Mexico Unplugged

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Mexico Unplugged

Explore the heart of Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec, Maya and Spanish cultures on this 15-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Discover ruins, visit pueblos and meet wonderful people on a tour that covers all the basics so you can get to exploring. Enjoy the relaxed shores of the Yucatan Peninsula, unravel the magnificent mystery of the ancient civilisations in Chichen Itza and immerse yourself in pre-Hispanic culture in San Cristobal de las Casas. With plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and hiking, this is the ideal introduction to one of Central America's most colourful and exciting destinations.

Activities
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Taco Crawl
  • Mexico City - Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Puebla - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Puebla - Visit to La Pasita Bar
  • Oaxaca - 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)
  • Palenque - Palenque Ruins (entrance fee)
  • Merida - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (entrance fee, no guide)
  • Playa del Carmen - Leader-led Orientation Walk
Highlights
  • You've never seen true colour until you've been to a Mexican market. Practice your bargaining skills, snap some photos and pick up traditional handicrafts at the markets in Mexico City and Puebla.
  • Eat your way through arty Oaxaca at its many market vendors and authentic restaurants – mole poblano and mezcal for dinner? Delicioso!
  • Escape the Mexican heat in the highlands of San Cristobal de las Casas. This town is surrounded by indigenous villages where traditional customs and roots are thriving.
  • Chichen Itza is one the New Seven Wonders of the World. It's not hard to see why – strolling around the ancient Maya ruins feels pretty wondrous.
  • Cool off with a swim in the waters of Agua Azul, a series of waterfalls named for their stunning blue colour.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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May 07, 2022 through
Oct 08, 2022
Oct 4, 2022 7:00 PM
14 Nights from
$1,308.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7356297
Apr 16, 2022 through
Apr 23, 2022
Apr 19, 2022 7:00 PM
14 Nights from
$1,364.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7493163
Oct 15, 2022 through
Nov 01, 2022
Oct 28, 2022 7:00 PM
14 Nights from
$1,364.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Mexico City
2 Mexico City
3 Puebla
4 Puebla
5 Oaxaca
6 Oaxaca
7 Oaxaca / Overnight Bus
8 San Cristobal de las Casas
9 San Cristobal de las Casas
10 Palenque
11 Palenque Ruins / Merida
12 Merida
13 Merida
14 Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
15 Playa del Carmen
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.