OVERVIEW

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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:
    17 Days
  • Status:
    Early bird offer
  • Region:
    North America
  • Destinations:
    Mexico
  • Travel Style:
    Small deluxe group tour
  • Accomodation:
    Quality hotels
  • Prices:
    @ early bird $7999 per person, or share & save. Airfares extra. *EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us
  • Transport:
    Minivan,Boat
  • Pace:
    3
  • Group Size:
    Maximum of 12 travellers
  • Trip Code:
    mexico18-9

INCLUSIONS

  • 16 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 16 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Welcome drink, day 1
  • Cooking class in Oaxaca (includes one of the lunches)
  • Bilingual Tour Director from day 1 to day 16
  • 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)
  • 1 internal one way flight in Mexico, Oaxaca to Tuxtla Gutierrez
  • 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 12 travellers

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
  • An overnight stay at Puebla ‘the city of angels’ including a city walking tour of this world heritage listed city
  • Oaxaca, another world heritage city including Mexican fusion style dinner
  • Mexican cooking class, Oaxaca
  • Tour the historic site of Monte Alban
  • Fast track a long journey with one flight included with the tour from Oaxaca
  • 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 12 travellers

DAY 1 - MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018
Mexico City

Arrival to Mexico City.

On arrival on the tour nominated flight* meet your guide, and transfer to the group hotel.  The remainder of the day is at your leisure. This evening the group meets with the tour director for a welcome drink.

After a long journey, enjoy a relaxed evening at your leisure.

Meals: Welcome drink

* airport to hotel transfer is with the nominated tour flight, when you book your airfare with us as part of your package. See, the GETTING THERE page of our website for details of the nominated tour flight and date.

DAY 2 -TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2018
City tour and Museum of Anthropology

This morning after breakfast we head out to see all that this city has to offer starting with the Historic Centre. Based around the hub that is the ‘Zócalo’ are the Palacio Nacional, bordering the entire east of the Zocalo, the Cathedral Metropolitana, and the Templo Mayor (visit only from the outside).

Afterwards we visit the National Museum of Anthropology and History. Considered one of the world’s best museums, this masterpiece holds pieces and artifacts that tell the story of Mexico’s great civilisations. It is truly a remarkable place to visit.  Then you’ll be free to enjoy the area and have lunch in one of the many restaurants.

For our welcome dinner, we’ll be heading to a renowned local restaurant for a 100% ‘Mexicano’ dining experience, where they use ingredients only from Mexican soil. Impressively, they have taken the dedication one step further by personally curating their own array of mezcals and wines. One of the fun highlights is that their salsas can be custom‐made right at the table from scratch, you can pick the types of chillies and amount of spiciness!

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2018
Teotihuacan and Basilica de Guadalupe

Today, we explore the stunning archaeological zone of Teotihuacan with a walking tour.  See and, if you like, climb the world famous, third and fourth largest pyramidal structures, the enormous Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Your guide will enhance your experience with expert explanations of the importance of the site and its place in the rich history of Mexico's many layers of pre‐Columbian civilizations.

Return to Mexico City, where we will be visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum – Casa Azul.  Hidden behind high cobalt blue walls, the museum is where the surrealist artist Frida Kahlo was born, grew up and later lived with her muralist husband Diego Rivera, from 1941 until her death at age 47 in 1954. Fascinating not only for the collections and personal effects of the two great artists it contains, the museum also affords a window to the lifestyles of affluent Mexican bohemians during the first half of this century.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4 – THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2018
Puebla

After breakfast, our journey continues to Puebla, en route we will visit Cholula, home to the largest pyramid base in Mesoamerica, upon which a 16th Century church was built. Your guide will lead you in exploring the town and on a clear day you may get a view of the Popocatepetl Volcano.

In the late afternoon, we arrive to Mexico’s fourth largest city, Puebla, the city of Angels, so called for the legend that claims that angels came down from heaven to place the cathedral’s bells in the towers, after the builders couldn’t do it due to their heavy weight.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 – FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2018
Oaxaca City Tour

After breakfast enjoy a walking tour of Puebla, among one of the oldest cities in the country, and with its distinct well preserved colonial architecture was chosen by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Among those structures, the Patio de los Azulejos and the ex‐Convent of Santa Rosa provide classic examples of how talavera tiles were incorporated into buildings, inside and out.

