Best of Mexico

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-3465
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the colourful, fantastical world of alebrijes – folk art sculptures of mythical creatures – during a visit to a women-run workshop outside Oaxaca. The artists will share their process and stories of how they came to specialise in these artworks.
  • 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.
  • Sail the mighty Sumidero Canyon on board a guided boat tour, cruising below the canyon’s towering walls and spotting wildlife along the way.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Gastromotiva. Donations help them provide nutritious, balanced meals for vulnerable people in Mexico. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
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Starting in Mexico City and ending in Playa Del Carmen, the "Best Of Mexico" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Palenque, San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico City and 3 other destinations in Mexico. "Best Of Mexico" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

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, be charmed by the alebrijes 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Mexico City
  • Day 2: Mexico City
  • Day 3: Puebla
  • Day 4: Oaxaca
  • Day 5: Oaxaca
  • Day 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (14 nights)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Complimentary 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 - Alebrijes workshop visit
  • 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Mexico City and from Playa Del Carmen are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Mexico tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Mexico tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 June 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Mexico tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Best of Mexico tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It's all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • The tropical climate of Mexico means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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