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Highlights of Mexico

Group Tour | General Interest 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £2895

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Boat ride through the Sumidero canyon
  • Visit indigenous villages & Mayan sites
  • Witness local traditions on festival departures including Easter & the Day of the Dead
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 14 people (max 26)
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: 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)

Day 2: Mexico City

Full-day city tour, including the Zócalo (main plaza), the murals of Diego Rivera, the National Cathedral and the Anthropological Museum. (B, L)

Day 3: Teotihuacán

Morning visit to the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, dating back 2,000 years. (B, L)

Day 4: 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

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

Days 6-7: Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City - San Cristóbal de las Casas

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, 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. The following morning, tour this colonial town and nearby indigenous villages. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 8: Agua Azul waterfalls - Palenque

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

Day 9: 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)

Day 10: 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 Casa del Balam for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 11: Mérida

Morning walking tour of the city. (B)

Day 12: Chichén Itzá

Transfer to Chichén Itzá and tour the ancient Mayan city. Overnight at the Hacienda Chichen. (B)

Days 13-14: Fly to London

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

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

TOUR EXTENSIONS

Copper Canyon + tour: 5 days & 4 nights from £895 Explore northern Mexico’s vast Copper Canyon, one and a half times deeper than the Grand Canyon, and its spectacular landscapes. Fly to los Mochis or Chihuahua and take the Chepe train up the Sierra Madre mountains. Stay at Hotel Posada Barrancas Mirador with views over the canyon and, depending on train schedules, combine with overnight stays at El Fuerte, Los Mochis or Creel.

Tour + Guatemala: 8 days & 6 nights from £1,295 Fly to Guatemala and take in the country’s highlights, including the classic Mayan site of Tikal in the Peten jungle, the indigenous Chichicastenango market and Lake Atitlan, before finishing at the beautiful colonial city of Antigua.

Tour + Caribbean Coast: 5 days & 3 nights from £545 Enjoy the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of Mexico’s Mayan Riviera on the Caribbean coast, south of Cancun.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Festival departures: The 13 April 2022 and 5 April 2023 tours coincide with the Semana Santa (Easter week) processions in Oaxaca, while the 28 October 2022 and 29 October 2023 departures coincide with the Day of the Dead celebrations, where families pay respect to the deceased with offerings such as flowers and food.

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, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Hotel Galería Plaza Reforma
    Hotel Galería Plaza Reforma

    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.

  • Hotel Parador San Miguel
    Hotel Parador San Miguel

    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 cuisine.

  • Hotel Diego de Mazariegos
    Hotel Diego de Mazariegos

    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 feel.

  • Chan-Kah Resort Village
    Chan-Kah Resort Village

    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 produce.

  • Hotel Plaza Campeche
    Hotel Plaza Campeche

    Hotel Plaza Campeche is located in the historic centre of Campeche, a short walk from the main square, cathedral and the seafront. The modern rooms feature colourful Mexican decorative touches and there is a small outdoor pool and sun terrace. Features: 83 rooms, restaurant, cafe, bar, small swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning.

  • Hotel Casa del Balam
    Hotel Casa del Balam

    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 bar.

  • Hacienda Chichén
    Hacienda Chichén

    Hacienda Chichen'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 dip.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

HMI2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3295 per person

High season from £3395 per person

 

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All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, 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.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • * International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • * The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • * Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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