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Cosmopolitan Mexico City, Aztec and Mayan Pyramids

12 Night Itinerary from  £2,586

Zocalo 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

Stylish cuisine

Mexico City - 4 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Mexico City

Days 2-4 - Optional excursions

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Thursday, 25 July 2024

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.


Friday, 26 July 2024

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.

Saturday, 27 July 2024

At leisure

Explore Mexico City at your own pace.

Sunday, 28 July 2024

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.

1882 Zocalo Central

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

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

Condesa DF

Mexico City - First Boutique

The Condesa DF was built in 1928 in French neoclassic style and updated by its owners with a completely new interior. Located in a tree lined street in the trendy Condesa district, the hotel has a rooftop bar, terrace with sofas and treetops all around. The interior patio restaurant serves breakfast and Japanese/Mexican modern cuisine.

The rooms are comfortable with a calm, white and natural mid tones decoration and modern bathroom. Wonderful style!

1881 Condesa DF

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
Historic Merida

Merida - 4 Nights

Day 5 - Fly to Mérida 

Days 6-8 - At Leisure in Merida

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Monday, 29 July 2024

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.

Tuesday, 30 July 2024

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.

Wednesday, 31 July 2024

At leisure

Explore Merida at your own pace.

Thursday, 01 August 2024

At leisure

Explore Merida at your own pace.

Casa del Balam

Merida - Tourist Hotel

El Hotel Casa del Balam is one of the oldest and most distinguished hotels in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula, but also one of the few original Mexican Art Deco houses left in the colonial city. Newly renovated, this historic mansion has been carefully outfitted with today's modern comforts and conveniences. The Casa del Balam has an advantageous location, situated only two blocks from the Main Square or Plaza Grande in the heart of the Historic Centre, near the Jose peon Contreras Theatre and the Yucatan University. 

The air-conditioned rooms are elegantly decorated with colonial antiques, wrought iron accessories and marble floors. 

Public facilities include a garden cafe-bar, "Las Palomas" Bistro featuring Mexican and International Cuisine and a swimming pool. 


Hacienda Mérida

Merida - Luxury Hotel

Located in the heart of the colonial centre, the Hacienda Mérida is a luxury Boutique hotel, recognised for more than 15 years as one of the best hotels in the city.

Built in a late 18th century, this historic property has been designed to provide guests with a uniquely local experience; a haven of serenity, privacy and relaxation, a sanctuary within one of the most vibrant cities in Mexico.

There is a choice of standard and executive room and suites. Each room is air-conditioned with a private bathroom including king size or twin beds, a flat screen tv, free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, hair dryer.

Public facilities include a swimming pool, bar and spa.

Hacienda Merida

Chable Yucatan

Merida - Luxury Hotel

Chable Yucatan is a small luxury hotel set in the jungle about 40 minutes drive from Merida, close the the village of Chochola where the jungle shelters the largest group of white tail, gray tail and red deer in the Yucatan. The location is also ideal for exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Celestun River, the best preserved wetlands in the Yucatan.

The accommodation is a choice of luxury Casita, a family Villa, Presidential Villa or Royal Villa. All accommodation types are air-conditioned and spacious with luxury bedrooms, lounge area with views of the jungle, private terrace, bathroom and outside moon shower. Amenities include TV, hammocks, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, FREE Wi-Fi, luxury toiletries and bathrobes. 

The ingredients for the award-winning cuisine come mainly from the hotel's traditional organic Mayan garden. There are three eating venues to enjoy. Other public facilities include a swimming pool, spa and gym. Activities such as yoga, guided walks in the jungle and trips to nearby attractions are also available.

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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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Friday, 02 August 2024

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. 

Saturday, 03 August 2024

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.

Sunday, 04 August 2024

Relax on the beach

At leisure in Playa del Carmen.


Monday, 05 August 2024

Relax on the beach

At leisure in Playa del Carmen.

Tuesday, 06 August 2024


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.

1887 Illusion Boutique

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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Le Reve

Playa del Carmen - First Boutique

Hotel Le Reve is a charming boutique hotel located on the secluded area of Xcalacoco, 7 km north of Playa del Carmen. With a magnificent white sand beach and stunning turquoise blue waters, this is the perfect scene for a romantic retreat. Le Reve has a contemporary minimal style which is reflected in the white decor and furnishings of the guest rooms and the uncluttered but striking public areas.

There are in total 25 chic rooms & suites. The Horizon suite has a queen size bed, spacious bathroom and partial ocean view from its own terrace. The Beach Front Bungalow features one king size bed, private terrace, own plunge pool and spectacular Caribbean Sea beach front.

