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10 day trip ideas to México

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Are you looking to travel to Mexico and don’t know where to go? We give you 5 ideas of 10-day travel itineraries in different places in Mexico. You can travel and get to know new places to get full of experiences and memories, with your friends, partner, or family.

Mexico is magical, full of nature, beaches, culture, crafts, and lots of delicious food.

The first idea we want to share is in Oaxaca, one of the places in Mexico where you will find a mix of peace, culture, gastronomy, and warmth of its people.

10 days in magical Oaxaca:

Here we give you a 10 day trip to Mexico, Oaxaca, where you can do different activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Escondido to settle in and get to know the place.

Day 2: Learn to surf in Puerto Escondido.

A distinctive feature of this place is the magnitude of its waves, and it is ideal for surf lovers. Do not let go the experience of learning and let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the waves.

Day 3: Time to get to know Puerto Escondido.

Enjoy a free day to relax on the turquoise beaches. Or stroll along the main avenue ‘El adoquín,’ where you can find souvenirs, restaurants, and more.

Day 4: Stay in a cabin.

Enjoy a kayak ride on the lagoon.

Take a horseback riding tour through the jungle and a trail along the corn river.

At the end of the tour, you will cross by canoe to Puerto Suelo, a virgin beach with amazing sunsets.

Day 5: Kayaking in the Manialtepec Lagoon, where you will tour the mangrove area and see birds and reptiles.

Then a transfer to Mazunte, which is a magical town. It has several beaches that stand out for its crystal clear waters and its turquoise green and deep blue tones.

Day 6: A day to connect with nature, where you can rescue and release sea turtles in La Escobilla. You will be part of one of the most amazing phenomena that Oaxaca offers, you will visit one of the most protected natural areas worldwide to preserve adult turtles.

In the afternoon, enjoy the sunset at Punta Cometa.

Is located at the highest point of Mazunte. This place gives you a 180 degree visibility to contemplate the sea.

Day 7: Explore Mazunte at your leisure.

We recommend visiting the sea turtle sanctuary and aquarium, also visit the community factory of natural and ecological cosmetics.

Day 8: It’s time to explore a new place, from Mazunte to Huatulco, where you can have the whole day free to get to know and stroll around the town, walk through the emblematic streets or relax on the beach.

Day 9: Hike along a trail to the sea.

First, you start with a walk along the trail to contemplate the nature.

Finally, you will arrive at the heart of the National Park, where you will fall in love with the turquoise blue sea, and there you can take a boat tour to visit the coral reefs and see whales, dolphins and turtles.

Day 10: Farewell, a rich hike among the waterfalls and coffee plantations in the middle of the jungle, discovering the Copalitilla River, distinguished by its crystal clear waters until you reach the main waterfall, and then end up in a cave behind it and enjoy a natural jacuzzi.

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Another option we want to give you a 10 day trip to Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, where you will be able to visit several regions such as Playa del Carmen, Holbox, Tulum, Valladolid, and Puerto Morelos.

Travel the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, in 10 days: 

A 10 day trip to the Yucatan, a place to connect with nature in Mexico

Day 1: Arrival in Playa del Carmen to visit Chemuyil, a small beachfront village with white sand and shallow waters. You will be assigned a bicycle so you can get to know the town. In that same tour, you will visit three cenotes of different shapes and sizes. The first one is called ‘La Cuevita,’ it is a closed cenote, and your guides will tell you stories of the place.

Then you will go to an open cenote where you can observe the abundant nature, and to close, another open cenote with spectacular beauty. All are part of a system fed by the largest subway river in the world.

Day 2: Learn to scuba dive in Playa del Carmen. It is an exciting experience.

Where you will enjoy the crystal clear waters of the beach and explore the underwater world in a safe way, next to a professional, first you will practice in an open cenote, and then you can go to the open sea.

Day 3: Enjoy a free day and explore Playa del Carmen, located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, we recommend taking the ferry to Cozumel, a small island.

Day 4: From Playa del Carmen to Tulum.

When you arrive at the destination, you can explore it at your leisure. This place has become very popular in recent years thanks to its turquoise water beaches.

Day 5: Free day to visit the magical Tulum. A place where you can enjoy the beach, its nightlife, and many restaurants to discover.

