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Mexico Grande (Until December 2016)
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Viva Mexico! This place truly has it all! Crammed full of rich cultural tradition and diverse geography, there is something for everyone - from Puerto Vallarta and Cancun to the jungles of the Yucatan and from the World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza to the thriving metropolis of Mexico City. At every turn, there is so much to see and do! Immerse yourself in adventure activities, water sports, cultural sites, an unbelievable variety of food, and a sizzling nightlife! Mexico turns up the heat!

Latin America

Duration: 12 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 161083
Starts: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Finishes: Cancun, Mexico
You will Visit
  • Mexico City
  • Guanajuato
  • Guadalajara
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Tequila
  • Merida
  • Cancun

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Puerto Vallarta

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico's most popular beach destinations. Today, meet up with your group & get ready for a day of exploring the golden sands or famous seaside malecon (promenade) lined with bars, restaurants & shops.

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Day 2: Puerto Vallarta

Today you’re free as a bird and that means exploring as much or as little of Puerto Vallarta as you like. Punta Mita is known for perfect beginner waves if surfing in a secluded bay is your thing, if not, then there are plenty of other activities on offer, including a ride on a pirate ship cruise compete with an acrobatic performance and fireworks. Sign us up! What else? Today you could find yourself speeding through the jungle on a zipline, or getting spending the day away at the beachside town of Sayulita. And for those keen to kick it right in downtown Puerto Vallarta, then head to some beachside watering holes for drinks, giant lobster feasting, swims and people watching. One, two or a combo of all are well and truly acceptable.

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Day 3: Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara

Today we head to the city the locals call the "Pearl of the West", Guadalajara! Take a closer look at buildings & plazas filled with great murals & history. Stroll through the charming streets of the historic centre where you'll visit the four main squares, inside city hall & the magnificent cathedral.

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Day 4: Guadalajara to Guanajuato

Today we drive to the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato. This afternoon explore the winding streets & subterranean passageways of this UNESCO World Heritage city. View the romantic "Callejon de beso" & hear the legend about the two lovers. Later, see the cast-iron & glass Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave Eiffel where you'll have a chance to shop for local sweet treats.

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Day 5: Guanajuato to Mexico City

Thanks to exploring the bright facades of the buildings of this Guanajuato, your eyes should be wide open by now. Just in time too, because there is so much to see and hear in Mexico City.

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Day 6: Mexico City

Today, we visit the unique floating gardens & markets of Xochimilco. Then, it's off through "The City of Palaces" to see the ancient ruins & colonial-influenced yet modern architecture.

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Day 7: Mexico City

Start the day with a tour of the incredible ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Afterwards, get back to Mexico City for some down time before we head out for a night on the town.

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Day 8: Mexico City to Merida

Leave behind the buzz of Mexico City & fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Tour the city’s gorgeous colonial buildings & Government Palace before indulging in a mouthwatering Yucatecan meal.

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Day 9: Merida to Cancun

Immerse yourself in a Mayan history on a guided tour at Chichen Itza - the country's spectacular ancient Mayan city. this afternoon we arrive in legendary Cancun with its endless shopping, nightlife & outdoor hub hotel.

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Day 10: Cancun

Make this city your playground & start out with a day fee to explore. From snorkelling the clear blue waters to sitting back with a beer. You can shop, catch some rays & people watch.

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Day 11: Cancun

Soak up all the Cancun action you want today - swim through a jungle lagoon, snorkel, or take a day trip to beautiful Isla Mujeres for some delicious seafood & sightseeing. Then for your last night, party in great bars & dance clubs 'til the sun comes up.

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Day 12: Depart Cancun

The trip ends after breakfast and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • 11 nights twin-share accommodation
    • Modern, air-conditioned coach
    • Flight from Mexico City to Merida
    • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
    • Local taxes & service charges
      Staff
    • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
      Food
    • 15 Meals (11B, 4D)
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Tour Highlights:
  • Guided tour of Guadalajara
  • Walking tour of Guanajuato
  • Visit the Hidalgo Market
  • Cruise on a Trajinera & discover Xochimilco
  • Visit Coyoacán, birthplace of Frida Kahlo
  • Visit the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacan
  • Walking tour of Merida's sights
  • Swim in a Cenote