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Mexico Holidays

Zocalo Tour

12 Night Itinerary from £1,814

Private Individual Tour

 

Explore Aztec and Mayan pyramids, small villages, cosmopolitan Mexico City and the Yucatan peninsula with colonial history and a wide variety of stunning beach resorts

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Visit the essential and distinct regions of Mexico at a leisurely pace
  • Discover cosmopolitan Mexico City and enjoy a range of tours and excursions
  • Choose from Aztec Pyramids, world-class museums, the Floating Gardens and more
  • Stay in the colonial city of Merida 
  • Explore the Mayan ruins, nature reserves and sleepy countryside of the Yucatan
  • Visit the famous archaeological site at Chichen Itza before the crowds arrive
  • Relax on the idyllic Caribbean beaches of Playa del Carmen

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

1653 Mexico City

Mexico City - 4 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Mexico City

Days 2-4 - Optional excursions

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Day 1

Fly to Mexico City

Depart on a daytime flight to Mexico City, arriving the same evening. On arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your chosen hotel for a 4 night stay.

 


Day 2

Optional excursions 

There is much to explore and enjoy in Mexico City and its surrounding areas. We have a full range of optional optional excursions available including city tours of Mexico City's colonial and Aztec heritage. Visits include the magnificent pyramids of Teotihuacan, the Anthropolgy Museum, the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, the Chapultepec park and the Zocalo main square.


Day 3

At leisure

Explore Mexico City at your own pace.


Day 4

At leisure

Explore Mexico City at your own pace.

Zocalo Central

Mexico City - Tourist Hotel

This hotel offers good value and a very good location on a side street by the Plaza, Zacalo, Cathedral and Presidential Palace. The area is the centre of Mexican life in the city with numerous shops, bars, restaurants, and people.

The rooms are modern, well decorated, relatively small but with fresh warm colours, with private facilities, TV and telephone.

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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.

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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.

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1656 Merida

Merida - 4 Nights

Day 5 - Fly to Mérida 

Days 6-8 - At Leisure in Merida

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Day 5

Fly to Merida

Transfer to the airport and flight south to Mérida in the Yucatán peninsula where you will be met and taken to your hotel for 4 nights.


Day 6

At leisure in Merida

You have 3 days at leisure to explore colonial Merida, the surrounding countryside and the ancient archaeological sites of Uxmal, Kabah or Edzna.


Day 7

At leisure

Explore Merida at your own pace.


Day 8

At leisure

Explore Merida at your own pace.

1657 Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza and Playa del Carmen - 4 Nights

Day 9 - Chichen Itza

Days 10-12 - Playa del Carmen beach 

Day 13 - Departure

Day 14 - Arrive in the UK

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Day 9

Chichen Itza

Early morning departure to visit the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá. We arrive well before the crowds of tourists arrive enabling relaxed exploration of this most important and well preserved Mayan religious centre.

In the afternoon, continue to the Caribbean coast for 4 nights at your chosen hotel or resort by the beach at Playa del Carmen. 


Day 10

Playa del Carmen beach

Relax and enjoy the facilities of your chosen hotel and, of course, the golden white sandy beaches of Playa del Carmen.


Day 11

Relax on the beach

At leisure in Playa del Carmen.

 


Day 12

Relax on the beach

At leisure in Playa del Carmen.


Day 13

Departure

Transfer to Cancún airport for your overnight flight home.

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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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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Viceroy Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya - Deluxe Resort

The secluded award-winning Viceroy Riviera Maya resort is located on the Rivera Maya only 3 miles north of Playa del Carmen. Guests are welcomed by the Resident Shaman who performs a Mayan Blessing. After sipping a lemongrass and coconut welcome drink, the resorts’ Mayordormo butler team personally escort guests to their villa before hand-cutting a local Artisanal soap. Guests are relaxed and pampered from the minute they arrive.

There are 41 private luxury villas, each with private pool and individual butler service. Constructed with natural wood and stones and surrounded by luscious gardens, each villa features an outdoor terrace with sun loungers, dining table, handmade crochet hammock and outdoor shower. There is a spacious indoor bathroom with standing shower, separate basins and large closets. All beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers and glorious down pillows.

The La Marea restaurant offers dishes with Mediterranean, Asian, and Mexican influences. Fresh seafood and an array of chef's specialities are prepared daily. The pastry chef prepares breads, rolls, and croissants from a variety of fragrant doughs and local ingredients. The wine list represents much of the world, most notable are French, Italian and Spanish wines. The Grill serves snacks and light dishes during the day including a delicious lobster club sandwich. The Bar is one of the most exciting places at Viceroy Riviera Maya with views of the Mayan sunset and the island of Cozumel, great to meet friends for a cocktail before dinner.

The full service spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya offers guests a steam room, jacuzzi, Swiss showers with adjustable water pressure, and individual treatment areas. There is also a seaside spa area for Temazcal bath, massages, facials, treatments, tai chi, and yoga. The spa's philosophy is that the sea is a fountain of energy, where we achieve equilibrium, comfort and gain the ability to restore indispensable vital elements. The Temazcal bath combines a cleansing sweat bath with herbs, flowers, music, and a soothing massage. There is also a full service beauty salon.

There are a range of pricing options, from room only, bed and breakfast to all-inclusive. 

 

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Price Guidelines

Season
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Room Arrangement Tourist
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,814

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


What's Included

  • 14 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flight, as described
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

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