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Eagle: Aztecs, Mayas and conquistadores

15 days from £3,032pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Mexico

  • Palenque
  • Campache
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Overview & Highlights

Mexico is one of Latin America's most vibrant and entertaining destinations, with a huge diversity of cultural and natural attractions. Get a flavour of it on this top quality escorted group tour.

On this escorted group holiday, visit the superb museums and teeming plazas of the megapolis Mexico City, wander the cobbled streets and soak up the Spanish colonial features of Oaxaca, Campeche and Mérida. Explore the glorious ancient monuments which lay hidden, smothered and silent for centuries amid the deep valleys and jungles of the south, before ending your trip in the lush Yucatán Peninsula, fringed by white sand beaches. 

From here you're well positioned to extend your trip to Mexico's Caribbean coast, to Cuba, or across the border to Guatemala.

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  • Mexico City: Museum of Anthropology
  • Mexico City: city tour
  • Mexico City: Teotihuacán archaeological site
  • Oaxaca: walking city tour
  • Oaxaca: Monte Albán and Mitla
  • Sumidero Canyon boat trip
  • San Cristóbal: San Juan Chamula and Zincantan
  • Palenque Mayan ruins
  • Mérida: Uxmal ruins
  • Chichén Itzá: guided tour of Mayan ruins
  • The October departure will include excursions around the Day of the Dead celebrations

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Holiday Extensions

If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.

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What our clients say

  • This tour brings Mexico's cultural and historical diversity vividly to life, and is an excellent introduction to this important Latin American country.

    JF, Cambridge
  • This was our fourth holiday with JLA, all have been wonderful experiences, different in their own ways, all with excellent tour leaders, different characters each with a passion for the countries they takes us into. Your Tour leaders are your assets do value them.

    HW, Bury St. Edmunds
  • Monte Alban when I felt on top Of the world.  A vast archaeological site, wonderfully interpreted by a local guide and not too many other tourists.

    PM, Lincoln
  • The day we visiting the Frida Kahlo and Trotsky museums and also the canal. As well as all the wonderful pyramids and the Copper Canyon extension were among my highlights. We were very impressed with our first experience of travelling with JLA. We have been to several Central and South American countries before and had underestimated the impact that Mexico would have on us. It had such a variety of experiences to offer, the colour, the music, the many different and dramatic archeological sites and political history. The ethnic mix added to the diversity and the people were all a delight to meet. JLA allowed us to experience this in its selection of places, accommodation, excursions and especially the tour leader.

    JD, Buxton
  • Another superb holiday with JLA I would never travel to Latin America with another company.

    BD, Hartlepool
  • The boat trip,down the river, the waterfall and above all the trip,through the mango swamps and seeing the flamingos it was magical. However the archeological trips to the different pyramids were also amazing.
    It was overall an excellent experience.

    IR, Malta
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Our expert's view

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Jenny first visited Latin America as a student, setting off a longstanding love of Latin culture, vibrancy and musicality that would soon see her return to backpack across South America.

From Mayan ruins to Spanish colonial towns, pristine beaches to tropical forests and rocky deserts, this trip really packs in all of Mexico's highlights. Nothing beats the incredible food and friendliness of Mexicans but my biggest highlight was exploring the jungle clad ruins of Palenque.

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Real Latin american experts

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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