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Introducing Mexico

Make the most of your time in Mexico.
Mexico is a vast and surprising destination. Yes, it has beautiful beaches and endless stretches of Pacific and Caribbean coast—but it also boasts 35,000 archaeological sites, 10% of the world’s biodiversity, and more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the Americas. It's a cultural melting pot of more than 50 indigenous ethnic groups, with endless tradition (and endless incredible cuisine). There's a side of Mexico to suit every traveler—let us help you find yours.

When is the best time to visit?
Seasons in Mexico vary from region to region. On the Yucatán Peninsula, December-April is when the weather is warm and dry. It's also the most crowded and expensive time to go. We recommend May-June, when crowds have thinned and the rainy season has yet to arrive. The same goes for Mexico's Pacific coast. For other parts of the country, like Puebla or Mexico City, May-October is the wet season—you can expect rain almost every day. Ask your specialist for more on what to expect during your visit. Learn more

Where should you go?
For ancient history, you can't do better than the Yucatán—archaeological sites here include the iconic Chichen Itzá, Ek Balam, and many more. This is an especially good area for a self-drive tour. If you're interested in community-based activities, engage in local culture with village visits to Chunhuhub or Nuevo Durango

Oaxaca is world famous for its culture, cuisine, and world-famous surfing beaches—and if culture is what you're after, you'll also want to put Mexico City, Puebla, and other colonial cities such as San Miguel de Allende on your list. Chiapas, San Luis Potosi, and Veracruz are access points to Mexico's natural world—think waterfalls, rivers, and deep jungle. The biosphere reserves such as Sian Ka’an and Calakmul are also outdoor adventure destinations.

How many days do you need?
Have we mentioned yet that Mexico is a big country? The more days you can spend, the better. With 5 days, stick to Mexico City and Puebla, or pick another region to immerse in—Oaxaca, Chiapas, or Veracruz make good stand-alone trips. Ten days means you can comfortably visit the Yucatán, combining it with either Campeche and Riviera Maya or Chiapas. A trip through the colonial cities would also be possible in 10 days.

The lucky travelers with 2 weeks (or more) will get to experience the diversity that defines Mexico, visiting several regions with different ecosystems and ethnic groups. Start in Baja California Sur and make your way to Chepe, pair Puerto Vallarta with Guadalajara, or dive into Oaxaca, Puebla, and Mexico City.

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Mexico Tours & Itineraries

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El Chiflón waterfalls, Chiapas
Map of Highlights of Chiapas - 10 Days
Highlights of Chiapas - 10 Days

Experience the best of Chiapas with this 10-day itinerary. Start with a mix of nature and culture in San Cristobal de las Casas with a walking tour of the city and day trips to Sumidero Canyon and Montebello Lakes National Park. From there, spend four nights in Palenque, where you’ll visit craft markets and archeological sites, and learn about the indigenous Tzotzil people.

The Church of San Servacio in the city of Valladolid
Map of Mexico City & Riviera Maya - 10 Days
Mexico City & Riviera Maya - 10 Days

This off-the-beaten-track adventure kicks off in Mexico City where you'll learn the area's pre-Colombian history and visit mysterious temples built by the Aztecs and Mayans. From here, fly to the Riviera Maya to ramble in the colonial streets of Valladolid, dine on fresh cuisine, and chill out on the Caribbean Sea. Expect private guides and transportation throughout (except for your free day in Tulum).

Discover the vast Mayan city of Uxmal on the Puuc Route
Map of Highlights of Mexico: From Mexico City to the Mayan Riviera  - 14 Days
Highlights of Mexico: From Mexico City to the Mayan Riviera - 14 Days

Step back in time on this two-week itinerary featuring ancient Aztec and Mayan ruins of Morelos and the Yucatán Peninsula. Along the way, you will explore Mexico City, the colonial towns of Valladolid and Mérida, and the turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya. You will snorkel in freshwater cenotes, climb stone steps of Aztec pyramids, and meet with indigenous locals to learn about Maya history and culture firsthand.

