Adventure tours in Mexico, off the beaten track! Our active trips of 13 days for the young, the young at heart and the adventurous.
Guaranteed with 4 participants / maximum 12 travelers
- 11 x bed and breakfast in good middle class hotels
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees included
- Boat trip through the Sumidero Canyon and on the Usumacinta river
- Comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter minivan
- Airport transfer upon arrival
- Free transfer to your beach hotel after the round trip (between Cancun and Tulum)
Your contact person
+7 499 504 2848
Travel tip & Info
Do you fancy a more active journey? With our Mexico Activo active trips you will have a lot of fun, and no time to get bored!
Price per Person
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Day 1 – Arrival
After your arrival in Mexico City you will be expected by an employee who will take you to your hotel in the center of the metropolis. Depending on the traffic you may reckon a transfer time of 20-40 minutes.
Day 2 – City tour Mexico City, Xochimilco
General meeting time for the city tour with your guide is at 9.00. If you are walking, you will first go into the historical center, where you see the cathedral and presidential palace. Then you take the turibus and drive along Paseo de Reforma to the park of Chapultepec and from there to the floating gardens of Xochimilco. On an approximately 2 hour boat tour you enjoy real Mexican flair with Mariachi music and Corona beer. In the late afternoon you come back to the hotel.
Day 3 – Teotihuacan, Plaza Garibaldi
The pyramids of Teotihuacan, located approximately 60 km north-east from Mexico City, are an impressive legacy of the largest civilizations of Mexico, which were founded the city over 2000 years ago. You can climb the sun and moon pyramid and admire the Quetzalcoatl and palace. After lunch (not included in price) at a typical place, you will go back to Mexico City. In the evening, you will visit the local traditional bar Tenampa at the Plaza Garibaldi (the birthplace of Mariachi music) which is part of the program.
Day 4 –Popocatépetl National Park, Puebla
You start at 8.00 in the morning from the hotel. You drive through the big city jungle to the highway to Puebla and finally to Amecameca next to the Popocateptl National Park, and from there it goes to the Visitor Center on just 4,000 meters altitude. There you do about a 3 hours trekking tour. In the evening you come to Puebla, the City of Angels.
Day 5 – Chiapa de Corzo
Today you will be spending much time on the road.The long, but very varied trip goes towards the highest mountain of Mexico (Pico de Orizaba) and then to Tuxtla. You can see how the climate and vegetation change due to the altitude. The aim today is the nice town Chiapa de Corzo, which is near of the entrance to the Sumidero Canyon.
Day 6 – Sumidero Canyon, Indigenous Villages, San Cristobal
In the morning you have a 2-hour boat tour through the Sumidero Canyon. The up to 1000 m high canyon accommodates alot of bird species, monkeys and other animals. With luck you can see some caiman (crocodiles). Afterwards you drive into the highlands of Chiapas. Before you get to San Cristobal, you go to the Tzotzil village San Juan Chamula. In the local village church you can see rituals, which go back to the prehispanic time. Chickens are sacrificed for sick people and bad ghosts are expelled with bottles of Coca Cola and smoke.
In San Cristobal, we will make a one hour visit to the children's aid project Sueniños and learn firsthand about the wonderful work being done here.
Day 7 – Agua Azul, Lacandon Jungle
Today we get up (exceptionally) early. At around 8 o'clock you leave the hotel to go to the waterfalls of Agua Azul. After lunch the ride goes further in the direction towards the border of Guatemala. You will stay in simple jungle camp in the middle of the Lacandon jungle. You have to disclaim comfort, because the unique adventure is worth it! (collecitve showers, Bunk beds; OPT: 20.00 EUR ADDITIONAL CHARGE PER PERSON for a room with bath and ventilator).
Day 8 – Jungle walking tour, Yaxchilan, Palenque
Today in the morning you go with a Lancandon Indian on a adventurous hike through the jungle. lt leads you to hidden temples and waterfall surrounded by ample vegetation. There you have time for a relaxed bath and some romantic, undisturbed moments. After lunch in the camp you drive to the border river Usamacinta, from here you go by boat to the a Mayan field site called Yaxchilan. Yaxchilan once dominated as rivalling city of Tikal and Palenque the Usamacinta region. In the evening you drive to Palenque, where your hotel is near the excavations.
