Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins
- Our saving
- US $ 1,020
- 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
- Travel style
- In-depth Cultural, Adventure
- Rather Poor
- OluwadamilareWritten on June 9, 20185.0 - ExcellentThe tour was so great! Had so much fun and learned a lot. I loved all the tours and excursions around the ruins and was very impressed with the CEO and your guides! Overall I evejpyed my experienceShow detailed ratingsG Adventures commented on this reviewWoo! Thanks for the review here, so happy to have had the opportunity to share this magical part of our planet with you.
- EmmaWritten on February 27, 20184.0 - GoodG adventures were great to go with - the geoup were great people, all liked minded and up for exploring and trying anything. It was nice to have people of a relatively similar age for sure. Felt like we really got the full Mexican experience on the tour, with cenotes, tacos, ruins and tequailla!!Show detailed ratings
- DDPGWritten on November 9, 20173.0 - AverageI 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???Show detailed ratings
- BEBecWritten on September 29, 20174.0 - GoodThe 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 moneyShow detailed ratings
- SDSarahWritten on March 27, 20174.5 - ExcellentThis 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.Show detailed ratings
- CChristieWritten on August 9, 20165.0 - ExcellentA 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!Show detailed ratings
- RNRimWritten on May 2, 20163.5 - GoodThe 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.Show detailed ratings
- AndreaWritten on March 1, 2013Show detailed ratings4.5 - Excellent
- GeorgWritten on February 28, 20134.5 - ExcellentCool trip, but very long turns by bus. The guide "el Sid" was great.Show detailed ratings
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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
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
MealsRated Good by past passengers
TransportRated Good by past passengers
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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.
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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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- 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 $1020 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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- 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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