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Mexico Holidays

Mayan Pyramids, Colonial Cities and the Yucatan Peninsula

14 Night Itinerary from  £3,074

Ninos Mayas Tour

Discover the fortress cities built by the ancient Mayas with huge pyramids and the pioneers in the observation of the universe. After the culture, relax on the beach!

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Our specially-designed tour to Mexico with direct flights to Cancun
  • Embark on a self-drive programme through the popular Yucatan Peninsula
  • Explore magnificent Mayan pyramids to fire the imaginations of your children
  • Take a dip in a natural underground cenote
  • Stroll through the colonial centre of Merida on a three night stay
  • Relax in the sun at a beach resort on the Riviera Maya
  • Optional activities, such as swimming with dolphins or snorkelling at Xel-ha
  • Ideal for couples and families

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

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Cancun - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Departure on daytime flight to Cancun

Day 2 - Cancun

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Monday, 20 May 2024

Fly from the UK to Cancun

Depart on a daytime flight direct to Cancun. On arrival, you will be met by our guide and taken to your hotel for a 2 night stay. Your guide will run through your programme and ensure it meets all the requirements of your family.

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

At leisure in Cancun

Enjoy the facilities of your hotel or explore Cancun at your leisure. There is an opportunity to meet a local family in Cancun where your children will be able to exchange views and insights into life in Mexico compared to back home (please note this service needs to be pre-booked prior to departing, please discuss with our expert tour advisors).

Illusion Boutique

Playa del Carmen - Tourist Boutique

Illusion Boutique Hotel is a small hotel in the centre of Playa del Carmen, between the main street "Quinta Avenida" and the beach, which is located only a 2 minute walk walk down the road. It is ideal for everyone who likes to be within walking distance of all the attractions, shops, restaurants, bars and the beach. Although, please note this also means a certain amount of activity and street noise.

The hotel is for adults over 18. There are 196 comfortable rooms and suites with private facilities, the Maison Pierre Bistro on the ground floor serving breakfast and international and French-Mexican cuisine. The roof top has "La Vista" Bar serving drinks and snacks, an outdoor plunge pool (30 square metres) and solarium with sun loungers. There is also a spa.

Rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Fairmont Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen - Deluxe Resort

Located within an incredible 240 acres of tropical forest and designed around crystal clear waterways, the Fairmont Mayakoba has the sense of a grand Mexican home. The grounds and gardens are something special, with golf carts to get around the site and trails to explore.

The 401 beautifully appointed air-conditioned bedrooms and 34 beach and lagoon casitas have one king or two queen beds, spacious bathrooms with a soaker tub and separate shower, some with private terrace or well sized balcony, Bose wave radio, CD player and 32"LCD TV.

Guests spend their days enjoying one of the resorts 5 swimming pools, perhaps horseback riding on the beach, enjoying a round at Mayakoba's own golf course or in their private spa. Included in the price are a guided catamaran tour, use of sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling equipment, boogie boards, beach balls, volleyball, beach games and competitions.

For additional cost (payable locally), you can take a coral reef snorkelling expedition, lessons in windsurfing, kite boarding, yoga, catamaran sailing and windsurfer rental. 

There are three restaurants to choose from. The Brisas is a stunning beachfront eatery offering delicious seafood and international dishes. El Puerto is the place for dinner with a menu of Latin/Asian choices and the Laguna Restaurant offers superb Mexican cuisine.

The resort also has two bars, cafe and a beautiful spa.

Playa del Carmen is located only 10 minutes away. The town is a great place to spend an evenings with a good choice of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. 

Great for Families:

There are many facilities to keep children of all ages stimulated, with children aged 5-11 being able to take advantage of the Discovery Club and Adventure Camp. Children aged 0-5 eat for free when dining with their parents. 

Rooms are on a bed and breakfast basis. Other room packages are available.


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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza - 2 Nights

Day 3 - Chichen Itza

Day 4 - Chichen Itza

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Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Chichen Itza

You will collect your self-drive car, ready for your Mexican adventure! Drive to Chichen-Itza and stay for two nights to explore the magnificent Mayan pyramids and ancient buildings where they practiced human sacrifice and observed the movement of the heavens. 

