Highlights / General details
We begin with a transfer to the archeological zone of Cacaxtla, the principal settlement of the Olmeca civilization. Cacaxtla was the most powerful capital in the Tlaxcala region during the first half of the Texcalac cultural phase from A.D. 650-1100.
Cacaxtla covers about 180,000 square feet of which only Building B has been fully excavated. This residential area is made up of a labyrinth of rooms, patios, and passageways built around two main plazas oriented on a north-south axis. The architecture took the Teotihuacan's talud-tablero style, together with a ground plan similar to Mayan palaces such as in Palenque. Frescoes are found throughout the palace site. The best preserved are found in the rooms adjoining the North Plaza, a six hundred square meter courtyard which was the focus of Cacaxtla's ritual life.
After visiting Cacaxtla, we will continue to Tlaxcala, Capital of the State of Tlaxcala, where we will visit the main plaza and the Mayor´s Palace to admire its murals.
Roundtrip transportation from Puebla Area Hotels; Bilingual guide.
Food; Optional Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday to Sunday; Departs at 9:00am.
Approximately 8 hours.
Pick up from Puebla Area Hotels.
There is a minimum of 2 passengers for this tour.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**