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1. Posted by GeorgiePoppy (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

So I'll be in the US visiting a friend as of next Monday and the plan was, after few solo hops around San Fran and maybe San Diego to be back in London for the 12th April... to then go away with another friend for a couple weeks hopping around Europe....

this last leg of my little travels has fallen through and I figured I may as well delay my flight back home in April and pop down to Mexico... since this would be a 3 or 4 week trip and I'd be doing it solo... some sort of plan would be the best way to go!
I had a look at BambaExperience and their hop-on-hop-off buses but was wondering if anyone knows if this would be a good option?

I'm not too fussed what sort of route I would do... I'm fascinated by all things Myan and Aztec. But seen as this idea is very last minute and flights would have to be included in a budget. I was wondering if anyone could give some tips of, on a very backpacker style journey, how much I'd be looking at realistically spending/ amazing things I shouldn't miss/ things I should seriously be wary of as a 22yr old alone/ best hostels....

Tips, ideas, if you'd fancy coming along.... everything is welcomed!

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 924 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Sorry. For most of us, that's a little too broad to help you. The info you've offered us is that

1. you're on a budget
2. you like Mayan and Aztec culture.

That's not a lot to go on, I'm sorry to say.


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4. Posted by GeorgiePoppy (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Okay, more details, let me think....

Considering my time frame and that I wouldn't want to be rushing from point to point, a round trip from Mexico City taking me through Puebla, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Pochutla, San Cristobal, Palenque, Villahermosa, Veracruz and Xalapa.

I've travelled solo before so am familiar with the pros & cons of this... but like i said, if anyone fancies a little holiday through Mexico, feel free to jump aboard!!

I'm still debating where I'll be flying from Mexico to and from, it will either be San Francisco, LA, Chicago.... or I might stop in New Orleans for a couple days on the way back.

5. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Best fly to Cancun, far safer than Mexico City, near the Mayan riveria of Mexico, Bus down to Belize and then into nearby Guatemala to see the premier MAYAN Temples in and around Tikal, the AZTEC culture is mainly in North of Mexico, Mexico is huge, sent you info on message, Southern Mexico and Central America is Mayan World, Meso America, lots of tours.