Unearth the treasures of Mexico, from spicy Mexico City to Playa del Carmen
Cheers a margarita glass to the vivacious beauty and fiery flavours of Mexico. Discover the culture and landscapes of this fascinating country on a trip that takes you from Mexico City to Play del Carmen – with a spattering of enticing stops along the way. Discover Maya history and culture at the incredible Chichen Itza ruins, and visit traditional communities in the charming San Cristobal de las Casas. Indulge in a feast of delicious local food, with a chance to learn some cooking skills of your own. And snorkel in the brilliant Caribbean waters, laze on white sands and stroll through lively marketplaces. Waterfalls and volcanoes await you, and a host of museums, churches and archaeological sites give you a taste of Mexico’s rich cultural heritage.
This is one of our most comprehensive adventures in Mexico, rich in historical and cultural highlights
Get up close and personal with the country's diverse heritage, from the magnificent Aztec temples of Teotihuacan to the brightly-dressed Maya folk of the hills of San Cristobal
There's something for everyone on this trip, whether you're a history buff, nature-lover or Epicurean
Compare Mexico City's heady street-food scene to the subtler fare found in Oaxaca
Your adventure culminates in rest and relaxation. The white sands and azure waters of Playa Del Carmen are the perfect excuse to extend your stay in Mexico
Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites, can be quite strenuous. Be sure to bring suitably sturdy footwear.
There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives.
The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours. There will of course be plenty of chances to swim!
It's a good idea to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but can be shy, so you'll need to make an effort to break the ice. It's a great way to show respect and involve yourself in their culture.
Due to increased activity by the Zapatista movement in the region around Palenque, some changes to your itinerary may be necessary for your safety.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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START AND END TIME:
On Day 1 there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at approximately 7pm. There are no activities planned for the final day.
COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL TRANSFER:
To book your complimentary arrival transfer you must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available for purchase on this trip.
Our Best of Mexico trips score an average of 4.91 out of 5 based on 33 reviews in the last year.
Mexico was very enjoyable; our guide Jaime was fun and knowledgeable. Simple Spanish phrases are useful. Very hot and humid in July/August. Archaeological sites were interesting, sink holes and Agua Azul very welcome for swimming. Loved San Cristobel. Food excellent.
Review submitted 11 Aug 2017
Travel lightly so as have room for purchases & can carry suitcase upstairs as most hotels don't have lifts. (Put clothes out on bed & put half away as there are good washing facilities/services. Bring layers) Study trip notes as are accurate. Bring 2 travel cards
Review submitted 30 Jun 2017