Best of Mexico

07/02/2023 through 12/25/2024
07/02/2023 through 12/28/2024
Intrepid Travel

Best of Mexico

Raise a margarita glass to the beauty and culture of Mexico on this in-depth 15-day adventure. Discover Maya history at the incredible Chichen Itza ruins and visit indigenous communities near the charming San Cristobal de las Casas. Indulge in a traditional Pibil feast with a Maya family and learn about Zapotec culture over lunch in a local home. Stroll the charming streets of Merida, browse the colourful markets of Oaxaca and chill out on the beaches of Playa del Carmen. From museums and ruins to canyons and waterfalls, this journey will give you a taste of Mexico’s best.


  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City – National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)
  • Mexico City – Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee)
  • Mexico City – Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Teotihuacan – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Puebla – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca – Tule Tree
  • Oaxaca – Zapotecan home-cooked lunch
  • Mitla – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca – Mezcaleria visit
  • Sumidero Canyon – Boat Excursion (entrance and transport)
  • San Cristobal de las Casas – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Zinacantan – Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • San Juan Chamula – Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Agua Azul – Waterfall Visit
  • Palenque – Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)
  • Merida – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chichen Itza – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Chichen Itza – Home-cooked pibil lunch


  • This is one of our most comprehensive adventures in Mexico, covering historical and cultural highlights from Mexico City through to the Caribbean coast.
  • Take a step way way back during enlightening guided tours through the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Palenque and Mitla.
  • Get a taste of Maya culture during a homecooked Pibil lunch with a local family, sampling this traditional method of cooking which involves barbecuing food underground.
  • Explore the Maya communities surrounding San Cristobal de las Casas and learn about local culture, religion and the traditional way of life retained in the highlands.
  • Discover the mighty Sumidero Canyon on board a guided boat tour, cruising below the canyon’s towering walls and spotting wildlife along the way.


Day 1 Mexico City
Day 2 Mexico City
Day 3 Puebla
Day 4 Oaxaca
Day 5-6 Oaxaca
Day 7 Salina Cruz
Day 8 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 9 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 10 Palenque
Day 11 Palenque
Day 12 Merida
Day 13 Merida
Day 14 Playa del Carmen
Day 15 Playa del Carmen

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