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Mexico Caribbean Coast

Mexico’s Caribbean Coast lies along the eastern coast of Yucatan Peninsula and is known for its beautiful beaches. Cancun, in the north, is the most famous with miles of long beaches lined with luxury resorts. To the south, Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town with palm-lined beaches backed by restaurants and laid-back bars, that come alive at night. This stretch of land, called Mexico's Riviera Maya is backed with all-inclusive resorts.

This tour is a memorable adventure taking in three different areas of Mexico: Mexico City, the sophisticated and vibrant capital of Mexico. Transfer to San Miguel de Allende, best known for its cobblestone backstreets lined with beautiful colonial buildings. Continue to Queretaro, one of Mexico´s colonial jewels with archaeological sites such as the pyramid in Corregidora and most beautiful at night. Then travel to Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coastline, a perfect place for a romantic hideaway.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 11-DAY EXCLUSIVE MEXICO ADVENTURE…
And, experience the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza.
 

What We Love
  • Enjoy a fabulous historical sightseeing tour of Mexico City
  • Visit the picturesque San Miguel de Allende with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture that has inspired generations of artists.
  • The Mayan Riviera is known for its long beaches, yoga retreats and ruins of a Mayan port city.
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
 
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's local activity providers in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Review

Begin in Mexico City, the sophisticated and vibrant capital of Mexico. Enjoy a privately-guided tour and visit excellent museums, such as the Museum of Anthropology; explore a variety of neighbourhoods, including those best known for their beautiful residences, colourful markets, art galleries and boutiques, and highly recommended restaurants. See murals, explore ruins such as Templo Mayor and the pyramids at Teotihuacan, and take a private canal cruise through the floating gardens at Xochimilco. Accommodation will be at one of the city’s leading luxury hotels.
 
Continue to San Miguel de Allende and take a privately-guided tour of town, best known for its cobblestone backstreets lined with beautiful colonial buildings. This quaint town is a thriving centre for art and culture. Continue on to Queretaro, one of Mexico´s colonial jewels and most beautiful at night. Investigate both its ancient history, evident in archaeological sites such as the pyramid in Corregidora, and colonial past. One day, if desired, AwimAway can arrange a private excursion to Guanajuato, a picture-perfect UNESCO-listed town. Paying homage to its colonial past, Guanajuato has no traffic lights or neon signs.
 
Continue to Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coastline, a perfect place for a romantic hideaway. Known for its numerous resorts stretched across its 80 miles of white sandy beaches, it has opportunities for both discerning travellers and adventurers. One day, enjoy a full day of flexible touring with options such as exploring the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum or Chichen Itza, swimming in a cenote (sinkhole), and snorkelling in a nature park, exploring a spectacular cave system and shopping at local boutiques. During ample leisure time, relax at your luxurious beach resort. Upon request, AwimAway can also arrange an excursion to the UNESCO-listed Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve or scuba diving on the nearby Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.  This tour is designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available.
Getting There

The only direct scheduled flights from the UK to Mexico City are from London Heathrow to Mexico City or London Gatwick to Cancún, both with British Airways. Flying from anywhere else in Britain to any other destination in Mexico, you will have to change planes somewhere.

If flying via the US, it’s worth checking if your transatlantic carrier has an airpass deal for non-US residents – most major US airlines do – by which you purchase coupons at a flat rate for a certain number of flights in North America (with a usual minimum of three). Depending on the airline, the pass will usually also include one or more destinations in Mexico and Canada.
 

 
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Mexico Caribbean Coast

Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Riviera Maya
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Mexico City Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.

Day 2 – City Tour
Mexico City Full-day private city tour.

Day 3 – The Surrounds
Mexico City Full-day private city tour.

Day 4 – Transfer
San Miguel de Allende Private transfer to San Miguel de Allende for 3 nights, with tour of Teotihuacan en route.

Day 5 – City Tour
San Miguel de Allende Half-day private tour.

Day 6 – The Surrounds
San Miguel de Allende At leisure. Additional touring or excursion to Guanajuato can be arranged, upon request.

Day 7 – Transfer
Riviera Maya Private transfer airport for flight to Riviera Maya. Private arrival transfer to resort for 4 nights.