Architecture in Guadalajara
Map of Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta & Mexico City - 14 Days
Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta & Mexico City - 14 Days

Experience three distinct areas of Mexico on this exciting two-week itinerary. Get your fill of colonial architecture and mariachi music in Guadalajara, relax on the palm-studded Pacific beaches of Puerto Vallarta, and explore the coolest neighborhoods and best eats in Mexico City. This trip includes a mix of public and private transport (both excellent in Mexico), as well as guided tours and free time for the ultimate adventure.

A colorful street in San Miguel de Allende
Map of Mexico's Ultimate Culture Tour - 14 Days
Mexico's Ultimate Culture Tour - 14 Days

This exciting Mexican road trip covers a whopping number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites—perfect for culture enthusiasts. Starting in Mexico City, you'll visit historic colonial towns, architectural sites, nature parks, and gorgeous interiors while making your way to both coasts with free time each evening to explore markets, restaurants, and art galleries on your own. This two-week itinerary is best suited for those who like to be on the move (a private driver and transfers are included).

Parque Labastida in the historic center of Oaxaca, Mexico
Map of Magical Oaxaca & the Pacific Coast - 10 Days
Magical Oaxaca & the Pacific Coast - 10 Days

Explore the cultural and natural highlights of Oaxaca on this ten-day itinerary around the region. You'll explore colorful marketplaces, see a 2,000-year-old tree, feel the spray of crystal-blue waterfalls, visit traditional villages in the Northern Highlands, learn how to make mole in a private cooking class, and spend the last few days on Oaxaca's idyllic Pacific beaches.

Make the Most of Your Time in Mexico

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Chiflón Waterfalls in Chiapas, Mexico
Map of 5 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have five days to spend in Mexico, you can get to know one region or major cultural hub. Focus your energy on exploring Mexico City, take a family-oriented vacation to...

Cenote Dos Ojos on the Yucatán Peninsula
Map of 7 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have a week to spend in Mexico, you can do a deep dive into one region like the Riviera Maya, or hop between two cultural hubs like Mexico City and Oaxaca. Explore the...

 Ik Kil Cenote on the Yucatán Peninsula
Map of 10 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have ten days to spend in Mexico, you have time to mix cultural sightseeing with outdoor activities, culinary tours, and relaxing on the beach. Focus your time on Mexico...

Tulum ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea
Map of 14 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
14 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in Mexico, you have plenty of time to delve into more than one region—pair Mexico City with the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, for example—and to build your trip...

Mexico Travel Advice

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Steps of the Temple of Kukulcán
The Ideal Day at Chichen Itza

Whether you’re peeling yourself off of your Cancun beach chair after four straight days of sun or just arrived in the Yucatan, the towering structures of Chichen Itza are...

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Steps of the Temple of Kukulcán
The Ideal Day at Chichen Itza

Whether you’re peeling yourself off of your Cancun beach chair after four straight days of sun or just arrived in the Yucatan, the towering structures of Chichen Itza are calling. Combine a visit to this Wonder of the World with a swim in a cenote and hands-on food and art experiences to educate yourself about Mayan culture both past and present.

Spectacular Volcano Views
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City & Cholula - 6 Days

If you're short on time but don't want to compromise on adventure, this packed six-day trip to Central Mexico is for you. Start in Mexico City, where you'll explore the city and go on a street food tasting tour. Spend a couple of days in Cholula, learning about agricultural crops, Talavera art, and more.

Colorful Trajineras
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula, Oaxaca - 7 Days

Spend a week discovering Mexico's central region, from Mexico City to Oaxaca. Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, go biking in Teotihuacán — The City of the Gods, and explore the history of the local agricultural staple of Cholula: corn. End in Oaxaca for a historical tour and a cultural experience to create your own alebrije: a little clay statuette.

