7 day trip to Mexico ideas

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 Ideas for 7 day trip to Mexico

If you are thinking of traveling soon and are looking for a 7 day trip to Mexico; we have the perfect plans for you. You will discover the wonders that our country has to offer. Mexico is known for its culture, gastronomy, nature and places you can’t miss. Here I will show you 3 examples with totally different destinations. The first is Chiapas, a place rich in culture and nature; the second is the Riviera Maya known for its beaches and paradises that you can find and finally Mexico City and Oaxaca, important places for the history of our country.

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Explore Chiapas and immerse in the Lacandon culture.

The first travel itinerary for a 7 day trip to Mexico, we recommend is in Chiapas. One of the most iconic places in Mexico. Here you can explore from the best landscapes to the most impressive ruins, a unique experience.


Day 1: Arrival to Tuxtla Gutierrez and visit the Sumidero Canyon Natural Park, here you can board a boat to tour the impressive natural formation, surrounded by wildlife, if you are lucky, you may see crocodiles!
Day 2: Cooking experience in Zinacantan, you will visit San Cristobal de Las Casas, a magical town, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and participate in the daily activities of the inhabitants of this place.
Day 3: From San Cristobal to Palenque on the way you will visit the waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha, known for their crystalline waters; to end the day, you will explore the ruins of the area.
Day 4: Archaeological zone of Palenque, a site recognized for its historical value and for the ruins that you can find, this day you will visit the Roberto Barrios waterfalls where you can dive and find several species of fish, toucans and parrots.

A waterfall


Day 5: Ancient Mayan cities of Yaxchilán and Bonampak, transfer to Nahá, the sites you will visit this day are emblematic of the state of Chiapas, Yaxchilán is the first Mayan city, it is known for being a place surrounded by jungle with green stones, on the other hand Bonampak is a site where you will discover a little more of the history of the place. A day to be in contact with the nature and history of the place.
Day 6: Nature Exploration in Nahá Reserve, Archery Workshop and Fire Ceremony. Nahá is a reserve within the Lacandon jungle. Here you can live unique experiences from walks through the jungle; you can create your own arrow and bow using dry cane; finally an ancestral ritual of protection in a temple.
Day 7: Palenque to Villahermosa, Departure.

Selva Lacandona

Another itinerary option for a 7 day trip to Mexico is to the Riviera Maya. It is one of the most important areas of Quintana Roo. Located in front of the Caribbean Sea, immerse yourself in the Mayan culture with this proposal we have for you.

Mayan Culture & History in Tulum


Day 1: Arrival to Cancun, transfer to Tulum.

Day 2: Chemuyil Cenotes, Tulum Archaeological Site. Chemuyil is a place of white sands and shallow water. You can explore the area by bike; you will be guided by people from the community and you will discover in the middle of nature a cenote. Later you will visit the archaeological areas of Tulum that are surrounded by mangroves, you will find unique views.

Day 3: Rio Secreto: The Mayan underworld, this place is a natural reserve where you will find one of the largest subway river systems in the world, in it you can see the geological formations of the caves, you can swim in freshwater, an experience not to be missed!


Day 4: Float in the Biosphere Reserve of Muyil Sian Ka ́an, its meaning “place where the sky is born” you will arrive to the community and you can visit archaeological zones, immerse yourself in the ecosystems in a unique way in contact with nature and you can also swim in the Chunyaxche lagoon known for its turquoise waters.


Day 5: Explore Coba by bike, experience the Mayan culture and visit the Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, a guided tour on a series of white roads through the archaeological sites, later you will visit a Mayan community, you will be invited by a family and taste traditional food, while you learn about their life and culture, finally you will explore the Nature Reserve surrounded by jungles and if you are lucky, you may encounter spider monkeys!
Day 6: Free day in Tulum, we suggest you to visit the beaches with turquoise waters and enjoy the nightlife, you will be able to visit delicious bars and restaurants, a more casual and quiet atmosphere.
Day 7: From Tulum to Cancun, departure. For your last day we recommend you to wake up early to watch one of the most beautiful sunrises.

Tulum beaches and ruins

Discover central Mexico: From Mexico City to Oaxaca

The last option  is an itinerary for you to visit and get to know from Mexico City. It is one of the oldest cities in America; to Oaxaca, a place rich in culture and one of the most delicious gastronomy in the country.

Mexico City

Day 1: Arrival in Mexico City, walking tour of the city center and street food, you will explore the center of the Mexican capital and its most emblematic places, such as the Palace of Fine Arts and the Zocalo, you will also visit a local market so you can try the best street tacos.

Day 2: National Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle, you will visit one of the most visited museums in Mexico, known for illustrating the past in Mexico and its cultures such as the Mayan or Aztec, then you will tour Chapultepec Castle, a neoclassical building used by the viceroys as a palace. 

Day 3: Cycling in Teotihuacan “The City of the Gods” and overnight in Cholula, Teotihuacan is an archaeological site located in the State of Mexico you can visit the pyramids and ruins on a bike tour, at the end of your activities you will be transferred to Cholula so you can rest. 


Day 4: Free day in Cholula, a magical town, we suggest you try the food as it is exceptional, we also recommend you to visit the churches and explore the city.




Day 5: Historical tour of the city of Oaxaca, transfer to Oaxaca. You will visit the most important places of this state; with a guide in which you will be able to observe the history Mexico throughout the years. Do not miss the decoration of the facades in baroque style.

Day 6: Visit Monte Alban and create your alebrije, this place was one of the first places in Mesoamerica; secondly, you will explore the archaeological site to learn about the life and history of the Zapotecas, finally you will move to the town of San Martin Tilcajete to see the crafts and you can create your own alebrije. 

Day 7: Departure from Oaxaca

A church in Chiapas


The places you can visit in Mexico are unique and special. Chiapas, Mexico Central and Tulum are destinations with very different activities, food, and fun. We recommend you try one of these three examples of itineraries that we show you, don’t miss them!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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