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Mexico Unplugged - Intrepid Travel
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15 days

Mexico Unplugged

From Mexico City to Playa del Carmen
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US $1,292
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  • Stroll the streets of Mexico City and savour local cuisine
  • Explore the colonial Oaxaca and then visit Monte Alban
  • Visit the ruins of Palenque and the Maya ruins of Uxmal
  • Sunbathe and swim in azure waters of Playa del Carmen

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Start in Mexico City and end in Playa del Carmen! With the In-depth Cultural tour Mexico Unplugged, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Mexico City, Mexico and 7 other destinations in Mexico. Mexico Unplugged includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Mexico City
  2. Day 2: Mexico City
  3. Day 3: Puebla
  4. Day 4: Puebla
  5. Day 5: Oaxaca
  6. Day 6: Oaxaca
  7. Day 7: Oaxaca / Overnight Bus
  8. Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas
  9. Day 9: San Cristobal de las Casas
  10. Day 10: Palenque
  11. Day 11: Palenque Ruins / Merida
  12. Day 12: Merida
  13. Day 13: Merida
  14. Day 14: Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
  15. Day 15: Playa del Carmen
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

13 nights
Sleeper Bus
1 night

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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 1
    · March 04, 2020
    Good mix of planned and optional activities, with some free time at most destinations. Pour guide, Adriana, was absolutely fabulous.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks Samantha!
    Trip date: February 2020
  • MU
    · January 26, 2020
    Carla was an excellent guide always trying her best
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much, Mehmet - Carla will appreciate your feedback :)
    Trip date: January 2020
  • JM
    · January 15, 2020
    A really good trip for my first time in Mexico. We had a great guide, and the visits were sufficiently varied to give a good overview of Mexico City and the Yucatan peninsula.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much Joan!
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 4
    · January 14, 2020
    We had a good tour with intrepid with a wonderful leader Karla and a preety awesome bunch of tourmtes
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much Gwendolyn!
    Trip date: December 2019
  • NL
    · November 28, 2019
    Fascinating country with a lot of diverse experience to offer. My tour leader was fantastic. Thank you Intrepid for this wonderful tour. I have memories for a lifetime.
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    Trip date: November 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    Let me start this by saying I knew Mexico was going to be a lot of fun, but I didn't expect it to blow me away like it did on this past trip. I just wanted to get away from the cold weather and napping on a beach at an all-inclusive did not appeal to me... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · September 18, 2019
    Trip well organised Tour Leader Jaime very helpful, ensuring we understood local culture, providing great suggestions of places to visit at each town/city and places to eat, where we could taste local food, explaining local food etc....group travel... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · September 18, 2019
    i loved the diversity of the trip, big cities, small cities, water activity, archeological sites
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · September 18, 2019
    This was my third tour with Intrepid and I couldn’t imagine travelling with another operator! I love what Intrepid encompasses and I always praise the professionalism of my tour leader (and local guides) to family and friends. I have always felt safe... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · September 18, 2019
    I really enjoyed the Intrepid approach to travelling - economical, eco friendly (so far as possible), local guides, local experiences that it would be difficult to have travelling solo. As a solo female traveller, I feel that whole areas of the world... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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Dates & Availability

15 days
Mexico Unplugged
From Mexico City to Playa del Carmen
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      The tour operator has advised that they do not have a hotel list available for this tour, as all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. That being said, on this tour you will be staying 13 nights in hotels and 1 night on an overnight bus. Two examples of hotels that they generally stay at on this tour are Playa del Carmen Hotel and Hotel Metropol - hopefully, this can give you an idea of the kind of accommodation you can expect on tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour concludes with check-out from Playa del Carmen Hotel on the morning of the last day of the tour. It's time to say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. If you are lucky enough to have a couple of extra nights in Playa del Carmen, use your time snorkelling in freshwater rock pools, strolling along the white sands or something third. Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour generally starts from Hotel Metropol in Mexico City and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. After check-in, you can relax and unwind, before meeting with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 6 pm. If you arrive into the city early, head to the Zocalo, the city's huge central square, to see Aztec ruins and colonial architecture or relax in one of the many parks, plazas or gardens. Please be aware the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Aiport transfers are available for this tour at an additional cost, please contact our customer support team to arrange this. If you wish to make your own way to and from the airports, you can choose to take a taxi instead.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Mexico City - Templo Mayor (Archaeological Site and Museum) (Closed Mondays). Price: MXN70
      Mexico City - Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) (Closed Mondays). Price: MXN60
      Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (Closed Mondays). Price: MXN70
      Mexican Night Out: Cantinas, Mariachi & Lucha Libre - Urban Adventures. Price: USD58
      Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (Cheaper for students, pensioners & on weekdays. Closed Mondays). Price: MXN220
      Mexico City - Boat ride through Floating Gardens of Xochimilco (Approx. per boat per hour). Price: MXN350
      Mexico City - Mariachis in Garibaldi Square (Approx. for 2-3 songs). Price: MXN150
      Mexico City - Torre Latino 360° Lookout. Price: MXN100
      Mexico City Markets and Food Tour - Urban Adventures. Price: USD39
      Mexico City - National Palace and Diego Rivera murals. Price: Free
      Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral. Price: MXN20
      Puebla - Santo Domingo Church and Rosary Chapel. Price: Free
      Puebla - Visit to Cholula. Price: USD15
      Puebla - Cooking class. Price: USD85
      Puebla - Lucha Libre show (ticket price depends on seating area). Price: USD15
      Puebla - Museum of Art. Price: USD5
      Oaxaca - Monte Alban Ruins (entrance fee). Price: USD10
      Oaxaca - Full-day tour inc. Mitla Ruins, Hierve el Agua and mezcal distillery. Price: USD45
      Oaxaca - Santo Domingo Cultural Centre. Price: USD8
      Oaxaca - Cooking class. Price: USD80
      San Cristobal de las Casas - Amber (Jade) Museum. Price: MXN20
      San Cristobal de las Casas - Jade Museum. Price: USD5
      San Cristobal de las Casas - Museum of Typical Costumes. Price: USD4
      San Cristobal de las Casas - El Chorreadero canyoning. Price: MXN1250
      San Cristobal de las Casas - Maya villages tour including San Juan Chamula Church. Price: USD20
      San Cristobal de las Casas - Mountain bike tour. Price: USD40
      Sumidero Canyon - Boat Excursion (Entrance & Transport). Price: USD30
      Palenque - Jungle Trail tour. Price: USD15
      Merida - Cuzama cenotes tour (inc. transport and guide). Price: USD45
      Merida - Guided city tour. Price: USD15
      Merida - Contemporary Art Museum. Price: USD5
      Merida - Dzibilchaltun Ruins tour. Price: USD70
      Merida - Uxmal Ruins tour (inc. shared transport and guide). Price: MXN800
      Merida - Celestun Bird Sanctuary (Entrance and Transport). Price: MXN965
      Dos Ojos Cenote - Entrance fee (snorkelling gear included). Price: MXN300
      Playa del Carmen - Bicycle rental (per day). Price: MXN185
      Playa del Carmen - Ferry to Cozumel (Round-trip). Price: MXN300

      Please be advised that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

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    • About the country


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      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Mexico. Ideally 2 months before travel.
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      • For any tour departing before September 8th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 8th, 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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