Mexico Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Mexico map: 10 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Mexico map: 14 Days in Mexico - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Mexico
Travel specialist Jorge Reyna
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Jorge Reyna

My name is Jorge, your local travel expert in Mexico. I love traveling, to experience new cultures and see the amazing diversity of this world. I studied tourism and take any opportunity I get to...

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Travel specialist Sebastian Muñoz
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Sebastian Muñoz

I am Rutopia's product manager and I am here to help travelers discover the hidden gems of our wonderful Mexico. I am passionate about creating memorable travel experiences that put together the...

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Travel specialist Leslie Pérez
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Leslie Pérez

I am proudly Mexican and a travel passionate. I have had the opportunity to visit 25 different countries and during the past 3 years I have focused on exploring the hidden treasures in my country,...

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Travel specialist Marisol Herrera
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Marisol Herrera

I was born in Veracruz and since I was little, I had the opportunity to travel with my parents abroad, but also in Mexico. I remember that I enjoyed those experiences very much. When we flew by...

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Trip Reviews for Mexico

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

This was my second trip organised via KimKim.... · Mexico - Nov 3 - Nov 7, 2020

Traveler: Matthew W. - Local specialist: Vanessa Malafronte

This was my second trip organised via KimKim. Again, I cannot fault the service. Always very responsive and helpful. Thank you so much for your help.

We had an amazing honeymoon thanks to kimkim ... · Mexico - Jul 11 - Jul 20, 2021

Traveler: Goktug G. - Local specialist: Jorge Reyna

We had an amazing honeymoon thanks to kimkim & Jorge.

Initially I had just contacted them to get some ideas about my trip, but I ended up booking our trip to Mexico with kimkim, after a lot of back-and-forth planning with Jorge. We wanted to visit and see both cultural/historical/gastronomical/vacation places in Mexico and our trip made that happen.

Our hotels were excellent. Our drivers and guides were always on time. The activities were fun and informative. Couldn't ask for more. We did... read more

We had an amazing honeymoon thanks to kimkim & Jorge.

Initially I had just contacted them to get some ideas about my trip, but I ended up booking our trip to Mexico with kimkim, after a lot of back-and-forth planning with Jorge. We wanted to visit and see both cultural/historical/gastronomical/vacation places in Mexico and our trip made that happen.

Our hotels were excellent. Our drivers and guides were always on time. The activities were fun and informative. Couldn't ask for more. We did not encounter any problems, we did not have to pay any extra money for an activity either. Everything went perfectly well.

Special thanks to Angel who was our guide in Merida and Chichen Itza.

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Jorge Reyna, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Goktug,
Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm very happy to hear that you had a wonderful honeymoon here with us in this beautiful country! I'll be sure to pass your comments on to the guides. I hope we can be in contact again! Mexico will always welcome you :)
Happy Travels,
Jorge & Rutopía Team

Jazmin

A dream vacation in México · Mexico - Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2021

Traveler: Jazmin D. - Local specialist: Vanessa Malafronte

My husband and I had the best vacation of our lives while visiting Oaxaca, Mérida, Valladolid and Puerto Morelos in México. Vanessa helped us tailor the trip and then Marisol coordinated the final details. Anita, from Rutopía, was always responsive to our questions and concerns while we were in México.

In Oaxaca, Alex, our guide from Etnoturismo, made sure we fell in love with that city. And we did indeed. The colors, the food, the people are just amazing and have a special place in our... read more

My husband and I had the best vacation of our lives while visiting Oaxaca, Mérida, Valladolid and Puerto Morelos in México. Vanessa helped us tailor the trip and then Marisol coordinated the final details. Anita, from Rutopía, was always responsive to our questions and concerns while we were in México.

In Oaxaca, Alex, our guide from Etnoturismo, made sure we fell in love with that city. And we did indeed. The colors, the food, the people are just amazing and have a special place in our hearts. The guide we got for Chichén Itzá, Juan, was very knowledgable and took great photos of us.

The hotels chosen by our local specialists were breathtaking. We wouldn't have been able to plan such a wonderful vacation without their help.

Muchas gracias!