Mexico Tours & Itineraries

Explore 189 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Mexico.

Check out our fun and immersive Mexico itineraries for different trip durations and interests. If you're interested in learning more about ancient civilizations, something like this 5-day itinerary in Chiapas gives you a chance to discover San Juan Chamula's indigenous Tzotzil culture and visit the Sumidero Canyon and El Chiflón Waterfalls. Consider something similar to this 7-day journey across the Yucatán Peninsula if you want to see Chichen Itzá and the Río Lagartos reserve. If you have two weeks, opt for this 14-day Mexico highlights itinerary, where you'll experience the bustling streets of Mexico City, the beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya, and discover the Lost City of Ek' Balam. 

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Yucatán Peninsula · Mexico City · Valladolid · Oaxaca · Tulum · Mérida · Holbox · Puerto Morelos · Chiapas · San Cristobal de las Casas · Playa del Carmen · Cholula · Puebla · Bacalar · Palenque · Campeche · Cancún · Chunhuhub · Uxmal · Calakmul · Guadalajara · San Miguel de Allende · La Paz · Guanajuato · Morelia · Querétaro · Cabo San Lucas · Pisté · Los Cabos
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.

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.

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

Step back in time on this two-week itinerary highlighting ancient Aztec and Maya ruins. Along the way, you'll explore Mexico City, the colonial towns of Valladolid and Mérida, and the turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya. Other adventures include snorkeling in freshwater cenotes, hiking up pre-Hispanic pyramids, and meeting with Indigenous locals to learn about Maya history and culture.

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).

A cenote on the Yucatán Peninsula
Map of Culture & the Great Outdoors on the Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days
Culture & the Great Outdoors on the Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days

On this colorful trip plan, you'll experience Mexican culture in an authentic way. See the highlights of the Yucatán Peninsula, visit the archaeological sites of Chichen Itzá, Cobá, and  Xcambó, and view flamingos at Río Lagartos before finishing up in Mérida, where you'll go on a kayak tour and relax on the beach.

Street vendor selling delicious antojitos
Map of Southern Mexico Foodie Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days
Southern Mexico Foodie Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days

Discover authentic Mexican cuisine, from exotic markets and fine restaurants to street food vendors and Indigenous farms. This culinary itinerary is designed for the traveler passionate about learning the history and culture of Mexcian gastronomy. You will try traditional dishes from different regions of Mexico and participate in cooking workshops, all the while exploring the cultural highlights of Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca.

Hammocks on a beach in Puerto Morelos
Map of Treasures of the Yucatán Peninsula with Beach Stay - 10 Days
Treasures of the Yucatán Peninsula with Beach Stay - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary starts and ends in Cancún. In between, you'll enjoy a journey through the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, learning about Mayan history at Chichén Itzá, visiting colorful seaside villages, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling around the coral reef off Puerto Morelos, and taking a boat to Holbox Island for a few days away from civilization.

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.

Bacalar Lagoon
Mayan Culture & Beaches of the Riviera Maya - 8 Days

Enjoy this getaway to the Riviera Maya with a mix of cultural experiences and relaxing on the beach. Base yourself in lively Playa del Carmen as you explore Mayan ruins, swim in picturesque cenotes, and enjoy the sun, sand, and sea along the white sandy coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Ancient Maya ruins of Ek'Balam
Map of Highlights of Southern Mexico: Chiapas &  Yucatán - 12 Days
Highlights of Southern Mexico: Chiapas & Yucatán - 12 Days

This family-friendly itinerary of southern Mexico combines cultural activities with plenty of natural exploration. The first half of your trip will see you exploring Chiapas' Sumidero Canyon, el Chiflón and Misol-Ha waterfalls, and the impressive ruins of Palenque. From there, you will head to colonial-era Campeche where you will pick up your rental car and tour the Yucatán: from modern Mayan communities to ancient ruins, from refreshing cenotes to the white sands of Holbox Island.

The Grijalva River and the imposing Sumidero Canyon
Map of Highlights of Chiapas - 6 Days
Highlights of Chiapas - 6 Days

On this quick itinerary of Chiapas, you'll explore the highlights in and around San Cristóbal de las Casas, featuring striking natural landscapes and culturally significant indigenous communities. Discover the imposing Sumidero Canyon, trek to azure-colored waterfalls, and tour the many lakes of Montebello Lakes National Park. You'll also roam vibrant markets, try traditional food, and visit historic colonial town centers.

View over Guadalajara's Plaza de Armas and Cathedral
Map of Discover Guadalajara - 8 Days
Discover Guadalajara - 8 Days

This week-long cultural adventure covers the highlights of Western Mexico's vibrant Guadalajara and nearby popular attractions. Wander the state capital, the birthplace of mariachi music, and visit impressive historic sites, eat delicious local food, and enjoy the exciting nightlife. Break up the urban exploration with day trips to nearby ancient ruins, a tequila distillery, quaint lakeside communities, and secluded waterfalls.

Scout local eats at popular vendors throughout Mexico City, like these street tacos
Map of Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 7 Days
Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 7 Days

On this food-focused tour, you'll discover authentic Mexican cuisine at marketplaces, family-run restaurants, street food stands, and Indigenous farms. The itinerary isn't only about food, though: the schedule features visits to archaeological sites and other places of interest, including the pyramids of Teotihuacán and the colonial city of Puebla.

Relax in sun-kissedBacalar in the Yucatán
Map of Yucatán Road Trip: Tulum, Bacalar, Valladolid, Mérida, Holbox & Puerto Morelos - 12 Days
Yucatán Road Trip: Tulum, Bacalar, Valladolid, Mérida, Holbox & Puerto Morelos - 12 Days

Get ready for a 12-day road-trip adventure across Mexico's famed Yucatán Peninsula, known for its Caribbean beaches, underground cenotes, and ancient Maya ruins. You'll see all of it, starting at the fortress ruins in Tulum and then visiting biosphere reserves and exotic turquoise lakes. Next, you'll venture north to enjoy cultural exchanges in Indigenous communities, visit Spanish-colonial heritage cities, and descend into underground caves sacred to the Maya people.

Take a scenic boat tour through the Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas
Map of Adventure in Chiapas & the Riviera Maya - 14 Days
Adventure in Chiapas & the Riviera Maya - 14 Days

Over two weeks in Mexico, you'll discover the diverse state of Chiapas, with its jungle waterfalls, colonial cities, and Indigenous Maya communities. Then, get behind the wheel for a self-drive adventure around the Yucatán Peninsula, stopping to relax on the beach, swim in cenotes, and visit ancient ruins perched above the Caribbean Sea.

Bacalar lagoon
Map of Highlights of Chiapas and Quintana Roo - 14 Days
Highlights of Chiapas and Quintana Roo - 14 Days

Take in the views from atop ancient Mayan pyramids and underneath waterfalls with this two-week trip through some of the region's top spots. You'll wander through complex Mayan ruins, along turquoise shores, and into jungles as you learn about Mexican history and ecosystems.

