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Incredible Mexico Adventure 15D/14N (from Mexico City)

See the best that Mexico has to offer on this amazing 15-day trip!

This trip is perfect for those who are on a tight schedule.

Explore the famous Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Palenque and Chichen Itza archaeological sites.

Visit indigenous communities, experience the lush jungle and be captivated by unique sights such as Hierve el Agua, Agua Azul and Sumidero Canyon.

Tour Highlights

  • Be amazed at Mexico’s natural and cultural wonders
  • Climb ancient pyramids within great archaeological sites
  • Relax in spectacular natural landscapes & beaches
  • Discover indigenous communities’ way of life
Price from

$3,050.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 14 nights in Hostels, 3* Hotels or 4* Hotels
  • - Quality Transport included
  • - 1 Lunch
  • - Guide
  • - Handy extras and accessories

Departures:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mexico City, Mexico

Transfer from Mexico City to Mexico City.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Mexico City, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 2: Mexico City, Mexico

Markets are some of the most lively places in Mexico City, and on this tour you will experience them as a local by getting to each market in public transportation.

Make your own way to the meeting point.

We will start our adventure in the subway to reach a relatively unknown market, even for some Mexicans.

If you are into Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera story, you will definitely like this spot. Your expert guide will give you some fascinating facts about the history of the market from the first half of the 20th century, and you will learn about contemporary Mexican society as well.

Next we will head to the witchcraft market by public transportation. This market is one of the most unusual spots in Mexico City. You will be amazed with the variety of things, colours, sounds and smells you will find in this place. Admire colourful piñatas, eccentric costumes, curious voodoo dolls, magic potions and even the cure for a hangover.

After this unforgettable experience, we will walk to the subway to reach the biggest flower market in Mexico City, where you will find an incredibly diverse offer of the most exotic flowers. In the aisles of this amazing place you can also find fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as traditional food.

As you walk along the market, you will find herbs, spices, fruit, vegetables, legumes, meat and fish among others. Sample traditional Mexican food and beverages such as tamales, mole, fresh fruit juice or tepache.

Day 3: Mexico City, Mexico

Embark on a mystical journey to the “City of the Gods,” Teotihuacan, before the tour groups from Mexico City arrive.

Explore the impressive archaeological site in peace and tranquillity as you visit its different structures, squares, and murals, surrounded by a magical and mystical atmosphere.

Your experience is enhanced by a knowledgeable guide who shares stories, history, and updates on the latest discoveries at the site. Immerse yourself in the culture of ancient Mexico with a stop at a local Teotihuacan family’s obsidian workshop, where you’ll sample cactus-based liqueurs and traditional Mexican spirits like tequila, mezcal, and pulque.

Cap off your day with a delightful lunch experience (not included), where you can savour a variety of traditional Mexican dishes and flavours.

Day 4: Oaxaca, Mexico

Transfer from Mexico City to Oaxaca.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Oaxaca.

Day 5: Oaxaca, Mexico

Take this amazing tour and explore the petrified waterfall of Hierve el Agua and the majestic nature surrounding it (closed in rainy season).

Also, see a gigantic 2,000 year-old tree in Tule and then gaze at the beautiful stone carvings at the Zapotec ruins of Mitla.

Visit a local village to learn the process of making woollen rugs from hand.

Round off the tour visiting a Mezcal factory and learn how this popular Mexican drink is made.

Day 6: Oaxaca - San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

This adventure begins at 9 a.m. when we pick you up at the hostel of your choice.

You will visit the Monte Alban ruins, the greatest ancient capital built by the Zapotec culture and the most important archaeological site in Oaxaca.

Then, you will continue to Arrazola to visit a famous wood-carving village, where Alebrijes are made. Alebrijes are brightly coloured Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.

Following this, you will visit Cuilapan de Guerrero, a 16th century Dominican ex-monastery. Lastly, you will stop in San Bartolo Coyotepec to visit the home of the popular regional black clay pottery.

Day 7: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Enjoy a free day to experience on your own.

Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

This tour starts in the morning when we pick you up from your hostel and drive you 45 minutes from San Cristobal through the mountains along the scenic highway towards Tuxtla Gutierrez. Keep an eye out on the beautiful panoramic views as you drive through the clouds to reach the canyon.

