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Thai Island Hopper West(Twin Room,Start Phuket, End Phuket)
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Contiki Holidays

Tour Code: TIPH2011
Vacation Type: In-Depth Explorer
Brochure: Latin America Brochure (2020/2022)
Duration: 8 Days
Country: Thailand

You've seen The Beach, you've dreamt of limestone islands, & you've lusted after Thai food since before you were born. Now you're ready for the real deal, to witness this paradise with your own two eyes. We'll float you from Phuket to Koh Phi-Phi to Krabi, introducing you to nightlife and island vibes like nowhere else on earth.



Mexico Grande

Accommodation

We always provide comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy hotels, jungle lodges and bright communal areas for you and your new squad to relax and socialise.

Food

You can expect to refuel with hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners from us - but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample the best local cuisine. Taste all the best local delicacies - from street eats to gourmet fare.

Team

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Internal Air Taxes & Surcharges Latin

  • Intra Tour Air Tax Mexico Grande

Internal Air Price Latin

  • Intra Tour Air Mexico Grande

Arrive Puerto Vallarta

Beachfront Dinner in Puerto Vallarta

Guadalajara To Guanajuato

  • Visit Hospicio Cabañas
  • Guided City Tour of Guadalajara

Guanajuato To Mexico City Via San Miguel De Allende

Walking tour of Guanajuato

Mexico City

  • Food tasting at local market in Mexico City
  • Visit Coyoacan birthplace of Frida Kahlo

Mexico City Day 2

  • Visit the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan
  • Guided tour of Teotihuacan

Oaxaca

  • City tour of Oaxaca
  • Mezcal Tasting in Oaxaca
  • Visit the ruins of Monte Alban and local markets

Oaxaca To Merida

Included flight to Merida

Merida To Cancun

  • Locally guided tour of the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Refrenshing cenote swim

Cancun

Sunset Beach Dinner in Cancun

  • Hotel Hacienda Buenaventura Puerto Vallarta
  • Hotel de Mendoza Guadalajara
  • Hotel Gran Plaza Guanajuato
  • Hotel Royal Reforma Mexico City
  • Oaxaca Real Hotel
  • Hotel Caribe
  • Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas
Day 1 Puerto Vallarta

Welcome to Puerta Vallarta - and what a place to kick off our adventure! One of the most popular beach towns in Mexico, it's easy to see why this place is known as the 'Mexican Riviera'. Spa, pool, relax, repeat are all high on the agenda today. You’ll be thinking "this is the life" - and that's before we top it all off with a beachfront dinner, with the water and twinkling lights setting an unforgettable scene.We're best friends already, and it's only day one. What will tomorrow have in store?

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Hacienda Buenaventura Puerto Vallarta

Day 2 Puerto Vallarta

Today you’re free as a bird and that means exploring as much or as little of Puerto Vallarta as you like. Punta Mita is known for perfect beginner waves if surfing along a secluded bay is your thing; if not, then there are plenty of other activities on offer, including a ride on a pirate ship cruise compete with an acrobatic performance and fireworks. What else? Where to begin? Today you could find yourself speeding through the jungle on a zipline, or spending the day away at the quaint coastal town of Sayulita. And for those keen to kick it right in downtown Puerto Vallarta, head to some beachside watering holes for drinks, giant lobster feasting, swims and people watching. It's a hard life. And we're just getting started.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Hacienda Buenaventura Puerto Vallarta

Day 3 Puerto Vallarta To Guadalajara Via Tequila

Bye bye beach hangs, but don't worry, this isn't your last taste of Mexican beach life - we'll see you soon, sea.Looking for even more cultural immersion? There's nothing more Mexican than tequila, so why not head to a genuine distillery where you can learn how this fiery spirit is made and taste some for yourself. And if that's put you in the fiesta mood, you're in the right place. While you stroll around the streets you'll get a feel for the old and new world architecture that this place is known for - as well as some seriously electric nightlife.It's time to learn about the city known as the 'Pearl of the West', Guadalajara, with its four main squares and glorious cathedral. Then you could go and find a spot to watch one of the city's famous live Mariachi bands do its thing.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel de Mendoza Guadalajara

Day 4 Guadalajara To Guanajuato

Today Guadalajara reveals itself in a different way when you cruise up to see the city from another vantage point at, Ceboruco – a now inactive volcano. It last erupted from 1870-1875 and is a fabulous place to gain a panoramic perspective. Next up you'll hit the old colonial city of Guanajuato where you will learn about the history of the famous silver mining town and how the economy has shaped much of its culture. Heavy on the Spanish influence, this UNESCO World Heritage city will transport you to another time and get lost for hours in its quaint cobblestone alleyways. Uncover the tales of the town, it's famous 'Mummies' and its most famous lovers at the 'Alley of Kisses'. Next up, the Hidalgo Market, designed by Gustave Eiffel himself.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Gran Plaza Guanajuato

