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    Places visited:

  • Mexico City
  • Tuxtla
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Palenque
  • Villahermosa
  • Merida
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Tulum
  • Mayan Riviera
  • Mexico City - the country's buzzing capital.

  • Palenque - Mexico's atmospheric Mayan ruins in the heart of the jungle.

  • Chichen Itza - the most famous of Mexico's Mayan ruins.

  • Mayan Riviera - long stretches of soft sandy beach.

Audley Travel specialist Anna

What our specialists say...

A fabulously diverse trip to explore the classic highlights of Mexico giving you a comprehensive insight into the country with a good balance between city, culture, ruins and beach. Your journey will begin with time exploring the bustling capital of Mexico City before flying to the Chiapan highlands to spend time in the Indian city of San Cristobal de Las Casas and to visit the Mayan ruins at Palenque. Finally fly across to the Yucatan to Merida. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza before ending with a few days to relax along the Mayan Riviera before flying home.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Mexico City
  • Tuxtla
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Palenque
  • Villahermosa
  • Merida
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Tulum
  • Mayan Riviera
  • Tulum
  • Mayan Riviera
  • Tulum
  • Mayan Riviera

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Mexico City

International outbound flight , Mexico City

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Mexico City. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.

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Day 2 Mexico City

Mexico City

Enjoy a full day tour of Mexico City including a visit to the city's famous Anthropological Museum.

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Day 3 Mexico City

Mexico City

Today you will visit the immense ruins of Teotihuacan and the Shrine of Guadelupe.

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Day 4 San Cristóbal de las Casas

Mexico City , Tuxtla , San Cristóbal de las Casas

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Tuxtla. You will be met and driven to your hotel in San Cristobal de las Casas.

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Day 5 San Cristóbal de las Casas

San Cristóbal de las Casas

At leisure in the indigenous city of San Cristobal de las Casas in the Chiapan highlands of Mexico. Explore the markets and colonial centre and, if there's time, adventure to the fascinating local Indian villages to understand their age old traditions.

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Day 6 Palenque

San Cristóbal de las Casas , Palenque

Transfer out of San Cristobal to Palenque with your Spanish speaking driver.

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Day 7 Palenque

Palenque

This morning take a half day tour of the incredibly atmospheric ruins at Palenque in the heart of the jungle. This afternoon relax at your hotel.

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Day 8 Merida

Palenque , Villahermosa , Merida

This morning transfer to Villahermosa for your flight to Merida where you will be met and driven to your hotel. This afternoon is at leisure to explore - wander the cobbled streets, soak up the local atmosphere in one of the delightful street cafes and visit the central plaza.

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Day 9 Merida

Merida

Enjoy a full day tour to the Mayan sites of Uxmal and Kabah.

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Day 10 Chichén Itzá

Merida , Chichén Itzá

This morning take a shared transfer to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza where you will check in to your hotel.

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Day 11 Tulum

Chichén Itzá , Tulum

This morning before the crowds arrive take a private tour of Chichen Itza before transferring as part of a small group to your wonderful beach hotel along the white sands of the Mayan Riviera.

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Day 12 Tulum

Day 14 International return flight

Mayan Riviera , International return flight

Transfer to Cancun in time for your flight home.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Anna
Audley Travel specialist Chris

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The specialist who designs your trip to Mexico will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Tulum
 
 
 
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