Hidden gems of Mexico. Start in historic Mexico City with its Aztec ruins and amazing museums. Then, take the spectacular train journey through Copper Canyon, four times the size of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and stop in seven fascinating towns en route, travelling through 37 bridges and 86 tunnels. A true insight into the real Mexico. Then, fly to the Yucatan Peninsular to discover more of Mexico’s history – hidden Mayan ruins and picturesque colonial cities – before relaxing on a beach for a few days.

Discover Mexico: Copper Canyon, Mayan Ruins & Beaches

  • Explore Mexico City, viewing Aztec history and the renowned Frida Kahlo Museum
  • Take the epic Copper Canyon Train journey in the north of Mexico
  • Discover Mayan Ruins in Merida and relax on beaches for your final few days

Mexico City 3 nights |Chihuahua 1 night | El Fuerte 2 nights | Merida 3 nights | Playa del Carmen 3 nights

Example Itinerary

Day 1: London to Mexico City.

Fly to Mexico City on an overnight flight.

Days 1, 2 and 3: Mexico City | Meals: Breakfast

Time to relax after your flights. You will have a guided tour through Mexico City where you can see Aztec and Spanish history in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. And a guided visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum to see some of her most important works.

Day 4: Mexico City to Chihuahua | Meals: Breakfast

You will take a short flight from the capital to Chihuahua

Day 5: Copper Canyon | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will experience the Copper Canyon Train. The Copper Canyon, four times the size of the Grand Canyon in USA, is a spectacularly scenic area in Northern Mexico. This amazing journey takes a day starting at 6.00am and passing over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels before arriving at your final destination at 9.00pm. Overnight in El Fuerte.

Days 5 to 7: El Fuerte | Meals: Breakfast

A beautiful colonial town where your train journey ends. You will have the following day to explore at leisure.

Day 7: EL Fuerte to Merida | Meals: Breakfast

After a private transfer, take a short flight to Merida

Days 7 to 10: Merida | Meals: Breakfast

Merida had limited transport links until the 1950s and has retained its colonial buildings and atmosphere. Enjoy two guided day trips during your stay, Chichen Itza seeing the the famous Kukulkan Pyramid and a sacred Cenote and to Celestun, a fishing village on the coast famous for its flocks of pink flamingoes.

Day 10 : Drive from Merida to Playa del Carmen

Days 10 to 13: Playa del Carmen | Meals: Breakfast

A final few days to relax and enjoy the glorious beaches of Riviera Maya. Guided day excursions included – Tulum’s beaches and ruins and Ik-Hil Cenote an underwater cave where you can swim with shoals of tropical fish.

Day 13: Cancun to London | Meals: Breakfast

Homeward flight from Cancun.

Day 14: London Arrival in London.

Indicative Prices

All of our holidays are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 14-day suggested holiday will cost from £3,995 per person, including international flights from the UK, domestic flights, and transfer, based on two sharing.