You start your trip in Mexico City. This city has so much to offer that you could easily spend a week here, but we narrowed it down to the absolute highlights. Then you head to Puebla and Oaxaca, two cities steeped in tradition and surrounded by mighty volcanoes. From here you fly to Cancun where you get into your rental car and head to the wonder that is Chichen Itza. From there you explore the gorgeous city of Merida before heading to the jungle city of Calakmul. The amazing colours of Laguna Bacalar are next before you end your trip on the bounty island of Isla Mujeres.
Hardly anyone knows this place. Yes, it is quite a drive but the rewards are amazing. Deep in a local
mountain range lie the hot springs. They are nice but we suggest you head to the river filled with
warm water for you to bathe in and then head to the caves surrounded by amazing waterfalls. Inside
the caves the water is warm, something you never experienced before. At the end of the day you
get back to Mexico City (optional day tour)
Another option could be to take a boat ride around Xochimilco, visit Frida Kahlo’s house in Coyoacan
or explore the pre-Hispanic site of Teotihuacan, and climb the impressive buildings, including the
massive pyramids of the sun and the moon.
Today you go on a self-guided tour to discover the mountain top ruins of the Zopotecan/ Mixtecan
city of Monte Alban which sits 10km outside of Oaxaca. You will be taken to Monte Alban, with your
bike, in a van then after visiting the ruins you can make your own way back to the city via some of
the surrounding villages famous for their markets and handicrafts. On arrival, you can drop off your
bike, enjoy a well-deserved rest and try some local food!
Today you have a short distance to cover. It will be about a 2 hours’ drive to get to the town of
Merida, locally also known as the White Town. It will be a nice change to walk in the city centre full
of gorgeous squares and churches. The zocalo, the town square, is always a place where every
evening people gather to discuss the day.
In the morning we will take you on a kayak tour to get to know this laguna with it’s amazing colors.
But there is so much more. Kingfishers in the branches as well as well camouflaged iguana’s will be
watching you curiously. In the nearby town there is an amazing cenote (a natural made sweet
water hole) which is also well worth a visit.
You drop your rental car in Cancun and take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. Even though this island is
right opposite Cancun it still has all of its charm. Laid back is the magic word here! Your hotel is
right by the sea and the white sand will be beckoning you.
Well, that is certainly an option but much like Isla Holbox you have the option from June to
September to head out on a boat in search of manta rays and whale sharks! If you want something
else, then white sand and turquoise waters then head to northern side where cliffs host some very
You take the ferry back where we will be waiting to put you on a plane back home……..