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Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension - Explore!

Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension

21 days
4.4
(4)
From Mexico City to Merida
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124748
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Highlights

  • Wander through the enchanting Palenque ruins
  • Explore the streets and markets of delightful Oaxaca
  • Visit the Mayan metropolis and temples of Guatemala
  • See the impressive Mexico City Anthropological Museum

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Itinerary

Start in Mexico City and end in Merida! With the In-depth Cultural tour Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension, you have a 21 days tour package taking you through Mexico City, Mexico and 22 other destinations in Latin America. Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour in Mexico City
  2. Day 2: Mexico City tour including the Museum of Anthropology
  3. Day 3: Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Basilica de Guadalupe
  4. Day 4: Journey to Oaxaca; free to explore the colonial city
  5. Day 5: Visit the ancient complex of pyramids of Monte Alban
  6. Day 6: Journey to Tehuantepec via the Mitla ruins
  7. Day 7: Sumidero Canyon boat trip then head to San Cristobal
  8. Day 8: Discover the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan
  9. Day 9: Travel to Palenque via the Roberto Barrios waterfalls
  10. Day 10: Discover the important Mayan site of Palenque
  11. Day 11: Drive to Frontera Corozal; travel by boat to Yaxchilan
  12. Day 12: Head to Flores, optional boat trip on Lake Peten Itza
  13. Day 13: Explore the great Mayan metropolis of Tikal (Guatemala)
  14. Day 14: Travel to San Ignacio (Belize)
  15. Day 15: Drive to Belize City and boat to Caye Caulker
  16. Day 16: Relax on Caye Caulker; optional trip to observe manatees
  17. Day 17: Boat back to the mainland then drive to Bacalar
  18. Day 18: Visit Tulum before driving to Valladolid
  19. Day 19: Explore Chichen Itza; travel to Merida
  20. Day 20: Visit the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal
  21. Day 21: Tour ends Merida
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Good
    4.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.7
  • Food
    Average
    3.0
  • 4.5
  • Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension reviewer 1
    · October 17th, 2021
    Izuzetno putovanja sa izuzetnim vodičem. Meksiko je prekrasan zemlja I treba je svakako posjetiti više puta.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hello Dunja, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review from your trip to Mexico. We’re very happy to see you have rated the overall experience 5 star, and the guides we provided for your trip were able to add to your enjoyment. I do... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
  • C
    · March 6th, 2020
    There are some long bus journeys which are not obvious in the trip notes. Our guide Ana was one of the best, most knowledgeable I have ever come across as well as funny. I was a little disappointed in the food but the ancient sites we saw were... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review, Ana is a fantastic Tour Leader and I've no doubt she showed you the absolute best of Mexico. We will review trip notes to make sure long driving days are clearer. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip :)
    Trip date: February 2020
  • C
    · February 9th, 2020
    An excellent introduction to Mexico as the itinerary suggested. A very knowledgeable guide who enthused the group with her passion.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you so much Chris for your comments and delighted that you enjoyed Mexico and the varied itinerary. We spend a great deal of time in training and mentoring our Tour Leaders so it is very pleasing to hear that this comes through on the tour... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Your advice to take US dollars is a bit misleading; they are useful in Guatemala and Belize, but it is possible to get Mexican pesos readily in the UK now, so you might was well take those for the Mexican parts of the trip and save changing currency twice.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you had a nice trip.
    Trip date: January 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    It would be useful to include breakfasts in the overall cost. This would save time at hotels as we had mainly early starts and having to wait for bills then paying for breakfast with busy waiters was an additional hassle/rush.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for your overall positive review. Our Product Team will review the feedback on breakfasts, and see where improvements could be made.
    Trip date: October 2018
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21 days
Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension
From Mexico City to Merida
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  • Currencies
    BZ$
    Belize Dollar
    Belize
    Q
    Quetzal
    Guatemala
    $
    Mexican Peso
    Mexico
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G, I.

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    Belize, Guatemala and Mexico
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    Belize, Guatemala and Mexico
    Type G
    Belize and Guatemala
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    Guatemala
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Belize and Guatemala. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Belize. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Guatemala. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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