We have a selection of guidebooks to some of our most popular countries in Latin America. Written by our specialists, they detail destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send this via a PDF to your email.
Discover Mexico on this first-timers' trip, exploring cultural Mexico City, the vibrant colonial city of Merida, the iconic site of Chichen Itza and ending with a well-deserved break on the white sand beaches of Tulum. Perfect for a winter getaway.
An incredible holiday exploring and discovering the best of Mexico – from the world heritage site, Chichén Itzá, and quaint streets of San Cristobal de las Casas and Campeche, to the pure white Caribbean sands of the Mayan Riviera.
Mexico’s rich history is etched into its archaeological offering. The country’s ancient temple complexes, lost kingdoms and forgotten cities are all a fitting testament to the sophisticated civilisations of its past. We’ve handpicked the best of Mexico’s archaeological sites; marked by great empires, pioneering discovery and extraordinary architectural merit.
Mexico has long been hailed a haven for foodies. From the beating heartland of Mexico’s culinary scene, Oaxaca, to the birthplace of Tequila and the rolling vineyards of Baja California, this Central American gem has it all when it comes to a tour for the taste buds.
This adventurous Mexico itinerary will take you from Mexico City to the indigenous heartland of Oaxaca and over to Baja California, where you can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and even whale watching.
Explore some of Mexico's cultural delights on this two week itinerary, staying in stylish boutique properties throughout. A perfect trip for couples or honeymooners, this offers a great introduction to Mexico's delicious cuisine and fascinating history.
Mexico in Depth
Cancun, Merida, Palenque, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico City, Guanajuato, La Paz & San jose del Cabo
Best for: Culture History, Imagine Favourites, Beach
Discover Mexico’s highlights and gain an amazing in-depth insight into the cultures and traditions of this incredible country, travelling from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific and stopping at fascinating cities and ancient ruins along the way.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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This in-depth itinerary is the perfect introduction to Mexico for those with plenty of time – a destination which will have you wanting to return again and again. Discover Mexico’s bustling capital city, colourful colonial towns, the famous Mayan sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal, and the stunning beaches of the Caribbean and the Baja California peninsula which are rich in marine life. Along the way you’ll have expert private guides who will show you the highlights of each area, giving you amazing insights into the cultures and traditions of each region as you stay in some of the top hotels.
Days 1 - 3 : Cancun, Riviera Maya
Fly into Cancun which is an easy flight from the UK and the perfect place to begin your grand tour of Mexico. Stay for two nights to unwind after your flight, discovering the incredible underwater world of the Caribbean and Cancun's unique underwater museum, filled with sculptures.
Days 3 - 6 : Merida, Yucatan Peninsula
Stay at Hotel Hacienda Merida for 3 nights
Your next stop is Merida, a lively colonial city and capital of the Yucatan. Stop at the iconic Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza along the way and learn about the cleverly designed architecture of this impressive site. Continue to Merida, staying for three nights in the centre of this colourful city, which comes to life as the sun begins to set. In the day, head out to the nearby ruins of Uxmal and Kabah which each display intricate detailing, and discover the Celestun Biosphere Reserve which is home to hundreds of pink flamingoes.
Day 6 - 7 : Palenque, Chiapas
Stay at Chan Kah Resort Village for 1 night
From Merida, fly to Villahermosa and drive to Palenque to discover this vast Mayan site buried within the jungle. On arrival, simply relax in the lush grounds of your hotel and enjoy a privately guided tour the following morning, before heading by road to the authentic town of San Cristobal de las Casas, which is brimming with indigenous culture.
Days 7 - 9 : San Cristobal, Chiapas
Stay at Casa del Alma for 2 nights
San Cristobal de las Casas is set in a valley which is rich with pine forest, and the cobbled streets are still true to their colonial roots. Colourful markets and fascinating galleries line the streets making this a popular hub amongst travellers. Discover nearby indigenous villages for an authentic Mexican experience.
Days 9 - 12 : Mexico City and Around, Mexico
Stay at Zocalo Central Hotel for 3 nights
On route to the airport, explore the impressive Sumidero Canyon by boat and marvel at this natural wonder, before hopping on a flight to Mexico City. Mexico City is a vibrant metropolis and seamlessly blends the old with the new. Spend three nights here sampling rich Mexican cuisine and visiting incredible historical sites which sit surrounded by a mix of modern and colonial buildings. Be sure to explore the museum of anthropology and the blue house of Frida Kahlo. A private tour out to the ruins of Teotihuacan has been included.
Days 12 - 15 : Guanajuato, Colonial Highlands
Stay at Quinta las Acacias for 3 nights
Continuing your journey through Mexico’s colonial heartland, you’ll arrive in Guanajuato which is home to stunning baroque architecture and opulent buildings. Its quaint cobbled streets are for the most part pedestrianised, and lively restaurants spill out onto the streets making this the perfect place to relax after frenetic Mexico City.
Days 15 - 17 : Tequila, Colonial Highlands
Stay at Solar de las Animas for 2 nights
A trip to Tequila is a must in any in-depth Mexico itinerary. Although becoming a hotspot for travellers visiting Mexico’s colonial highlands, Tequila remains a maze of historical streets, blue agave fields and traditional festivals. Visit a local distillery to discover the traditional and modern tequila making processes, before tasting some different blends for yourself. You can even blend your own and take it home – a truly authentic Mexican souvenir!
Days 17 - 20 : La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
Stay at Posada de las Flores La Paz for 3 nights
Drive to Guadalajara passing fields of agave and take a flight over to Baja California, a desert peninsula which sits in between the rugged Pacific coast and the wildlife rich Sea of Cortez. Begin in La Paz and enjoy excursions out on the water to swim with sea lions or even whale sharks (depending on the season). Go hiking on deserted beaches with a private naturalist guide and soak in cacti strewn landscapes and red rock mountains.
Days 20 - 23 : San Jose del Cabo, Baja California
Stay at Hotel El Ganzo for 3 nights
The final stop on your itinerary is San Jose del Cabo, an authentic town at the southern tip of the peninsula which is home to numerous art galleries and independent boutiques. Stay for four nights at uber-cool El Ganzo, a boutique hotel which plays host to artists and musicians in residence with a real focus on the arts. Spend days exploring the town and cycling across to the hotel's beach club for a spot of relaxation before flying home.
Day 23 : Make it your own.
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Things to do
Visit to Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan is among Mexico's most impressive ancient monuments, and this enigmatic Toltec (and later Aztec) ceremonial complex is just an hour from Mexico City. Get a insight into the awe-inspiring rituals of the Meso-Americans before the Spanish came.
Mexico City Taco & Mezcal Tour
Experience Mexico City’s most popular food on a private taco tour, taking you a variety of neighbourhoods and restaurants, accompanied by a local foodie who knows exactly where to find the best tacos.
From $10530 per person
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.