Experience some of Mexico's highlights on this 9 day Signature Mexico tour, from Mexico City, via Merida and Chichen Itza to the stunning Caribbean!
Begin in lively and vibrant Mexico City, exploring the cobblestone streets of traditional neighborhoods, the central historical area, complete with majestic cathedrals, 400 year old building rich in history, and one of the largest main plazas in the world. There is fantastic food to sample, including fine dining, arts and music - be sure to check out the beautiful Aztec sun calendar at the renowned National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. Have fun exploring the canals of Xochimilco on colourful, traditional flower-adorned gondola-like boats. Mexico City is built on top of an ancient lake, and this tour allows you to experience the last remnants of a vast water transport system built by the Aztecs. Not to be missed, a visit to the ancient city of Teotihuacan to see the pyramids of the sun and moon - explore on foot and take to the skies and float in a hot air balloon right over the top!
Fly to Merida, in the Yucatan Peninsula, rich in Mayan and colonial heritage. Sample local tacos and other typical dishes on a street food tour, the local ice cream is a wonderful treat in the hot tropical weather!
Chichen Itza, one of the most well-known and magnificent Mayan ruins in Mexico is your next stop, before heading to the Riviera Maya, the magnificent coastline along Mexico's Caribbean Sea. Spend your days soaking up the sun in either Playa del Carmen or Cancun, on white sand beaches and swimming in turquoise oceans.
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Viva's Best Bits...
There is so much to see and do in Mexico City, see the amazing Aztec Sun Calendar at the wonderful museum of Anthropology - we have also left some free time to explore as you wish, one recommendation is the fun "Museo de Arte Popular".
Learn about authentic Mexico food as you stroll colourful Merida on our street eats tour. Tacos, quesadillas, gorditas...there is so much to try, and save room for the local ice cream or paletas - mamey flavour is one of our favourites!
"The Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun are fascinating to explore, and to top it all off, float over in a hot air balloon - the early morning start is well worth it!" Tara, Team Viva