Summary

Viva Mexico | by Intro Travel

Viva Mexico | by Intro Travel

Mexico City, Mexico

Crammed full of rich cultural tradition, fiery eats, and breathtaking landscapes, there’s something for everyone in this colourful country. From the bustle of vibrant Mexico City to gorgeous colonial towns and the palm-fringed beaches of Playa Del Carmen, we’ve created a 13 day adventure to immerse yourself in ancient wonder and natural beauty at every turn. Oh, and did we mention that you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable group leader, plus an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better… get ready to turn up the HEAT!

Inclusions

  • 12 nights / 13 days accommodation (twin or triple share)
  • All transport and local guide
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Explore the lively capital of Mexico City
  • Test your taste buds at a traditional Mezcal distillery
  • Visit the Indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan
  • Swim in the stunning turquoise pools of Agua Azul Waterfalls
  • Discover ancient Mayan ruins at the famous archaeological sites of Palenque,
  • Calakmul, Tulum and Chichen Itza
  • Cruise pristine lagoons and swim in secret subterranean worlds
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula
  • Please see itinerary for detailed day to day tour information. 

Travel Validity

Valid for Departures

  • 17 Apr 2022
  • 21 May 2022
  • 26 Jun 2022
  • 30 Jul 2022
  • 17 Aug 2022
  • 22 Sep 2022
  • 27 Oct 2022
  • 14 Nov 2022
  • 01 Dec 2022
  • 05 Jan 2023
  • 23 Jan 2023
  • 10 Feb 2023
  • 28 Feb 2023
  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 05 Apr 2023
  • 23 Apr 2023
  • 11 May 2023
  • 29 May 2023
  • 16 Jun 2023
  • 04 Jul 2023
  • 22 Jul 2023
  • 09 Aug 2023
  • 27 Aug 2023
  • 14 Sep 2023
  • 02 Oct 2023
  • 20 Oct 2023
  • 06 Nov 2023
  • 10 Dec 2023

Itinerary & Map

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Day 1: Arrive in Mexico City!

Hola and welcome to Mexico City! On arrival we’ll meet you at the airport and take you to our hotel in the heart of the country’s biggest city. You’ll have time to relax before meeting up with your new group of mates, and this evening we’ll head out and get excited for the adventures to come!

Selina Downtown Hotel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Selina Downtown Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
Day 2: Explore Mexico City

Today we will explore the fascinating historical centre. We’ll gain insight into the Aztec Empire and learn the history of Spanish conquest as we wander the bustling streets. We’ll pass icons like the Cathedral Metropolitan, National Palace of Fine Arts, and Plaza Garibaldi before free time to explore, listen to mariachi bands, check out famous murals, wander museums, or watch a folkloric show. Tonight we feast on traditional Mexican food before heading out for drinks and a fiesta!

Selina Downtown Hotel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Selina Downtown Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner.
Day 3: Travel To Puebla & Oaxaca

After breakfast we’ll depart for the beautiful colonial city of Puebla, flanked by four of Mexico’s famous volcanoes. Here we’ll check out the vibrant hand-painted tile-work adorning the town, sample delicious regional cuisine, and more! Following lunch we’ll continue our journey to Oaxaca and get a brief orientation of the town.

Selina Oaxaca Hotel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Selina Oaxaca Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.
Day 4: Oaxaca & Overnight Bus

As well as being a country of fascinating history, Mexico is also full of incredible natural beauty - which is exactly what we’ll be exploring today! Hopping on a local boat we’ll cruise through the impressive Canyon of Sumidero, spotting towering waterfalls, lush jungle valleys, searching for monkeys and coming face to face with crocodiles. This evening we’ll head up into mountains to our next destination - the iconic city of San Cristobal de las Casas. 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Overnight bus
  • Meals: breakfast.
Day 5: Mountains & Valleys

As well as being a country of fascinating history, Mexico is also full of incredible natural beauty - which is exactly what we’ll be exploring today! Hopping on a local boat we’ll cruise through the impressive Canyon of Sumidero, spotting towering waterfalls, lush jungle valleys, searching for monkeys and coming face to face with crocodiles. This evening we’ll head up into mountains to our next destination - the iconic city of San Cristobal de las Casas.

