Mexico In Style

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Run by: Rainbow Tours

Reference number: ITN-MEX005

From: £4240.00

Experience the best of Mexico's iconic sights combined with luxurious hotels. Enjoy exploring vibrant lively Mexico City with its museums and nearby archaeological sites. Then head south-east to the Yucatan Peninsula to discover the colonial beauty of Merida and the fascinating architecture of Mayan ruins before unwinding on the beautiful Riviera Maya.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly direct to Mexico City and transfer to the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel located in the Polanco area of the city and close to Chapultepec Park, the largest city park in the world. Relax in your sumptuous room with views over the internal courtyard or the tree lined avenues.

Day 2 Early morning departure to Teotihuacan Pyramids, located north east of the city. Learn how Teotihuacan quickly became the largest and most populous urban centre in the New World although little is known about the ethnic groups who built the city. Spend the afternoon exploring the city including the impressive Zocala in the urban heart.

Day 3 Free day to explore this vast city from the famous Anthropology Museum to the beautiful parks and the numerous historic buildings. Much of the historic centre has been refurbished and is easy to explore by foot. The Plaza Mayor, the great main square, also known as the Zocala is always alive with people and the square is dominated by the huge Mexican flag. On the north side, on the site of the Great Teocalli or temple of the Aztecs, is the Cathedral.

Day 4 Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula. Stay three nights at the colonial style Hacienda Temozon a short distance from the city. Originally a 17th century hacienda, the property has been loving restored and is now a luxury hotel. A host of activities are offered including cooking classes, cycling and tennis and the hotel has an outdoor pool and spa.

Day 5 Full day private tour to Uxmal & Kabah along the Puuc route. Uxmal is situated on rich green fertile land providing a perfect setting for some of the most magnificent ancient pyramids, buildings and temples of the ancient Mayan world. Built during the Classic Period, Uxmal is the most famous ruin in the region. The House of the Doves is the oldest, and most damaged of the buildings at Uxmal but the remains are impressive - a long, low platform of wide columns topped by a cluster of roof-combs. The nearby Kabah is the second largest ruin of the Puuc region, located approximately 37km south of Uxmal.

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Day 7 Transfer by road to explore one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza. With your local guide enjoy a tour of this extensive site and learn about the history. The city was built by the Maya in late Classic times (AD 600-900) however by the end of the 10th century, the city was more or less abandoned. Continue by land to the Riviera Maya and your luxurious retreat, Maroma Resort & Spa, located on white sand beaches.

Day 8 Free time to relax and soak up the tropical sun. Perhaps take a scuba diving trip or snorkel the barrier reef (the second largest in the world) or cenote. You may also wish to visit the nearby ruins of Tulum, dating back to the 12th century, which are perched on the end of a cliff with a spectacular backdrop of beach and Caribbean sea.

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Day 11 Transfer to Cancun airport for your direct, return flight, to the UK

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