Highlights of Mexico

A classic introduction to the delights of Mexico on this sample two-week Mexico holiday from Mexico City to the Caribbean coast, revealing the legacy of  Aztec and Mayan civilisations and the Spanish colonial influences on today’s Mexican society.

Highlights: Mexico City – Oaxaca – Palenque – Uxmal – Chichen Itza – Riviera Maya

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Days 1-3

Mexico City

Your itinerary starts with the first few days in Mexico City. Airport-hotel transfers are included together with a city tour which includes a visit to the important Anthropology Museum and an excursion to Guadalupe and to the Aztec site of Teotihuacan. There is plenty of time for you to explore the markets, museums, galleries, squares and parks in your own time and discover restaurants, bars and cafes of the Zona Rosa. If you would like us to book additional excursions or activities, please let us know.

Days 4-6

Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a graceful combination of the modern, the colonial and the ancient. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. We include a visit to the Monte Alban archaeological site, the capital of the Zapotecs, on a nearby hilltop with commanding views of the surrounding valley and to the ruins at Mitla, with a stop en route at El Tule to see what is reputedly the world's largest tree, said to be around 2,000 years old.

Days 7-8

Palenque

The complex of Palenque is arguably the most beautiful of all the pre-Colombian structures in Latin America. The asymmetrical Palace at the centre was probably used as an astronomical observatory as well as a watchtower.
A guided tour of the Mayan site, which is set amidst tropical vegetation of the jungle, is included.

Days 9-10

Merida

Merida was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo y Leon on the site of the Mayan city of T’ho. The colonial heart of Merida is very appealing with good restaurants and plenty of nightlife.

A city tour and excursion to the Mayan pyramid of Uxmal are included.

Day 11

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was built by the Maya in the late Classic period between 600 and 900 AD and is regarded as one of the new seven wonders of the world (Machu Picchu and Corcovado, the famous statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro, are others from Latin America).
The main pyramid (El Castillo) dominates the complex which includes a number of temples, a ball court and the Plaza of a Thousand Columns, covering an area of 2.5 sq. miles.

You will visit the site on your way to the Riviera Maya.

Days 12-14

Riviera Maya

What better way is there to end your trip to Mexico than with a few days relaxation on one of the beaches along the Riviera Maya? We offer a range of hotels from secluded and sophisticated hideaways to standard bungalows and simple accommodation according to your preferences and budget.

Day 15

Depart Mexico

Departure transfer from your hotel to the airport at Cancun in time to check-in for your transatlantic flight home.

The above sample Mexico holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

Mexico offers a range of  hotels from three star accommodation to small boutique hotels to five star chains according to your budget. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Mexico holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Mexico Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Mexico holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your own particular requirements for this holiday – please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Mexico holiday.

Duration of your Mexican Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Mexico holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Mexico holiday plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Mexico holiday.