Highlights of Mexico

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36065
  • 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 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the very best of Mexico on this short trip
  • Explore Aztec and Maya sites poking out of the jungle
  • Experience the colourful indigenous town of San Cristobal
Start in Mexico City and end in Playa Del Carmen, the "Highlights Of Mexico" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Campeche, Playa Del Carmen, Palenque and 3 other destinations in Mexico. "Highlights Of Mexico" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

From the captivating capital to the sun-soaked Caribbean coast, get an introduction to Mexico on this whistle-stop tour. Journey through the country's vast history, uncovering Mayan gems including Palenque and Chichen Itza as well as the charming Colonial town of San Cristobal. Finish up on the Yucatan Peninsula, where we combine ruins with a side of relaxation, capping it off with a night in Playa del Carmen.

Visit archaeological wonders - Discover bucket-list sites like Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Explore colonial icons - Walk through the colourful markets of the picturesque city, San Cristobal de las Casas.

See the Sumidero Canyon - Take to the water on a boat trip through this towering gorge, spotting wildlife along the way.
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  • Day 1 : Join tour in Mexico City
  • Day 2 : Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids, tour of Mexico City
  • Day 3 : Fly to Tuxtla Airport, boat trip through Sumidero Canyon en-route to San Cristobal
  • Day 4 : Visit indigenous villages, free afternoon in San Cristobal
  • Day 5 : Travel to Palenque via Agua Blanca waterfalls
  • Day 6 : Discover the Mayan site of Palenque, continue to Campeche
  • Day 7 : Visit Uxmal and drive to Merida
  • Day 8 : Explore Chichen Itza and continue to Playa del Carmen
  • Day 9 : Trip ends in Playa del Carmen
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • Hotel Casa Blanca (2 nights)
  • Hotel Arrecife (2 nights)
  • Hotel Maya Tulipanes (1 night)
  • Hotel Mision Campeche (1 night)
  • Hotel Nacional Mérida (1 night)
  • Maria Bonita (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Mexico City and from Playa Del Carmen 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 Highlights of Mexico tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Robert
  • On Apr 14 2020
5 - Excellent
Excellent trip, thank you.
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.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights 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 20 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 September 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

Highlights of Mexico tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Highlights 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.
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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