Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins

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Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins - G Adventures
Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins - G Adventures
6 reviews
Mexico City
Playa del Carmen


  • 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
Hostel, Hotel, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
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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  • 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 5
    Written on March 1, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 6
    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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  • Day 1 Mexico City
  • Day 2 Mexico City
  • Day 3 Mexico City/Puebla
  • Day 4 Puebla/Oaxaca
  • Day 5 Oaxaca
  • Day 6 Oaxaca/San Cristóbal de Las Casas
  • Day 7 San Cristóbal de Las Casas
  • Day 8 San Cristóbal de Las Casas
  • Day 9 San Cristóbal de Las Casas/Palenque
  • Day 10 Palenque
  • Day 11 Palenque/Mérida
  • Day 12 Mérida
  • Day 13 Mérida/Playa del Carmen (1D)
  • Day 14 Playa del Carmen
  • Day 15 Playa del Carmen

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    • December 1, 2016

      What is the age limit for this tour?

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    • 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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    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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