Viva Mexico

Days:
13

Starts:
Mexico City

Finishes:
Playa Del Carmen

Meals:
12B, 3L, 2D

From:
$2299USD

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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.

"Amazing company with a wide variety of fun trips. Everything is well organized and planned. Trip leaders really ..." - Jared Castronova

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What's Included

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12 NIGHTS ACCOM

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

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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!

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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

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

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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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17 MEALS

12 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners

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10 TREES PLANTED

We'll be planting 10 trees for every INTRO Travel booking made on your behalf!

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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 as we wander the busy streets. We'll pass icons like the Cathedral Metropolitan and Plaza Garibaldi, then have free time to explore, listen to mariachi bands, check out famous murals, or watch a show. Tonight we feast on traditional Mexican food before heading out for a few drinks and a fiesta!

OAXACA

After breakfast we’ll depart for the beautiful colonial city of Puebla. 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.

OAXACA

Today we’ll dive into the real Mexico while exploring Oaxaca's markets on the hunt for unique flavours and spices. We'll then head to the valleys to visit a traditional mezcal distillery and sample the goods! Made from agave, this hand-crafted spirit is similar to tequila but with a smokier taste. Tonight we board our first class night bus to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

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.

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

Today we’ll discover the Indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, witnessing the unique fusion of ancient Mayan traditions and contemporary religions. Later we’ll explore the best arts markets, local hideouts and beloved architecture. This afternoon you're free to explore this beautiful traditional town!

PALENQUE

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 crystal clear turquoise 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 the mesmerising pyramids and tombs that were once lost amongst the thick tropical jungle.

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.

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, relax and spot native animals.

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 afternoon at our disposal to enjoy the beaches.

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.

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 stroll the shops and bars of 5th Avenue. Tonight we have our final dinner, tequila and dance together!

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.

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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

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.

Just let us know who you’re travelling with after you’ve booked and your relationship to them, and we’ll organise appropriate room shares for you. Our booking system takes one booking at a time, so if you’re booking for multiple people just complete a separate booking for each person. It’s super quick and easy!

No worries. Unless you tell us otherwise we’ll automatically book you into our accommodation from the day you arrive, and then you can just pay for your extra nights on arrival. If you’re staying at our accommodation we will provide a personal airport pick up even if you arrive early. 

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.  

All your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included, so you’ll just need money for any extra meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £400 / $700 spending money.

Most accommodations we stay at have free Wi-Fi available. Mexico's network quality is often lower than you’re used to but you can generally connect and do basic stuff.

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in Mexico so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. There is luggage storage at the airport or at some accommodations if needed.

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Viva Mexico

DAYS: 13

STARTS: Mexico City

FINISHES: Playa Del Carmen

MEALS: 12B, 3L, 2D

FROM: $2299USD

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.

"Amazing company with a wide variety of fun trips. Everything is well organized and planned. Trip leaders really ..." - Jared Castronova

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 and overnight bus!

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

17 MEALS

12 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners

10 Trees Icon

10 TREES PLANTED

We'll be planting 10 trees for every INTRO Travel booking made on your behalf!

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

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.

Just let us know who you’re travelling with after you’ve booked and your relationship to them, and we’ll organise appropriate room shares for you. Our booking system takes one booking at a time, so if you’re booking for multiple people just complete a separate booking for each person. It’s super quick and easy!

No worries. Unless you tell us otherwise we’ll automatically book you into our accommodation from the day you arrive, and then you can just pay for your extra nights on arrival. If you’re staying at our accommodation we will provide a personal airport pick up even if you arrive early. 

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.  

All your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included, so you’ll just need money for any extra meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £400 / $700 spending money.

Most accommodations we stay at have free Wi-Fi available. Mexico's network quality is often lower than you’re used to but you can generally connect and do basic stuff.

We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in Mexico so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. There is luggage storage at the airport or at some accommodations if needed.

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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
  • Calakmul Archeological Site
  • Boat Tour of Bacalar Lagoon
  • Tulum Archaeological Site
  • Chichen Itza
  • Sacred Cenote
  • Chukum Cenote
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