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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July, 2021
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We had an amazing honeymoon thanks to Rutopia & Jorge. Initially I had just contacted them to get some ideas about my trip, but I ended up booking our trip to Mexico with Rutopia, after a lot of back-and-forth planning with Jorge. We wanted to visit and see both cultural/historical/gastronomical/vacation places in Mexico and our trip made that happen. Our hotels were excellent. Our drivers and guides were always on time. The activities were fun and informative. Couldn't ask for more. We did not encounter any problems, we did not have to pay any extra money for an activity either. Everything went perfectly well. Special thanks to Angel who was our guide in Merida and Chichen Itza.
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Catherine T.

Enero, 2020
Perfect trip for a woman in Mexico
The Mexican Eco company Rutopia is excellent. As a solo female traveller, I was very pleased with the custom itinerary planned for me by Sibila. All of my requests were fulfilled, from urban tours and decent, clean hotels in CDMX to horseback riding, hikes and cooking lessons in beautiful Guanajuato. All drivers and guides were professional , knowledgable and arrived on time. I was very reassured by Melina from Rutopia, a warm and and very diligent person who checked in with me every step of the way both before my trip and during my days in Colonial Mexico. I heartily recommend this company as a reliable source for trip planning in Mexico.
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Richard G.

Diciembre-Enero, 2020
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Jorge and Melina did a great job and I was very happy with my trip. On very short notice during the high season, Jorge put together a perfect itinerary. I hate to plan and Jorge took all the work out of it. He put together a good balance of the big, can’t miss sites and activities that were a little more off the beaten track. Jorge helpfully worked with me to adjust the itinerary to meet my interests, and in hindsight, I only wish I had gotten more involved. Every tour they arranged was fun and worthwhile with knowledgeable and professional guides and comfortable transportation. During my travels, Melina kept close tabs on me to make sure things were going smoothly. The few times I sent her a message, she quickly responded and she would check in on me every couple days when I hadn’t been in touch.
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A dream vacation in México
My husband and I had the best vacation of our lives while visiting Oaxaca, Mérida, Valladolid and Puerto Morelos in México. Vanessa helped us tailor the trip and then Marisol coordinated the final details. Anita, from Rutopía, was always responsive to our questions and concerns while we were in México. In Oaxaca, Alex, our guide from Etnoturismo, made sure we fell in love with that city. And we did indeed. The colors, the food, the people are just amazing and have a special place in our hearts. The guide we got for Chichén Itzá, Juan, was very knowledgable and took great photos of us. The hotels chosen by our local specialists were breathtaking. We wouldn't have been able to plan such a wonderful vacation without their help. Muchas gracias!
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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, 2021
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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July, 2021
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Rutopía has offered us an excellent treatment from the first day, fulfilling what was promised and making it an unforgettable experience. We have been to the attention of Nubia, a charming person and professional.
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July, 2021
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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Septiembre, 2020
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I have traveled twice with Rutopía (family trips) and both have been wonderful experiences. Places of enormous beauty and biocultural richness, impossible to get to know in conventional tourism. Best of all: the hosts! Lovely people who know and love their cultures and territories and know how to transmit it with affection, pride and a great sense of hospitality. Undoubtedly, we will travel with them many more times!
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Noviembre, 2020
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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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Marzo, 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

Abril, 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

Septiembre, 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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Marzo, 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

Marzo, 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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