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17 Day Best Of Mexico

  • Discover the highlights of Mexico on tour
  • Visit Chichen Itza, Puebla, Oaxaca City & more
Includes Return International Flights

Towering pyramids, Mayan temples, snowcapped volcanoes, lush waterfalls, thick jungle, fiestas and siestas - everything you’ve heard is true, Mexico is as diverse as it is vibrant, and as atmospheric as it is chilled. On this 17 day land package you’ll discover the best of Mexico, and then some.

Take in the National Palace, Zocalo, the ruins within Templo Mayor and more on a full day Mexico City tour; visit the famous ruins and pyramids of Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza; discover the magical villages of Taxco; and enjoy walking tours of Puebla, Oaxaca City and Campeche. Marvel at the majestic Sumidero Canyon en route to San Cristobal de las Casas and take a dip in the azure waters of Agua Azul Waterfall. This amazing package includes return international flights, 14 nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, English speaking tour leader and guides, and so much more.

Not enough siestas on the 17 day package? Get in some extra leisure time in the coastal resort town of Playa Del Carmen on the 20 day extension package.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for your flight to Mexico City, Mexico (via the USA). Fly with either American Airlines, Delta Airways, United Airlines, or Virgin Australia to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Mexico City you will be transferred to the hotel. Please note: If departing from Perth your flight may depart the day before (Day 0).

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Majestic or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: In-Flight

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and enjoy a full day city tour. In the morning you will visit Mexico City’s colonial centre, including the Zocalo, the main square of Mexico City. Here, you will see some important landmarks, such as the National Palace, with its impressive murals of the famous artist Diego Rivera. You will also visit the Templo Mayor, which contains the ruins of the ceremonial centre of the former Aztec capital Tenochtitlan and also see the Metropolitan Cathedral, the biggest Cathedral in Mexico. An architectural masterpiece with both baroque and neo-classical elements, impressive woodcarvings and gold plated alters.

Afterwards head to Alameda Park, here you will find the most important cultural building in Mexico City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) where you can view some of the beautiful murals within the palace. From there walk via the beautiful avenue La Reforma to Parque Chapultepec. Here you can find several interesting museums, among them the famous Museum of Anthropology, the largest museum in Mexico. You will be able to enter the Museum of Anthropology (Museo de Antropologia) and view the impressive collection of pre-hispanic artifacts. A must for those who would like to know more about the different cultures of Mexico. This afternoon arrive back at the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Majestic or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up and taken on a tour to the famous ruins of Teotihuacan, the main highlight for many who visit Mexico City. Teotihuacan is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City which rivals the great pyramids of Egypt. Running down the middle of the site, which was once a flourishing pre-Columbian city, is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (Temple of the Feathered Serpent), the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, the latter two with panoramic views from their summits. Artefacts in the Museum of Teotihuacan Culture, on-site, include pottery and bone. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical complex and afterwards travel onwards to The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A Roman Catholic church, and National shrine of Mexico in the north of Mexico City. The shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. This site is also known as La Villa de Guadalupe or, in a more popular sense, simply La Villa, as it has several churches and related buildings. After the tour arrive back at the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Majestic or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel onwards to Taxco via the small town of Coyoacan. Founded in the seventh century by the Colhua people and later conquered by the Mexica, Coyoacan or the “Place of Coyotes” retains its small-town charm. With its narrow, cobbled streets, colonial churches, vibrant markets, world-class museums and sidewalk cafes, its historic centre is a popular destination for residents and tourists alike. Stop here for a quick break and enjoy a guided walk around the town centre. Afterwards you will head onwards to the colonial city of Taxco, known as the “City of Silver” for the mines that were extracting this precious mineral for decades. Now that the mining has stopped, they are more well known for their silver handicrafts and charming village life. In fact, it’s one of Mexico’s Pueblos Magicos, or “Magical Villages,” which is an initiative by the Mexican government shining a special light on notable places that exhibit natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance. Taxco sits on a hillside, high above sea level and its charming streets are surrounded with views of the surrounding hills and forests. Upon arrival in Taxco, check-in to the hotel and then head out for an introductory city walking tour with a visit to the city centre and main cathedral, Santa Prisca Cathedral.

