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Treasures of Mexico - Riviera Maya, Yucatan peninsula and Mexico city
10 days / 9 nights

Countries visited:

Tour highlights:
Mexico city
Teotihuacan archaeological city
Our lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Chichen Itza
Playa de Carmen
Isla Mujeres





Day 1 Mexico city, Mexico
Arrive at Mexico city Airport and enjoy transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Mexico city - Teotihuacan - Mexico city
Your first day starts with a trip to Teotihuacan, the largest archaeological city ever to exist on the American continents and one of the most impressive sites of the Aztec World. Climb the impressive pyramids and imagine how this was once central America’s greatest city.
Later, return to Mexico city for a visit of the Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited religious site in Latin America, where is considered that in 1531 a 'Lady from Heaven' appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City. Built in the 16th Century, this Shrine is a wonderful example of Spanish Baroque Art. In the afternoon, discover Mexico City. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest church in all Latin America, housing a lot of treasures of the colonial period. Next is the National Palace and the historic Garibaldi square, best known as the home place of mariachi music, where you can feel the local spirit.

Day 3 Mexico city - Mérida (flight)
Today you have a flight which will takes you to the beautiful white-stone city of Mérida, the capital of the Yucatan state. Have free time at the afternoon and explore the charming town and visit the buzzing market district, where you can pick up handicrafts, hammocks and traditional travel treasures like ponchos and sombreros.

Day 4 Mérida - Campeche
In the morning have a city tour of Mérida to learn about the history and passion of colonial Mexico. Stroll the Paseo de Montejo, modeled after the Champs Elysees in Paris and lined with beautiful Spanish mansions. See the Central Plaza with the ornate Casa Montejo, the massive cathedral and the Palacio Nacional. After lunch, continue on to the fort city of Campeche. During the Colonial Era the city was the most important port in the Peninsula and now a must to visit is the old city, starting from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra - the main entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campeche. Overnight in Campeche.

Day 5 Campeche - Uxmal - Chichen Itza
Today, you will travel to La Ruta Puuc for a further taste of Maya history and culture. Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal. From the Governor's Palace to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, you'll be guided through one of the best-preserved ceremonial centres of any Maya city in the world. Continue driving for 2 hours more until you get to Chichen Itza, one of the greatest Mayan centres. In the evening perhaps attend the Light and Sound Show at the archaeological site. Overnight in Chichen Itza.

Day 6 Chichen Itza
Start the day with a visit of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza – the best preserved and most famous ruins in Mexico. Learn about the time temples and how the Mayan calendar worked as you explore the spectacular ancient ceremonial center and the fascinating snail-shaped observatory. Explore the imposing El Castillo, flanked by the Temple of the Warriors and the great Ball Court, the largest of its kind in Central America. Have time to visit the museum, once you are here, and the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 7 Chichen Itza - Cancun - Riviera Maya
Leave Chichen Itza and head to one of the most exotic places in Mexico - Riviera Maya and the Caribbean’s premier destination - Cancun. Enjoy an accommodation in one of the many beach resorts in the area and have the next two days for relaxation and different activities.

Day 8 Cancun - Playa del Carmen - Cancun
Have a free day or take a trip to one of the region’s top destination cities - Playa del Carmen. A very popular spot for snorkeling and diving, Playa del Carmen is also famous with its underwater caves and coral reefs. Take a swim in the azure waters, go for shopping or try the local restaurants, offering fresh seafood and authentic specialties.

Day 9 Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Cancun
Today get more of Cancun’s action and crystal clear waters by visiting the famous Isla Mujeres. You can choose between a large number of activities that the island offers to the visitors or just enjoy a day at the Caribbean beachside.

Day 10 Cancun departure
Transfer to the Cancun Airport for your final departure. *

  • If you wish you can extend your Riviera beach stay with some extra nights. Countries visited: Mexico