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Great Mexico

Uncover the legacy of the Aztec, Mayan and Spanish empires on this tour of Mexico’s most fascinating sites. Explore impressive pyramids and temples, visit colourful colonial cities and travel through scenic canyons and valleys. Finish with a stay at an all-inclusive beach hotel on the Riviera Maya.

Tour Nights

  • Mexico City: 2 nights
  • Oaxaca: 2 nights
  • Tuxtla Gutiérrez: 1 nights
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas: 2 nights
  • Palenque: 1 nights
  • Campeche: 1 nights
  • Mérida: 1 nights
  • Riviera Maya: 1 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWMX03
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourGroup Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore ancient Aztec and Mayan sites
  • See the towering pyramids at ChichénItzá
  • Visit attractive colonial cities including Oaxaca and Puebla
  • Take a boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon
  • All-inclusive beach stay on the Riviera Maya

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Mexico City

    You will be met at Mexico City International Airport and transferred to the Hilton Mexico City Reforma (or similar) for a 2-night stay. 

  • Day 2 Mexico City

    Enjoy a guided city tour, taking in the baroque buildings of Constitution Square, the impressive National Palace, and the ruins of Temple Mayor, centrepiece of the ancient Aztec capital. Continue to Teotihuacánarchaeological complex, known to the Aztecs as ‘the place where the Gods are born’. Explore the site’s vast monuments including Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon and the Citadel. Return to Mexico City after lunch.
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch 

  • Day 3 Puebla - Oaxaca

    Travel by bus to the attractive colonial city of Puebla. Visit Santo Domingo church and see the Rosario Chapel, one of the largest works of Mexican baroque art. In the afternoon, travel to Oaxaca and check in to the Holiday Inn Express (or similar) for 2nights.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 4 Oaxaca

    Visit the archaeological site of Monte Alban, an ancient ceremonial centre featuring awe-inspiring pyramids, tombs and sunken reliefs. Later, explore the city of Oaxaca, once the centre of the Mixtec and Zapotec civilisations. Visit the magnificent baroque Santo Domingo church and browse some local markets.
    Meals: Breakfast 

  • Day 5 Santiago Matatlán - Tuxtla Gutiérrez

    Make the one-hour journey to Santiago Matatlán, sometimes referred to as the ‘capital of mezcal’. Visit a palenque and a mezcal producer to learn about the process of making this popular agave-based drink. Continue to the city of Tehuantepec, where you will have lunch, then proceed to Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Check in the Marriott hotel (or similar) for an overnight stay.
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch 

  • Day 6 Tuxtla Gutiérrez - San Cristóbal de las Casas

    Take a boat ride through the spectacular Sumidero Canyon, surrounded by lush vegetation and more than 1,000 metres deep in parts. Look out for monkeys, egrets and crocodiles. After lunch, continue to San Cristóbal de las Casas and check in to the Villa Mercedes San Cristobal(or similar) for 2 nights. This afternoon you’ll be at leisure to explore this atmospheric city.
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch 

  • Day 7 San Cristóbal de las Casas

    Visit a typical local market this morning, then tour the 16th-century Santo Domingo Church. Meet the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán, have a go at making tortilla, and enjoy a shot of ‘pox’ – an ancient Mayan elixir!
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 8 San Cristóbal de las Casas - Palenque

    Travel to Palenque, making a stop at the Agua Azul waterfalls. The journey is via a scenic mountain road through the verdant Chiapanecanzone and will take around 5 hours. Check in to the Villa Mercedes Palenque hotel (or similar) for an overnight stay.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 9 Palenque - Campeche

    Explore the impressive Mayan ruins of Palenque, enclosed in the Chiapanecan jungle. The most significant temple at the site is called Temple of the Inscriptions, where explorers discovered Pakal’s tomb with its famous jade mask. Continue to the historic walled town of Campeche, stopping for lunch en route. Take a tour of the city before checking in to the Plaza Campeche (or similar).
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch 

  • Day 10 Uxmal - Mérida

    Head northeast towards Mérida and visit the impressive ruins at the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal, including the towering Pyramid of the Soothsayer. After lunch, travel onwards to the delightful colonial city of Mérida. Admire the city’s main monuments including the cathedral, Government’s Palaceand the house of Francisco de Montejo. Check in to the NH Collection Merida Paseo Montejo (or similar).
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch 

