Mexico: Viva Mexico with the best places

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Colorful colonial cities, ancient Mayan ruins, turquoise seas and magical cenote caves – experience all this and much more!

  • Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mexico City
  • Sample local spirits at a mezcal distillery
  • Visit the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan and experience the melting pot of ancient Mayan beliefs and modern religions
  • Dive into the blue pools of Agua Azul Falls
  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins in Palenque, Calakmul, Tulum and Chichen Itza
  • Discover the beautiful Bacalar Lagoon by boat
  • Relax on the white beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula and immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Playa del Carmen

Hola and welcome to Mexico! This vast, diverse and colorful country has something for everyone. From the bustling streets of Mexico City, to ancient Mayan ruins and driving colonial towns, to the beautiful beaches of Playa Del Carmen – with Viva Mexico you will discover all the highlights in an unforgettable 13-day adventure. With a great guide from the moment you arrive, a group of fellow travelers from all over the world, tons of exciting activities and good accommodation – get ready for a real fiesta!

Travel Program

Hello! As soon as you arrive in Mexico City, we will take you from the airport directly to our hotel. Here you will have time to recover from your journey before meeting up with your group and getting ready for the journey ahead.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Posada Viena

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

What a place to start our adventure! Known for its mountainous surroundings, rich history and incredible structures, we start the tour with a walking tour of the historic center. As we stroll the bustling streets, we’ll learn about the Aztec Empire and the history of the Spanish conquest, and see icons like the Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza Garibaldi. The afternoon is at your leisure, you can visit a museum or see a traditional performance. Tonight we’ll fuel up with an authentic Mexican feast before hitting the nightlife.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Posada Viena

Overnight Hotel (B/-/D)

We say goodbye to the metropolis and continue to Puebla, a beautiful colonial city surrounded by volcanoes. We will spend the morning visiting the city’s artisan markets, sampling the local cuisine and marveling at the Baroque architecture. After lunch, continue to Oaxaca, the gastronomic capital of Mexico.

  • Accommodation: Selina Hostel Oaxaca

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Today you will learn about some of Mexico’s most famous exports – food and drink! First we explore the markets, then we drive into the valley and visit a traditional mezcal distillery. There we learn everything about this invigorating drink. This handcrafted spirit is made from agave and is similar to tequila but with a smokier flavor. After that we make our way to the beautiful town of Chiapas De Corzo where we will spend the night.

  • Accommodation: Hotel La Ceiba

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Today we explore some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Mexico by boat. As we drive through the Sumidero Gorge, we’ll see cascading waterfalls and lush jungle, and if we’re lucky, we’ll even spot a few cheeky monkeys and lurking crocodiles. Later we head up into the mountains to our next stop, the charming colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas.

  • Accommodation: Rossco Hostel

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

This morning we visit the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan to learn about the fusion of ancient Mayan traditions and modern day belief systems. Back in the city, we orient ourselves with a stroll through the most popular markets, squares and magnificent churches. In the afternoon, you have the option to sit back in a café on the main square or lose yourself in the quaint cobbled streets.

  • Accommodation: Rossco Hostel

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

We leave the mountains and drive through lush valleys to the famous blue waterfalls of Agua Azul, where we can cool off with a dip in the crystal clear pools. In the afternoon we visit the Mayan ruins of Palenque – surrounded by the jungle, they are probably the most beautiful ruins in Mexico. Be enchanted by the beauty of this archaeological site with its magnificent pyramids. Once an important and influential trading city of the Maya, most of it is still covered by the wild lowland jungle.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Palenque

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

We get an early start and drive to Calakmul, where we learn more about how this city became one of the most powerful centers of the Mesoamerican Empire. Later we continue to Bacalar where more exciting adventures await us.

  • Accommodation: Rancho Encantado Hotel

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Today we spend exploring the stunning turquoise lagoon of Bacalar on a private boat tour. The blue tones will cast a spell over us and the sun’s rays will pamper us. Nothing on the program but swimming and relaxing – you really will feel like you’re in paradise.

  • Accommodation: Rancho Encantado Hotel

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Our Mexican fiesta continues as we travel to the Yucatan Peninsula. After checking into our hotel in Tulum, a city known for its white sand beaches and oceanfront Mayan ruins, we have the rest of the day to hit the beach and enjoy life!

  • Accommodation: Selina Hotel

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

We have a lot planned for today! First, head to Chichen Itza, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage site with the massive pyramid called El Castillo. We will have plenty of time to take in this majestic ancient site before heading to Valladolid for lunch. Spend the afternoon bathing in the clear waters of the beautiful Chukum Cenote before heading back to Tulum to watch the sunset and cap off another great day of discovery.

  • Accommodation: Selina Hotel

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

This morning it’s off to Playa del Carmen, a city known for its palm-fringed beaches and vibrant nightlife. You have enough time to snorkel at the coral reefs and laze on the beach. Tonight we will celebrate properly at our farewell dinner and throw ourselves into the nightlife!

  • Accommodation: Hacienda Paradise by Xperience Hotels

Overnight Hotel (B/-/D)

Our Mexican adventure is coming to an end and it’s time to say goodbye.
There are no more activities planned for this day and you can leave at any time. If you haven’t had enough, extend your stay for a few days and experience even more of the Riviera Maya.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Mexico round trip according to program
  • All transports as described
  • Excursions, activities and visits according to the program
  • Orientation tours in Mexico City, Oaxaca and San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Tour of a Mezcal distillery
  • Boat tour through the Sumidero Gorge
  • Visit to an indigenous community
  • Admission to Agua Azul Waterfalls
  • Entrance fee to Palenque archaeological site
  • Entrance to the ruins of Calakmul
  • Boat tour in the Bacalar Lagoon
  • Entrance to Tulum Archaeological Site
  • Chichen Itza entrance fee
  • Entrance to Cenote Chukum

Not included:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Personal expenses, tips

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Places: 🟢 *Available
Trip-code: Number ►MEX-
Duration: 13 days
Participants: Minimal: 4 Maximal: 12
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Country / Location: Mexico
Mountain Guide: Eric Albino Lliuya
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