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Mexico Unplugged - Intrepid Travel
15 days

Mexico Unplugged

From Mexico City to Playa del Carmen
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
US $1,455
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Places You’ll See

  • Mexico City
    Mexico City
  • Oaxaca
    Oaxaca
  • San Cristobel de Las Casas
    San Cristobel de Las Casas
  • Palenque
    Palenque
  • Merida
    Merida
  • Playa del Carmen
    Playa del Carmen
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Highlights

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

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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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
    Sleeper Bus

      Customer Reviews

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      • 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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      • A
        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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      • A
        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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      • A
        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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      • A
        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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      • A
        September 18, 2019
        Had positive + unique cultural experiences that I believe could only happen on an intrepid, felt extremely safe and secure with someone who spoke the language
        Trip date: December 2018
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      • A
        September 18, 2019
        Based on my previous travels with Intrepid, I had very high expectations before going on the tour, but again my expectations were exceeded and I had a great tour
        Trip date: December 2018
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      • A
        September 18, 2019
        I don't think I could have visited Mexico on my own without this trip. It's a fantastic option for single travelers (and those of us who aren't conversant in the local language). Also, the trip provided exactly the right balance between looking after us... Show more
        Trip date: December 2018
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      • A
        September 18, 2019
        Good trip with great guide in an exiting country.
        Trip date: December 2018
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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
          Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport). Price: USD50
          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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          Vaccines

          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 8 February 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 8 February 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 60 days 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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