We then drive towards Oaxaca, another one of Mexico’s World Heritage cities. With appealing cultural and culinary scenes and a beautiful colonial core of lovely, tree‐shaded streets, Oaxaca is one of Mexico´s most captivating cities.

The city boasts beautiful sights such as the main square (Zócalo), the ancient Cathedral and the vast and impressive Convento de Santo Domingo, all of them connected by a charming pedestrian street overlooked by rich colonial buildings.

Tonight, we go out to dine at an excellent Mexican fusion restaurant in a spectacular architect designed patio, the location of one of Oaxaca’s special dining spots. They use the same traditional ingredients always used in the local gastronomy, however, they use them in a new and creative way. There's quality house mezcal too.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 – SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018
Cooking class and Market Visit

A must while you are in Oaxaca, take a cooking class that focuses on dishes that can easily be recreated when you return home. There will be two types of tortillas made, as well as three salsas, an appetiser, soup, mole, dessert, drink and guacamole. We also have a tour to the market, where local ingredients are explained.

Afterwards enjoy a city walk to take in the sights.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7 – SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2018
Monte Alban

This morning we will explore Monte Alban. It is believed that Monte Alban was actually named in the 16th century after the Spanish landowner's surname "Montalvan". The previous names for the city were the Mixtec name "Sahandevul" which means "At the Foot of the Sky", and another variation which is derived from the older Zapotecan language, "Danibaan" or Sacred Mountain". After our visit of Monte Alban we have the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 – MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2018
To San Cristóbal de las Casas

Today we start early to drive to the airport to get on a flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez and then a short drive to Sumidero Canyon. The canyon’s creation began around the same time as the Grand Canyon in the USA. The canyon has vertical walls which reach as high as 1000 metres, with the river turning up to ninety degrees during the thirteen kilometres that the narrow passage runs. We’ll board a boat and view this impressive place.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 – TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2018
San Juan Chamula & Zinacantan

After breakfast, we’ll head towards the nearby town San Juan Chamula, a Tzotzil‐speaking community, the largest Maya township of Chiapas with a population of over 40,000. Chamula is inhabited by the Tzotziles who speak Tzotzil, a language of the Maya family. The main agricultural products include corn, beans, potatoes, and cabbage. We will also take some time to explore San Cristobal de las Casas and its surroundings. San Cristobal is characterised by its peaceful and welcoming atmosphere, coupled with an artistic and bohemian flair which attracts many visitors. The colonial streets and alleyways lined with red‐roof tiles and white‐washed walls beg wanderers to explore and discover the nooks and crannies.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2018
San Cristobal – Agua Azul – Palenque

We leave San Cristobal behind and start travelling north towards Palenque. On the way we’ll stop to look at the famous Agua Azul falls (‘Blue Water’ in English). Agua Azul is a group of beautiful waterfalls that create wonderful natural ponds. The place has been a protected area since 1980.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 – THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2018
Palenque Pyramids, Campeche

After breakfast we visit the ruins of Palenque, part of the Maya civilisation that dates back to 100 BC. The ruins left behind are very well preserved and maintained by local people as well as anthropologists.

After our visit we drive on towards Campeche. Upon arrival we’ll embark on a city tour of the city of Campeche and then an evening free to make your own local discoveries.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 – FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018
Uxmal to Merida

After breakfast we travel to Uxmal, in the State of Yucatan, where we will visit the ruins. Uxmal (OOSH‐mahl) means "'built three times" in the Mayan language, and though its name is a mystery, its beauty is not. As a World Heritage site, it is one of the best restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatan, and certainly one of the most magnificent.

We will enjoy a traditional lunch at a local Mayan family Restaurant which features a classic meal from the Yucatan peninsula, a true gastronomic jewel! The main ingredient in this dish is the Achiote paste, also known as "Recado Rojo", an essential ingredient and the base of many dishes in Yucatecan Cuisine.

From Uxmal the drive is not too far to arrive to the bustling colonial city of Mérida. The city flourished following the conquest and the 19th century homes designed in French style contribute to the attractive appearance of the historical centre. We enjoy a walking tour of the city; and the main square is particularly impressive when lit up at night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13 - SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
Mérida, Celestún National Park

Today we appreciate nature, heading over to Celestún National Park, where more than 350 species have been identified in the biosphere reserve, of which many are permanent residents.

