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Treasures of Central America: Heritage of the Aztec and Mayan Empires

18 days from £4,450pp

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Treasures of Central America: Heritage of the Aztec and Mayan Empires

18 days from £4,450pp
 

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Mexico is one of Latin America’s most vibrant and culturally rich destinations, with a huge diversity of historical, cultural and natural attractions. Its archaeological richness is second to none. Most of the sites are easily accessible, but many still have a feeling of remoteness; evoking the atmosphere of bygone times.

Travel from the pre-Aztec ruins of cities and temples around multi-layered Mexico City –where you will appreciate the Spanish colonial legacy in all its glory – to the temples and fortresses in the mountains around Oaxaca. Go on to explore the evocative ancient monuments, testimony to bygone Mayan empires, which lay hidden and silent for centuries amid the deep valleys and jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Cross the border into the jungles of northern Guatemala to explore Tikal: this vast Mayan site is one of the most impressive of its type on the continent; and on to Copán in Honduran, with its superlative intricate stonework.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Mexico City. Transfer to central hotel.

Day 2

Guided tour of Tula and Tepotzotlán.

Day 3

Guided city tour and excursion to Teotihuacan pyramids.

Day 4

By road to Puebla via Cholula and Tlaxcala.

Day 5

Drive to Oaxaca; guided excursion to the ruins of Monte Albán.

Day 6

Visit Mitla and El Tule.

Day 7

Fly to Mérida, Yucatán.

Day 8

Guided visit to the ruined Mayan city Chichén Itzá.

Day 9

Guided excursion to Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Kabah.

Day 10

Fly to Villahermosa, by road to Palenque.

Day 11

Guided excursion to Palenque archaeological site.

Day 12

Visit Bonampak and Yaxchilán; continue to Flores in Guatemala.

Day 13

Guided tour of Tikal, Mayan ruined city.

Day 14

By land over the border to Copán, Honduras.

Day 15

Guided excursion to Copán, Mayan city.

Day 16

By road to Antigua, Guatemala.

Day 17

At leisure in Antigua.

Day 18

Transfer to Guatemala City airport for international flight home.

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Included in this holiday

Mexico City
Places visited

Mexico City


 
Uxmal building
Thing to do

Visit Uxmal ruined Mayan temple complex


 
Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico
Accommodation

Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico


 

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