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See where our Adventure Collective went

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 $1,795
CAD $2,187
AUD $2,565
EUR €1,665
GBP £1,310
NZD $2,755
ZAR R29,435
CHF FR1,845
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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 Cristobal

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 $1,206
CAD $1,462
AUD $1,410
EUR €1,115
GBP £875
NZD $1,845
ZAR R19,680
CHF FR1,230
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Best of Mexico 15
USD $3,762
CAD $4,558
AUD $5,145
EUR €3,340
GBP £2,635
NZD $5,530
ZAR R59,040
CHF FR3,700
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Guatemala
 

Days 7-8 Panajachel / Lake Atitlan

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 $1,314
CAD $1,593
AUD $1,650
EUR €1,215
GBP £955
NZD $2,010
ZAR R21,460
CHF FR1,345
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Mexico & Guatemala Highlights 13
USD $1,363
CAD $1,651
AUD $1,945
EUR €1,260
GBP £990
NZD $2,085
ZAR R22,260
CHF FR1,395
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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 $1,471
CAD $1,786
AUD $1,855
EUR €1,260
GBP £1,070
NZD $2,250
ZAR R24,040
CHF FR1,505
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Bite-size Break Antigua 3
USD $412
CAD $502
AUD $560
EUR €345
GBP £270
NZD $570
ZAR R6,082
CHF FR380
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CAD $2,132
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EUR €1,612
GBP £1,262
NZD $2,673
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CHF FR1,784
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CAD $1,786
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GBP £1,070
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