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8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

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  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Duration: 8 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5232M_MAYAN
Why fly from Mexico City straight to Cancun when you can make your way there on this convenient eight-day tour, stopping at some of Mexico’s most important historical and cultural sites? From Mexico City, you'll make your way to the famous Mayan ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula, stopping along the way in fascinating places like the ancient city of Palenque and the pretty town of Campeche. End your tour relaxing on the breathtaking Caribbean beaches of Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.
On this 8-day tour from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll see a variety of famous landmarks in Mexico, from the urban oasis of Mexico City to the historic city of Palenque to mysterious Mayan sites to the pristine white-sand beaches of the Caribbean coast.

This tour gives you a chance to see some of the best sights in Mexico without all the hassle of trying to get from place to place on your own. All driving and hotel arrangements are taken care of, so you can simply relax and enjoy the scenic routes and famous historical sites that make up this tour. It’s a much more interesting way to get from Mexico City to Cancun than sitting on a plane and missing out on archeological ruins, Mexican towns and beautiful landmarks. Visit the Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Fortune Teller Pyramid in Uxmal, the beautiful town of Campeche, the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and more!

See the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Benito Juarez International Airport
Departure Time:
Arrive in Mexico City on a Saturday - tour begins upon arrival
8 days (approx.)

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Four Star
Code: 4STAR

8-day tour from Mexico City to Cancun. Includes accommodation at four-star hotels in all overnight stops on this trip

USD $1,440.99
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Five Star
Code: 5STAR

8-day tour from Mexico City to Cancun. Includes accommodation at five-star hotels in Mexico City and Cancun only. All other overnight stops include accommodation at 4-star hotels

USD $1,729.99
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8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

  • 2 nights accommodation in Mexico City
  • 1 night accommodation in Palenque
  • 1 night accommodation in Campeche
  • 1 night accommodation in Mérida
  • 2 night accommodation in Cancun
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Air ticket from Mexico City to Villahermosa
  • Airport transfers in Mexico City (arrival) and Cancun (departure)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lodging taxes
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: 5-star hotel options are only available in Mexico City and Cancun. Hotel options in Palenque, Campeche and Merida are all 4-star hotels
  • Note: Passengers MUST arrive on a Saturday
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Hotel Options (depending on availability and time of the year):
Four-Star Hotels
  • Mexico City - Royal Zona Rosa or Zocalo Central (depending on time of the year)
  • Palenque - Hotel Ciudad Real or Villa Mercedes
  • Campeche - Plaza Campeche or Del Mar or Ocean View
  • Merida - El Conquistador or El Castellano
  • Cancun – Flamingo

Five-Star Hotels
  • Mexico City - Galeria Plaza Hotel or Sheraton Ma. Isabel (depending on time of the year)
  • Palenque - Hotel Ciudad Real or Villa Mercedes
  • Campeche - Plaza Campeche or Del Mar or Ocean View
  • Merida - El Conquistador or El Castellano
  • Cancun - Krystal Cancun

Note: Five-star hotel options are in Mexico City and Cancun only. Hotels in Palenque, Campeche and Merida are all four-star.

Day 1: Airport – Hotel
Arrive at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport. Transfer to four- or five-star hotel (your choice upon booking).

Stay overnight in Mexico City.

Day 2: Shrine of Guadalupe – Teotihuacan (B)
After breakfast, visit the Shrine of Guadalupe, the most visited religious site in Latin America. Then, travel to the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan. Located only an hour outside of Mexico City, you'll have the chance to see great works of the Aztecs.

Stay overnight in Mexico City.

Day 3: Mexico City Airport – Villahermosa – Palenque (B, D)
Travel day: Fly from Mexico City to Villahermosa. From Villahermosa, drive to Palenque. Dinner included. Evening is free for you to explore Palenque on your own. Please note: Flight from Mexico City to Villahermosa could leave anytime between 9am and 12pm.

Stay overnight in Palenque.

Day 4: Palenque – Campeche (B, D)
In the morning, discover the ancient Mayan city of Palenque. Explore the ruins of ancient buildings, spread out over 9 miles (15 km). Visit a burial monument, the Temple of Inscriptions, which rises in front of the jungle surrounding Palenque. Then depart for Campeche.

Stay overnight in Campeche.

Day 5: Campeche – Uxmal – Mérida (B)
After breakfast, explore the peaceful town of Campeche. Once a Mayan trading village, Campeche is full of rich history and beautiful sculpted buildings. See its cathedral, fortresses, mansions and plazas.

Next, depart for Uxmal, one of the top Maya archaeological sites. At the site, visit the Fortune Teller Pyramid, the Nun's Square and the Governor's Palace. Then depart for the cultural and artistic city of Mérida. You'll visit Plaza Grande, the city's main center.

Stay overnight in Mérida.

Day 6: Chichen Itza Cancun or the Mayan Riviera (B)
In the morning, make your way to Chichen Itza, home to some of the most famous and well- restored Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. You'll see the Jaguars' Temple, the great ball court, the Sacred Cenote and more. After lunch, continue to either Cancun or the Mayan Riviera (your choice).

Stay overnight in either Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.

Day 7: Cancun or Mayan Riviera (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore either Cancun or Mayan Riviera.

Stay overnight in either Cancun or the Mayan Riviera.

Day 8: Cancun or Mayan Riviera – Airport (B)
Enjoy breakfast. At the indicated time, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

Note: You have the option not to be taken to the airport if you choose to extend your trip in Mexico.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Farzad, September 2014

It was absolutely amazing. Lovely country, lovely people and culture. It could not be better than this. We loved and enjoyed every single minutes in this trip. Viva Mexico

Reviewed by: Kevin F, May 2013

This is a great way to see different parts of Mexico. Mexico City was nice, and the ruins of Palenque, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza were amazing. I would have liked more time in the colonial town of Campeche - we arrived at sunset, stayed the night, and left at 8:15 the next morning. The guide, Andre, did a great job. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see more than just the beach resorts of Mexico.

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