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Value Mexico: Highlights of Mexico City and the Yucatán

12 days from £2,230pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

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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.

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.  

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  • Discover the modern and the ancient in Mexico City
  • Explore colonial cities and Mayan ruins on the Yucatan peninsula
  • Relax on the white sand beaches of the Caribbean

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What our clients say

  • All of the Parakeet was fantastic.

    LS, London
  • Most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "There are several - riding in different types of transportation i.e. coco cabs, bike taxi, American Chevy etc. The plantation walk in Vinales, meals…

    MR, Broxbourne
  • Climbing Villarica Volcano on a beautiful sunny day. Reaching the summit to see incredible views over the Andes and Lake District, the skyline peppered with snowy cones of of the…

    AP, Norwich
  • An exceptional trip which really gave us a feel for the countries we visited. A special mention should go to our tour leader - he was outstanding.

    EJ, Chorley
  • 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…

    IR, Malta
  • Please describe the most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "The first time a sea lion came up to have a good look at me when I was snorkeling in the…

    LH, Hong Kong
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Our Expert's Opinion

Offering incredible value, this holiday is designed to provide a fantastic introduction to Mexico that will inspire you to return again and again. You will visit one of Mexico's prettiest colonial towns, Taxco, where you can explore twisting and picturesque cobbled streets. Explore Mayan sites and finish up on the Riviera Maya, where you can indulge in seafood tacos. If you visit in September, you'll even have a chance to spot whale sharks.

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Maggie Wilson Travel Expert Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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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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    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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    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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    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.

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