Day 5 Guanajuato To Mexico City

Thanks to the bright facades of Guanajuato, your eyes should be wide open by now. Just in time too, because there is so much to see Mexico City.Mexico City is the largest city in the country and impressively, the oldest capital in Central America. Known for its Aztec temple, its surprising altitude at 2200m, and mountainous landscape, this place is busy, bustling and oh-so-wonderful.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Reforma Mexico City

Day 6 Mexico City

The theme 'getting out there' will take on a whole new meaning today. Floating gardens, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are the focus for this leg of your journey in this bustling city. Get stuck into the local flavours by tasting some Mexican delicacies at a local market. Then, tonight, re-fuel with city eats, like enchiladas, tamales and tacos. Even head out and get a little loco, if the mood takes you...

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Reforma Mexico City

Day 7 Mexico City

It’s a busy one today, travellers. Archaeological city Teotihuacan, pyramids and Aztec temples are the focus for this leg of your journey. As you go, local guides will kindly impart their extensive knowledge on many interesting topics so you're in the know on anything and everything. We'll even take to the water for a traditional Trajinera boat, where you can grab a drink, do some shopping and watch the world float on past. And if you happen to be here at the right time, you might even get to experience Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling!

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Reforma Mexico City

Day 8 Mexico City To Oaxaca

Meeting your TM and fellow travellers this morning, you'll be setting off for Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-ha-ka)! Have you got it? Great - let's hit the road.Welcome to Oaxaca, with its bohemian bars, charming colonial buildings and ridiculously pretty churches. Commonly known as the gastronomical capital of Mexico, the food here is guaranteed to guac your world. The perfect drink to wash it all down? Mezcal, of course.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Oaxaca Real Hotel

Day 9 Oaxaca

Today, you're going to soak up some serious Oaxaca vibes with a guided city tour where you'll get to check out the local markets. The colourful city streets are going to be the perfect place for some Insta shoots, and if you can be dragged away from the views for long enough, there's plenty of delicacies to try during your free night.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Oaxaca Real Hotel

Day 10 Oaxaca To Merida

Adios Oaxaca, Merida is calling our names! And we won't waste any time, hopping on an included flight to whizz us there without delay.As gentle as it is beautiful, Merida will take you in its arms and show you the quieter side of Mexico. A walking tour will take you down twisting cobbled streets through grand plazas, showing off this small town’s quaint vibes and chilled atmosphere. When we reach the old town you'll have some free time to explore the bustling markets, where you'll find countless treasures to take home. Later, ask your Trip Manager for the best place to head to feast on Yucatan specialities. After you've stuffed yourself with the local delicacies, it's time for your blissful slumber. Tomorrow we're headed to Cancun.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Hotel Caribe

Day 11 Merida To Cancun Via Chichen Itza

Pack up your swag of Mexican trinkets and say goodbye to the calm oasis of Merida and hello yet another incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed site: Chichen Itza.These ancient ruins are the most famous and best preserved of their kind in Mayan history. With our Local Guide leading the charge, Chichen Itza will provoke questions about the Mayan calendar, the positioning of the sun, the connections of the ruins around the country, and the worlds that came before us - a truly special spot on the trip and a history buff's delight. With more knowledge than you'll know what to do with, it's time for a change of scene, and a dip in an Insta-worthy cenote. These underground lakes or waterholes the perfect way to beat the Mexican heat.In stark contrast, next up is Mexico’s super resort – Cancun. With high energy vibes this stop is a no brainer when it comes to getting your fiesta on. One suggestion for tonight's dinner at the Mercado 28, a busy market serving true Mexican delights.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas

Day 12 Cancun

Just in case you don't know the drill by now, an ice cold cerveza should remind you that Cancun is a hub of fiery entertainment. But this place isn't just about the party vibes. Powdery sand beaches, endlessly swimmable waters and laid-back taco joints have everything you need, no matter your mood. Your Trip Manager knows this place like the back of their hand, so you're guaranteed to be in the know on all the best spots to head this evening.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas

Day 13 Depart Cancun

Morning global roamers, we came, we saw, we conquered all... We'll fuel up on one last breakfast together, then it's time to wipe away the tears and do those final friend requests because today you're homeward bound with firm plans in full steam for a Contiki 2.0 reunion in Asiano-doubt.

Duration: 1 Day

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