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Steamy jungles, hectic cities, mysterious archeology, and more than 10,000km of coastline, Mexico is a feverish dream that delivers vivid experience after experience.

Head to Oaxaca’s cloud forests, explore the Yucatán’s Maya temples, pristine beaches and icy-blue cenotes, or simply gorge yourself on regional Mexican food.

Whichever Mexican adventure you choose, you can be assured of a warm welcome from Los Mexicanos—and probably an invite to a fiesta or four.

Maya Mexico

An essential guide to visiting Mexico's Maya archeological sites

The Maya world was vast, spanning from southern Mexico all the way to El Salvador and northern Honduras. There are around 70 different Maya archaeological sites open to the public in Mexico alone and likely hundreds if not thousands more un-excavated or still hidden. The earliest Maya settlement, found in Belize, dates back to 2500 BCE, indicating that the Maya civilisation evolved over at least three and half thousand years, developing 30 different languages and various architectural periods and styles...read more

8 days

Discover Oaxaca

Unique landscapes and ancient culture in Mexico’s highlands
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6 days

Adventures in the Yucatán

Colonial towns, Mayan ruins and beaches
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15 days

Mexico North to South

Mexico city to the turquoise waters of the Yucatán
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17 days

Adventures in Mexico and Cuba

Explore two of Latin America's most vibrant countries
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  • Oaxaca

    Oaxaca

    Vibrant and historical, Oaxaca City is a captivating blend of old and new that just begs to be explored...
  • Tulum

    Tulum

    Mexico’s most photogenic archaeological site
    Perhaps Mexico’s most photogenic archaeological site, Tulum’s clifftop Mayan ruins are framed by the pristine beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea...
  • Hierve el Agua

    Hierve el Agua

    This series of natural rock formations and mineral springs has become a popular day trip from Oaxaca which can be combined with hikes in the Valle de Tlacolula...
  • Chichén Itzá

    Chichén Itzá

    Mexico's most famous Maya site
    One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this Maya city was at its height in the 10th century, when it commanded a vast area of what is now the Yucatan Peninsula...
  • Mexico City

    Mexico City

    The oldest capital city in the Americas, Mexico City is a buzzing tribute to an incredibly storied history, where pre-Hispanic and colonial-era buildings sit alongside innovative urban architecture and revamped public spaces...
  • Playa del Carmen

    Playa del Carmen

    Hipper and more laid-back than its Northern cousin Cancún, Playa del Carmen’s trendy nightlife and pristine beaches continue to draw tourists near and far, and this once-small fishing town is now one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico...
  • Mérida

    Mérida

    The Yucatán Peninsula’s largest city and self-proclaimed cultural capital is a delightful blend of colonial heritage and cosmopolitan living...
  • Chiapa de Corzo

    Chiapa de Corzo

    Only 12km from state capital Tuxtla Gutiérrez lies one of the most beautiful colonial towns in southern Mexico’s Chiapas state...
  • Puebla

    Puebla

    The capital of the Puebla Municipality and one of Mexico’s biggest cities, Puebla’s well-preserved historic centre is home to 70 churches and a wealth of elegant colonial architecture, earning its nickname “the city of angels”...
  • Cholula

    Cholula

    A brief 20-minute bus ride away from Puebla, Cholula de Rivadavia has undergone a transformation in recent years, from small satellite town and occasional tour stop to a bona fide boutique destination...
  • Palenque

    Palenque

    Important Maya hieroglyphs
    Located in the tropical lowlands of Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, Palenque was an important seat of power during the Classic Maya period, seeing its peak between 226-799 C...
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas

    San Cristóbal de las Casas

    The unofficial cultural capital of the state of Chiapas, the mountain town of San Cristobal de las Casas is a little-known gem of southern Mexico...
  • Cancun

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  • Ek Balam

    Ek Balam

    Maya archaeology without the crowds
    Those who prefer to explore archaeological sites without the crowds—or those looking for an alternative site to Chichén Itzá—should make time to visit Ek Balam...
  • Uxmal

    Uxmal

    Astounding Maya artwork
    Known for its rotund structures, the World Heritage site of Uxmal is steeped in myths and legends...
  • Cobá

    Cobá

    Vast and well-preserved Maya city
    This ancient city, which saw its peak between 200 and 600 BCE (before Chichén Itzá became more powerful), is so large that it is best explored by bike or tricycle taxi...
  • Calakmul

    Calakmul

    A remote archeological site in the jungles of Campeche, close to the Guatemalan border, Calakmul was a seat of impressive power during its peak in the Late Classic Period (600-900 C...
  • Edzna

    Edzna

    Edzná is a less visited site, close to the colourful city of Campeche, in the state of the same name...
  • Yaxchilán

    Yaxchilán

    Yaxchilán is possibly the most remote of Mexico’s Maya archeological sites as it is only accessible by boat...
  • Bonampak

    Bonampak

    Most well-known for the stunningly preserved murals found there, Bonampak is well worth a visit if you are in Chiapas...
  • Dzibilchaltún

    Dzibilchaltún

    Dzibilchaltún is a small site just 16 miles north of Merida...
  • Kabah

    Kabah

    Kabah is a tiny archeological site that makes up part of the Puuc Route, a collection of sites that all boast Puuc architecture...
  • La Paz

    La Paz

    Capital of the Baja California Sur, La Paz is a jumping off point for marine activity with a huge diversity of animals living in the surrounding waters...
  • Espiritu Santo Island

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Places to go in Mexico

Mexico Tours

Yucatan Peninsula Adventure

Explore Mexico's eastern coast

8 daysFrom $1,605
Destinations North America, Central America
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Archaeology, History

Best Of Mexico

Unearth the treasures of Mexico

15 daysFrom $3,870
Destinations North America, Central America
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Archaeology, History

Chichen Itza to Tulum

Explore Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula

7 daysFrom $3,990
Destinations Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Mérida, Uxmal, Cobá
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Luxury, Beach, Adventure, Caving, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, History, Culinary, Food

Mexico City to Puebla & Oaxaca

Explore Mexico's ancient sites and cities

10 daysFrom $4,490
Destinations Oaxaca, Mexico City, Puebla, Cholula
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Luxury, Active, Walking, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, History, Culinary, Food

Baja California Nature Tour

La Paz, Espiritu Santo National Park and Los Cabos

7 daysFrom $3,390
Destinations La Paz, Espiritu Santo Island
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Luxury, Beach, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food

Mexico Travel Companies

Intrepid Travel

Small group adventure tours
Destinations North America, Central America, South America
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Cruise & Sailing, Safari, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Responsible Travel, Volunteering, Conservation

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