Explore the ancient world of the Aztecs in this exciting tour of some of Mexico’s oldest cities where its traditions haven’t changed in centuries! Watch how cultures clash before your eyes and learn the influence the Aztecs had on modern day Mexican society brought to you exclusively by American Student Travel Abroad!


  • International regular scheduled roundtrip air transportation between your city and into Mexico City and out of Ixtapa*
  • Inter-Mexico flight from Mexico City to Ixtapa* **
  • Transportation between Mexico City/Teotihuacan/Oaxaca via deluxe motor coach
  • Inter-city transportation by deluxe motor coach in Mexico City and Oaxaca
  • Daily 3-4 star hotel accommodations located in the heart of Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Oaxaca, and Ixtapa
  • All hotel taxes
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner and Box Lunch where noted in itinerary in Teotihuacan and Oaxaca
  • All-Inclusive plan in Ixtapa including Full breakfast, lunch & dinner with snacks and unlimited soft drinks at hotel
  • Guided visit to Plaza of Three Cultures & Shrine of Guadalupe
  • Guided tour of the Pyramids of Teotihuacan
  • Guided walking tour of Oaxaca’s Centro Historico, Zocalo, Chocolate Factory, Santo Domingo Gold Church, and more…
  • Guided excursion to Monte Alban, Santo Bartolo Coyotepec, San Antonio Arraola, and Teotitlan del Valle
  • Group excursion of Ixtapa City & Silver shop


Mexico City – Teotihuacan – Oaxaca – Ixtapa


  • Regular scheduled flight to Mexico City*
  • Arrival into Mexico City
  • Greeting at airport by American Student Travel Abroad Representative
  • Transfer to Teotihuacan
  • Arrive Teotihuacan
  • Rooming assignment/ general briefing
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight Teotihuacan


  • Full American breakfast
  • Visit of the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, continuing to Mexico City to visit the Shrine of Guadalupe
  • Continue to Oaxaca via first class motor coach
  • Box lunch included
  • Arrival in Oaxaca
  • Rooming assignment/general briefing
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Overnight in Oaxaca


  • Full American breakfast
  • Walking tour of Centro Historico & Zocalo, chocolate factory, Santo Domingo Gold Church
  • Time to shop
  • Full dinner
  • Overnight Oaxaca


  • Full American breakfast
  • Full day excursion to Monte Alban, continue to San Bartolo Coyotepec, the center for Oaxaca’s famous glossy black pottery, San Antonio Arraola, which is best known for its exotic wooden animals, to Mezcal, and to Teotitlan to view rug weaving.
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Overnight Oaxaca


  • Full American breakfast
  • Transfer to the Mexico City airport for flight to Ixtapa**
  • Arrival into Ixtapa
  • Transfer to the hotel, all meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Rooming assignment, general briefing
  • Full dinner
  • Overnight Ixtapa


  • Full American breakfast
  • Group exploration of new Ixtapa city.
  • Lunch at hotel.
  • Visit major silver shop, Santa Prisca. Learn about types and qualities of silver, an abundant resource in Mexico.
  • Optional Activity: Zihuatanejo, Museo Arqueologico de la Costa Grande and large Mercado de Artesania Turistico^
  • Overnight Ixtapa


  • Full American breakfast
  • On your own to explore the beach & shops and other sights of Ixtapa
  • Optional Activity: cultural excursion: dolphin swim, snorkel, jungle tour, etc^
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Time to relax at hotel pool and beach
  • Dinner at hotel.
  • Optional Activity: Experience cultural show involving traditional Mexican dances and music
  • Overnight Ixtapa


  • Full American breakfast
  • Transfer to Ixtapa airport for your flight to USA

*Prices above based on sample June/July 2014 flight fares into Mexico City and out of Ixtapa from Chicago (ORD) & New York (JFK/LGA) and inter-Mexico flight between Mexico City and Ixtapa with a minimum of 30 fully paid travelers, 3-4 star hotel stay in Teotihuacan, Oaxaca and Ixtapa, and “1 & 8” teacher rewards. Additional US and Mexican Departure taxes and fees NOT INCLUDED in prices. Flights originating from other departure cities may increase prices. Price dependent on travel dates & group size and are subject to change. **Flight from Oaxaca to Ixtapa for additional cost. Call for details. Any deviation from above itinerary or change in teacher rewards may incur price increases. See complete ASTA Trip Terms & Conditions here. Call 1.844.327.ASTA for more details and to plan this trip. ^Optional Activities are activities or excursions highly recommended but not included in price of this tour. Special discounted pricing for optional Activities will be presented to organizing teacher in advance of finalizing itinerary. Call 1.844.327.ASTA for more details regarding Optional Activities.

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