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Contrasts of Mexico MX

Trip Duration 15 Days

Mexico & Guatemala Adventure

This exciting journey explores the mysterious land of the Aztecs, Zapotecs and the Maya. From the valleys of Oaxaca in Mexico to the jungles of Guatemala, we tour colonial cities and discover ancient sites. We visit the impressive Maya sites of Tikal and Palenque, as well as lesser known sites of Monte Alban, Bonampak and Yaxchilan, and the pyramids at Teotihuacan. We also take a boat trip through the impressive Sumidero Canyon and visit the Mayan towns of San Cristobal and San Juan Chamula.

Tour Highlights

  • Palenque - Arguably the most enchanting of the ancient Maya ruins, set in dense jungle
  • Oaxaca - Explore the streets and markets of this delightful UNESCO World Heritage city
  • Tikal (Guatemala) - Discover this Mayan metropolis, where temples scattered over a vast area stand tall above the surrounding jungle
  • Mexico City Anthropological Museum - An impressive collection of precolonial artefacts
  • San Cristobal de las Casas - A beautiful highland colonial market town, surrounded by modern day Maya villages


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour in Mexico City

  • 2
    Mexico City tour including the Museum of Anthropology

  • 3
    Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Basilica de Guadalupe

  • 4
    Journey to Oaxaca; free to explore the colonial city

  • 5
    Visit the ancient complex of pyramids of Monte Alban

  • 6
    Journey to Chiapa del Corzo via Mitla

  • 7
    Sumidero Canyon boat trip then head to San Cristobal

  • 8
    Free Day to explore San Cristobal de las Casas

  • 9
    Travel to Palenque via the Agua Azul Waterfall

  • 10
    Discover the important Mayan site of Palenque

  • 11
    Drive to Frontera Corozal; travel by boat to Yaxchilan

  • 12
    Head to Flores, optional boat trip on Lake Peten Itza

  • 13
    Explore the great Mayan metropolis of Tikal (Guatemala)

  • 14
    Travel to San Ignacio (Belize)

  • 15
    Drive to Belize City Airport where the tour ends

Trip notes

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Contrasts of Mexico
Why Book this trip
We have planned some of the dates of this tour to coincide with the Day of the Dead Festival in Mexico. This festival is celebrated throughout Mexico and focuses on family and friends praying for and remembering loved ones who have died. You will witness the celebrations from Oaxaca.
Included meals 1 0 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
13 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Lodge
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18