9 or 11 days
Mexico City, Puebla, Palenque, Campeche, Mérida, Cancún
Mexico City was once the heart of the Aztec Empire; today the remains of that ancient civilization blend with Spanish influence from later centuries. Travel to the distant past at the temples of Tenochtitlán, the Mayan city of Uxmal and the ruins of Chichén Itzá. Learn how the great empires rose and fell, and understand how it all connects to present-day Mexican culture.
  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico

    Arrive in Mexico City

    Take a walking tour of Mexico City

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Paseo de la Reforma
  • Day 2: Mexico City

    Take a guided tour of Mexico City

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Zócalo
    • Palacio Nacional

    Visit Templo Mayor Archaeological Site and Museum

    Take a guided tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacán Pyramids

    Stop at an obsidian shop

  • Day 3: Puebla

    See Tonantzintla Church

    Visit Cholula Pyramid

    Travel to Puebla

    Take a guided tour of Puebla

  • Day 4: Palenque

    Travel to Palenque

  • Day 5: Palenque • Campeche

    Take a guided tour of Palenque

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Mayan ruins

    Travel to Campeche

  • Day 6: Uxmal • Mérida

    Travel to Uxmal

    Take a guided tour of Uxmal

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Magician’s Pyramid
    • Governor’s Palace
    • Nunnery Quadrangle

    Continue on to Mérida

    Take a guided tour of Mérida

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Government Palace
    • St. Ildefonso Cathedral
  • Day 7: Chichén Itzá • Cancún

    Travel to Chichén Itzá

    Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzà

    Visit Cenote Xkekén

    Continue on to Cancún

  • Day 8: Xel-Ha • Tulum • Cancún

    Enjoy free time in Cancun

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Xel-Há and Tulum

    Xel-Há and Tulum

    Opt for a daylong excursion to Xel-Há and Tulum. In Xel-Há, take advantage of its clear waters, tropical fish and underwater Mayan shrines. Continue on to Tulum, a walled Mayan city that fended off attacks by the Spaniards until the 16th century. Within the city walls, you’ll find a host of Mayan ruins looming above the Caribbean, including the Temple of the Frescoes and El Castillo the castle.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Cancún

    Enjoy free time in Cancun

  • Day 10: Cancún

    Enjoy free time in Cancun

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico

    Arrive in Mexico City

    Take a walking tour of Mexico City

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Paseo de la Reforma
  • Day 2: Mexico City

    Take a guided tour of Mexico City

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Zócalo
    • Palacio Nacional

    Visit Templo Mayor Archaeological Site and Museum

    Take a guided tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacán Pyramids

    Stop at an obsidian shop

  • Day 3: Puebla

    See Tonantzintla Church

    Visit Cholula Pyramid

    Travel to Puebla

    Take a guided tour of Puebla

  • Day 4: Palenque

    Travel to Palenque

  • Day 5: Palenque • Campeche

    Take a guided tour of Palenque

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Mayan ruins

    Travel to Campeche

  • Day 6: Uxmal • Mérida

    Travel to Uxmal

    Take a guided tour of Uxmal

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Magician’s Pyramid
    • Governor’s Palace
    • Nunnery Quadrangle

    Continue on to Mérida

    Take a guided tour of Mérida

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Government Palace
    • St. Ildefonso Cathedral
  • Day 7: Chichén Itzá • Cancún

    Travel to Chichén Itzá

    Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzà

    Visit Cenote Xkekén

    Continue on to Cancún

  • Day 8: Xel-Ha • Tulum • Cancún

    Enjoy free time in Cancun

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Xel-Há and Tulum

    Xel-Há and Tulum

    Opt for a daylong excursion to Xel-Há and Tulum. In Xel-Há, take advantage of its clear waters, tropical fish and underwater Mayan shrines. Continue on to Tulum, a walled Mayan city that fended off attacks by the Spaniards until the 16th century. Within the city walls, you’ll find a host of Mayan ruins looming above the Caribbean, including the Temple of the Frescoes and El Castillo the castle.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Cancún

    Enjoy free time in Cancun

  • Day 10: Cancún

    Enjoy free time in Cancun

  • Day 11: Depart for home

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    Templo Mayor Archaeological Site and Museum; Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe; Teotihuacán Pyramids; Cholula Pyramid; Palenque Site; Uxmal; Chichén Itzá; Cenote X-Keken

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