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15-Day Mexico Adventure Tour: Mexico City to Playa del Carmen
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Product Code: 3480-196753
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Age Restriction

This is a very active tour that only accepts travelers between the age of 18 to 39.

OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Entrance and visit to Chichen Itza
  • • Toe-tap to a mariachi band in Mexico City
  • • Embrace a kaleidoscope of colour at a Mexican market
  • • Walk amongst waterfalls and clear limestone pools
  • • Explore the cathedrals of the Yucatan capital, Merida
  • • Escape the Mexican heat in San Cristobal de las Casas
  • • Bask on Playa del Carmen's white sand beaches
  • • Sparkling Caribbean Sea and sprawling jungles
Tour Code
3480-196753
Duration
15 days
Departure City
Mexico City
End City
Playa del Carmen
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Historical, UNESCO, Nature, Adventure, Backpacker

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who wants to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Mexico City

Mexico City

Hotel: Hotel in Mexico City or similar

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Mexico vacation that will lead you over the next 2 weeks through tropical jungles, exotic beaches, and ancient ruins.

Upon arrival at the hotel you will meet your tour leader and group at 6:00pm in the hotel lobby. Full details will be sent with your final documentation. If you would like to book additional nights before your tour please make a request when booking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Mexico City

Mexico City

Hotel: Hotel in Mexico City or similar

An incredible mix of old and new awaits in Mexico City. You'll have the chance to acclimatize on an orientation walk of the city, where you'll discover a whole host of archaeological, cultural and exciting options ensuring you really get to hit the Aztec trail at full pace.

There's so much to do in Mexico City that it may take you a while to stop your head from spinning however, once you get your bearings it's time to have fun. Having the option to watch a football match, explore anthropology museums or find out more about the ruins of Teotihuacan all present a wide array of choices. So, best advice is to research, ask your guide and then hit the ground running.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Estadio Azteca football match $15/person
Teotihuacan archaeological site $25/person
Museum entrances $10/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 03
Puebla

Mexico City - Puebla

Hotel: Hotel in Puebla or similar

Wave adios to the ancient pyramids and urban excitement of Mexico City as you head by local bus further south to the colonial streets and handicraft markets of Puebla.

Here you can test out your haggling skills, hike along scenic trails around a volcano or take the opportunity to have a go at making the delicious local sauce, mole poblano. Cookery lessons are a great way to learn a bit of the local lingo and take home a couple of recipes to impress the folks back home with your newfound skills.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Puebla

Puebla

Hotel: Hotel in Puebla or similar

Today your exploration of Puebla continues.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Visit to Cholula $15/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 05
Oaxaca

Puebla - Oaxaca

Hotel: Hotel in Oaxaca or similar

Today we'll take an afternoon local bus to Oaxaca where you'll be met by a mix of native and colonial buildings including the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte Alban. This is an exceptional site and an absolute cultural experience to savor no matter what you're into. Monte Alban is literally carved from the mountain and features: terraces, canals, pyramids and ceremonial alters that pay testament to the ingenuity of the pre-Colombian inhabitants of Oaxaca.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Hotel: Hotel in Oaxaca or similar

Today your exploration of Oaxaca continues.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Mitla Ruins, Hierve el Agua & mezcal distillery tour $45/person
Monte Alban Ruins $10/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 07
Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Hotel: Overnight coach or similar

Today you're free to enjoy your Oaxaca before boarding your overnight coach to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas

Hotel: Hotel in San Cristobal or similar

The effects of Spanish colonialism are littered throughout Mexico, and nowhere is this more evident than the cobbled streets of San Cristobal de las Casas. Get out of the city discover what life was like before the arrival of the early European explorers. Optional village tours are a great way to explore the local area and renting a bike will allow you to travel at your leisure and experience life at your own pace.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Sumidero Canyon boat tour $30/person
Mayan villages tour $20/person
Bike rental $30/hour
Museum entrance fees $4-$6/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 09
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas

Hotel: Hotel in San Cristobal or similar

Today your exploration of San Cristobal de las Casas continues.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Palenque

San Cristobal de las Casas - Palenque

Hotel: Hotel or similar

Wind your way through the jungle to the ancient city of Palenque by local bus where you'll find one of the finest collections of Mayan architecture and carvings in existence. Palenque is situated on a hilltop in an area of hot jungle and is home to possibly the most impressive series of Mayan ruins, which date back at AD600.

Whilst walking amongst the ruins it is often possible to hear the eerie calls of howler monkeys echoing from the jungle, giving an added dimension to this magnificent site. The temples are superb relics of Mayan culture and there are many ruins here still unexcavated and hidden in the surrounding forest.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Guided Jungle hike $15/person
Guided tour - Palenque Ruins $60/person
Palenque ruins entrance fee $9/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 11
Palenque

Palenque

Hotel: Overnight bus or similar

Today you transfer to the bus station and board an overnight bus to Merida (approx. 8-9 hrs).

Visiting Attractions

Day 12
Merida

Merida

Hotel: Hotel or similar

Leave the jungles behind as you explore the museums, galleries and cathedrals of Merida, the capital city of Yucatan. This is a great chance to collect your thoughts amongst the markets and mansions of this cultural hub and if you're still hankering for more Mayan ruins then the site of Uxmal is easily within reach.

Cultural activities of a different nature can be found in Merida every Sunday and if you fancy slipping on your dancing shoes then you won't be disappointed. Salsa and merengue are the order of the day to finish off the weekend and as some of the streets close and turn into dance floors you may not be able to stop yourself from joining in, Strictly Come Dancing here you come!

