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Palenque, Chiapas

Classic Mexico tour

15 days from £5,995pp

Palenque, Chiapas
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Tour highlights

  • Mexico City — the country's buzzing capital.

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

  • Chichén Itzá — the most famous of Mexico's Mayan ruins.

  • Enjoy the long stretches of soft sandy beach in the Mayan Riviera.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • Flight offers available
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • 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.

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

  • Today, you will visit the immense ruins of Teotihuacán and the Shrine of Guadalupe.

  • You will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Tuxtla. You will then be met and driven to your hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

  • Explore the markets and colonial centre of San Cristóbal de las Casas today as part of a shared tour before visiting the fascinating local Indian villages to understand their age-old traditions.

  • Transfer out of San Cristóbal to Palenque with your Spanish-speaking driver.

  • This morning, take a half-day tour of the incredibly atmospheric ruins at Palenque in the heart of the jungle. This afternoon you will be taken to the airport ready for your flight this evening to Mérida.

  • Enjoy a full-day tour to the Mayan sites of Uxmal and Kabáh.

  • This morning, you will taste the best authentic street food on a tour through Mérida's streets and lively markets. This afternoon is at leisure to explore — wander the cobbled streets, soak up the local atmosphere in one of the delightful street cafés and visit the central plaza.

  • This morning, take a shared transfer to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá, where you will check in to your hotel.

  • This morning, before the crowds arrive, take a private tour of Chichén Itzá with your guide. Following this, a private transfer will take you to Chiquilá, approximately two to three hours away, where you will take the 20-minute public ferry across to Isla Holbox.

  • At leisure.

  • At leisure.

  • Transfer to Cancun Airport.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Mexico City
San Cristóbal de las Casas
Chichén Itzá
Isla Holbox

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