South Mexico Wonders - Eastbound

Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

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Mar 25 - Apr 15, 2023
Group size: 1 - 11
South Mexico Wonders - Eastbound
Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

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Mar 25 - Apr 15, 2023
Group size: 1 - 11

About this trip

This journey takes us from Central Mexico to the famous Riviera Maya or vice versa.

First, we will admire the colonial and ancient cultural mix represented in the cities of Mexico and Oaxaca. Plus, we will show you a fantastic selection of archaeological and natural highlights around. Then, you will hike around remote sierras and submerge into the Zapotec culture. After visiting the “mezcal” factories, our next stop will take us to learn about the mangrove ecosystem and enjoy the beaches on the Pacific Coast.

Entering Chiapas State, we will explore gigantic canyons, Mayan villages and the bohemian town of San Cristóbal. Next, we will enter the Lacandon Jungle to find turquoise waterfalls, ancient murals and the Palenque National Park.

The last section of our trail adventures into the amazing Yucatan Peninsula. Calakmul is a “lost ancient kingdom hidden in the deep jungle“. Besides, Bacalar Lagoon offers striking clear waters with up to 7 different colours. Chichen Itzá is the most representative Mayan site, surrounded by the best cenotes to enjoy. And, finally, Tulum ruins and its beautiful Caribbean beach is the perfect destination to finish our tour.

In short, this is an adventure to experience the best folklore, beautiful ancient sites and impressive nature. Join us and explore the wonders of the most interesting areas of Mexico!

Main Activities

Nature Wonders

  • Trek around the Zapotec villages of the Sierra Norte and swim at Hierve El Agua’s infinite pools
  • Learn about the mangrove, visit the Turtle Centre and enjoy the beaches of the Pacific Coast
  • Admire the gigantic Sumidero Canyon and refresh at the turquoise waterfalls of Las Nubes
  • Spot tropical wildlife at Palenque and Calakmul National Parks
  • Sail and swim in the crystal-clear waters of Bacalar Lagoon
  • Swim at the splendid Samulá Cenote and enjoy the Caribbean beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula

Ancient Archeology

  • Learn from the Zapotec culture at the site of Monte Albán
  • Admire the Mayan frescoes at Bonampak and submerge into Palenque’s Site architecture
  • Adventure into the Mayan kingdoms of Calakmul, Chichen Itzá, and Tulum

Indigenous Cultures and Community Projects

  • Learn traditions at the Tzotzil village of San Juan Chamula and visit Natik NGO in Chiapas
  • Explore the Lacandon jungle guided by the Mayan descendants of Lancajá

Colonial Heritage

  • Discover the history of Mexico City, Frida Khalo’s Museum and Xochililco Channels
  • Explore the Spanish heritage at Oaxaca de Juárez and San Cristóbal de las Casas

Gastronomy Experiences

  • Learn about pre-Columbian gastronomy in the communities of Oaxaca and Yucatan
  • Visit a Mezcal factory and the vibrant markets of Oaxaca

What’s included

  • Arrival Airport Transfer
  • 25+ activities
    Check detailed itinerary
  • 60% of the Meals
    10% as camping (cook group meals)
  • Optional activities
    (but most of the activities are included)
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Border taxes
  • Passports, visas
  • Vaccinations, medicines
  • Extra accommodation
    or upgrades
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Contingency expenses
  • Meals at restaurants
  • Tips for local guides
  • Personal spending money
  • Camping / Travel Pillow
    (due to hygienic reasons)


Day 1 - Mexico City
Welcome to Mexico! Pre-Departure Meeting at 6 pm

Important Departure Info

Vibrant and multifaceted, Mexico City keeps secrets that have shaped the nation between its streets. Today we have a meeting to explain everything about our next adventure. After that, we go out for our first group dinner. Get ready to explore downtown and taste your first local delicacies!

  • Activity: Explore Mexico City’s downtown
  • Meals: Not included
  • Facilities: Hotel Marlow, Wi-Fi, ATM, Exchange, Laundry. Our hotel is in front of Bellas Artes Theatre, very close to El Zócalo, the Cathedral and the Templo Mayor
  • Airport Transfer: Around 0.5 h / 15 Km

Your Organizer

Lupita Overland runs adventure travel tours around Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Our tours explore the most significant highlights plus many off-the-beaten-path destinations. Thus, we get the original taste of unique local cultures and stunning landscapes.