For some more spectacular sites of the feathered variety head to the pink flamingos of Celestun Bird Sanctuary, which always proves to be one of many colorful highlights on this stretch of your Mexican adventure.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Uxmal Ruins tour $46.00/person
Celestun Bird Sanctuary $45/person
Guided city tour $15/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 13
Merida

Merida

Hotel: Hotel or similar

Today your exploration of Merida continues.

Visiting Attractions

Day 14
Playa del Carmen

Merida - Chichen Itza - Playa del Carmen

Hotel: Hotel or similar

Chichen Itza is just one of those 'must see' Mayan destinations and that's why we've included a visit for you. After you've had your fill of pyramids, inscriptions and gigantic stone staircases then it's time to let your hair down and celebrate in Playa del Carmen.

Although close to Cancun, Playa isn't as full on and if you're hoping for a spot of snorkeling, or simply watching the sunset with a tropical cocktail or two then why not - you deserve it and it makes for the perfect end to one heck of an awesome trip!

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Bike rental $10/day
Cenote Ikil $6/person
Dos Ojos Cenote snorkelling tour $35/person
Ferry to Cozumel $27/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 15
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Today our journey will come to an end and you'll be free to depart at any time or extended your trip with post-accommodation in Playa del Carmen.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
The joining point and finishing point will be revealed once your booking is confirmed. You will meet your tour leader and group at 6:00pm in the hotel lobby.

We recommend you book pre and post accommodation with us; please contact our Customer Service Team for further assistance.

Arrival

The easiest way to get from the airport to your hotel is by taxi. On your left as your exit customs you will find "Transporte Terrestre" - you need to purchase your ticket from the named "Sitio 300". Rates are fixed and a ride to your hotel should cost you approximately USD 15.00. You should avoid taking taxis from outside the airport.

Departure

The tour normally ends at around 5:00pm. Please book your flight departing after 9:00pm.

Playa del Carmen is approx. 1 hour from Cancun Airport. The easiest way to get to the airport is by taxi. Please arrange with hotel reception staff. Expect to pay between USD 50.00-60.00 per cab.

Departure Tax:

Please allow USD 25.00 for international departure tax from Mexico, although this is typically included in your international airfare.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 12-night hotel accommodations with WiFi
  • 2-night sleeper coaches
  • Professional bilingual tour leader
  • All transport by BOLT (Buses or Local Transport)
  • Entrance and visit to Chichen Itza

Package Excludes

  • Airfares or related transportation between your home and departure location
  • Tips for your tour guide or driver (USD 5.00-7.00 per person per day)
  • All personal expenses
  • Meals - We recommend you take at least USD 15.00-20.00 per day for meals not included in the trip. However, please note that everyone has different meal preferences so this is only to be used as a guideline.
  • Optional activities (paid locally; availability and prices are subject to change):
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy
    - 59 or more days prior to the departure date, loss of deposit (USD 160.00 per person or 10% - whichever is greater)
    - 45-58 days prior to the departure date, 50% of tour cost
    - 33-44 days prior to the departure date, 75% of tour cost
    - Within 32 days prior to the departure date, non-refundable
  • Luggage Allowance & Storage
    One suitcase, soft holdall or rucksack (23kg maximum) per person, plus a sleeping bag. A small daypack and camera can also be carried in the van.
  • Spending Money
    We recommend you take at least USD 15.00-20.00 per day for meals not included in the trip. However, please note that everyone has different meal preferences so this is only to be used as a guideline. You should also budget for the optional activities that you would like to do. We suggest you bring USD 300.00 with you in cash.
  • Vaccinations
    We recommend that you contact your doctor or travel medicine clinic at least two months before travel in order to allow enough time for any immunizations that may be required to be completed.
  • Health Requirements
    If you have any medical condition such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, take prescribed medicines, or have a condition that will affect your participation in the trek, you must tell us at the time of booking.
  • Travel Insurance
    It is a condition of joining this tour that you must be insured against medical and personal accident risks (including repatriation costs, air ambulance, and helicopter rescue service). We can offer an insurance policy that is designed specifically to cover the potential risks on this tour - particularly the any optional adventurous activities you plan to take part in, and covers those residing in the EU. Contact us for more information or please see our Insurance Tips for more details.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Group size: max 16
* The display price is per person on a twin/multi share basis. Single travelers would be paired with other travelers of the same sex.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • miguel freitas

    miguel freitas

    Verified Purchased 01/15/2018
    Mexico Tour 15 Days

    Hello, I really recomend this tour, its filled wiht wonderfull places that i didnt event knew about it. Everything was great since the hotels to the guide tour. Thank tou

  • Sally Blakeley-Fook

    Sally Blakeley-Fook

    01/28/2015
    It was fun, interesting, exciting & our tour leader was great!

    had a great time. All of our hotels were great but I do know that a lot of people had trouble with our first hotel in Mexico City. The places we visited were beautiful and I really loved Puebla.

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Hello,

What are the stars of the hotels of this package?
What is the name of the first hotel, so i can add on the airport transportation.
i will arrive on 17th October at 17H? is it good for you?

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Miguel
09/29/2017 15:58:29
Tours4Fun 09/29/2017 17:07:12

Dear Miguel,

Thank you for your inquiry at Tours4Fun.

Hotels we book are usually standard 3-star hotels.

Hotel name is only available one day before the tour starts.

Your arrival time is ok. However, please note that you have to go on your own to the hotel and meet the tour guide at 6PM.

We do have limited seats available on certain dates. We suggest you make your reservation now to secure your space on your desired departure date.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right portion of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".


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Kristine
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