Mexico City & Riviera Maya

From Mexico City to Cancun
  • Mexico
  • Custom
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Tour Description

Visit Mexico City, rich with historic sites and unique culture, before continuing your journey to the Mexican Riviera, a popular tourist destination due to its charming coastal towns, rich ancient history and ruins as well as crystal clear turquoise waters.

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Relax at white sand beaches and pristine waters in Cancun

Discover Chichen Itza, a world-famous archaeological site of Mayan ruins

Visit vibrant and colourful Mexico City bustling with markets and trendy restaurants

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Mexico City

Mexico City lies in the heart of Central Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the oldest capital in the Americas. It has a rich history and colourful culture.
Arrive any time & transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Mexico City

Day 2
Mexico City Tour Includes Museum of Anthropology

Embark on our magnificent Mexico City small group tour. Mexico City is, built on top of the ruins of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Our first stop is the Zocalo (main square), one of the largest public squares in the world. We will visit the Catedral Metropolitana – the largest church in Latin America and the Palacio Nacional, which hosts Diego Rivera’s murals depicting the history of Mexico. We continue to a handicraft market, where we will have time for some browsing. We then drive along the famous boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, built during the short-lived reign of Emperor Maximilian to connect the main square and his castle in Chapultepec. Our last stop is the Museum of Anthropology, where we will have time to explore the treasures of the Aztec culture.
*Operates only from Sunday to Friday.
Overnight Mexico City

Day 3
Teotihuacan Pyramids & Guadalupe Shrine

Today join our half day small shared Mexico City Tour. Visit the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan, located 50km northeast of Mexico City, stopping on the way at the “Plaza de las Tres Culturas”, where three cultures converge: Aztec, Spanish, and contemporary Mexican. Continue to the Shrine de Guadalupe, Latin America’s most revered religious shrine. It is here where the Virgin of Guadalupe is said to have appeared before an Indian named Juan Diego in 1531, and an image of her was miraculously emblazoned on his cloak. There is time to explore the New Basilica de Guadalupe (the Old Basilica, built in 1700, is slowly sinking) and to see Juan Diego’s cloak. We continue to Teotihuacan, one of the most impressive cities of the ancient world, held sacred by the Aztecs. Explore its temples, palaces and pyramids, including the Quetzalpapalotl Palace, the Pyramid of the Moon, and the immense Pyramid of the Sun, ranked among the biggest in the world. Shrine of Guadalupe not available to visit on December 11th and 12th. On completion of your tour, return to Mexico City and you will be taken to your hotel. Overnight Mexico City

Day 4
Mexico City Merida

Transfer from your hotel to Mexico City airport. (Flight included).
Arrival transfer from Merida airport to your hotel.
Merida was founded in 1542, built on the site of the ancient Maya city T’ho, meaning “city of five hills” in reference to its pyramids. It is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán, and the largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula.
Overnight in Merida

Day 5
Uxmal and Kabah

We will visit the archaeological site of Uxmal, a World Heritage Site, located 80km south of Merida. Its architecture is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with a profusion of symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting the long-nosed rain god Chaac. We will explore the magnificent buildings, including the House of the Magician – which dominates the site, the Nunnery, and the House of Turtles. We continue to Kabah, with its amazing Palace of the Masks, covered in nearly 300 masks of Chaac. Includes lunch.
Overnight in Merida

Day 6
Merida Cancun via Chichen Itza

This morning you will be collected from your hotel for your onward road journey to Cancun with a visit enroute to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, located 120km east of Merida. Chichen Itza – one of the New 7 Wonders of the World – is the best restored of Yucatan’s Mayan sites. Explore the magnificent ruins set in a dense jungle, including the Pyramid of Kukulcan, its height and striking geometric design dominating the whole site, the Great Ball Court, the largest andmost impressive in Mesoamerica, the Sacred Cenote, a natural well used for human sacrifice, and many other beautiful temples. After lunch, continue the road journey to the white sandy beaches of Cancun. This journey will take approximately 2 and half hours. On arrival in Cancun, you will be taken to your hotel.
Overnight in Cancun

Day 7
Cancun

Today is a free day for you to enjoy the white sand beaches and pristine waters of Cancun.
Cancun was once a small and remote fishing village and part of the ancient Mayan civilization. With its strategic location, it is a major gateway to the Mayan World and the Caribbean. With its miles of pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters and its proximity to legendary archaeological sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itza, Cancun is unequalled in its ability to offer cultural gems, natural beauty and infinite activities.
Overnight in Cancun

Day 8
Cancun

Today is a free day for you to enjoy the white sand beaches and pristine waters of Cancun.
Overnight in Cancun

Day 9
Cancun Depart

At the appropriate time, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Cancun airport for your onward flight.
**Extend your stay. Discuss your options with our travel advisors

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 8 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily & 2 Lunches
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers & day tours on a shared basis
  • Included Copy 20 Internal flight from Mexico City to Cancun
Transportation
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Duration

9 days

Price from

$1,205 USD

Per person, twin share

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