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Mayan Pyramids and Colonial Heritage

14 Night Itinerary from  £3,786

Mirador Tour

A land steeped in ancient history, colonial past and scattered with Mayan and Aztec pyramids. We include the stunning Chiapas region with villages nestled in mountains.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Discover an ancient land dotted with massive Maya and Aztec pyramids
  • Visit the pre-Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan and the hillside town of Puebla
  • Be guided around an ancient Zapotec archaeological site
  • Enjoy a boat trip through the dramatic Sumidero Canyon
  • Explore San Cristóbal's cobbled streets and markets
  • Visit three of the most important Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, Uxmal & Palenque

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Teotihuacan (10)

Mexico City - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Departure from UK

Day 2 - Anthropological Museum and pyramids of Teotihuacan

Day 3 - Optional visit to Puebla and Cholula 

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Thursday, 25 July 2024

Departure from UK

Take a daytime flight to Mexico City, arriving the same evening, where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel for 3 nights. This is also the opportunity for our guide to provide you advice, explain your programme and answer any questions you may have.

Friday, 26 July 2024

Anthropological Museum and the pyramids of Teotihuacan

We take an excursion to the famous Anthropological Museum, housing a magnificent collection of Aztec and Mayan artefacts, great Olmec stone heads, burial tombs, exquisite pottery and ceramics. We continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacan (500BC- 700 AD) with the immense Pyramid of the Sun, the third largest in the world.

Saturday, 27 July 2024

At leisure in Mexico City 

Today explore Mexico City at your leisure or take an optional excursion to visit the town of Puebla, known for its colonial art and architecture. Continue to visit the archaeological site of Cholula, famous for the most voluminous of all the American pyramids.

Las Alcobas

Mexico City - Deluxe Boutique

Las Alcobas is a modern centrally located boutique hotel in the trendy, chic area of Polanco close to Reformat and Vondesa.

The hotel has 35 comfortable rooms, each on the small side but very well equipped with special lighting and a bathroom with a menu of five different spa baths that can be prepared for you. There are two gourmet restaurants with acclaimed chefs preparing exquisite, new wave Mexican and International cuisine.

1883 Las Alcobas

La Casona

Mexico City - Tourist Hotel

A delightful colonial house which retains its charm and grandeur by the careful restoration and décor. The antique collection of its Swiss owners decorate the rooms and halls, warm Mexican hues colour the walls and hardwood covers the floors.

The rooms all have air-conditioning, heating and en suite bathrooms. There is a gym, roof patio and restaurant which extends into the small courtyard. With only 30 rooms, the service is personal and the atmosphere cosy and friendly.

1880 La Casona

Four Seasons

Mexico City - Deluxe Hotel

The 5* Four Seasons Hotel is ideally situated on the Paseo de la Reforma (near Chapultepec Park and the museums), an ideal base to explore one of the world's largest and most dynamic capitals.

There are 240 guest rooms with modern amenities and some overlook the courtyard and fountains. The Reforma 500 restaurant offers a unmatched dining experience. There is also a pool and a spa.

1879 Four Seasons
Puebla Mountains

Oaxaca - 3 Nights

Day 4 - Fly to Oaxana

Day 5 - Monte Albán

Day 6 - At leisure in Oaxaca 

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Sunday, 28 July 2024


Morning transfer to the airport and fly to Oaxaca, where we will stay for 3-nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Monday, 29 July 2024

Oaxaca tour and Monte Albán

In the morning, you'll visit the impressive Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban, a world heritage site spectacularly situated on a mountain 400 metres above the Oaxaca Valley. Explore the Gran Plaza, the Ball Court, the Observatory, and the Palace. We return to Oaxaca for a tour of the colourful markets, ornate buildings, churches, elegant archways, balconies, decorative grill work and charming plazas.

Tuesday, 30 July 2024

At leisure in Oaxaca 

A day free to relax and explore the city in your own pace. Oaxaca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its indigenous culture, fascinating history of many conflicts and a strong colonial heritage. Highlights include markets selling local crafts, woodcarvings and textiles, the Baroque cathedral and Zocalo.

San Cristobal

San Cristobal - 3 Nights

Day 7 - Sumidero Canyon

Day 8 - San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan

Day 9 - At leisure in San Cristobal 

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Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Sumidero Canyon

We fly to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and on to the Sumidero Canyon. A mighty fissure dropping 1000m into the earth whose sheer sides are blanketed with lush jungle, home to a variety of wildlife. We take a boat trip along the river and afterwards continue to the colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas for 3 nights.

Thursday, 01 August 2024

San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan

A fascinating day today as we travel to villages hidden in the remote mountain. Here, we visit the villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán where the local people have preserved their culture. We also explore the fascinating rustic church with a blend of pagan and catholic symbols.

Friday, 02 August 2024

San Cristobal at leisure

A day free to relax and enjoy San Cristobal at your own pace. It's a pleasure to explore the cobbled streets and markets, set in a gorgeous highland valley surrounded by pine forest. It's a popular destination for tourists, with a great selection of hotels and a cosmopolitan range of cafes, bars and restaurants.


Palenque - 1 Night

Day 10 - Transfer to Palenque

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Saturday, 03 August 2024

Transfer to Palenque

We drive to Palenque today, arriving at the Mision Hotel, beautifully integrated with the jungle, where we overnight.

Historic Merida

Merida - 3 Nights

Day 11 - Palenque and Merida

Day 12 - Tour of Merida

Day 13 - Uxmal excursion

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Sunday, 04 August 2024

Palenque and Merida

In the morning we explore the important Mayan archaeological site at Palenque. We walk among the ornate pyramids and temples, set on the edge of the rainforest, in an atmosphere of serenity and mystery.

In the afternoon we drive to Villahermosa and, if time allows, stop at La Venta Park to admire the huge Olmec Heads, before your flight to Merida. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 3 night stay.

Monday, 05 August 2024

Tour of Merida

We visit the historic city Merida. The main plaza is a garden bordered by colonial buildings central to Mexican town life, fiestas and people watching.

Tuesday, 06 August 2024

Uxmal excursion

Today we take a guided excursion to the extensive site of Uxmal, perfectly restored, showing the intricate stone lattice work and mosaics, a fine example of the ornate Puuc style. The Pyramid of the Magician rises above the surrounding vegetation and overlooks the magnificent landscape of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza - 1 Night

Day 14 - Chichén Itzá

Day 15 - Return home

Day 16 - Arrive in the UK

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Wednesday, 07 August 2024

Chichén Itzá

This morning we drive to the mighty Chichén Itzá, a blend of the Toltec and Mayan cultures. The monuments here have few decorations and the massive pyramids, temples and astrological observatory are evidence of the impressive power and knowledge of their rulers. Time to visit the site at leisure and overnight at our nearby hotel.

Thursday, 08 August 2024

Return home

A chance to re-visit Chichen Itza in the morning. In the afternoon, we transfer to Cancún airport for your overnight flight home. You can also choose to extend your trip to wind down for a few days on the beach.

Friday, 09 August 2024

Arrive in the UK

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 31 Dec -17 Mar, 12 Oct-11 Dec 18 Mar-19 July, 12 Dec-30 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,786 £5,278 £3,893 £5,400
Single Traveller - Own Room £5,421 £7,305 £6,194 £7,971

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

What's Included

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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