Are you looking for a holiday in Mexico, combining marvellous sea and cultural tours? This journey to the pearl of Central America is the perfect trip for you! A complete tour in Mexico, discovering the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, visiting magnificent pyramids and ruins that have survived through the centuries till today. But besides a glorious past, this unique vacation will also offer you a detailed insight on modern Mexico and its rich beauty. You'll never forget this holiday, from Chiapas to Yucatan, passing through Mexico City!

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Are you looking for a holiday in Mexico, combining marvellous sea and cultural tours? This journey to the pearl of Central America is the perfect trip for you! A complete tour in Mexico, discovering the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, visiting magnificent pyramids and ruins that have survived through the centuries till today. But besides a glorious past, this unique vacation will also offer you a detailed insight on modern Mexico and its rich beauty. You'll never forget this holiday, from Chiapas to Yucatan, passing through Mexico City!

Here are the highlights of the trip:

  • Tour of Mexico City, the Zocalo and main museums and monuments
  • Sightseeing in Palenque, an important archaeological Mayan site
  • Tour of Campeche, an ancient town which is still full of charm
  • Tour of Merida, known as the "white city" due to the typical color of the buildings
  • Exploration of Uxmal, an archaeological site which is the culminating example of the Mayan civilization
  • Sightseeing in grand Chichen Itza in Yucatan, declared Unesco's heritage
  • End of the holiday in Cancun, a splendid city overlooking the Caribbean Sea

Trip summary

  • Departure Mexico City
  • End Cancun
  • Countries
    • Mexico
  • City
    • Mexico City
    • Palenque
    • Campeche
    • Merida
    • Cancun
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Mexico City
    Day 1

    Arrive at Mexico City international airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

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  • 2
    Mexico City
    Day 2

    Sightseeing in the city and Teotihuacan archaeological site. Later on visit the Zocalo (the main square with the Cathedral and National Palace), Templo Mayor, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadeloupe, patroness of Mexico and main pilgrimage site in Latin America.

    At the end of the tour visit Teotihiuacan with the imposing Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

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  • 3
    Mexico City - Villahermosa - Palenque
    Day 3

    Breakfast. Morning visit to the Museum of Anthropology, with the largest and most important collection of pre-Columbian findings in the world. In the early afternoon transfer to the airport and flight to Villahermosa. Arrival and transfer to Palenque by car. Check in to the hotel and overnight.

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  • 4
    Palenque – Yaxchilan - Bonampak
    Day 4

    Breakfast. Trip to the ancient and impressive Mayan city of Yaxchilan, on the banks of Usumacinta river, entirely covered by the jungle whose silence is only broken by the squealing of monkeys and countless tropical birds. Second breakfast enroute. In the afternoon visit nearby Bonampak, mainly famous due to the stunning wall frescoes. Return to Palenque and overnight.

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  • 5
    Palenque - Campeche
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    In the morning visit the archaeological site of Palenque, still partly hidden by the tropical jungle, full of charm and unique pyramids. After the visit of the wonders located in this World Heritage Site, departure to Campeche. Upon arrival panoramic tour of the town, still enclosed and fortified with towers and walls, still preserving a strong colonial flavor. Check in to the hotel and dinner at the hotel.

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  • 6
    Campeche – Uxmal - Merida
    Day 6

    Breakfast. In the morning depart for Ezna site, featuring the imposing Building of the Five Storeys and the Mask Palace. Then it's on to famous Uxmal, the culminating example of the Mayan civilization along with Palenque and Chichen Itza.

    The complex, founded and completed between 600 and 950 AC, is full of temples, pyramids and splendid palaces with decorated facades with marvellous stucco friezes. Lunch. In the afternoon arrive in Merida and enjoy a short tour of this charming city with low houses, churches and colonial buildings raised around the Zocalo. Overnight in a hotel.

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  • 7
    Merida - Cancun
    Day 7

    Departure to the Caribbean Sea stopping enroute first in Izamal: here the Spaniards built the grand convent of St. Anthony on the ruins of a Mayan temple. Then it's on to Chichen Itza, the largest Mayan city in Yucatan and declared Unesco's heritage. Lunch.

    In the afternoon visit the site, established around 400 AC and occupied by the Toltecs around the year 1000 who later abandoned it around 1250: many buildings still show the splendour of Chichen, including the great pyramid called "El Castillo", the Jaguar Temple, the Observatory etc. In the late afternoon proceed to Cancun on the Caribbean Sea. Arrive and check-in to the hotel.

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  • 8
    End of tour
    Day 8

    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • 7 night accommodation in the hotels mentioned or similar ones (4-star)
    • American breakfast in all hotels
    • Flight Mexico City - Villahermosa in tourist class
    • 5 lunches (days 2,4,5,6,7)
    • Taxes and services mentioned in the program
    • Transport by air-conditioned van/bus and local guides
    • Entries to archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program
    • Porterage
    Price does not include
    • Arrival and departure flights
    • Dinners and lunches which are not mentioned in the program
    • Drinks and personal expenses in hotels and restaurants
    • Tips to drivers and guides

    Departing every day of the year, min. 2 people. Kids up to 12 years 820 USD (sharing a room with 2 adults without a supplementary bed).