Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CENTRAL AMERICA

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Chichèn Itzá

Valladolid

Mérida

2

1

1

1

Playa del Carmen

MEXICO

Gulf of Mexico

Campeche

Yucatán Peninsula

Mexico City

Puebla

2

2

Oaxaca LAND NIGHTS STAYED 2

1

Palenque

1

GUATEMALA

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

SMALL GROUP TOUR

TOUR DETAILS INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Guided tour of pyramids of Teotihuacan • Orientation walk of Puebla, Merida and market visit in Oaxaca • Guided tour of the mighty Palenque ruins site • Visit to colonial seaside town of Campeche • Guided tour with a local guide of Chichén Itzá • Free time in Playa del Carmen to relax by the beach • Visit to El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant and Youth Art Program in Playa del Carmen – a G Adventures for Good project 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 PRICES INCLUDE • 13 nights’ hotel accommodation • Meals as specified: 13 breakfasts and 1 dinner • Shared touring by private vehicle and public air-conditioned bus • Services of a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and local guides • Internal flights and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 5; Feb 2; Mar 2, 30; Apr 27; May 18; Jun 8, 29; Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 31; Sep 21; Oct 12, 26; Nov 23; Dec 21, 28 £1199 per person PRICES FROM:

PRICES FROM £1199pp

14 day Classic Mexico Adventure Mexico City • Puebla • Oaxaca • Palenque • Merida • Valladolid • Chichen Itza • Playa del Carmen

Day 1: Arrive Mexico City On arrival, transfer independently to your hotel (ask about adding a transfer). The day is free to explore before a welcome meeting with your CEO and fellow travellers. Day 2: Mexico City Enjoy free time to explore Mexico City. Opt to check out the sprawling zócalo (main square), visit the Frida Kahlo museum in vibrant Coyoacán, or view impressive Mayan and Aztec artefacts at the National Anthropology Museum. (B) Day 3: Mexico City - Puebla Rise early and explore the ancient city of Teotihuacan on a guided tour. Work up a sweat climbing the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, and be rewarded by sweeping views of the ruins site. Travel to Puebla and enjoy an orientation walk downtown. (B) Day 4: Puebla Enjoy a free day to explore the city. Opt to visit a ceramics workshop, check out the pyramid of nearby Cholula, a massive archaeological site dating from at least 100AD, sample delicious local specialties, or watch a lucha libre wrestling match at night. (B) Day 5: Puebla - Oaxaca Journey south to beautiful Oaxaca, and get a feel for the city on an orientation walk, stopping to visit one of its sprawling markets. (B) Day 6: Oaxaca Take advantage of free time, and opt to explore the ruins at Monte Alban, learn to make mole in a cooking class, buy local handicrafts at nearby artisan villages, or samples some mezcal at a local distillery – look out for the worm! (B) Day 7: Oaxaca - Palenque Travel in style and fly to Villahermosa, then transfer to Palenque by land. (B) Day 8: Palenque Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque, set in the jungle of Chiapas. See the highlights – the Temple of the Cross Group, Temple of Inscriptions and the Grand Palace. Howler monkeys sound in the distance as the fog rolls in and out of this mystical site, one of the most important centres for trade and culture during the end of the Classic Maya period. In the afternoon opt for a jungle walk. (B)

Day 9: Palenque - Mérida Travel to the Yucatán Peninsula, stopping off in the seaside historic city of Campeche. Upon arrival in Mérida, enjoy an orientation walk to get to know the city’s layout and attractions. (B) Day 10: Mérida Enjoy a free day to explore Mérida and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Uxma, explore the main square and historic buildings of Mérida, or take a horse cart to ride to an underground sinkhole hidden inside a limestone cave. (B) Day 11: Mérida - Valladolid Explore the ancient Mayan City of Chichén Itzá with a locally guided tour, and then continue on to the quaint city of Valladolid. Opt to cool off with a swim in a nearby cenote, a natural water-filled sinkhole. (B) Day 12: Valladolid - Playa del Carmen Travel to Playa del Carmen to lounge on Mayan Riviera beaches. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program. (B) Day 13: Playa del Carmen Opt to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or just play in the waves and enjoy some beach time! (B) Day 14: Depart Playa del Carmen Your tour concludes today after check out of your hotel. Ask about extending your stay. (B)

TOUR STYLE: Small Group (Classic)

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Mexico City and Playa del Carmen. Please call for details.

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