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Highlights of Mexico: Mexico City, Merida & Isla Holbox

9 days from CAD6,350pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Take a private tour of vibrant Mexico City and Teotihuacán.

  • Visit the colonial city of Mérida.

  • Explore mystical Chichén Itzá as well as more secluded Maya sites.

  • Relax on the beaches of laid-back Isla Holbox.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Mexico City
  • Merida
  • Isla Holbox

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Day 1 Mexico City

Mexico City

Arriving in Mexico City, you're met by your chauffeur-guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. It can take up to two hours to reach your hotel due to traffic. Depending on when your flight arrives, you may wish to relax in your hotel or retire for the night. If not, you could take a stroll around the area near your hotel - you're only a couple of blocks away from the Zócalo, the city's main square.

Day 2 Mexico City

Mexico City

Your chauffeur-guide meets you at your hotel to take you on a tour of Mexico City's historic hub. Starting with the Zócalo, your guide will identify the grand colonial buildings that surround the square, and help you unpeel the layers of history as you explore together the Templo Mayor, the Aztec ruin still standing in the plaza. You'll then visit Diego Rivera's murals in the Palacio Nacional and see the highlights of the Anthropological Museum.

Day 3 Mexico City

Mexico City

Your chauffeur-guide picks you up to drive you to Teotihuacan, an hour out of the city. Wander around this vast complex of pre-Aztec stone edifices; your guide will explain the theories behind this mysterious site and the pre-Hispanic civilization who may have built it. If you wish, climb the Giza-like Sun and Moon Temples for views over the plains and distant cityscape. Visit the Shrine of Guadalupe on the return drive to Mexico City, arriving back in the late afternoon.

Day 4 Merida

Mexico City , Merida

Today take a private transfer to the airport with your chauffeur-guide for your internal flight to the colonial city of Mérida. The flight lasts roughly two hours. On arrival you're collected by a chauffeur-guide and taken to your accommodation by private transfer. You have the rest of the day to relax and stroll around this charming colonial city. In the evening, head to the main squares where locals often perform traditional Yucatecan dances.

Day 5 Merida

Merida

Today take a shared (small group) guided tour of two ancient Maya sites buried deep in the jungle. At Uxmal, an hour's drive from Mérida, your guide points out the architecture unique to this site, such as the carved cisterns paying homage to the rain god Chaac. Ascend the Magician's Pyramid for views over the whole site. In the afternoon, journey to Kabah, a settlement once connected to Uxmal by a white stone causeway. You're dropped back in Mérida at the end of the trip.

Day 6 Isla Holbox

Merida , Isla Holbox

An early start to take a private transfer to Isla Holbox. The journey lasts several hours with a stop en route at Chichén Itzá, the best restored Maya site in the region. While it's still relatively early and free from the crowds, enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the site. Your guide shows you the main structures, including the sacred cenote (sinkhole) that gives the site its name, and explains about Maya beliefs. You'll then eat lunch in a local restaurant before arriving in Holbox in the late afternoon.

Day 7 Isla Holbox

Day 8 Isla Holbox

Day 9 Return home

Isla Holbox

Transfer to Cancun airport for your international flight.

Oaxaca

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