The pyramids at Teotihuacán, Mexico
Cultural Tour of Mexico - 7 Days

The largest pyramid in the world is in Mexico, as are some of the world's mysterious pyramids—at Cholula and Teotihuacán, respectively—and you'll visit both places on this wide-ranging cultural tour. Learn about pre-Hispanic, Maya, and Aztec cultures as you explore Mexico City, Mérida, Puebla, and Chichén Itzá, and take a break for a refreshing dip in a cenote. And a taco or two, of course.

Enjoy Cancun's paperwhite coastline and stunning turquoise waters
Map of Relaxed Vacation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 5 Days
Relaxed Vacation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 5 Days

On this short but satisfying itinerary to the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll sunbathe and swim on the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya, spot wildlife in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and explore the water-filled natural cave formations of Rio Secreto. Plus, as you'll be staying all four nights in Playa del Carmen, you can enjoy your surroundings more relaxedly.

Sumidero Canyon overview
Highlights of Chiapas - 5 Days

On this quick tour of Chiapas, you'll explore the region around San Cristóbal de las Casas: highlights include striking natural landscapes, indigenous communities, the imposing Sumidero Canyon, azure-colored waterfalls, and the many lakes of Montebello Lakes National Park. You'll also roam vibrant markets, try traditional food, and visit historic colonial town centers.

"Trajineras" on the canals of Xochimilco
Colors of Mexico City - 5 days

On this itinerary, you'll dive into Mexico City and explore everything from the city's historic center to the canals of Xochimilco. Travel back in time to learn about the history of pre-Hispanic people at the Museum of Anthropology, discover the mysterious temples of Teotihuacán, and get inspired in the bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacán, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera used to live.

Chichen Itza
The Archaeological Maya Journey - 5 Days

Take a step back in time to explore ancient Maya cities shrouded in mystery—some of which were inhabited since around 1800 BCE—on this five-day adventure. You'll visit Chichén Itzá, one of the New Wonders of the World, as well as Izamal and Mérida, which will offer insight into the transition from ancient Maya civilization to contemporary Maya ways of life.

Women made up as the iconic La Calavera Catrina
Map of Celebrate Day of the Dead in Oaxaca - 8 Days
Celebrate Day of the Dead in Oaxaca - 8 Days

This festive eight-day itinerary offers visitors an intimate look into one of Mexico's biggest holidays, the Day of the Dead. You'll begin your tour at the end of October in Mexico City, discovering the history behind the tradition before exploring the canals of Xochimilco and the ruins of Teotihuacán. You'll end your stay in Oaxaca, where you will celebrate like a local: join in processions, visit cemeteries, and marvel at elaborately decorated altars in honor of the deceased.

Sunset over Puerto Vallarta
Peaceful Puerto Vallarta - 5 Days

Puerto Vallarta inspires travelers with its natural beauty and colorful cultural history. See the best of both on this five-day itinerary that features outdoor activities—swimming, boating, kayaking in crystal-clear waters, snorkeling through caves—and indigenous artistry, from dance to music to acrobatics, at a spectacular live show.

Monarch butterflies in the sky, Mexico
Color and History in Mexico City - 7 Days

On this itinerary, you'll dive into Mexico City and explore everything from its historic center to the canals of Xochimilco. Travel back in time to learn about the history of pre-Hispanic people at the Museum of Anthropology, discover the mysterious temples of Teotihuacán, relax in the wilderness of Jungapeo, see a wide variety of butterflies at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, and get inspired in the bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacán, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera used to live.

Bacalar Lagoon
Map of Nature & Mayan Life: Tulum, Bacalar, Merida, Holbox & More - 14 Days
Nature & Mayan Life: Tulum, Bacalar, Merida, Holbox & More - 14 Days

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to see some of Mexico's best archaeological sites—including Chichén Itzá—while also leaving plenty of time for relaxation. You'll swim in beautiful cenotes, explore the colonial city of Merida, and experience Indigenous culture. End with a couple of days on Holbox Island, where sand, surf, and beautiful sunshine await.

A beautiful beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico
Map of Family Adventure in Mexico - 14 Days
Family Adventure in Mexico - 14 Days

In two weeks, you'll discover the best of Mexico, from cosmopolitan Mexico City to colorful San Miguel de Allende and the beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Bring the whole family along for an adventure that features fun in the sun, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding in a canyon, and climbing to the top of massive pyramids at Teotihuacán.

Chichen Itza
Mexico's Culture & Beaches: Tulum, Valladolid, Holbox Island & More - 10 Days

Explore ancient Maya ruins, kick back on the beach, and visit the rainforest on this ten-day trip to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Start the trip in Tulum for swims in cenotes, then head to Valladolid to see Chichén Itzá and other archaeological sites. End the trip on Holbox Island, a car-free oasis of sprawling beaches and quiet cafés.

Take a refreshing dip in a cenote in the Yucután jungle
Map of Relaxed Vacation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 8 days
Relaxed Vacation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 8 days

The 100-mile (160 km) stretch of coast along the Yucutan Peninsula, known as the Riviera Maya, includes some of Mexico's most incredible ruins, idyllic Caribbean beaches, and awe-inspiring natural wonders. And this escape to the Riviera is so packed with memorable adventures you'll be surprised you can do it all in eight days.

Ik Kil cenote is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Map of Yucatán History, Culture & Natural Treasures - 7 Days
Yucatán History, Culture & Natural Treasures - 7 Days

This weeklong, active journey will take you through the highlights of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Begin in Valladolid, then prepare to visit Ek' Balam Archaeological Site and Chichén Itzá, and go swimming in ancient cenotes. Next, transfer to Tulum for a cooking class with a local chef, explore the canals of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve by boat and self-propulsion, and thrill to a jungle adventure park before heading home.

Colorful flags and piñatas on a street in Oaxaca
Map of Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 12 Days
Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 12 Days

Jam-packed with fun, fascinating excursions, this 12-day itinerary is the perfect introduction to Mexico for the whole family. Starting in the capital, you'll cheer on your favorite wrestlers at a live Lucha Libre show, then go for a kid-friendly food tour through the colorful city streets. After exploring the canals and floating gardens of Xochimilco, it's time to make your way south toward Oaxaca—stopping en route to see the pyramids of Teotihuacan by hot air balloon and walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs at the Tehuacán Biosphere Reserve.

Visit famous landmarks in Mexico City
Map of A Glimpse of Mexico City - 6 Days
A Glimpse of Mexico City - 6 Days

In less than a week, you'll tour the highlight landmarks of Mexico's dynamic capital city, plus dive deep into its history and culture. This includes food tours, stops at historic sites like Frida Kahlo's house, mariachi performances, and much more. As a bonus, you'll hop in the basket of a hot-air balloon and soar high over the pyramids at Teotihuacán, one of the most incredible ancient cities in Mexico.

Playa Ruinas
Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 7 Days

Get away from the hustle and bustle on this adventurous weeklong trip to Tulum. You'll see the best of the Yucatan Peninsula—including the Tulum archaeological site, the Coba Maya ruins, underground caves, cenotes, and more—without compromising on the relaxation factor.

