Viva Mexico

Days:
13

Starts:
Mexico City

Finishes:
Playa Del Carmen

Meals:
12B, 2L, 1D

From:
$2099

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Highlights

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!

4.9/5

Viva Mexico has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on customer reviews.

"Genuinely one of the best trips of my life. I went on INTRO MEXICO (which is a pretty new one) The places you get …" - Amelia Buckley

Read more here

What's Included

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12 NIGHTS ACCOM

From tropical oasis' to traditional Hacienda-style buildings, you'll experience it all!

Check it out here
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13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Visit vibrant streets, swim in magical cenotes, sip margs on some of the most beautiful beaches & more!

See the full list
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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

All transport during your adventure is sorted, including a private minivan!

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AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip.

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16 MEALS

12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 1 Dinner

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100% CARBON NEUTRAL

We accurately measure the CO2 emissions of your tour and 100% offset them through planting the required amount of trees.

Itinerary

MEXICO CITY

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

MEXICO CITY

Today we explore the fascinating historical centre. We’ll gain insight into the centre of the Aztec Empire, and learn about the history of Spanish conquest. We'll pass icons like the Cathedral Metropolitan and Zocalo and then have free time to explore, or listen to a mariachi song. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner and show in Plaza Garibaldi!

OAXACA

After breakfast we’ll depart for the beautiful ‘Magic Town’ Puebla, flanked by four of Mexico’s famous volcanoes. Here we’ll learn about the history of the area - such as, this town is where Cinco de Mayo originates from! Following lunch we’ll continue our journey to Oaxaca. Once we’ve checked in to our accommodation, we’ll head out and discover some of the streets by moonlight, enjoying the local bars and restaurants!

TEHUANTEPEC

First up today we’ll explore the streets of Oaxaca that were sleeping when we arrived last night. We'll see some traditional markets and cathedrals, visit a local family to learn about how hand-made textiles are produced, then head off into the valley to visit a traditional mezcal distillery. We’ll learn all about this energising spirit before continuing our journey down to Tehuantepec, where we will spend the night.

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

Hopping on a local boat we’ll cruise through the immense Canyon of Sumidero, spotting towering waterfalls, lush jungle valleys, searching for monkeys and coming face to face with crocodiles. We’ll then head up into mountains to our next destination - the iconic city of San Cristobal de las Casas. Enjoy a short walking tour and Pox tasting - a traditional drink from Chiapas region, before going out to an incredible dinner and a few drinks to take in the excitement of the town.

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

A cobblestoned city maintaining much of its Spanish colonial layout, today San Cristobal de las Casas is ours to discover. We’ll visit a local family in the beautiful small town of Zinacantan, learning, making and eating a traditional breakfast with the family. We'll learn more about the traditions of this unique town, before stopping in San Juan Chamula on our way back to San Cristobal de las Casas. The afternoon is free for you to visit the local markets, try some of the famous Chiapas coffee, and see the beautiful churches in San Cristobal de la Casas.

PALENQUE

This morning we’re up early to 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.

BACALAR

This morning’s we leave for Chicanná, 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.

BACALAR

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, see cenotes, work on our tans and enjoy a few drinks.

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 and have the free time to enjoy the pool, explore the town, or go check out the ruins.

TULUM

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 then 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. We'll then depart for Playa Del Carmen, checking into our gorgeous hotel for our final 2 nights.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN

We’ll have the day to relax on the beach, 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!

PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Time to bid farewell as our unforgettable Mexican adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home or continue your travels in Central America. If you need any assistance planning onward travel, we’ll be there to help.

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
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Frequently Asked Questions

The great thing about Mexico is that it’s usually warm year round, so you can go anytime. Between December and April it’s the dry season and there’s virtually no rain, and the coolest months are between December and February.

While there are certain areas within Mexico known for crime, these are limited and nowhere near where INTRO goes.

Mexico is a very popular tourist destination and safe to travel to, with only the need for the usual commonsense precautions we recommend for all our destinations. 

At INTRO we have not only chosen the most beautiful and fascinating areas of Mexico but also places we know to be safe. Another benefit of travelling Mexico as part of a guided group tour.  