Day 6: Visit the biosphere reserve of Muyil Sian Ka’an, which means ‘place where the sky is born, your first stop will be the archaeological site of Muyil, then you will arrive at the shore of the Chunyaxche lagoon to reach a small dock, where you will find a lazy river and have an incredibly relaxing experience in contact with nature.

Day 7: From Tulum to Valladolid.

Where you can explore Coba by bicycle or bicycle cab and visit Nuevo Xcan. While riding the ancient white roads that were built by the Mayan ancestors, which connect to the settlements of the main pyramid called Nohoch Mul, which is the largest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Finally, go for a swim in Xibalba, the Mayan underworld.

Where you can have a great experience contemplating the ceremony where you ask the gods that take care of the jungle and the cenotes to enter the cavern.

Day 8: From Valladolid to Holbox.

On the way, you can visit the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. Which is one of the seven wonders of the modern world, its main attraction is the stepped pyramid of Kukulkan (the castle).

Day 9: Kayaking through the mangroves of Holbox, enjoy the beauty of nature.

You can witness magical landscapes, and if it is your lucky day, there is a chance to see crocodiles and flamingos.

Day 10: A free day in Holbox for you to enjoy at your leisure. Such as going to witness its turquoise water beaches, walking through the unpaved streets, enjoying the delicious food, taking a bike ride and at night, watching the starry sky.

Finally, we want to show you a trip to Mexico, Chiapas, 10 days where we include the most iconic places, such as the Sumidero Canyon and Palenque, as well as little-known paradises in this state.

Get to know in 10 days the fantastic places of Chiapas:

10 days in a trip to Chiapas, a magical place in Mexico

Day 1: From Tuxtla to San Cristobal de las Casas.

On the way, you will go on a tour of the Sumidero Canyon. Which reaches 800 m high, you will enjoy a boat ride on the Grijalva River. Enjoy the waterfalls and the caves made by nature over the years.

Day 2: Visit the towns of San Juan Chamula and San Lorenzo Zinacatán; they are two indigenous towns.

In San Juan Chamula, you will learn about the Tzotzil community.

In San Lorenzo Zinacatán, you can admire the church San Lorenzo, of colonial origin but remodeled in the early twentieth century. You can also taste a traditional drink, the pox (corn distillate).

Day 3: Visit one of the most colonial places in Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas. A magical town with exuberant architectural beauty and great cultural diversity.

We recommend a delicious café de olla and a stroll through the colorful neighborhoods of the place.

Day 4: From San Cristobal de las Casas to Tziscao.

Where you will stay in very comfortable and picturesque cabins, near the Tziscao lagoon, enjoy a tour of the Montebello Lagoon by raft.

In the afternoon, you will experience with your five senses all about the production of organic coffee, which is one of the best export products in the world, here you will learn how to make a coffee seedbed, plant, and harvest.

Day 5: From Tziscao to Selva Lacandona.

You will stay in an ecotourism hotel located in front of the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve. It is designed for you to comfortably enjoy the Selva Lacandona.

At night enjoy a delicious dinner to the sound of the tropical birds of the jungle.

Day 6: Enjoy and walk along the Lacantun River. Let yourself be surprised by the magic of the place.

Be attentive not to miss anything. You might see the scarlet macaws flying into the trees.

When you are back, the sky will be at the exact moment for you to enjoy the sunset.

Day 7: From the jungle to Nahá.

Your first stop will be Frontera Corozal, an indigenous Chol village.

Then you will take a boat on the Usumacinta River. Until you reach the first Mayan city, Yaxchilan, a place of the green stones, enjoy.

Day 8: Behold the Nahá reserve, where you will feel connection and peace with nature. A local guide will accompany you and share with you his knowledge about the local flora and fauna.

The tour will take you to yellow lake, where you will find turtles and crocodile hatchlings.

At the end of the day, you will experience one of the ancestral rituals of the Hach Winik culture. The objective of the ritual is a state of protection for you and your loved ones.

Day 9: From Nahá to Palenque, enjoy the beautiful and little-known waterfalls of Roberto Barrios.

Day 10: In Palenque, you will visit the archaeological site. One of the least explored but most beautiful areas.

Here you will know the soul of the Mayan world, its myths, rites, and beliefs.