Early morning view of a quiet street in Puebla
Map of Best of Mexico City & Puebla - 9 Days
Best of Mexico City & Puebla - 9 Days

Nine days is the perfect amount of time to experience the highlights of Mexico City, from its Spanish-colonial landmarks to its artistic enclaves to its neighborhoods filled with delectable street food. You'll also visit neighboring Puebla. Like Mexico City, it has a long and storied colonial history plus a rich indigenous culture that reveals itself in the food and artisanal crafts for which the region is deservedly famous.

Sample some of Mexico City's best tacos on a full day food tour around the capital
Map of Flavors & Aromas of Mexico - 14 Days
Flavors & Aromas of Mexico - 14 Days

Indulge your appetite on this two-week, food-focused tour of Mexico. Hop around the capital as you discover authentic cuisine at marketplaces, family-run restaurants, and street food stands. Then make your way to Oaxaca, stopping to enjoy a walking food tour in Puebla followed by traditional cooking classes and visits to Indigenous farms in the highlands. There's plenty of culture on this adventure, too, including boat rides in Xochimilco and a stop at the National Anthropology Museum, among other highlights.

Tulum, Mexico
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Mayan Discovery: Sumidero Canyon, Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Cancun - 11 days

Get a full dose of sun and sea while learning about Mexico's rich Mayan history as you travel from the beaches of Tulum to the wonders of Chichén Itzá pyramid. This journey through a few regions of Mexico will give you ample time to relax while experiencing the country's mystical, handicraft, and culinary traditions, and seeing its significant architectural monuments.

Colorful produce in a traditional market
Map of Mexico's Culture & Gastronomy Tour - 9 Days
Mexico's Culture & Gastronomy Tour - 9 Days

On this fascinating nine-day trip to Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca, you will discover traditional dishes from different regions of the country, participate in cooking workshops, and tour numerous urban and rural attractions, from archaeological sites to the country's best museums—all while meeting friendly locals along the way.

Vibrant colors at a market in San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Map of A Culinary Journey Through Oaxaca & Chiapas - 14 Days
A Culinary Journey Through Oaxaca & Chiapas - 14 Days

Authentic culture and cuisine take center stage on this epic, two-week journey through central and southern Mexico. Snack your way through Mexico City's best food market, then head into Oaxaca for unspoiled beaches, mezcal tastings, and hands-on gastronomy workshops. Continue to Chiapas to end your trip cooking with the local indigenous community and exploring the wilds of Sumidero Canyon by boat.

Mexico City's Zócalo (plaza)
Map of Mexico City to the Riviera Maya: Culture, Ruins & Cenotes - 8 Days
Mexico City to the Riviera Maya: Culture, Ruins & Cenotes - 8 Days

This eight-day journey combines Mexico City's famous landmarks with a quick flight to the Riviera Maya for beach time on the Caribbean coast. Visit the capital's Spanish-colonial cathedrals and Aztec archeological sites before riding down ancient canals on a gondola. There are even more aquatic activities in store in the Yucatán region, where you'll dive into cenote lagoons and swim in underground rivers.

Puerto Vallarta is famous for its selection of beaches, like Conchas Chinas
Map of Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta: Cacao, Tequila, Ruins & Beaches - 8 Days
Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta: Cacao, Tequila, Ruins & Beaches - 8 Days

Spend eight days discovering gorgeous Guadalajara, the "pearl of the west." This city and its state of Jalisco is a cultural hotbed, famous for originating two of Mexico's most famous exports: mariachi music and tequila. You'll experience both on cultural tours plus visit ancient indigenous ruins and charming lakeside villages before finishing the trip on the golden beaches of Puerto Vallarta.

Baja California
Map of Self-Drive Adventure in Baja California Sur- 12 Days
Self-Drive Adventure in Baja California Sur- 12 Days

Jet off to Mexico's famed Baja California region for boat tours and road trips to some of the best beaches and islands in the country. You'll arrive in La Paz, whose crystalline coastal waters are legendary, and where you'll enjoy beach time and excursions to Espíritu Santo Island. After doing some coastal hiking, snorkeling, and relaxing in hot springs, you'll finish the trip on the sun-kissed beaches of Cabo San Lucas.

View of the Chapultepec Wood
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Oaxaca, Mazunte & More - 14 Days

Spend two weeks exploring the best that central Mexico has to offer. Start in Mexico City for explorations of the metropolis and a ride on a traditional wooden Trajinera. Continue to Cholula to explore Teotihuacán, then head to Oaxaca to visit the Tehuacán-Cuicuitlan Biosphere Reserve. End in Mazunte to see bioluminescence and view baby sea turtles return to the ocean.

Grapes in local vineyard
Map of Mexico Wine Country Getaway - 5 Days
Mexico Wine Country Getaway - 5 Days

Looking for a new area on the West Coast for a wine weekend? Discover the up-and-coming wine region of Baja California in Guadalupe Valley. This area has begun to produce wine in the last couple of decades, capitalizing on its unique microclimate, and is now appearing on the radar of many wine lovers looking for a compelling new experience. Grab your passport, escape the city, taste an array of excellent local wines, and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Guadalupe Valley.

The archaeological site of Palenque in the state of Chiapas
Map of Archaeology & Culture in Mexico - 15 Days
Archaeology & Culture in Mexico - 15 Days

Discover Mexico, a country home to more UNESCO World Heritage Sites (35) than any other nation in the Americas. Over 15 days, you'll tour many of these archeological marvels, like the ancient cities of Teotihuacán, Palenque, Chichén Itzá, and more. Beyond that, you'll visit natural highlights like the majestic Sumidero Canyon, the waterfalls at Agua Azul, and the marine reserve at Puerto Morelos.

Help release sea turtle hatchlings in Huatulco
Map of Oaxaca for Families: Markets, Pyramids, Beaches & Turtles - 7 Days
Oaxaca for Families: Markets, Pyramids, Beaches & Turtles - 7 Days

This weeklong family adventure introduces you to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca—from its famous food scene and ancient temples to white sandy beaches and exotic wildlife. Browse Oaxaca City's colorful markets, where you can sample everything from empanadas to grasshoppers, and learn the secrets of Mexican cuisine during a rural cooking workshop. Then head to the coastal paradise of Huatulco to watch turtles come ashore before striking out on jungle and waterfall adventures.

See ancient Maya sites like Uxmal near Mérida, capital of the Yucatán
Map of Best of Mérida: Off the Beaten Path in Mexico's Yucatán - 7 Days
Best of Mérida: Off the Beaten Path in Mexico's Yucatán - 7 Days

See another side of Mexico's gorgeous Yucatán Peninsula as you venture beyond Cancún to the region's heart: Mérida. Over seven days, you'll explore this Spanish-colonial gem of a city (the capital of the province), plus embark on day trips to beaches and the famous cenotes in the area. For a bonus, take a day trip to Chichén Itzá, one of the most impressive ancient Maya ruins in the Yucatán.

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.

Tulum beach, Yucatán
Map of Relaxation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 8 Days
Relaxation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 8 Days

There are few better places for a quick recharge than Mexico's stunning Yucatán Peninsula. Over eight days, you'll travel down the famous Riviera Maya, hike around fortress ruins in Tulum, visit indigenous Maya communities, swim in exotic lagoons, and stroll around historic cities. However, you'll really kick back and relax during a couple of free days on the remote beaches of tranquil Holbox Island.

