Contrasts of Mexico


Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

14 nights from £990 per person.

ID: TCL-4-470


This exciting journey explores the fiery and mysterious land of the Aztecs and the Maya. From the valleys of Oaxaca in Mexico to the jungles of Guatemala, we tour colonial cities, discover ancient sites and search out the perfect locations for some down time. We visit the impressive Mayan sites of Tikal and Palenque, as well as lesser known sites such as Monte Alban, Bonampak and Yaxchila, and the pyramids at Teotihuacan. We also take a boat trip through the impressive Sumidero Canyon and explore the historic city of Antigua.

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Package Summary
  • Mexico City Anthropological Museum – An impressive collection of precolonial artefacts
  • Oaxaca – A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the streets and markets of this delightful colonial city
  • Tikal (Guatemala) – The Maya metropolis, where temples scattered over a vast area stand out tall above the surrounding jungle
  • Palenque – Arguably the most enchanting of the ancient Maya ruins, set in dense jungle
  • San Cristobal de las Casas – A beautiful highland colonial market town, surrounded by modern day Maya villages
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour in Mexico City
  • Day 2 – Mexico City tour including the Museum of Anthropology
  • Day 3 – Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Basilica de Guadalupe
  • Day 4 – Journey to Oaxaca; free to explore the colonial city
  • Day 5 – Visit the ancient complex of pyramids of Monte Alban
  • Day 6 – Journey to Chiapa del Corzo via Mitla
  • Day 7 – Sumidero Canyon boat trip then head to San Cristobal
  • Day 8 – Discover the Indian town of San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 9 – Travel to Palenque via the little visited Tonina ruins
  • Day 10 – Discover the important Mayan site of Palenque
  • Day 11 – Drive to Frontera Corozal; travel by boat to Yaxchilan
  • Day 12 – Head to Flores, optional boat trip on Lake Peten Itza
  • Day 13 – Explore the great Mayan metropolis of Tikal (Guatemala)
  • Day 14 – To San Ignacio (Belize), optional Macal River canoeing
  • Day 15 – Drive to Belize City where the tour ends

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