Overnight: Posada de la Mission or similar, Taxco
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will travel to Puebla with some stops along the way. The first stop being the Pueblo Magico of Tepoztlan, a small yet beautiful and well preserved town. Having been the birthplace of the serpent god of the Aztecs, this town is home to a major indigenous Nahuatl community with some elders still speaking the native language which is quite rare for towns so close to the capital. Enjoy a short walking tour of this beautiful little town and afterwards some time at leisure where you can walk around looking at arts and crafts or visiting the market where, if you dare, try the chapulines – grasshoppers (not included). Afterwards continue to Cholula, a wonderful town that combines history, magic, religion and archaeology. It stands out for having the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid base known to exist in the world today. Here, you will enjoy another short walking tour and visit the amazing pyramid. Afterwards continue onwards to the beautiful colonial city of Puebla and check-in to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Colonial de Puebla or similar, Puebla
Meals included: Breakfast

Puebla, also known as the City of Angels, was founded in 1531 by the Spaniards and to this day remains a very pleasant town with a rich history. Today it’s a modern and thriving city, but it preserves its colonial charm nevertheless. Its streets are swarming with architectural jewels, many of them covered with the regional Talavera tiles. Churches and convents are witnesses of the past, as Puebla was once an important religious centre. This morning, enjoy a walking tour through the city centre and see the main plaza and cathedral. Afterwards travel onwards to Oaxaca City in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico’s South-West. Upon arrival check-in and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Oaxaca Real Hotel or similar, Oaxaca City
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a walking tour of Oaxaca’s beautiful city centre. Learn about the history of the city, its architecture and local customs. See Santo Domingo church, the best example of Mexican baroque architecture, then stroll along some of the picturesque streets of the historical centre as you see more of Oaxaca’s landmarks. See the Benito Juarez and 20 de Noviembre markets, and stop at a chocolate factory to see the process of grinding cocoa beans to make Oaxacan chocolate.

In the afternoon, visit the ruins of the former Zapotec stronghold Monte Alban in the outskirts of the city and enjoy a guided tour of the area. Monte Albán, site of ruins of an ancient centre of Zapotec and Mixtec culture, located in what is now Oaxaca state, Mexico. The initial construction at the site has been placed at circa 8th century BC. It contains great plazas, truncated pyramids, a court for playing the ball game tlachtli, underground passageways and about 170 tombs, the most elaborate uncovered in the Americas to date. The site is located on high ground, probably chosen for its defensibility. The great plaza atop the highest hill is flanked by four platforms; two temples stand on the platform to the south. After this visit, return to Oaxaca City for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Oaxaca Real Hotel or similar, Oaxaca City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit the archaeological site of Mitla and enjoy a short guided tour. Mitla is the second most important archaeological site in the state of Oaxaca and the most important of the Zapotec culture. The name Mitla is derived from the Nahuatl name Mictlan, which was the place of the dead or underworld. Its Zapotec name is Lyobaa, which means “place of rest.” Afterwards travel onwards to Tehuantepec with a quick stop at the gigantic tree of ‘El Tule’ on the way. Upon arrival into Tehuantepec visit a traditional mezcal brewery where you will see how this popular drink is prepared and also enjoy a tasting. Make sure you have some cash on you in case you want to buy this delicious artisan drink to take back home with you. This afternoon/evening check-in to the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Calli or similar, Tehuantepec
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early start begin the journey to the city of San Cristobal, in the state of Chiapas in the very south of Mexico. Along the way enjoy a stop at the gateway to the magnificent Sumidero Canyon. Sumidero Canyon is a narrow and deep canyon surrounded by a national park and located just north of the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez. Take an optional 2 hour boat ride up the canyon (not included – approx. $15 USD per person). Travellers who do not wish to take the boat trip may stretch their legs and enjoy a lunch break (not included) at one of the nearby restaurants at the port.

Afterwards continue onwards to San Cristobal de las Casas, one of the most beautiful cities in all of Mexico. Cobblestone streets, low tiled roofs, colonial architecture and bright painted walls all add to San Cristobal’s special charm. However, it’s not just another colonial town; as this village is located in the Mayan heartland the many indigenous people give it a very special atmosphere. Indigenous culture is everywhere: you can find it in the handicrafts market, in the dresses worn by the people on the streets, or you can live it yourself while visiting one of the Tzotzil Maya communities nearby (not included). Upon arrival check into the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Diego De Mazariegos or similar, San Cristobal de las Casas
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore this beautiful city.

