For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website160mexicoItineraryMexico City to Cancun 15 days Rich culture and stunning scenery - the perfect destination!Rich culture, stunning scenery, colourful markets, friendly people, tempting cuisine and the archaeological remnants from the great empires of the Aztecs, Toltecs and the Mayans. We get the most out of the stunning ruins of Palenque - our trip includes entry fee and a local guide who will bring this city, long lost in the jungle, to life.Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1 / Mexico City With no activities planned for our first day, the huge metropolis of Mexico City awaits your discovery. Day 2 / Teotihuacan Ruins - Mexico City A short drive brings us to the 'must see' archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan. The towering Pyramids of the Sun and Moon dominate the site of this ancient city built more than 1800 years ago. We return to Mexico City in the afternoon. Day 3 / Mexico City Start the day with a guided walking tour of the historic centre of this exciting capital, before heading off on your own - or with new friends - to explore the great museums, buildings and markets. Day 4 / Puebla We drive to the small city of Puebla. The almost unparalleled preservation of Spanish-colonial Puebla means a walk through the streets feels like a walk through time. Check out the charming colonial buildings and churches of this city. Day 5 / Oaxaca Next stop is Oaxaca, a convivial and colourful colonial city that has become famous as an artistic centre offering an exciting array of handicrafts and souvenirs. Day 6 / Monte Alban We visit the ancient Zapotec ruins at Monte Alban today then, in the evening, catch the night bus to San Cristobal de Las Casas in the state of Chiapas. Day 7-8 / San Cristobal Fill your day shopping along San Cristobal's narrow cobblestone streets, learning about traditional Mayan medicine or kicking back to some Latin tunes. We also visit a highland village where the indigenous inhabitants have their own distinctive colourful dress. Day 9-10 / Palenque Further on is the partially excavated jungle town of Palenque, where we explore the intricacies of these Mayan ruins in their jungle setting. Next we visit Agua Azul, where scores of dazzling white waterfalls thunder into turquoise pools surrounded by lush jungle. Day 11-12 / Merida We head to Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan. This historic city has long been a centre of Mayan culture and the Anthropological Museum is a great insight into the way of life of the ancient Mayans. Day 13-15 / Chichen Itza - Cancun On our way to Cancun, we visit the Mayan site of Chichen Itza. From our Cancun hotel, the beachside oasis of Playa del Carmen is a local bus ride away. Here we lie back and enjoy the beaches and stunning blue waters. Group size: Maximum 16.Grade: Walking Moderate / Culture Moderate.Transport: Aircon bus, Local bus, Taxi.Start Day: Monday End Day: MondayTour code: GSMCStart FinishStart Finish201107-Feb 21-Feb21-Feb 07-Mar07-Mar 21-Mar21-Mar 04-Apr04-Apr 18-Apr18-Apr 02-May02-May 16-May16-May 30-May30-May 13-Jun13-Jun 27-Jun27-Jun 11-Jul11-Jul 25-Jul25-Jul 08-Aug08-Aug 22-Aug22-Aug 05-Sep05-Sep 19-Sep19-Sep 03-Oct03-Oct 17-Oct17-Oct 31-Oct31-Oct 14-Nov14-Nov 28-Nov28-Nov 12-Dec12-Dec 26-Dec26-Dec 09-Jan201209-Jan 23-Jan23-Jan 06-Feb06-Feb 20-Feb20-Feb 05-Mar05-Mar 19-Mar19-Mar 02-Apr02-Apr 16-Apr16-Apr 30-Apr30-Apr 14-May14-May 28-May28-May 11-Jun11-Jun 25-Jun25-Jun 09-Jul
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769Mceiox161Mexico in Depth 15 days An overland adventure from Mexico City to lively Cancun.Our Mexican adventure starts in the huge metropolis of Mexico City. Nearby Teotihuacan was once Mexico's largest ancient city and is home to the huge Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Our next stop is the Spanish-built city of Oaxaca, where we can explore lively markets or relax in one of the many cafes, before visiting Monte Alban, the ancient capital of the Zapotecs. San Cristobal is a charming town with a lively, bohemian atmosphere and is home to many indigenous Indian communities. Further on is Palenque, with its magnificent jungle ruins and pristine waterfalls. We cross the Rio Usumacinta into the Yucatan Peninsula and continue on to Merida, where we visit the Mayan sites of Uxmal and Chichen Itza.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Minimum 5, maximum 15. Grade: Culture EasyInclusions: Local tour leader, local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Accommodation: 14 nights comfortable hotel Meals: 14 breakfasts. Start Day: Sunday End Day: SundayTour code: PSMIStart FinishStart Finish201109 Jan 23 Jan23 Jan 06 Feb06 Feb 20 Feb20 Feb 06 Mar06 Mar 20 Mar27 Mar 10 Apr17 Apr 01 May01 May 15 May15 May 29 May29 May 12 Jun12 Jun 26 Jun26 Jun 10 Jul17 Jul 31 Jul07 Aug 21 Aug28 Aug 11 Sep18 Sep 02 Oct09 Oct 23 Oct30 Oct 13 Nov20 Nov 04 Dec11 Dec 25 Dec25 Dec 08 Jan201208 Jan 22 Jan22 Jan 05 Feb05 Feb 19 Feb19 Feb 04 Mar11 Mar 25 Mar01 Apr 15 Apr15 Apr 29 Apr29 Apr 13 May13 May 27 May27 May 10 Jun10 Jun 24 Jun24 Jun 08 JulItineraryDay 1-3 / Mexico City Arrive in Mexico City and transfer to hotel. Excursion to Teotihuacan ruins. City tour including the Anthropology Museum. Day 4 / Puebla Drive to Oaxaca via the beautiful town of Puebla.Day 5 / Oaxaca Explore Oaxaca and Monte Alban.Day 6 / Monte Alban Drive to Chiapa de Corzo.Day 7-8 / San Cristobal Visit Sumidero and continue to San Cristobal. Explore town and surrounding Indian villages.Day 9-10 / Palenque Drive to Palenque, visit waterfalls and Mayan jungle ruins. Continue to Campeche.Day 11-12 / Merida Drive to Merida. Explore Merida city and Uxmal.Day 13-14 / Chichen Itza-Cancun Visit magnificent Chichen Itza ruins. Continue to Cancun; free day, or visit sandy beaches of Playa del Carmen.Day 15 / Cancun Tour ends.