Mexico City Stopover

3 Days | Discover the ancient history behind Mexico’s modern metropolis

4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
Short breaks
CAD $503
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Navigate your way through Mexico’s enormous and vibrant capital on this jam-packed Short Break Adventure. Set out on a city tour and learn the history surrounding the sights of one of the biggest cities in the Americas. Wander the stalls of Mercado de San Juan and be overwhelmed by the incredible array of produce on display. Venture out of the city and experience the incredible Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan with a knowledgeable local guide, then be welcomed into a family home to share some authentic dishes bursting with local flavours. In your spare time, simply chill out with a tequila or two and let this city’s ambience take over.

Trip overview

Map of Mexico City Stopover including Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Short breaks
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 44.79 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Bring 700 years of history back to life as your expert local guide shares history and hotspots from around Mexico City – one of the biggest cities in the Americas!
  • Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral – the biggest cathedral on the continent. Then, see one of Diego Rivera's (the lover of Frida Kahlo) most famous murals at Museo Mural.
  • Head out of Mexico City to learn about Teotihuacan culture, from pre-Hispanic pyramids to modern handicrafts.
  • Explore local towns and visit two independent, family-run businesses where you can pick up authentic, locally made (or grown) souvenirs such as tequila, candy and cacti.
  • Feast on a delicious dinner in a Mexican family home, with food sourced straight from organic farms and cooked with local flavours (and a whole-lotta-love)!

Is this trip right for you?
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.
  • On Day 3 of this trip, you’ll need to check out of your hotel before you start the day's activities. Your luggage will be stored in the luggage room of the hotel.


Map of Mexico City Stopover including Mexico



2 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Public bus, Metro


Hotel (2 nights)

  • Hidden Teotihuacan & Lunch with the locals
  • Mexico City Tour - Urban Adventures
Add on activities
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee) - MXN250
  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays) - MXN90
  • Mexico City - Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays) - MXN95

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Important notes

1 On Check-In to your hotel there will be a Welcome Pack waiting for you, with all information you need for your Short Break Adventure.
2. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader. Instead, our local representative in each location will fill this role and the configuration of any fellow travelers in the group might change during the trip. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travelers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.

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4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Alexandra · Traveled April 2024
This is a great trip for people wanting a quick overview of Mexico City that feels authentic and has experiences that are different to the norm!
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Carl · Traveled January 2024
Culture, history and food of Mexico lead by a fantastic tour guide (Karla). If getting to know the culture and history of a country is your thing can't recommend high enough.
Review submitted 10 Feb 2024

Linda · Traveled July 2023
My niece and I made last minute plans for a very short window of time that we had before she heads back to her job as a High School Spanish teacher. We found the Four-Day Stopover on Intrepid's website and it fit the bill: our timeframe, in a Spanish speaking country, with very informative history tours. Intredid made arrangements for extending our hotel stay an extra two days and airport transfer. Our tour guide, Alfonso, was outstanding. He was knowledgeable, caring and professional. As a retired engineer, he is doing what he loves. Showing Mexico City and its history to eager learners. Thank you, Alfonso, and thank you Intrepid.
Review submitted 22 Jul 2023

Olivia · Traveled January 2023
Fantastic trip with wonderful guide! Rafael was polite, well-spoken, friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend this to anyone wholeheartedly!
Review submitted 11 Feb 2023

Nicolette · Traveled April 2022
A short but sweet trip. City stop over in Mexico City is a great first taster of the City and Mexico as such if you've never been to the country. I enjoyed the arts, the culture, the people, the history and the language. Not to mention the food and the colors!
Review submitted 10 May 2022
Mexico City Stopover
CAD $503