Celestun is a quaint fishing village and is famous for its river, beautiful flamingo colonies, fresh water springs, and calm beaches. We enjoy a relaxing lunch by the beach before returning to our hotel in Mérida.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14 – SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2018
City tour Merida, Izamal, and Transfer to Chichen Itza

Merida is known as the White City, nowadays one of the most tranquil and safest cities in Mexico. Her remote Mayan roots, superb colonial monuments and the splendour of her turn to the nineteenth century architecture, has made Merida a captivating mixture of cultural influences.

Today we visit the Cathedral of San Ildefonso built with the huge stones dismantled from the pyramids. Our second visit today is Izamal, once a Maya settlement meaning ‘Place of the God of Medicine. It is now a pueblo mágico or ‘magic town’. The town, in which every building is painted yellow and white, is known for the 16th Century Franciscan monastery that was built upon the base of a huge Maya pyramid. Izamal likely had a pyramid much larger than the Castillo at Chichen Itzá.

As you explore the monastery you will learn about the Maya written history that was burnt just after the monastery was constructed.

Afterwards, you will continue to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. There’s some free time to enjoy the beautiful hotel & gardens.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15 – MONDAY 01 OCTOBER 2018
Chichen Itza & Tulum to Riviera Maya

We rise early and visit Chichen Itza, the most famous Mayan temple city that served as the political and economic centre of the Mayan civilisation. The pyramid was the last, and arguably the greatest, of all Mayan temples.

Our journey then continues to the Riviera Maya. En route we will be visiting Tulum, considered to be one of the most beautiful Mayan archaeological sites. Tulum is by no means the largest, but its location serves as a striking backdrop to its history. It’s the only Mayan archaeological site to be in use at the time of the Spanish conquest, and this beautiful site sits on 15 metre high cliffs above the sea.

By the end of the day we arrive to Playa del Carmen, your spot on the Caribbean.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16 – TUESDAY 02 OCTOBER 2018
Playa del Carmen

This morning, take in a brief orientation walk. The rest of the day is for leisure; relax, swim in the pool or the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. The hotel is centrally located in Playa del Carmen where all the services can be found and is in easy walking distance from the main beach.

Tonight we say ‘goodbye’ to our guide at the Farewell Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

DAY 17 – WEDNESDAY 03 OCTOBER 2018
Transfer to the airport

This morning we’ll drive you to Cancun Airport to drop you off and send you on your way back home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel. Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Mexico City

Hampton Hotel

2

Puebla

Hotel Palacio San Leonardo 

1

Oaxaca

Hotel Casantica 

3

San Cristobal

 Hotel Casa Mexicana 

2

Palenque

Hotel La Aldea del Halach Huinic 

1

Campeche

Hotel Plaza

1

Merida

Hotel Casa del Balam

2

Chichen Itza

Hotel Hacienda Chichen

1

Playa del Carmen

Be Playa

2

Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

HAMPTON HOTEL, MEXICO
The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Hotels & resorts has a rich history of its own, with a three-year building restoration supervised by the National Museum of Anthropology and History and the National Museum of Fine Arts.

For the restoration, a group of stonemasons, painters, and other artisans meticulously restored the building’s original elements. Today guests can best experience it all while using the hotel’s modern glass elevators that travel past the magnificent stained-glass ceiling to a rooftop garden terrace – an oasis within downtown Mexico City.

Hampton Hotel includes their Hampton on the House™ Hot Breakfast and free Wireless Internet access.

HOTEL PALACIO SAN LEONARDO, PUEBLA
Hotel San Leonardo is located in the historical centre town of Puebla City. Puebla is a cultural heritage of humanity. UNESCO lists the Puebla city like the place that has more monuments in all America.

HOTEL CASANTICA, OAXACA
Hotel CasAntica is a beautiful and elegant historical building in the centre of the city: the former convent of the Franciscan nuns of the Virgin Mary and in the hotel is in the heart of the city.

With a remarkable hotel tradition, spanning four generations, Hotel CasAntica has established itself as a favourite for those who like to enjoy the heritage of Oaxaca. Recently the building had a meticulous renovation inside, with the purpose to renew and improve the quality of accommodation.

