Intrepid's Adventure Collective - the itinerary

The Adventure

For you guys playing at home, our Adventure Collective triapsed through Mexico & Guatemala. Starting in the queso-filled markets of Mexico City, they wound their way south, through Zapotec ruins in Oaxaca, local villages in San Cristobal and over the waters of Lake Atitlan, all the way to Antigua in the Guatemalan highlands. It was grueling. There were tacos.

The good news is you can follow in their footsteps (metaphorically anyway – it’s really hard to keep track of real footsteps). With each destination below, we've listed a few trips that visit the area.


Mexico

 

Days 1-2 Mexico City

Mexico City is what happens when mariachi music, high-octane nightlife, colonial history and Aztec ruins get together in one delicious, cheese-filled explosion. Here our Collective will taste some of the freshest market produce, check out the ruins of Teotihuacan, expand their minds (and stomachs) on a killer taco crawl and sip mescal in one of the city’s hottest downtown bars. It’s tough work, but someone’s got to do it. 

Mexico City, Mexico
 

Trip name Days Total
AUD
CAD
CHF
EUR
GBP
NZD
USD
ZAR
price from
Mexican Heartlands 15
USD $1,894
CAD $2,092
AUD $2,490
EUR €1,720
GBP £1,275
NZD $2,670
ZAR R22,930
CHF FR1,760
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Days 3-4 Oaxaca

With a surplus of trendy artists and a street parade in the Zócalo every other day, Oaxaca has that laid-back-city vibe down pat. It’s where Mexico comes for a good time, and our Collective will be exploring it from edge to edge: Zapotec ruins in Mezcaleria and Mitla, the famous Árbol del Tule (the widest tree in the world), market plazas and nightlife hotspots, not to mention a cool dip and mountain views at the stunning Hierve el Agua. Heaven, thy name is Mexico.

 

Trip name Days Total
AUD
CAD
CHF
EUR
GBP
NZD
USD
ZAR
price from
Real Food Adventure - Mexico 9
USD $1,543
CAD $1,872
AUD $2,195
EUR €1,425
GBP £1,125
NZD $2,360
ZAR R25,190
CHF FR1,575
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Days 5-6 San Cristobel

There aren’t many spots in the world where you get cobblestoned colonial beauty and shamans cleansing the air with firewater and chickens. San Cristobal is one of them. It’s half old-world charm, half tribal roots. Our Collective will explore Tzotzil and Tzeltal villages by bike, check out the church at San Juan Chamula, buy a few handicrafts at the markets and kick back with a cheesy elotes locos (crazy corn) in the highlands of Chiapas. 

San Cristobal, Mexico
 

Trip name Days Total
AUD
CAD
CHF
EUR
GBP
NZD
USD
ZAR
price from
Mexico Unplugged 15
USD $1,327
CAD $1,525
AUD $1,780
EUR €1,195
GBP £925
NZD $1,955
ZAR R16,735
CHF FR1,225
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Best of Mexico 15
USD $3,343
CAD $3,915
AUD $4,655
EUR €3,205
GBP £2,365
NZD $4,910
ZAR R42,920
CHF FR3,280
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Guatemala
 

Days 7-8 Panajachel / Lake Atilan

The Collective cross the border – from here on it’s Guatemala all the way. The first stop is Panajachel, on the shores of the stunning Lake Atitlan. It’s a place for all the ‘ings’: hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding and anything else that gets the pulse racing. Our travel pros will bunk down for the night in a homestay in San Jorge La Laguna, explore surrounding market towns like Santiago Atitlan, shop for a few hand-made textiles and chill out by the water with a beer, the way nature intended.  
 
Lake Atilan, Panajachel
 

Trip name Days Total
AUD
CAD
CHF
EUR
GBP
NZD
USD
ZAR
price from
Mayan Encounter 17
USD $1,404
CAD $1,647
AUD $1,915
EUR €1,305
GBP £995
NZD $2,100
ZAR R18,025
CHF FR1,335
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Mexico & Guatemala Highlights 13
USD $1,228
CAD $1,344
AUD $1,436
EUR €992
GBP £740
NZD $1,548
ZAR R13,260
CHF FR1,020
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Days 9-10 Antigua

The end of the road, Antigua: home to coffee plantations, pastel plazas, the odd volcano and marimba music galore. Although it’s not technically the capital, Antigua is still the pumping cultural heart of Guatemala. Our Collective might work on their moves with a traditional dancing lesson, check out some plantation-fresh coffee or daytrip 2,200 metres above sea level up to Chichicastenango and check out the country’s biggest craft market. 
 
Antigua, Guatemala
 

Trip name Days Total
AUD
CAD
CHF
EUR
GBP
NZD
USD
ZAR
price from
Central American Journey 17
USD $1,498
CAD $1,746
AUD $2,085
EUR €1,395
GBP £1,075
NZD $2,245
ZAR R19,245
CHF FR1,425
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Bite-size Break Antigua 4
USD $395
CAD $470
AUD $495
EUR €350
GBP £255
NZD $545
ZAR R4,655
CHF FR360
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DAYS
8
FROM
USD $1,749
CAD $2,132
AUD $2,485
EUR €1,612
GBP £1,262
NZD $2,673
ZAR R28,529
CHF FR1,784
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DAYS
9
FROM
USD $1,665
CAD $1,822
AUD $2,165
EUR €1,500
GBP £1,110
NZD $2,285
ZAR R19,980
CHF FR1,535
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DAYS
17
FROM
USD $1,498
CAD $1,746
AUD $2,085
EUR €1,395
GBP £1,075
NZD $2,245
ZAR R19,245
CHF FR1,425
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10
FROM
USD $1,296
CAD $1,462
AUD $1,745
EUR €1,170
GBP £885
NZD $1,875
ZAR R16,055
CHF FR1,195
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DAYS
13
FROM
USD $1,134
CAD $1,282
AUD $1,495
EUR €1,035
GBP £775
NZD $1,635
ZAR R14,055
CHF FR1,035
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DAYS
9
FROM
USD $1,080
CAD $1,197
AUD $1,420
EUR €945
GBP £730
NZD $1,530
ZAR R13,100
CHF FR970
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DAYS
8
FROM
USD $972
CAD $1,066
AUD $1,265
EUR €880
GBP £650
NZD $1,360
ZAR R11,690
CHF FR895
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