Live la vida loca in Mexico!
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Group Size: Max 20
Trip code: TULM
Duration: 11 days
This unbeatable 11-day group tour takes you to all the spiciest hotspots in this amazing country. It’s bang on for adventurous travellers looking for a mix of beach, culture and nightlife. You’ll salsa ‘til the sun comes up, swim in underground caves, bliss out on paradise islands, explore ancient ruins and cruise on the bluest lake you’ve ever seen (no filter needed). Who’s getting the tequilas in?!
- Chill on the powder-soft sands of Isla Holbox
- Explore the ancient Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza
- Swim in Mexico’s most beautiful cenotes
- Take a boat trip on the ‘Lake of Seven Colours’
- Party the night away in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum
Day 1: Cancun. Ola amigos and welcome to Mexico! You’ll be met from the airport and taken to your starting accommodation in lively Cancun. Meet the rest of your group tonight and head out for a margarita!
Day 2: Isla Holbox. Are you ready for paradise? We’re off to the sleepy tropical island of Holbox today. Spend the afternoon swimming, bronzing your bod, or chilling in a sea hammock – bliss!
Day 3: Isla Holbox boat trip. You’re in for a treat today with a trip round three beautiful islands. See flamingos and penguins on Bird Island, swim in the cenote on ‘Eye of the Water’ island and stroll along Passion Island’s pristine beaches.
Day 4: Chichen Itza & Merida. It’s a real bucket-list moment today with a visit to Chichen Itza. After exploring the Mayan site, go for a swim in one of Mexico’s most beautiful cenotes, before travelling on to the beautiful colonial city of Merida.
Day 5: Merida. We’ll cycle between three stunning cenotes this morning. Spend the afternoon in Merida as you choose. Then try some regional cuisine at a food court, followed by a tequila and mescal tasting at a local bar. Last up, we’ll get our salsa on at one of the live music joints.
Day 6: Bacalar. Bacalar sits on the ‘Lake of Seven Colours’, so called because its colours range from indigo to palest turquoise. Spend the afternoon swimming or kayaking before enjoying sundowners by the water’s edge – lush!
Day 7: Bacalar. Today we’ll explore the stunning lagoon on a cruise. We’ll stop at several spots to get those killer Insta shots, to swim and to have some lunch – yum!
Day 8: Tulum. Home to dazzling beaches, spectacular Mayan ruins and lots of cenotes, Tulum’s a real all-rounder. Spend the afternoon exploring the town, or relaxing on the beach, before checking out the nightlife.
Day 9: Tulum. We’re off to Tulum Ruins today. They’re perched on a stunning cliff top with views out over the ocean and a blindingly white beach - make sure you’ve got your camera ready! Take a dip in the sea after and grab a cocktail at one of the quirky beach lounges.
Day 10: Playa Del Carmen. Spend your last full day in Playa Del Carmen, a popular town with lovely beaches, excellent reefs and buzzing nightlife. Hit the boutiques, top up your tan, or go snorkelling. Tonight we’ll head out for a farewell dinner and drinks with the group.
Day 11: Playa Del Carmen and trip end. It’s time to pack your stuff and to say adios to your amigos. See you again soon!
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The trip begins on day 1 in Cancun and finishes on day 11 in Playa Del Carmen. Cancun International Airport (CUN) is the nearest airport to both locations. You’ll be met from the airport on arrival by one of our local team and taken to the accommodation. There are no activities planned for day 1 apart from dinner and drinks with the group in the evening, so arrive at a time that suits you.
The trip ends on day 11 in Playa Del Carmen. It takes around an hour to get to the airport by taxi. You’ll need to arrange your own return transfers, although your guide can help with this.
10 nights accommodation are included on this trip. Rooms are on a dorm share basis, with the exception of Merida and Playa del Carmen which are twin share. If you wish to arrive before the trip start date, we can book additional nights of accommodation for you at an extra cost. Please contact a travel advisor for more information.
4 lunches are included. You’ll need to buy the rest of your meals yourself. This allows you maximum flexibility to eat where and when you like. From carnitas and tostados to mole and quesadillas, foodies will be well catered for in Mexico. Street-food vendors offer maximum flavour at minimum cost, so you can still eat extremely well on a budget here!
You need to be 18 to take part in this trip. This trip is designed for 18-35 years olds.
British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Mexico, but you’ll need to complete an immigration form and have it with you when you enter and when you leave. Your passport must be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Mexico. Visa requirements are subject to change. Please check with the relevant embassy before you travel.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.