Leg 2: November 2021: Mexico City to Cancun
Leg 2: November 2021: Mexico City to Cancun

Leg 2: November 2021: Mexico City to Cancun

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Finally, by now we will be a group, ready to have some fun and make memories together.

November 1st: Mexico City

We will start the day by getting some face paint and costumes for the Day of the Dead Celebrations that is going to take place, then head to the street for a street party.

November 2nd: Around Mexico City

We will decide as a group which places we want to explore, either in the city or at the nearby Aztec ruins such as (the bold ones I think would be the most interesting):

  • Teotihuacán, State of Mexico
  • Tula, Hidalgo
  • Templo Mayor, Mexico City
  • Tepozteco, Morelos
  • Cuicuilco, Mexico City
  • Malinalco, State of Mexico
  • Xochicalco, Morelos
  • Cholula, Puebla

November 3rd: Acapulco

We will drive down to the coast and explore the beach town of Acapulco.

November 6th: Puerto Escondido

Ready to test the waves? Puerto Escondido is famous for its great surfing conditions and for its laid back backpacker vibe. It should be easy to kill a few days at this awesome place.

November 10th: Oxaca

Oxaca is a city known for its culture and its nearby historical sites. We will find a camping place or a cheap hostel to stay at for a couple of days while doing day trips to nearby places of interest, like the Zapotec City of Monte Alban.

November 10th: San Cristobal de las Casas

Today we have a full day drive to the stunning old colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas, one of Mexico's most beautiful towns. and well known as the heart of the indigenous Tzotzil Maya culture.

November 11th: Montebello National Park

Today we will have a free day for exploration and to take part in some optional activities such as taking a tour to the fascinating Maya village of San Juan Chamula, or exploring the nearby Lagunas de Montebello National Park. There is also the option of going mountain biking in this beautiful area.

November 17th:  Frontera Corozal (Guatemala

Today we will have a full day drive to the remote town of Frontera Corozal, on the Guatemalan border. En route, we may have time for an optional stop at the stunning waterfalls of Agua Azul.

November 19th: Palenque

Today we will have the option to do a guided visit to the remote ancient Mayan city of Yaxchilán, which is only accessible via a boat trip down the river. After our visit we will drive to the village of Palenque.

November 20th: Palenque

Today we can go on another guided visit to the incredible Mayan ruins of Palenque, which rise out of the thick jungle surrounding them. In the afternoon we will have free time to go on a jungle tour, visit the on site museum, or travel to the nearby waterfall of Misol Ha.

November 22nd: Merida

Today we will drive to the beautiful and artistic colonial town of Mérida, the capital of the Yucatan state.

November 25th: Cancun, Tulum, Chichen Itza and Playa del Carmen

We will have a few days to explore the popular tourist areas in the Northern coastal part of the Yucatan Peninsula before the trip leg finishes on December 1st.