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 to
Mexico City with British Airways. Transfer to
the JW Marriott / Las Alcobas* for 3 nights. (N)
Full-day tour of Mexico
City, including the Zócalo (main plaza), the
murals of Diego Rivera, the National Cathedral
and the Anthropological Museum, with its
displays of Mexico’s ancient civilisations. (B, L)
Morning visit to the
historic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Continue to the magnificent pyramids of
Teotihuacán, an ancient city dating back 2,000
years where the main Pyramid of the Sun is
more than 70 metres high. (B, L)
Fly to Oaxaca, one
of Mexico’s most beautiful colonial cities.
Afternoon tour of Oaxaca, including the
regional museum and Santo Domingo church.
Stay 2 nights at the Quinta Real Oaxaca. (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
Morning tour of this colonial town and nearby
indigenous villages of Zinacantán and San Juan
Chamula. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Drive from the cool highlands to the tropical lowlands and
Palenque, via the waterfalls of Agua Azul. Stay
1 night at the Quinta Cha Nab Nal. (B, L)
Morning tour of Palenque, one
of the greatest Mayan sites, set in dense rainforest.
In the afternoon, continue to Villahermosa and fly
to Mérida. Stay 3 nights* at the Hacienda Temozon. (B, L)
Day at leisure. (B)
In the morning, visit the
Palace of Masks at Kabah and head to Uxmal for
a tour of the Mayan ceremonial centre. In the afternoon visit Merida for a walking tour of the whitewashed city. (B, L)
Transfer to Chichen
Itza and take a tour of the ancient Mayan city,
which contains the magnificent 23-metre-high
El Castillo pyramid. The carved image of the god
Quetzalcoatl, in the form of a feathered serpent,
is a notable feature. Stay 1 night at the Hacienda
Transfer to Cancun on
the coast for a direct afternoon flight to London
Gatwick with British Airways. (B)
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The 17 Feb 2016 and 17 Feb 2017 departures are run as exclusive small groups with a maximum of 16 passengers. Rooms at all hotels are based on the standard category. Hotel Diego de Mazariegos in San Cristobal de las Casas is a standard tourist class hotel.
*The 17 February 2016 departure will stay at the JW Marriott in Mexico City. The 17 February 2017 departure will stay at Las Alcobas in Mexico City, and is based on 2 nights in Palenque and 2 nights at Hacienda Temozon.
This tour is fully escorted from
Mexico City to Cancun. Uneven terrain is
covered during visits to the ruins.
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...
The Hacienda Temozon was once a private family-run sisal estate, and had its heyday in the 19th century. It has been restored to a luxurious hotel full of character. The hacienda's exquisitely furnished twenty-six rooms and suites offer guests a real experience of the grandeur and affluence of the past, truly evoking a feeling of the era of the grand colonial estancias.
Much of the original decor has been preserved, from the intricately decorated floor tiles (imported from Italy on board the returning sisal boats) to the picturesque red and yellow mineral pigments used to colour the stucco walls. The dining area and lounge is located on a veranda overlooking the gardens and old machinery rooms to the rear, which are magnificently lit at night. With spacious gardens, a spectacular swimming pool and a 17th century church, this is an ideal place for relaxation or the starting point t...
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...
The JW Marriott is a prestigious hotel in the heart of the fashionable Polanco district, located within walking distance of museums, the city's financial hub, and some of Latin America's best shopping, dining and nightlife. All of the 311 guest rooms and 20 elegant suites are distinguished by sumptuous comfort and elegant styling. It has two restaurants serving everything from Mexican favourites to international fare. For recreation the hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, sauna, and a health...
The boutique Quinta Cha Nab Nal hotel is located 3 km from the archaeological site of Palenque and is surrounded by lush jungle vegetation. It features 7 luxurious suites with traditional pre-Hispanic design and all modern conveniences. There is a swimming pool, a restaurant serving European and local dishes, and a spa offering Temazcal (Maya steam bath) based on ancient...
The former convent of Santa Catalina (declared a historic monument by Unesco) is located conveniently about four blocks from the main square and is close to shopping, dining, museums and galleries. Sympathetically converted to the Quinta Real Oaxaca, the convent, originally built in 1576, now holds 91 guestrooms on two floors. All rooms are tastefully decorated with Mexican weavings and crafts. Spanish baroque architecture and authentic colonial touches will take you back in time. Breakfast is served in the garden and the pool is enclosed in a beautiful...
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.
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 British Airways
/ American Airlines. Stay overnight at the
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 El Fuerte, a
delightful colonial town. Stay overnight at the
Posada del Hidalgo. (B)
Late afternoon shared transfer to Los Mochis. Fly
to Mexico City and join the rest of the group. (B)
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Take in the highlights of Guatemala, including
the classic ancient Mayan site of Tikal in the
Peten jungle, the beautiful colonial city of
Antigua, and Lake Atitlan.
Transfer to Cancun for an overnight stay at
the Presidente Intercontinental. (B)
Day at leisure. Evening flight from Cancun
to Guatemala City. Stay overnight at the
Biltmore Express Hotel. (B)
Early morning flight to Flores for a tour of
Tikal. Stay for 1 night at Villa Maya, set in the
rainforest by the Petenchel lagoon. (B, L)
Day at leisure or take optional excursions
before an evening flight to Guatemala City.
Transfer to Antigua for 3 nights at Meson de
Full day tour to Chichicastenango market and
Lake Atitlan. (B, L)
Morning walking tour of Antigua, including
the main plaza, the cathedral and La Merced
Fly to London, via Madrid, arriving the
following morning. (B)
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
LOM2016: 12 Nights
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...