Project Mexico - Tour 3 (FULLY BOOKED - WAITLIST ONLY)
Price: *GB£2,710 / US$3,225 per person (Single Supplement GB£995 / US$1,185)
Duration: 14 Days from 4 April 2024
Highlights: Mexico City, Torreon, Cancun, Coba, Valladolid, Uxmal, Merida, Chichen Itza, Riviera Maya
Includes: See below Day 14 of itinerary for full details of all inclusions
Day 1 (4 April 2024) - Arrival in Mexico City
Arrive in vibrant Mexico City and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay. When they arrived here Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes and his men were awestruck by the sight of the imposing temples of the Aztecs. Surrounded by some of the finest buildings of the colonial era, lay the remnants of one of the Aztecs’ principal monuments, the Templo Mayor. Its mysterious shapes stand as a haunting tribute to the pre-Hispanic civilization that flourished here long ago.
Days 2 and 3 (5 and 6 April 2024) - Enjoy vibrant Mexico City with optional excursions available
Enjoy accommodation in the financial and cultural district, steps away from the most important streets, Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida Juarez. Optional visits will include Xochimilco floating gardens, Frida Kahlo's neighbourhood Coyoacan, Guadalupe Shrine and the pyramids of the Sun and Moon at Teotihuacan.
Day 4 (7 April 2024) - Travel to Torreon, our base for the eclipse
Fly across Mexico’s wide central desert plain region for two nights in Torreon. Torreon lies along the Nazas River and is a city of contrasts in the middle of semi-desert. A relatively new city by Mexican standards, it lies at the heart of much of Mexico's industrial development.
Day 5 (8 April 2024) - Eclipse Day
Travel by coach to the eclipse centre line which is close to the longest duration point of the eclipse. Return to Torreon after the eclipse for overnight.
Day 6 (9 April 2024) - Fly to Cancun, the gateway to the Yucatan Peninsula
Today fly to Cancun, the gateway to the Yucatan peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. Stay overnight in this lively beachside resort.
Day 7 (10 April 2024) - Travel into the heart of the Yucatan via Coba and Valladolid to Merida
Today travel via the Mayan ruins at Coba and the colonial city of Valladolid to Merida for a two-night stay. Though a bustling city of about 700,000, Merida retains its colonial charm and has a laid-back tempo that delights visitors. It has a rich Mayan and colonial heritage and makes a good base from which to explore the Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal.
Day 8 (11 April 2024) - Today visit the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal
The archaeological site of Uxmal, a World Heritage Site, is located 80km south of Merida. Its architecture is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with a profusion of symbolic motifs and sculptures depicting the long-nosed rain god Chaac. On your return to Merida, enjoy a brief orientation tour of this fascinating town.
Day 9 to Day 14 (12 to 17 April 2024) - Travel via Chichen Itza to the beautiful Riviera Maya for a 5-night stay on this beautiful coastline
Today tour Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and the best restored of Yucatan’s Mayan sites. Explore the magnificent ruins set in a dense jungle, including the Pyramid of Kukulcan – its height and striking geometric design dominating the whole site. Afterwards continue onwards to Tulum, the gateway to the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. Riviera Maya is your beachside base for the next five nights.
Day 14 (17 April 2024) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour. Join your return flight from Cancun (unless you have chosen to extend your stay).
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price GB£2,710 / US$3,225 per person
*Please note these costings have been updated in February 2023 and are governed by the Price Guarantee in our Terms and Conditions.
*The Rate of Exchange used in this project is GB 1 = US 1.19
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to your hotel check-out on Day 14.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of GB£995 / US$1,185.
International flights to connect to this tour can be requested by you when fares and schedules are available, or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Current return air fares from London into Mexico City and out of Cancun are between about GB£850 and GB£1,150 and from the US about US$630 to US$1,200 (depending on the US departure point).
Arrival and Departure airport transfers and assistance are offered at additional cost (Mexico City - GBP £85 / USD $100 per person each way and Riviera Maya - £89 / $105 per person each way). If you are arranging your own airport transfers, then the tour starts at the hotel after check in (from 3pm) on Day 1 and services end at the hotel after check out (from 10am) on the final day of your tour. Authorised taxis are readily available at Mexico City Airport and information is available via the following link - https://www.aicm.com.mx/pasajeros/servicios/prestadores-de-servicios/transportes/taxis
In Riviera Maya the hotel reception will be able to assist with any departure airport transfers required.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project Mexico/US FAQ page here.