HOTEL CASA MEXICANA, SAN CRISTOBAL
The Hotel Casa Mexicana is located in the beautiful mountainous and colonial city of San Cristóbal. It is centrally located within walking distance of many historical sites. The hotel offers its guests all the amenities, comforts and personal services of a fine hotel, and all guest rooms open into the gardens or private courtyards.

Hotel Casa Mexicana was built with the idea of offering its guests a little bit more than just a hotel, its goal was to create a space filled with art, folk-art and the presence of nature, which would be very Mexican.

HOTEL LA ALDEA DEL HALACH HUINIC, PALENQUE
Hotel la Aldea del Halach Huinic is an eco-hotel surrounded by tropical gardens at the entrance of the Palenque National Park, in the extraordinary heart of the Chiapaneca jungle.

Guests can enjoy the warm atmosphere of the rainforest, since it has been designed to cause the least environmental impact, combining the comfort, hygiene and tranquility provided by the flora and fauna of this region.

HOTEL PLAZA CAMPECHE, MERIDA
Casa del Balam also known as the grandma of all hotels in Mérida, is one of the oldest and most distinguished hotels in Mérida. The tranquil elegance of the building will welcome you as you enter; Carrara marble floors, Moorish arches and a stone carved fountain surrounding the beautiful central patio. The traditional atmosphere of the hotel radiates indeed a home-style feeling seldom found in this now busy city.

HOTEL HACIENDA CHICHEN, CHICHEN ITZA
If you are looking for a unique nature-wellness vacation and wish to experience genuine Maya traditions and culture, then this boutique hotel, Hacienda Chichen Resort, is the place for you. Its ideal location gives you direct access to Chichen Itza archaeological zone with an entrance gate within the hotel's own gardens!

The hotel has won many recognitions and awards as one of the most special Green Leader hotels guests can stay in. As an Eco-Spa Global Award Winner, the hotel offers a truly soulful eco-cultural vacation with the commitment to serve you with utmost care and friendly hospitality.

BE PLAYA, PLAYA DEL CARMEN
A Boutique hotel of genuine modern design, bringing together the wisdom of luxury and comfort while maintaining its freshness. With a modern, bohemian vibe, this all-suite boutique hotel is one block from the Fifth Avenue shopping district and a 6-minute walk from the beach.

The sleek, contemporary suites include free Wi-Fi, cable TV and sitting areas. Upgraded suites add balconies and whirlpool tubs. The hotel has a refined sushi restaurant, a rooftop pool and bar, and elegant common areas.

 

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

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PRICES

** EARLY BIRD OFFER **

SAVING #1: Book & pay the tour deposit by Tuesday 31 October 2017
SAVE $500 for tour package with your own room | $300 if you share

SAVING #2: Book & pay the tour deposit by Wednesday 17 January 2018
SAVE $300 for tour package with your own room | $200 if you share

*EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us
* ‘share’ refers to ‘twinshare’; share a room with a friend or a roommate match that we arrange.

 

Prices per person

With Your Own Room

Tour (Land) Package @ Standard price

$8499

International airfares are additional

OTHER PRICE INFORMATION:

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $1190 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).

TOUR ONLY PACKAGE:
The airfare is not included with the price. Quotes are provided on request, and are indicative only. Prices are subject to variation until tickets are issued. Tickets are issued once the tour is a guaranteed departure, you have paid the airfare in full and accepted the airfare booking terms in writing. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

EARLY BIRD, TERMS & CONDITIONS:
To be eligible for the early bird savings you need to book and pay the deposit to secure your booking, and make any progress payment by the nominated date, as per the booking terms.

ACCRUING FREQUENT FLYER POINTS
The airfare offered may not permit frequent flyer points to be accrued. If you wish to accrue frequent flyers points please check with us at the time of booking. We will advise the status and if any airfare supplement applies to book an airfare class that permits the accrual of frequent flyer points.

PRICE INFORMATION
Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.  

Not included:  

  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications  
ROOMMATE MATCH 

Share and save with our roommate match option.

On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a $300 saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit.

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing.

This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Monday 18 June 2018.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

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
Provided with quotes

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 12 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.

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