Overnight: Diego De Mazariegos or similar, San Cristobal de las Casas
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel to the beautiful Agua Azul Waterfall (approx. 4 hours). It has been called by many - the most beautiful natural attraction in Mexico. The Agua Azul Waterfall is in the Blue Water Biosphere of southern Chiapas, just nearby Mexico's famous archaeological park at Palenque. The crystalline blue waters are coloured, in simple terms, by the large amount of limestone deposits on the rocky river bed, a surreal environment in the heart of the dense green rainforest country of southern Mexico. After a visit to the falls, and perhaps a quick dip in the beautiful water (don’t forget your swimwear), travel onwards to the archaeological park of Palenque. Upon arrival in Palenque, check-in to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Nututun Palenque or similar, Palenque
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you on an early morning excursion to the Palenque Archaeological zone where you will enjoy a guided tour of this amazing site. Swathed in morning jungle mists and echoing to a dawn chorus of howler monkeys and parrots, the mighty Maya temples of Palenque are deservedly one of the top destinations of Chiapas and one of the best examples of Mayan architecture in all of Mexico. After the visit, travel onwards to the city of Campeche, Mexico’s only walled city, which is on the UNESCO cultural heritage list. Upon arrival check-in and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Plaza Colonial or similar, Campeche
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a short walking tour of the colourful city of Campeche, with a visit to the central plaza and ocean boulevard. Afterwards, travel onwards to the archaeological site of Uxmal, an ancient Mayan city declared part of UNESCO heritage in 1996. Uxmal (pronounced oosh-mahl) is an impressive set of ruins, easily ranking among the top Mayan archaeological sites in the world. It’s a large site with some fascinating structures in good condition and bearing a riot of ornamentation. Enjoy a guided tour of the area, then continue onwards to the city of Merida (dubbed the white city), one of the liveliest cities in the Yucatan Peninsula. As the centre of henequen production (a plant native to Yucatan), Merida gathered great wealth during the last century. This former wealth is still reflected in many of the cities impressive buildings. Upon arrival check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Del Gobernador or similar, Merida
Meals included: Breakfast

Today travel onwards to Chichen Itza, Mexico’s most famous archaeological site. This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatan Peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatan. Several buildings have survived, such as the Warriors’ Temple, El Castillo and the circular observatory known as El Caracol. Here enjoy a guided tour of the site, climb El Castillo, check the acoustics of the Ball Court, and wonder about the sacrificed virgins while looking into the Sacred Well. After visiting Chichen Itza, continue to Playa del Carmen where you can enjoy one last night at leisure.

Overnight: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar, Playa Del Carmen
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Cancun Airport (approx. 45 mins) for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, please request a packed breakfast for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today is free at leisure to explore the beautiful resort town of Playa Del Carmen at leisure, or relax on one of its amazing beaches.

Overnight: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar, Playa Del Carmen
Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar, Playa Del Carmen
Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar, Playa Del Carmen
Meals included: Breakfast

Today make your own way to Cancun Airport (approx. 45 mins) for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, please request a packed breakfast for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Mexico on tour
  • Enjoy a full day guided tour of Mexico City
  • See the National Palace & Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Explore the National Museum of Anthropology, the largest in Mexico
  • Tour Teotihuacan, the former Aztec capital
  • Visit the national shrine of ‘The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe’
  • Stop in historic Coyoacan and enjoy a walking tour
  • See the Santa Prisca Cathedral on a walking tour of Taxco
  • Discover the cultural highlights of Tepoztlan
  • Visit the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the world's largest pyramid base
  • Stroll Puebla’s main plaza & city centre on tour
  • See the baroque architecture of Santo Domingo Church in Oaxaca City
  • Visit the ruins of a former stronghold at Monte Alban
  • Explore the Zapotec archaeological site of Mitla
  • Stop for a photo stop at the impressive ‘El Tule’
  • Visit a traditional Mezcal brewery and enjoy a tasting
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Swim in the waters of the Agua Azul Waterfall
  • Witness amazing examples of Mayan architecture in Palenque
  • Enjoy a walking tour of colourful Campeche
  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Uxmal, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Spend the night in the European-style city of Merida
  • Visit the ‘new world wonder’ pyramids and complex of Chichen Itza
  • Enjoy a night at leisure on the Caribbean coast in Playa Del Carmen
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C Vehicles
  • Return airport transfers (17 day package only)
All of the above, plus the following:
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 3 additional meals
  • Enjoy 3 days at leisure in Playa Del Carmen

