Wonders of Mexico

Mexico City, Oaxaca and the Yucatan

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

This tour has it all: history, culture, food, and beaches! From the thriving metropolis of Mexico City to historic Oaxaca, and from the World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza to the beaches of Playa del Carmen. With no more than 20 guests along for the journey, your trip starts at our hotel located in the heart of downtown Mexico City. In addition to feasting on traditional Mexican dishes, we’ll visit the Valle de Bravo Waterfalls and the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, and explore the Frida Kahlo Museum in the house where Frida Kahlo lived. We’ll stop in the colonial city of Puebla on our way to Oaxaca, a center for Mexican gastronomy which has been declared an Intangible Cultural World Heritage by UNESCO.  A tour of the historic city center, a food tour, and a visit to bucket-list worthy Monte Alban are among the many activities we’ll enjoy in this city. Next, head to the Caribbean coast to explore Valladolid and Playa del Carmen. Visit Chichen Itza, a Wonder of the World and the best-preserved archaeological site in Mexico. Then visit one of the most famous underground cenotes in the area. We end our trip in Playa del Carmen where you’ll take part in cultural experiences including a sacred Mayan ritual and a purification ceremony before enjoying an incredible gastronomic experience. Take your last day of the trip to delight in the beach and amenities at your resort.

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Wonders of Mexico with Cancún tour which includes 3 nights in Cancún with free time to rest and relax so you return home rejuvenated!

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

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

Your Tour Includes

  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • Porterage service at hotels
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach
  • Internal Air Oaxaca-Cancun
  • 15 meals: 10 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 throughout

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

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

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: Depart Playa del Carmen

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

Riviera Maya Catamaran

Reviews

Don a

This was one of favorite tours because of the very small tour group size - only 7 people. The history and archaeological sites were superbly presented. Monte Alban was our favorite site - we were not familiar with it and it was breathtaking.

Makra

It was much better trip than I was expecting. I have met great people, experienced amazing moments. I have found Mexico absolutely beautiful and interesting. Love the food and learn a lot about it. Enjoyed the weather

KG

This tour itinerary visited most of the places I wanted to see. Teotihuacan pyramid was breath taking, swimming in cenote was once in a life experience, the food in Oaxaca brought me to a totally different culinary level. I usually arrange trips myself but given the unsafe situation in Mexico, I believe joining this tour is my best option. I like this itinerary.

Andrea M

The tour was wonderful. Yes, there were a few endless days of walking around ruins and lots of steps, but in fact everyone on this trip (a rather older crowd) managed quite well. The hotels were quite good, the food was terrific, some free time (but perhaps a little more might have been nice). It was quite an informative tour which included soaking in a cenote, visiting a Mexican 'sweat lodge,' hanging on a beach in Playa del Carmen, loving the anthropology museum in Mexico City (we did this one our own). But most especially a huge shout out to josue cruz our fabulous guide. Passionate, learned, helpful, funny. patient - he was everything one would want in a tour guide and more. he was perfecto!!

John- K

One of the best trips ever. Well organized sites, terrific tour director who took care of every need and concern. Great hotels and special scheduled events and activities. Enough time to chill and see some sights for oneself. Great value compared to many other travel services.
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