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MEXICO Treasures of the Yucatán 13 nights from £2399 Including optional travel insurance or from £2328 without insurance§ Travel through the Yucatán and Chiapas in search of ancient pre-Columbian ruins, colonial towns and sites of outstanding natural beauty. Ancient sites Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ please call for details · 12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight · 22 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners Excursions and visits Sunrise tour of Chichen Itza Watch henequen fibre being made at a working hacienda Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal City tour of colonial Campeche Lago de Terminos boat trip and dolphin spotting Tour the Mayan ruins of Palenque Explore the unique ruins of Kohunlich l l l l l l l The pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza nights in hotel Chichén Itzá Izamal Cancun Tecoh Valladolid Celestún Biosphere Reserve Uxmal Campeche Laguna de Términos Villahermosa Champotón Chicanna Tulúm Bacalar lagoon Chetumal Kohunlich Mexico Palenque Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Two included drinks (house wine, beer or soft drink) with lunch and dinner Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l l Sunlight enters an underground sinkhole ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Mexico. Fly to Cancun, Mexico and transfer by coach to your hotel in Chichén for a two-night stay. D Day 2: Chichén Itzá. Explore your hotel, a grand colonial farmhouse, or discover the village of Valladolid and Cenote Hubikú. B Day 3: Chichén Itzá-Tecoh. Watch the sun rise over Chichén Itzá before the crowds arrive. Head to Tecoh for a two-night stay. B, D Day 4: Tecoh Relax at your hotel or join an optional boat tour of the Celestún Biosphere Reserve, where you can spot over 300 species of bird. B, D Day 5: Tecoh-Champotón. Tecoh is in the heart of Yucatan's henequén plantation zone. Learn about the making of henequén fibre on a guided tour of the hotel's working farm. Proceed to Uxmal, considered the most important site in Mayan culture. Stay two nights in Champotón. B, D Day 6: Champotón. Perhaps join an optional tour of Edzna, the most important Mayan complex in Campeche. Later, explore the city of Campeche and pick a restaurant for dinner. B Day 7: Champotón-Villahermosa. Drive to Villahermosa, stopping en route at Laguna de Terminos for a boat trip on the largest tidal lagoon of the Gulf of Mexico. Stay overnight in Villahermosa. B, D Day 8: Villahermosa-Palenque via La Venta. Visit Parque-Museo la Venta to investigate the collection of Olmec artefacts. Spend the next two nights in Palenque. B, D Day 9: Palenque. Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palenque. At the museum view a reconstruction of the tomb of K'inich Janaab Pakala, the Mayan ruler responsible for much of Palenque's architecture. B, L Day 10: Palenque-Kohunlich via Chicanna. Depart for your two-night stay at Kohunlich, pausing to explore the ruins of Chicanna. B, D Day 11: Kohunlich. Brave dense sub-tropical jungle to explore the Mayan site of Kohunlich. B, L, D Day 12: Kohunlich-Cancun. Visit Bacalar Lagoon before enjoying a guided tour of Tulum, a Mayan port ruin on the Caribbean. Continue to Cancun where you stay overnight. B Days 13-14: Cancun to UK. Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK. B Accommodation... Hacienda Chichén (4*) · Hacienda Sotuta de Peon (4*+), Tecoh · Tucan Siho (4*), Champotón · Marriott (4*+), Villahermosa · Villa Mercedes (4*), Palenque · Explorean Kohunlich (4*+), Chetumal · Presidente Intercontinental Cancun (4*+). Exclusively for solo travellers 13 nights departing February 17, 2020. Follow the same itinerary and enjoy the company of other solo travellers. Holiday code: AF690. Please call for details. You can extend your holiday on the Riviera Maya. Please call for details. Special interest holiday Archaeology. 13 nights departing Oct 19, 2020.Holiday code: AV113. Please call for details. New Archaeology departure for 2020 SAVE up to £250 per person on selected departures Prices from: Sep 16, 2019 2649 2399 Nov 11 2849 Jan 13, 2020 2899 Mar 2 2849 May 11 2749 Oct 19 - Archaeology 2899 2799 Nov 9 2849 Rooms for sole occupancy from £2978 Treasures of the Yucatan. Holiday code: MX101 / AV113. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 235 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on British Airways from Gatwick. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Ask about our great value upgrades to Premium Economy or Business Class · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book, please visit your Travel Agent 153