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Value Mexico: Highlights of Mexico City and the Yucatán

12 days from £1,858pp

Mexico / Yucatan Peninsula

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Overview & Highlights

This holiday offers excellent value while introducing you to the country’s rich history and varied landscapes. Explore Mexico City, the Mayan temples of the Yucatán including Chichén Itzá and relax on a Caribbean beach.

  • Full day excursion to historic colonial towns Cuernavaca and Taxco
  • Full day city tour and visit Teotihuacan pyramids
  • Full day excursion to Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Kabah
  • Visit Chichén Itzá ruins – New Seven Wonders of the World

This holiday is a great introduction to a huge country with an immense variety of cultural and physical landscapes. There are deserts, mountains and jungles magnificent ruined pre-Columbian pyramids and temples, graceful colonial towns and a timeless indigenous life in the villages and markets. We’ve picked out a few of the highlights to give you a good value, economical and rewarding holiday.

Mexico City is a huge metropolis, one of the largest cities in the world (you may like to extend your time here) and our guided tour takes you to a few of the top sights.  Zip down to Mérida, an agreeable, Mayan and colonial city in the Yucatán Peninsula, from where you will visit a few of the better-known Mayan archaeological sites. Finally head for the Caribbean beach at Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya.  

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

All archaeological sites were very good especially when accompanied by informed guides. Landscape superb in the Highlands.

All credit to JLA for going beyond the usual tourist venues in Peru and exploring a lesser known but beautiful area with many compensations for the very basic infrastructure.

JF, Cambridge

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

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Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Jamie Swan
    Jamie Swan - Travel Consultant

    Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    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.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • JimAshworth
    Jim Ashworth - Travel Consultant

    Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    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 Sales team.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    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.

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