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Enjoy Mexico City in 10 days:

Day 1: From the Centro Ecoturístico Olintlalli (CEO), which is a set of chinampas covering just over 3 hectares, where you can breathe an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in a trajinera.

Day 2: Barium bees on a walk in Xochimilco to learn about the world of bees, about their importance for pollination and life. 

Day 3: Encourage the restoration of the Xochimilco area through chinampera agriculture, traditional and artisanal planting free of chemical pesticides. We seek fairer trade practices that benefit the Chinamperos, the small producers of these areas and local consumption.

Day 4: Organization that arises from the concern to preserve the country’s Lake Zone, recognizing the ecosystem services that wetlands provide to the population and the close and complex relationship between man and these ecosystems.  In Humedalia we will learn the importance of wetlands in general and Xochimilco in particular for Mexico City. These ecotourism tours provide the opportunity to learn about the canals of Xochimilco, its history, biodiversity and environmental problems, encouraging visitors to learn how their actions can conserve and restore the ecosystem. 

Day 5: Enjoy the Ecocamp Ajusco, Tio Luis’ cabin where you can enjoy activities such as rappelling, putting aside fears and taboos, and working together.

Day 6: In Mexico there are more than 2000 volcanoes and that is why the Country of volcanoes was born, where they will be in charge of the development of your activities, transportation and lodging.

Day 7: At San Bernabé Ocotepec Ecotourism Park you will find the perfect place for activities that will keep you in constant movement, and encounter meaningful experiences in your free time. 

Day 8: Enjoy Sehuaya Ecotourism where you can enjoy activities such as camping, swimming, food gathering and delicious food. 

Day 9: Papanuhya Santa Elena Ecotourism Park, located in the glens of Los Dinamos in the Magdalena Atlitic communal area of the Magdalena Contreras Delegation. Characterized by the variety of services offered, the natural landscapes of the place and the beauty of the only living river in Mexico City, the Magdalena.

Day 10: Tlayecanqueh, enjoy your last day in Mexico City in this place where you can enjoy activities before your departure.

10 days in Puebla

Day 1: At Finca Sierra Magica, a coffee farm in the heart of the northern highlands of Puebla. We offer experiences for travelers who want to get to know coffee from its sowing to the cup. We also offer a gastronomic experience, as well as being able to enjoy the archaeological zone, Karmidas caves, Zapotitlán river and La Olla waterfalls.

Day 2: Teziutlán is known as the pearl of the sierra, it is characterized by its beautiful mountain scenery, its climate with abundant fog and has a lot of history and culture.

 Day 3: Enjoy Zapotitlán de Méndez in Morelos, it welcomes you with open arms and invites you to know the natural beauty it hides, enjoy an incredible experience.

Day 4: Ecological cabins in Zacatlán Puebla, we share the planet, its space and our heart with our guests, enjoy a glimpse of the stars and planets near us.

Day 5: The Water Museum seeks to recover two fundamental elements of the history of the Tehuacán – Cuicatlán Valley and the Mixteca: water and amaranth. The Water Museum is an educational space that aims to raise awareness among visitors about the general problem of water. 

Day 6: The project is located in the municipality of San Pedro Cholula in a small hacienda 30 minutes from the historic center. It is a place of nature and wide green fields. They are given a tour of the hacienda and then an explanation of the mezcal process.

Day 7: El Santuario de la Luciérnaga, is an ecotourism center located in the state of Puebla whose main attraction is the sighting of fireflies during the months of June, July and August. We are an institution that cares about the preservation of the environment and your safety. We put at your disposal the 11 trails we have as well as camping areas for you to enjoy the Brilliant Experience.

Day 8: Cascadas Tulimán is an ecotourism park located in Zacatlán, Puebla. Its main attraction is the waterfall with a spectacular waterfall of three bodies, currently ranked as the highest waterfall in Puebla and the second highest in the Mexican Republic which gives visitors an unparalleled experience. 

Day 10: The Xoxoctic Botanical Garden is a space to appreciate the richness of nature that the cloud forest in the mountains of Puebla. We are a research center that allows the community to protect their traditions and learn about the flora and fauna.

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Victoria O.

