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Cox and Kings Highlights of Mexico

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Get ready to immerse yourself in Mayan tradition and culture on this 14-day tour of Mexico’s most magnificent sites. Explore grand pyramids, ancient ruins, colourful colonial cities, indigenous towns and lush rainforest. Not forgetting Mexico’s most iconic site – Chichen Itza, one of the seventh wonders of the modern world.

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 3-& 4-star accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts & 5 lunches
  • Average group size – 12 people (18 max)
  • Internal flights
  • Festival departures
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon
  • Visit indigenous villages and Mayan sites
  • Departures for festivals including Easter and the Day of the Dead

Day 1: Fly to Mexico City

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Mexico City with British Airways. Transfer to the Galeria Plaza Hotel for 3 nights.
(No meals)

Day 2: Mexico City

Full-day city tour, including the Zócalo (main plaza), the murals of Diego Rivera, the National Cathedral and the Anthropological Museum.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 3: Teotihuacán

Morning visit to the historic Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacán, dating back 2,000 years.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 4: Fly to Oaxaca

Fly to Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city, and take an afternoon tour. Stay 2 nights at the Parador San Miguel.
(Breakfast)

Day 5: Monte Albán

Morning visit to the impressive ancient Zapotec capital of Monte Albán. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to the ruins of Mitla.
(Breakfast)

Days 6-7: Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City • San Cristóbal de las Casas

Fly to Tuxtla Gutierrez, via Mexico City. Take a boat along the Grijalva river to the Sumidero canyon. Continue to San Cristóbal de las Casas for 2 nights at the Hotel Diego de Mazariegos. The following morning tour this colonial town and nearby indigenous villages. Afternoon at leisure.
(Breakfast)

Day 8: Agua Azul waterfalls • Palenque

Drive from the cool highlands to the tropical lowlands and Palenque via the waterfalls of Agua Azul. Stay 2 nights at the Chan Kah Resort.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 9: Palenque – Campeche

Morning tour of Palenque, one of the greatest Mayan sites. Afternoon drive to Campeche via the scenic Sabuncuy Coast. Overnight at the Hotel Plaze Campeche.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 10: Kabah – Uxmal – Mérida

In the morning, drive to the Palace of Masks at Kabah and then head to Uxmal for a tour of the Mayan ceremonial centre. In the afternoon continue to Mérida and stay at the Casa del Balam for 2 nights.
(Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 11: Mérida

Morning walking tour of the city
(Breakfast)

Day 12: Chichen Itza

Transfer to Chichen Itza and tour the ancient Mayan city. Overnight at the Hacienda Chichen.
(Breakfast)

Days 13-14: Fly to London

Transfer to Cancun for a direct overnight flight to London with British Airways.
(Breakfast)
(No Meals)

Casa Del Balam, Merida

Casa del Balam was once the family home of Fernando Barbachano Peon, a pioneer of Mexican tourism. Located just 2 blocks from the main plaza, the property is decorated with a blend of Mexican tiles, terracotta and wrought iron. There are 57 air-conditioned rooms and suites, an outdoor pool with sun terrace, a plant filled central courtyard and a restaurant

Chan Kah Resort, Palenque

Set within lush landscaped grounds with ancient Ceiba trees, the 79 casitas (tasteful bungalow style buildings) of Chan Kah Resort are surrounded by 50 acres of wild jungle. Built on arid land originally used as a cattle ranch, the Mexican owners have carried out a vast reforestation programme to restore the jungle that you can see today.

Galeria Plaza, Mexico City

Hotel Galeria Plaza is a modern hotel, centrally located in the heart of the city’s financial district. Shops, restaurants, galleries and nightclubs are all within walking distance. Features: 434 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, rooftop swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi.

Hacienda Chichen, Chichen Itza

Hacienda Chichén’s cottages were originally the homes of archaeologists of the Carnegie Institute, who established their headquarters here in the 1920s. Now extensively refurbished and redecorated, the original cottages house two standard rooms or one suite.

Hotel Diego de Mazariegos, San Cristobal de las Casas

Centrally located in the town of San Cristobal de las Casas, the Hotel Diego de Mazariegos is named after the founder of the city. It consists of two colonial style mansions with ‘Coleto’ style patios paved with stone slabs.

Hotel Parador San Miguel, Oaxaca

Hotel Parador San Miguel is a beautiful colonial-style building located in the centre of Oaxaca. There are 23 rooms spread over three floors and around a central courtyard.

Hotel Plaza Campeche

Hotel Plaza Campeche is located in the historic centre of Campeche, a short walk from the main square, cathedral and the seafront. The modern rooms feature colourful Mexican decorative touches and there is a small outdoor pool and sun terrace.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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