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Ancient Cultures of Mexico Tour

PRIVATE TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2169+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Climbing the towering ancient temples of Teotihuacan, whose grandeur is awe-inspiring and panoramic views unforgettable.
  • Soaking up the historical gems of Mexico City, including colonial palaces, imposing cathedrals and atmospheric streets.
  • Touring the Coyoacán district, including the “Blue House” - Frida Kahlo’s home and now a museum dedicated to this charismatic artist.
  • Unearthing the ancient charms of Uxmal and Kabah in the Yucatan, cradling crumbling pyramids and temples from the Mayan Empire.
  • Staring in awe at the iconic Mayan-Toltec pyramids of Chichen-Itza, which dates back around 1,000 years and is an emblem of Mexico’s heritage.
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Tour Overview

The Ancient Cultures of Mexico Tour will leave you in a state of awe with the many ruins and rich history of such an influential destination! Start in Mexico City and then on to the Yucatan to see Mérida and Chichen-Itza. Founded in 1542 by the Spanish conquistadors, Mérida was built on the site of the Maya city that had already existed for centuries. Thus it may be the oldest continually occupied city in the Americas. The “white city,” as it is called, once had a higher percentage of millionaires than any other in the world. Such wealth is still evident as large and small colonial homes line its streets to this day.

This trip can be customized to fit your individual travel dates and any specific requests you may have. Your travel consultant will prepare a customized itinerary for you. Yampu offers a choice of 3-, 4-, 5-star and Deluxe hotels.

Inclusions
Price includes: Air transportation from Mexico City to Mérida, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours (in English) including all entrance fees, Meals where specified, Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

Note: Museums closed on Monday. Prices include private day tours and transfers in this itinerary. Yampu Tours believes this is the best way to experience the destination but if you are interested in group/shared tours please consult with one of our Yampu Tours Tour Consultants.
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Single £$3868 £$4531 £$5953 £$7892

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Mexico City

Upon arrival in Mexico City transfer to the hotel. Afternoon of leisure or choose from optional excursions.

Upon arrival in Mexico City transfer to the hotel. Afternoon of leisure or choose from optional excursions.

Day
2

Teotihuacan Site – Mexico City Walking Tour

In the morning depart from the city, heading to the breathtaking archeological site of Teotihuacan. By the afternoon, after a tour of the ruins, return to Mexico City to visit the first quarter—el Zocalo. Mexico City is also known as the Ciudad de los Palacios (City of Palaces). The tour continues in the main square, where one will visit some colonial palaces like the Palacio Nacional, the Metropolitan Cathedral and other beautiful architectural jewels and walk through the main streets. Continue on to the Paseo de la Reforma to admire its monuments and buildings. ...read less

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Day
3

Frida Kahlo Museum, Coyoacan and Trotzky Museum.

The Villa of Coyoacan is located in the south part of the city. Enjoy a private tour visiting the “blue house,” as it is also known, where Frida Kahlo used to live. This extraordinary painter was born and raised here. Now it is a museum, where some of her artworks and personal belongings are displayed. The tour continues in Coyoacan’s main plaza—one of the first quarters built during Hernan Cortes’ government. Beautiful architecture can be seen in many colonial buildings and houses throughout this residential area. The Leon Trotsky Museum is located close to the Frida Kahlo Museum. It is an old house, where Trotsky lived after he was expelled from Russia and where he found refuge in Mexico City. ...read less

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4

Merida

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Merida, the “white city.” Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Merida, the “white city.” Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

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Day
5

Uxmal and Kabah

Enjoy today’s incredible excursion to the wonderful archeological sites of Uxmal and Kabah. Uxmal was built around 700 A.D. The rich green fertile land provides a perfect setting for some of the most magnificent ancient pyramids, buildings and temples of the ancient Mayan world. One can sense the history here while walking around and gazing at the stunning architecture and majestic layout of this ancient city. The Piramide del Adivino (the Oracle’s Pyramid) stands majestically above other buildings. A climb to its summit rewards travelers with spectacular views of the entire ancient city. Kabah is located south of Uxmal connecting both archeological sites by a grand 18-kilometer-long pedestrian causeway with monumental arches at each end. Kabah is the second largest ruin of the Puuc region, after Uxmal. The most famous structure at the Kabah ruins is the Palacio de las Mascaras (the Palace of the Masks), the facade decorated with hundreds of stone masks of the long-nosed rain god, Chaac. It is also known as the Codz Poop, meaning “Rolled Matting.” The site also has a number of other palaces, low stone buildings and step-pyramid temples one will be able to discover and enjoy. ...read less

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6

Chichen-Itza

After breakfast, leave Merida making way to the ancient archeological site of Chichen-Itza. The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichen-Itza are over 1,500 years old. The site is divided into three sections. The north grouping of structures is distinctly Toltec in style. The central group appears to be from the early period. The southern group is known as “The Old Chichen.” One will find a large ball court where Mayan men played a game called pok ta pok. It had deep religious and political significance, sometimes culminating in human sacrifice. Continue to Cancun for the night. ...read less

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Day
7

Flight Home

Transfer to Cancun airport for your flight back home or stay a few nights in a hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya.

