A Complete Family Vacation to Mexico
A fantastic family vacation to Mexico's cultural sites and its idyllic, tropical beaches
Personalised journeys from start to finish
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- Private tours of San Miguel de Allende and Uxmal, Kabah and Chichen Itza Mayan ruins
- Private tour options in Mexico City, Merida and Playa Del Carmen
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
- Especially designed for families
At a glance
This is an unhurried itinerary that includes some of Mexico’s best and most captivating highlights: colourful colonial cities packed with history, incredible Mayan archaeological ruins and gorgeous Caribbean beaches.
Your adventure starts in Mexico City, a fascinating mix of Aztec ruins, European heritage and cosmopolitan charm. You will then head onto the delightful colonial towns of San Miguel de Allende and Merida, with plenty of time in each to explore with private tours with our enthusiastic guides. We can include as much or a as little as you like based on what your family prefers.
To end your trip, relax on the powder-white tropical beaches of the Mayan Riviera, close to Playa del Carmen. During your time here you’ll head out to the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve on a private Jeep tour and explore this protected area, rich in wildlife.
Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Mexico City airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Mexico City
Accommodation in Mexico City
- 189 rooms
- Swimming pool
- King Cole Bar
- Two restaurants
- Children's Club
One of the city’s newest and most stylish hotels, the St. Regis is so much more than your typical business hotel. A combination of slick, contemporary design, and well-thought-out amenities, all the while making nods to Mexican culture and history in the form of local sculptures or pre-Colombian art. The hotel’s skyscraper structure gives it phenomenal views over this blinking, restless city from its rooms, gym, bar terrace and fantastic swimming pool. There is a healthy range of room categories from the deluxe to the Astor and St Regis Suites, all decorated in chic shades of purple, silver and green, and the service is impeccable. The Diana Restaurant specialises in delicious contemporary Mexican cuisine and the King Cole bar has a sleek, youthful vibe with a wonderful mural by Pablo-Weisz-Carrington. What’s more the hotel is in the city’s Zona Rosa on the grand Paseo de la Reforma avenue, a few minutes from the genteel Polanco and Condesa districts, with lots of superb restaurants, shops and the Anthropology Museum close by.
- 240 rooms
- Outdoor pool
- Fitness Centre
- Complimentary use of bicycles
Housed in a typically classical building on the city’s grand Paseo de la Reforma avenue, complete with a well-ordered courtyard, fountains and outdoor pool, the Four Seasons is the predictably opulent sanctuary in the midst of this busy capital city. With lots of space, on-site amenities, well-equipped bedrooms, the overall feeling is one of sophisticated calm contained within these elegant walls. The service is excellent and the city’s most famous avenue is right on the doorstep too, making you very centrally placed for exploring the city. Guests are free to use the hotel’s complimentary bicycles too.
Enjoy time in this bustling and cosmopolitan capital which has a fabulous selection of museums and art galleries for you to visit. Like any capital city, it is home to a large selection of great restaurants and lively bars. Your travel designer can recommend and arrange a selection of privately guided tours, or you can spend time relaxing in the comforts of your luxury accommodation.
Visit the ancient city of Teotihuacan in the valley of Mexico. This important archaeological site is a complex home to multi-family residential compounds, the avenue of the dead and a small portion of vibrant murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved.
Your tour starts at Coyoacan which translates as “place of coyotes” and then takes you to the Frida Kahlo museum, also known as the Blue House, which is dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The tour then continues at the Anahuacalli museum which is designed by Diego Rivera and houses his personal collection of pre-Hispanic art and his own work as well. Continue with the world famous National Museum of Anthropology. Your expert guide will add context and color to the many exhibits, with special attention to the Maya and Aztec display.
