Mexico Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Mexico
Colourful, cultured and filled with treasures natural, ancient and modern, Mexico has even more to offer visitors than beach resorts, fiestas and food filled with the complex spice of a hundred varieties of chili.
Sandwiched between the USA and the smaller countries of Central America to the south, Mexico is a larger and more varied land than you might think. Eight times the size of the UK and boasting 10,000 km of palm-fringed coastline, it's a place of rocky, cactus-studded deserts, dense jungles and misty cloud forests, rushing rivers, rugged volcanoes, sandy beaches and ancient ruins.
No holiday to Mexico is complete without a visit to the vibrant, sprawling national capital - Mexico City. Spread out across a high valley (around 2000m above sea level) smack in the heart of the country, DF or CDMX as it is variously known, is the most populous city in the whole of North America, easily dwarfing LA, Toronto and even New York. Mexico City is also the New World's oldest capital, and pre-Columbian remains of the twin 14th-century cities once known as Tenochtitlan and Tlaltelolco can still be seen alongside its elegant colonial buildings and modern hustle and bustle.
Away from the dazzling distractions of the capital, Mexican holidays come in two broad types: the relaxing, beach-side resort vacation, and the more dynamic cultural exploration of the country’s inland regions.
The all-inclusive resort hotels of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the island of Cozumel lie dotted along the Atlantic coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and continue a tradition of beach-hotel relaxation that first emerged in their Pacific cousins, Cabo and Acapulco.
By contrast, a tour of Mexico's interior reveals a world of jungle-clad temples such as Chichen Itza, and cities like Oaxaca where cultural heritage and cuisine are carefully preserved by the locals. Take this path to discover vast cave systems like the Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, forests filled with glittering fireflies, and the verdant woodlands of Michoacan's Rosario Sanctuary, where millions of Monarch butterflies end their annual southward migration.
Whatever kind of traveller you consider yourself to be, our Mexican tours offer a vast array of different experiences to cater to your personal idea of a dream holiday. If you’re intrigued by the rich heritage of this one-of-a-kind destination, then you’ll be captivated by a trip through some of the most stunning Mayan and Aztec ruins found in the heart of Mexico City and southwards along the Pacific coastline where you can walk in the footsteps of the original inhabitants of Mexico.
From colonial treasures to white sandy shores, Mexico’s beaches are some of the most tranquil and picturesque coastal spots in North America. Stroll through balmy forests to palm-fringed coves, feel the soft sand between your toes and dip your feet in the warm azure waters; whether you’re interested in yacht parties and beachside nightlife, or you prefer a tranquil seaside retreat where you can enjoy the Mexican flora and fauna, there’s plenty of different beach experiences to be enjoyed in this unique country.
Things to see in Mexico
Food and drink in Mexico
Mexico’s food scene is an explosion of flavours and aromas, where fiery chilli and paprika is balanced with refreshing lime and avocado, hearty spiced beans are topped with fragrant coriander, and where beautifully marinated meat and fish is cooked to tender perfection.
Mexican food is so much more than the Tex-Mex fusion many of us are familiar with; from tacos to tortas, chilaquiles to enchiladas, the best and most enjoyable way to explore Mexican holidays is to try as much of their authentic cuisine as possible.
If you’re a heat fiend, you’ll adore the endless array of chilli-spiced dishes, although there are plenty of less spicy foods for those who have a more sensitive palate. Tuck into the inimitable breakfast dish chilaquiles, which comprises toasted tortilla chips topped with salsa (choose red if you like heat, green if you prefer it mild), scrambled eggs or tender pulled chicken and topped with indulgent cheese and sour cream. Finished with a sprinkling of fresh herbs, chilaquiles is the perfect dish to start your day in the Mexican sunshine.
Chiles en nogada is another traditional Mexican dish that captures the heart of the country: a delicately balanced dish of chillies and nuts smothered in walnut cream and jewel-like pomegranate seeds, it’s the ideal dish both for invigorating your tastebuds while cleansing your palate.
For those with a sweet tooth, Mexico has a delicious array of desserts and sweet treats, including sticky corn cakes, chocolate chilli tarts and nieve de garrafa, a delightfully refreshing alternative to ice cream made from crushed fruit, ice, sugar and a pinch of salt.
Our Mexico tours take you through some astonishing destinations where you can enjoy everything from fresh street food to the most high end restaurants serving traditional Mexican dishes with a refined edge.
Here are a few questions you might have.
- Time Zone
- GMT -6
- Avg. Flight Time
- 11.5 hours (Mexico City)
- Visa Required
- Not required
- Search Results Mexico/Currency Mexican peso