Authentic Mexico

Mexico City, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque & Campeche

From £5300 Per person in low season
From £5800 Per person in high season

based on 10 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Based on 2 people sharing.

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  • Explore the jungle-clad ruins of Palenque, arguably the most beautiful of all the Maya sites

  • Mexico City provides the perfect introduction to Mexico's rich history and culture

  • Visit the villages of Chiapas with their remarkable weavings, churches and food, still rich in Maya tradition

  • Discover the walled coastal city of Campeche, an undiscovered gem with a laidback atmosphere

  • Get under the skin of Mexican cuisine in Mexico City

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Chiapas and the surrounding highlands have a temperate climate, and daytime temperatures generally remain warm all year round. Nights can be pleasantly cool in summer (June-October), but in the winter you’ll be glad there are blankets and fires in the rooms. Nestling in front of an open log fire can be very romantic - just bear in mind the nightly drop in temperature when you book your trip. The rainy season lasts from June to September.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday.


A fabulous journey into the living cultural heartland of the Mayas which takes you from Mexico City to Chiapas, visiting historic San Cristobal de las Casas and jungle-clad Palenque before finishing in the old pirate haunt of Campeche on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. An authentic introduction to Mexico's rich cultures.

  1. Fly to Mexico City

  2. Days 1-3: Mexico City

    Begin your trip with two nights in Mexico City and get under the skin of this buzzing capital. Explore colourful markets, sample delicious cuisine and listen to mariachi bands singing in Plaza Garibaldi.

    Try out one of the many up-and-coming restaurants and admire the country's artistic heritage at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, or simply wander the historical centre and soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant and cosmopolitan capital.

    Accommodation: Las Alcobas (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-6: San Cristobal de las Casas

    Next it's a short hop to Tuxtla Gutierrez, where we will take you by boat through the impressive Sumidero Canyon en route to San Cristobal de las Casas, one of Mexico's most picturesque and colourful colonial towns and the epicentre of vibrant arts and crafts made by the local Indians. Take some time to wander through the cobbled streets, haggle for a beautifully woven textile, visit a couple of excellent museums, and be sure to head out into some of the surrounding villages to see a way of life little changed in centuries. Stay for three nights and enjoy a guided tour of the city and its surrounding villages, interacting with the local weaving communities and hiking through rural Mexico.

    Accommodation: Hotel Bo (3 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Palenque

    Then delve into the Lacandon rainforest heading for Palenque, stopping off for a short stroll through the rainforest to the electric blue waters of the Agua Azul waterfalls. No-one can prepare you for the grandeur of Palenque as it looms from the jungle and you can wander among giant tree roots, exploring this glorious reminder of the Maya civilisation. The pyramid temples, friezes, ball courts and plazas are a tribute to the advanced civilisation of the Mayas. Stay at the beautiful Quinta Chanabnal, a delightful boutique hotel with a great ambience and superb food.

    Accommodation: Boutique Quinta Chanabnal (2 nights)

  5. Days 8-11: Campeche

    Then, it's on to Campeche, an old port on the Gulf of Mexico that was a major buccaneering port in its 17th century heyday. Now the streets are filled with wandering mariachi bands and buzzing restaurants, and a visit to the fort is redolent with history. Stay three nights at the superb Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a beautifully restored collection of houses which have been transformed into a boutique hotel with plenty of character. We have included a half day city tour of Campeche, along with a guided visit to the nearby ruins of Edzna which remain virtually undiscovered. The relaxed pace of Campeche makes it the perfect place to end your trip but those with more time may wish to head to the beaches of the Riviera Maya before flying home.

    Accommodation: Hacienda Puerta Campeche (3 nights)

  6. Fly home


  • Maya villages near San Cristobal

    Discover the fascinating villages of the Chiapas highlands where the Maya culture and traditions are still very much alive. Visit colourful markets and religious festivals, and meet inspiring community members to learn more about this unique way of life.

  • Mexico City's historic centre

    With a rich and diverse history, Mexico City's centre offers a perfect introduction to the empires of the Aztecs and the Mayans as you explore the vibrant Zocalo and its surrounding palaces, museums and cathedrals.

  • Private Full Day Tour to Palenque

    Many regard Palenque as the apogee of the Maya civilisation, and these amazing ruins looming out of the jungle lack nothing in atmosphere. Marvel at the remarkable pyramid temples, ball courts and ceremonial plazas with your private guide.


Mexico City, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque & Campeche

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