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Majestic Mexico & Copper Canyon

Experience more with so much included

  • Learn about fascinating Mesoamerican civilisations at the archaeological sites of Mitla, plus the UNESCO World Heritage sites of - Teotihuacán and Monte Albán
  • Discover Mexico City, explore the colonial suburbs of Coyoacán and visit La Casa Azul, former home of famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo
  • Journey on Mexico’s northwest railway which links Chihuahua City to Los Mochis, El Chepe Express train through the stunning Copper Canyon in the breathtaking Sierra Madre mountains
  • Journey through the northern states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua including the town of Creel and the city of Chihuahua
  • Be mesmerised at Mexico city’s vast National Museum of Anthropology
  • Explore the charming colonial city of Oaxaca
  • Stay in the enchanting town of El Fuerte, said to be the home of the legendary Zorro
  • Discover the area of Santiago Matatlan, famous for the alcoholic beverage Mezcal
  • See the world’s widest tree with a girth of 137 feet!
  • Return flights from London Heathrow, plus hotel transfers
  • 11 nights in three-star and four-star accommodation, with daily breakfast and eight meals
  • Inclusive of all taxes
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Selected departures available from April to June 2020

 
At a Glance
NEW TOUR FOR 2020
11 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
20 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 1 dinner
Programme of daily tours & visits
Expert tour manager
Return flights & transfers
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

It’s often said that the wealth of a country is to be found in its history and culture, in which case Mexico is truly blessed with an abundance of riches. Mexico has not only managed to perfectly blend its indigenous and Spanish cultures, but it has also developed its own unique identity.

Although part of Latin America, Mexico’s history is rather different – while other nations shared the same liberators or insurgents and succeeded in gaining independence without suffering terrible losses, Mexico unfortunately lost a sixth of its inhabitants in the fight for liberty.

Before the Spanish conquest, ancient Mexico was constantly fought over by different powerful cultures, the most advanced of which is collectively known as Mesoamerica. The ‘mother culture’ was the mysterious Olmec civilisation, which greatly influenced later Mexican civilisations. Then came mighty Teotihuacán, whose city stretched as far south as modern-day El Salvador. Perhaps the most famous are the Mayans, who not only attained astonishing heights of architectural and artistic expression, but also excelled in the sciences. Next we have the military-minded Toltecs who inspired the Aztecs, well-known for being accomplished artists and architects.

Our eye-opening tour takes you from the heart of cosmopolitan Mexico City to the rugged mountains of the northern states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa via one of the world’s great rail journeys, the El Chepe Express. Of course, we travel back in time to several UNESCO World Heritage sites to discover Mexico’s ancient civilisations. Along the way, we are rewarded with some of the most spectacular sights, such as the breathtaking Sierra Madre Occidental mountains, the mesmerising rock formations of Creel, and Copper Canyon, Mexico’s lesser-known but certainly no less impressive answer to the USA’s Grand Canyon. You’ll certainly treasure all these experiences for many years to come.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms are subject to availability, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow to Mexico City
  • Four internal flights as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers
  • 11 nights in three and four-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Eight meals (including one picnic lunch) 
  • Early check-in upon arrival with breakfast on Day 2
  • Late check out on Day 13
  • Local accommodation taxes
  • Touring and coach travel as mentioned in the itinerary
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Personalise Your Holiday

Make it Your Own

Copper Canyon Northern Mexico
 

Copper Canyon cable-car ride or zip-line experience

During our visit to the magnificent Copper Canyon, take an exhilarating cable-car ride or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, a zip-line through the canyon. Subject to season and availability.

Folkloric Ballet in Mexico City

Experience the world-famous Folkloric Ballet of Mexico City at the Palace of Fine Arts. Witness folkloric dances with music and costumes that reflect the traditional culture and various regions of Mexico.

Both experiences are to be booked and paid locally.

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Country: Mexico
  • Currency: Mexican peso 
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Time Zone: GMT-5
  • Flight Journey Time: Approx. 11 hr 55 mins
  • Deposit: £200 per person

Health

Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that in visiting a number of historical sites, paths may be uneven and uphill and we often enjoy walking tours of the main sights. Therefore, this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. In the tropics temperatures and humidity levels will also be quite high for most of the year. Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for India at least a month before departure.

Visa Information

British passport holders do not require a visa however all visitors require a tourist card (FMM Forma Migratoria Multiple) for completion upon entry and departure, for immigration purposes.

The FFM form can be completed in advance at https://www.inm.gob.mx/fmme/publico/en/solicitud.html 

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in requirements after this time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you re-confirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to travel.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Mexico City International Airport Mexico City 1 hr Oaxaca Mexico City International Airport 45 mins


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