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Classic Mexico

colourful colonial cities, ancient Maya ruins and beautiful, white-sand beaches on the Caribbean coast

A 14 day tour of Maya Mexico visiting beautiful cities, remote ruins and the stunning beaches of the Caribbean coast.

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Itinerary summary

Mexico City

Days 1-3: Arrive in Mexico City and spend three nights in the capital, home to over 20 million people, with many excellent museums, galleries and markets. A half day walking tour takes in the historical centre, including the zócalo (main square), Palacio Nacional and cathedral. The following day head out of the city to visit the impressive pre-Aztec ruins of Teotihuacán and also the shrine of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint.


Days 4-6: Fly to Oaxaca where you spend three nights. This Mexican city is well known for its cuisine (including toasted grasshoppers or chapulines), and traditional crafts such as pottery, weaving and the fantastical wooden alebrijes. Have a tour of the city with a local guide. Also visit the Zapotec site of Monte Albán and the traditional weaving town of Teotitlán del Valle. There will be plenty of time to relax and admire one of the many pretty squares and colourful local markets.


Days 7-8: Fly via Mexico City to Villahermosa, the nearest airport to Palenque. Spend two nights here in a lodge set in the jungle near the archaeological site. There will be time to explore the partially jungle-shrouded ruins of Palenque with a local guide.


Days 9-10: Fly from Villahermosa to the colonial city of Mérida on the Yucatán peninsula. The city is famous for its colourful woven hammocks and lively colonnaded squares. You will visit the city with a guide and have an afternoon free to explore at your leisure.

Chichen Itzá

Day 11: Driven east to the beautiful and very grand temples and ball courts of Chichén Itzá, staying one night in a property next to the site. You will have free time to visit the archaeological site after the crowds have left.

Riviera Maya

Days 12-14: Continue east to the Caribbean coast for three nights to relax on a white sand beach. Nearby is the only Maya site on a coast, Tulúm, and the wildlife sanctuary of Sian Ka'an. Onward flight connections depart from Cancún.

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Accommodation options

In the following section you will see our suggested options for possible accommodation.

The estimated flight cost included in this itinerary (assuming international flights from the UK plus any internal flights that are necessary) is £1,400 per person.

Standard - £5,700

  • Chan-Kah Resort image
    Chan-Kah Resort - a rustic lodge ideally situated on the road to the site of Palenque.
  • Hacienda Chichen image
    Hacienda Chichen - a beautiful 17th century building with lovely gardens, just a short walk from the Chichen Itzá ruins.

Price and validity notes

We have tried to give you as accurate an idea of prices as possible, including meals where appropriate (but not when there are good local options so you don't pay for a meal that you might not want), accommodation, transfers, and any tours we have included.

All prices are per person based on two people sharing a room and are intended as a guide (local high or low seasons can cause some variation). All prices were correct when published but may vary with exchange rate fluctuations, fuel surcharges, or changes in the general economic situation.

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