Mexico Unplugged

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

Mexico Unplugged

Explore the heart of Mexico’s Aztec, Zapotec, Maya and Spanish cultures on this 15-day adventure. Discover ruins, visit pueblos and meet wonderful people on a tour that covers all the basics so you can get to exploring. Enjoy the relaxed shores of the Yucatan Peninsula, immerse yourself in pre-Hispanic culture in San Cristobal de las Casas and unravel the magnificent mystery of the ancient civilisations in Chichen Itza. With plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and hiking, this is the ideal introduction to one of Central America’s most colourful and exciting destinations.


  • Mexico City – Leader-led Taco Crawl
  • Mexico City – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Puebla – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Puebla – Visit to La Pasita Bar
  • Tlahuac – Community Visit
  • Oaxaca – Leader-led orientation walk
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas – Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Zinacatan Church – Visit
  • San Juan Chamula – Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Agua Azul – Waterfall Visit
  • Palenque – Palenque Ruins (entrance fee)
  • Merida – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chichen Itza – Archaeological site (entrance fee, no guide)
  • Playa del Carmen – Leader-led Orientation Walk


  • Practice your bargaining skills, snap some photos and pick up traditional handicrafts at the markets in Mexico City and Puebla.
  • Visit the community of San Pedro Tlahuac, home to Nahuatl descendants who practice traditions like chinampa farming, fiestas and ancient ceremonies.
  • Escape the Mexican heat in the highlands of San Cristobal de las Casas and explore surrounding villages where traditional customs and roots are thriving.
  • Explore the stunning Mayan temples of Palenque dating back to AD600 and stroll through Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Finish off your epic journey and recharge with a little beach time in the beachside hub of Playa del Carmen


Day 1 Mexico City
Day 2 Mexico City
Day 3 Puebla
Day 4 Puebla
Day 5 Oaxaca
Day 6 Oaxaca
Day 7 Oaxaca / Overnight Bus
Day 8 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 9 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 10 Palenque
Day 11 Palenque Ruins / Merida
Day 12 Merida
Day 13 Merida
Day 14 Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
Day 15 Playa del Carmen

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