Spirited fiestas, colourful street scenes, punchy tacos bursting with flavour. These are just a few of the things you’ll encounter in the beating heart of Mexico City. Enjoy its warm welcome and historic buildings, then head out to see Mexico’s other unmissable attractions. Go back in time, exploring a rich collection of ancient archaeological sites and an elegant architectural legacy from colonial times. Snorkel along peaceful coastlines or hike across cactus-studded desert plains. Go from sophisticated city scenes to rustic villages, or simply ease yourself into a hammock on one of the country’s famous white-sand beaches. It’s time to tailor-make your own Mexican adventure.
Didn’t realise how diverse Mexico was or how large the country is. Even though we have only touched the surface of Mexico, its culture and history, we found the country fascinating.
Brilliant trip! Great variety: Archaeological, colonial, indigenous culture, etc., etc.`
- Feast and dance late into the night in Mexico City, especially lively during November’s Day of the Dead celebrations
- Walk among the pyramids in the ancient ruined city of Teotihuacán
- Stop at the colourful town of Tequila to learn how the famous drink is distilled
- Visit the colonial town of Oaxaca, where indigenous traditions are proudly upheld
- Spot monkeys and crocodiles on a gentle boat trip through the Sumidero Canyon
- Hit the sun-baked sands of Cancun for the ultimate beach escape
- See the sun rise on Chichen Itza, one the best preserved Mayan sites and one of the New Seven Wonders of the world
Follow a Mexico City food tour
The tastiest tour imaginable, with six street-food stop-offs to satisfy the hungriest of foodies. You’ll be treated to the traditional flavours of Mexico, from pre-Hispanic cuisine to contemporary concoctions.
Get back to nature in a biosphere reserve
Take a guided tour of the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, located off the beautiful Riviera Maya coastline. Trek through the jungle to a Mayan temple, glide across a lagoon to learn about the protected ecosystems and wildlife here, then snorkel in a tranquil cenote pool.
River rafting in the jungle
Sign up for an adrenalin-fuelled adventure in the Lacandon jungle, river rafting to the sound of chattering monkeys in the lush surrounding vegetation. Then hike through the forest to a hidden archaeological site and swim at the foot of Moctuniha waterfall.
Swim with whale sharks
Set off by boat into the waters off Cancun for an unforgettable day of swimming with whale sharks. A naturalist guide will tell you all about these magnificent creatures before you descend into the sea to float alongside them. Don’t worry, these guys only have eyes for the plankton they come here to feed on.
Go off-roading through a mountain range
Bounce through the mountainous terrain of the Sierra Madre in a sturdy jeep, taking you well off the beaten track into a fascinating jungle landscape. Along the way you’ll be welcomed into a local’s home to taste freshly made tortillas and beans, before embarking on a nature hike through the forest.
Visit a flamingo colony
Tour the wetlands of Celestun by boat and see pink flamingos enjoying the natural habitat of this superb ecological reserve. Also keep an eye out for armadillos, crocodiles and ocelots.
Be a cave explorer
Follow a guide through the Loltun Caves, where the Mayans are said to have performed their traditional ceremonies. The caves are furnished with striking stalagmites and stalactites, as well as wall paintings depicting ancient scenes.
Cross the desert in a jeep
Experience the Mexican desert on a 4x4 drive, complete with spectacular views of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. Then stop off at the fishing village of Todos Santos. This charming little hub is home to the Hotel California, which gave The Eagles the inspiration for a certain chart-topping song…