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 17th September 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies
- 17 Day Package: $510
- 20 Day Package: $730
 
Departure Dates (2019)
January: 22
March: 23, 26
March: 19 (SOLD OUT)
May: 21
July: *23
September: 14, 17
September: 10 (SOLD OUT)
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $150 per person
*Perth: $250 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Aero Mexico plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Mexico City, Mexico
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Black out period applies for flights departing between 14th December 2018 to 19th January 2019, 28th June 2019 to 11th July 2019, 20th September 2019 to 2nd October 2019 and 24th November to 30th November 2019 due to peak season pricing.
 
Stay behind in Cancun, Mexico
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Black out period applies for flights departing between 14th December 2018 to 19th January 2019, 28th June 2019 to 11th July 2019, 20th September 2019 to 2nd October 2019 and 24th November to 30th November 2019 due to peak season pricing
 
Stay behind in Los Angeles, USA
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- Please contact our friendly reservations team to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. 
- This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- This fee does however include an internal flight from Cancun to Los Angeles. If you wish to forfeit this flight please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note, by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight the cost does not change.
- If you fail to notify TripADeal that you will not be taking the Cancun to Los Angeles flight with this Stay Behind option, and do not show up for this flight, your entire return flight will be at risk of cancellation by the airline.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Black out period applies for flights departing between 14th December 2018 to 19th January 2019, 28th June 2019 to 11th July 2019, 20th September 2019 to 2nd October 2019 and 24th November to 30th November 2019 due to peak season pricing
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (Australia to north America sectors only): Starting from $3999 per person.
- Business Class (All sectors): Buy now for $8699 per person.
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Mexico City: Best Western Hotel Majestic

- Taxco: Posada de la Mission

- Puebla: Hotel Colonial de Puebla

- Oaxaca City: Oaxaca Real Hotel

- Tehuantepec: Hotel Calli

- San Cristobal de las Casas: Diego de Mazariegos

- Palenque: Hotel Nututun Palenque

- Campeche: Hotel Plaza Colonial

- Merida: Hotel Del Gobernador

- Playa Del Carmen: Hacienda Del Caribe

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Double (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 35, maximum group size 48 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 9: Sumidero Canyon Boat Trip: $15 USD per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Mexico but is a strict requirement for the USA if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $3 USD per person per day payable on tour.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Transfer hotel to airport (Day 18, extension package only).
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
 
MEXICO CITY
Mexico City has a subtropical highland climate, due to its tropical location but high elevation. The average annual temperature varies from 12 to 16°C, depending on the altitude of the borough.
 
OAXACA CITY
Oaxaca has a tropical savannah climate, closely bordering on a humid subtropical climate, due to its high altitude. During the dry season, temperatures during the day remain warm with an average high of 27°C in the coolest month, December, and an average high of 33°C (in April, just before the beginning of the wet season.) Although daytime temperatures are warm, night time temperatures are cool with an average low of 9°C in January. Due to its altitude of 1,555m the climate of Oaxaca is cooler than lowland areas at the same latitude.
 
MERIDA
Mérida features a tropical wet and dry climate. The city lies in the trade wind belt close to the Tropic of Cancer, with the prevailing wind from the east. Mérida's climate is hot and its humidity is moderate to high, depending on the time of year. The average annual high temperature is 33°C, ranging from 28°C in January to 36°C in May, but temperatures often rise above 38°C in the afternoon in this time. Low temperatures range between 18°C in January to 23°C in May and June. It is most often a few degrees hotter in Mérida than in coastal areas due to its inland location and low elevation.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a moderate level of fitness will be required. Travellers must be comfortable walking 1-2 hours at a time on uneven surfaces as there are walking tours included on unpaved tracks, and cobbled streets. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $3 USD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



MEXICO
For stays in Mexico for 180 days or less on an Australian Passport, you won't need a visa. But you'll need to complete a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) and make sure your passport is stamped by Mexican immigration officials on arrival. If you fail to complete this form or to have your passport stamped upon entry into Mexico, you could be detained and deported. If you enter Mexico by air, you can either complete the FMM in advance online or on arrival. Present your completed FMM for inspection at immigration. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Mexico for up-to-date information.
 
USA
- An ESTA (Visa Waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


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Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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