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Mexico Unplugged - Intrepid Travel
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Ayesha "This tour was the perfect way to see everything Mexico has to offer (more than just pretty beaches!). I had so much fun on this tour - great, knowledgeable tour leader, excellent travel companions and saw some pretty incredible things. Loved the flexibility this tour gave us - we could choose to do day trips or just take the day off to chill out with new friends. Our tour leader really made this t..."
Excellent
56 reviews
Starts
Mexico City
Destinations
+7
Ends
Playa del Carmen
Map

Highlights

  • 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 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
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.

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  • DC
    Written on June 21, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    Great 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.
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  • BL
    Written on January 16, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The 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.
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  • DG
    Written on December 19, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Leaders Name:Juan Carlos Martinez Tour name: Mexico unplugged Tour was absolutely amazing, Tour leader was very helpfull and knowledgable
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  • EV
    Written on October 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mexico 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.
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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 5
    Written on June 6, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    This 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!
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  • G
    Written on April 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I 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!!!
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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 7
    Written on March 2, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was my first trip with Intrepid and I have to say, it did not disappoint. In terms of value for money, this tour can't be beat. Our guide Edith was fantastic and I really felt like we saw the best that Mexico had to offer.
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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 8
    Written on February 9, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour was the perfect way to see everything Mexico has to offer (more than just pretty beaches!). I had so much fun on this tour - great, knowledgeable tour leader, excellent travel companions and saw some pretty incredible things. Loved the flexibility this tour gave us - we could choose to do day trips or just take the day off to chill out with new friends. Our tour leader really made this trip, he knew so much about each city, suggestions for tour guides and activities were on point, had good tips on where to dine and have a great night out that were easy on the wallet and he was very sociable and made it a relaxed and easy environment for us to interact. Miss my tour buddies!!
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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 9
    Written on August 17, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    Good tour, we had a great guide who gave us a lot of useful informations about things to see and places to eat; the only problem I can find is with the overnight buses: a little unconfortable but in the end not a big deal. I would reccomend this tour for sure!
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  • Mexico Unplugged reviewer 10
    Written on March 20, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    OUr tour guide had so much energy and went out of his way to give us a great experience. No problem was too hard and it wasnt long before we were all connected and best of buddies. I miss our group and wont hesitate to do another tour like this one.
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Mexico City
  • Day 2: Mexico City
  • Day 3: Puebla
  • Day 4: Puebla
  • Day 5: Oaxaca
  • Day 6-7: Oaxaca/Overnight Bus
  • Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 10: Palenque
  • Day 11: Palenque / Overnight Bus
  • Day 12: Merida
  • Day 14: Chichen Itza/Playa del Carmen
  • Day 15: Playa del Carmen

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    • April 1, 2017

      What kind of food options do we get on this tour?

      Unfortunately for this tour there are no meals included in the total price.

    • 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.

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      Vaccinations

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      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 $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 December 2017 the full payment of $1,084 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1084 for Mexico Unplugged, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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      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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