Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension

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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-21786
  • 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 Merida, Mexico
  • +13
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore some of the very best Aztec & Mayan sites
  • Experience the local life & colour of Indigenous villages
  • Discover little-explored ruins, hidden by rainforest
Starting in Mexico City and ending in Merida, the tour "Contrasts Of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension" is a guided active and outdoor tour that takes 21 days. You will be touring through Caye Caulker, Valladolid, Teotihuacan Pyramids and 12 other destinations in Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. "Contrasts Of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension" is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more 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 communities 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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  • 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; Day of the Dead celebrations
  • 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 and boat to Caye Caulker
  • Day 16 : Relax on Caye Caulker; optional snorkelling trip
  • 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 Maya city of Uxmal
  • Day 21 : Trip ends in Merida
  • 20 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Hotel Fontan (3 nights)
  • Rivera del Angel (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)
  • Hotel Tropical Paradise (2 nights)
  • Hotel Nueve18 (1 night)
  • Hotel Meson De Marquez (1 night)
  • Hotel Nacional Mérida (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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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:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Contrasts of Mexico + Yucatan Peninsula Extension 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 02 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 December 2023, 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 + 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 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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What do I need to travel to Mexico?

    To enter Mexico, you will need a valid passport or travel document and a completed Multiple Migratory Form (FMM). Immigration officers may also request additional documents like return tickets, hotel reservations, letters of invitation or acceptance, etc., depending on the purpose of your visit. It is vital that you keep your FMM safe because it is also required when you leave the country.

  • How many days should I spend in Mexico?

    Seven days will be enough if you plan to cram all the major highlights into your Mexico itinerary. However, you would need more time if you prefer an in-depth exploration of Mexico, its culture, and its people. Our guide on how many days to spend in Mexico provides a detailed answer to your question.

  • Do the people of Mexico speak English?

    About 11 percent of the people in Mexico are estimated to be English speakers; 4 percent speak the language fluently. Most of these people are found in major tourist destinations, big cities, and along the northern border with the United States.

  • What is the best month is to visit Mexico?

    December through April is the peak tourist season in Mexico. These months are perfect for outdoor adventure because of the pleasant weather and very little to no rainfall. You can learn more about the best time to visit Mexico here.

  • Is Mexico a family-friendly destination?

    Yes. Mexico is one of the best places to visit with family. The culture is family-oriented, and most tourist destinations would welcome your kids with open arms. The attractions in cities like Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Tulum, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta are super family-friendly. You can rest assured that adults and kids alike would never run out of things to see and do.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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