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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 modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

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.

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.

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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


Transfer to Cancún airport for your overnight flight home.

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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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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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.



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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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Price Guidelines

Travel Dates
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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