The hotel has a lovely swimming pool area right by the edge of the beach. The Merlot Restaurant serves award-winning cuisine and there is a beach bar serving tropical drinks and cocktails. The restaurant and bar have a wonderful evening ambiance. Other facilities include a small spa and fitness room. Mexican cooking lessons are also available.

Rooms rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.



1886 Le Reve

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. 


The Coral Grill

Hip Hotel Tulum

Riviera Maya - Tourist Hotel

The Hip Hotel Tulum is the perfect choice for travellers seeking a base to explore the ruins of Tulum, which are only 0.6km from the hotel. Located on the edge of Tulum on its own gorgeous Caribbean beach, the chic Hip Hotel Tulum offers peace, tranquility and a certain infectious style. The staff have a passion for providing excellent service, as evidenced from our reviews.

The hotel has a restaurant serving Mexican fusion cuisine, a spa, beach bar and stunning white powdery beach.

There is a choice of garden view, ocean view and ocean front rooms. All rooms have an air of casual elegance, are air-conditioned, with a king size bed, hammock, storage space, a ceiling fan and private bathroom.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.



Riviera Maya - Deluxe Boutique

Originally built as a private home for an Italian Duchess, the Esencia is located on the Xpu-Ha beach, in Mexico's Riviera Maya, away from the bustle and crowds. Enjoy a two-mile stretch of white powder sand and against a sea of crystal blue water, surfaces Esencia, the essence of simplicity, elegance and beauty.

Spacious accommodations, thirty eight in total, feature mesmerising sea and garden views along with large terraces, deep soaking plunge pools and private solariums. Guests can experience Esencia in an ocean view suite, garden suite or in a special private home.

The hotel has a swimming pool, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, a spa and health club.

Rates are on a room and breakfast basis, with free morning coffee and pastries and complimentary afternoon tea. 


Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Riviera Maya - Deluxe Resort

The Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is a secluded, luxurious hideaway on Mexico's historical Yucatan Peninsula, nestled on the edge of the turquoise Caribbean and protected by 200 acres of jungle preserve. Only 30 minutes from Cancun's International Airport.

The Maroma has 65 rooms, suites and a four bedroom villa tucked among lush gardens, cooled and shaded by coconut palms on one side, open to the dazzle of sun and sea on the other. Perfect for a honeymoon or simply to indulge yourself.

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

Belmond Maroma Beach Resort and Spa

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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Zoetry Paraiso de La Bonita

Riviera Maya - Deluxe Boutique

The Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita boutique resort is set on 14 acres on the Riviera Maya with its own private beach. It is located in the heart of Puerto Morelos, near the well-preserved Puerto Morelos National Marine Park, which is one of the largest barrier reefs in the world.

Its superb Mexican architecture combines with the legacy of Mayan art and culture to create a stunning hideaway that provides all guests with endless privileges designed to create unparalleled experiences focused on luxury, wellness, romance and enrichment.

All 100 suites feature ocean views, private outdoor terraces with dining tables, living rooms, marble bathrooms with sunken bathtubs for two, separate showers with extra soothing jets, handcrafted double sinks, private mini bar, on-demand Internet access ports, two televisions plus a DVD player for film and music. Some feature private plunge pools - some with open air showers.

Public areas include a swimming pool, Thalasso Centre and spa, fitness centre, 3 restaurants, bars, lounge, library, stunning gardens and a beautiful private white sandy beach.

The rates include your own private chef and private butler.



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Chable Maroma

Riviera Maya - Luxury Hotel

Chablé Maroma is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and offers a contemporary, luxurious stay in on Maroma beach, a glorious stretch of white sand in the Riviera Maya. 

The hotel has air-conditioned King Villa's or Double Villa's on the second floor of the main building, all with views of the gardens, private outdoor area, sitting area, bathroom and many amenities including minibar, stereo, hair dryer, luxury toiletries, telephone and FREE Wi-Fi. The ground floor villas have their own private garden area. There is also a stand alone Villa and Presidential Villa.

Public areas include a stunning pool, spa, fitness centre and many beach activities to enjoy. The cuisine is sublime served in a choice of two restaurants, by the pool, bar or on the beach. Activities include paddle boarding, snorkelling, diving and kayaking.


Chable Pool

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 Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,586 £4,469 £4,755 £2,715 £4,598 £4,852
Single Traveller - Own Room £3,163 £5,841 £6,647 £3,662 £6,079 £6,862

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
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