September, 2022
Two Weeks in Mexico
Seamless transfers, excellent hotels particularly in Mexico city and Puebla, combined with various cultural and food tours. Particular highlights were the cultural/food tours in Mexico city and Puebla (also including the anthropology museum in Mexico city), and the rural tours in Oaxaca where we visited textile workshops, mescal producers and participated in a cooking class using traditional equipment. Also, although we didn't need it, the on call remote assistance was reassuring. I would definitely recommend Rutopia.
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Kris S.

April, 2022
Enjoyed using Rutopia
Enjoyed using Rutopia (Marisol and Melina) to plan my trip to Mexico. Marisol helped me figure out the best options fand booked everything. Melina was my in country support. Rutopia (the company through Kim Kim) is great and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take the burden out of vacation planning. My son and I truly enjoyed the trip knowing everything was taken care of and we just had to have fun. Thanks!
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Melissa W.

July, 2022
Adventures in the Yucatán!
Such an amazing time in the Yucatán! Between floating in the mangroves to visiting Chichén Itzá to spending a whole day on the beach in El Cuyo, I couldn’t have planned a better trip without their help. Thank you so much for an unforgettable birthday vacation!! Simply amazing! Don’t think twice about having them help you plan your next vacation!
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Cat839

April, 2022
Great experience with this agency, totally recommend!
Great experience with this agency. Our tour in Mexico was perfect and organised with great passion and precision. Special thanks to Mel (our direct contact during the trip) for being super responsive and to Jorge Barbosa (our tour guide in Mexico City). Totally recommend this tour operator!
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Sue G

June, 2022
Mayan Site Tour in Yucatan Penninsula Mexico
Rutopia did an outstanding job with the arrangement and execution of a 9 day tour of Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. We provided Rutopia with the general parameters of the trip we wanted and they suggested an itinerary. After our approval, they set up the hotels, transportation within Mexico, and site tours. The hotels were good quality, and all of the drivers and tour guides showed up on time. We were very impressed with the quality of the tour guides and learned a lot on the trip. Jorge handled setting up the itinerary, and Melina handled the execution of the trip and was readily available via WhatsApp throughout the trip for any questions or issues. Melina was particularly helpful in changing our transportation arrangements to the airport at the last minute per our request. I would recommend Rutopia and would use them again for future trips.
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Varadarajan

July, 2022
Fantastic Will do it again
My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again!!
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Elena R.

April, 2022
A literally perfect trip to the Yucatan peninsula
Tom and I knew we wanted to go to Mexico. We knew we wanted a little bit of culture, some wildlife, and maybe a splash in the ocean. That's it. With the vague and minimal information we gave them, Rutopia was able to put together a perfect trip for us. We had a flawless itinerary. It's so clear that Rutopia really cares about the communities (animals and humans) in Mexico. Everything we did and everywhere we stayed felt like they were helping us experience Mexico as authentically and respectfully as possible. It's almost impossible to pick a highlight, but top of the list has to be the day we shared with Enrique, a Mayan host who was unbelievably generous with us. He shared the community gardens, including history and background about the families that live in Nuevo Durango and other nearby communities. He showed us the neighborhood cenotes, Punta Laguna, Uma Nojoch Keej (a wildlife reserve), and more. We picked and prepared the plants as Enrique and his wife Blanca showed us the best way to cook them (and rescued us when we were pricked by the nopales!). We saw howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the wild which was very cool. That had to be the very best day, but every day was amazing. Sian Ka'an reserve was lovely, the Mayan ruins were spectacular, the snorkeling in Puerto Morelos was fabulous, the bicycle cenote tour was jaw'droppingly gorgeous. I'm waxing superlative but it really all was like a dream. Beyond the activities, the scheduling and pace was perfect for us. We felt like we really made the most of our six days, but with enough downtime to explore and enjoy at our leisure. From picking up our car at the airport to finding our accommodation, the logistics were very smooth at every interaction. Special shoutout to Melina who pretty much instantly helped us when we had any questions about the trip. We've never used a travel planning service like this before. But after this trip, we'll never go back to the old way!
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David

July, 2022
Journey to Mexico City, Cholula and Cuetzalan
We had a wonderful time. We started out in Mexico City with a 2 day tour filled with museums, food, and beautiful sights. We then went on to Cholula to experience the culture in a smaller town, see a local market, and eat traditional food. We finished the tour in a small town called Cuetzalan, where most people speak an indigenous language. All of our guides were great. Thank you for a memorable vacation!
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DaniEla

