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Sacred Temples & Ancient Rituals (10 days)

Journey Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico To San Cristobal, Mexico

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Mexico City, Mexico
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Arrival to Mexico City

Reception in the Mexico City Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2
Teotihuacán, Mexico
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Teotihuacan

Quetzalcoatl comes to life at the enormous pyramids.  Join in ceremony with Aztec Shaman and visit to the intimate site of Santa Cecilia. You may combine processes of meditation, dreaming, contemplation, ceremony and ritual with the intent of changing the world of our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs through direct experience. After the ceremony at Teotihuacan, you will return to the heart of the city and visit the National Anthropology Museum.

Day 3
Teotihuacán, Mexico
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Templo Mayor

Today you will visit Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan, heart of the Aztec experience followed by a visit to the National Palace to admire the Diego Rivera Murals in Mexico City’s Historic Center.  Lunch will be at  the neighborhood of Frida Kahlo with a visit of her home-museum, Casa Azul.

Day 4
Villahermosa, Mexico
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Villahermosa

Private transfer from hotel to the Mexico City airport and onward to your flight to Villahermosa. Upon your arrival into Villahermosa Airport you will peek into the world of the Olmecs ancestors of the Maya, Aztec, and more. Settle into hotel, evening by the pool and visit to La Venta Museum en route.

Day 5
Palenque, Mexico
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Palenque and Shamans

Enter the world of the Maya with a Lacandon Shaman guide, and witness a ceremony in Palenque, resting peace of the legendary Pacal. There are many beautiful and magical sacred sites in Mexico, but few hold the energy of the underworld like Palenque. From the moment you arrive into this area you will feel like you have descended into the depths of your inner being and the womb of the mother earth. It is this spiritual energy that forms the basis for our week of heart-felt transformation and personal expansion.

Day 6
Bonampak, Mexico
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Yaxchilan and Bonampak

See rich paintings, carved stele in exceptional condition, and canoe to primal Yaxchilan. After, visit Bonampak, famous for its astonishing frescoes in side the modest looking Templo de las Pinturas (Bonampak means “painted walls”). From the consecration of heirs to the throne to vivid depictions of battles and bizarre rituals of torture and blood letting, these frescoes are unmatched throughout the Mayan world.

Day 7
San Cristobal, Mexico
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Chiapas

Private visit to Misol Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls in Chiapas while on our way to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Day 8
Zinacantán, Mexico
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Zinancantan

Visit the indigenous mountain communities of Zinancantan, to witness local ceremonies, weaving traditions and the heritage of Chrisitanity.

Day 9
Sumidero Canyon, Mexico
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Sumidero Canyon

Visit the Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo

Day 10
San Cristobal, Mexico
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Departure from Chiapas

Transfer from hotel to Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport

Tour Features

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Description

The Spiritual Journey Through Mexico immerses you in the mysterious history of Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec cultures by visiting ruins, sacred sites, and participating in indigenous ceremonies.

This ten day Spiritual Journey through Mexico trip takes you on a journey through indigenous Mayan, Aztec and Olmec cultures where you may participate in ancient rituals and learn about their beliefs and gods.

About Us

Journey Mexico specializes in crafting unique, authentic and unexpected travel experiences for the discerning and sophisticated traveler throughout the Mexican republic.Whether you would like to travel to Mexico to explore Mayan ruins, relax in a hacienda, visit islands in Baja’s Sea of Cortes, search for handicrafts in markets, or adventure in the Copper Canyon, we take great pride in sharing Mexico’s natural beauty & rich cultural heritage in the company of our warm and welcoming people.2016 Virtuoso Peer-to-Peer Award Winner - "Best Destination & Experiences - In-Country Partner

Insider Tip

Ask us about the new culinary experiences we're developing; from haute cuisine, to locals only street food, we've vetted them and are excited to share Mexico's cuisine with your important clients!

