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Contrasts of Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula MXY

Tour Duration 21 Days

Mexico, Guatemala and Belize Adventure

Join us in Mexico as we explore colonial cities, exotic jungles and traditional villages. From the valleys of Oaxaca to the rainforests of Guatemala and Yucatan, we uncover ancient ruins of lost civilisations. We visit the complex of pyramids, terraces and rock carvings of Monte Alban and discover the ruins of ancient temples deep in the jungles of Palenque. We also explore the Mayan metropolis of Tikal, the Maya-Toltec ruins of Tulum, Chichen Itza and the well preserved murals at Bonampak. Along the way we sail through the vast Sumidero Canyon and explore the colonial town of San Cristobal. We also spend time on the tropical island of Caye Caulker, relaxing on the sandy beaches and snorkelling in the clear waters of the Caribbean coast.

Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • Caye Caulker - Relax on this laid-back Caribbean island. Opportunity to snorkel over the coral reefs
  • Tulum - An amazingly photogenic coastal Maya site
  • Chichen Itza - A spectacular Maya Toltec site, now declared one of 'The New Seven Wonders of the World'


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 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
    To San Ignacio (Belize), optional Macal River canoeing

  • 15
    Drive to Belize City and transfer to Caye Caulker

  • 16
    Relax on Caye Caulker; optional trip to observe manatees

  • 17
    Fly to Corozal then drive to Valladolid via Tulum

  • 18
    Discover Valladolid before continuing to Piste

  • 19
    Explore Chichen Itza; travel to Merida

  • 20
    Visit the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal

  • 21
    Tour ends Merida

Tour notes

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Contrasts of Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula
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Why Book this tour
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, Flight, Ferry
19 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Lodge
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18