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Natural and Historical Highlights of Mexico Tour

PRIVATE TOUR - 11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$5252+

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.
  • Riding the Chihuahua-Pacifico train through the Copper Canyon and drinking in spellbinding views of this majestic natural sight.
  • Soaking up the gems surrounding Copper Canyon such as the Piedra Volada waterfall, Arareko Lake, Tarahumara Caves and San Ignacio Mission.
  • 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.
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Tour Overview

See the natural and historical sites in Mexico with this Yampu tour of Mexico. Your tour starts in the tranquil city of Cancun, then on to the famous Chichen-Itza to view the inspiring ruins before moving on to Mérida. From there you will fly to Mexico City for a brief stay in that big and brassy city. After a flight to Chihuahua, you will board the Chihuahua-Pacifico train (also known as the “Chepe”), which crosses Copper Canyon on the way to Los Mochis. This is truly a spectacular train journey! There are overnight stops along the way in Creel, Divisadero/Posada and Bahuichivo.

Inclusions
Prices include: Air transportation from Mérida to Mexico City, Mexico City to Chihuahua and Los Mochis to Mexico City, Hotel accommodation including daily continental or buffet breakfast, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours (in English) including all entrance fees. All entrance fees and 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 your Yampu Tours Tour Consultant.
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Single £$7011 £$8188 £$9146 £$10952

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

Cancun

Arrive at the Cancun airport and transfer to the hotel there.

Arrive at the Cancun airport and transfer to the hotel there.

Day
2

Chichen-Itza

In the morning make way to the Mayan pyramids of Chichen-Itza. 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.” Find a large ball court where Mayan men played a game called pok ta pok. Continue to Merida for the night.

In the morning make way to the Mayan pyramids of Chichen-Itza. 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.” Find a large ball court where Mayan men played a game called pok ta pok. Continue to Merida for the night.

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Day
3

Uxmal and Kebah

Enjoy today’s incredible excursion to the 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, and a climb to its summit allows for a spectacular view of the entire half-square-mile 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 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 travelers will be able to discover and enjoy. ...read less

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4

Mexico City

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Mexico City. Upon arrival in Mexico City, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon of leisure, or choose from optional excursions.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Mexico City. Upon arrival in Mexico City, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon of leisure, or choose from optional excursions.

Mexico-City
Day
5

Mexico City Walking Tour

In the morning, depart the city, heading to the breathtaking archeological site of Teotihuacan. By the afternoon, following 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 to visit some colonial palaces like the Palacio Nacional, the Metropolitan Cathedral and other beautiful architectural jewels, 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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Day
6

Chihuahua

Transfer to the airport for a flight to the colonial city of Chihuahua, in the northern part of Mexico. Once there, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to the colonial city of Chihuahua, in the northern part of Mexico. Once there, be met and transferred to your hotel.

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Day
7

Divisadero

After an early call in the morning, be transferred to the railway station to begin this magnificent journey. Board the “Chihuahua-Pacifico” train, better known as “Chepe,” which offers beautiful landscapes to visitors from Creel on. The first destination will be Divisadero, overlooking the magnificent Copper Canyon. Upon arrival at Creel station, be met and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy free time to explore the area.

After an early call in the morning, be transferred to the railway station to begin this magnificent journey. Board the “Chihuahua-Pacifico” train, better known as “Chepe,” which offers beautiful landscapes to visitors from Creel on. The first destination will be Divisadero, overlooking the magnificent Copper Canyon. Upon arrival at Creel station, be met and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon enjoy free time to explore the area.

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Day
8

Choice Excursions

After breakfast at the hotel, tour some local areas such as Arareko Lake, Tarahumara Caves and San Ignacio Mission. Take the afternoon to relax or perhaps enjoy a horseback tour (not Included)

After breakfast at the hotel, tour some local areas such as Arareko Lake, Tarahumara Caves and San Ignacio Mission. Take the afternoon to relax or perhaps enjoy a horseback tour (not Included)

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Day
9

Piedra Volada - Cerocahui

This morning, take a short tour of Piedra Volada. Then transfer to the train station to ride to Bahuichivo, another station of the “Chepe.” There, be picked up to transfer to the hotel in the old mission community of Cerocahui.