This trip covers a large part of Mexico, which means some early starts and long travel days, on occasionally winding and bumpy roads. There can be potential delays due to traffic and road construction. We make these days as enjoyable as possible by having private transportation throughout, and including some interesting rest stops. We recommend a neck pillow to catch up on some sleep on these days.


We stay at a mix of accommodations on this trip. From traditional Mexican style 4-star hotels, to quaint family-owned guesthouses, and a beautiful waterfront resort!


Mexico has some absolutely delicious cuisine! In most places there are vegetarian/vegan options but they may be limited in more rural locations due to the common use of meat and cheese in traditional cooking. However, your group leader and local guide will provide recommendations on the best options.

When should I arrive for my tour?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins. Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about arriving into the country, your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google


Where can I update my arrival information for my tour?

Once you have booked your flights please log into the Manage My Booking area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early we can still arrange your airport transfer for you (excluding Japan). You can book and pay for any extra nights accommodation in the Manage My Booking area of our website. The cost and availability of extra nights will vary depending on which tour you have booked. 


Which airport do I need to fly into?

You can find information on which airport to fly into and out of in the 'Arrival Info’ and ‘After Your Trip’ sections of our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

Can I book pre-tour accommodation with you?

If you are arriving before the start date you can book extra nights at the tour accommodation. To do this, simply log into the Manage My Booking area of our website, add the extra nights and pay for them.


Can I book post-tour accommodation with you?

Your group leader will book post-tour accommodation for you when you are on tour. Just need to let them know when you arrive.

How do I organise my airport transfer?

Our Mexico tour includes an airport transfer for when you arrive. Once you have booked your flights simply log into the Manage My Booking Area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early and staying at the tour accommodation we will still arrange your airport transfer. Please let us know if you do not require an airport transfer.

A return transfer (after the tour) is not included, however your group leader can help arrange this for you, along with any other onward travel you need.

Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Are flights included in the price?

Flights to and from Mexico are not included in the price of the tour and will need to be booked separately. However if your tour has an internal flight as part of the itinerary, then this is included!

You can get a quote on a flight to your destination here.


When should I book my flight to arrive?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins.

Is travel insurance compulsory?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. You’ll need to show proof of your policy to your group leader upon arrival (on your phone or printed). You can get a quote and purchase your travel insurance here.

Do I need a visa and can you arrange it for me?

Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are travelling to and your nationality. It’s your responsibility to check the visa and entry requirements for the country/s you will be travelling to. There is some information about visas in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

IMPORTANT: We cannot apply for your visa for you and strongly recommend that you check on the relevant embassy or consulate website for the country/s you’ll be travelling to well in advance of your departure, as requirements can change and some countries require you to apply for a visa before you travel.

How much spending money will I need?

All your activities, transport, accommodation and some meals are included in the tour, so you will mainly just need money for extra meals, drinks, shopping and onward travel.

The amount of money you’ll need depends on the tour you are doing. There’s information about how much money you’ll need for each tour in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google


What’s the best way to access my money?

We recommend getting a Wise travel card, which will allow you to pay for things in local currency and avoid getting charged high foreign exchange fees by your bank.

Getting a Wise travel card is easy! You can get a Wise travel card here.

What should I pack for my tour?

Whether you have a backpack or a suitcase the main thing to keep in mind is not to bring too much stuff! We strongly recommend that you bring less than 20 kgs of stuff with you.
If you haven’t got a backpack yet, try and get one that zips open along the side. There will be places on the tour where you can do laundry, so you don’t need to bring 16 pairs of shorts with you.

You can view a packing checklist on our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

How many people will be in my group?

Our groups usually have around 12-16 people on them, usually aged between 18 to early 40's. We get people from all over the world on our tours, so you’ll get to bond with a wide range of travellers who all share that same passion for adventure! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy bonding with people of all backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly!


How can I get in touch with my group?

You can reach out to your fellow travellers in our designated Facebook groups. We have a Facebook group for all our destinations, if you go to our INTRO Travel Community Facebook page you will be able to find the relevant group for your destination.


How can I get in touch with my group leader?