San Miguel de Allende
Private transfer to your hotel in San Miguel de Allende
Accommodation in San Miguel de Allende
- 37 rooms
- Two Restaurants
- In-house Sazon cooking school
Possibly rivalling the city with its intimate charm, this hotel is a collection of six, unique historic colonial mansions converted into 37 individually-decorated rooms, all for a wonderfully distinctive stay. Each of the mansions reflect a mix of 16th and 18th century Spanish architecture : vaulted ceilings, undulating stone arches, fountain and flower-filled courtyards and traditional wood furnishings. There is the Casa Principal (Andanza restaurant), Casa Fuente, Casa Caballo, Casa Limon and Casa Palma (pool and library), and Casa Parque (Cooking School and Laja SPA). As said before, there are no two rooms alike and each is adorned by the likes of period furnishings and stunning art and antiques, in superb fabrics and richly colored Talavera-tiled bathrooms. What’s more your stay feels very private given the grouping of rooms in the separate houses. The hotel’s Sazon cooking school is an absolute delight, and fantastic if you want to pick up a culinary souvenir or two. Dine on some excellent gourmet Mexican food at the Andanza restaurant or try some different types of tequila or mezcales at the adjoining Blue Bar. There is often live music being played in its inner courtyard too.
- 67 rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Fitness Room
- 1826 Restaurant
- Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar
- La Cava Wine Room
- Outdoor Amphitheatre
One of the most soulful hotels to stay in in all of Mexico, the quietly elegant Rosewood hotel also has a team of very attentive staff and a rooftop bar to die for. Very much keeping to the Spanish colonial style of the city, the hotel is in the typical urban hacienda style of courtyards, arches, cantera columns and traditional dark wood furniture. However belying its classical character, all of its spacious rooms have been renovated to high modern standards, and there’s an excellent spa, wine cellar, kids club program, as well as a spoiling menu of activities. Being about four blocks from the town’s central plaza, stepping out for a wander or a spot of shopping is easy, and the hotel’s rooftop terrace is one of the world’s best for sundowners and atmospheric dining.
Time to relax and enjoy the charm of this small colonial town, which is home to a selection of great restaurants, good places to shop, architecture and murals to gaze at. Your travel designer will be more than happy to recommend and arrange activities for your time here.
Your private guide will meet you at your hotel and you'll embark on a tour of the city and all its historical, architectural and artistic charms. Part of the excursion will include a fun visit to the Private Collection of Mexican Toys.
Private transfer to Mexico City airport
Flight to Merida
Enjoy time in Merida, seen as the capital of Yucatan Peninsula, where a lot of its economic and cultural activities take place, not to mention being the most sophisticated base from which to explore all the ruins along the Puuc route.
Private transfer to your hotel in Merida
Accommodation in Merida
- 17 rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Fitness Centre
- Gourmet Chocolate Shop
- Tequila Lobby Bar
- Partnered with a Private Beach Club (45 minutes drive away)
This brightly-hued boutique hotel in the heart of the city is a great modern option for those after both a good location and contemporary vibe. Contained within the typical façade of two colonial mansions, the decor reflects a different era if not a fusion of both, renovated to today’s standards and in a design-led style. The rooms are colourful, simple and urban with a clever blend of textures and amenities to hand (flat screen TVs, iPod docks, WiFi and L’Occitane bath products). Incorporating rose oil and cacao into much of the products used in its excellent Spa, a central courtyard swimming pool, gourmet chocolate shop and partnered with a good beach club, if you fancy a day at the coast, Rosas is a surprisingly original option for your stay in Merida.
- 18 rooms
- iPod docks, WiFi
- 2 Swimming Pools
- Full Spa
- Wine Cellar
- Tropical Gardens
Located just outside the city on the road to the Gulf coast, this lovely hacienda has estate-sized grounds lending not only a charming historic character but space and seclusion. It’s also within easy reach of both the city and beach too. Its cavernous eighteen rooms are very spacious, as are its ample patios, surrounding tropical gardens and pool area. Decorated in the rural hacienda style of the affluent Old World, heavy and dark handmade furniture, gilt frames, tall shutters, intricate tiled floors and stone pillared archways are prominent, successfully transporting you back to this magnificent era. The staff are immensely helpful and warm, the spa is well-equipped with a large menu of treatments and the atmosphere is delightfully peaceful.
