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Mexico Unplugged - Intrepid Travel
Mexico Unplugged - Intrepid Travel
Danny "This is a tour for active travellers able to endure considerable walking and long travel days. While Intrepid’s physical rating is 2 out of 5, our group generally felt it was at least a 3. Be prepared for lots of stairs at the pyramids at high elevation under a blazing sun. The hotels for this trip were all well chosen and conveniently located, and I liked them all, especially at Puebla. I was..."
Excellent
71 reviews
Starts
Mexico City
Destinations
+7
Ends
Playa del Carmen
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Highlights

  • 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
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Start in Mexico City and end in Playa del Carmen! With the in-depth cultural tour Mexico Unplugged, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen and through Mexico City, Mexico and 8 other destinations in Mexico. Mexico Unplugged is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

71 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • GF
    Written on March 30, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    I would cut in half the Palenque- Merida trip. An overnight stay in Campeche would have been fine. 8 hours trip in a van is too much. Also some more information about each city would have been useful. Valentina very good and still learning...

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  • CW
    Written on March 27, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tour was amazing with a good price. Tour guide Karla is excellent.

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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 3
    Written on March 3, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Brilliant trip, a snapshot of Mexico, full of colours, taste and music. You won’t regret it

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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 4
    Written on January 30, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    We enjoyed the tour immensely. Highlights were Mario's knowledge and understanding of the towns and places we visited, visiting locals / eating local food, and the incredible Aztecan and Mayan archaeological sites. The tour was relatively easy going but at... Read more

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  • PK
    Written on January 25, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    She was Excellent Tour Guide. Very kindly,sweet heart,enthusiasm,working hard,And anytime smile.

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  • A
    Written on September 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Guide was excellent. Restaurants were expensive options. Itinerary was very good

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  • AG
    Written on September 16, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    The tour was very good. HOWEVER, accommodation was terrifyingly bad, with BED BUGS in several hotels (one of the girls actually caught them and took pictures), with scary black mold in the showers, horrible smell, musty, dusty, moldy rooms. I might never do... Read more

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  • A
    Written on August 28, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Right from the start val was great. Would go out of her way to help anyone.Take you to places not included in the trip[including her home town]. Nothing was a bother. We even did a Big time wrestling one night.Gave us alist of resturants at each stop.No... Read more

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  • L
    Written on August 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great cultural tour, a real crash course about Mexico. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. the travelling itself was tiring but to be expected when you're soanning that amount of distance. The public transport was fantastic, extremely... Read more

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  • DF
    Written on March 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    This is a tour for active travellers able to endure considerable walking and long travel days. While Intrepid’s physical rating is 2 out of 5, our group generally felt it was at least a 3. Be prepared for lots of stairs at the pyramids at high elevation... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Danny, Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. Feedback like this from our passengers is essential towards improving everything that we do. We’re disappointed to read that you are discouraged from taking another group tour – we hope that you will give us another chance soon to show you how amazing the group experience can be! We would like the opportunity to more fully understand your experience. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com. Kind regards, Intrepid
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Itinerary

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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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  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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    About the countries

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    Vaccinations

    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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    Location
    Mexico City is the starting point and Playa del Carmen is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 June 2019 the full payment of $1,025 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1025 for Mexico Unplugged, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,683 km.
    • Mexico City (Mexico)
    • 42 km
    • Teotihuacan (Mexico)
    • 99 km
    • Puebla (Mexico)
    • 267 km
    • Oaxaca (Mexico)
    • 442 km
    • San Cristobel de Las Casas (Mexico)
    • 110 km
    • Palenque (Mexico)
    • 455 km
    • Merida (Mexico)
    • 114 km
    • Chichen Itza (Mexico)
    • 155 km
    • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)

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