton of free time, but if anyone who has traveled to that part of Mexico has any suggestions about things to do, places to eat, etc., I’d love to hear about your experiences.
- Arrival in Mexico City. Free time.
- All-day sightseeing tour in Mexico City.
- Visit the Guadalupe shrine.
- Guided tour of Teotihuacan pyramids with free time allotted for climbing.
- Fly to Merida.
- Short sightseeing tour in the afternoon.
- Visit the Kabah and Uxmal pyramid sites.
- Visit the Chichen Itza pyramid site.
- Transfer to Cancun.
Days 07 and 08:
- Free time in Cancun.
- Depart for home.
Sounds like a nice tour. The Aztec and Mayan pyramids have always been near the top of my bucket list. I can’t wait!