Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins

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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
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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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 1
    Written on September 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Overall, the tour was fantastic! A very reasonably priced trip, with additional activities to suit everyone's price range and interests. I had a great time and it was enriched by the tour group of only 8 of us! I am aware that the smaller the group, the... Read more

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    Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed!
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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 2
    Written on June 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The 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 experience

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Woo! Thanks for the review here, so happy to have had the opportunity to share this magical part of our planet with you.
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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 3
    Written on February 27, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    G 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,... Read 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... Read 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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 9
    Written on March 1, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

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  • Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins reviewer 10
    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. Introduction
  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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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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    • Gregory6th September 2018
      Response within hours which was great considering our time difference. Tour choice was incredible, obviously an experienced team



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    Mexico City is the starting point and Playa del Carmen is the endpoint.
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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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