15 days tour

Mexico Unplugged

This tour includes:


All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders.Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.


2 lunches


Mexico City - Leader-led Taco CrawlMexico City - Leader-led orientation walkLeader-led Informal Spanish LessonPuebla - Leader-led orientation walkPuebla - Visit to La Pasita BarTlahuac - Community VisitOaxaca - Leader-led orientation walkSan Cristobal de Las Casas - Leader-led Orientation WalkZinacatan Church - VisitSan Juan Chamula - Maya Church (entrance fee)Agua Azul - Waterfall VisitPalenque - Palenque Ruins (entrance fee)Merida - Leader-led orientation walkChichen Itza - Archaeological site (entrance fee, no guide)Playa del Carmen - Leader-led Orientation Walk


Private vehicle,Public bus,Local bus,Overnight public bus,Taxi


CUBA GUESTHOUSES:We have classified guesthouse rooms into three standards for the comfort levels of our trips: standard, comfortable and premium. Most differences can be a little hard to tell at first, particularly when taking aesthetic into account which varies greatly not only between rooms but also between cities and provinces. Be assured though that the comforts to which foreign travellers are accustomed have been taken into account when classifying guesthouses.You can read more about the guesthouse we use here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cuba-casa-particular/Stairs are prevalent in Cuban homes. If this presents a problem to you, then please advise us at time of booking so we can request rooms on or closer to ground level.For this itinerary, the standard guesthouse rooms will have an ensuite and air-conditioning however will not necessarily have a split system, an in-room or in-house safe or imported bedding.PRE-TOUR ACCOMMODATION:We aim to confirm the first night of your tour in Old Havana however occasionally due to availability we will confirm it in either Central Havana or Vedado. If you book pre-tour accommodation through us we will also aim to book these nights in Old Havana. Late requests and requests of 3 nights or more have a lower chance of being confirmed in Old Havana.POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION: The final night of your tour may be booked in either Vedado, Central Havana or Old Havana. If you book post-tour accommodation through us, we aim to confirm it at the same property (regardless of the area we have secured) to avoid the inconvenience of you having to move. If you specifically prefer your post accommodation to be booked in Old Havana you must inform your booking agent and we will request this. You will need to make your own way between the final guesthouse and your post-tour guesthouse. Late requests and requests of 3 nights or more have a lower chance of being confirmed in Old Havana.The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.Hotel (13 nights),Overnight bus (1 night)

Not included:


Mexico City - Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays) - MXN70Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays) - MXN85Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee) - MXN250Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee) - FreeMexico City - Torre Latino 360° Lookout (entrance fee) - MXN130Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee) - FreePuebla - Lucha Libre Show (Mondays only) from - MXN350Puebla - Santo Domingo Church and Rosary Chapel (entrance fee) - MXN20Puebla - San Pedro Art Museum (entrance fee) - MXN40Oaxaca - Monte Alban archaeological site (entrance fee) - MXN85Oaxaca - Santo Domingo Cultural Centre (entrance fee) - MXN85Oaxaca – Mitla, Teotitlan weaving town & mezcal distillery - MXN850Oaxaca - Cooking class - MXN1200San Cristobal de Las Casas - Amber Museum (entrance fee) - MXN30Sumidero Canyon - Boat Excursion (entrance and transport) - MXN565Merida - Fernando Garcia Ponce-Macay Contemporary Art Museum (entrance fee) - FreeMerida - Uxmal Ruins tour (inc. shared transport and guide) - MXN1400Merida - Las Coloradas Flamingo Tour (inc. shared transport and guide) - MXN1300Dos Ojos Cenote - Fresh Water Rock Pool (entrance fee with snorkelling gear & life jacket included) - MXN550Playa del Carmen - Ferry to Cozumel (Round-trip Ticket) - Free


Other activities and services not included


International flights not included.


Insurance is not included. Travel insurance is required for this tour. Please make sure you are adequately covered. If you require travel insurance, TourRadar has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here (https://www.tourradar.com/travel-insurance).

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Itinerary of your trip Mexico Unplugged

  • Day 1 Day 1: Mexico City
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Mexico City

      Bienvenidos a Mexico City! This is one of the world's largest urban centres, a bustling metropolis with so many influences, offering a huge variety of museums, galleries and architectural delights, along with pumping nightlife and unparalleled street food. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, but if you arrive early, perhaps head to the Zocalo – the massive central square – and check out the Aztec ruins and colonial architecture nearby. There are also plenty of parks, plazas and gardens to relax in and adjust to the Mexican way of life.Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 2 Day 2: Mexico City
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Mexico City

      Wake up in Mexico City, ready for a leader-led walk to orientate yourself to the city. Pass by the Metropolitan Cathedral, Zocalo, National Palace, Bellas Artes, Paseo de la reforma and more. After exploring the main sights of Mexico’s capital, you sure would have worked up an appetite. For lunch, join your local leader on a ‘taco crawl’ around town to taste Mexico City’s delicious street-food staple, tacos al pastor, among plenty other delicious treats. After eating your way around the city, the rest of the day is free for you to explore as you wish. In the evening you could visit the famous Plaza Garibaldi or sip cocktails with your fellow travellers in one of the many trendy bars in the city, whatever takes your fancy.Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 3 Day 3: Puebla
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Puebla

      Start the day with a visit to the community of San Pedro Tlahuac, home to Nahuatl descendants who keep their way of life alive. The community practices traditions from pre-Columbian times, including chinampa farming, fiestas and ancient ceremonies. After an included lunch, your group will head to the bus station in the late afternoon to catch a local bus to Puebla, and if you're the grazing type, make sure you bring some snacks along for the journey. The local buses in Mexico aren't the colourful school buses seen in other areas of Central America – most are comfortable, coach-style vehicles equipped with bathrooms. The air conditioning will be blasted often, so don't forget to bring a jacket. On arrival in Puebla, your leader will take you out for an orientation walk and run through some handy Spanish phrases to help you make the most of the days ahead. Put your newly learnt Spanish skills to the test with an evening visit to La Pasita bar, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste pasita – a sweet liqueur made of raisins in one of Puebla’s most famous bars. Salud!Accommodation: Hotel


Tour leaving from Mexico City

Mexico’s capital is one of the most populated cities around the world with more than 20 million residents. This city is home to centuries of history and culture, precisely this place was in its origins Tenochtitlán, capital of the great Mexica Empire.

Experience Style

Experience Style


There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 15 / Max: 99

Age range allowed for this experience.

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