  • Day 11 Mérida - Riviera Maya

    Visit the archaeological site of ChichénItzáthis morning. The best-restored of the Yucatan’s Mayan sites, it features a superb ceremonial ballcourt, El Caracol observatory, the Sacred Cenoteand the reclining figure of ChacMool. After lunch at the site, continue to Riviera Maya, visiting Cenote Saamalen route, including time for a refreshing swim. Check in to the Barcelo Maya Beach hotel on an all-inclusive basis.
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch& dinner 

  • Day 12 Riviera Maya - Onward travel

    Transfer to Cancun International airport for onward travel, or extend your stay in the Riviera Maya.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

Dates & Guide Prices

  • PRICE (PP)


  • Hilton Mexico City Reforma
    Hilton Mexico City Reforma
    Star Rating Mexico City
  • Holiday Inn Express Oaxac
    Holiday Inn Express Oaxac
    Star Rating Oaxaca
  • Marriott Tuxtla Gutierrez Hotel
    Marriott Tuxtla Gutierrez Hotel
    Star Rating Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Hoteles Villa Mercedes San Cristobal
    Hoteles Villa Mercedes San Cristobal
    Star Rating San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Hotel Plaza Campeche
    Hotel Plaza Campeche
    Star Rating Campeche
  • NH Collection Merida Paseo Montejo
    NH Collection Merida Paseo Montejo
    Star Rating Mérida
  • Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque
    Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque
    Star Rating Palenque
  • Barcelo Maya Beach
    Barcelo Maya Beach
    Star Rating Riviera Maya

Hilton Mexico City Reforma Star Rating

Mexico City
  • Hilton Mexico City Reforma

In a high-rise overlooking Alameda Central, this contemporary hotel is a 3-minute walk from Hidalgo Metro Station and 19 minutes' walk from Zócalo square.

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Holiday Inn Express Oaxac Star Rating

  • Holiday Inn Express Oaxac

An 8-minute walk from the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca, this casual hotel is a 9-minute walk both from the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán and from the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.  

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Marriott Tuxtla Gutierrez Hotel Star Rating

Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Marriott Tuxtla Gutierrez Hotel

In an area with shops and eateries, this upmarket hotel is 3 km from the 16th-century Catedral Metropolitana de San Marcos and 4 km from the Faustino Miranda Botanical Garden.

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Hoteles Villa Mercedes San Cristobal Star Rating

San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Hoteles Villa Mercedes San Cristobal

Set 1.5 km from the Museo del Ambar, this upscale hotel with Spanish colonial accents is 2.4 km from the Ex-Convento Santo Domingo church and 3.1 km from the museum at Casa Na Bolom.

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Hotel Plaza Campeche Star Rating

  • Hotel Plaza Campeche

This relaxed hotel is a 2-minute walk from Xmuch'haltun Botanical Garden and a 6-minute walk from the Maya Architecture Museum, Baluarte de la Soledad.

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NH Collection Merida Paseo Montejo Star Rating

  • NH Collection Merida Paseo Montejo

In a striking contemporary building connected to the hip Paseo 60 shopping mall, this upscale hotel in the lively Zona Paseo Montejo district is a 5-minute walk from the Yucatan International Congress Center. It's 10 km f

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Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque Star Rating

  • Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque

Surrounded by woodland and countryside, this relaxed, tropical-style hotel is 5 km from the Palenque archaeological sites including the Temple of the Cross and the Tomb of the Red Queen.

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Barcelo Maya Beach Star Rating

Riviera Maya
  • Barcelo Maya Beach

The All Inclusive Barceló Maya Beach hotel is located in front of one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean which spans over 2 km in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Puerto Aventuras Marina and Puerto Aventura

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What's Included?

  • Transportation in Van (10 seats) or microbus or autobus with sound system and air conditioning.
  • Accommodations as specified in the itinerary.
  • American breakfast in every hotel –  6 lunches as specified and All Inclusive treatment in the hotel Barcelò Maya Beach.
  • Restaurant fees and tips.
  • Escort guide from 1 to 6 day and from 6 to 11 day. English-Italian or English-Spanish or English-French speaking guides
  • Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program.
  • Porter services in airports and hotels.

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Immigration fees for each entry and stay in Mexico.
  • Beverages and extras in hotels and restaurants .
  • Tips to drivers and/or tour guides.
  • Any other services not mentioned in inclusions and itinerary.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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