Take in the ancient Maya ruins and lie out on the pristine beaches of the Riviera Maya
Map of Riviera Maya Road Trip - 13 Days
Riviera Maya Road Trip - 13 Days

The Caribbean side of Mexico isn't known as the western Riviera for nothing—this stunning section of coast is lined with white-sand beaches home to towering hotels overlooking turquoise waters. More than that, it's filled with ancient Maya ruins, fairy-tale cenotes, and unspoiled nature reserves. You'll see all this and more as you spend 13 days on a self-drive tour around the region's natural highlights and resort towns—from Tulum to Playa del Carmen to Holbox Island.

Take the kids to see the ancient pyramids of Uxmal
Map of Family Trip to Chiapas & the Yucatán Peninsula - 14 Days
Family Trip to Chiapas & the Yucatán Peninsula - 14 Days

The beaches and jungles of southern Mexico beckon on this adventurous, two-week family vacation. Start in Chiapas with the kids in tow to explore lost Maya cities, paddle across jungle lagoons, and join in the crafts and rituals of the native Lacandon people. Then it's on to the Yucatán Peninsula to cool off in turquoise swimming holes and tour colorful colonial cities before ending your trip on the white sands of Holbox Island.

Join a boat tour through captivating Sumidero Canyon
Map of Highlights of Chiapas & Yucatán - 13 Days
Highlights of Chiapas & Yucatán - 13 Days

This 13-day adventure covers the highlights of two of southern Mexico's most historic and naturally beautiful states: Chiapas & Yucatán. In the former, you'll tour natural wonders like Sumidero Canyon and the Agua Azul waterfalls. In the latter, you'll visit its most famous archeological sites, like Palenque and Uxmal, while also enjoying the white-sand beaches of Holbox Island and Playa del Carmen.

Drink refreshing "cocos" (coconuts) on a Mexican beach
Map of Food & Culture from Mexico City to the Yucatán - 15 Days
Food & Culture from Mexico City to the Yucatán - 15 Days

When you combine the incredible sights of Mexico with its delicious flavors, you have a recipe for the perfect vacation. This grand tour starts with Mexico City's highlights and includes copious samplings of tasty street food and famous spirits. From there, you'll travel to historical landmarks and natural wonders throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, from the pyramids of Chichen Itza to the white-sand beaches of the Riviera Maya to the remote islands of the far north.

Cancún
Map of Mexico Ruins, Beaches & Nightlife: Cancún, Tulum & Playa del Carmen - 6 Days
Mexico Ruins, Beaches & Nightlife: Cancún, Tulum & Playa del Carmen - 6 Days

If you're in need of a quick escape to a tropical paradise, you can't do much better than Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Over six packed days, you'll visit the highlights of the region's famous Riviera Maya, from the resorts and nightlife of Cancún to the ancient Maya fortress ruins at Tulum. You'll even venture below the earth for a dip in the largest underground river in the world.

See Santo Domingo Cathedral in captivating Oaxaca City
Map of Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City,  Guanajuato, Cholula, Oaxaca & More - 15 Days
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Guanajuato, Cholula, Oaxaca & More - 15 Days

This adventure covers the most incredible ancient cities in the country. It starts in Mexico City, a capital whose colonial legacy is as rich as its indigenous history. Then travel north to the Baroque cathedrals and colorful houses of Guanajuato and Morelia before touring the massive Aztec city of Teotihuacán. It all comes to a close with culture, history, and foodie tours of beautiful Puebla and Oaxaca.

Relax on the pristine beaches of La Paz on the Baja California peninsula
Map of Mexico City, Baja & the Yucatán - 13 Days
Mexico City, Baja & the Yucatán - 13 Days

Over 13 days, you'll visit some of Mexico's most naturally beautiful and culturally rich areas. Experience the food, culture, and history of Mexico City, hike the pyramids of Teotihuacán, then immerse yourself in indigenous culture on the Yucatán Peninsula. You'll also go off the tourist trail in Baja, California, with a boat tour of Isla Espíritu Santo, hikes through desert mountains, and snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo.

Spectacular Volcano Views
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula & Puebla - 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 visit Aztec ruins and enjoy a delicious street-food tour. Then, spend a couple of days in Cholula walking amid colonial history while also learning about its rich indigenous history, which is represented in the cuisine, talavera pottery, and more.

Swimming in a Yucatán jungle
Map of Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 6 Days
Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 6 Days

Spend six days exploring the best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula as you base yourself in Tulum. You'll swim in jungle cenotes, head underground to explore caves and relax on beautiful beaches. This laid-back itinerary is perfect for those who want to get away from it all while still leaving room for adventure.

See the local color of Oaxaca
Map of Food, Culture & Adventure in Central Mexico - 12 Days
Food, Culture & Adventure in Central Mexico - 12 Days

Explore the ruins of ancient cities, hike rugged mountain trails, and immerse yourself in indigenous culture on this 12-day deep dive into central Mexico. It begins in the capital with walking tours of the historical center before heading to Cholula and Oaxaca to visit local markets and see the sights. The last half of the trip is packed with active adventures like horseback riding and hiking through misty cloud forests before finishing on the gorgeous Pacific Coast.

Learn the art of the perfect tortilla
Map of Mexico's Culinary Heart: Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days
Mexico's Culinary Heart: Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days

This food-focused itinerary takes you to central Mexico for a week of vibrant flavors and rich culinary traditions. Start in the capital to snack on scorpions and street food in the Mercado de San Juan and marvel at Aztec farming techniques in the floating gardens of Xochimilco. After some sightseeing at the pyramids of Teotihuacan, it's on to Puebla, where you'll learn to make tortillas and mole poblano like a local.

Holbox Island
Map of Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 12 Days
Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 12 Days

From the colonial streets of Valladolid to the peaceful beaches of Holbox Island, this 12-day itinerary delivers plenty of adventure and relaxation in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Tour ancient Maya ruins, go swimming in underground rivers, and enjoy some R&R on the white-sand beaches of Holbox Island. And that's just the start.

Yokdzonot Cenote in Yucatán
Map of Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 15 Days
Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 15 Days

Fifteen days in Mexico's Yucatán region is enough time to visit famous archaeological sites while also enjoying its famous white-sand beaches. Explore the ruins at Chichén Itzá, experience indigenous cultural traditions, and float in the turquoise waters of the Chemuyil cenotes—these are just a few of the highlights. You'll also venture to Holbox Island and enjoy its famous golden sunsets.

Street in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Map of North & Central Mexico: Chihuahua to Mexico City - 13 Days
North & Central Mexico: Chihuahua to Mexico City - 13 Days

Discover northern and central Mexico on this 13-day itinerary that centers around food and off-the-beaten-track locations. Enjoy Chihuahua's unique culture and cuisine, then visit beautiful stone valleys and canyons in lesser-known Creel. Head down to Mexico City for pyramids, gastronomic tours, and afternoons spent on traditional boats. The trip ends in San Miguel de Allende, considered the most stunning "pueblo" in Mexico.