Transfer to Cancun airport for your flight back home or stay a few nights in a hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya.

Mexico City, Mexico

Merida, Mexico

Cancún, Mexico

Places You'll See

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    Mexico City

    From the bustling nightlife, to the massive collection of museums, Mexico City appeals to all. Bring the family to Six Flags Mexico, or the Chapultepec Park and Zoo. Sports fans can enjoy the Estadio Azteca, the biggest soccer stadium in the world, or the Arena Mexico to watch the famous Lucha Libre. Or simply stroll the streets and visit different restaurants and shops.

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    Cancun

    From historical relics of Mayan civilization, to sandy beaches, Cancun has it all. Visit El Meco, a substantial archeological site on the mainland, or The Interactive Aquarium of Cancun where you can get acquainted with all sorts of aquatic life, and even swim with dolphins. If an aquarium isn’t exciting enough, dive into the sea with some of Cancun’s best scuba diving instructors.

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    Merida

    Take in the Colonial architecture while visiting the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. Merida is a bustling city overflowing with culture and history. Explore the art scene with some stops at local museums including the MACAY Gallery. Find souvenirs and other fun things at the bustling and colorful Lucas de Galvez market, and learn about ancient Maya culture at The Great Museum of the Maya World.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Mexico City : Hotel NH Centro Historico

Merida : Del Gobernador

Merida : Gamma by Fiesta Inn

Cancun : Presidente Intercontinental

Cancun : Beach Scape Kin Ha Villas & Spa

4 Star Properties

Mexico City : Hampton Inn & Suites (deluxe)

Merida : Mision de Fray Diego

Cancun : Westin Resort & Spa

Cancun : Krystal Grand Cancun

5 Star Properties

Mexico City : Presidente InterContinental (Polanco View)

Mexico City : Hyatt Regency Mexico City

Merida : Hacienda Merida

Merida : Casa del Balam Hotel

Cancun : Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Cancun : Live Aqua (garden view)

Cancun : Ritz-Carlton

Cancun : Hotel Casa Turquesa

Luxury Properties

Mexico City : Las Alcobas

Mexico City : St. Regis

Mexico City : Four Seasons

Merida : Casa Lecanda

Merida : Casa Azul Hotel

Cancun : Live Aqua (Ocean view)

Cancun : Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort

Cancun : Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Testimonials

Reinhard, German clients

Traveled March, 2010

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour, many thanks. We were able to see many different regions and aspects of Mexico making it a simply fascinating experience. We had a great time in Mexico City and Taxko (sadly Puebla was flooded and had to be taken out of the itinerary), and were able to take in the Aztek culture and Spanish colonial architecture. Then in the north, Copper Canyon (bigger than the Grand Canyon in the US) and the amazing train journey. The trip at the end to Baja California we managed to see the grey whales and the Yucatan and beautiful Maya ruins. The exposure to these very different areas in a short time made this a truly memorable journey.

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Reinhard, German clients

Traveled March, 2010

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour, many thanks. We were able to see many different regions and aspects of Mexico making it a simply fascinating experience. We had a great time in Mexico City and Taxko (sadly Puebla was flooded and had to be taken out of the itinerary), and were able to take in the Aztek culture and Spanish colonial architecture. Then in the north, Copper Canyon (bigger than the Grand Canyon in the US) and the amazing train journey. The trip at the end to Baja California we managed to see the grey whales and the Yucatan and beautiful Maya ruins. The exposure to these very different areas in a short time made this a truly memorable journey.

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Tonya

Traveled August, 2008

Great beaches and fantastic nightlife

We had a wonderful time, thank you! We loved Mexico City and the City tour. Teotihuacan, Uxmal, & Kabah were amazing. By the time we went to Chichen Itza we were a little tired of archaeological sites! But, I was glad to see them. Cancun was very touristy. We did go down to Playa Del Carmen and had a wonderful time there. I would recommend anyone to visit Playa Del Carmen. Great beaches and fantastic nightlife! All in all we had a very pleasant time. We both agreed we would go back to Playa Del Carmen since it’s only 2 hours from Miami. Thank you for all your help!

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