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Lead Price
From £3495pp
Duration
14 days & 12 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Highlights of Mexico

Mexico's rich pre-Columbian history and natural beauty make it one of Latin America's most interesting destinations. 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 wild beauty of valleys, canyons, waterfalls and tropical rainforests.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Mexico City
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Fly to Mexico City

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mexico City with British Airways. Transfer to the Galeria Plaza Hotel for 3 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Mexico City
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Mexico City

Full-day city tour, including the Zocalo (main plaza), the National Cathedral, the Anthropological Museum and the gourmet San Juan Market. (B, L)

DAY 3: Teotihuacán
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Teotihuacán

In the morning visit the Plaza of the 'Three Cultures' and continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, dating back 2,000 years. On your return stop at the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. (B, L)

DAY 4: Fly to Oaxaca
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Fly to Oaxaca

Fly to Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city, and take an afternoon tour. Stay 2 nights at the Parador San Miguel. (B)

DAY 5: Monte Albán
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Monte Albán

Morning visit to the impressive ancient Zapotec capital of Monte Albán. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to the ruins of Mitla. (B)

DAY 6: Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City
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Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez via Mexico city, and 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. (B)

DAY 7: San Cristóbal de las Casas
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San Cristóbal de las Casas

In the morning, tour this colonial town and the nearby Mayan villages of Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula with a visit to a local family house. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 8: Palenque
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Palenque

Drive from the cool highlands to the tropical lowlands and Palenque via the waterfalls of Roberto Barrios. Stay 1 night at the Chan Kah Resort. (B, L)

Accommodation: Chan-Kah Resort Village
DAY 9: Palenque - Campeche
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Palenque - Campeche

Morning tour of Palenque, one of the greatest Mayan sites. Afternoon drive to Campeche via the scenic Sabuncuy coast (5 hours). Overnight at the Hotel Plaza Campeche. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Campeche
DAY 10: Kabah - Uxmal - Mérida
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Kabah - Uxmal - Mérida

In the morning, drive to the Palace of Masks at Kabah and then head to Uxmal for a tour of the Mayan ceremonial centre. In the afternoon continue to Mérida and stay at the Mision de Fray Diego for 2 nights. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel La Misión de Fray Diego
DAY 11: Mérida
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Mérida

Morning walking tour of the city. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel La Misión de Fray Diego
DAY 12: Chichén Itzá
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Chichén Itzá

Transfer to Chichén Itzá and tour the ancient Mayan city. In the afternoon visit Yokdzonot cenote, a unique freshwater sinkhole considered sacred by the Mayas, and take a refreshing swim while supporting the local community who runs it. Overnight at Mayaland Hotel (or similar) and a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: Mayaland Hotel
DAY 13: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to Cancun for a direct overnight flight to London with British Airways. (B)

DAY 14: Arrive in London
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Arrive in London

Arrive London.

DAY 1: Fly to Mexico City
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Fly to Mexico City

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mexico City with British Airways. Transfer to the Galeria Plaza Hotel for 3 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Mexico City
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Mexico City

Full-day city tour, including the Zocalo (main plaza), the National Cathedral, the Anthropological Museum and the gourmet San Juan Market. (B, L)

DAY 3: Teotihuacán
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Teotihuacán

In the morning visit the Plaza of the 'Three Cultures' and continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, dating back 2,000 years. On your return stop at the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. (B, L)

DAY 4: Fly to Oaxaca
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Fly to Oaxaca

Fly to Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city, and take an afternoon tour. Stay 2 nights at the Parador San Miguel. (B)

DAY 5: Monte Albán
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Monte Albán

Morning visit to the impressive ancient Zapotec capital of Monte Albán. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to the ruins of Mitla. (B)

DAY 6: Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City
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Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez via Mexico city, and 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. (B)

DAY 7: San Cristóbal de las Casas
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San Cristóbal de las Casas

In the morning, tour this colonial town and the nearby Mayan villages of Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula with a visit to a local family house. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 8: Palenque
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Palenque

Drive from the cool highlands to the tropical lowlands and Palenque via the waterfalls of Roberto Barrios. Stay 1 night at the Chan Kah Resort. (B, L)

Accommodation: Chan-Kah Resort Village
DAY 9: Palenque - Campeche
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Palenque - Campeche

Morning tour of Palenque, one of the greatest Mayan sites. Afternoon drive to Campeche via the scenic Sabuncuy coast (5 hours). Overnight at the Hotel Plaza Campeche. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Campeche
DAY 10: Kabah - Uxmal - Mérida
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Kabah - Uxmal - Mérida

In the morning, drive to the Palace of Masks at Kabah and then head to Uxmal for a tour of the Mayan ceremonial centre. In the afternoon continue to Mérida and stay at the Mision de Fray Diego for 2 nights. (B, L)

Accommodation: Hotel La Misión de Fray Diego
DAY 11: Mérida
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Mérida

Morning walking tour of the city. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel La Misión de Fray Diego
DAY 12: Chichén Itzá
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Chichén Itzá

Transfer to Chichén Itzá and tour the ancient Mayan city. In the afternoon visit Yokdzonot cenote, a unique freshwater sinkhole considered sacred by the Mayas, and take a refreshing swim while supporting the local community who runs it. Overnight at Mayaland Hotel (or similar) and a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: Mayaland Hotel
DAY 13: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Transfer to Cancun for a direct overnight flight to London with British Airways. (B)

DAY 14: Arrive in London
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Arrive in London

Arrive London.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Boat ride through the Sumidero canyon
  • Visit an off-the-beaten path Yucatan cenote
  • Witness local traditions on festival departures including Easter & the Day of the Dead
  • Food tasting at Mexico City’s oldest gourmet market 
  • Become a guest at a small indigenous house and see how fresh tortillas are made

Important information

Accessibility
Uneven terrain is covered during visits to the ruins.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Festival departures
Festival departures: The 27 March 2024 and 16 April 2025 tours coincide with the Semana Santa (Easter week) processions in Oaxaca, while the 27 October 2024 and 27 October 2025 departures coincide with the Day of the Dead celebrations, where families pay respect to the deceased with offerings such as flowers and food.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Average group size - 12 people (max 18)
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Internal flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Festival departures
  • Porterage at hotels

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £5,095 | Guide price month: September

High season from £5,195 | Guide price months: January - March

Single supplement on request

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