Discover the Temples of the Aztecs & Mayans
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Discover the ancient temples of the Aztecs and the Mayans on this 14-night Mexico itinerary. Beginning in Mexico City, you'll visit the renowned Teotihuacan archaeological complex before heading to the colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas where you'll enjoy a fascinating tour. Next, you'll discover the beautiful Agua Azul Waterfalls and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palenque. You'll conclude your holiday on the beautiful Riviera Maya coastline, staying in an all-inclusive luxury resort.

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Hotel Bo
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal
  • 8 nights at the 5-star UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya
Day 1
Fly from UK to Mexico

Upon arrival in Mexico City, you'll be collected by private driver and transferred to the first accommodation on your itinerary.

Day 1-3
2 nights at Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

With an elegant and classic design, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City is a luxury property situated in the heart of Mexico's capital. Guests can benefit from a selection of luxurious rooms and suites, dine across four restaurants and bars, and retreat to the wellness centre for rejuvenating treatments.

Day 2
Mexico City & Teotihuacan

Begin with a tour of Mexico City, visiting sites such as Templo Mayor (a 13th-century Aztec temple), the baroque Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors, and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by Diego Rivera. Afterwards, you'll visit the ancient archaeological site of Teotihuacan, a vast complex of temples, palaces, and pyramids held sacred by the Aztecs. Comprised of the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon, and the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan is one of the most important archaeological sites across Mexico, showcasing the exquisite ingenuity of the ancient Mesoamerican civilisations.

Day 3
Fly from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutiérrez

After breakfast, a private driver will collect you from the hotel to transfer you back to the airport for your flight to Tuxtla Gutiérrez in southern Mexico. Upon arrival, meet your driver at the airport for a transfer to the dock for your boating tour through the spectacular Sumidero Canyon, one of Mexico's most impressive natural reserves.

Day 3
Sumidero Canyon Boat Tour & Chiapa de Corzo

Embark on an incredible boating tour through the immense Sumidero Canyon. Surrounded by the Sumidero Canyon National Park, this vast geological formation was created some 36 million years ago, and is composed of towering walls of calcareous rock that soar up from the Grijalva River at heights of more than 1,000 metres, and are dotted with shadowy caves and picturesque cascades.

Before the tour ends, your will enjoy a visit to Chiapa de Corzo, a small town that was the original settlement founded by the Spanish conquistadores in the Chiapas region, boasting beautiful architecture.

Day 3-5
2 nights at Hotel Bo

Set within tranquil courtyard gardens, Hotel Bo is a boutique hotel ideally situated in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas. The hotel features a dedicated relaxation room, an on-site restaurant, and a selection of stylish rooms. 

Day 4
San Cristobal de las Casas

Explore the charming colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas on a private tour, nestled in the highlands of Chiapas. The town is known for its excellently preserved colonial architecture, which includes beautiful, white-washed buildings and the magnificent San Cristóbal Cathedral with its striking yellow façade.

You'll browse the handicraft markets that dot the front of the church, where Tzotzil Indians from the surroundings hills visit to trade, after which you'll then visit the Tzotzil Indian villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, where you can observe their fascinating customs; the Tzotzils are direct descendants from the ancient Maya and still maintain some of their unique costumes and beliefs.

Day 5
Road transfer from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque

Today you'll be collected by private driver and taken to the next accommodation on your itinerary. En route to Palenque, you will visit the beautiful Agua Azul Waterfalls.

Day 5
Agua Azul Waterfalls

The Agua Azul Waterfalls of Chiapas are a series of beautiful cascading waters on the Xanil River, renowned for their striking turquoise colour. Here, over 500 individual cascades create incredible turquoise-coloured pools that are encircled by lush, verdant rainforest, creating a spectacular contrast in vivid colour. There are several viewing platforms from which you can observe the falls as they thunder down into their pools.

Day 5-7
2 nights at Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal

In an ideal location near the ancient ruins of Palenque, Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal is a rustic property that is reminiscent in its design of a Mayan palace complex. Boasting suites with their own private pools, the hotel features tropical gardens, a restaurant serving regional dishes, and a spa. 

Day 6

Visit the mesmerising archaeological ruins of Palenque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located just 7km outside of the town of Palenque. An ancient Mayan city, Palenque flourished between AD 600 and 800, and is surrounded by lush rainforest. Here you can explore the magnificent ruins, including the Temple of the Inscriptions, which is the tallest and most stately of Palenque’s buildings, the Temple of the Sun, adorned with a prominent roof comb, and The Palace, whose interior boasts a labyrinth of corridors and rooms.

Day 7
Fly from Villahermosa to Cancun

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and meet your driver for a private road transfer to the international airport in Villahermosa for a flight to Cancun. Upon landing, you'll be collected at the airport and taken to a beachfront resort in the beautiful Riviera Maya.

Day 7-15
8 nights at UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya

An adults-only property, UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya is a luxury all-inclusive resort offering modern, contemporary accommodation and stylish facilities. Set on a beautiful beachfront, guests can enjoy a wealth of watersports, as well as a rejuvenating spa and five excellent restaurants. 

Day 8-14
Riviera Maya

One of Mexico's most beautiful coastlines, Riviera Maya is renowned for its long stretches of sandy beaches and turquoise water. During your stay, you'll enjoy snorkelling in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, home to hundreds of fish species and numerous species of turtle including hawksbill, leatherback, and green turtles.

You'll embark on a catamaran sailing excursion to Isla Mujeres, known for its beaches and snorkelling opportunities. Once on the island, you'll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, before heading to the beach where a variety of watersports are on offer. 

Day 15-16
Fly from Cancun to UK

After breakfast, your driver will collect and transfer you to the international airport for your flight back to the UK.

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Hotel Bo
  • 2 nights at the 4-star Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal
  • 8 nights at the 5-star UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya
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