A fantastic family vacation to Mexico's cultural sites and its idyllic, tropical beaches

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Private tours of San Miguel de Allende and Uxmal, Kabah and Chichen Itza Mayan ruins
  • Discover Mexico City's unique museums on a private tour
  • Fall in love with the small colonial town of San Miguel de Allende
  • Let the kids play sandcastles in the sunkissed Playa Del Carmen
  • Go wildlife spotting with a safari in Sian Kaan biosphere

What's included

  • 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
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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

Days 1-4

Mexico City

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Mexico City airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Mexico City

Accommodation in Mexico City

Mexico City's Downtown At TwilightMexico City's Downtown At Twilight
Three days exploring Mexico City Three days exploring Mexico City

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. Whether your family are culture-seekers or foodies, this vibrant city has something to offer every taste. Explore the palaces, temples, canals and quiet gardens that make Mexico City such a gem.

Teotihuacan, Avenue of the Dead
Private tour to the Teotihuacan archaeological site Private tour to the Teotihuacan archaeological site

Visit the ancient city of Teotihuacan in the valley of Mexico. This UNESCO World Heritage 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. The site is seeped in mystery and your guide will share the theories surrounding this mysterious site.

Museo Frida Kahol, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tour of Mexico City museums including the Frida Kahlo Museum Tour of Mexico City museums including the Frida Kahlo Museum

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.

Days 4-7

San Miguel de Allende

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in San Miguel de Allende

Accommodation in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende
Three days exploring San Miguel de Allende Three days exploring San Miguel de Allende

Rightly considered one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, this is your chance to relax and enjoy the charm of the local architecture and the city's rich historical heritage. Highlights include the San Miguel Arcangel Parish, the craft market and a chance to explore the colourful streets: it's no wonder San Miguel de Allende has been previously voted the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure.

San Miguel de Allende
City tour of San Miguel de Allende City tour of San Miguel de Allende

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.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Mexico City airport

Flight

Flight to Merida

Days 7-10

Merida

Merida Yucatan
Three days in Merida Three days in 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.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Merida

Accommodation in Merida

uxmal, mexico
Guided tour of the archaeological ruins of Uxmal and Kabah Guided tour of the archaeological ruins of Uxmal and Kabah

Containing well over 100 ancient Mayan archeological structures, Uxmal and Kabah are considered some of the most significant constructions of the Pre-Columbian world. Your visit will allow you to journey through the Mayan world of the past, see the figures and structures that help unravel the mysteries of this lost civilisation.

Days 10-15

Playa del Carmen

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Playa del Carmen

Accommodation in Playa del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen
Five days relaxing in Playa Del Carmen Five days relaxing in Playa Del Carmen

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.

sian-kaan-reserve
Private Jeep Safari to Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve Private Jeep Safari to Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve

Renowned for its natural beauty, the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve is a landscape of coastal wetlands and lagoons. Enjoy a private jeep safari with a boat ride to appreciate the array of fauna and flora that makes up this protected environment, which includes over 300 bird species.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cancun airport

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