Wonders of Mexico with Cancún

Mexico City, Oaxaca & the Yucatan

Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Valladolid, Playa del Carmen & Cancún

This tour of Mexico has it all: history, culture, food, and beaches! We’ll learn about both the Aztecs and Mayans with visits to the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco and the ruins of Chichen Itza, and we’ll experience a Mayan purification ceremony that concludes with a swim in a local cenote. Along the way, we’ll enjoy a folkloric show, explore the Frida Kahlo Museum, and see the 8th wonder of the art world, the Rosario Chapel. We’ll relish a food tour in Oaxaca with opportunities to sample local fare like mole, and mezcal, while the braver among us can try more exotic options like grasshoppers. No trip to Mexico would be complete without time at the beach! We’ll have a free day in Playa del Carmen and two full free days in Cancún, we can return home relaxed and refreshed instead of needing a vacation after our adventure in Mexico!

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our Wonders of Mexico tour visiting Mexico’s highlights from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 15 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

2023 Tour Itinerary:

  • 3 nights Mexico City
  • 3 nights Oaxaca
  • 2 nights Valladolid
  • 2 nights Playa del Carmen
  • 3 nights in Cancún

Tour Highlights

  • Teotihuacán
  • Mexico City Tour
  • Frida Kahlo House and Museum
  • Canals of Xochimilco
  • Colonial City of Puebla
  • Eat & Drink Tour of Oaxaca
  • Monte Alban
  • Chichen Itza
  • Mayan Night and Cenote
  • Two full free days in Cancún

Your Tour Includes

  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • Porterage service at hotels
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • Internal Air Oaxaca-Cancun
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners plus food and drink tastings
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Top-rated, professional English-speaking Tour Director from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen (Day 1-11)

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 20 travelers

Activity Level: Advanced

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods of up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature hikes, stairs, and/or climbs which may be on hilly and/or uneven terrain at potentially high altitudes. Learn More

Pacing Level: Fast

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect early mornings and/or long travel days by bus, and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 1-3 nights. Learn More

Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Please note that Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca are cities that have an altitude between 6560–7218 feet (2000-2200 meters) above sea level.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

2023 Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Mexico City

Day 2: Teotihuacán & Mexico City Excursion

Day 3: Xochimilco & the Frida Kahlo Museum

Day 4: Mexico City – Puebla – Oaxaca

Day 5: Santa María el Tule, Yagul & Oaxaca Food Tour

Day 6: Monte Alban & Santo Domingo

Day 7: Oaxaca – Valladolid

Day 8: Valladolid, Chichen Itza & Ik'kil Cenote

Day 9: Valladolid – Playa del Carmen

Day 10: At Leisure in Playa del Carmen

Day 11: Playa del Carmen – Cancún

Day 12: At Leisure in Cancún

Day 13: At Leisure in Cancún

Day 14: Depart Cancún

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Tacos & Mezcal Foodie Tour

Maya Riviera Catamaran