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Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins

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Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins - G Adventures
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Christie "A last minute booking, a had no preconceptions about the tour. Going from Mexico City, a vibrant and busy city, to quiet and picturesque Puebla, interesting Oaxaca and the beautiful beach town of Puerto Escondido, there was a lot of variety, and I felt I saw many sides of Mexico. I fell in love with the food, we would visit local markets and buy lots of things on our guides reccomendation and sha..."
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7 reviews
Starts
Mexico City
Destinations
+6
Ends
Playa del Carmen
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Highlights

  • Explore Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán
  • Indulge in the beauty of Chiapas
  • Escape to the beaches of Progreso
  • Swim the crystal watered Cuzamá cenote
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Start in Mexico City and end in Playa del Carmen! With the in-depth cultural tour Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen and through Mexico City, Mexico and 7 other destinations in Mexico. Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • D
    Written on November 9, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    I just come back from Mexico with them and I have to say that I would not book a tour with them again. I have never been in an organized journey before, I do normally travel on my own but I considered that Mexico was quite unsafety for going on my own so I joined to one tour from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen after a conversation with the lady in the agency that let me know that we would use our own transportation. That wasnt true as we were using the local transportation, I am normally happy to do that but after hearing from some friends that someone break into the night bus and stole their belogings, i personally wanted to have a tour van but this never happened. The tour doesnt include that much for the 900 pounds that we paid, basically the public transportation (that cost less than 20 pounds per ticket) and hotel, that are really good quality but costs less that 40 pounds per night, so a rip off! Then you have to consider expending another 3000 extra in excursion, as they are not included and are ridicously expensive! For instance, visiting the boats on Xochimilco costs 1000 pesos with the tour per person, but I arranged the same on my own and we rent a boat for 1000 pesos that we paid between 8!!!! Or one of the days, in Merida, those who travelled with G adventures paid 750 pesos for visiting 2 cenotes and we paid the same amount for 5 cenotes and uxmal in a private van for 4. You can see that is a huge diference. Our guide was friendly but considering that he was living in the country, the only things that he knows well were the best places to have food and tequila. I would have appreciate more information about each city on the orientation walk, basically was a waste of time as I was more informed about those places than him. After paying all the tours (plus the tips for the drivers, for the individual guides, for the housekeepers, for the kitchen porters and so on) you have to pay the tips for the G adventures guide!! About 25 dollars per week per person. So my question is... what does exactly the tour includes for 900 pounds???
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  • BE
    Written on September 29, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip on a whole was good there could be a few improvements thou. The independent guides were great and the places they took us to eat were awesome. Accom was mostly good with bring central and comfortable. I think it's worth g paying for the air con units in the jungle as that is unrealistic to expect people to sleep in that heat. On the negative the village tour after a 12 hr bus tour was ridiculous just seemed like a money making scheme everyone was disappointed by thst. Our guide should have told us more info as people were expected a small village. Maria was good however she lacked enthusiasm and happiness. Also most if the places she took us for food were horrendous especially for a cuisine tour.. Maria needed to explain a lot more to people of what to expect the Congo bongo for example she told us to go late however given how packed it was obtaining a prime spot by going earlier would have been better... Marias English also seemed to be hard to understand when she spoke to the whole group but was better in an individual basis.. All in all the tour was great value for money
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  • SD
    Written on March 27, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip was amazing. The variety across the 2 weeks was fabulous and i truly think I saw the real Mexico, which was so different to what I expected! CEO Chris was fantastic, so helpful and friendly to everyone, and didn't mind how often I quizzed on what food he was going to order (because I wanted what he was getting!) The bus journeys were long at times, but always very comfortable so were never too bad. All in all, I loved this tour and would recommend anyone to do it.
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  • C
    Written on August 9, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    A last minute booking, a had no preconceptions about the tour. Going from Mexico City, a vibrant and busy city, to quiet and picturesque Puebla, interesting Oaxaca and the beautiful beach town of Puerto Escondido, there was a lot of variety, and I felt I saw many sides of Mexico. I fell in love with the food, we would visit local markets and buy lots of things on our guides reccomendation and share it, and visit local restaurants every evening too. Ernie our guide was infectiously enthusiastic, with great local knowledge and a fun personality. Our group loved him and the tour, and has made me since return to the region to explore it further! The tour I did was called Mexico food and culture, but it's since been changed and extended, although having been to the added destinations before, I would recommend it!
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  • RN
    Written on May 2, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    The tour was good. The guide was efficent, professional and overall a very nice guy. He wasn't from Mexico and his role revolved mostly around organizing travel logistics, which he did well. Some of the local guides were good, others less so. Expect to pay a lot more than the tour for actual acitivties as only one is included in the tour.
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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 6
    Written on March 1, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 7
    Written on February 28, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    Cool trip, but very long turns by bus. The guide "el Sid" was great.
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  1. Day 1 Mexico City
  2. Day 2 Mexico City
  3. Day 3 Mexico City/Puebla
  4. Day 4 Puebla/Oaxaca
  5. Day 5 Oaxaca
  6. Day 6 Oaxaca/San Cristóbal de Las Casas
  7. Day 7 San Cristóbal de Las Casas
  8. Day 8 San Cristóbal de Las Casas
  9. Day 9 San Cristóbal de Las Casas/Palenque
  10. Day 10 Palenque
  11. Day 11 Palenque/Mérida
  12. Day 12 Mérida
  13. Day 13 Mérida/Playa del Carmen (1D)
  14. Day 14 Playa del Carmen
  15. Day 15 Playa del Carmen

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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    • December 1, 2016

      What is the age limit for this tour?

      World Expeditions is a small group tour operator with a maximum group size of 16 on their tours.

    • November 1, 2016

      What are the Visa requirements?

      Unfortunately TourRadar is unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • November 1, 2016

      Will accomodation be included?

      Accommodation during this tour is factored into the tour price. This includes:
      Simple hotels/hostels (12 nights, some multi-share), overnight bus (2 nights).

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    Location
    Mexico City is the starting point and Playa del Carmen is the endpoint.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $959 for Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,654 km.
    • Mexico City (Mexico)
    • 107 km
    • Puebla (Mexico)
    • 267 km
    • Oaxaca (Mexico)
    • 442 km
    • San Cristobel de Las Casas (Mexico)
    • 110 km
    • Palenque (Mexico)
    • 459 km
    • Merida (Mexico)
    • 114 km
    • Chichen Itza (Mexico)
    • 155 km
    • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)

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