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Mexico. A country of passion: passion for art, for music, for sport and most of all, for food. Sharing a border with the Unites States to the north and Belize & Guatemala to the south, its food is as diverse as its terrain. Savor ceviche, sip tequila & shop with an expert in a local market on this six day adventure from Mexico City to Merida. Throw out those preconceived notions of what Mexican food is all about & get ready to experience authentic dishes, Munch style.

Latin America
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: 173.538/210970
  • Starts: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Finishes: Cancun, Mexico
You will Visit
  • Mexico City
  • Merida
  • Cancun

Itinerary

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Day 1: Mexico City

It’s a busy one today, travellers. Archaeological city Teotihuacan, pyramids and Aztec temples are the focus for this leg of your journey. As you go, local guides will kindly impart their extensive knowledge on many interesting topics so you're in the know on anything and everything here. Tonight, re-fuel with city eats, like enchiladas, tamales, tacos and even head out and get a little loco. And if you happen to be here at the right time, you might even get to experience Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling!

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Day 2: Mexico City to Merida

Ciao for now, Mexico City. We'll be seeing you again soon, but not before we slow the pace way down and book ourselves in for some beach time.
Soft and beautiful, Merida will take you in her arms and show you the quieter side of Mexico. A walking tour will show off this small town’s gorgeous atmosphere, and it won't take you long to feel right at home once you reach the old town. You’ll have some free time to explore the bustling markets rich in treasures to take home. Tonight, we'll learn to cook regional dishes of the Yucatan including Cochinita Pibil - yum, yum, yum.

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Day 3: Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza

Pack up your swag of Mexican trinkets and say goodbye to the calm oasis of Merida and hello yet another incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Chichen Itza.
These ancient ruins are the most famous and best preserved of their kind in Mayan history. These iconic ruins are one of the big ticks of this country, and a true sight to behold. With our Local Guide leading the charge, Chichen Itza will provoke questions about the Mayan calendar, the positioning of the sun, the connections of the ruins around the country, and the worlds that came before us - a truly special spot on the trip and a history buff's delight. With more knowledge than you can handle, it's time for a change of scene, and a dip in an Instagram worthy cenote. These underground lakes or waterholes are are refreshing, lush, foliage covered and a much needed break from the sunshine.
In stark contrast, next up is Mexico’s super resort – Cancun. With high energy party vibes oozing from its pores, this stop is a no brainer when it comes to getting involved in the nightlife. One suggestion for tonight is dinner at the Mercado 28, a busy market serving true Mexican delights before heading out to get your P-A-R-T-Y on.

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Day 4: Cancun

Just incase you don’t know the drill by now, an ice cold cerveza should remind you that Cancun is a hub of wonderful entertainment. Feel like taking things further afield? A day trip to Playa del Carmen could be just the ticket. White sand beaches, snorkelling, colourful cafes lining the streets and classic locals and shopping will see you living the good life and playing local in paradise. The legendary nightlife will certainly whip up yet another storm of dancing and live music back in Cancun tonight, so go on, get out there tonight and hit the dancefloor with the squad. Your Trip Manager knows this party like the back of their hand, your guarantee to be the know on all the best spots to head.

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Day 5: Cancun

Fun is the name of the game today in this stunning white sand beach spot. Thrillseekers could take a trip to some hidden waters deep in the tropical jungle. A bit of rural island hopping, zipling a stint at Garrafon Natural Reef Park, a visit to some ancient Mayan ruins and finally some more swimming is all on offer. Explore the offshore coral reefs and caves while the sunshine ripples through the crystal clear water. Then back to Cancun where seafood by the seashore is on the menu for a fabulous open-air sunset dinner with the crew.

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Day 6: Depart Cancun

Morning global roamers, we came, we saw, we conquered all... We'll fuel up on one last breakfast together, then it's time to wipe away the tears and do those final friend requests because today you're homeward bound with firm plans in full steam for a Contiki 2.0 reunion in Asiano-doubt.

Inclusions:
      Accommodation
    • We always provide comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy hotels with twin share rooms and bright communal areas for you and your new squad to relax and socialise
      Food
    • You can count on us to refuel you with a hearty breakfast every day, plus a few delicious dinners along the way, but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best local cuisine. We'll get 7 of your meals, you get the rest. Taste it all - from simple street eats to gourmet fare
      Staff
    • Don't fret, you'll be accompanied by the best Drivers, Trip Managers and English-speaking Local Guides around. Whether providing local knowledge or lols, our team members are people you can trust 100%. Not to mention your new squad of Contiki travel buddies
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Tour Highlights:
  • Arrive Mexico City: Tour the Pyramids of Teotihuacan
  • Mexico City to Merida: Included flight to Merida,Learn to cook regional dishes of the Yucatan
  • Cancun: Relax on the white sand beaches,Sunset beach dinner