- Seven rooms
- Private villa with three bedrooms
- Flat screen TVs, WiFi, A/C, ceiling fans, iPod docks
- Swimming pool
- Wine and tequila bar
This hotels scores points for both its location, being positioned right in Merida’s UNESCO-protected old quarter, and its elegantly stylish Old World décor. Housed in a 19th-century colonial mansion and reflecting all the opulence employed in the furnishings by that era’s sisal barons, Casa Lecanda is nothing short of stepping into a period that so shaped this city, and its ample patios and courtyards provide a wonderfully spacious sanctuary in this closely packed neighborhood. Its seven rooms have been fitted with the modern amenities yet keep hold of the mansion’s original style of hospitality. The staff are warm and welcoming, and there’s a fantastic choice of local to more regional activities to choose from.
Explore some of the region’s best ancient Mayan sites and archaeological ruins at Uxmal and Kabah.
Playa del Carmen
Private transfer to your hotel in Playa del Carmen
Accommodation in Playa del Carmen
- 65 rooms
- Tennis courts
- Three swimming pools
- Fitness centre
- Observation tower
- Four restaurants
- Wine cellar
A fabulously luxurious and secluded resort along the coast between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, this hotel enjoys a 25-acre jungle preserve fronted by the equally pristine sands of Maroma beach. Well known for its exceptionally attentive service, its palapa-style interiors, modern suites and manicured gardens are complemented by a huge range of facilities from a full spa to three swimming pools and four restaurants. Benefiting from its equidistant location between the two busiest towns along the Riviera Maya also means you are well placed for getting to local archaeological sites, going on shopping trips and innumerable adventure activities, all overseen from the refined privacy of this resort.
- 164 villas (8 categories ranging from 1 bed to 3 beds)
- 3 Restaurants
- Pool Bar
- Tapas § cocktail bar
- Golf club
Maintaining both its worldwide standards in luxury and signature Asian style, Banyan Tree has folded its elegant villas into a gated resort entwined in the Mayakoba coastal ecosystem of mangroves, lagoons and dunes. The setting is spectacular and its eight categories of villas, ranging from the one bedroom garden pool villa right up to the 3-bedroom townhouse adds a great element of choice this remarkably well-equipped resort, not to mention an extra element of seclusion. Dining here is also a delight with options of in-villa dining, a romantic ‘floating dinner’ on the Ixchel boat that drifts on the Mayakoba lagoon, then there’s private dining for groups in the La Cava wine cellar and chilling out at the pool bar, Mojitos at La Copa bar, followed by either Mexican, Mediterranean or Thai cuisine. With its own El Cameleon golf course, full spa and a range of local and regional activities, you are well connected to the treasures of the area too.
- 29 rooms
- 2 swimming pools
- Day Spa
For those that prefer a more intimate and ‘natural’ stay along the Mayan Riviera, than Esencia’s private fifty-acre beachfront boutique hotels offers up a wonderful alternative to the resorts that pepper this coastline. The Escencia channels the luxury of simplicity with palapa-style villas and white-washed rooms adorned with plantation shutters, arched orchids, oriental furniture, all the mod cons, elegant open gardens and beach area, and cultivates a general and genuinely palpable warmth to the entire property.
One of the most serenely beautiful coastal areas of Mexico and a great place to switch off and enjoy the tranquil, tropical surroundings. There is a wide spectrum of activities to choose from: scuba diving on Isla Cozumel, trips to cenotes, fishing, sailing, watersports, golf, and visiting the wonderful Mayan sites of Tulum and Cobá.
Enjoy a private jeep safari to the amazing Sian Kaan biosphere reserve with a boat ride to appreciate the array of fauna and flora that makes up this protected environment.
Private transfer to Cancun airport
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