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A journey that showcases the best that Mexico has to offer. Explore remarkable scenery, ancient sites and experience gastronomical diversity.
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14 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing with bilingual local guides and transfers and flights as specified.
Mondays - Fridays
Mexico offers everything you could want; white sand beaches, high waves for surfing, archaeological sites of great importance, including Chichen Itza, beautiful colonial cities, colourful folklore and gastronomic diversity. Discover all that Mexico has to offer; explore Mexico City, travel south to San Cristobal de La Casas and play on the beautiful white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen.
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Discover Bonampak, an ancient and unique Mayan site situated in the dense Mexican jungle with vividly coloured murals.
Spend time at the architectural marvels of Palenque, Yaxchilan and Chichen Itza and discover Aztec and Mayan cultures.
After all your time spent exploring Mexico, kick back at Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya for some sun and sand.
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Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Explore Mexico City on a sightseeing excursion. (B)
Drive to the impressive
archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan, one of the most impressive cities of the
ancient world, was held sacred by the Aztecs. Explore its temples, palaces and pyramids,
including the Quetzalpapalotl Palace Complex, the Temple of the Feathered Conches, the
Pyramid of the Moon, and the immense Pyramid of the Sun, ranked among the biggest in
the world. (B)
Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez and drive to San Cristobal
stopping along the way at Sumidero Canyon, for a stunning boat ride. (B)
Explore colonial San Cristobal de las Casas on foot.
Drive into the Chiapas Highlands, to the Tzotzil Indian villages of San Juan Chamula and
Visit the waterfalls of Agua Azul, known for
its idyllic setting in the middle of the tropical rainforest before arriving in Palenque. In the
foothills of the Tumbala Mountains, the ancient Mayan site of Palenque sits on the edge
overlooking the swampy plains that stretch all the way to the Gulf coast. The elegance and
craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs with their
Mayan mythological themes, attest to the creative genius of this civilisation. (B)
Drive to the archaeological site of
Bonampak, set in a dense jungle that hid it from the outside world until 1946. When it was
discovered, it initially did not seem to be very significant, until beautiful, vividly coloured
murals depicting Mayan life and mythology, were found in its temples. Explore the temples
and view the murals, before driving to the border town Frontera Corozal. From here continue
by boat on the Usumacinta River, its jungle-covered banks forming the Mexico-Guatemala
border, to Yaxchilan, one of the most dramatic Mayan sites. (B)
Transfer to Villa Hermosa 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)
Visit the archaeological site of Uxmal. Its
architecture is characterised by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated
with symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting the long-nosed rain god Chaac. Explore the
magnificent buildings. Continue to Kabah, with its amazing Palace of the Masks. (B)(L)
Drive to the quaint fishing village of Celestun. The Celestun Biosphere
Reserve is home to 587 plant species. The fauna found in the reserve include 304 bird
species, including the Mexican pink flamingo, least tern, jabiru, king vulture and greater whitefronted
goose. Take a boat ride through the estuaries to observe the beautiful pink flamingo
The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza are over 1,500
years old. The site is divided into three sections; the north grouping of structures is distinctly
Toltec in style, the central group appears to be from the early period and the southern group
is known as “The Old Chichen”. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the
‘New Seven World Wonders”. (B)(L)
This morning is at your leisure to
explore this unique site or the colourful village. This afternoon transfer to Playa del Carmen,
on the Riviera Maya, where you will relax for the next two nights. (B)
Spend the day at leisure. Playa del Carmen is the trendiest spot on the Yucatan Peninsula yet still retains its small town charm and bohemian feel. With a relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches, the area has excellent reefs for snorkelling and diving. (B)
Spend the day at leisure. (B)
Transfer to Cancun Airport for your flight. (B)
Extend your adventure with a visit to secluded Holbox Island, where you can swim with whale sharks.
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Includes two nights accommodation and return car and ferry transportation from Playa del Carmen.
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