Contrasts of Mexico

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-21785
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Belize City, Belize
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore some of the very best Aztec & Mayan sites of Mexico
  • Experience the local life & colour of Indigenous villages
  • Discover little-explored ruins, hidden by rainforest
Starting in Mexico City and ending in Belize City, the trip "Contrasts Of Mexico" is a guided active and outdoor trip that takes 15 days. You will be traveling through San Cristobal De Las Casas, Tehuantepec, Palenque and 9 other destinations in Mexico and Belize. "Contrasts Of Mexico" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

An exciting and varied journey through the ancient heartland of the Aztecs, Zapotecs and the Maya. Discover many ancient sites including Palenque and Tikal, as well as travelling through charming colonial towns and the jungles of Guatemala, trying tacos and tequila along the way. Some departures have been set to coincide with Mexico's Day of the Dead Festival.

Palenque - Arguably the most enchanting of the ancient Maya ruins, set in dense jungle

Oaxaca - Wander the streets and markets of this delightful UNESCO World Heritage City

Sumidero Canyon - Take a boat trip through this towering gorge
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  • Day 1 : Join tour in Mexico City
  • Day 2 : Mexico City tour including the Museum of Anthropology
  • Day 3 : Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Basilica de Guadalupe
  • Day 4 : Journey to Oaxaca; free to explore the colonial city
  • Day 5 : Visit the ancient complex of pyramids of Monte Alban; free afternoon in Oaxaca
  • Day 6 : Journey to Tehuantepec via Teotitlan del Valle and the Mitla ruins
  • Day 7 : Sumidero Canyon boat trip then head to San Cristobal
  • Day 8 : Discover the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan
  • Day 9 : Travel to Palenque via the Agua Blanca waterfalls
  • Day 10 : Discover the important Maya site of Palenque
  • Day 11 : Drive to Frontera Corozal; travel by boat to Yaxchilan
  • Day 12 : Head to Flores, optional boat trip on Lake Peten Itza
  • Day 13 : Explore the great Maya metropolis of Tikal (Guatemala)
  • Day 14 : Travel to San Ignacio (Belize)
  • Day 15 : Drive to Belize City Airport where the tour ends
  • 14 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Hotel Casa Blanca (3 nights)
  • Casantica Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Calli (1 night)
  • Hotel Arrecife (2 nights)
  • Hotel Maya Tulipanes (2 nights)
  • Escudo Jaguar (1 night)
  • Hotel Casona de la Isla (2 nights)
  • Midas Resort (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Mexico City and from Belize City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Contrasts of Mexico tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Sarah
  • On Aug 02 2020
5 - Excellent
I would just like to say it was a wonderful holiday! It was brilliantly organised and most enjoyable.It was varied in what we did and what we saw.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Contrasts of Mexico tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 April 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Contrasts of Mexico tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Contrasts of Mexico tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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