Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors

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  • Local culture
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Cancún, Mexico
  • +11
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  • Mexico's intense culinary and artistic traditions
  • From ancient temples and cities to colonial town
  • Highlands, jungles and coastlines
Start in Mexico City and end in Cancún, the tour Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors is a guided local culture tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Palenque, Campeche, Merida and 9 other destinations in Mexico. Mexico: Mayans, Aztecs & Conquistadors is a small group tour which 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 4,280 reviews
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“Excellent trip which exceeded our expectations. Much of the walking is on open terrain with only a few, predominantly empty, settlements interrupting the vast expanse of the landscape leading to a great feeling of isolation and timelessness. Weather permitting, the views of the snow capped mountains which surround Milam Glacier -Rishi Parvati, Hardeol, Trishuli- and those of the peaks of the Nanda Devi range itself are spectacular and of a similar class to those of Nepal. It is a long two days journeying to the start of the trek at Munsiyari but the scenery from the minibus is lovely and the rail journey to Kathgodam we found an interesting experience - the food and on board service is good. The evening spent at Almora allows time to visit the Nanda Devi temple complex. The first two and last two days of the trek are the hardest involving ascent/descent but in between the walking is relatively straightforward. We felt the trip grading of 4 to be appropriate (but note that this now appears to have changed to 5.)”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“Amazing adventure with a great group of people, excellent team leader and sherpas.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic introduction to this beautiful country. You pack a huge amount into a short space of time and I left feeling that I wanted to come back and see more. From camel-trekking through a sandstorm to drinking mint tea in our guide's family home, this trip was full of memorable experiences. The people of Morocco were so friendly and welcoming and lots of fun. The scenery was spectacular, especially up in the mountains. I think the view from the gite might be a little slice of heaven!”
  • 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.


For any tour departures within 09 May 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 May 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

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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