Mexico tour highlights
Learn about the miraculous legacy of Maya culture, savour delicious Mexican street food and immerse yourself in the vibrant festivities of Day of the Dead on our small group holidays to Mexico. Here are a few of our Mexico tour highlights:
Step back in time to explore the timeworn complex of Chichen Itza on our Highlights of Mexico Discovery Tour. One of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city was established by the Maya people in AD432, and its well-preserved ruins feature ancient pyramids, palaces, temples and an array of striking sculptures. Wander around the astonishing remnants of this once-thriving hub of trade to learn about the Mayans’ extraordinary astronomical feats, sophisticated logosyllabic writing system, dynamic artwork and accomplished mathematical skills.
Day of the Dead
Join our Contrasts of Mexico Tour at the end of October to witness the colourful and lively festival of Day of the Dead. Day of The Dead rituals originate from the indigenous people of Mesoamerica and is a celebration of cherished ancestors. Head to the beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca and feel your skin tingle as the streets come alive with colourful flowers, upbeat music and delectable food treats. Witness groups of friends and families gathering in local cemeteries and around private shrines, as they pay respect to departed loved ones.
Mexico is renowned for its colourful and delicious cuisine. Join our two-week Tastes of Mexico tour to immerse yourself in the aromatic flavours of Mexico. Savour authentic dishes and use recipes that have been handed down through many generations. Head to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients and, under the expert guidance of a mother and son team, cook up a storm in a Mexican kitchen to create a delicious feast for lunch. Dishes could include variations of sweet and sour Mexican mole, spicy stuffed chillies and mouth-watering homemade tacos. Drive into the mountains towards San Cristobal de las Casas to learn how to make corn husk tamales stuffed with beans and try deep-fried mojarra on your way to the hot and humid rainforests of Palenque.
Solo travel in Mexico
All of our trips to Mexico are well suited to solo travellers. In fact, you’ll be in good company as a majority of our customers join our small group tours on their own. Travel around Mexico in a group of like-minded people and let our expert tour leaders show you the very best that Mexico has to offer.
Best time to go to Mexico
Escape the grey, cold days of winter with a trip to Mexico between December and April. Expect warm, sunny days with slightly cooler temperatures in the high 20’s, which makes travelling more comfortable. Good weather combined with the Christmas holiday season means December and January are typically the most popular months to visit Mexico, so aim for the end of the dry season to avoid the crowds.
Day Of The Dead
Witness Mexico’s Day of the Dead festivities
at the end of October and beginning of November. The festival officially runs from 31st October to 2nd November, but there are also plenty of events happening during the build-up in the weeks before. We’ll celebrate the festival in the stunning colonial city of Oaxaca where the streets come alive with colourful flowers, upbeat music and delicious food as locals remember their cherished ancestors.
Mexico is a vast country, so temperatures can vary widely between the different regions. Trips to Yucatan and the Caribbean coast
will experience temperatures in the low 30s (degrees Celcius). In contrast, Mexico City sits around 25C all year round, and the highlands of San Cristobal will be significantly colder at about 20C.