- US $ 1,220
- Mexico City
- Playa del Carmen
- Walk the streets of Mexico City
- Experience the colour of Oaxaca’s markets
- Explore Chichen Itza and other Mayan ruins
- Kick back in Playa del Carmen
- Age range
- 15 to 99 year olds
- Hotel, Sleeper Bus
- Max Group Size
- Coach / Bus, Local Transport
- Rather Poor
- RebeccaWritten on January 16, 20184.0 - GoodFantastic tour, good introduction to Mexico and great and very informative tour leader, would recommend.Show detailed ratings
- DavideWritten on November 30, 20174.0 - GoodGreat tour with each stop unique in it’s own way! Valentina the tour guide was brilliant and did her very best to endure everyone had an awesome time. Highly recommend this tour!Show detailed ratings
- CBCherryWritten on November 12, 20174.5 - ExcellentGreat trip generally. Good itinerary and especially interesting being in Mexico during Day of the Dead. Basix style allowed freedom to do what we wanted but guide happy to organise/suggest excursions and give personal tips; best of both worlds. For travellers who don't need nannying but like the support and logistical stress reduction of a tour. Not 100% smooth but any issues resolved swiftly. Accommodation a high standard (despite Basix name) in nice central locations. Two overnight buses not really fun but ok and efficient use of time in a big country and greener than flying.Show detailed ratings
- JLJingzeWritten on November 7, 20173.0 - AverageThe tour was generally well organized. The itinerary was effective, as it provides many opportunities to see all around Mexico, while giving travelers freedom to pursue what we would like to do. Our guide, Valentina, was amazing at attending everyone's needs and introducing us to local culture and potential activities to do. However, some hotel and transportation selections are quite disappointing. I understand that the tour is not exactly an luxury trip, but the hotel in Playa del Carmen did not have wifi in rooms and there was a huge construction going on, which was super noisy even on Saturday. Several other hotels, including the ones in Mexico city, Oaxaca and San Cristobal were also below expectations, in terms of inadequate speed of wifi and shower facilities. The hotel is Palenque is quite nice though. Some accidents did occur in my trip, however, as two of my fellow travel mates got their passports and wallets stolen on the bus from Palenque to Merida, which is apparently notorious for potential thefts.Show detailed ratings
- DCDianaWritten on June 21, 20172.5 - AverageGreat destination and great way to see the country and to understand and get to know the culture. The country is amazing and has so much to offer to all types of turists.Full of history,interesting culture, amazing natural beauty and great places to relax and have fun. Our guide was Ernesto and I think we can consider ourselves lucky to have had him. He speaks with passion and knowledge about his country and he always answered any questions that we might have had.Of course he was more than helpful in all our problems and we could count on him always.He always presented us as many as possible, considering the location, activities that could fit everybody's interests. The transport was good as long as it was with the public transportation.The moment it was just for the group and it was insured by Intrepid...well....different story.Intrepid should definetly invest more in this matter, because as we saw in private activities there are buses better than what Intrepid offered and also because do to the roads the travel is very but very hard to handle and if you don't have a proper sit and leg space, it becomes a nightmare.If you wish to contradict me than I strongly suggest to take a 6 hours drive in the back of the mini bus / van on top of the wheel in the same position you sat in at the beggining, for you will not be able to move one inch, with an air conditioning at 10 cm in your forhead and on a road that has HUGE speed bumps and ridicously curves and then we can talk about it :) And thinking of the considerabile amount of money paid for the tour, which basicly included only transport and hotel rooms , I strongly believe better services should be provided. If someone sticks only to the tour and to what Intrepid offers well you won't see anything else but hotel and town, while at 10 mins from you there is an amazing archeological site or canyon. Tours are meant to help you discover the country and culture not just to transport you from one place to the other. The hotels were ok, nothing special. The people are always ready to help and that is very nice, but the hotels are just ok. After the experience and after seeing the prices in hotels, for public transportation and entrance fees, I believe that Intrepid can and should offer more. Such as : better transportation, breakfast(a basic was round 70pesos which is 3 euros) and/or welcome/goodbye dinner and/or entraces to different sites. Bottom line is great country , great guide, great people however services need to be improved.Show detailed ratings