You will receive a ‘welcome email’ from your group leader approx. 2 weeks before your tour begins.

What if I'm travelling solo?

If you're struggling to convince your friends to join you on an adventure, you're not alone!

Travelling solo on a group tour can be one of the most exciting ways to experience a new destination, and you won't have to wait around for your mates to be ready. You leave yourself open to meeting amazing people, making new friends, and can keep yourself and your onward travel plans flexible.

The majority of our group members are solo travellers, so joining one of our group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends. Before your trip starts we'll put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and get to know each other. And after the trip a lot of people continue travelling with the new friends they've made!


What if I'm travelling with a friend/s or partner?

Once you’ve made a booking just let us know who you’re travelling with and we can make a note that you are travelling together, and can put you in the same room.

A big part of the INTRO Travel difference is our after-trip support. Your group leader will spend enough time as needed to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident with where you’re going next. And can help organise and book whatever you need, including any transport, accommodation or trips you may want. We'll also provide 24/7 support and advice after your trip, and will always be there to help when you need it.

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Viva Mexico

DAYS: 13

STARTS: Mexico City

FINISHES: Playa Del Carmen

MEALS: 12B, 2L, 1D

FROM: $2099

Mexico Highlights Icon
Highlights
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!

Viva Mexico has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

"Genuinely one of the best trips of my life. I went on INTRO MEXICO (which is a pretty new one) The places you get …" - Amelia Buckley

Read more here

What's Included

Accom Icon

12 NIGHTS ACCOM

From tropical oasis' to traditional Hacienda-style buildings, you'll experience it all!

Check it out here
Mexico Activity Icon

13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Visit vibrant streets, swim in magical cenotes, sip margs on some of the most beautiful beaches & more!

See the full list
Transport Icon

ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

All transport during your adventure is sorted, including a private minivan!

Group Leader Icon

AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip.

Mexico Food Icon

16 MEALS

12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 1 Dinner

See the full list
SmallChange_CN_Icon

100% CARBON NEUTRAL

We accurately measure the CO2 emissions of your tour and 100% offset them through planting the required amount of trees.

Itinerary

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
Small Change Icon

Frequently Asked Questions

The great thing about Mexico is that it’s usually warm year round, so you can go anytime. Between December and April it’s the dry season and there’s virtually no rain, and the coolest months are between December and February.

While there are certain areas within Mexico known for crime, these are limited and nowhere near where INTRO goes.

Mexico is a very popular tourist destination and safe to travel to, with only the need for the usual commonsense precautions we recommend for all our destinations. 

At INTRO we have not only chosen the most beautiful and fascinating areas of Mexico but also places we know to be safe. Another benefit of travelling Mexico as part of a guided group tour.  

This trip covers a large part of Mexico, which means some early starts and long travel days, on occasionally winding and bumpy roads. There can be potential delays due to traffic and road construction. We make these days as enjoyable as possible by having private transportation throughout, and including some interesting rest stops. We recommend a neck pillow to catch up on some sleep on these days.


We stay at a mix of accommodations on this trip. From traditional Mexican style 4-star hotels, to quaint family-owned guesthouses, and a beautiful waterfront resort!


Mexico has some absolutely delicious cuisine! In most places there are vegetarian/vegan options but they may be limited in more rural locations due to the common use of meat and cheese in traditional cooking. However, your group leader and local guide will provide recommendations on the best options.

When should I arrive for my tour?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins. Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about arriving into the country, your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google


Where can I update my arrival information for my tour?

Once you have booked your flights please log into the Manage My Booking area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early we can still arrange your airport transfer for you (excluding Japan). You can book and pay for any extra nights accommodation in the Manage My Booking area of our website. The cost and availability of extra nights will vary depending on which tour you have booked. 


Which airport do I need to fly into?

You can find information on which airport to fly into and out of in the 'Arrival Info’ and ‘After Your Trip’ sections of our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

Can I book pre-tour accommodation with you?

If you are arriving before the start date you can book extra nights at the tour accommodation. To do this, simply log into the Manage My Booking area of our website, add the extra nights and pay for them.


Can I book post-tour accommodation with you?

