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Family Mexico: Mayan temple adventures

12 days from £3142pp

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Family Mexico: Mayan temple adventures

12 days from £3142pp

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Our family holiday to Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula is jam packed with fun things to do and exciting, educational opportunities to boot. It’s a perfect destination for families, with plenty of sunshine, sandy beaches and jungle ruins. Hotels have facilities and attractions for family members of all ages. 

Here, you’ll find vestiges of the once supreme Mayan civilisation. Sites replete with temples and pyramids festooned with sacred carvings were, once abandoned, swallowed up by a rapacious jungle but are now gradually being revealed. There’re all rather Indiana Jones. You’ll visit the best known sites, Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Tulum: all are easily accessible; your guides will explain the history while the children climb the pyramids. 

You’ll also be based at the lively Spanish colonial town of Mérida, visit graceful Spanish colonial towns with their friendly Mayan inhabitants. Street markets, restaurants of all types and entertainments flourish here. 
At your beach hotel base on the soft-sand Caribbean coast at family-friendly Playa del Carmen there is time to laze on the beach and take part in water-sports and visit nearby wildlife reserves.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Cancún. Transfer to your hotel not far from the centre of town.

Day 2

Guided visit to sub-aquatic sculpture museum.

Day 3

Drive to Mayan archaeological site at Chichén Itzá. Overnight.

Day 4

Drive to Mérida, lively colonial and Mayan city; 4n.

Day 5

Guided tour to sisal hacienda Sotuta de Peón.

Day 6

Guided explorations of Mayan sites Uxmal and Kabah.

Day 7

Guided day trip to Celestún on the Gulf coast.

Day 8

By road to Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera.

Day 9

Guided excursion to Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

Day 10

Guided trip to Tulum and Xel Há.

Day 11

At leisure on the beach.

Day 12

Transfer to Cancún airport for international flight home.

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Places visited

Caribbean coast: Riviera Maya and Tulum

Underwater gallery
Thing to do

Visit an underwater sculpture gallery

Beachscape Villas at Kin Ha

Beachscape Kin Ha Villas & Suites


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What our experts say

My son’s words say it all ‘Walking and climbing the pyramids (at Chichen Itza) reminded me of my PlayStation games and the stories I have read on the Egyptian pyramids, only better."

Antonio Vaquero

Antonio Vaquero


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