Mexico Ancient Civilizations
Visiting Mayan ruins, dancing the night away in Mexican bars and clubs, bargaining for beautiful textiles and handmade goods at colourful markets, savouring the tasty Mexican food and drink, chilling on the white sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera.
From the hustle of modern Mexico City, which preserves its magic from centuries gone by, to the ruins at Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this adventure takes in the cultural and historical highlights. It’s perfect for travellers on a tight budget looking to see as much as possible of this diverse region.
- Orientation walk in Oaxaca, San Crístóbal De Las Casas, Puebla and Mérida, guided tour of Chichén Itzá.
- (Allow USD340-470 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (13 nts), overnight bus (1 nt).
- Public bus, taxi.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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Day 1 Mexico City
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Mexico City
Visit the Aztec ruins of Teotihuacán or explore bustling Mexico City. By night, witness a high-flying "lucha libra" (Mexican wrestling) match, or head out for night on the town.
Day 3 Puebla
See the city on an included orientation walk. Explore the walkable center on your own, viewing the city's famous hand-painted ceramics and tiles. Don't miss sampling the delicious Mole Poblano sauce.
Day 4-6 Oaxaca
Orientation walk around town. Option to travel to nearby artisan communities or visit the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán. Night bus on Day 6.
Day 7-8 San Cristóbal de las Casas
Orientation walk around town. Option to visit nearby indigenous Mayan villages to see unique day-to-day life or journey to beautiful Sumidero Canyon for a relaxing boat ride.
Day 9-10 Palenque
Option to visit the ruins of Palenque, set deep in the jungle.
Day 11-12 Mérida
Orientation walk. Option to visit Mayan ruins of Uxmal or visit three nearby cenotes (underground pools) in the town of Cuzamá.
Day 13-14 Chichén Itzá/Playa del Carmen
Learn about the Maya on an included guided tour to the ruins of Chichén Itzá, then lounge on Mayan Riviera beaches.
Day 15 Playa del Carmen
Depart at any time.
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