Private luxury tours in Mexico

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Luxury Mexico Tours

A Week in Mexico
(7 Days)
Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende

Mexico: City & Sea
(9 Days)
Mexico City, Riviera Maya

Highlights of Mexico
(10 Days)
Oaxaca, Mexico City & Teotihuacan, San Miguel de Allende

Best of Mexico City
(5 Days)

Culinary Tour of Mexico
(10 Days)
Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico City

Art, Crafts & Design of Mexico
(9 Days)
Mexico City, Oaxaca

Romantic Mexico
(11 Days)
Riviera Maya, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City & Teotihuacan

Best of the Yucatan: Merida & Riviera Maya
(8 Days)
Merida & Chichen Itza, Riviera Maya

Mexico's Colonial Heartland
(14 Days)
Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Morelia & Patzcuaro, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende & Queretaro

Family Tour of Mexico: Best of the Riviera Maya
(7 Days)
Riviera Maya with Tulum & Chichen Itza

Mexico in Style
(9 Days)
Colima (Hacienda de San Antonio), Los Cabos

Journey Through Mexico
(16 Days)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico City & Teotihuacan, Puebla, Oaxaca, Merida, Riviera Maya

Best of the Yucatan: Merida & Riviera Maya

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Merida & Chichen Itza, Riviera Maya

This private tour of Mexico focuses on the many highlights of the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula, including impressive Mayan archaeological sites, diverse natural landscapes, delicious local cuisine, golden beaches and the colorful city of Merida. The tour also features accommodation at a luxury beach resort and a luxurious hotel set inside a historic hacienda.

Begin in Merida, an attractive tropical city filled with colorful Spanish-colonial architecture. With your private guide and driver, tour sites related to Merida's long history, such as the 16th-century cathedral, which incorporates stones of a Mayan pyramid, and historic mansions that recall the city's prosperous past. Stroll through the bustling Plaza Grande, browse local markets for spices and folk art and perhaps visit the Regional Museum of Anthropology, housed in a beautiful palace. One day, tour the extraordinary Mayan ruins of Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another day, visit the Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to cruise through mangroves and look for flamingoes, monkeys, turtles and other native animals. Alternatively, Artisans of Leisure can arrange a Yucatecan cuisine cooking class at a renowned local cooking school.

Next, visit the impressive Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, another remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue to Riviera Maya, a resort area among the mangroves and beaches on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, for several days at an exclusive luxury beach resort. During private touring, enjoy options such as exploring the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, which sit atop cliffs overlooking the sea; an excursion to the UNESCO-listed Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve; swimming in a cenote (sinkhole); exploring a spectacular cave system; and shopping at local boutiques. Another day, take a fun snorkeling excursion to see the region's abundant marine life. During ample leisure time, relax at your luxurious beach resort. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as cooking lessons, private yacht charters, visits to Mayan ruins at Coba or Ek Balam, or scuba diving on the nearby Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Cancun or Merida
Private arrival transfer to Merida hotel for 3 nights. Time permitting, afternoon private tour of Merida

Day 2

Merida
Private tour of Merida, nearby ruins and local Mayan villages

Day 3

Merida
Private excursion to flamingo sanctuary or cenotes, or private cooking lesson

Day 4

Merida – Chichen Itza & Valladolid – Riviera Maya
Private transfer to Riviera Maya for 4 nights, with touring of Chichen Itza and Valladolid en route

Day 5

Riviera Maya
Half-day private snorkeling excursion

Day 6

Riviera Maya
Full-day flexible private touring. Options include Tulum, snorkeling, soft adventure touring, shopping, or other activities around the Riviera Maya

Day 7

Riviera Maya
Half-day driver at disposal for flexible touring, shopping or local dining

Day 8

Depart Riviera Maya (Cancun)
Private airport transfer


Hotels
Merida: Hacienda Xcanatun, Hacienda Temozon or Hacienda San Jose
Riviera Maya: Rosewood Mayakoba or Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Cost
$10,500 Per person (double occupancy)