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Prices From: $972 AUD
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Tour Code: GSMC
Tour Duration: 14
Countries Visited: Mexico

Local Payment will not apply to tours (other than African tours) after December 31st 2012.

Its time to live out your Mexican food fantasies. Tequila, burritos, nachos, tacos... is your mouth watering yet?(Was Mexico City to Cancun)

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1-3: Mexico City - Teotihuacan

Spend our first few days in Mexico City with a trip out to the 1800-year-old ruins at Teotihuacan.

Day 4: Puebla

Puebla is packed with churches (70 in the city centre alone), so the best thing to do is check out a few, then head to the market for local hand-painted ceramics and street food.

Day 5-6: Oaxaca - Monte Alban - San Cristobal

Next up is Oaxaca. This is the place to shop for colourful textiles and lots of different margarita flavours. Stop by the Zapotec ruins at Monte Alban on our way to San Cristobal.

Day 7-8: San Cristobal

Ever wondered how to suture a wound using human hair? The Mayans knew all about it, so pick up a few tips.

Day 9-10: Palenque

See the impressive 1300-year-old Mayan palace at Palenque with screeching parrots and monkeys as your soundtrack.

Day 11-12: Merida

Nearly every Mexican dish is made using corn tortillas (like tacos, tostadas, flautas, chilaquiles and enchiladas), and there's a bicycle cart on almost every corner in Merida selling elotes (corn on the cob) doused in salt, chilli, cheese, lemon juice or mayonaise. So yeah, they like corn.

Day 13-14: Chichen Itza - Cancun

Cancun. People either hate it or love it. We're guessing after two days of snorkelling, diving, swimming, tanning, seafood, cocktails and freshly squeezed juices you'll be leaning towards the latter.

Tour Grade: Culture

Whether you’re taking in man’s greatest works at places like Petra or Angkor Wat, experiencing grand set-pieces like the Trans-Mongolian Railway or trying your hand at regional specialities like tango in Buenos Aires, getting to grips with local cultures is what travel’s all about. A few tips from a guide and a sense of adventure are pretty much all you need. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get the lowdown on high Tibet among Lhasa’s magisterial temples; follow up Delhi’s eye-popping bustle with a fix of its fiery food; and mix manic markets and Incan masterpieces in Peru.

 Tour Fact Finder


- Gecko's expert English-speaking regional tour guide throughout the tour, and local guides at some sites. - Orientation walking tour in Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, San Cristobel, Palenque and Merida. - Exploration of four archaeological ruin sites with local guides and entry included: Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, Palenque and the most famous Mayan site in Mexico - Chichen Itza. - Visit to indigenous highland villages near San Cristobal. - Time at the waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol Ha. - Free time to relax on the beaches of Cancun. - Free time to explore Mexico City, Spanish colonial Puebla; Oaxaca, and the 'White City' of Merida

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
18 Feb 201303 Mar 2013$972
01 Apr 201314 Apr 2013$972
15 Apr 201328 Apr 2013$1295
29 Apr 201312 May 2013$972
13 May 201326 May 2013$1295
10 Jun 201323 Jun 2013$1295
24 Jun 201307 Jul 2013$1295
08 Jul 201321 Jul 2013$1295
22 Jul 201304 Aug 2013$1295
05 Aug 201318 Aug 2013$1295
19 Aug 201301 Sep 2013$1140
02 Sep 201315 Sep 2013$1140
16 Sep 201329 Sep 2013$1140
30 Sep 201313 Oct 2013$1140
14 Oct 201327 Oct 2013$1140
28 Oct 201310 Nov 2013$1295
11 Nov 201324 Nov 2013$1295
25 Nov 201308 Dec 2013$1295
09 Dec 201322 Dec 2013$1295
23 Dec 201305 Jan 2014$1295
06 Jan 201419 Jan 2014$1295
20 Jan 201402 Feb 2014$1295
03 Feb 201416 Feb 2014$1295
17 Feb 201402 Mar 2014$1295
03 Mar 201416 Mar 2014$1295
17 Mar 201430 Mar 2014$1295
07 Apr 201420 Apr 2014$1295
21 Apr 201404 May 2014$1295
05 May 201418 May 2014$1295
19 May 201401 Jun 2014$1295
02 Jun 201415 Jun 2014$1295
16 Jun 201429 Jun 2014$1295
30 Jun 201413 Jul 2014$1295
14 Jul 201427 Jul 2014$1295
28 Jul 201410 Aug 2014$1295
11 Aug 201424 Aug 2014$1295
25 Aug 201407 Sep 2014$1140
08 Sep 201421 Sep 2014$1140
22 Sep 201405 Oct 2014$1140
06 Oct 201419 Oct 2014$1140
20 Oct 201402 Nov 2014$1140
03 Nov 201416 Nov 2014$1295
17 Nov 201430 Nov 2014$1295
01 Dec 201414 Dec 2014$1295
15 Dec 201428 Dec 2014$1295

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