Mexican Fiesta

Tour Length
9 days
From
US$1605
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Mexican Fiesta
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

History with Surf, Sand and Sun

05 Apr 2014 - 13 Apr 2014

This tour was more than I expected it to be. With a change in the itinerary a week before the start of the tour, I wasn't sure what to expect. Contiki delivered. This tour brought the city lifestyle, nightlife and culture together with a beach resort town and a Mexican-style small town (50,000 people). As you travel throughout central Mexico, starting and ending in Mexico City, you learn about the Aztec history and visit a few of the archeological sites of Cholula and Teotihuacan. You explore many of the 1000s of churches throughout the various states. Ish, the tour guide, provides great educational materials about the different conquests that occurred within Mexico including the French conquest and Spain conquest. Being more specific, in the city of Puebla, we visited the handicraft markets, tasted some traditional sweets and stayed just outside the center square. While in Acapulco, we experienced the nightlife, enjoyed a sunset cruise and gave the optional to kayak, snorkel or scuba dive. During our stay in Taxco, you stay at an old Mexican mission hotel and learn about the silver industry. Once back in Mexico City, we experienced the city lifestyle and nightlife. The food is exceptional, however I felt we weren't given many options for local cuisine. I love street tacos but we were only given 1 opportunity. This tour provided something different and unique as Mexico has such a strong culture and historical background (Mayans/Aztecs). I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for something different.

Review written Apr 2014

My Contiki was: Cultural, Adventurous, Educational

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Mexican Fiesta
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

GREAT TIME!

15 Feb 2014 - 23 Feb 2014

I did this trip February 2014. It was amazing because not only did you get the beach-side of mexico but you also got the cultural-side. I did and saw a lot of very cool things and I loved every minute of it. All I can say negative is that you will be one of the few leaving early because MOST people do the Mexico Grande tour (same tour exactly but also they do Cancun) everyone says Cancun was amazing and I felt I missed out. If you can afford it, do the Grande, but if you need a short-n-sweet time with just enough blend of culture, site seeing, adventure and nightlife Mexico is awesome! (plus, our tour guide Ish was amazing and i never felt alone or unsafe)
Any questions? Feel free to message me! I'd be glad to help out :)

Review written Mar 2014

My Contiki was: friends, mexico, drinks

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 8 nights twin-share accommodation
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • Local taxes & service charges

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager
  • English speaking local guides

Food

  • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Inclusions

  • Visit Cholula where the church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios stands above the buried pyramid Tlachihualtepetl
  • Dinner in World Heritage Puebla
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Me Time

  • Coyuca Lagoon
  • Tropical Birds, Sea Turtles & Botanical Garden
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$178
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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