If you want to experience all the flavours of Mexico you’re going to need more than just tacos and tequila — the music, the history, and the people all have a little something you’ll crave. Cities, beaches, jungle, and the curious spices of mole sauce all await on this 14-day tour that lets you hit the beach, discover the ruins of the Mayans, and wander colonial cities. Think of this as Mexico 101 without the pop quiz.
Day 1: Mexico City - Arrival Day
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Mexico City
Enjoy free time to explore Mexico City. Opt to check out the sprawling zócalo (main square), visit the Frida Kahlo museum in vibrant Coyoacán, or view impressive Mayan and Aztec artifacts at the National Anthropology Museum.
Day 3: Mexico City - Puebla
Rise early and explore the ancient city of Teotihuacan on a guided tour. Work up a sweat climbing the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, and be rewarded by sweeping views of the ruins site. Travel to Puebla and enjoy an orientation walk downtown.
Day 4: Puebla
Enjoy a free day to explore the city. Opt to visit a ceramics workshop, check out the pyramid of nearby Cholula, sample delicious local specialties, or watch a lucha libre wrestling match at night.
Day 5: Puebla - Oaxaca
Journey south to beautiful Oaxaca, and get a feel for the city on an orientation walk, stopping to visit one of its sprawling markets.
Day 6: Oaxaca
Take advantage of free time, and opt to explore on a day trip to Hierve el Agua petrified waterfall, learn to make mole in a cooking class, shop at nearby artisan villages, or samples some mezcal at a local distillery - look out for the worm!
Day 7: Oaxaca - Palenque
Travel in style and fly to Villahermosa, then transfer to Palenque by land.
Day 8: Palenque
Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque, set in the jungle of Chiapas. Opt for a jungle walk in the afternoon.
Day 9: Palenque - Merida
Travel to the Yucatán Peninsula, stopping off in the seaside historic city of Campeche. Upon arrival in Mérida, enjoy an orientation walk to get to know the city's layout and attractions.
Day 10: Merida
Enjoy a free day to explore Mérida and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Uxmal or explore the main square and historic buildings of Mérida.
Day 11: Merida - Valladolid
Explore the ancient Mayan City of Chichén Itzá with a guided tour, then continue on to the quaint city of Valladolid. Opt to cool off with a swim in a nearby cenote, a natural water-filled sinkhole.
Day 12: Valladolid - Playa del Carmen
Travel to Playa del Carmen to lounge on Mayan Riviera beaches. Enjoy dinner at a local community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.
Day 13: Playa del Carmen
Opt to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach!
Day 14: Playa del Carmen - Departure Day
Depart at any time.
If you have 8 or more travelers we can make this tour a private group! Whether you are celebrating a milestone birthday, reconnecting with friends, traveling with your alumni, having a bachelor/ette party or just interested in traveling as a group we can make the process stress free with exciting savings and VIP access just for your group! To request a group, please complete our Inquiry Form on the right side