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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.
San Jose del Cabo, Baja California
Best for: Wildlife, Culture History, Honeymoon
For independent travellers who value culture over all-inclusive, this architect-designed no frills hotel is a stylish temple to industrial modernism. Think polished concrete, exposed pipe and brickwork, warm woods, sleek metals and minimalist landscaping.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
A fabulously stylish alternative to San Jose’s exclusive oceanfront resorts, Drift started life as a rundown apartment block in the arts district of San Jose’s colonial centre. Motivated by a desire to provide independent travellers with more choice in terms of affordable design-led accommodation, a firm of architects transformed the building into an eight-room hotel with a community kitchen, coffee shop and retail space. While the overall design is a great example of industrial modernism, full of enlarged glass windows, polished concrete, exposed pipework, rustic brickwork and metal fixtures and fittings, the effect is softened with strategically placed succulents, swinging hammocks, Acapulco chairs and wall-hanging bull skulls, creating more of a Baja rancheros vibe. Just a 12-minute walk from the beach and 11-kilometres from the airport, we think Drift will appeal to adventurous travellers who would prefer to spend their money on experiences rather than a resort hotel full of facilities and amenities.
Each room has an en-suite wet room, with handmade copper shower head. Queens beds float on concrete or wooden platforms and the styling is rigorously minimal. Amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, fan, safe, linens, towels and some rooms include a hammock. There is also a self-service coffee shop and an outdoor Mezcal tasting bar with a good range of Mexican craft beer and Baja wine. For authentic cuisine, a food cart visits on a regular basis.
The communal outside space is designed for sociable encounters. There is a small pool, fire pit, hammock tower and the minimal landscaping of crushed gravel has cleverly incorporated the indigenous palm trees on the site. We love the design of this small hotel and would recommend it to those looking for less conventional resort accommodation in San Jose del Cabo.
When to go
Without a doubt the best season to visit Baja is during the whale migration between December and March. The weather in Baja is at its warmest between these months too, but also bring high hotel prices.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Fossils Expedition and Cabo Pulmo Snorkelling
Join us on a fascinating day trip that brings you face to face with Baja’s past and present. Get off the beaten track by jeep first and visit a ranch that’s home to one of the most fantastic fossil collections before heading to the wonderful Cabo Pulmo.
Sunset Yacht Excursion
Sail out aboard a luxury yacht to admire beautiful coastline views until the twilight hours when you’re treated to a stunning sunset. We can’t think of a more magical way to end the day!
Bird Watching at the San Jose Estuary
Along with over 100 migrants and residents, Los Cabos is home to 3 endemic bird species: the striking Belding’s Yellowthroat, the speckled Grey Thrasher and the beautiful Xantus’ Hummingbird. Experience them all in this 3-hour tour.
Mountain Villages Jeep Tour
Your adventures today take you out of town up into the beautiful Baja mountains. Off-road along dusty desert tracks to local villages, where you’ll visit a school and learn about life in the community.
A Day in the Sierra La Laguna
Escape the city and head off-the-beaten-track to the Sierra La Laguna mountain range. Hike through and learn about the stunning landscape and meet local ranchers on their working organic farm.
The Todos Santos Experience
Today you’ll head to the magical town of Todos Santos. Learn about its captivating history, wander the quaint and colourful streets of the bohemian arts district and sample its delicious cuisine.
Observation and Swimming with Whale Sharks
Jump into the Sea of Cortez and swim alongside some of nature's most magnificent creatures. The whale sharks are timid, allowing travellers to get up close and personal with them - it's truly an experience to remember.
Visit Todos Santos & Surf Playa Cerritos
Catch some waves at Baja’s best surf spot, the brilliant Playa Cerritos and explore the magical town of Todos Santos, where you’ll learn about its captivating history and the stories that pervade its quaint and colourful streets.
History & Art Walk Around San Jose del Cabo
Discover the streets of San Jose, exploring its colonial courtyards and grand facades of a by-gone-era, before heading to the ‘Art District’ where local artists display their colourful works.
Kayak and Snorkel at Cabo Pulmo
This lively and fun excursion takes to one of the most important marine parks in the Sea of Cortez, the beautiful Cabo Pulmo! Snorkel along the coral reef and kayak on the crystal-clear waters of the bay.
Espiritu Santo Island Exploration
Spend the day at the amazing Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, where you can swim with frolicking sea lions, hike to breath-taking lookout points and kayak amongst hidden sea caves.
Baby Sea Turtle Release
This turtle release experience is part of an important conservation programme that gives participants the chance to adopt a baby turtle and release it into the ocean. A simply unforgettable experience and fun for all the family.