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This itinerary showcases Mexico’s vibrant cities, diverse culture, impressive architecture and stunning coast, staying at beautifully restored haciendas and visiting Mayan sites as you go. There’s such a wide variety to explore here, which makes this trip perfect for a first-time visit.
Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be privately transferred to your accommodation.
After settling in, the rest of your day will be spent at leisure.
Enjoy a tailored half day exploration of Mexico City.
You may like to visit the Zocalo, the city’s main plaza flanked by the National Palace, the Palace of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Don’t miss the view from above into the Templo Mayor Aztec archaeological site, which showcases pre-Columbian ruins.
Today you’ll embark on a privately guided visit to the UNESCO-listed archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, renowned for having the third and fourth largest pyramidal structures in the world.
You’ll also visit the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Merida, the so-called capital of the Yucatan Peninsula built on the site of an ancient Mayan city.
After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day will be spent at your leisure.
Enjoy a free day to explore the colourful colonial streets and plazas or squares of Merida on your own or with a guide.
This morning, your private guide will take you on a historic exploration of the region’s top archaeological sites: the Mayan ruins at Uxmal and Kabah. As a World Heritage site, Uxmal is one of the best restored ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula, and certainly one of the most impressive.
This morning you’ll be transferred to your hacienda close to the ruins of Chichen Itza.
The afternoon will be spent at your leisure.
Enjoy a tour of the fascinating Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, the most famous and well-restored Yucatán Maya. Visit the great ball court, plazas, observatory, and temples of this beautiful area before having the chance to take a refreshing dip in one of the most important Mayan Cenotes or freshwater lagoons.
Today you’ll head for the coast of Tulum where you’ll spend the next three nights relaxing by the beach, enjoying the landscape and indulging in local food.
Spend the final few days of your holiday at your leisure. Kick back beside the swimming pool at your hotel or on the sweeping beach. You can also visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere and the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Koba. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to advise on activities prior to departure.
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.
Get in touch with our Lightfoot Travel experts and they will create a bespoke itinerary designed to your exact needs and budget.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your vacation will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.