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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 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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
The 17 Apr 2019 and 8 Apr 2020 tours coincide
with the Semana Santa (Easter week) processions
in Oaxaca, while the 28 October 2019 departure
coincides with the Day of the Dead celebrations,
where families pay respect to the deceased with
offerings such as flowers and food.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
HOM2019: 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
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