Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Climb the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, Sample mezcal at a local distillery, Explore the ruins at TulUm, Lounge on the incredible beach of Playa del Carmen
If you want to experience all the flavours of Mexico you're going to need more than just tacos and tequila -- the music, the history, and the people all have a little something you'll crave. Cities, beaches, jungle, and the curious spices of mole sauce all await on this 14-day tour that lets you hit the beach, discover the ruins of the Mayans, and wander colonial cities. Think of this as Mexico 101 -without the pop quiz.
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13649977
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 14 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Mexico City||Day 1 Mexico City|
We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this bustling metropolis. Talk to your agent about booking pre-tour accommodation. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mexico City||Day 2 Mexico City (1B)|
Enjoy free time to explore Mexico City. Opt to check out the sprawling zOcalo (main square), visit the Frida Kahlo museum in vibrant CoyoacAn, or view impressive Mayan and Aztec artifacts at the National Anthropology Museum.
|Day 3||Puebla||Day 3 Mexico City/Puebla (1B)|
Rise early and explore the ancient city of Teotihuacan on a guided tour. Work up a sweat climbing the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, and be rewarded by sweeping views of the ruins site. Travel to Puebla and enjoy an orientation walk downtown. Included Activities: TeotihuacAn Pyramids Visit Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 50km) Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 145km)
|Day 4||Puebla||Day 4 Puebla (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore the city. Opt to visit a ceramics workshop, check out the pyramid of nearby Cholula, sample delicious local specialties, or watch a lucha libre wrestling match at night.
|Day 5||Oaxaca||Day 5 Puebla/Oaxaca (1B)|
Journey south to beautiful Oaxaca, and get a feel for the city on an orientation walk, stopping to visit one of its sprawling markets. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: First-class bus (5.00-6.00 hours, 340km)
|Day 6||Oaxaca||Day 6 Oaxaca (1B)|
Take advantage of free time, and opt to explore the ruins at Monte Alban, learn to make mole in a cooking class, buy local handicrafts at nearby artisan villages, or samples some mezcal at a local distillery - look out for the worm!
|Day 7||Palenque||Day 7 Oaxaca/Palenque (1B)|
Travel in style and fly to Villahermosa, then transfer to Palenque by land. Transport: Plane Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 145km)
|Day 8||Palenque||Day 8 Palenque (1B)|
Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque, set in the jungle of Chiapas. Opt for a jungle walk in the afternoon. Included Activities: Palenque Ruins Guided Tour
|Day 9||Merida||Day 9 Palenque/Merida (1B)|
Travel to the YucatAn Peninsula, stopping off in the seaside historic city of Campeche. Upon arrival in Merida, enjoy an orientation walk to get to know the citys layout and attractions. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 370km) Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 185km)
|Day 10||Merida||Day 10 Merida (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore Merida and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Uxmal or explore the main square and historic buildings of Merida.
|Day 11||Valladolid||Day 11 Merida/Valladolid (1B)|
Explore the ancient Mayan City of ChichEn ItzA with a guided tour, then continue on to the quaint city of Valladolid. Opt to cool off with a swim in a nearby cenote, a natural water-filled sinkhole. Included Activities: ChichEn ItzA Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 120km) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 45km)
|Day 12||Playa Del Carmen||Day 12 Valladolid/Playa del Carmen (1B, 1D)|
Travel to Playa del Carmen to lounge on Mayan Riviera beaches. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program. Included Activities: El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant & Youth Art Program Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 13||Playa Del Carmen||Day 13 Playa del Carmen (1B)|
Opt to explore the Mayan ruins of TulUm or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach!
|Day 14||Playa Del Carmen||Day 14 Playa del Carmen (1B)|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: The CancUn airport is approximately 1 hour from Playa del Carmen. There are frequent public buses and shuttles from Playa del Carmen to the airport throughout the day. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: This tour includes a flight from Oaxaca to Villahermosa en route to Palenque. Please note that flight routing may be via Mexico City.
Dossier Disclaimer:VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.