Plenty to do and of interest on this family holiday which encompasses time in the lively colonial cities around Merida, visiting the jungle covered Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula and relaxing on the beaches of the Caribbean Riviera Maya.

Mexico for Families

  • Visit the jungle covered Mayan ruins of Yucatan
  • Relax and enjoy the beaches of the Caribbean Riveria Maya
  • Explore the colonial city of Chichen Itza

Cancun 2 nights | Chichen Itza 1 night | Merida 4 nights | Caribbean beaches 4 nights

Example Itinerary

Day 1 : London to Cancun

Fly to Cancun on the Mayan Riviera.

Days 1 and 2 : Cancun | Meals: Breakfast

Time to relax after your flights on the exceptional beaches with watersports and snorkelling, Guided visit to an intriguing underwater museum with exhibits that highlight coral conservation.

Day 3 : Cancun to Chichen Itza | Meals: Breakfast

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza for a guided tour of this Mayan city centre dominated by El Castillo pyramid. Overnight stay in Chichen Itza.

Day 4 : Chichen Itza to Merida

Drive from Chichen Itza to the beautiful colonial city of Merida.

Days 4 to 7 : Merida | Meals: Breakfast

Merida had limited transport links until 1950’s and so has retained its colonial buildings and atmosphere. Founded in 1542 on the site of a Mayan city, Merida has the second largest historic centre after Mexico City. Nicknamed the ‘White City’ because of the white limestone used in its buildings, parts of the Spanish walls still remain intact today. We include three guided day trips – one to a sisal hacienda, one to Uxmal, deep in the jungle with ruins of vast ceremonial temples and one to Celestun, a fishing village on the coast famous for its flocks of pink flamingoes.

Day 8 : Drive from Merida to Playa del Carmen

Days 8 to 11 : Playa del Carmen | Meals: Breakfast

A final few days to relax and enjoy the glorious beaches of Riviera Maya. We include guided day excursions – Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, with enormous flocks of birds as well as turtles and jaguars, and nearby Muyil’s Mayan temple; Tulum’s beaches and ruins and Xel-Ha underwater cave with shoals of tropical fish.

Day 12 : Cancun to London | Meals: Breakfast

Homeward flight from Cancun.

Day 13 : London

Arrival in London.

Indicative Holiday Prices

All of our holidays are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 13 day suggested holiday will cost from £3,799 per person (Superior) and £4,258 (Luxury) including international flights from UK, based on two sharing.