March, 2022
Just wonderful!
We had an amazing trip excellent organized by Jorge and supervised by Melina from Rutopia. We spent 10 days in Mexico, starting in Ciudad de Mexico where we visited the amazing Teotihuacan and then we flew to Yucatan for the amazing sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Tulum, Merida, Valladolid and the great Island Holbox. The trip was perfectly organized, the hotels were very good, and the guides were carefully chosen. We highly recommend Rutopia and especially Jorge!
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Bikø J

November, 2021
Chiapas, Neri and her family
I traveled to Chiapas for an ecotourism experience with Rutopia and I liked it very much, the team responds very quickly to all questions and accompany the traveler throughout the experience, I missed my flight and they were very flexible to accommodate the entire itinerary, My destination was the lakes of Tziscao, where I was received by Neri with his family in very nice cabins next to a lake with incredible views and a magnificent tranquility, with them you make experiences of beekeeping and coffee and tours to nearby lakes, Montebello is a must! 100% recommended.
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Alexhcros1500

March, 2021
Super local agency
We have worked with Rutopia for several tours in Mexico in the Yucatán and Chiapas and we have never been disappointed. Authentic experiences, with locals, in magical places and off the beaten tourist track. Our contact Marisol was always super available and responsive, understanding and anticipating our desires. And she speaks very good French. I highly recommend Rutopia!
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Mikel D

April, 2021
The best moment lived in Mexico
We were traveling as a group of friends with nothing organized. We like to improvise and be able to find alternative plans to the conventional tourist routes. We arrived in Puerto Escondido - Mexico's paradise - and started looking for options. A Mexican friend recommended us to contact Rutopia and we did. We explained our way of traveling - which they quickly understood - and in a few hours they came to us with a perfect selection of activities. We chose one of them and the next day we found ourselves galloping through beautiful hills, crossing a small lagoon in canoes, bathing on an unspoiled beach at sunset and sipping freshly picked coconuts with some mezcal. We had dinner in the only hut on the beach, eating fish that had been caught that day from the lagoon. Then we went to see the luminescence of the placton with paddle canoes until we were surprised by one of the biggest and reddest moons I have ever seen in my life. We ended up sleeping in bamboo huts a few meters from the waves. There were no more than 5 huts on the miles of beach that we could see. And at ALL times with an exquisite treatment - sympathy, kindness and attention. This is just one of the plans we booked with Rutopia, which definitely changed the course of our trip. Without a doubt, I would repeat this experience in any place I would like to visit in Mexico. Viva Mexico!
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Claudia A

September, 2020
Super organization, great accommodations and nice team
The trip was perfectly organized, we were always exclusive or in very small groups and had freedom to do our own activities. All accommodations were fantastic and sustainable, the food almost always local and very good, we could always fill our Rutopia water bottles and travel as plastic free as possible. We were met at the airport and had assistance getting a rental car. After that, we traveled independently but had our fixed dates and reservations with Rutopia. It was the perfect mix!
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pascalrichard0304

March, 2020
Circuit in Yucatan
Discovering wonderful and surprising sites, Mayan communities with an unforgettable welcome, breathtaking landscapes, a very pleasant climate in the middle of March...and smiling people! A big thank you to Rutopia and his team for the elaboration of this ideal circuit, alternating nature, city life, simplicity and comfort. Thanks to Mélina for the follow-up during our trip. We don't speak Spanish well enough, and we appreciated having a French-speaking contact person who could be reached if necessary. We still have a lot to discover and hope to come back very soon, and with Rutopia without hesitation!
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Sabrina N

March, 2020
Perfect
For those who don't like to manage logistics like hotels, rental cars, activities. And above all, to have someone who speaks fluent French that we can reach at any time for the unexpected... You are in the right place! Thank you to Chloe for the preparation of our trip, to Melina our Ariadne's thread and Teresa for her welcome and help at the arrival and departure. A big thank you to Enrique and Blanca from Nuevo-Durango for their welcome, their smiles, their family, a lot of emotions at the time to leave you. Thanks to Mémo for your teaching of Mexican customs (Sian Ka'an) The Yucatan is a magnificent region. And the population is very pleasant. Only downside Holbox... Too much dust, too much smell of fuel oil, too much tourist. I will keep in memory these wonderful moments!
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