This morning, take a short tour of Piedra Volada. Then transfer to the train station to ride to Bahuichivo, another station of the “Chepe.” There, be picked up to transfer to the hotel in the old mission community of Cerocahui.

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Day
10

El Fuerte

During the morning there will be some free time to do one of the optional excursions around the area, such as the Urique Canyon excursion, overlooking the deepest point of the canyon (1,879 meters). Then back at the train station to continue the ride to El Fuerte town, which was an important mining center in the 19th century and now has turned into a preferred region for boutique hotels.

During the morning there will be some free time to do one of the optional excursions around the area, such as the Urique Canyon excursion, overlooking the deepest point of the canyon (1,879 meters). Then back at the train station to continue the ride to El Fuerte town, which was an important mining center in the 19th century and now has turned into a preferred region for boutique hotels.

Day
11

Flight Home

After having breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Los Mochis airport for a flight to Mexico City for the international flight back home.

After having breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Los Mochis airport for a flight to Mexico City for the international flight back home.

Cancún, Mexico

Merida, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Chihuahua, Mexico

Copper Canyon, Zona Centro, Chihuahua, Mexico

Places You'll See

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    Copper Canyon

    Larger and deeper than the famous Grand Canyon in the United States is the Mexican Copper Canyon. Formed by six different rivers, these canyons have a brilliant copper green color from which its name was earned. Here one can see the highest waterfall in Mexico, the Piedra Volada Falls, as well as buy goods from the traditional Native American Raramuri people.

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    Chihuahua

    Take in this marvelous City’s history with a visit to some of the many museums here in Chihuahua. Walk amongst the remaining colonial buildings while observing local artwork before stopping by the glorious temple of San Francisco, a national hero that had fought Spain for Mexico’s independence. One can also visit a local cave system nearby that is suitable for all types of mobility.

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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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    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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    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.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Cancun : Beach Scape Kin Ha Villas & Spa

Cancun : Presidente Intercontinental

Merida : Del Gobernador

Merida : Gamma by Fiesta Inn

Mexico City : Hotel NH Centro Historico

Chihuahua : Quality Inn Chihuahua

4 Star Properties

Cancun : Westin Resort & Spa

Cancun : Krystal Grand Cancun

Merida : Mision de Fray Diego

Copper Canyon : Hotel Santa Anita

5 Star Properties

Cancun : Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Cancun : Live Aqua (garden view)

Cancun : Ritz-Carlton

Cancun : Hotel Casa Turquesa

Merida : Hacienda Merida

Merida : Casa del Balam Hotel

Mexico City : Presidente InterContinental (Polanco View)

Mexico City : Hyatt Regency Mexico City

Copper Canyon : Posada Mirador Barrancas

Luxury Properties

Cancun : Live Aqua (Ocean view)

Cancun : Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort

Cancun : Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Merida : Casa Lecanda

Merida : Casa Azul Hotel

Mexico City : Las Alcobas

Mexico City : St. Regis

Mexico City : Four Seasons

Testimonials

Frank

Traveled February, 2010

Thank you very much for organizing a most successful overland trip through central-america.

I returned home safe and sound on Sunday. Thank you very much for organizing a most successful overland trip through central-america. I am thinking seriously about a third overland trip through south-america in the next year or so. Thank you again for arranging a very successful and most enjoyable itinerary. I will contact you again in the next couple of months about similar trips through south-america and the Caribbean.

Client from Charlottesville, VA

Traveled January, 2008

Thank you for arranging the WONDERFUL trip

I write to thank you for arranging the WONDERFUL trip that we took to Central America over our Christmas holidays. We visited the Mayan Ruins at Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tikal and Copan. All were fascinating, and different in their own way. We learned a great deal, and met some very nice people along the way. Every single guide and driver that you arranged were great. And we enjoyed the hotels that you selected. Thanks again to Angela who went to extra effort to make our airline reservation schedule work.

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Claire

Traveled December, 2008

Thanks it was a really great trip!

The trip was amazing and we had a great time. We particularly loved the hotel and the whole of Guatemala. We also loved the springs resort and spa, and Pelican Eyes. La Tortuga was fine and quite cute rooms a bit small though. All the guides were fantastic and no worries with any of them all transfers went very well. Thanks it was a really great trip!

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