Mexico Unplugged

Explore the heart of Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec, Maya and Spanish cultures on this 15-day Lonely Planet Experience. 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, unravel the magnificent mystery of the ancient civilisations in Chichen Itza and immerse yourself in pre-Hispanic culture in San Cristobal de las Casas. 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.

  • expert local leaders
  • perfect for solo travellers
  • optional single room supplements

Local leaders:

Our local leaders will give you unique insights and take you to places that only the locals know about.

Sustainable travel:

All our trips are carbon offset and help you to give back to local communities you visit along the way.

Why you'll love this trip:

You've never seen true colour until you've been to a Mexican market. Practice your bargaining skills, snap some photos and pick up traditional handicrafts at the markets in Mexico City and Puebla.

Eat your way through arty Oaxaca at its many market vendors and authentic restaurants – mole poblano and mezcal for dinner? Delicioso!

Escape the Mexican heat in the highlands of San Cristobal de las Casas. This town is surrounded by indigenous villages where traditional customs and roots are thriving.

Chichen Itza is one the New Seven Wonders of the World. It's not hard to see why – strolling around the ancient Maya ruins feels pretty wondrous.

Cool off with a swim in the waters of Agua Azul, a series of waterfalls named for their stunning blue colour.

Is this trip right for you?

This trip involves some long days of travel by private and local transport, including one overnight bus. While this can be tiring, it's also a fantastic way to rub shoulders with the locals and get under the skin of a place.

Mexico's climate is sultry and tropical, so can get really hot and humid. Wear loose clothing and make sure you stay hydrated, especially while out on walking tours.

Try to learn as many Spanish words as you can before the trip. In many of the destinations we visit, local people are reserved and/or do not speak English. Attempting to communicate in Spanish is a great way of showing you care.

*Your flights are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 0818 333 990 or email












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

Price Includes:

Meals: 1 lunch

Transport: Private vehicle, Public bus, local bus, Overnight public bus, Taxi


Hotel (13 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)

Included activities:

Mexico City - Leader-led Taco Crawl
Mexico City - Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center
Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
Puebla - Leader-led orientation walk
Puebla - Visit to La Pasita Bar
Oaxaca - Leader-led orientation walk
San Cristobal de Las Casas - Leader-led City Tour
San Juan Chamula - Maya Church (entrance fee)
Zinacantan - Maya Church (entrance fee)
Agua Azul - Waterfall Visit (entrance fee)
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

*Your flights are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 0818 333 990 or email



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