Discover the treasures of Mexico on this classic adventure that takes you through sites significant to Mexico’s rich history. Travel from Mexico City to Cancun on the path of the most important and magnificent archaeological sites of Mexico including Chichen Itza, Palenque and Monte Alban. Mix this with the colourful marketplaces of Oaxaca and the beach resort town of Cancun.

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Explore one of the most magnificent archaeological sites, the famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.

Discover the cultural traditions of Oaxaca, a city known for its cuisine, unique handicrafts and colonial architecture.

Visit the mysterious and enchanting ruined city of Palenque, an archaeological wonderland.

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Classic Mexico

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Day 1

Mexico City

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Mexico City

This morning explore Mexico City, built on top of the ruins of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Your first stop is the Zocolo, one of the biggest public squares in the world. Visit the Catedral Metropolitana - the biggest church in Latin America - and the Palacio Nacional. Continue to the local handicraft market where you will have time for some browsing. Drive along the famous boulevard Paseo de la Reforma and the Museum of Anthropology. (B)

Day 3

Mexico City

Drive to the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan. One of the most impressive cities of the ancient world, Teotihuacan was held sacred by the Aztecs. Explore its temples, palaces and pyramids. (B)

Day 4

Mexico City - Oaxaca

Fly to Oaxaca, a city renowned for its cuisine, unique handicrafts and colonial architecture. Make sure you sample a traditional hot chocolate in this colonial city. (B)

Day 5

Oaxaca

Enjoy a morning tour of Monte Alban, the ancient capital of the Zapotecs and discover Mitla, famous for its buildings covered with stone mosaics. (B)

Day 6

Oaxaca – Villahermosa

Fly to Villahermosa via Mexico City and transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 7

Villahermosa

Visit the mysterious and enchanting ruined city of Palenque. Verdant jungle parts to reveal these ancient Mayan temples, an archaeological wonderland. (B)

Day 8

Villahermosa – Merida

Transfer to Villahermosa Airport for your flight to Merida. Built more than 450 years ago on the site of T'ho, an ancient Mayan city, Merida is the social and economic centre of the state of Yucatan. (B)

Day 9

Merida

Visit the archaeological site of Uxmal. Its architecture is characterised by low palaces set around courtyards, decorated with symbolic motifs and sculptures, depicting the long-nosed rain god Chaac. Later in the day, continue to Kabah, with its amazing Palace of Masks. (B)(L)

Day 10

Merida - Playa del Carmen

Travel by road to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza are over 1500 years old. After exploring the site, continue onto Playa del Carmen. (B)(L)

Day 11

Playa del Carmen

Your day is at leisure. (B)

Day 12

Playa del Carmen

Your day is at lesiure. (B)

Day 13

Playa del Carmen - Cancun

Transfer to Cancun Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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