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Eagle: Aztecs, Mayas and conquistadores

15 days from £3,848pp

(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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What our clients say

  • 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…

    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
  • Boat ride through the canyon (just what we needed to blow the cobwebs away after an early start and a long journey). Palenque took my breath away - literally, I…

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

    BD, Hartlepool
  • 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
  • I can't think of anything to improve on the itinerary.  As I had an extra five nights at the beginning and three nights at the end, I was able to…

    JC, Birmingham
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Our Expert's Opinion

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.

Jenny Powles
Jenny Powles Product & Marketing 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.

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Real Latin american experts

  • Juliet
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Kathryn
    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.

  • Carrie
    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.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Sallly
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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