During its heyday between the 6th and 8th centuries, Palenque was an important Mayan political centre and one which was elaborated with elegant and intricate architecture and hand-carvings. It is therefore one of the best places in Mexico to appreciate the finer details of Mayan craftsmanship and design as well as examples of art from the period and their ceremonial customs. One of the most important structures here is the Temple of Inscriptions, which contains the tomb of Pacal the Great, ruler of Palenque for nearly 70 years.

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Mirador Tour

14 Nights from £3,414 €3,196 $3,438

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

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  1. Day 1 - Departure from UK

    Day 2 - Anthropological Museum & Pyramids of Teotihuacan

    Day 3 - Mexico City at leisure

  2. Day 4 - Puebla

    Day 5 - Monte Albán

    Day 6 - Oaxaca at leisure

  3. Day 7 - Sumidero Canyon

    Day 8 - San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan

    Day 9 - San Cristobal at leisure

  4. Day 10 - Transfer to Palenque

    Day 11 - Tour of Palenque site

  5. Day 12 - Tour of Merida

    Day 13 - Uxmal excursion

  6. Day 14 - Chichén Itzá

    Day 15 - Return home

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Pacal Tour

15 Nights from £4,346 €4,315 $4,649

Visit Mayan villages, colourful weavers and the massive pyramids built by powerful civilisations that mysteriously abandoned their cities to the encoaching…

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  1. Day 1 - Flight to Mexico Cty 

    Day 2 - Flight to Vlahermosa and visit Agua Azul 

  2. Day 3 - Palenque and flight to Merida

    Day 4 - Uxmal

  3. Day 5 - Chichén Itzá

    Day 6 - Cancún

  4. Days 7-8 - Tikal

    Day 9 - Ceibal

  5. Day 10-12 - Aguateca & Antigua

  6. Day 13 - Indian market

  7. Day 14 - Lake Atitlán

    Day 15 - Market at Solola

    Day 16 - Return to UK

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Senderos Tour

15 Nights from £2,483 €2,079 $2,227

Journey overland to admire the myriad of landscapes and cultures along the route. Peeling back layers to discover ancient Mayan and Aztec pyramids, combine…

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  1. Day 1 - Flight to Mexico City

    Day 2 - Mexico City at leisure

    Day 3 - City Tour of Mexico City

    Day 4 - Pyramids of Teotihuacan & Guadalupe

  2. Day 5 - Puebla & Travel to Oaxaca

    Day 6 - Oaxaca tour & ruins of Monte Alban

    Day 7 - Site of Mitla and Teotlitan & Tule villages

  3. Day 9 - Sumidero Canyon Boat Trip

    Day 10 - City tour San Cristobal

  4. Day 11 - Misol-Ha & travel to Palenque

    Day 12 - Visit Palenque archaeological site

  5. Day 13 - Visit Uxmal ruins & travel to Merida

  6. Day 14 - Explore Chichén Itzá

    Day 15 - Playa del Carmen at leisure

    Day 16 - Return flight

    Day 17 - Arrive home

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