Mexico Unplugged Itinerary

Adventure through Central America's vivacious Mexico on an enthralling journey from the beats of buzzing Mexico City to the perfect playas of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,260
      CAD $1,300
      AUD $1,275
      EUR €875
      GBP £735
      NZD $1,420
      ZAR R12,760
      CHF FR1,060
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mexico playa del carmen beach sunbaking ocean

mexico antigua colourful textiles handmade local

mexico antigua textiles shopkeeper market local

mexico chilon bright local market

mexico maya pyramid ancient structure local handmade'

mexico playa del carmen beach

mexico san cristobal ancient building structure street market

Days 1-2 Mexico City

The fastest growing urban centres in the world, Mexico City presents an intoxicating mix of mariachi music, lively night scenes, fascinating museums and intriguing markets. Get to know what makes this buzzing metropolis tick on an orientation walk, then head out to the sprawling Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Puebla

Jump aboard one of Mexico's colourful buses bound for Puebla. Spend some time exploring the city's handicraft stalls, tuck into mole poblano, the region's specialty, or set out for an optional hike in the city's volcanic hinterlands.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-7 Oaxaca/Overnight Bus

Well-known for its colourful art and handicrafts scene, Oaxaca is a delight to get to know. Stock up on some unique souvenirs, zip out to the Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban, sink the teeth into some peculiar local delicacies or simply pick a plaza bench to sit on and watch the local scene unfold.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight bus - 1

Days 8-9 San Cristobal de las Casas

Venture into the cool climes of San Cristobal de las Casas, a charming colonial-era town oft regarded as one of the country's gems. Boasting spectacular natural surrounds, this is the perfect place to get active; either by mountain biking out to some of the traditional villages, saddling up for a ride in the mountains or jumping on a day tour out to the Sumidero Canyon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 10-11 Palenque/Overnight Bus

One of the most impressive Mayan sites in Mexico, if not all Central America, the temples of Palenque are a superb relic of Mayan culture and architectural enterprise. Climb the temples for breathtaking views across the Chiapas Jungle, watch for monkeys swinging through the canopy and take a cooling dip in the nearby Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight bus - 1

Days 12-13 Merida

Journey on to the colonial city of Merida for some time spent soaking up the vibe of this charming colonial-era Spanish town. Chill out in the Plaza Grande, try some local delicacies like cochinita pibil (a slow-roasted pork dish) or join an optional tour out to the incredible Uxmal ruins.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 14-15 Chichen Itza/Playa del Carmen

Stop by the amazing ruins of Chichen Itza en route to the Caribbean beachside haven of Playa Del Carmen. There's no shortage of activities on offer here; strap on a mask and snorkel and get exploring the underwater world of the nearby reefs and islands, travel out to Cenote Ikil or join the heaving local nightlife.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1