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8 Days | Uncover the delicious diversity of Mexico’s culture and cuisine

4.8 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
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When it comes to vibrant culture and varied cuisine, there’s nowhere quite like Mexico. Get a taste of the country’s best on an eight-day Premium adventure through Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca. Join expert guides to uncover the ancient secrets of Teotihuacan, Cholula, and the Mitla ruins. Take your taste buds on a trip, from the beckoning street food stalls of the capital to a home cooked Zapotecan lunch and a creative dining experience in Oaxaca. Your local leader will show you the heart of a country that is sure to leave you captivated.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Mexico City To Oaxaca including Mexico
Start
Mexico City, Mexico
Finish
Oaxaca, Mexico
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Mexico
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QBPM
This trip generates 31 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Mexican food doesn’t get much better than this – sample a tempting array of local dishes during your welcome dinner, and dine at an award-winning restaurant in Oaxaca. This Exclusive Experience is sure to hit the spot.
  • Converted from 16th, 17th and 18th-century colonial buildings, your Feature Stay in Puebla offers a perfect blend of traditional charm and modern amenities, just a stone’s throw away from the city’s main sights.
  • Learn of the ancient Zapotec and Aztec histories with visits to the ruins of Teotihuacan and Mitla and the Cholula archaeological site, joined by specialist guides to further enhance your visit.
  • Discover traditional craft industries with enlightening Exclusive Experiences. Learn about Zapotec woven fabrics, textile making, mezcal distilling and beeswax candle-making, and visit a family-run obsidian workshop.
  • Explore the Mexico City of past and present on a city tour with your leader, from the buzzing Zocalo Plaza to the Gothic National Cathedral and the sprawling National Palace.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Gastromotiva. Donations help them provide nutritious, balanced meals for vulnerable people in Mexico. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
  • The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Mexico City To Oaxaca including Mexico

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (5 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City - Welcome Dinner (taco night)
  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Historico Centro tour
  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee)
  • Puebla - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site
  • Teotihuacan - Obsidian workshop
  • Puebla - Cholula archaeological site
  • Oaxaca - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Benito Juarez
  • Oaxaca - Mercado 20 de Noviembre
  • Oaxaca - Beeswax candle workshop
  • Oaxaca - Weaving demonstration
  • Oaxaca - Tule Tree
  • Oaxaca - Mitla archeological site
  • Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit
  • Oaxaca - Zapotecan home-cooked lunch
  • Oaxaca - Farewell Dinner
Add on activities
  • Mexico City - Leon Trotsky Museum (entrance fee) - MXN70
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee) - MXN250
  • Mexico City - Folklore Ballet (entrance fee) subject to availability from MXN400 to - MXN1500
  • Oaxaca - Santo Domingo Cultural Centre (entrance fee) - MXN85
  • Oaxaca - Monte Alban archaeological site (entrance fee) - MXN90
  • Oaxaca - Cooking class - MXN1300
  • Oaxaca - Folkloric ballet (seasonal) - MXN130

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. It is recommended that you keep your main luggage weight around 15kg and certainly no more than 20kg. A small or medium-sized backpack (45-50 litres) is another good option.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
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Jill · Traveled January 2024
Mexico is a vibrant,colourful country with delightfully friendly people. This particular tour combined wonderful archeological sites,colonial gems and indigenous practices. With gourmet food and a superb guide it was a great treat.
Review submitted 22 Jan 2024

Lap Hang · Traveled December 2023
Valdivia is a very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly guide. She has extensive knowledge of Mexico, She makes you feel at home. she will suggest places to go aside from those to go included in the trip Best guide keep up the good work
Review submitted 22 Dec 2023

Susan · Traveled December 2023
My first trip to Mexico. I learned so much! Incredible history, beautiful culture, delicious food. Nice balance of guided and free time. Makes me want more of Mexico!
Review submitted 16 Dec 2023

Noah · Traveled December 2023
This was a short but packed adventure into the food, history and culture of the area. Just what I had hoped for and makes me excited about returning
Review submitted 16 Dec 2023

Ana-Maria · Traveled November 2023
An immersive journey through the rich history and diverse culture of central Mexico. I got to experience the ancient pre-Hispanic civilizations and savor the local cuisine.
Review submitted 06 Dec 2023
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