Ticking all the boxes, this slower-paced eight days in Mexico, starts in the hustle and bustle of Mexico City and finishes in the tranquility of the Caribbean coast, uncovering Mexico’s spine-tingling past and discovering historical gems at numerous archaeological sites en route. Eat honest, authentic street food, walk the Avenue of the Dead in Teotihuacan and enjoy four fabulous nights on the golden sands of the Riviera Maya.  


  • Visit Chichen Itza - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean sea.
  • Climb the 65m tall Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.
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Destination Expert Charlie Lockwood


Latin America Specialist


  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrival, Mexico City

    Arrive in Mexico City, the exhilarating capital of this fascinating country and head to the Hippodrome Hotel to catch your breath.  Mexico is home to some of the world’s best restaurants and one firmly on our ‘highly recommended list’ is Pujol.  The brainchild of much-admired chef Enrique Olvera, it was recognised as the “best restaurant in Mexico City” by Wall Street Journal. 

    Overnight: Hippodrome Hotel Condesa

  3. Day 2 Mexico City

    Spend a day exploring and include a visit to the vast and lively Zócalo, aka the Main Square, for its wonderful atmosphere, plentiful vendors selling authentic street food and, if you’re lucky, Aztec dance performers.  Also located within the Zócalo is the Metropolitan Cathedral, the largest (and possibly most impressive) in the Americas. After lunch, head to the National Palace, home to the murals of Diego Rivera. 

    Overnight: Hippodrome Hotel Condesa

  4. Day 3 Teotihuacan

    Head north east to Teotihuacan, ‘The Birthplace of the Gods’. Walk down the Avenue of the Dead, so called as it was the route that sacrificial victims walked before climbing the pyramid to be sacrificed to the Gods.  In the afternoon head back to the less grizzly confines of your hotel and enjoy dinner in the hotel’s Hipp Brasserie. 

    Overnight: Hippodrome Hotel Condesa

  5. Day 4 Mexico City to Rivera Maya

    Fly from Mexico City to Cancún, leaving the bustling city behind. Slow the pace down in the tranquility of the Riviera Maya for the next four nights.  Surrounded by 240 acres of tropical forest criss-crossed with wildlife-rich crystal waterways and flanked by the sublime Caribbean coastline, the Fairmont Mayakoba is the ultimate sanctuary in which to recharge. 

    Overnight: Fairmont Mayakoba

  6. Day 5 Chichen Itza

    Head north to the ancient city of Chichen Itzá, Mexico’s most famous archaeological prize. Visit the Temple of the Warriors, the ballcourt and Sacred Cenote (natural sinkhole in this arid region). Nominated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Chichen Itzá is guaranteed to be busy but an essential visit and captivating insight into the country’s significant history. 

    Overnight: Fairmont Mayakoba

  7. Day 6 Tulum

    Spend the day in the ancient Maya city of Tulum, with its spectacular panoramic views over the Caribbean Sea.  Explore the temples which honour the Gods of the wind and rain, perched magnificently over the coastline and swim in the warm azure waters below. Take it all at your pace, perhaps taking time to wander through the bohemian shops and cafés.  

    Overnight: Fairmont Mayakoba

  8. Day 7 Day at leisure

    The final day of this action-packed week is yours to enjoy as you please.  There are various pursuits on offer from boat trips along the canals and non-motorised water sports to a round of golf and exploring nature trails on foot or by bike.  Book yourself into the Willow Stream Spa, or simply soak up every sun-drenched moment on the powdery white sands in this idyllic location.

    Overnight: Fairmont Mayakoba

  9. Day 8 Depart Cancun

    Travel north to Cancún International Airport to catch your flight home. 

  10. Depart


Low £ 2,500 $ 3,427
Mid £ 2,850 $ 3,906
High £ 3,120 $ 4,276


  • ​Per person based on two people sharing a room 


  • ​All transportation by private vehicle.
  • The service of a private English-speaking guide.
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Flight, Mexico City to Cancun


  • ​International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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