Travel through vivacious Mexico from Mexico City to Playa Del Carmen
Discover the heart of Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec, Mayan and Spanish cultures on this two-week journey spanning ruins, pueblos and beaches. Arrive in Mexico and travel through the mad metropolis of Mexico City to the relaxed beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula, and unravel the magnificent mystery of the ancient Mexican civilisations along the way. With plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and hiking, this is the ideal introduction to one of Latin America's most colourful and exciting destinations.
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 multiple destinations
Eat your way through arty Oaxaca. Mole, mezcal and chocolate for dinner? Delicioso!
Escape the Mexican heat in San Cristobal de las Casas. This old-world town is surrounded by ancient tribal villages that have retained their traditional customs and roots
Discover the colonial history of charming Merida. Loaf around in leafy plazas, get cultural at a museum or work your salsa shimmy with a friendly local
Chichen Itza is one the New Seven Wonders of the World. It's not hard to see why - strolling around the ancient Mayan ruins feels pretty wondrous
Splash around, sun-bake and play on Playa del Carmen's white sandy beaches
This trip involves some long days of travel by local transport, including two overnight buses. While this can be tiring, it's also a fantastic way to rub shoulders with the locals and get under the skin of a place.
Mexico's climate is sultry and tropical, so can get really hot and humid. Wear loose clothing and make sure stay hydrated, especially while out on walking tours.
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On Day 1 there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at approximately 6pm. There are no activities planned for the final day.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available for purchase on this trip, however it excludes nights 6 & 11 (Overnight bus) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Mexico Unplugged trips score an average of 4.66 out of 5 based on 235 reviews in the last year.
Overall, I was quite satisfied with the trip. I think it's an excellent value considering Intrepid does the time-consuming work of booking hotels and planning the activities. There were many times when I realized I was benefitting by traveling with the group. For example, we all were able to split the cost of the local guides. If I had traveled alone, it would have been way too pricey to keep paying for that just for myself. Although I was wary to travel in a group for my first time, I liked that there was a lot of free time and many optional add-ons to choose from. Most of the hotels had prime locations and were clean. Part of the reason why I signed up for this trip was due to safety, and I'm glad I went with Intrepid because we were able to avoid some potentially dangerous situations (blocked roads on the way to Palenque). One reason why I loved this trip so much was because of our guide. He was a very positive and patient person and addressed the needs of our group appropriately.
Review submitted 18 Feb 2018