Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Cancún, Mexico
  • +11
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Mexico's intense culinary and artistic traditions
  • From ancient temples and cities to colonial town
  • Highlands, jungles and coastlines
The tour Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors starts in Mexico City and ends in Cancún. It is a local culture trip that takes 15 days taking you through Mexico City, Uxmal, Campeche and 9 other destinations in Mexico. Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Few countries can compete with Mexico when it comes to unleashing the inner Indiana Jones in each of us. Jungle clad temples and abandoned ancient civilisations make way to colonial era towns with cobbled streets and Spanish architecture. This fusion of history has led to Mexico’s unique culture from the art of Frida Kahlo to Oaxaca’s succulent cuisine. Uncover the country’s historical and cultural layers as we journey from the highlands of Mexico City to the jungles and beaches of the Yucatan via the lands of Aztecs, Zapotec, Mayas and Conquistadors.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 4280 reviews
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“If you want to see the real Mexico then this is the trip to take. Who needs Cancun when you can stay in some of the best small hotels that Mexico has to offer and eat some great food every day (that's where the chilli and lime comes in - if Fernando is your guide you will soon understand my comment!!). The beach hotel in Tulum is especially good. I just hope you don't get the rain that i experienced, I'm sure it does look good in the sunshine.
The days start early but you really do want to beat the heat if you can. Starting early means you get to hear the sounds of the cicadas, birds and general jungle noises before the heat of the day quietens everything down. The cool air and the sun rising through a hazy fog is a beautiful sight at 6.30am.
The cycling is steady and on very flat tarmac roads - but they are LONG !! Beware of the hill though - you will be warned and as it's at the end of a long day it might tax your energy !! This holiday is not for those who want to go off road - apart from one road in the middle of the holiday which might or might not be finished.
You will see the wildlife - most of it is as you are riding along, so stop and take a look at the baby turtles or millipede or tarantula crossing the road. Oh yes and the Turkey Vultures flying overhead!
All of the hotels were quality places and are comfortable and clean.
You will also be very well looked after by your guide Fernando (what he doesn't know about Mayan history isn't worth knowing ) and Edgar, who will make sure your bike is in top class order and also keep you entertained especially if you have a decent play-list on your i-Pod and supply him with Aldi Mint Imperials and Fruit Pastilles !!
This really is a great trip and i had a brilliant time and learnt so much about Mexico and it's very friendly people.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“This took us first to Matera- the most amazing town to visit!!! and then on to Alberobello. Beautiful scenery, wonderful flora and fauna, interesting historic towns and villages, wonderful local food and wine...... We were lucky in being with a friendly group AND we had an outstanding guide- Giuseppe!!!”
Sandra's review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
  • Sandra
  • From France
  • On Jan 05 2018
“The staff, equipment, accomodations, location, food, and activities were outstanding. I loved staying, dogsledding and snowshoeing in pristine, gorgeous, magical suroundings. There were plenty of activities to do/try as a group or on my own with new found friends. All the winter clothing and equipment available made the trip particularly stress free and easy to pack for.
I loved every minute of this trip and highly recommend it!”
  • Day 1: Start Mexico City
  • Day 2: Coyoacan Neighbourhood, Frida Kahlo and Xochimilco Canals
  • Day 3: Teotihuacan and Mexico City's Old Town 
  • Day 4: Museum of Anthropology and History and Palacio Nacional; on to Puebla
  • Day 5: Puebla city tour and on to Oaxaca
  • Day 6: Monte Alban and Oaxaca
  • Day 7: Learn how to create popular Mexican dishes
  • Day 8: Teotitlan del Valle, Mescal tasting and on to Tehuantepec
  • Day 9: To San Cristobal
  • Day 10: Free day in San Cristobal
  • Day 11: To Palenque via Agua Azul
  • Day 12: Palenque Ruins, on to Campeche
  • Day 13: Uxmal, traditional lunch and Merida
  • Day 14: Tixkokob craft village, Izamal magic town and on to Chichen Itza
  • Day 15: Chichen Itza visit; on to Cancun; end Cancun
  • 14 nights in a mixture of standard and comfortable hotels with en suite facilities , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Travel by private minibus and boat
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Some long drives
  • Day of the Dead Festival special departure
  • All breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to Mexico City and from Cancún 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 Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors 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 Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 405 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 27 December 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors 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 Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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