Welcome to Mexico

Mexico lies between the USA to the North, and Guatemala and Belize to the South East. Its colourful history as the land of the Mayan and Aztec peoples means that it is home to impressive ruins and archaeological sites. This tour will include visits to Tulum, one of the last inhabited Mayan cities, and Chichen Itza, one of the mythical Mayan great cities known as ‘Tollans’. Optional excursions including swimming with dolphins and exploring an ecological waterpark, all while enjoying the remarkable climate, cuisine and coastline that Mexico has to offer.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ancient ruins of the Mayan civilisation
  • Have the opportunity to swim with dolphins
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Sea
  • Embrace Thrilling zip-wires and kayaking in a Riviera Maya ecological park
  • Visit a Mayan village and try some authentic Mexican food
  • Dates & Prices

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    April 27 - May 9, 2017 (13 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2099 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1099 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 2099 2099 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 1099 1099 Contact us for availability

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    A looming pyramid known as El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulcan, stands out against a bright blue sky. This Mesoamerican step-pyramid dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site
  • A catamaran yacht is anchored in clear blue oceans, while a snorkeler is exploring the underwater paradise

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 4-star accommodation
    • All meals
    • Hot, soft and specified alcoholic drinks
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Tulum Archaeological tour
    • Coba Archaeological Tour with visit to a local Mayan family
    • Chichen Itza (optional)
    • Riviera Maya Ecological Park (optional)
    • Swimming with Dolphins (optional)
    • Jungle Buggy Tour (optional)
    A row of palm trees are silhouetted against the sinking sun and a bright orange sky

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Thursday 27th April

Arrive in Mexico.

We’ll arrive in Cancun in the early afternoon and transfer to our beach front hotel in the heart of the Riviera Maya.

This evening we shall rendevous for our first of many group dinners.

Dinner included. Overnight in Riviera Maya.

Friday 28th April

Your chance to spend the day relaxing at our fabulous 4* resort, and to sample the extensive all-inclusive services surrounding the beach, the swimming pool, spa and the fine selection of organised activities. All meals and drinks are included. Night time entertainment includes live music and theatre performances.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Saturday 29th April

Today there is the chance to go on a fascinating half day excursion to the Mayan remains at Tulum.

This includes a guided tour of the ancient site followed by some free time afterwards to indulge in personal exploration and acclimatisation to the sunshine and the mysteries of Mexico’s rich historic heritage. The rest of the day is free to spend at leisure.

Tulum was one of the last inhabited Mayan cities and flourished between the 13th and 15th centuries. Remarkably, it even survived for some 70 years after the Spanish seizure and occupation of Mexico. Tulum’s archaeological site is relatively compact and is among the best preserved compared to many other settlements in the vicinity. Its proximity to modern developments along Mexico’s Caribbean coastline (such as Cancún), has made it one of the most popular of all Mayan sites in the Yucatan region and Mexico’s third most-visited archaeological site, after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Sunday 30th April

A free day to relax in the idyllic surroundings of the Riviera Maya.

A further option is to visit the nearby resort of Playa Del Carmen which began as a small fishing town on the Riviera Maya coastline, which extends south from Cancún to Tulum. Less affected by mass tourism than resorts such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen nonetheless offers many interesting shops, colourful bars and fine restaurants along its very own version of Fifth Avenue, which is attractively imbued with a relaxed and distinctly European atmosphere.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Monday 1st May

Today features an option to take a full day excursion to Chichen Itza, one of Mexico’s most celebrated historic cultural attractions. This Pre-Colombian Mayan city is believed to have been one of the mythical ‘Tollans’ (or ‘great cities’) which are intriguingly referred to in later central American literature. It’s possible that this particular settlement may have featured the most diverse population of any in the Mayan world, judging by the variety of architectural styles to be found here.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Tuesday 2nd May

Today is free to enjoy at your own leisure, relaxing on the beach or having a swim in the sea.

You may wish to join our optional excursion. We will be driving jungle buggies to a freshwater cave where there will be the opportunity to swim in it’s crystalline water. After, we will visit a Mayan colony before returning back to base.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Wednesday 3rd May

Today is free to explore at your own leisure. Whether that be sunning on the beach, a dip in the pool or a swim in the sea.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Thursday 4th May

Today we journey on a half day excursion to the ancient archaeological ruins at Coba. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing at individual leisure.

Coba was a large Pre-Columbian city of the Maya civilization located in the state of Quintana Roo. The site contains several large temple pyramids, the tallest of these being known as the ‘Nohoch Mul’, at a height of 42 metres this is the tallest pyramid on the entire Yucatán peninsula. It’s estimated that Coba once housed some 50,000 inhabitants in a built area which once extended over an area of 80 square kilometres and its significance has led to it becoming a major Mexican attraction both nationally and internationally. The Ancient Pyramid, unlike Chichen Itza’s Kukulkan Pyramid, still offers visitors the opportunity to climb the 120 steps to its summit.

As part of our tour we’ll be visiting a small Mayan family house for a fascinating insight into how these proud indigenous people live today, together with a chance to sample some delicious traditional, homemade food and peruse a range of handmade craft souvenirs.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Friday 5th May

This full day adventure tour includes opportunities for snorkelling, zip-wire activity and kayaking. A combination of geological and climate factors have here created a remarkable and unique ecosystem where a network of caves and underground rivers were created by the extraordinary processes of nature some 6,500 years ago. Mexico’s Eco-Parks offer a diverse range of activities amid a jungle and a subterranean world which the ancient Mayans regarded as sacred. One particularly unforgettable experience here is to descend on a high suspended zip-line over the Sacred Lake, flanked by spectacular surroundings. There are also opportunities for kayaking or snorkelling in the unique cenotes.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Saturday 6th May

Today brings a memorable invitation to enter the aquatic world and to swim alongside Dolphins.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Sunday 7th May

Today is perhaps one for relaxing by the pool, on the beach, or perhaps it may be time to indulge yourself in sheer luxury at the spa.

All meals included. Overnight in Riviera Maya

Monday 8th May

A free morning

Some time to reflect and savour our final taste of Mexico’s many delights, before departure to catch our return flight.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight on return flight home.