Overview & Highlights
This comprehensive tour incorporates Mexico’s most fascinating historical places and archaeological sites, including indigenous Oaxaca and Chiapas; the Mayan jungle sites at Palenque and in the Yucatán; and Mayan Riviera beaches.
This jam-packed holiday visits the museums and teeming plazas of the megalopolis Mexico City, where Aztec and Spanish heritages sit side by side then moves on to the dramatic landscapes of the Sumidero Canyon to indigenous Oaxaca and colonial Mérida, gateway to the ruined jungle-cloaked Mayan temples.
Mexico is one of Latin America’s most vibrant and entertaining destinations, with a huge diversity of historical, cultural and natural attractions. Drive through the dramatic vertiginous landscapes of Sumidero canyon. Wander through the cobbled streets and soak up the colonial atmosphere in Oaxaca and Mérida. Go on to explore the evocative ancient monuments, testament to bygone Mayan empires, which lay hidden and silent for centuries amid the deep valleys and jungles of the south. The journey ends on the white-sand beaches that fringe the Yucatán Peninsula.
- Explore Mexico's rich cultural and archeaological history
- Visit colonial cities, stunning landscapes and ancient ruins
- Relax on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean
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Arrive in Mexico City. Transfer to central hotel.
Guided city tour of Mexico City.
Shared guided excursion to Teotihuacan pyramids; Guadalupe shrine.
Fly to Oaxaca.
Half day guided excursion to the ruins of ancient city Monte Albán.
Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, continue by road to San Cristobal de las Casas.
Guided tour of San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Transfer to Palenque.
Guided tour of Palenque ruins.
Fly to Mérida, transfer to hotel.
Optional guided excursion to Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Kabah.
Transfer to Chichén Itzá. Guided visit to the ruined city.
Option to re-visit the ruins. By road to Playa del Carmen, Mayan Riviera.
Transfer to Cancún airport for international flight home.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Visit Teotihuacan, pre-Columbian ruined city
Oaxaca walking tour and market
Walking tour of San Cristobal de las Casas
Visit Palenque, ruined Mayan city
Visit Uxmal ruined Mayan temple complex
Visit Chichen Itza, ruined Mayan city
Visit an underwater sculpture gallery
Go snorkelling on the Riviera Maya
Visit the Yucatan’s colonial haciendas and bathe in limestone cenotes
Visit Monte Alban, pre-Columbian ruined city
Walking tour of Mexico City
Walking tour of Merida
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Mexico / Mexico City
Mexico / Oaxaca
Mexico / Chiapas, San Cristobal and Palenque
Diego de Mazariegos
Mexico / Chiapas, San Cristobal and Palenque
Mérida, Chichén Itzá and the Yucatan
Mérida, Chichén Itzá and the Yucatan / Mexico
Mexico / Caribbean coast: Riviera Maya and Holbox
Mahekal Beach Resort
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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!
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.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
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.