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Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension (Festival Premium) - Explore!
21 days

Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension (Festival Premium)

From Mexico City to Merida
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
US $4,450
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Places You’ll See

  • Mexico City
    Mexico City
  • Teotihuacan
    Teotihuacan
  • Oaxaca
    Oaxaca
  • Canon del Sumidero
    Canon del Sumidero
  • San Cristobel de Las Casas
    San Cristobel de Las Casas
  • Agua Azul
    Agua Azul
  • Palenque
    Palenque
  • Tikal
    Tikal
  • San Ignacio
    San Ignacio
  • Belize City
    Belize City
  • Caye Caulker
    Caye Caulker
  • Merida
    Merida
  • Uxmal
    Uxmal
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Explore the streets and markets of Oaxaca
  • See the impressive Mexico City Anthropological Museum
  • Visit the Maya metropolis and temples of Guatemala
  • Bask in views from colonial San Cristobal de las Casas

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour in Mexico City
    Start point Hotel Fontan, Hotel reception, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 24, Colonia Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06040 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico 18:30
  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; Day of the Dead celebrations
  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 waterfall
  10. Day 10: Discover the important Mayan site of Palenque
  11. Day 11: Drive to Frontera Corozal; travel by boat to Yaxchilan and drive to Flores
  12. Day 12: Free day; optional boat trip on Lake Peten Itza
  13. Day 13: Explore the great Mayan metropolis of Tikal (Guatemala)
  14. Day 14: 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
    End point Hotel Colonial, Hotel reception, Calle 62 476, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, 97000 Centro, Yuc., Mexico 07:00
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What's included

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  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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    May 17, 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.
    Trip date: January 2018
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    May 17, 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.
    Trip date: October 2018
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    • Is transport included?

      Transport is included on this tour.

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      A guide will accompany you on the tour.

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      Selected meals are included as per the itinerary.

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    • About the countries

      Currencies

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      Vaccines

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