Yucatán
Map of Highlights of the Yucatán & Diving in Cozumel - 6 Days
Highlights of the Yucatán & Diving in Cozumel - 6 Days

In less than a week, you can experience the historical highlights and natural beauty of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. This includes visiting Spanish-colonial cities like Mérida as well as the Maya pyramids at Chichén Itzá and Tulum. You'll also hop in the water for a day of diving in the crystalline waters of Cozumel Island—no certification necessary.

A cenote in the Yucatan
Map of Hidden Mexico: Explore the Yucatán Peninsula - 12 Days
Hidden Mexico: Explore the Yucatán Peninsula - 12 Days

With 12 days to spare, you can discover the best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula with plenty of time to relax and soak up the beach life. Start in Valladolid to learn about traditional cuisine and Maya cities such as Chichen Itz. Swim in little-known cenotes, explore the Cobá archeological site by bike, and while the day away on Playa del Carmen's beaches. Finish your trip with four days on Holbox Island, where you'll swim with whale sharks, observe exotic birds, and cruise through mangroves by kayak.

Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido
Map of Mexico's Nature & Wildlife in  Puerto Escondido - 5 Days
Mexico's Nature & Wildlife in Puerto Escondido - 5 Days

This five-day itinerary takes you on an in-depth adventure through Puerto Escondido's incredible landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy a bioluminescence experience at Playa Puerto Suelo, go on a boat safari through Chacahua Lagoons National Park, and learn how to surf in the famous breaks. From kayaking and whale watching to witnessing a turtle release at sunset, you'll soak up the beautiful nature of Oaxaca's "Emerald Coast."

See colorful local life on the streets of Oaxaca
Map of Mexico City & Coast Discovery: Mexico City, Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days
Mexico City & Coast Discovery: Mexico City, Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days

Hit the cultural and culinary highlights of Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Huatulco on this 10-day itinerary. Ideal for travelers seeking diverse experiences, it offers opportunities to savor authentic flavors during a cooking class in Mexico City, dive into cultural wonders like Hierve el Agua's thermal pools, and explore the bustling markets in Oaxaca. Finally, unwind on the Pacific coast with a thrilling waterfall hike and snorkeling in the bays of Huatulco.

Peaceful Oasis in the City
Map of Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula & Oaxaca - 8 Days
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula & Oaxaca - 8 Days

Visit anthropology museums in Mexico City, explore archaeological sites in Teotihuacán, and experience local cultures on this eight-day immersive trip to Mexico's central region. Start in Mexico City, where you'll explore the bustling capital, then head to Cholula for ancient ruins and a tour of the local staple crop: corn. End in Oaxaca, one of the culinary capitals of Mexico.

Agua Azul Waterfalls
Mexico Rainforest Exploration & Indigenous Culture: Palenque & Nahá - 5 Days

Explore the best of Central Mexico's Indigenous cultures and rainforests on this whirlwind five-day trip. You'll land in Palenque, then make your way to Villahermosa by way of Naha. Your expert driver will deliver you to all your planned stops: visits to ancient Maya ruins, oasis-like waterfalls, and traditional handicraft lessons.

Laguna Chunyaxche
Map of Mexican Culture & Beaches: Tulum, Valladolid, Holbox Island & More - 9 Days
Mexican Culture & Beaches: Tulum, Valladolid, Holbox Island & More - 9 Days

From Mexico's Caribbean coast to the colonial streets of Valladolid, this nine-day trip showcases thousands of years of history and culture while leaving ample time for rest and relaxation. Dive into cenote lagoons, marvel at the great pyramids of Chichen Itza, and relax on the white-sand beaches of Holbox Island. Along the way, take part in cultural exchanges to learn about Indigenous Maya customs as you meet local families and enjoy traditional home-cooked meals.

Riviera Maya
Map of Mexico Culture, Food & Beaches: Mexico City & Playa del Carmen - 8 Days
Mexico Culture, Food & Beaches: Mexico City & Playa del Carmen - 8 Days

This eight-day adventure in Mexico City & the Yucatan is the perfect mix of history, culture, and delicious food. It begins in the capital with various food tours and visits to historic neighborhoods like Coyoacan. Then you'll jet off to Mexico's famous Riviera Maya for fun in the sun on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, plus tours of awe-inspiring Maya ruins and visits to Indigenous communities to explore underground lagoons.

Board a "trajinera" and cruise historic canals in the capital's neighborhood of Xochimilco
Map of Discover Mexico from the Capital to the Beach: Palenque, Nahá, Calakmul & Bacalar  - 15 Days
Discover Mexico from the Capital to the Beach: Palenque, Nahá, Calakmul & Bacalar - 15 Days

Get to the heart of Mexico's rich culture over 15 days, which will take you from the Spanish colonial plazas of the capital to the Caribbean beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula. It begins in Mexico City, where you'll visit museums, enjoy delicious street food, and tour historic enclaves like Coyoacán. Then immerse yourself in the Indigenous culture and ancient ruins of beautiful regions like Chiapas before finishing the trip by sailing around the lagoons of the Yucatán.

A secluded beach at Puerto Escondido
Map of Immersive Mexico: Culture, Cuisine & Community - 18 Days
Immersive Mexico: Culture, Cuisine & Community - 18 Days

Experience 18 days of cultural tours and outdoor adventures that help support local communities and conservation, focusing on heritage and food as you enjoy culinary tours of Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Chiapas while visiting historical sites and meeting locals. You'll also embark on cycling tours, try surfing, take boat trips, and visit ancient Maya archaeological sites like Palenque.

Locals dressed in traditional clothes in Oaxaca
Map of Mexico Grand Tour: Mexico City, Cholula & Oaxaca - 8 Days
Mexico Grand Tour: Mexico City, Cholula & Oaxaca - 8 Days

Get to the heart of historic Mexico on walking tours of the nation's capital, Cholula, and Oaxaca. In Mexico City, you'll visit the most artistic and colorful neighborhoods, like Coyoacán and Xochimilco, plus take a bike tour of the ruins at Teotihuacán. Then head south to Cholula and Oaxaca, two cities whose awe-inspiring Spanish-colonial landmarks are matched only by their rich indigenous heritage.

Spend time with the family on the beaches of Baja California Sur
Map of Southern Baja California Sur for Nature-Loving Families - 14 Days
Southern Baja California Sur for Nature-Loving Families - 14 Days

Active, nature-loving families with older kids will love the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula known as Baja California Sur. With gorgeous white-sand beaches, marine parks, and reefs around the coast, adventurous kids (and parents) can swim, snorkel, and spot wildlife. There's also a dramatic desert interior, which is great for biking and hiking adventures. You can explore it all, and much more, on this action-packed two-week tour.

Basilica of Guadalupe and the Mexico City skyline
Map of Cultural Highlights of Mexico: Mexico City - 6 Days
Cultural Highlights of Mexico: Mexico City - 6 Days

Six days is more than enough time to experience the culture, history, food, and art of Mexico City. See where Frida Kahlo once lived in colorful Coyoacán, then do as the locals do and enjoy an unforgettable evening of Lucha Libre wrestling. Of course, you'll see the city's historic sights on walking tours, but you'll also cover more ground when you hop on an e-bike and hit the trendiest neighborhoods.

