EARLY PREVIEW - DETAILS OUT OCT 2019

OVERVIEW

Solos Only

This is a trip jam-packed with culture, colour and authentic experiences while discovering the magic from Mexico City to the Yucatán Peninsula.

Begin your adventure in the pulsating Mexico City, a melting pot of history and culture where the ancient past and contemporary present blend to create a unique synergy with a foot in both worlds.  

From Mexico City, your tour takes you on the trail of the beautiful cities of Puebla and Oaxaca, both World Heritage listed and rich with cultural experiences including fine examples of archeological sites and historic churches.  

As your discovery continues you’ll find a marked contrast from the cities before and the state of Chiapas with your visit to San Cristobal de las Casas, a highland community with a distinct and colourful indigenous culture, and also an awe inspiring visit to the Sumidero Canyon.

Then onwards to the Yucatan Peninsula that spans across three states and boasts ancient ruins, rainforests, underground caves, and traditional haciendas. Bordering Belize and Guatemala, the Yucatan Peninsula maintains its close Mayan ties.

As your discovery comes to a close, enjoy the relaxed pace of the Caribbean with your final two nights of stay at Playa del Carmen.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    15 Days
  • Status:
    Early preview
  • Region:
    North America
  • Destinations:
    Mexico
  • Travel Style:
    Discovery
  • Accommodation:
    Quality hotels
  • Prices from:
    due out OCT
  • Transport:
    Minivan,Boat
  • Pace:
    3
  • Max Group Size:
    Maximum of 16 travellers
REVIEWS

I had a great time learning about the Mayan history and seeing some fabulous sights. 

Carole, 54 years Melbourne, Victoria

The most amazing places I've ever seen, highly recommend it

Chris, NSW
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INCLUSIONS

  • 14 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Welcome drink, day 1
  • Bilingual Tour Director from day 1 to day 15
  • Tips for tour director, driver, and restaurant staff for all included meals
  • Tips for bell‐boys and room maids at all hotels (except final place of stay)
  • Bottled water on tour days (but not for arrival or departure transfer)
  • 2 internal one way flights 
  • Private vehicle transportation with air conditioning
  • Private boat tours in Sumidero Canyon, Celestun National Park
  • Sightseeing entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Boutique small group, maximum 16 travellers

Departure Dates for this tour

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17 OCT - 31 OCT 2020
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Trip Code: mexico20-9

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Easy arrival pace, including a three night stay in Mexico City
  • Superb Mexican welcome dinner
  • Extraordinary visit and walking tour of the Teotihuacan pyramids, Mexico City
  • Visit Frida Kahlo Museum ‘Casa Azul’; Frida Kahlo - an iconic art figure of Mexican history
  • Fast track a long journey with 2 flights
  • Be enchanted by the colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas.
  • Experience Sumidero Canyon, featuring vertical walls as high as 100 metres on a private boat tour
  • Visit the largest Mayan township of Chiapas, San Juan Chamula rich in the traditional culture of the indigenous people of the region
  • Visit the leading archeological sites of the Mayan world
  • Witness the spectacular Agua Azul falls
  • Visit the Palenque pyramids, one of the most popular sites for tourists visiting from around the world
  • Tour Uxmal, a world heritage site and one the most magnificent of ruins
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local Mayan family restaurant
  • Stay in Merida, one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most authentic towns
  • Uncover the spectacular wetland reserve, Biosphere Reserve of Celestun renowned for their flamingo population
  • Visit the iconic and UNESCO Heritage site, Chitzen Itza
  • Traditional, regional cuisine included with meals, throughout the itinerary
  • Enjoy a two night stay in Playa del Carmen, with leisure time to soak up the Caribbean seaside location
  • A small group experience with a maximum of 14 travellers

 

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ACCOMMODATION

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GETTING THERE

Arrive to: Mexico City, Mexico
Depart from: Cancun, Mexico

HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.

As a guide, hotel check in times are not usually before 3pm, and check out times are usually by 11am (or earlier).

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed.

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example.

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
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TRANSFERS
Included with the nominated tour flight, when you book your airfare with us as part of your package. If you book your own airfare and want to take advantage of the group transfer a transfer fee applies.

