Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Adventure
  • Explorer
  • Active and outdoor
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Merida, Mexico
  • +11
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Palenque Arguably the most enchanting of the ancient Maya ruins, set in dense jungle
  • Oaxaca Explore the streets and markets of this delightful UNESCO World Heritage city
  • Tikal (Guatemala) Discover this Mayan metropolis, where temples scattered over a vast area stand tall above the surrounding jungle
  • Mexico City Anthropological Museum An impressive collection of precolonial artefacts
Starting in Mexico City and ending in Merida, the trip "Contrasts Of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension" is a guided active and outdoor trip that takes 21 days. You will visit Valladolid, Yaxchilan, Bacalar and 10 other destinations in 4 different countries. "Contrasts Of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension" is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

An unbeatable in-depth exploration of the mysterious land of the Aztec, Zapotec and Maya civilisations. Covering archeological highlights in Tikal and Chichen Itza, this trip also takes in little known sites, as well as exploring the varied cultures of Mexico's heartland, and includes a relaxing stay on Belize's Barrier Reef. Some departures have been set to coincide with Mexico's Day of the Dead Festival. The Yucatan Peninsula - Limestone swimming holes, ancient Maya ruins and tropical beaches abound on Mexico's Caribbean coast 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
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  • Malcolm
  • On Dec 02 2019
5 - Excellent
“An amazing eye-opener to the past and present that Vietnam and Cambodia have to offer.”
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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
  • Day 6 : Journey to Tehuantepec via 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 Roberto Barrios waterfalls
  • Day 10 : Discover the important Mayan 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 Mayan metropolis of Tikal (Guatemala)
  • Day 14 : Travel to San Ignacio (Belize)
  • Day 15 : Drive to Belize City and boat to Caye Caulker
  • Day 16 : Relax on Caye Caulker; optional trip to observe manatees
  • Day 17 : Boat back to the mainland then drive to Bacalar
  • Day 18 : Visit Tulum before driving to Valladolid
  • Day 19 : Explore Chichen Itza; travel to Merida
  • Day 20 : Visit the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal
  • Day 21 : Tour ends Merida
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Hotel Fontan (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)
  • Anchorage Resort (2 nights)
  • Hotel Aires Bacalar (1 night)
  • Hotel Meson De Marquez (1 night)
  • Hotel Colonial (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Mexico City and from Merida 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 + Yucatan Peninsula Extension tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension 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 + Yucatan Peninsula Extension 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 travelling 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.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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