You will arrive at the colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo, from where you will embark on a boat trip that will take you on a 2-hour ride down the river, where the steep walls of the canyon tower overhead. Look out for stunning waterfalls, caves and the dramatic cliffs. You may have the chance to glimpse a crocodile and tons of other natural wildlife, especially birds.

Take your last photos as we make our way back to the dock where we will meet our van again. From here we will make the return trip to San Cristobal passing along the curvy mountain roads to reach the colonial town of San Cristobal.

You will be dropped off in the city centre so you can continue your day of sightseeing, shopping or popping into a local café for a fulfilling lunch on your own.

From the city centre, you can easy walk to your hotel.

Day 9: San Cristobal de las Casas - Palenque, Mexico

You will be picked up early in the morning and transferred to Agua Azul where you will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to freely explore this beautiful area.

Then you will be transferred to Misol-ha where you will spend 30 minutes.

The last stop will be at Palenque ruins. You will have 2 hours to visit these beautiful ruins hidden in the jungle on your own.

Palenque Ruins:

The ancient Mayan city of Palenque is one of Mexico’s most breath-taking archaeological parks surrounded by lush tropical forest and jungle. This site has a serene, mystical atmosphere. From the moment you enter, you feel engulfed by a sense of history, timelessness and awe.

Agua Azul Waterfalls:

Rio Xumul-Ha (meaning River of Blue Water, or in Spanish, Agua Azul) features a series of torrential cascades and fast flowing waters rolling down a limestone ridge to form pools and small streams.

Misol-Ha Waterfall:

River Misol-Ha (meaning “Streaming Water”), in the “Chol Maya” tribe area of Chiapas, creates one of the state’s most wonderful natural sights as the river glides off the edge of a cliff and 40 meters down into a deep pool of water surrounded by lush vegetation.

Day 10: Palenque - Merida, Mexico

Transfer from Palenque to Merida

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Merida.

Day 11: Merida, Mexico

Please make your own way to the meeting point in the centre of Merida and from there we’ll move as the locals do.

Walk trough the colonial streets of Merida to catch the local transportation that will take us to a traditional Mayan village.

Take a motorbike ride and get into the jungle to find 3 different cenotes (sinkholes), you’ll hear the stories and mysteries about this gorgeous subterranean world.

Swim and snorkel in these cenotes, and if you dare, try to reach the bottom and some other hidden places inside these beautiful caverns.

After this refreshing time, you will continue your visit in the Mayan Village where you will learn about the traditional Mayan medicine and listen to a prayer in the Mayan language to show gratitude towards the spirits and guards of these places.

A local family will give you a taste of local life using their ancient cooking skills to prepare the lunch you are going to taste.

To finish your adventure day, take the local transport back to Merida and make your own way to your hotel, or if you want, feel free to stay longer on your own to explore more in this incredible land.

Day 12: Merida - Tulum, Mexico

Chichen Itza is one of the most well-preserved Maya archaeological sites in the country and once stood as a mighty citadel of the Maya civilization in the 9th and 10th centuries A.D., serving as its political and economic centre.

One of its most legendary structures is the Kukulkan pyramid, also known as El Castillo, which is a giant Maya calendar with exactly 365 steps divided among 4 staircases and the pyramid’s highest platform.

During both equinoxes (around March 21st; September 21st) the sun’s shadow cast on this pyramid at a perfect angle creates the illusion of a serpent creeping its way along the structure’s northern staircase.

Don’t miss the Gran Juego de Pelota, in which ancient Maya warriors battled to the death in this ceremonial game. Check out the acoustics of the structure by holding a conversation with someone standing 135 meters away at the opposite end of the field and the stone carvings of players in action.

Feel the spirit of the Maya world by standing here admiring this unique and majestic construction that was once of monumental importance to the former inhabitants here.

Day 13: Tulum, Mexico

Enjoy a free day to experience on your own.

Day 14: Tulum - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Transfer from Tulum to Playa del Carmen.

Please make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Playa del Carmen.

Day 15: Cancun, Mexico

Transfer from Playa del Carmen to Cancun.

You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Playa del Carmen, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.