Project Mexico - Tour 3
Price: *£2,045 / $2,550 per person (Single Supplement £645 / $805)
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 (4th 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 - 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 - Fly 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 - Eclipse Day
A short coach trip from our hotel to the eclipse centre line which is close to the longest duration point of the eclipse.
Day 6 - 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 - 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 - 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.
Day 9 to Day 14 - 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 (17th 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 £2,045 / $2,550 per person
*Please note these costings are based on May 2020 prices and are subject to change
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 £645 / $805.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner approximately 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all 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 £850 and £1,150 and from the US about $630 to $1,200 (depending on the US departure point).
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project Mexico/US FAQ page here.