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Mexico—Cities, Cuisine & Ruins

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 all 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.


Whats Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant & Youth Art Program, Playa del Carmen Your Discover Moment: San Cristóbal de Las Casas Your Discover Moment: Mérida Your Discover Moment: Playa del Carmen. Orientation walks in Puebla, Oaxaca, San Crístóbal de las Casas, and Mérida. Guided tour of Chichén Itzá. Beach time in Playa del Carmen. Free time in Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Crístóbal de las Casas, Palenque, and Mérida. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 1 dinner
  • Simple hotels/hostels (14 nts, most multi-share).
  • Public air-conditioned bus, taxi, private vehicle.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide
  • 18

Countries Visited

  • Mexico

Tour ancient Mayan ruins, dance the night away in Mexican clubs, bargain for beautiful textiles and handmade goods at colourful markets, savour tasty Mexican food and drink, chill on the white-sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera.

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Days : 15

Price : From AED 4,991*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 2 - Light

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Mexico City
Day 2 Mexico City
Day 3 Mexico City/Puebla
Day 4 Puebla/Oaxaca
Day 5 Oaxaca
Day 6 Oaxaca/San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Day 7 San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Day 8 San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Day 9 San Cristóbal de Las Casas/Palenque
Day 10 Palenque
Day 11 Palenque/Mérida
Day 12 Mérida
Day 13 Mérida/Playa del Carmen (1D)
Day 14 Playa del Carmen
Day 15 Playa del Carmen

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

About Accommodation

Accommodation will be varied throughout your adventure. Some nights we use multi-share accommodation, on a single-sex basis (typically 4-6 people per room). We have specifically chosen unique accommodations to give local flavour to your trip. Couples: Please note that due to the variety of accommodation used in Central America, couples will be split into separate rooms when we use multi-share hostels. Pending availability, couples may be able to pay extra while on tour to have their own room in some destinations.

Local Dress


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Check List

Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-12-22 - 2019-01-05The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 4991
2018-12-29 - 2019-01-12The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 4991
2019-01-05 - 2019-01-19Available AED 6101
2019-01-19 - 2019-02-02Available AED 6101
2019-02-02 - 2019-02-16Available AED 6101
2019-02-16 - 2019-03-02Available AED 4881
2019-03-02 - 2019-03-16Available AED 5731
2019-03-16 - 2019-03-30Available AED 5731
2019-03-30 - 2019-04-13Available AED 5731
2019-04-13 - 2019-04-27Available AED 5731
2019-04-27 - 2019-05-11Available AED 5731
2019-05-11 - 2019-05-25Available AED 5361
2019-05-25 - 2019-06-08Available AED 5361
2019-06-08 - 2019-06-22Available AED 5361
2019-06-22 - 2019-07-06Available AED 5361
2019-07-06 - 2019-07-20Available AED 5361
2019-07-20 - 2019-08-03Available AED 5361
2019-08-03 - 2019-08-17Available AED 5361
2019-08-17 - 2019-08-31Available AED 5361
2019-09-14 - 2019-09-28Available AED 5361
2019-09-28 - 2019-10-12Available AED 5361
2019-10-12 - 2019-10-26Available AED 5361
2019-10-26 - 2019-11-09Available AED 5731
2019-11-09 - 2019-11-23Available AED 5731
2019-11-30 - 2019-12-14Available AED 5731
2019-12-21 - 2020-01-04Available AED 6101
2019-12-28 - 2020-01-11Available AED 6101
2020-01-04 - 2020-01-18Available AED 6101
2020-01-18 - 2020-02-01Available AED 6101
2020-02-01 - 2020-02-15Available AED 6101
2020-02-29 - 2020-03-14Available AED 6101
2020-03-07 - 2020-03-21Available AED 5731
2020-03-21 - 2020-04-04Available AED 5731
2020-03-28 - 2020-04-11Available AED 5731
2020-04-11 - 2020-04-25Available AED 5731
2020-04-25 - 2020-05-09Available AED 5731
2020-05-09 - 2020-05-23Available AED 5361
2020-06-13 - 2020-06-27Available AED 5361
2020-06-27 - 2020-07-11Available AED 5361
2020-07-11 - 2020-07-25Available AED 5361
2020-07-25 - 2020-08-08Available AED 5361
2020-08-08 - 2020-08-22Available AED 5361
2020-08-22 - 2020-09-05Available AED 5361
2020-09-12 - 2020-09-26Available AED 5361
2020-09-26 - 2020-10-10Available AED 5361
2020-10-10 - 2020-10-24Available AED 5361
2020-10-24 - 2020-11-07Available AED 5731
2020-11-14 - 2020-11-28Available AED 5731
2020-11-28 - 2020-12-12Available AED 5731
2020-12-12 - 2020-12-26Available AED 6101
2020-12-26 - 2021-01-09Available AED 6101