There is also the opportunity to visit the nearby Ikil Cenote, a large ancient sinkhole in the ground (produced by the limestone earth falling through) with vegetation growing all around and access to the water level so that you can go for an underground swim.

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Chichen Itza

Up early for a sunrise view of Chichen Itza.

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Uxmal - 2 Nights

Day 5 -  Drive to Uxmal

Day 6 - Visit Uxmal

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Friday, 24 May 2024

Drive to Uxmal

Today you drive to Uxmal, we you stay for two nights at a family friendly hotel close to the ruins. Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel.

Saturday, 25 May 2024

Visit Uxmal and Kabah

Explore the ancient archeological site of Uxmal today. The well preserved buildings here are in a 'Puuc' style (Uxmal was the 'Puuc' religious and administrative centre between 7th and 10th centuries) and all feature unique finely carved façades in magnificent stucco. Also worth a visit is nearby Kabah, the second largest regional centre in 'Puuc' times. 

Historic Merida

Merida - 3 Nights

Day 7 - Drive to Merida

Days 8-9 - Family adventures in Merida

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Sunday, 26 May 2024

Drive to Merida

Drive to Merida, where we stay for 3 nights at a family friendly hotel.

Monday, 27 May 2024

Family adventures in Merida

Enjoy 2 days exploring this historic, aristocratic city. Visit the cathedral, the famous Paseo de Montejo and the colonial "Zocalo" main square where local people and families go for a stroll and watch the world go by.

Veloso Tours has a special programme of optional excursions and activities designed to appeal to families with teenage children, including: swimming in a cenote, cycle tours of the city, Spanish lessons , spend time with a local family, Mexican cooking lessons, learn about Mayan history at the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Family adventures in Merida

Explore at your leisure or take an optional excursion.

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Playa del Carmen Beach - 5 Nights

Days 10-14 - Playa del Carmen beach resort

Day 15 - Return home

Day 16 - Arrive in the UK

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Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Playa del Carmen beach resort

Drive to Cancun via a visit to the city of Izamal (known as the Yellow City) and Dzipnut, the sacrificial lake and now a natural cenote - ideal for a swim. Drive to Cancun airport and return the car, from where we will transfer your family to the Mekehal Beach Resort Playa del Carmen, where you stay for 5 nights on a half board basis.

The Mahekal Beach Resort has comfortable rooms, a swimming pool, extensive gardens, restaurant, bar and is right on the beach. There are many optional excursions available at the resort including swimming with dolphins, a visit to Tulum ruins overlooking the ocean, snorkelling at Xel-Ha and enjoy the wide range of water-sports on the beach in front of the hotel. 

Thursday, 30 May 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach.

Friday, 31 May 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach.

Saturday, 01 June 2024

At leisure

At leisure at your beach resort.

Sunday, 02 June 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach.

Monday, 03 June 2024

Return home

Transfer to the airport for overnight flight back to the UK.

Tuesday, 04 June 2024

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Mahekal Beach Resort

Playa del Carmen - First Resort

Nestled between lush tropical gardens, a pristine white sand beach and the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea, Mahékal is one of the most picturesque Hotels in Playa del Carmen.

The 121 rooms are divided into three sections, each with a different atmosphere - Caribe Ocean, Caribbean Garden view and Aventura Ocean. All rooms have private facilities, a patio or balcony with hammocks and air conditioned. Some rooms have their own plunge pool or outdoor shower. In keeping with a relaxed environment, there are no televisions, radios or telephones in the rooms.

The hotel's facilities include two pools and jacuzzi, two restaurants and bar. Water sports such as scuba diving or windsurfing can be arranged at the hotel. The hotel is conveniently located to the shops and restaurants of 5th Avenue, or La Quinta as it is known locally and only 50 minutes from Cancun Airport.

What's included:

The resort offers a half board (breakfast and dinner breakfast and lunch). Drinks are additional.

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Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 21 Oct-23 Jun 24 Jun-17 Aug
Room Arrangement Tourist Tourist
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,074 £3,182

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 / 13 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers, as described
  • 4 door self drive car carrying up to 4 people 
  • Veloso Tours self-drive pack including maps and local guides
  • Access to Veloso Tours family optional excursions programme
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • Children aged 7-11 years old have a 20% reduction when sharing a room

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