AIRPORT INFORMATION
ARRIVAL INFORMATION, MEXICO CITY
Mexico City Airport has two main passenger terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Both terminals are connected through runways.

Terminal 1 is currently the largest airport terminal in the Americas and the fourth largest terminal worldwide. The building has two levels: PB and PA (Planta Baja and Planta Alta).

Currently at the airport operate more than 20 airlines.

DEPARTURE INFORMATION, CANCUN, MEXICO
Cancun International Airport is about a 45-55 minute drive from Playa del Carmen.

A group hotel to airport transfer is included on the final day of the tour, for all group members on the nominated tour flight, given that you have arranged your flights with us. If you have made your own flight arrangements a service fee applies to join this transfer.

Taxis and Public Transport
From Playa del Carmen to Cancun International Airport:

By Bus:
The cheapest way to go would be the bus from downtown playa del Carmen to the airport. The rate is approx. 156 Pesos, which is approximately USD13 per person. However, taking a bus requires that you make your way to the main bus terminal which is outside the hotel zone of Playa del Carmen. To get from central Playa del Carmen to the bus terminal, a taxi costs approx. 40 to 50 Pesos. (USD3-4).

By Taxi:
To take a taxi from the central area of Playa del Carmen, the cost is approx. 700 Pesos, which is approx. USD 60. (if asking the hotel to arrange a taxi it is usually more expensive as they may use a private taxi service).

 

Some information from this page has been sourced from other websites, including the Airport information. Content is provided as a guide only.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
Solos Only
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 14 travellers. This tour is exclusively for single-solo travellers.

THE PACE  [3 out of 5]
You can view the itinerary to notice that there are 1,2 and 3 night stays throughout the itinerary .  The 2 and 3 night stays help to provide a more relaxed pace and some free time. It’s our goal to provide a small group experience with all the conveniences of being fully escorted while also providing the option to have some time to yourself to make your own discoveries.

ABOUT THE MEALS   
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

  • Breakfasts are ‘American Breakfasts’ at the hotels of stay.
  • Lunches included are three courses.
  • Dinners are three courses. At the welcome and farewell dinner a glass of wine or a beer is included

The included lunches and dinners include water, and a tea or a coffee.

TOUR GUIDE
When you arrive to start the Mexican part of your journey, you will meet your guide and he/she also escorts you throughout the journey.

The tour guides are exceptionally knowledgeable and will share with you’re the history and culture of their country.

TRANSPORT
We use comfortable touring vans for each destination.  There is also a small boat ride on one of the day excursions in Mexico.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
ON TOUR:
Maximum of one piece for checked luggage up to 23kg per person and 1 small hand luggage piece maximum of 10kgs.

Luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person, the sum of its length/width and depth not to exceed 125cm plus an overnight bag (airline bag size) which may be carried on board the vehicle. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available.

For airline luggage restrictions, refer to your ticket terms.

ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET
All of Mexico’s airports have WiFi access, although you will need an account for Telmex’s high-speed internet service known as ‘Infinitum’, or a US airtime provider with whom Telmex has a roaming agreement: there are several including AT&T and Boingo; check with your airtime provider to see if they have an agreement with Telmex.  Failing this, you can purchase an access token online from the Telmex portal that presents itself when you connect to the service.

Coffee shops and bistros across Mexico offer WiFi access.  Starbucks offers free WiFi – the access password for the branch you visit is provided on your purchase receipt. Almost every independent coffee house across Mexico offers WiFi access free of charge.  You simply ask at the counter for the access code and type this into your computer when it asks you for a network key.

Public WiFi Programs: Many municipalities across Mexico are now providing free public WiFi access in public squares (especially the main square or Zocalo of each town) and other public buildings.  Check locally for details.

Most of the hotel will include free wi fi.  Please note that these are guidelines only and not a guarantee.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

I had a great time learning about the Mayan history and seeing some fabulous sights. 

Carole, 54 years Melbourne, Victoria

The most amazing places I've ever seen, highly recommend it

Chris, NSW

''The 19 days was magnificent.''

Eddie, 62 years, Brisbane, QLD
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