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Eagle Journey: Aztecs, Mayas and conquistadores - a journey through Mexico's history

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Eagle Journey:

One of the most comprehensive group tours to Mexico in 2014, this holiday provides quality and luxury while staying in comfortable hotels throughout. Starting in the megalopolis of Mexico City, travel to colonial cities and the Yucatán peninsula, visiting Mayan ruins, Aztec sites and colourful markets on this 2 week escorted tour in Mexico.

Summary of nights: 15 days, 14 nights: Mexico City 3; Oaxaca 3; San Cristóbal 2; Palenque 2; Campeche 1; Mérida 2; Chichén Itzá 1.

  • Mexico City, buzzing capital brimming with history, culture and museums.
  • Varied and fascinating landscapes: from rocky desert to tropical forests. 
  • Historic charm and serene mountain setting in Oaxaca.
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas: a compelling blends of colonial and indigenous culture. 
  • The terraced Maya city at Palenque, with its handsome sculptures, towers and patios.
  • Jungle-clad cities of the Maya heartland, well-preserved pyramids, residences and carvings at Chichén Itzá and Uxmal.

Holiday Itinerary

UK clients depart on a direct flight arriving Mexico City the same day.
Day 1 Overnight at a hotel in the capital.
Days 2-3 Explore Mexico City, its museums and markets.
Day 4 Drive via the famous city of Puebla to Oaxaca.
Days 5,6 Visit the pre-hispanic sites of Monte Albán and Mitla.
Days 7,8 Fly to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Visit local villages.
Days 9,10 Drive to Palenque, explore this magnificent site.
Day 11 Continue to Campeche on the Gulf of Mexico.
Day 12 Drive and fly to Mérida in the Yucatán Peninsula.
Day 13 Visit Mayan site of Uxmal or wildlife at Celestún.
Day 14 Discover Chichén Itzá.
Day 15 Depart on international flight or extension.
UK clients taking the direct flight from Cancún arrive home the following day, Thur.

Tour Profile

Transport: 1 flight (longest 4hrs with connections), 6 road journeys (longest 7 hrs with stops).
Accommodation: Tourist class superior hotels with local character.
Meals: Breakfast daily.
Included excursions: Mexico City tour including Museum of Anthropology; Teotihuacán; Oaxaca walking tour; Monte Albán; Mitla and Tule; Sumidero Canyon; San Juan Chamula and Zincantán; Misol-ha and Agua Azul; Palenque; Uxmal; Chichén Itzá.

A few days to spare?

Extend your trip by adding on a few days at the beginning or end of your tour on a tailormade, private basis. Click here to see our most popular extensions to the Eagle Tour or contact one of our consultants for more inspiring ideas.

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Chichén Itzá, Mexico's most famous archaeological ruins
Chichén Itzá, Mexico's most famous archaeological ruins

Mexico City's Zócalo is one of the largest city squares in the world
Mexico City's Zócalo is one of the largest city squares in the world

Two inhabitants of Oaxaca in traditional dress
Two inhabitants of Oaxaca in traditional dress

View more imagesOaxaca is a surpsingly cosmopolitan old city with excellent museums and handicrafts.Mariachi music spills out onto the streets.Oaxaca's colonial cathedral.The gigantic Mayan temples and palaces at PalenqueChillis are instrumental to many a traditional dish in Mexico.Why not extend your holiday with time on the beach along the Riviera Maya, just south of Cancún.


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