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Mexico City, Mayan Marvels & Cancun Bliss

México in 12 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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The perfect trip for culture and sun! Discover the nooks and crannies of Mexico City, visit essential Mayan archaeological sites, and end your adventure relaxing on the shores of Cancun in an all-inclusive resort.

Trip Highlights

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    Agua Azul Waterfalls
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    Campeche
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    Cancun
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    Chichen Itza
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    Mérida
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    Mexico City
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    Palenque
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    San Cristóbal de las Casas
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    Sumidero Canyon

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2024

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  3. Solo travelers from + £ 730

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  • Accommodation in Superior Hotels.
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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Your adventure starts uncovering the secrets of Mexico City. Next, discover vibrant Tuxtla, continue to the mighty Sumidero Canyon and San Cristobal de las Casas. Cool off at the Agua Azul Waterfalls and visit the archaeological wonders of Campeche, Palenque and Merida. Discover legendary Chichen Itza, and bring your journey to a close, relaxing on the beaches of Cancun with an all-inclusive stay.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Mexico City

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All set to discover Mexico's vibrant culture? Depart from your UK/Ireland airport, destination Mexico City*. The largest city in North America, Mexico city’s incredible historic center dates back to the days of the Aztec Empire. Arrive and transfer to hotel**.

Depending on your arrival time, enjoy free time to begin exploring this fascinating city at your leisure, taking in the breathtaking skyline or enjoying the lively nightlife. Overnight stay in Mexico City.

*If your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early morning (before 4:00 a.m.), you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel PF (Plaza Florencia... or similar
tripadvisor rating

653 Reviews

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2nd Day: Mexico City - Teotihuacan Pyramids

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, look forward to a day full of cultural insights! Start your day with a panoramic tour of the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, a historic site where the last fight between the Aztecs and the Spanish took place. Continue to the Basilica of Guadalupe, at the foot of Tepeyac Hill, and discover its fascinating story.

Next, head to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, the renowned city of the gods. Admire its impressive sun and moon pyramids, walk along the avenue of the dead and visit a workshop where obsidian stone and maguey or agave are worked. Enjoy a buffet lunch (without drinks) and take in everything you’ve just encountered. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight stay in Mexico City.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel PF (Plaza Florencia... or similar
tripadvisor rating

653 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to Basilica of Guadalupe and Pyramids of Teotihuacán

Moderate

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3rd Day: Mexico City

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off to discover some of Mexico City’s most emblematic sights! Head out on a panoramic tour of: the Zócalo or main square, the National Palace, the ruins of what used to be the Templo Mayor of the Aztecs, and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Next, head to the historic Chapultepec park, known as the city’s lungs. Surrounded by residential areas such as Las Lomas, learn about famous artists who have resided (or still reside) there. Finally, discover the National Museum of Anthropology, a national treasure and a symbol of identity. Learn facts and secrets about the country's most significant cultures. Overnight stay in Mexico City.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel PF (Plaza Florencia... or similar
tripadvisor rating

653 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Mexico City and Museum of Anthropology tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Mexico City - Tuxtla

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Head to your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Tuxtla. Known for its vibrant cultural scene, lush parks, and as a gateway to explore the diverse natural attractions of the region.

Transfer to your hotel and depending on your arrival time, spend the remainder of the day at your leisure discovering this exciting city. Overnight stay in Tuxtla.


Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Marriott Tuxtla Gutierrez... or similar
tripadvisor rating

668 Reviews

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5th Day: Tuxtla - San Cristóbal de las Casas

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, transfer to the pier to enjoy a boat ride through the impressive Sumidero Canyon, over half a mile in height at its highest point! Navigate through the narrow gorge, marveling at the sheer rock walls adorned with lush vegetation, home to diverse wildlife.

On the way to San Cristóbal de las Casas make a quick stop in Chiapa de Corzo, known as one of the most magical towns of Mexico. Its beautiful buildings, a blend of baroque and Mudejar styles, stand out above the rest. Overnight stay in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mansion del Valle Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

281 Reviews

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Activities

included
Sumidero Canyon boat trip

Moderate

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6th Day: San Cristóbal de las Casas

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit the indigenous people of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. These populations still preserve their ancient traditions, language, religious beliefs and social structure.

Return to San Cristóbal de las Casas after your visit and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Why not check out the local market, the Cathedral, the Museum of Herbal Medicine or the Jade Museum, where you’ll find a replica of King Pakal’s tomb. Overnight in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mansion del Valle Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

281 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to the Indigenous Communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

Moderate

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7th Day: San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, discover the famous Agua Azul Waterfalls, a natural spectacle formed by a series of rapids, falls and staggered turquoise swimming pools. Continue your journey to Palenque. Overnight stay in Palenque.

Please note: In the rare case that the access between San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque is blocked, you’ll visit Parque Museo La Venta instead of Agua Azul, on the alternate route via Villa Hermosa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Villa Mercedes Pale... or similar
tripadvisor rating

747 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Agua Azul Waterfall

Moderate

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8th Day: Palenque - Campeche

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to explore Palenque, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the jungle, it's one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mayan world, both for its historical findings and its beauty.

