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Mexico Grande (From January 2017)
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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: 161138
Starts: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Finishes: Cancun, Mexico
You will visit
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Guadalajara
  • Guanajuato
  • Mexico City
  • 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

This morning maybe give surfing a go in a hidden beach along the bay. You could also opt to explore the Marietas Islands for wildlife on an eco-tour. The islands, made famous by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, provide the perfect environment for snorkelling & kayaking. Tonight maybe take in a performance over dinner on an optional ride in the bay.

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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

We travel to Mexico City through the charming countryside of the colonial heartland. We'll make our way through agricultural districts that lead to bustling Mexico City, the largest city of the country & the oldest capital city in North America

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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
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Tour Highlights:
  • Walking tour of Merida's sights
  • Swim in a Cenote