Discover the legacy of the Aztec, Mayan and Spanish empires on this outstanding tour of Mexico’s finest sites. Explore magnificent pyramids and temples, colourful colonial cities with their indigenous influences, and the natural beauty of valleys, canyons, waterfalls and tropical rainforests.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mexico City with British Airways. Transfer to the Galeria Plaza Hotel for 3 nights. (N)
Full-day city tour, including the Zócalo (main plaza), the murals of Diego Rivera, the National Cathedral and the Anthropological Museum. (B, L)
Morning visit to the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, dating back 2,000 years. (B, L)
Fly to Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city, and take an afternoon tour. Stay 2 nights at the Parador San Miguel. (B)
Morning visit to the impressive ancient Zapotec capital of Monte Albán. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to the ruins of Mitla. (B)
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. (B)
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. (B, L)
Morning tour of Palenque, one of the greatest Mayan sites. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Transfer to Villahermosa and fly to Mérida. Stay 2 nights at the Casa del Balam. Afternoon walking tour. (B)
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. (B, L)
Transfer to Chichen Itza and tour the ancient Mayan city. Overnight at the Hacienda Chichen. (B)
Transfer to Cancun for a direct overnight flight to London with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Uneven terrain is covered during visits to the ruins.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
The 28 Mar 2018 and 17 Apr 2019 tours coincide
with the Semana Santa (Easter week) processions
in Oaxaca, while the 29 October 2018 departure
coincides with the Day of the Dead celebrations,
where families pay respect to the deceased with
offerings such as flowers and food.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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 and...
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. All rooms have two double beds and traditional Mexican wooden furniture and there is a large restaurant serving local...
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.
Room amenities: Television, safe, iron, hairdryer.
The swimming pool will be closed for renovation from 12th October to 12th December...
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. The hotel's restaurant, overlooking the landscaped gardens, serves Yucatecan specialties and there is a swimming pool in which to take a refreshing...
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. Adobe walls, tile roofs and typical Mexican decorations create a warm traditional...
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. The atmospheric restaurant serves typical Oaxacan and Mexican dishes together with international...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Extension starts on Day 13 of tour
Spend 3 nights at the Ana y José Hotel & Spa enjoying the turquoise waters and sandy beaches of the Mayan Riviera, near Tulum. Please enquire for further options and prices.
Explore northern Mexico’s vast Copper Canyon, one and a half times deeper than the Grand Canyon, and its spectacular landscapes.
Fly to Chihuahua via the US with BA / American Airlines. Overnight at Quality Inn San Francisco. (N)
In the morning board the Chepe train to ascend the Sierra Madre mountains. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Posada Barrancas Mirador, where all rooms have views over the canyon. Take a shared walk to the Divisadero viewing point, with time at leisure for optional excursions. (B, L, D)
Afternoon descent by train to Los Mochis for an overnight stay at Hotel Santa Anita. (B)
Fly to Mexico City and join the group. (B)
Take in the highlights of Guatemala, including the ancient Mayan site of Tikal in the Petén jungle, the beautiful colonial city of Antigua and Lake Atitlán.
Transfer to Cancun for an overnight stay at the Presidente Intercontinental. (B)
Fly to Guatemala City and on to Flores. Stay for 2 nights at Camino Real and take a tour of Tikal. (B)
Fly back to Guatemala City and continue to Lake Atitlán. Take a boat trip to see local villages and overnight at Posada de Don Rodrigo. (B)
Morning visit to Chichicastenango indigenous market and transfer to Antigua for 2 nights at Méson de María. (B, L)
Morning walking tour of Antigua, including the main plaza, the cathedral and La Merced monastery. (B)
Fly overnight to London, via Madrid or Miami. (B)
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HOM2018: 12 Nights
There were numerous, but certainly seeing Aztec and Mayan cities in real life, and quietly soaking up their atmosphere, constituted highlights of the tour. Mr David Kennaby
Visiting the cemeteries for the Day of the Dead celebrations [was inspirational]. We also enjoyed the visits to the Mayan tombs which were brought to life by the excellent guides. Mr Brian Walters
Chichen Itza is the most famous and best restored of the Yucatan’s Mayan sites. The...
Mexico City is situated on a plateau 2240 metres above sea level and is surrounded by...
Merida is the capital of the Yucatan state and it was founded in 1542 on the site of the...
Once the centre of the Mixtec and Zapotec civilisations, Oaxaca today is a mixture of...
Palenque is the magnificent ancient city of the Mayas. Palenque was built with admirable...
San Cristobal de las Casas was founded as Ciudad Real (Royal City) in 1528 by Diego de...