It was the first time for both of us in Mexico and we have indeed very nice memories from it. We were very lucky the fall on local celebrations in Oaxaca and in the indigenous village of San Juan Chamula in Chiapas. Mexico is a place worth visiting as it combines local culture, ancient history, natural environment, gastronomy and music. We used local transport for moving from one area to the next one, and that was safe and comfortable.
Our 16 days trip in August 2018 involved an itinerary from Mexico City to Oaxaca, San Cristobal, Palenque, Campeche, Merida and Playa del Carmen. Therefore we had the chance to meet various places, culture and people from the areas we passed. The most impressive parts were the celebration events of Asuncion de Maria on 15th August in Oaxaca, a ceremony of Mayas in the highlands of Chiapas, the Pyramids of Teotihuacán, Palenque, Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, Oaxaca and San Cristobal city centres, a traditional marriage celebration we fall on by chance in Oaxaca, the petrified limestone waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, the waterfalls of Agua Azul and a cenote Ik Kil near Chichén Itzá where we had the chance to take a refreshing dip, the Cañon del Sumidero and the Sian Kaan natural park near Tulum.We also enjoyed the traditional food especially in Oaxaca, the local markets in San Cristobal and Oaxaca, the traditional music of Mariachi especially in Garibaldi square in Mexico City and the beaches and snorkelling in Caribbean coast.
We cannot mention any parts that we disliked; apart from some awkward situation we had in Mexico City wit the local taxi drivers. Also, some of our tours were mixed with English and Spanish speaking participants and the guided tour was bilingual but mainly in Spanish.