Learn about the complex Mayan social and religious structure, as well as their admirable architectural, astronomical and mathematical knowledge. After the tour, take a moment to admire the stunning view over the Gulf of Mexico. Overnight stay in Campeche.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Plaza Campeche or similar
tripadvisor rating

627 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit the archaeological site of Palenque

Moderate

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9th Day: Campeche - Uxmal - Mérida

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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover San Francisco de Campeche today as you tour its historic colonial center. Discover the beautiful preserved walled enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which frames the colorful old town. Next head to Uxmal to discover this ancient archeological site.

Notable for its well-preserved Puuc-style architecture, discover Uxmal's Archeological site, featuring iconic structures such as the Pyramid of the Magician and the Governor's Palace. See the intricate carvings and detailed friezes depicting Mayan mythology. Free time for lunch.

Continue to Mérida, aka "the white city" known for its rich colonial heritage and lively cultural scene. Enjoy a brief tour of the Paseo de Montejo, the homeland monument, the main square with the cathedral and the government palaces. Overnight stay in Mérida.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Del Gobernador or similar
tripadvisor rating

273 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit the archaeological site of Uxmal

Moderate

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10th Day: Mérida - Cancun

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, explore the famous Chichen Itza, the most renowned Mayan city in Mexico and one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.

This archaeological site, where the Mayans' advanced knowledge of mathematics, astronomy, geometry and acoustics, is revealed in the main site. Continue your tour to discover the Pyramid of Chichén Itzá or El Castillo, the Observatory, The Temple of the Jaguars, the platform of the Skulls, the Sacred Cenote and the Mayan ball Court.

After this fascinating morning, enjoy lunch and transfer to Cancun to your all inclusive hotel. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the facilities! Overnight stay in Cancun.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Krystal Grand Cancún All ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

9194 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to Chichen Itza

Moderate

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11th Day: Cancun

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All inclusive. Today, enjoy all day at leisure! Make the most of the resort and its facilities, or if you prefer to continue discovering the area, head to one of the many mystical cenotes.

If you prefer to soak up some more of the local culture, why not head to the center, visit the Mayan Museum of Cancun, or one of the many archaeological sites in the surroundings. Overnight stay in Cancun.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Krystal Grand Cancún All ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

9194 Reviews

See our full selection

12th Day: Cancun - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast at the hotel*. Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to Mexico and wrap up this extraordinary adventure. At the indicated time transfer to the airport for departure and return to the UK/Ireland**.

*Depending on the time of your return flight and the hotel's breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the UK/Ireland the following day.

Included activities

Included

Visit to Basilica of Guadalupe and Pyramids of Teotihuacán

Included activity for day 2 in Mexico City

Visit the Basilica of Guadalupe to learn about its history and admire the Cerro del Tepeyac. In the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, admire the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon and walk along the Avenue of the Dead.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Mexico City and Museum of Anthropology tour

Included activity for day 3 in Mexico City

Discover the main square, National Palace, Chapultepec park (among many other places) and finally the National Museum of Anthropology, a synthesis of an ideological, scientific, and political feat.

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

Sumidero Canyon boat trip

Included activity for day 5 in Sumidero Canyon

Boat trip along the impressive Sumidero Canyon, with a height of about 3280 feet at its highest point. Short visit to Chiapa de Corzo on the way to San Cristobal.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Visit to the Indigenous Communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

Included activity for day 6

Meet these indigenous populations and learn about their history, culture and ancient traditions.

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information

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The price includes

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  • Departures from all major UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - México City / Cancún - UK/Ireland.*
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  • Internal Flights: México City - Tuxtla.
  • 11 nights accommodation in Superior hotels.
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  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches without drinks during the tour and full board during the stay in Cancún.**
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  • All transfers
  • Activities include entrance fees and English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • Air and fuel taxes.
  • Tours of the archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá, Palenque, Uxmal and Teotihuacan.
  • Boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon.
  • City Tour in México City. Visit to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. Visit to the Agua Azul waterfall. Tour of Campeche and Merida.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
  • Small groups.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrance fees, taxes*, beverages, tips or any other items not mentioned in the "Price includes" section.

* TAXES TO BE PAID IN QUINTANA ROO:

Environmental Sanitation Tax: approx. USD 4 per room per night to be paid directly at the hotel at check-in.

Visit tax to visit Quintana Roo: approx. USD 12 per person to be paid in advance online at: http://www.visitax.gob.mx. Proof of payment must be presented at the airport before departure flight.

* Transfers to/from the airport included in this programme are for daytime flights arriving between 6am and 10pm. Flights arriving before 6am and after 10pm can only be confirmed with a private transfer at a supplement.

** The all-inclusive programme ends with breakfast on the day of departure. If your flight departs at 10:00 am or earlier, you will not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day. Free drinks in all-inclusive hotels: from 11 am to 10 pm. The breakfast included in the All Inclusive programme is an American style breakfast.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

  • Visa

    No visa is required. Departure tax from Cancun is 1000 pesos (around 55$).

  • Currency

    Peso.

  • Language

    Spanish.

  • Electricity

    127 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 06:00 to UTC - 08:00.

  • Other useful information

    Free support for tourists by calling 078.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.visitmexico.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

Children: 2-10 years (sharing room with parents).

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.


Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Car seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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Rest is paid in instalments according to your departure date.

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