Best of Mexico

04/04/2020 through 12/22/2021
04/04/2020 through 12/25/2021
Intrepid Travel

Best of Mexico

Raise a margarita glass to the colourful beauty and fiery flavours of Mexico. Discover the culture and landscapes of this fascinating country on a trip that takes you from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen – with some enticing stops along the way. Discover Maya history and culture at the incredible Chichen Itza ruins and visit indigenous communities near the charming San Cristobal de las Casas. Indulge in a feast of delicious local food, with a chance to learn some cooking skills of your own. Snorkel in the brilliant Caribbean waters, laze on white sands and stroll through lively marketplaces. Waterfalls and mountains await you, and a host of museums, churches and archaeological sites will be sure to give you a taste of Mexico’s rich cultural heritage.

Activities

  • Mexico City – National Museum of Anthropology (Entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)
  • Mexico City – Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center
  • Mexico City – Diego Rivera Murals in the National Palace (Entrance Fee)
  • Mexico City – Metropolitan Cathedral (Entrance)
  • Teotihuacan – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Oaxaca – Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Mitla – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca – Guided full-day tour including the Tule Tree, a Mezcal distillery, and lunch in a Zapoteca family home
  • San Cristobal de las Casas – Leader-led orientation walk
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas – Leader-led City Tour
  • San Juan Chamula – Maya Church (Entrance Fee)
  • Zinacantan – Maya Church (Entrance Fee)
  • Agua Azul – Waterfall Visit (entrance fee included)
  • Merida – Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Palenque – Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)
  • Izamal – Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Entrance)
  • Izamal – Leader-led walking tour
  • Chichen Itza – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)

Highlights

  • This is one of our most comprehensive adventures in Mexico, rich in historical and cultural highlights.
  • Get up close and personal with the country’s diverse heritage, from the magnificent Aztec temples of Teotihuacan to the brightly-dressed Maya folk of the hills of San Cristobal.
  • There’s something for everyone on this trip, whether you’re a history buff, nature-lover or epicurean.
  • Compare Mexico City’s heady street-food scene to the subtler fare found in Oaxaca.

Itinerary

Day 1 Mexico City
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Day 2 Mexico City
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Day 3 Teotihuacan / Oaxaca
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Day 4 Mitla / Oaxaca
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Day 5 Oaxaca
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Day 6 San Cristobal de las Casas
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Day 7 San Juan Chamula / San Cristobal de las Casas
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Day 8 San Cristobal de las Casas
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Day 9 Palenque
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Day 10 Palenque Ruins / Merida
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Day 11 Merida
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Day 12 Izamal
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Day 13 Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
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Day 14 Playa del Carmen
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Day 15 Playa del Carmen
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