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



DAY 1:

Your Mexico holiday begins as you fly transatlantic into Mexico City, where you will be met and transferred to your starting hotel. Welcome to Mexico!

DAY 2:

Enjoy a city tour of Mexico City, including a visit to the important Anthropology Museum, an excursion to Guadalupe and to the Aztec site of Teotihuacan.

DAY 3:

Day at leisure to explore the markets, museums, galleries and parks in your own time and discover the bars and cafes of the Zona Rosa.

DAY 4:

Travel to Oaxaca, a graceful combination of the modern, the colonial and the ancient. Oaxaca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

DAY 5:

Visit the Monte Alban archaeological site, on a nearby hilltop with commanding views of the surrounding valley and to the ruins at Mitla. Stop en route at El Tule, home of the world’s largest tree.

DAY 6:

Final day in Oaxaca to further explore the city and its fascinating culture in your own time. If you would like us to arrange any particular excursion or activity, such as a visit to the textile museum then please let us know.

DAY 7:

Travel to Palenque, which is arguably the most beautiful of all the pre-Colombian structures in Latin America. Overnight in a nearby hotel.

DAY 8:

Enjoy an included guided tour of this magnificent Mayan site, which is set amidst a fantastic backdrop of the tropical vegetation of the jungle.

DAY 9:

Fly to Merida, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Merida was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo y Leon on the site of the Mayan city of T’ho.

DAY 10:

In the morning enjoy an included guided city tour of Merida- the vibrant capital of Mexico’s Yucatan. Afternoon excursion to the Mayan pyramid of Uxmal.

DAY 11:

Travel to the Riviera Maya to finish your holiday on the beach, with an en route stop to discover Chichen Itza. Chichén Itzá – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new seven wonders of the world, is a complex of Mayan ruins, that is dominated by a step pyramid – El Castillo.

DAYS 12-14:

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

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.


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.