Quiet street in Oaxaca
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula, Oaxaca - 9 Days

This trip is perfect for travelers who are short on time but don't want to compromise on adventure. Start in Mexico City to explore the food scene and waterways that show the city's history. Continue to the foodie town of Cholula to explore Teotihuacán, then end the trip in Oaxaca for a history tour and a chance to taste authentic mezcal in the place where it's produced.

Mexico
Map of Vibrant Mexico: Mexico City, Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta - 13 Days
Vibrant Mexico: Mexico City, Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta - 13 Days

Explore the history and culture of Mexico with this 13-day tour, starting in the country's capital, Mexico City. Float the colorful canals of Xochimilco, sample Mexican street food, and wander local neighborhoods like Roma and Coyoacán. Then, it's off to Guadalajara for amazing architecture, lessons on the magic of cacao, and a visit to the town of Tequila for distillery tours and tastings. Your trip culminates on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, where you'll swim with dolphins and volunteer at a sea turtle camp!

Chemuyil Cenotes
Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 5 Days

If you want to get away to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, but don't want to sacrifice on adventure, this five-day getaway trip is for you. You'll base yourself in Tulum for daily activities: visiting ancient Mayan archeological sites, swimming in cenotes, wildlife viewing, and of course: eating all of Mexico's best food.

Olive Ridley Seat Turtle
Discover Central Mexico & Oaxaca: Mexico City, Cholula, Mazunte & More - 17 Days

Explore Mexico City, Oaxaca, and more on this 17-day comprehensive trip. Explore the various neighborhoods of Mexico City, float on the canals of Xochimilco in a traditional wooden Trajinera, and go hiking in Popo-Izta National Park. Immerse yourself in a cactus forest in the Tehuacán-Cuicuitlan Biosphere, then round out the trip by tasting traditional Mexican Mezcal in Mazunte.

Ancient Ruins
Mexico Rainforest Exploration & Indigenous Culture: Palenque & Nahá - 7 Days

From ancient archaeological sites to relaxing waterfall oases, this weeklong exploration of Central Mexico packs plenty of adventure. You'll explore the ancient Maya cities of Yaxchilan & Bonampak, learn to make a traditional bow & arrow and cool off at the Roberto Barrios waterfalls. To top it off, there's no driving—your personal driver will make sure you get where you're going.

Take the kids to a cenote for a fun splash
Map of Mexico's Riviera Maya: Adventures in Nature for Active Families - 10 Days
Mexico's Riviera Maya: Adventures in Nature for Active Families - 10 Days

Active families who like to combine beach time with more energetic pursuits in nature will love this 10-day tour of Mexico's Riviera Maya. Divide your time between Tulum and Playa Del Carmen, which allows you to delve into the countryside surrounding these popular spots. If you and your kids enjoy swimming in hidden cenotes, cycling through the countryside, and touring around ancient ruins and culture-rich cities, this idyllic tour on the Yucatán Peninsula's Caribbean coast is for you.

End your Mexican vacation at the beach
Map of Family Tour of "Magical" Mexico: From Mexico City to the Pacific Coast - 14 Days
Family Tour of "Magical" Mexico: From Mexico City to the Pacific Coast - 14 Days

Mexico will seem like a magical land to imaginative kids; with ancient cities, active volcanoes, colorful crafts, and beautiful beaches, there's plenty to keep all ages interested. This two-week itinerary starts in Mexico City and has you traveling southeast through Puebla and Oaxaca to the paradise of Huatulco on the Pacific Coast—taking in a variety of cultural and natural wonders along the way. Both kids and parents will enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of this beautiful and fascinating part of Mexico.

Dive into adventure and culture in southeastern Mexico
Map of Highlights of Mexico City, Oaxaca & Puerto Escondido - 10 Days
Highlights of Mexico City, Oaxaca & Puerto Escondido - 10 Days

You'll revel in this intrepid, cultural 10-day tour of Mexico. Spend two days in colorful Mexico City, with an afternoon rooting for wrestlers at Aréna Mexico. In Oaxaca, learn the ancient craft of wood carving, wander archaeological ruins at Mount Albán, and hike El Picacho to catch the sunset. Then, spend four days in the beachy surf town of Puerto Escondido for snorkeling, whale watching, and an afternoon with sea turtles at a local sanctuary.

Exploring the Cenotes
Explore the Mayan World: Tulum, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Holbox Island, & More - 18 Days

Take eighteen relaxing days to drive through the Yucatan Peninsula as you explore the best that Mexico has to offer: colonial cities, indigenous communities, white-sand beaches, and ancient Mayan ruins. Start the trip in Tulum for a dip into a turquoise cenote, then head to Bacalar for a sail on the lagoon. End in Valladolid and Holbox Island for sunrise at Chichen Itza and a couple days on the beach.

Ancient Uxmal Ruins
Map of Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 13 Days
Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 13 Days

Spend 13 days enjoying the best of the Yucatán Peninsula on this whirlwind itinerary. Tour the famous ruins at Uxmal, Tulum, and Chichén Itzá, plus visit Spanish-colonial heritage towns like Izamal and Valladolid. Throughout the adventure, you'll also dive into turquoise cenote lagoons, immerse yourself in local Maya culture, and enjoy some "me" time on the white-sand beaches of Puerto Morelos and Holbox Island.

Feel the Caribbean breezes on the beaches of Tulum on this Mexico road trip
Map of Quick Riviera Maya Road Trip: Playa del Carmen to Tulum - 6 Days
Quick Riviera Maya Road Trip: Playa del Carmen to Tulum - 6 Days

Perfect for a quick escape, this six-day road trip through the highlights of the Riviera Maya takes you south from the beaches of Playa del Carmen to the ruins of Tulum. Along the way, you'll snorkel in the world-renowned reefs around the island of Cozumel, explore the ancient wonder of Chichén Itzá, and learn to whip up traditional Mexican dishes in a Tulum cooking class.

Have fun with the kids at the stunning beaches in Mexico
Map of Mexico's Riviera Maya for Families - 7 Days
Mexico's Riviera Maya for Families - 7 Days

Escape to the Yucatán Peninsula on this laid-back, family-friendly itinerary for a week. Based in Playa del Carmen, you'll visit ancient ruins by bicycle or "bicitaxi," enjoying pristine white-sand beaches, swimming in limestone cenotes, and floating down an underground river. A memorable day trip takes you wildlife spotting in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, where you'll learn how the locals protect this unspoiled slice of paradise.

Enjoy a luxury trip to the Riviera Maya
Map of Luxury Family Trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya - 7 Days
Luxury Family Trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya - 7 Days

Make the most of a week in Mexico by basing yourself in one beautiful place and eliminating the need to rush between different destinations. On this weeklong, family-friendly tour, you'll settle into a luxury villa on the Riviera Maya, an ideal location to relax, explore, and enjoy outdoor adventures. Outdoor adventures such as boat tours, snorkeling, caving, and trips to cenotes can be modified to suit the needs of your kids, making this a vacation that everyone will love.