Day 8 – Beach Stay
Riviera Maya At leisure.

Day 9 – Beach Stay
Riviera Maya Full-day flexible private touring. Options include Tulum, Chichen Itza, snorkeling, soft adventure touring, shopping, or other activities around the Riviera Maya.

Day 10 – Beach Stay
Riviera Maya At leisure.

Day 11 – Depart
Riviera Maya (Cancun) Private airport transfer.
 

 

Recommended price

  • 5-star: From GBP 300 per person per day
  • 4-star: From GBP 250 per person per day
  • 3-star: From GBP 200 per person per day

The true price is customised based on final choice of hotels, travel dates, and other custom preferences. All prices exclude international flights.

Price Includes: hotels, airport transfers and transportation within the country, unique experiences guided by local experts and 24X7 support during your trip.

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Overview Mexico is vibrant, colourful and unique. It's beautiful and diverse, with breathtaking vistas, numerous cultures, cuisines, handicrafts, music and art forms. The 500-year old ornate churches in Spanish architecture crown the hillsides, and plazas mark the centre point of Mexican cities. Although, some of the Mexican cities are at the height of urban sophistication, there are other parts of the country that feel more like forgotten Spanish colonies, with an all pervading influence of native American culture.

The adventurous traveller willing to get off the beaten track can explore amazing Aztec style temples and other cultural highlights. Those who like water can surf along its 6000-mile coastline, full of beaches, points, reefs and river mouths. Waves vary from slow rollers to crashing tubes and every few miles of waterfront offers a new surf spot. Mexico is a dream destination and it will fulfil every traveller’s dream!  

Where to go Mexico City may be a nightmare for travellers but its surrounding destinations offer the chief relics of the pre-Hispanic cultures of central Mexico: the massive pyramids of Teotihuacán and the main Toltec site at Tula. Travelling west towards Guadalajara, is the most gently scenic country in Mexico, where the thickly forested hills are studded with lakes and ancient villages.

South of the capital, the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, have some of the largest populations of pure indigenous groups; superb markets and fascinating archaeological sites. And San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, makes a nice stopover before travelling to the picturesque Maya ruins of Palenque.

East into the Yucatán are magnificent Maya cities – Chichén Itzá and Uxmal – and the burgeoning Caribbean resorts that stretch down the coast from Cancún. On the Pacific coast, where the surf is wilder and the scenery more rugged than in the Caribbean, Acapulco is a fine beach destination. Along the ocean to the north, hundreds of kilometres of relatively empty sand are broken up only by resort cities like Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

In the heart of the country, are the beautiful silver-mining towns of Zacatecas and Guanajuato, the historic centres of San Miguel de Allende and Querétaro, and many smaller places with a legacy of superb colonial architecture. Baja California in the far northwest of Mexico offers world-class whale-watching, untrammelled beaches and crumbling Spanish ruins.

When to go November to May: This is late winter in Mexico and the traditional tourist season, worth considering when thinking about the best time to visit. November is probably the ideal time to visit, with the rains over, the land still fresh and the peak season not yet begun. December through to April are the busiest.

January to March are the months to visit Baja California to see the visiting whales. May is a hot month and when the rains make a slow start in the south, gradually creeping northwards over the coming months.

June to October: Beginning in June, the rains begin to make their presence known, mostly in the form of an afternoon storm. July is the heart of Mexico's rainy season, though rains still accustomed to its afternoon routine, cooling down the temperatures. In August and September, rains become heavier, particularly on the Pacific Coast, where it is almost monsoon like. By October, rains begin to ease a little. However, high temperatures, heavy showers and humid conditions remain across much of the country.

Visa British nationals visiting Mexico as a tourist don’t need a visa, but you do need a tourist card, which you can get on arrival by completing an immigration form available at border crossings or on-board flights to Mexico. Immigration officials at the port of entry may ask to see proof of your departure plans from Mexico before allowing you entry to the country, although this isn’t a formal entry requirement.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Mexico.

Travelling to Mexico via the US: If you’re travelling to Mexico via the US, even if you’re only transiting, check the US entry requirements with the US Embassy in London. If you don’t have the correct authorisation you will not be allowed to travel to or transit through the US.

Further information can be found on the FCO’s US Travel Advice.