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Best of Mexico & Costa Rica

Best of Mexico & Costa Rica

Raise glass of mezcal to the diversity of Mexico, then embrace ‘pura vida’ (the simple life) in the rainforests and on the beaches of Costa Rica. Discover history in the ruins of Chichen Itza, then visit a contemporary Maya village to see how ancient Mesoamerican traditions have evolved. Savour simple fare during lunch with a Zapotec family and sip smoky mezcal at a distillery in Oaxaca. Unwind in a small village near Corcovado National Park, hiking jungle trails in the morning and cooling off in the waters of the Osa Peninsula in the afternoon. Explore sloth country (AKA Manuel Antonio National Park) and match their leisurely pace as you relax among natural splendour of Costa Rica. Ancient cultures, incredible food, wildlife and wilderness – this 22-day trip has it all.


  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City – National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)
  • Mexico City – Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee)
  • Mexico City – Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Teotihuacan – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Puebla – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Oaxaca – Tule Tree
  • Oaxaca – Zapotecan home-cooked lunch
  • Mitla – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca – Mezcaleria visit
  • Sumidero Canyon – Boat Excursion (entrance and transport)
  • San Cristobal de las Casas – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Zinacantan – Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • San Juan Chamula – Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Agua Azul – Waterfall Visit
  • Palenque – Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)
  • Merida – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Chichen Itza – Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Chichen Itza – Home-cooked pibil lunch
  • San Jose – Orientation Walk
  • Los Santos – Tierra Amiga Coffee Experience including lunch
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Térraba River – Indigenous Community Visit & Lunch
  • Térraba River – Mask Carving Lesson
  • Corcovado – San Pedrillo Station Hike
  • Manuel Antonio National Park – Tour with a Naturalist Guide (entrance fee, guide and transport)


  • Take a step way way back during enlightening guided tours through the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Palenque and Mitla.
  • Swim at white-sand beaches in Manuel Antonio National Park, after searching for exotic birdlife in the depths of the jungle.
  • Get a taste of Maya culture during a homecooked Pibil lunch with a local family, sampling this traditional method of cooking which involves barbecuing food underground.
  • Learn about the trade of one of Costa Rica’s largest exports: coffee. Take a visit to a family’s coffee farm and learn the process from cherry to cup (with a tasting, of course).
  • Discover the diverse and unique wildlife of Costa Rica: butterflies, birds, iguanas, sloths and caimans, to name a few.

07/02/2023 through 11/06/2024
07/02/2023 through 11/09/2024

Day 1 Mexico City
Day 2 Mexico City
Day 3 Puebla
Day 4 Oaxaca
Day 5-6 Oaxaca
Day 7 Salina Cruz
Day 8 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 9 San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 10 Palenque
Day 11 Palenque
Day 12 Merida
Day 13 Merida
Day 14 Playa del Carmen
Day 15 San Jose
Day 16 Copey de Dota
Day 17 Drake Bay
Day 18 Corcovado / Drake Bay
Day 19 Manuel Antonio
Day 20 Manuel Antonio
Day 21 San Jose
Day 22 San Jose

Chichen Itza

Located on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Chichen Itza is the site a well preserved Mayan ruins, including several large pyramid structures and more.

11/11/23 - 12/02/23

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12/09/23 - 12/30/23

Starting At $6,911

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03/16/24 - 11/09/24

Starting At $7,550

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