Day 9 – Palenque, Campeche
In the morning - just before most of the people go there - is an absolute highlight on your plan. The Mayan site of Palenque, that had its peak in the 7th century under king Pakal and is one of the most beautiful and best renovated archeological sites of the country. Very impressive are the temple of the inscriptions and the palace. After the visit (about 2.5 hours) you drive by bus to the Golf Coast. After approximately 4 hours you will reach a restaurant directly at the beach, where you can enjoy fresh sea food. You'll go through Champoton and in some hours you'll be in Campeche, in this beautiful colonial city you move into your pretty hotel in the historic center.
Day 10 – Uxmal, Merida
After a walking tour in Merida you drive in the so called Puuc region, which is about 1.5 hours. On the way you have the opportunity to stop at a Mayan village and visit the simple houses of the locals. Uxmal is the most important site of the Puuc region and is dominated by a pyramid of the augur and the monk quadrant. After the visit you will stop on your way to Merida for lunch (not included in the price). In Merida you expect your Caribbean joy of life.
Day 11 – Celestún National Park
Day 12 – Izamal, Chichén Itzá, Valladolid
At around 9 o´clock you drive to Izamal with its impressive monastery dating back to the colonial period. Afterwards your journey continues to Chichen Itza. The Mayan and Toltec site is overshadowed by the temple of Kukulkan, the architecture of which was influenced by astronomical and astrological discoveries. Later you will enjoy the unique atmosphere of the underground cave (Cenote) Czitnup during a refreshing swim. The day ends in Valladolid, half an hour away from Chichen Itza, where you will spend the last night of the tour in a beautiful, colonial hotel. To round up your journey you will receive a farewell cocktail from the tour guide.
Day 13 – Tulum, Beach
After a (late) breakfast you drive to Tulum at the Caribbean Coast, where you visit a Mayan fort. The fort is located proudly on a rock above the turquoise Caribbean Sea and presents the end of the adventure trip. Afterwards you are brought to us from the beach hotel in Tulum or Playa del Carmen.
- Especially for this trip we offer an optional 3-day stay in the capital of the Zapotecs: Oaxaca (see also travel configurator).
- How about a stop-over in New York or simply one or two days more in Mexico City before the round trip (with or without a tour program)?
- Or let yourself be pampered for two or three days in a spa: La Buena Vibra and Mision del Sol in the surroundings of Cuernavaca offer wellness at its best at low prices.
- For nature lovers we offer a visit to the Copper Canyon, a visit to the Monarch butterfly reserve in Michoacan or a stay at a Café Finca.
Program after your tour
After your very active Mexico roundtrip we recommend an extension of your vacation (from 3 to 5 days) at one of the countless white sandy beaches of the Caribbean in order to relax and digest the impressions of your journey. On the bottom of the configurator you can find the options for beach hotels.
Here you will also find an overview of beach hotels according to category:
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How to guarantee that a small group tour will take place?
Our small group tours will be conducted with a minimum of 4 people (in some cases even with 2 people), which excludes almost always a cancellation of the tour. You will find the current number of participants in the travel configurator. If there are only 4 or less travelers of one language in a group the exceptional case may happen and a trip may be run multilingual (eg German & English).
Skeptical about internet bookings?
Only with Mextrotter: Travel first, pay afterwards! By paying only 4% extra you enjoy your trip first and pay within 7 days after you go back home.
How do I book with Mextrotter?
After choosing your desired trip(s) on our website you will receive a non-binding offer which you can book simply by replying the e-mail. Please include the reference number (= tourcode) in your mail. By doing this you will receive access to your personal travel portal, where you can enter the passengers' personal dates so we can book the flights that may be included in the offer.
For further information consider our Booking Memo Sheet.
When is the best time to travel to Mexico?
You can travel to Mexico throughout the whole year. As a traveller you are probably a bit worried about the rainy season spoiling the pleasure of your travel. As Europeans you may associate rain with wind, coolness, damp weather and staying inside your house. However, this is different in Mexico.
First of all, during the rainy season in Mexico it seldom rains during the day; it mainly rains during the night. The rain falls down as short, strong showers and it hardly cools down the country: it remains warm. For all these reasons, we recommend you not to plan your trip to Mexico solely on the basis of the rainy season. However, if you still do not want to travel around during the rainy season, you can best do so from November to March.
How do I pay at Mextrotter? Are credit cards accepted?
(Within the EU) at no cost to you. Credit card payments can only be charged via the online service of paypal; The fee of 4.5% invoiced to us will be passed on to you in full.
What costs should I calculate per day (food, drinks)?
Be aware that the price level in Mexico is approximately 40% lower than in Europe. In other words: food and drinks cost about half the price (excluding table wine, which is quite expensive in Mexico). A guide for personal meal expenses could be 15 to 30 Euro per person per day. The exact amount you spend per day depends on your drinking and eating habits.