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 / St Regis* 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 / 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 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 / Quinta
Cha Nab Nal*. (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 / Hacienda
Temozon*. 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 Gatwick with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in
Luxury tour departures run as exclusive small groups
with a maximum of 16 passengers and feature
upgraded accommodation as indicated by
the asterisks. Prices are based on the standard
Uneven terrain is covered during
visits to the ruins
The 12 April 2017 & 28
March 2018 tours coincide with the Semana
Santa (Easter week) processions in Oaxaca, while
the 27 October 2017 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 7808 6783 or email email@example.com
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 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...
The St Regis Mexico City is a 5-star hotel located in a 31-storey tower on the Paseo de la Reforma Boulevard, just 10 minutes walk from the Chapultepec Park and close to the upmarket neighbourhoods of Polanco and Condesa. This luxurious modern property features 189 elegant rooms and suites, three restaurants, a bar with outdoor terrace, spa and a 15th-floor indoor pool and gym with views over the...
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.
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LOM2018: 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...