Iconic hotels, adventure & white beaches
Let’s face it, the majority of us are guilty of binge-watching the hell out of Narcos. For those of you who know what I mean, pack your bags because this one’s for you! This incredible 2-week escape to the palm-fringed shores of Mexico is TRULY one of a kind. With steaming jungles, snowcapped volcanoes, cactus-strewn deserts and 10,000km of sandy beaches and crystal-clear lagoons teeming with wildlife, Mexico is an endless adventure and you’re about to experience it all! Get ready to zip-line through lush jungle canopies, get the ultimate #TBT snap amongst ancient Mayan ruins, hit up the most epic adventure parks, let your hair down and relax on a private Catamaran tour over the glistening Caribbean Sea and, best of all, get the chance to spend a night in one of THE Pablo Escobar’s former villas (Narcos peeps unite!). Can holidays get any better? We Mexi-can't see how!
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You and your plus 1 will be treated to return business class flights from London Gatwick to Cancún, Mexico
Depending on the dates you choose to travel, you’ll get the choice of not 1 but 3 5-star beachfront hotels to lay your head at night. The first of which happens to be the former mansion of the world’s wealthiest and most notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Located in a secluded corner of Tulum, which is known for its vivid blue seas and spectacular coastline, Casa Malca is set right on 180m of private white sandy beach surrounded by lush jungle. Here, you and your v lucky plus 1 will be treated to an incredible junior suite (with breakfast) mixing classic and contemporary style through its comfortable modern furniture, Persian rugs, velvet curtains and headboards, exclusive vintage art pieces, king size beds lined with fine organic Kassatex sheets, and spacious, elegant and modern bathrooms with two types of shower and L’Occitane amenities. Relax on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in one of the many beach beds, take a dip or snorkel over the teeming coral reefs, enjoy tantalising dishes priorotising local and organic ingredients in one of the 3 on-site restaurants, unwind in the spa and wellness center or loosen up with sunset or sunrise yoga.
Prefer a property without as much of an...interesting past? We got you covered! You’ll also be able to spend your time at your choice of two more jaw-droppingly beautiful hotels in Tulum. First up to bat is the 4.5-star Be Tulum Beach Resort & Spa located on the powdery shores of South Tulum Beach. Here you’ll be treated to an Agua suite facing directly into the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea with breakfast each and every morning. Also included are 3 delectable on-site restaurants, a beach bar, 2 outdoor pools, an incredible spa and yoga and meditation classes for you to fully zen out.
Also located on South Tulum Beach is your 3rd option – Nest Tulum. With just 12 guest rooms and a private villa, this 4-star resort hospitality and private relaxation, located steps away from the best of Tulum, but a world away from distractions. Each room features its own entrance, bathroom, air-conditioning and unique furnishings. All guests share access to the cozy common areas including a luxury living room, tower roof deck with scenic views and private beach accommodations just to name a few. You and your plus 1 will be treated to an incredible TULIK SUITE WITH BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING.
Few Mexican destinations can dazzle you with ancient Maya ruins, azure Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico waters and colonial cities all in one fell swoop. Actually, there's only one – the Yucatán Peninsula and you’ll be given the chance to explore to your heart’s content on an exclusive tour we’ve organised. After being picked up at your hotel, you’ll travel to Chichén Itza where you can marvel at the step pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending. You’ll then head to the ancient cenote of Hubiku and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience.
It’s not all history and culture though, you’ll also be given passes to two of the most epic adventure parks in the country where you can zip-line through the treetops, traverse underground caves and caverns, jet through the jungle in an amphibious vehicle and even sample lemonade straight from a tree – Xenses and Xplore Park. On top of this, you’ll get the chance to rev your engine after dark on an exhilarating night quad bike adventure through the jungle. Suit up and ride through the jungle paths for 1 hour, enjoying the natural scenery that surrounds you and feeling the adrenaline as you follow your instincts through the darkness. You’ll even to cross a suspension bridge before taking a refreshing dip in a freshwater sinkhole called the Cenote Media Luna. Your experience ends with a delicious snack around the bonfire as you listen to astonishing Mayan legends beneath the silver light of a full (if you’re lucky) moon.
It doesn’t end there; we’ll also be sending you on a private 4-hour yacht tour where you’ll get the chance to snorkel alongside sea turtles and a variety of tropical fish and reef life at one the best snorkel areas in the Riviera Maya and the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world – the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef! Relax onboard, sunbathe, enjoy a cocktail or two from the open bar and dig in to the complimentary homemade ceviche lunch and snacks before diving into the crystal-clear waters to find Nemo. Proof that perfection really does exist!
We’ll also cover all internal transfers and add up to £4,000 in spending money depending on your dates of travel and accommodation of choice.