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MEXICO UNVEILED

TRIP OVERVIEW

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Ready to take on Mexico in true Topdecker style? This trip has it all - from mysterious ancient ruins and outstanding natural beauty to swim stops, photo ops and mouth-watering cuisine. Picture this: wandering the temples of Teotihuacan, taking a dip in the sacred Cenote and seeing the amazing natural phenomenon of bioluminescence at Isla Holbox. It doesn't get any more awe-inspiring than this!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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BUCKET LIST

Guided tour of Teotihuacan

Guided tour of Chichen Itza

Guided tour of Tulum

Visit Isla

Holbox Bioluminescence tour

Punta Coco

ACCOMMODATION

10 nights in hostels

THE CREW

Awesome Trip Leader

TRANSPORT

Air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people) or spacious mini-coach (maximum 20 people)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Teotihuacan - Teotihuacan hot air balloon ride: $150USD

Mérida - Bus tour of Mérida: $15 USD

Playa del Carmen - Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve tour: $100 USD

Tulum - Visit Coba archaeological site: $80 USD

Cancún - Catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres: $70 USD

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ITINERARY

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

 

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Mexico City! Touch down at Benito Juarez airport, check into the hostel and get ready to start the trip in style: with a beer or two at El Pasaguero, one of Mexico's most iconic music halls. What better way to get to know your new trip mates? Here's to an unbelievable holiday!

MEALS - Dinner


 

MEXICO CITY (DAY TRIP TO TEOTIHUACÁN)

 

Engage explorer mode: today we’re off to Teotihuacan, the ancient ‘City of the Gods’. Fact: the oldest buildings here were constructed in around 200 BC. Take a moment to let that sink in as you stroll down the Avenue of the Dead and past the site’s pyramids and temples. Wanna take things to the next level? You could always jump on an optional Teotihuacan hot air balloon ride (goosebumps guaranteed). Archaeology = totally awesome.

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Guided tour of Teotihuacan

 MEALS - Dinner


 

MEXICO CITY TO MERIDA

 

Next stop, Mérida – the buzzing capital of Yucatán. A city steeped in colonial history (not to mention Mayan heritage), Mérida is the perfect place to spend a day checking out beautiful architecture, hunting down street food or simply sitting back and soaking up the local culture. If you’re keen to see as much of the city as possible, there’s an optional bus tour to get on board with. Warning: this one may just fill up your camera roll.

MEALS - Breakfast


 

MERIDA TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

 

Time to casually swing by one of the seven new Wonders of the World (as you do). The iconic ruins of Chichen Itza are next! On today’s guided tour, you’ll tick off the likes of the Temple of Kukulkan (‘El Castillo’), the Platform of the Skulls, the Plaza of a Thousand Columns and the Sacred Cenote. Basically, everywhere you look there’s something amazing to see! When you’ve soaked up enough ancient history for one day, we’ll hit the road to Playa del Carmen. Did someone say beach?

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Guided tour of Chichen Itza

 

MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch


 

PLAYA DEL CARMEN

 

Wake up – the white sands and blue waters of Playa del Carmen are waiting! When you get tired of lounging on the beach and splashing around in the sea, there are plenty of great bars to visit. Or, if you’re keen to escape the crowds, you could always take an optional tour of the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve. Here you’ll find coastal wetlands, shimmering lagoons, thousands of species of flora and fauna – and more natural beauty than you can possibly imagine. Sound good? We thought so!

MEALS - Breakfast


 

 PLAYA DEL CARMEN TO TULUM

 

Another day, another incredible archaeological site. You could get used to this! One of the last cities built by the Mayans, Tulum is famous for its mysterious ruins, sun-soaked shores and cenote caves. After learning some must-know Tulum facts from our local guide, you’ll have some free time to spend relaxing at the beach (exploring ancient ruins is tiring work, you know). Before the day is out, we’ll have just enough time to squeeze in a swim at the otherworldly Cenote Dos Ojos. This incredible underwater cave system is a snorkeller’s paradise!

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Guided tour of Tulum

MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch


  

TULUM

 

You've got a free day to spend taking on Tulum exactly as you please. What's it gonna be? You could top up your tan at the beach, dig into something tasty at one of the local restaurants or take some time to get to know the city a little better. Want more? Then why not try one of our optional extras? We're talking swimming with sea turtles (majestic AF) or a visit to the awesome Coba archaeological site - where you can zipline, canoe, swim in hidden caves and take a walk through the jungle. Just.. wow!

MEALS - Breakfast


 

TULUM TO HOLBOX

 

All aboard the boat! Today we’re moving on to Isla Holbox – a car-free island that’s best described as a little slice of heaven on Earth. Picture this: coconut trees, white sand and sparkling water. If you want to spend the day horizontal, we won’t judge. Just make sure you’re up in time for tonight’s bioluminescence tour at Punta Coco. This is where the magic happens! Thanks to this natural phenomenon, you’ll see the beach glowing neon blue. Check Google Images for proof...

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Bioluminescence tour, Punta Coco

 MEALS - Breakfast

Please note: If your trip date doesn’t coincide with a bioluminescence tour, we’ll visit stunning Cabo Catoche instead.


 

HOLBOX

 

Ready for more amazingness? Good news – today there’s a boat tour in store. As we float through the Yalahau Lagoon, you might be lucky enough to see some of the pelicans, crocodiles and dolphins that call this place home – and depending on when you’re travelling, you could even see some flamingos! After all of that wildlife spotting, we’ll make one more stop: a beautiful freshwater spring at Yalahau that’s said to have healing powers. Don’t just sit there – go for a dip and test it out!

MEALS - Breakfast


  

HOLBOX TO CANCUN

 

It's the final full day of the trip, so prepare to go hard before you go home. The city of Cancún is our final stop - and it's a peach of a place, if we do say so ourselves. Do the obvious and grab yourself a sun lounger, or go all-out with an optional catamaran tour to the paradisiacal Isla Mujeres. While here, you can strap on a snorkel and take a peek at the Faritos reef, go on a shopping tour AND take advantage of a delicious buffet and open bar. Don't mind if we do...

MEALS - Breakfast, Dinner


 

CANCUN

 

Nooooo! After breakfast, it’s back to the airport we go. Adios, Mexico! It’s been one heck of a ride.

MEALS - Breakfast

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are per person (pp) in NZD, twin share based on lead in season. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale until sold out. Airfares not included unless specified. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.