Rossco Hostel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Rossco Hostel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast.
Day 6: Ancient Culture

A cobblestoned city maintaining much of its Spanish colonial layout, today San Cristobal de las Casas is ours to discover. First we’ll visit the Indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, witnessing the unique fusion of ancient Mayan traditions and contemporary religions. Later we’ll check out the best arts markets, local hideouts and beloved architecture. This afternoon you’re free to explore this beautiful traditional town.

Rossco Hostel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Rossco Hostel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.
Day 7: Agua Azul Waterfalls

This morning we’ll drive through lush green valleys before arriving at the stunning cascading waterfalls of Agua Azul. We’ll have plenty of time to swim in clear pools and snap some of the best grams of your life before we head off to the famous ancient Mayan city of Palenque to explore mesmerising pyramids and tombs that were once lost amongst the thick tropical jungle.

Plaza Palenque Hotel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Plaza Palenque Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.
Day 8: Travel To Bacalar

This morning’s an early start as we leave for Calakmul, a majestic Mayan archaeological site rising from the jungle. This afternoon we’ll continue to Bacalar, a town that witnessed the Caste War of Yucatan between the native Maya people and the European-descending Yucatecos. 

Rancho Encantado Hotel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Rancho Encantado Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast.
Day 9: Lagoon Boat Tour

Today we get to uncover Bacalar’s immaculate blue lagoon on a private boat tour. Also called the Lagoon of Seven Colours due to it’s jaw-dropping blue and turquoise hues, today is the perfect day in paradise with abundant opportunities to swim, work on our tans and spot native animals.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Selina Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.
Day 10: Travel To Tulum

Our Mexican adventure continues as we depart Bacalar for the Riveria Maya, a gorgeous stretch of Carribean coastline on the Yucatan Peninsula. On arrival in Tulum - a place famous for it’s perfect white sand and Mayan ruins facing the sea - we’ll check in to our hotel and have the afternoon at our disposal to enjoy the breathtaking beaches.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Selina Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast.
Day 11: Chichen Itza, Cenotes & Valladolid

First up today is another icon - Chichen Itza, a masterpiece of Mayan culture that has earned it UNESCO World Heritage protection. After soaking in the majesty of this ancient place, we’ll enjoy a once in a lifetime experience swimming in the crystal clear waters of a stunning cenote, a natural limestone swimming hole in a secret subterranean world. This evening’s sunset back in Tulum will be the perfect end to another fantastic day of exploring.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Serenity Camp Xpu Ha Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch.
Day 12: Playa Del Carmen

After breakfast we’ll travel to the palm-lined, tropical beaches of Playa del Carmen. We’ll have the day to relax on the beach, go snorkelling in the pristine waters of the Caribbean or walk along 5th Avenue - a famous street full of restaurants, bars and shops. Tonight we have our farewell dinner before heading out for some final drinks, a tequila shot (or two) and a dance!

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Illusion Hotel (double/triple rooms)
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner.
Day 13: Depart Playa Del Carmen

Time to bid farewell as our unforgettable Mexican adventure comes to an end. You can check out and make your way back home, or continue your travels in Central America.

Inclusions

  • Meals: breakfast.
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips on excursions
  • Meals not specified
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Any applicable visas
Terms and Conditions
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Twin or triple share accommodation
  • Solo travellers will be accommodated with a traveller of the same gender
  • Suitable for adults 18 to 40 years old+
  • Blackout dates apply and shown in calendar
  • Booking changes are allowed free of charge before final balance due date, additional rates may apply on new dates
  • Final balance is due 2 months before departure.