Mexico lies between the USA and the countries of Central America. Its culture has had an astonishing effect on the rest of the world. It’s unlikely that anyone reading this has never tried Mexican cuisine, such is its fame. Burritos, chilli, tacos, fajitas and nachos all originated in Mexico; this fiery, colourful nation, whose stories are among the oldest on the planet.
Descended from the centuries-old Mayan and Aztec
civilisations, Mexico and its inhabitants know how to fiesta! The icons of the
Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations are recognised everywhere. While you’re
here as part of a luxury escorted tour, cruise, or a stay and explore trip,
you’ll certainly discover Mexico’s vibrant, bustling and exciting underbelly.
However, being the finest party host in the Americas is not its only positive
trait by a long shot.
Mexico’s diverse landscape, which offers mountain panoramas,
huge stretches of beautiful coastline, and dense jungle, as exotic backdrops to
the ancient ruins you’ll explore, also boasts Spanish influenced architecture
and palm-fringed beach resorts. Let’s
have a look at just a few of the country’s highlights that you can expect to
discover during your holiday.
Mexico’s top attractions
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and a great place to
begin a meaningful tour of the country. You’ll no doubt want to explore the
historic centre; the cathedral, the national palace, and the anthropological
museum. Kids will love all of these too, along with the fun that can be had
under the leafy trees of Chapultepec Park. The Basilica of Our Lady of
Guadalupe is also a must-see sight, if you want to feel you’ve truly gained an
insight into the city.
Other urban centres you’ll want to see in Mexico are Oaxaca,
which is a good base for exploring nearby Mitla; an historic site famed for its
geometric stone carvings, and the Temple of Monte Alban. The town, Palenque, is
home to the largest Mayan community in the world and it’s surrounded by misty
jungle. You’ll pass the spectacular Agua Azu waterfall on your way there. With
its Spanish colonial and Mayan influences, it’s an example of Catholic and
indigenous cultures living together harmoniously.
San Cristobal is another town surrounded by wildlife and
well worth seeing. Taking a boat trip through the Sumidero Canyon, while the
sounds of howler monkeys fill your ears, and caimen lurk in the waters below
you, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
However, it’s the protected historical sites that all
visitors to Mexico should see with their own eyes. They include the 3rd
century Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in Teotihuacan City, the Pyramid of
the Magician in Uxmal and Chichen Itza; a restored Mayan city and renowned wonder
of the world; rich in temples and palaces built in the ancient style.
Booking your trip to
Whether you want to drive along the Copper Canyon Trail on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, hike in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains, or immerse yourself in Mayan culture, our team here at
We can get you on a Saga cruise bound for the Western Caribbean, with Mexico as one of your stops, or we can place you in a Club Med resort on the Mexican coast for a couple of weeks with a full menu of activities on site. You could take a tour through Mexico with your own personal tour manager guiding you through your itinerary, or we can help you find a Central American trip that includes Cuba, Guatemala and Panama as well.
Whatever your preferences and however you want to experience Mexico, please get in touch.
Holidays to Mexico