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Classic Mexico Adventure

Day 1 Mexico City

Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this bustling metropolis. Talk to your agent about booking pre-tour accommodation. 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.


Day 2 Mexico City

Enjoy free time to explore Mexico City. Opt to check out the sprawling zócalo (main square), visit the Frida Kahlo museum in vibrant Coyoacán, or view impressive Mayan and Aztec artifacts at the National Anthropology Museum.
Free Time. Mexico City
Take advantage of free time to get out and explore this amazing city and its surroundings.


Day 3 Mexico City/Puebla

Rise early and explore the ancient city of Teotihuacan on a guided tour. Work up a sweat climbing the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon, and be rewarded by sweeping views of the ruins site. Travel to Puebla and enjoy an orientation walk downtown.
Private Vehicle
Mexico City – Teotihuacán1h-2h50km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Teotihuacán Pyramids Visit
Teotihuacán

Visit the ruins of Teotihuacán northeast of Mexico City. This ruin site dates back to 100BC and has the impressive Avenue of the Dead, Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Bring water, wear a hat and solid walking shoes, and climb the pyramids to learn all about this pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city.
Private Vehicle
Teotihuacán – Puebla2h-3h145km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Orientation Walk
Puebla

The route will vary for each tour, allowing our CEOs to share their personal favourites. You can expect to see the zócalo, artisans' market and visit the historic buildings within centre of this World Heritage city.

Day 4 Puebla

Enjoy a free day to explore the city. Opt to visit a ceramics workshop, check out the pyramid of nearby Cholula, sample delicious local specialties, or watch a lucha libre wrestling match at night.
Free Time
Puebla
Take advantage of free time to get out and explore this amazing city and its surroundings.

Day 5 Puebla/Oaxaca

Journey south to beautiful Oaxaca, and get a feel for the city on an orientation walk, stopping to visit one of its sprawling markets.

First-class bus
Puebla – Oaxaca5h-6h340km
Ride on in style. This sure isn't your grandmother's public bus.
Orientation Walk
Oaxaca

All walks will be slightly different, allowing your CEO to show off their favourite spots. You can expect to see the Santo Domingo Cultural Centre, walk through the zocalo and the famous 20th of November market. Opt to sample some delicious Oaxacan foods along the way such as mole, tlayudas or chapulines.

Day 6 Oaxaca

Take advantage of free time, and opt to explore the ruins at Monte Alban, learn to make mole in a cooking class, buy local handicrafts at nearby artisan villages, or samples some mezcal at a local distillery - look out for the worm!
Free Time
Oaxaca

Take advantage of free time to get out and explore this amazing city and its surroundings.

Day 7 Oaxaca/Palenque

Travel in style and fly to Villahermosa, then transfer to Palenque by land.
Plane
Oaxaca – Villahermosa
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Private Vehicle
Villahermosa – Palenque2h-3h145km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 8 Palenque

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque, set in the jungle of Chiapas. Opt for a jungle walk in the afternoon.
Palenque Ruins Guided Tour
Palenque2h-3h

Experience the elegant jungle site of Palenque on a guided tour. See the highlights -- the Temple of the Cross Group, Temple of Inscriptions and the Grand Palace. Howler monkeys sound in the distance as the fog rolls in and out of this mystical site, one of the most important centres for trade and culture during the end of the Classic Maya period.
Free Time
Palenque
Take advantage of free time and do as much or as little as you would like.

Day 9 Palenque/Mérida

Travel to the Yucatán Peninsula, stopping off in the seaside historic city of Campeche. Upon arrival in Mérida, enjoy an orientation walk to get to know the city's layout and attractions.

Private Vehicle
Palenque – Campeche5h-6h370km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Private Vehicle
Campeche – Mérida2h30m-3h185km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Orientation Walk
30m-1h

Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Day 10 Mérida

Enjoy a free day to explore Mérida and surroundings. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Uxmal or explore the main square and historic buildings of Mérida.
Free Time
Mérida
Take advantage of free time to get out and explore this amazing city and its surroundings.

Day 11 Mérida/Valladolid

Explore the ancient Mayan City of Chichén Itzá with a guided tour, then continue on to the quaint city of Valladolid. Opt to cool off with a swim in a nearby cenote, a natural water-filled sinkhole.
Private Vehicle
Mérida – Chichén-Itzá1h30m-2h120km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Chichén Itzá Guided Tour
Chichén-Itzá – Chichen Itza

Spend the afternoon with a local expert and learn about the history of Chichén Itzá and the beliefs and rituals that defined this ancient Mayan civilization. This dramatic site includes a 30m (98 ft) high temple, known as the Pyramid of Kukulcan, famous for its balustrade of 91 stairs up each of the four sides, a ball court with a grandstand, and towering walls. Visit the highlights of the site including the famous Castillo, the ball court, the cenote, and the Nunnery.

Private Vehicle
Chichén-Itzá – Valladolid1h45km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 12 Valladolid/Playa del Carmen

Travel to Playa del Carmen to lounge on Mayan Riviera beaches. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.
Free Time
ValladolidMorning
Enjoy the morning to explore this beautiful colonial city.
Private Vehicle
Valladolid – Playa del Carmen
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

El Hongo (which means 'The Mushroom') is a volunteer-run restaurant started as a means to create income to support a youth art program in the 'real' Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Across the highway from the commercial beach strip is where most locals live – cross onto the unpaved roads and enjoy a delicious home-style meal at the restaurant, while learning more about this much-needed program for the community.

Day 13 Playa del Carmen

Opt to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach!
Free Time
Playa del Carmen
Get out and enjoy some free time. Hit the beach, visit some ruins, go for a dive, or shop for souvenirs.

Day 14 Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.
The Cancún airport is approximately 1 hour from Playa del Carmen. There are frequent public buses and shuttles from Playa del Carmen to the airport throughout the day.
Departure Day

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included:
 Breakfast

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