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Get ready to immerse yourself in Mayan tradition and culture on this 14-day tour of Mexico's most magnificent sites. Explore grand pyramids, ancient ruins, colourful colonial cities, indigenous towns and lush rainforest. Not forgetting Mexico's most iconic site – Chichen Itza, one of the seventh wonders of the modern world.
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
- UK departure and overseas airport taxes
- Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
- Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- Direct flights with British Airways
- Stroll through colonial Oaxaca
- Boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon
- Visit indigenous villages & Mayan sites taking flights, reducing long road journeys
- Festival departures
- Small group size - maximum 26 people on Standard tour & 16 on Luxury tour
Day 1: Fly to Mexico City
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mexico City with British Airways. Transfer to the Galeria Plaza Hotel for 3 nights.
Day 2: Mexico City
Full-day city tour, including the Zócalo (main plaza), the murals of Diego Rivera, the National Cathedral and the Anthropological Museum.
Day 3: Teotihuacán
Morning visit to the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, dating back 2,000 years.
Day 4: Fly to Oaxaca
Fly to Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city, and take an afternoon tour. Stay 2 nights at the Parador San Miguel.
Day 5: Monte Albán
Morning visit to the impressive ancient Zapotec capital of Monte Albán. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to the ruins of Mitla.
Days 6-7: Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City • San Cristóbal de las Casas
Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City. Take a boat along the Grijalva river to the Sumidero canyon. Continue to San Cristóbal de las Casas for 2 nights at the Hotel Diego de Mazariegos. The following morning tour this colonial town and nearby indigenous villages. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Agua Azul waterfalls • Palenque
Drive from the cool highlands to the tropical lowlands and Palenque via the waterfalls of Agua Azul. Stay 2 nights at the Chan Kah Resort.
Day 9: Palenque
Morning tour of Palenque, one of the greatest Mayan sites. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 10: Fly to Mérida
Transfer to Villahermosa and fly to Mérida. Stay 2 nights at the Casa del Balam. Afternoon walking tour.
Day 11: Kabah • Uxmal
In the morning, visit the Palace of Masks at Kabah and Uxmal for a tour of the Mayan ceremonial centre. In the afternoon return to your hotel.
Day 12: Chichen Itza
Transfer to Chichen Itza and tour the ancient Mayan city. Overnight at the Hacienda Chichen.
Days 13-14: Fly to London
Transfer to Cancun for a direct overnight flight to London with British Airways.
Casa Del Balam, Merida
Casa del Balam was once the family home of Fernando Barbachano Peon, a pioneer of Mexican tourism. Located just 2 blocks from the main plaza, the property is decorated with a blend of Mexican tiles, terracotta and wrought iron. There are 57 air-conditioned rooms and suites, an outdoor pool with sun terrace, a plant filled central courtyard and a restaurant
Chan Kah Resort, Palenque
Set within lush landscaped grounds with ancient Ceiba trees, the 79 casitas (tasteful bungalow style buildings) of Chan Kah Resort are surrounded by 50 acres of wild jungle. Built on arid land originally used as a cattle ranch, the Mexican owners have carried out a vast reforestation programme to restore the jungle that you can see today.
Galeria Plaza, Mexico City
Hotel Galeria Plaza is a modern hotel, centrally located in the heart of the city's financial district. Shops, restaurants, galleries and nightclubs are all within walking distance. Features: 434 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, rooftop swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi.
Hacienda Chichen, Chichen Itza
Hacienda Chichén's cottages were originally the homes of archaeologists of the Carnegie Institute, who established their headquarters here in the 1920s. Now extensively refurbished and redecorated, the original cottages house two standard rooms or one suite.
Hotel Diego de Mazariegos, San Cristobal de las Casas
Centrally located in the town of San Cristobal de las Casas, the Hotel Diego de Mazariegos is named after the founder of the city. It consists of two colonial style mansions with 'Coleto' style patios paved with stone slabs.
Hotel Parador San Miguel, Oaxaca
Hotel Parador San Miguel is a beautiful colonial-style building located in the centre of Oaxaca. There are 23 rooms spread over three floors and around a central courtyard.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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