Explore the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve outside of Tulum on a full-day tour
Map of Active Adventures in Tulum - 6 Days
Active Adventures in Tulum - 6 Days

In less than a week, you can experience some of the best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, which is home to hotspot destinations like Cancún and Tulum. You'll visit both these resort areas on a ride down the famous Riviera Maya stretch of the Caribbean coast. Other unforgettable activities include touring ancient Maya ruins, descending into underground rivers, and swimming in protected nature reserves.

Let the kids burn some energy at the water fountain in front of Monument to the Mexican Revolution (Monumento a la Revolucion), Mexico City
Map of Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca City  - 10 Days
Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca City - 10 Days

Kids of all ages will be fascinated by the sights, sounds, and flavors of central and southwestern Mexico. This 10-day family-friendly itinerary starts in Mexico City and travels down to Oaxaca City, passing many cultural and geological highlights along the way. Learn about Aztec culture at Teotihuacán, stargaze and find fossilized sea creatures in the desert, and take every opportunity to sample local cuisine, like quesillos and empanadas.

Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes concert hall
Map of Art & Archeology: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 9 Days
Art & Archeology: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 9 Days

The regions in and around Mexico City are brimming with art, culture, and history of both the Indigenous and Spanish-colonial variety. Over nine days, you'll experience all of these highlights plus outdoor adventures as you travel around Mexico City and the state of Oaxaca and overnight in Cholula. Activities include art walks, nature hikes, city tours, and visits to the country's most significant pre-Columbian archaeological sites.

Maya ruins near Tulum
Map of Explore the Real Riviera Maya – 8 Days
Explore the Real Riviera Maya – 8 Days

Discover authentic Mexican life on this sustainable tour of the Riviera Maya. Take a road trip from Valladolid to Tulum, stopping at sparkling forest cenotes, biosphere reserves, and ancient Maya ruins like the UNESCO-listed Chichén Itzá. Along the way, you'll meet corn farmers, rap groups, and the founder of a wildlife conservation project. Soak up some Mexican culture with a traditional steam bath and mariachi evening, then finish up on the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen.

Catch a sunset from Punta Cometa in Mazunte
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula, Oaxaca, Mazunte & More - 15 Days

Spend fifteen days exploring the best of central Mexico. You'll walk through a cactus forest in the Tehuacán-Cuicuitlan Biosphere, taste traditional Mexican Mezcal, and more on this itinerary. Start by exploring the various neighborhoods of Mexico City and floating on the canals of Xochimilco in a traditional wooden Trajinera, then continue to the countryside to explore nature and ancient ruins.

Sea turtle hatchlings ready for release
Map of Culture, Cuisine & Conservation in Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days
Culture, Cuisine & Conservation in Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days

Practice a more sustainable style of travel on this 10-day exploration of southern Mexico. Start in Oaxaca to tour the city's food markets, sit down with local artisans and cooks, and visit rural villages supported by ecotourism. Cross the Sierra Madre del Sur to hike among cloud forests and spend a night in a secluded mountain cabin, then finish on the wild Pacific beaches of Huatulco—exploring one of Mexico's newest national parks, helping with sea turtle conservation, and snorkeling among pristine ocean reefs.

Flamingows at Ría Lagartos Reserve
Map of Family Fun on the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days
Family Fun on the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days

This 10-day tour of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula is the family trip of a lifetime. Start in the village of Puerto Morelos, where you'll snorkel among the coral beds, colorful fish, and the occasional shy octopus of Puerto Morelos Reef National Park. Visit Mérida to tour ancient Chichén Itzá, then cruise Valladolid's Ría Lagartos Reserve while the kids count flocks of pink flamingoes. See the ruins of Tulum, take a jungle adventure with ziplining and cenote swims, and explore the peaceful waters of Sian Ka'an Reserve.

A Relaxing Oasis
Mexico Rainforest Exploration & Indigenous Culture: Palenque & Nahá - 6 Days

Spend six days visiting ancient Maya archaeological sites, swimming in turquoise waterfalls, and learning about the Indigenous cultures of central Mexico. Throughout it all, your expert driver will accompany you from location to location, ensuring that you're only focused on relaxing and spending time in nature—not navigating the roads.

Learn the secrets of a perfect handmade tortilla
Map of Mexican Gastronomy & Indigenous Traditions - 9 Days
Mexican Gastronomy & Indigenous Traditions - 9 Days

This nine-day itinerary takes you off-the-beaten path to discover the local cuisine and indigenous heritage of three distinct Mexican regions. Start in Mexico City with a gastronomic tour of the Aztec capital and a boat ride through the floating gardens of Xochimilco. Transfer to the mountains of Hidalgo to try your hand at mushroom picking and traditional weaving alongside the locals, then head to Puebla to stroll its flavorful markets and master the art of handmade tortillas.

 Farmers harvest agave plants to be used in mezcal spirits production
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Oaxaca: Countryside & Coast - 7 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Oaxaca: Countryside & Coast - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary takes you beyond Oaxaca's tourist trail to discover some of southern Mexico's loveliest countryside and coastline. Begin in Oaxaca City, where you'll tour the best of the city's markets and catch an insider's look at the making of savory traditional foods. Hop between distilleries and help harvest agave along the Mezcal Route, then head to Mazunte and the Pacific coast to witness turtle hatchlings take their first steps and explore biodiverse lagoons by kayak.

Visit  the Francisco Canton Park in Valladolid to explore the many Spanish colonial buildings
Map of Discover Mexico from the Capital to the Beach: Mexico City, Valladolid & Mérida - 11 Days
Discover Mexico from the Capital to the Beach: Mexico City, Valladolid & Mérida - 11 Days

Spend 11 days immersing yourself in the culture, history, cuisine, and beauty of Mexico. You'll start in Mexico City, where you'll experience all the highlights, from visiting the historic center and the Frida Kahlo Museum to enjoying the city's famous street food. Then you're off to the Yucatán Peninsula, home to incredible Maya ruins, thousands of cenote lagoons, and some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the Caribbean.

A Maya Riviera turtle
Map of Yucatán Adventure: Mexico City, Valladolid, Puerto Morelos & Holbox - 15 Days
Yucatán Adventure: Mexico City, Valladolid, Puerto Morelos & Holbox - 15 Days

From tacos and mezcal shots in Mexico City to lazing on the beaches of Holbox Island, this tour offers it all in just over two weeks. Start in Mexico's capital, where you'll learn the city's history while floating on the canals of Xochimilco. Head to Valladolid and discover the Maya ruins of Chichén Itza and Yalcoba, then venture along the Maya Riviera and snorkel in Puerto Morelos. Finish it all up by relaxing on the beaches of Holbox with some bird and whale shark watching thrown in.

El Castillo ruins at historically famous Tulum
Map of Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 11 Days
Nature & Maya Culture in the Yucatán - 11 Days

When you combine the ancient Maya culture of the Yucatán Peninsula with its natural beauty, you have all the makings of the perfect holiday. Over 11 days, you'll visit the highlights of this region, like its famous Maya ruins, while also going off the beaten path to swim in turquoise cenote lagoons and visit indigenous villages. Beyond that, you'll participate in Maya culinary workshops, snorkel in marine reserves, and discover Holbox Island's tranquil paradise.

