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Contrasts of Mexico MX

Tour Duration 15 Days

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Mexico & Guatemala Adventure

This exciting journey explores the fiery and mysterious land of the Aztecs and the Maya. From the valleys of Oaxaca in Mexico to the jungles of Guatemala, we tour colonial cities, discover ancient sites and search out the perfect locations for some down time. We visit the impressive Mayan sites of Tikal and Palenque, as well as lesser known sites such as Monte Alban, Bonampak and Yaxchila, and the pyramids at Teotihuacan. We also take a boat trip through the impressive Sumidero Canyon and explore the historic city of Antigua.

Tour Highlights

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

  • 9
    Travel to Palenque via the little visited Tonina ruins

  • 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
    To San Ignacio (Belize), optional Macal River canoeing

  • 15
    Drive to Belize City where the tour ends

Tour notes

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Contrasts of Mexico
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Included meals 1 0 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
13 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Lodge
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18