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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 next morning, tour this 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 1 night at the Chan Kah Resort.
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)
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)
Morning walking tour of the city. (B)
Transfer to Chichén Itzá and tour the ancient
Mayan city. Overnight at Hacienda Chichen. (B)
Transfer to Cancun for a direct overnight flight to London with British Airways. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Uneven terrain is covered during visits to the ruins.
The 8 April 2020 tour
coincides with the Semana Santa (Easter week)
processions in Oaxaca, while the 28 October
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 is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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
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HOM2020: 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
Founded in 1540, Campeche is the oldest town on the Yucatan Peninsula and was a major...
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...