- BLbarryWritten on January 16, 20174.5 - ExcellentThe tour (13 of us toured) was well-organized, chocked full of interesting place an individual would never find on his/her own. Culturally enlightening. Plus lots of fun things (swimming in underground cave), without hordes of tourists around you. Our tour guide was Ornesto. He was organized, knowledgeable, and sensitive to everyone's one's needs and interests. Moreover, he seemed to enjoy (thoroughly) interacting personally with everyone in the group, and helped to form us into a real, vibrant community. We had a lot of laughs together. His communication and social skills are simply superb (very gifted). We had 5 teachers in the group, an elementary principal, an elementary teacher, a pre-college music professor, a performing music (and former teacher), nurse, CEO secretary, independent business woman, and some working people. I myself am a university professor. Our ages ranged from 29 to 70. Really interesting people who meshed together.Show detailed ratings
- DGDenisWritten on December 19, 20164.5 - ExcellentLeaders Name:Juan Carlos Martinez Tour name: Mexico unplugged Tour was absolutely amazing, Tour leader was very helpfull and knowledgableShow detailed ratings
- EVElvisWritten on October 4, 20165.0 - ExcellentMexico Unplugged: I really love the design of this trip. This trip includes many of the best places Mexico has to offer. Not only did we visit traditional tourist spots we also had the opportunity to see the natural wonders as well as the amazing Chichen Itza. The tour leader Carlos was fantastic! we were very fortunate to have Carlos, who was simply the best! He is very knowledgeable and shared with us his enthusiasm and love of his land.Show detailed ratings
- TonyWritten on June 6, 20164.5 - ExcellentThis trip was amazing. For me, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with ruins, waterfalls, and jungle. I strongly recommend it if you're good at the hot outdoors. Many hotels had no air conditioner but they did have fans. Near the end, a few had air conditioners. I'm a suit and tie guy and this was unlike anything I had ever done at 50. I had to get out of my comfort zone and roll with the way things happened. I was fit enough for it but was still challenged all along the way. Challenged in a good way. The sites are amazing. My group was fun. The tour leader, Juan Carlos Martinez, was amazing. If interested in ancient ruins of Mexico, DO THIS! I strongly recommend it. Great job, Intrepid!Show detailed ratings
- GgitaWritten on April 22, 20165.0 - ExcellentI had an amazing trip in Mexico. We had an amazing leader JC that was always there to help, he was able to show us an amazing place to swim in a river near Palenque. It was just us and the locals swimming under mini waterfalls. Mexico is a must for anyone with a passport!!!Show detailed ratings
ItineraryDownload PDF Brochure
- Day 1: Mexico City
- Day 2: Mexico City
- Day 3: Puebla
- Day 4: Puebla
- Day 5: Oaxaca
- Day 6: Oaxaca
- Day 7: Oaxaca / Overnight Bus
- Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas
- Day 9: San Cristobal de las Casas
- Day 10: Palenque
- Day 11: Palenque / Overnight Bus
- Day 12: Merida
- Day 13: Merida
- Day 14: Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
- Day 15: Playa del Carmen
AccommodationRated Good by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
TransportRated Good by past passengers
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- March 1, 2017
Will the hotels have air-conditioning?
For this tour the accommodation is 2-3 star therefore they cannot guarantee that all hotels will have air conditioning. It is more than likely that all hotels will have nets on the windows.
- March 1, 2017
What are the hotels used for accommodation?
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 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.
- November 1, 2016
Is the accomodation based on twin share rooms?
Yes, this price is based on a twin share accommodation where you will be paired with a traveller of the same gender throughout the trip. If you would like your own room then you will incur a single supplement fee.
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- 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.
- Mexico City is the starting point and Playa del Carmen is the endpoint.
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- TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 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 April 2018 the full payment of $1,220 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 $1220 for Mexico Unplugged, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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- 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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