Overview & Highlights
The selection of Mexico’s most fascinating historical places and archaeological sites includes culturally rich Oaxaca, combined with a Pacific beach wind down.
- Discover everything Mexico City has to offer from ancient pyramids to it's famed artisic history
- Explore the colonial cities of Puebla and Oaxaca and expereince their unique cultures
- Relax on the stunning Pacific coast
On this varied cultural holiday, based in elegant and evocative accommodation, you’ll visit the multi-layered capital, Mexico City, where the Aztec and Spanish heritage blends or co-exists; and the culturally magnificent gems Puebla and Oaxaca.
Then move on to stroll through the cobbled streets and soak up the colonial atmosphere in the Spanish planned city of Puebla; followed by the isolated, rugged southern highlands, dotted with small weaving and craft villages, which compose the region around Oaxaca, which has its own distinctive identity.
Known as Mexico’s artistic centre, Oaxaca has both indigenous and colonial features: the markets, artisan workshops, rituals and multiple fiestas reflecting the native culture while the baroque architecture, plazas and museums display the Spanish influence.
Mexico is one of Latin America’s most vibrant and entertaining destinations, with a huge diversity of historical, cultural and natural attractions. Having had your eyes opened to all that, round off your holiday lounging on the white sand beaches that fringe the bays, smothered in tropical foliage, on the Pacific beach at Huatulco.
Arrive in Mexico City and transfer to hotel in the historic centre.
Full day guided excursion to Teotihuacán pyramids and Guadalupe shrine.
Guided visit to Xochimilco, Coyoacán and the Frida Kahlo Museum.
Full day guided tour to Puebla, Tonantzintla and Cholula, overnight in Puebla.
At leisure in Puebla.
By road to Oaxaca, southwest Mexico, guided tour of city and market.
Half day guided excursion to the ruins of ancient city Monte Albán.
At leisure in Oaxaca.
Transfer to airport and fly to Huatulco; transfer to hotel on the beach.
At leisure on the beach; optional water-sports and activities.
Transfer to Huatulco airport and fly to Mexico City to connect with international flight home.
Things to do
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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