Mexico offers everything you could want; white sand beaches, high waves for surfing, archaeological sites of great importance, including Chichen Itza, beautiful colonial cities, colourful folklore and gastronomic diversity. Discover all that Mexico has to offer; explore Mexico City, travel south to San Cristobal de La Casas and play on the beautiful white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen.

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Discover Bonampak, an ancient and unique Mayan site situated in the dense Mexican jungle with vividly coloured murals.

Spend time at the architectural marvels of Palenque, Yaxchilan and Chichen Itza and discover Aztec and Mayan cultures.

After all your time spent exploring Mexico, kick back at Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya for some sun and sand.

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Day 1

Mexico City

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Mexico City

Explore Mexico City on a sightseeing excursion. (B)

Day 3

Mexico City

Drive to the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan, one of the most impressive cities of the ancient world, was held sacred by the Aztecs. Explore its temples, palaces and pyramids, including the Quetzalpapalotl Palace Complex, the Temple of the Feathered Conches, the Pyramid of the Moon, and the immense Pyramid of the Sun, ranked among the biggest in the world. (B)

Day 4

Mexico City - San Cristobal de las Casas

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez and drive to San Cristobal de las Casas. (B)

Day 5

San Cristobal de las Casas

Explore colonial San Cristobal de las Casas on foot. Drive into the Chiapas Highlands, to the Tzotzil Indian villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. (B)

Day 6

San Cristobal de las Casas - Palenque

Visit the waterfalls of Agua Azul, known for its idyllic setting in the middle of the tropical rainforest before arriving in Palenque. In the foothills of the Tumbala Mountains, the ancient Mayan site of Palenque sits on the edge overlooking the swampy plains that stretch all the way to the Gulf coast. The elegance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs with their Mayan mythological themes, attest to the creative genius of this civilisation. (B)

Day 7

Bonampak & Yaxchilan

Drive to the archaeological site of Bonampak, set in a dense jungle that hid it from the outside world until 1946. When it was discovered, it initially did not seem to be very significant, until beautiful, vividly coloured murals depicting Mayan life and mythology, were found in its temples. Explore the temples and view the murals, before driving to the border town Frontera Corozal. From here continue by boat on the Usumacinta River, its jungle-covered banks forming the Mexico-Guatemala border, to Yaxchilan, one of the most dramatic Mayan sites. (B)

Day 8

Palenque - Merida

Transfer to Villahermosa airport for your flight to Merida. Built more than 450 years ago on the site of T’ho, an ancient Mayan city, Merida is the social and economic centre of the state of Yucatan. (B)

Day 9

Uxmal & Kabah

Visit the archaeological site of Uxmal. Its architecture is characterised by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting the long-nosed rain god Chaac. Explore the magnificent buildings. Continue to Kabah, with its amazing Palace of the Masks. (B)(L)

Day 10


Drive to the quaint fishing village of Celestun. The Celestun Biosphere Reserve is home to 587 plant species. The fauna found in the reserve include 304 bird species, including the Mexican pink flamingo, least tern, jabiru, king vulture and greater whitefronted goose. Take a boat ride through the estuaries to observe the beautiful pink flamingo colonies. (B)(L)

Day 11

Merida - Chichen Itza

The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza are over 1,500 years old. The site is divided into three sections; the north grouping of structures is distinctly Toltec in style, the central group appears to be from the early period and the southern group is known as “The Old Chichen”. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the ‘New Seven World Wonders”. (B)(L)

Day 12

Chichen Itza - Playa del Carmen (Riviera Maya)

This morning is at your leisure to explore this unique site or the colourful village. This afternoon transfer to Playa del Carmen, on the Riviera Maya, where you will relax for the next two nights. (B)

Day 13

Playa del Carmen

Spend the day at leisure. Playa del Carmen is the trendiest spot on the Yucatan Peninsula yet still retains its small town charm and bohemian feel. With a relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches, the area has excellent reefs for snorkelling and diving. (B)(L)(D)

Day 14

Playa del Carmen

Your day is at leisure. (B)

Day 15

Playa del Carmen - Cancun

Transfer to Cancun Airport for your flight. (B)

Holbox Island

Holbox Island

Extend your adventure with a visit to secluded Holbox Island, where you can swim with whale sharks.

3 days/2 nights from $699
Departs Daily

Includes two nights accommodation and return car and ferry transportation from Playa del Carmen.

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