Your group leader will book post-tour accommodation for you when you are on tour. Just need to let them know when you arrive.

How do I organise my airport transfer?

Our Mexico tour includes an airport transfer for when you arrive. Once you have booked your flights simply log into the Manage My Booking Area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early and staying at the tour accommodation we will still arrange your airport transfer. Please let us know if you do not require an airport transfer.

A return transfer (after the tour) is not included, however your group leader can help arrange this for you, along with any other onward travel you need.

Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Are flights included in the price?

Flights to and from Mexico are not included in the price of the tour and will need to be booked separately. However if your tour has an internal flight as part of the itinerary, then this is included!

You can get a quote on a flight to your destination here.


When should I book my flight to arrive?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins.

Is travel insurance compulsory?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. You’ll need to show proof of your policy to your group leader upon arrival (on your phone or printed). You can get a quote and purchase your travel insurance here.

Do I need a visa and can you arrange it for me?

Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are travelling to and your nationality. It’s your responsibility to check the visa and entry requirements for the country/s you will be travelling to. There is some information about visas in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

IMPORTANT: We cannot apply for your visa for you and strongly recommend that you check on the relevant embassy or consulate website for the country/s you’ll be travelling to well in advance of your departure, as requirements can change and some countries require you to apply for a visa before you travel.

How much spending money will I need?

All your activities, transport, accommodation and some meals are included in the tour, so you will mainly just need money for extra meals, drinks, shopping and onward travel.

The amount of money you’ll need depends on the tour you are doing. There’s information about how much money you’ll need for each tour in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google


What’s the best way to access my money?

We recommend getting a Wise travel card, which will allow you to pay for things in local currency and avoid getting charged high foreign exchange fees by your bank.

Getting a Wise travel card is easy! You can get a Wise travel card here.

What should I pack for my tour?

Whether you have a backpack or a suitcase the main thing to keep in mind is not to bring too much stuff! We strongly recommend that you bring less than 20 kgs of stuff with you.
If you haven’t got a backpack yet, try and get one that zips open along the side. There will be places on the tour where you can do laundry, so you don’t need to bring 16 pairs of shorts with you.

You can view a packing checklist on our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

How many people will be in my group?

Our groups usually have around 12-16 people on them, usually aged between 18 to early 40's. We get people from all over the world on our tours, so you’ll get to bond with a wide range of travellers who all share that same passion for adventure! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy bonding with people of all backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly!


How can I get in touch with my group?

You can reach out to your fellow travellers in our designated Facebook groups. We have a Facebook group for all our destinations, if you go to our INTRO Travel Community Facebook page you will be able to find the relevant group for your destination.


How can I get in touch with my group leader?

You will receive a ‘welcome email’ from your group leader approx. 2 weeks before your tour begins.

What if I'm travelling solo?

If you're struggling to convince your friends to join you on an adventure, you're not alone!

Travelling solo on a group tour can be one of the most exciting ways to experience a new destination, and you won't have to wait around for your mates to be ready. You leave yourself open to meeting amazing people, making new friends, and can keep yourself and your onward travel plans flexible.

The majority of our group members are solo travellers, so joining one of our group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends. Before your trip starts we'll put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and get to know each other. And after the trip a lot of people continue travelling with the new friends they've made!


What if I'm travelling with a friend/s or partner?

Once you’ve made a booking just let us know who you’re travelling with and we can make a note that you are travelling together, and can put you in the same room.

A big part of the INTRO Travel difference is our after-trip support. Your group leader will spend enough time as needed to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident with where you’re going next. And can help organise and book whatever you need, including any transport, accommodation or trips you may want. We'll also provide 24/7 support and advice after your trip, and will always be there to help when you need it.

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13 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

  • Orientation Tours of Mexico City, Oaxaca & San Cristobal
  • Mezcal Distillery Tour
  • Boat Tour of Sumidero Canyon
  • Indigenous Community Visit
  • Agua Azul Falls
  • Palenque Archeological Site
  • Chicanná Archeological Site
  • Boat Tour of Bacalar Lagoon
  • Chichen Itza
  • Entrance to Cenote
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