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By: Lisa


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

We went back and forth several times with Journey Mexico planning our itinerary and were very pleased with their responsiveness and obvious knowledge of the Yucatan Peninsula. They put together a wonderful tour with highly professional and knowledgeable driver/guides, and the hotel recommendations were excellent. They also followed up while we were traveling to make sure everything was satisfactory. Would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Falkenberry

Delightful trip

By: Ginger


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Trip was well planned and accommodation were excellent
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Great Customer Service

By: JJT


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

Upon our arrival in Mexico, Journey Mexico made it an easy trip. They had one of their employees with a sign outside the airport that greeted us, grabbed our luggage, gave us a folder of info of our contacts for our trip, and took us to our private transfer (we only had to wait a few minutes for the transportation to arrive). We left the airport with Journey Mexico within 10 minutes from us walking out of the airport. We arrived to the resort 25-30 minutes later - very easy! We had a little hiccup with the resort about what package we would supposed to receive. There was a miscommunication between the resort reservations and Journey Mexico. The resort and Journey Mexico hashed it out. During that process, we were being updated from Journey Mexico and our resort. Journey Mexico even sent a bottle of champagne to our room for the confusion which was a nice touch. Their rep even take you through the entire check in process at the airport for departure. Great customer service all week!

Yucatan Journey

By: Magritte's Hat


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2014

When I decided I wanted to visit Mexico for the first time, I spent hours online trying to plan a trip. Luckily, I came across an article recommending using travel advisors. Because I took that advice, I now have countless bad photographs and good memories of a trip to Mexico. Stacy was able to arrange a trip for me after a couple of phone calls and a few emails that was better than anything I could have done myself. I experienced the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Merida, explored Mayan ruins (culminating with the awesome ancient city of Chichen Itza), and spent a few relaxing days on a sugar-sanded beach in Tulum. My guide was terrific and the hotels were clean and comfortable without being impersonal and generic. The whole trip was great. After over a decade of staying close to home, I think I'm going to be hitting the road more often; and I'm sure I'll be using Stacy's services again.

Great Service

By: mh123


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Journey Mexico provided us with great guides and drivers. They were always on time and very pleasant.

attentive

By: kerri


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

they were on top of the logistic details. Very easy.

San Miguel

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2017

All was good,timely,courteous etc
Travel Advisor:  Kay Jones

Review Journey Mexico

By: DSL


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Journey Zmexico provided us with the best experience we could have wished for in the Copper Canyon. The logistics of the trip, including timing, transportation, lodging, food and guide services was outstanding. The only low point was the dining experience at the Best Western in Creel- the hotel was fine but the dinners were not to our liking and did not match the amazing food we had at all the other hotels. The high point was our guide Gustavo who was the most well informed and superb guide! We are so fortunate to have him as our tour guide-heads it a fabulous trip- forever grateful to him!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Puerto Aventuras

By: Rita


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Nice people. House was in good location. A few items not in good shape, but overall comfortable. Staff responded to our questions and needs.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

True Campions of their Beautiful Country

By: Partridge Travels


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

This was our second trip with Journey Mexico, and we were privileged to travel with the most wonderful guides! All of our drivers and guides have been professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, protective, and extremely well educated. I have heard and read so many negative stories about travel in Mexico, so the most important message I can convey to anyone considering travel with Journey Mexico is that I have never had to overthink my personal safety, and I have never felt as though I was in a place or situation that could be dangerous. Another great bonus about travel with their guides is that they know all the great places to eat (you will not get sick) and they are true gentlemen and will help you shop. Also, your Journey Mexico concierge (who is different from your guide), is a phone call away. Our concierge called us on our second night just to check in and see if we needed anything, which we didn't because our every need was already taken care of- they are first class!
Travel Advisor:  Whitney Shindelar

Luxury Interior Mexico

By: Kane


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Journey Mexico made our family of 4 Spring Break Trip to Interior Mexico a breeze. The drivers were all very professional and we felt completely safe with the adventure travel operators. It was the perfect mix of adventure family fun and luxury travel.
Travel Advisor:  Amanda Watkins

Perfect

By: KZB


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

Our hotel was perfect and in a lovely location. Our guide Louis was well informed and friendly. Cesar our driver was prompt and showed up exactly where we needed him every time. I was very impressed with the skillful coordination of our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones