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Irresistible Culture and Beach Vacation in Mexico

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PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$4459+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Luxuriating on the soft white sands of Cancun, admiring views of the turquoise sea and letting any sign of stress melt away.
  • Soaking up the historical gems of Mexico City, including colonial palaces, imposing cathedrals and atmospheric streets.
  • 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.
  • Unearthing the ancient charms of Uxmal and Kabah in the Yucatan, cradling crumbling pyramids and temples from the Mayan Empire.
  • Observing the traditions of the highland villages in Chiapas, including the distinctive dress, colorful markets and festivals.
  • Wander along trails lacing their way through Palenque, an ancient Mayan ceremonial center in the heart of the lowland jungle.
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Tour Overview

Let Yampu guide you through Mexico City, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque, Mérida, and Chichen-Itza with a stupendous Mexico beach vacation! The Irresistible Culture and Beach Vacation in Mexico tour allows Yampu travelers to be enthralled by the country’s rich culture and history as well as relax by the magnificent Mexican Beaches. At the end of your tour, spend 4 nights in the small town of Playa del Carmen or choose to stay in a resort along the Maya Riviera

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 accommodations.

Inclusions
Price includes: Air transportation from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Villahermosa 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, Some optional activities include golf, various water sports, swimming with dolphins or a shark watching expedition (seasonal).
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Pricing Details
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Double £$4036 £$4459 £$6403 £$8697
Single £$7294 £$8100 £$12028 £$16617

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 at leisure or choose from optional excursions.

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

Day
2

Teotihuacan – Mexico City tour

In the morning, depart the city heading to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. By the afternoon, after a magnificent 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 sites and walk through the main streets. Continue to the Paseo de la Reforma to admire its monuments and buildings. ...read less

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3

San Cristobal

Early morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez. Upon arrival, be greeted for airport reception and transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas. On the way, visit the enormous Sumidero Canyon to enjoy a boat ride. Live an unforgettable experience sailing throughout the Grijalva River all across a geological fault formed millions of years ago with dramatic cliffs of up to one-kilometer-high and the river's depth of up to 100 meters deep; the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon is located near San Cristobal de las Casas in the state of Chiapas. Wild monkeys and iguanas inhabit the area, among other different wild animals. ...read less

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4

Tour Local Villages

Today, enjoy a half-day tour of the Indian villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Each village has its own distinctive highland dress as well as a weekly market and numerous festivals honoring patron saints and other special religious days. Afterwards, walk through the colonial streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, a jewel right in the heart of the Chiapas highlands. The indigenous soul of the town coexists harmoniously with its colonial charm, making it an enchanting place to visit.

Today, enjoy a half-day tour of the Indian villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Each village has its own distinctive highland dress as well as a weekly market and numerous festivals honoring patron saints and other special religious days. Afterwards, walk through the colonial streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, a jewel right in the heart of the Chiapas highlands. The indigenous soul of the town coexists harmoniously with its colonial charm, making it an enchanting place to visit.

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5

Agua Azul - Palenque

Get back on the road, winding along mountain lanes to the small town of Palenque. On the way, visit the Agua Azul (“Blue Water”) waterfalls.

Get back on the road, winding along mountain lanes to the small town of Palenque. On the way, visit the Agua Azul (“Blue Water”) waterfalls.

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Day
6

Palenque- Villahermosa

Enjoy a visit to the archeological site of Palenque. Walk through the same paths as the great Mayan Lords, and feel the charm and mystery of this culture. The Mayan site of Palenque is located northwest of the Mayan lowlands in Chiapas, Mexico. Surrounded by the jungle, it is considered one of the most important archeological sites of Mesoamerica, a ceremonial center and home to a number of Mayan Lords. There are religious temples, plazas, open courts and a ball court, but most of the structures are palaces. Artifacts discovered at this site tell us about the Mayan Lords and in particular of Lord Pacal, one of the best-known Lords of the Mayan civilization. Continue to Villahermosa for the night. ...read less

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Day
7

Merida

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Merida, the “white city”; transfer to the hotel.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Merida, the “white city”; transfer to the hotel.

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Day
8

Uxmal and Kabah

Enjoy today’s 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 pyramids, buildings and temples of the ancient Mayan world. One can sense history here while walking around and gazing at the stunning architecture and layout of this old city. The Piramide del Adivino (the Oracle’s Pyramid) stands majestically above other buildings, and a climb to its summit will reward with spectacular views of the entire half-square-mile ancient city. Kabah is located south of Uxmal, and both archaeological sites are connected 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), its facade decorated with hundreds of stone masks of the long-nosed rain god Chaac. The site also has a number of other palaces, low stone buildings, and step-pyramid temples one can discover and enjoy. ...read less

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Day
9

Chichen-Itza

After breakfast, leave Merida on the way to the ancient archeological site of Chichen-Itza. The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichen-Itza are more than 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.” It is here where one will find a large ball court where Mayan men played a game called pok ta pok, full of symbolism and drama. Continue to a Playa del Carmen hotel or a resort in the Maya Riviera for the night. ...read less

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10

Day of Leisure

Day of leisure to enjoy the optional activities at the resort. Breakfast included (see optional activities below, not included in cost).

Day of leisure to enjoy the optional activities at the resort. Breakfast included (see optional activities below, not included in cost).

Cenotes-Mexico
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11

Day of Leisure

Day of leisure to enjoy the optional activities at the resort. Breakfast included (see optional activities below, not included in cost).

Day of leisure to enjoy the optional activities at the resort. Breakfast included (see optional activities below, not included in cost).

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Day
12

Day of Leisure

Day of leisure to enjoy the optional activities at the resort. Breakfast included (see optional activities below, not included in cost).

Day of leisure to enjoy the optional activities at the resort. Breakfast included (see optional activities below, not included in cost).

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Day
13

Flight Home

Check-out of resort and transfer to the Cancun airport for the international flight home.

Check-out of resort and transfer to the Cancun airport for the international flight home.

Mexico City, Mexico

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Palenque, Mexico

Villahermosa, Mexico

Merida, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, 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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    Palenque

    Containing some of the finest architecture, Palenque was once a Maya city state that had been abandoned to be swallowed by the Mexican jungle. Now partially excavated, eight temples and other structures stand today. It is believed that this is only ten percent of the entire Maya City that is still mostly consumed by nature. Enjoy a guided tour and learn what there is of this ancient city.

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    Villahermosa

    Villahermosa is an important business center for Mexican oil companies, rich in farming and agriculture, and the capital city of the Mexican state of Tabasco. Visit La Venta, an archeological site consisting of pieces from the Olmec civilization, the first major civilization in Mexico.

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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.

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    Playa del Carmen

    With a distinctive European touch, Playa del Carmen is a relaxed coastal resort town that can be enjoyed in many ways. Enjoy snorkeling and diving while learning about the local aquatic creatures including the kind sunfish, chasing sardines or maybe glimpse the peaceful manatee. Aside from the aquatics, one can walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the nightlife and shopping offered as well.

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

Hotel Bo (Ik suite)

b¨o is a luxury boutique hotel whose roots are born in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas Chiapas, where stands to renew their traditions surrounded by stunning scenery, colonial streets and a world of art, textiles and culture to discover. It’s a cozy, authentic and with architecture that blends with the region, differing with great originality and character of the typical space, which makes it a destination in itself.

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3 Star Properties

Mexico City : Hotel NH Centro Historico

San Cristobal de las Casas : Ciudad Real Centro Historico

San Cristobal de las Casas : Diego de Mazariegos

Palenque : Mision Palenque

Villahermosa : Hilton Villahermosa & Conference

Merida : Del Gobernador

Merida : Gamma by Fiesta Inn

Playa del Carmen : La Tortuga Hotel & Spa

Playa del Carmen : Hotel Las Golondrinas

Playa del Carmen : Hotel Playa del Karma

4 Star Properties

Mexico City : Hampton Inn & Suites (deluxe)

San Cristobal de las Casas : Villa Mercedes San Cristobal

Palenque : Villa Mercedes Palenque

Palenque : Chan-kah Resort Village

: Villahermosa Marriott Hotel

Villahermosa : Quinta Real Villahermosa

Villahermosa : Hyatt Regency Villahermosa

Merida : Mision de Fray Diego

Playa del Carmen : Hotel Petit Lafitte

Playa del Carmen : Mahekal Beach Resort

Playa del Carmen : Illusion Hotel

5 Star Properties

Mexico City : Hyatt Regency Mexico City

San Cristobal de las Casas : Casa del Alma Boutique Hotel

San Cristobal de las Casas : Hotel Bo (deluxe room)

Palenque : Quinta Cha Nab Nal (standard)

Villahermosa : Quinta Real Villahermosa (Grand class suite),

Merida : Hacienda Merida

Merida : Casa del Balam Hotel

Playa del Carmen And The Maya Riviera : Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar

Luxury Properties

Mexico City : Las Alcobas

Mexico City : Four Seasons

Mexico City : St. Regis

San Cristobal de las Casas : Parador San Juan de Dios (Master suite)

Palenque : Quinta Cha Nab Nal (deluxe Suite)

San Cristobal de las Casas : Hotel Bo (Ik suite)

Villahermosa : Hilton Villahermosa & Conference (Deluxe suite)

Merida : Casa Lecanda

Merida : Casa Azul Hotel

Riviera Maya : Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

Playa del Carmen : Hotel Esencia

Testimonials

Leelani F.

Traveled May, 2013

your sales consultants have an excellent way with dealing with clients

Thank you very very much for our wonderful tour of South America. you have done such a wonderful job of looking after us and I must thank you for it. I do not know whether you are aware, but your sales consultants have an excellent way with dealing with clients. They works with them beautifully. I do appreciate how they would always telephone me. And attended to all our requirements (which was changing constantly).We have recommended you to a lot of friends. you will be hearing from them, hopefully, soon. Thank you once again.

Ghadeer

Traveled January, 2009

We will definitely be contacting Yampu tours for our trip next year to Central America.

First I would like to thank Kontiki (or Yampu Tours) for making our trip to Mexico so smooth. You all did a wonderful job. We will definitely be contacting Yampu tours for our trip next year to Central America.

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Zoe, UK client

Traveled September, 2009

The itinerary was perfect

We had a fantastic time! The itinerary was perfect. I’d thoroughly recommend Yagul. Although it’s less well known, and less visited (apart from the archeologists we were the only people there), it’s on the way to Mitla and is very picturesque and has the second largest ball court in Mesoamerica!

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