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Mexico vacations

Explore Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá and relax on pristine beaches on your tailor-made Mexican tour

Artistic, serene, storied yet fiery, sometimes distressingly indigent but boisterously confident even so: Mexico is as multi-faceted as its topography. Its landscapes include deserts, canyons, mangroves, beaches and one of the world’s most populated cities. Our specialists have come to know this kingpin of Central America intimately, and they’re adept at planning vacations to Mexico that showcase all its cultural riches, from the Maya relics of the Yucatán to the culinary creativity of Oaxaca.

Your Mexico tour may take you grey whale watching in the balmy waters of Baja California — or perhaps you prefer to swim with whale sharks on the other side of the country on the sleepy Isla Holbox? Our specialists are also enthusiastic about creating trips that show you unexpected or overlooked sites: the jungle-enclosed ruins of Palenque can impress just as much as Chichén Itzá. Or visit isolated pre-Colombian villages, where Spanish is barely spoken.

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Suggested itineraries for Mexico

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Mexico could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Mexico

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Mexico. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Mexico at its best.

Chichen Itza
Mexico

A first timer's guide to Chichén Itzá

An ancient Mayan capital and the most famous of all the archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichén Itzá is not to be missed on a trip to Mexico.

Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza
Mexico

Family vacations in Mexico

Audley travel specialist Anna shares her tips for where to go and what to do on a Mexico family vacation. Focusing on the Yucatán Peninsula, she explains how you can combine beach time with wildlife watching and visiting ancient ruins.

The Beach at Viceroy Riviera Maya
Mexico

Honeymoons in Mexico

Famous for its white sand beaches, turquoise sea and Mayan ruins, Mexico makes an ideal destination for your honeymoon. Plan your trip with Audley and we'll recommend the most suitable accommodations to make your stay a memorable one.

Teotihuacan, Mexico
Mexico

What to do in Mexico: our highlights guide

Mexico’s character is many-sided. From cosmopolitan colonial cities and vibrant markets to mountain wilderness, sleepy Caribbean islands, vast cacti-covered deserts and a wealth of intriguing ancient ruins, specialist Carolyn shares her highlights.

Esencia, Mayan Riviera
Mexico

Luxury vacations in Mexico

Read our specialist's guide on Mexico luxury vacations, including the best ways to see its Maya ruins, towns and cities.

La Recollección, Leon

Colonial highlights of Central America and Mexico

Explore the beautiful colonial highlights and colonial history in many of the cities in Mexico and Central America.

Palenque, Mexico

Maya and Aztec Empires in Mesoamerica

Visit the fascinating remains and ruins of ancient civilisations, including the Aztec and Maya empires in Central America and Mexico.

Tikal, Guatemala

The Maya civilization

Discover the culture and history of a country on a tailor-made trip, with visits to explore famous sites and others not quite so well known but equally impressive.

M/S Legacy (Catamaran), Belize City

Cruises in Central America & Mexico

Explore Panama, Costa Rica, Belize or Mexico on a relaxing and fascinating cruise and see some amazing sights.

Monte Alan ruins in Oaxaca, Mexico
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