Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, Mexico is a large country with a multitude of landscapes, cultures, cuisines, art and activities. Our focus for this trip was southern Mexico, specifically south of Mexico City, the capital. Scattered around this region, in every type of location from city to impenetrable jungle - is an array of archaeological sites from the ancient civilizations that are as fascinating as any in the world - Teotihuacan, Palenque, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Yaxilan and Bonampak - just to name a few. There are towns , quaint and historic, full of centuries old stone architecture and plazas like Puebla, San Cristobal de Las Casas, and Merida.
Mexico has world class museums including the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City. Great cultures and empires, among them the Olmecs, the Maya and the Aztecs flourished here centuries ago. Their descendants - several distinct indigenous peoples, each with their own language and customs - retain their separate identities today amid the mixed-blood mestizo majority. It it a country where tradition and modernity rub shoulders and coexist every step of the way.
This website chronicles our experiences as we traveled through the country. You can navigate using the left navigation menu or use the links in the itinerary below.
|Oct. 29||Arrive into Mexico City, Bosque de Chapultapec, Museo de Antropologia|
|Oct. 30||Mexico City - Centro Historico|
|Oct. 31||Templo Mayor, Teotihuacan|
|Nov. 1||Mexico City to Puebla, Puebla City|
|Nov. 2||Cholula, Night bus to Chiapas|
|Nov. 3||Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Sumidero Canyon Boat Tour|
|Nov. 4||Los Miradores (Sumidero Canyon), San Cristobal de las Casas|
|Nov. 5||Chamula village|
|Nov. 6||To Palenque : Agua Azul & Misol Ha, Palenque|
|Nov. 7||Bonampak, Yaxchilan|
|Nov. 8||To Merida|
|Nov. 10||Ruta Puuc Uxmal, Kabah, Sybil, Labna|
|Nov. 11||Chichen Itza|
|Nov. 12||To Quintana Roo Tulum|
|Nov. 13||Playa del Carmen|
|Nov. 15||Depart Mexico|