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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.
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, 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 next morning, tour this 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 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.Important information Accessibility
Uneven terrain is covered during visits to the ruins.†Festival departures
The 31 March 2021 tour coincides with the Semana Santa (Easter week) processions in Oaxaca.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. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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 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 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.
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.
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 dip.
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.
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.
Low season from £3295 per person
High season from £3395 per person
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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