Local Dishes
Experience Chiapas' Gastronomy & Nature in Mexico: San Cristobal de las Casas & Tziscao - 5 Days

If you want a getaway to Mexico but are short on time, look no further than this foodie & adventure-packed itinerary. You'll spend the trip based in San Cristobal de las Casas, where you'll explore the towering walls of Sumidero Canyon, learn to cook regional fare and wander the colorful streets. Spice things up with a one-day trip to Tziscao to take a boat trip on a log raft and visit a coffee plantation.

Traditional dress
Discover Central Mexico & Oaxaca: Mexico City, Cholula, Mazunte & More - 18 Days

Explore the best of Central Mexico on this 18-day tour. Start in bustling Mexico City for cultural exploration and some incredible food, then continue to Cholula to hike in the national park. Head to Oaxaca for mezcal, alebrijes, and a ritual steam bath, then round out your trip in Mazunte where you'll see baby sea turtles return to the ocean.

Crossing the Water
Explore Mexico's Chiapas Region: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque & Nahá - 9 Days

If you want to explore Mexico's Chiapas region but are short on time, this nine-day trip is a perfect blend of history, culture, and nature. Start with a river ride through Sumidero Canyon, then head to historic San Cristóbal for walking tours and a traditional cooking class. Continue to Maya archeological sites and indigenous cities for cultural exchanges while stopping en route at turquoise waterfalls.

The Roman Catholic Guadalajara Cathedral
Map of Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta: Tequila, Cacao, Ruins & Beaches - 9 Days
Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta: Tequila, Cacao, Ruins & Beaches - 9 Days

Discover western Mexico's beauty, history, and culture on this nine-day adventure. It begins in Guadalajara, where you'll not only tour its historic Spanish-colonial landmarks but also indulge in tequila tours and chocolate tastings. Then head to the coast and Puerto Vallarta, where you'll have ample time to relax on its beaches, dine in world-class restaurants, and enjoy its famous nightlife.

Iconic Playa Balandra in Baja California
Map of Southern Baja California: Sea of Cortez Adventure - 9 Days
Southern Baja California: Sea of Cortez Adventure - 9 Days

Discover Mexico's Baja California, a uniquely beautiful region famous for its sweeping desert landscapes and long stretches of golden coast. Southern Baja California, in particular, claims some of the best beaches in the state, and you'll get to visit them while also enjoying adventures like swimming with whale sharks. Finish the trip in rustic style with a multi-day camping trip on an offshore island where you'll go snorkeling around mangroves and underwater caves.

See captivating sights like Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Cholula, Oaxaca
Map of Discover Central Mexico: Morelia, Guanajuato, Acaxochitlán, Cuetzala, Cholula & Oaxaca - 12 Days
Discover Central Mexico: Morelia, Guanajuato, Acaxochitlán, Cuetzala, Cholula & Oaxaca - 12 Days

This 12-day exploration of the heart of Mexico will take you to its most historic locales. This includes stops at the 16th-century cities of Morelia and Querétaro, where you'll enjoy horseback riding through the rugged Guanajuato mountains. Then immerse yourself in the region's culture with visits to indigenous workshops, tours of coffee plantations, and outings to the most incredible sights in Puebla and Oaxaca.

Visit historic Monte Albán in Oaxaca
Map of Oaxaca & the Pacific Coast - 11 Days
Oaxaca & the Pacific Coast - 11 Days

Discover a side of Mexico that's as rich in history and indigenous culture as it is beautiful. Over 11 days, you'll experience the highlights of magical Oaxaca and go off the beaten path on nature hikes, participate in cultural workshops, and visit historic ruins. The journey continues to the Pacific Coast and the resort town of Huatulco, where you'll enjoy some well-deserved R&R on Oaxaca's inviting beaches.

Ride the Chepe Express to best experience Copper Canyon
Map of Nature & History Adventure in Mexico's Northwest: Chihuahua, Sinaloa & Copper Canyon - 8 Days
Nature & History Adventure in Mexico's Northwest: Chihuahua, Sinaloa & Copper Canyon - 8 Days

Discover the untamed nature, revolutionary history, and majestic canyons of Mexico's Chihuahua region. Over eight days, you'll embark on just about every kind of outdoor adventure, from hiking around mountain waterfalls and secluded caves to rafting the Fuerte River in neighboring Sinaloa state. The real highlight, however, is marveling at the views over the deepest gorges in the Copper Canyon, four times bigger than the Grand Canyon.

Maya Temple
Map of Mexico's Maya Roads: Temples, Waterfalls & Lagoons - 15 Days
Mexico's Maya Roads: Temples, Waterfalls & Lagoons - 15 Days

This 15-day adventure blends ancient Maya sites with stunning secluded scenery for an off-the-beaten-path journey through Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula. Venture through the Sumidero Canyon to the colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas, then take a raft along Lake Montebello to see incredible wildlife. Explore the Maya cities of Palenque, Yaxchilan, and Bonampak, get your hands into clay during a pottery class near Nahá, and cool off along the way in hidden waterfalls and turquoise lagoons.

Colorful dolls at a local Oaxaca market
Map of Family Trip to Mexico: Oaxaca & Mazunte - 10 Days
Family Trip to Mexico: Oaxaca & Mazunte - 10 Days

This family-focused 10-day tour splits your time between the vibrant southern Mexican city of Oaxaca and the unspoiled Oaxacan beach town of Mazunte. All ages will find plenty to interest and entertain them in Oaxaca, with delicious food, ancient history, and thriving culture at every corner. Then it's time to head for the coast, where you'll settle into a slower pace and introduce curious kids to natural wonders like beautiful beaches, nesting turtles, and shimmering bioluminescence.

Grijalva River Sink Canyon
Map of Savor Mexico: Discover Cuisine & Nature in Oaxaca & Chiapas - 15 Days
Savor Mexico: Discover Cuisine & Nature in Oaxaca & Chiapas - 15 Days

Prepare your tastebuds for an extraordinary culinary journey through mountains, canyons, and the sea. Start in Mexico City, where you'll shop with an expert at the famous San Juan Market. Lounge along the pristine beaches of Puerto Escondido. Learn bread-making and local cuisine in Oaxaca and visit a local mezcal distillery. Explore San Cristóbal de Las Casas' cobbled streets before venturing into the breathtaking natural scenery of Sumidero Canyon and Lagos de Montebello.

Walk around Ek' Balam followed by swimming in a cenote
Map of Jungle & Culture Tour in Mexico's Maya Land - 5 Days
Jungle & Culture Tour in Mexico's Maya Land - 5 Days

This five-day getaway to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula combines Spanish-colonial landmarks, Maya culture, and outdoor activities. Start by visiting colonial churches in Valladolid before cycling around the ancient ruins at Cobá and touring local Maya villages and cenotes. As a bonus, you'll explore not one but two unspoiled nature reserves— Sian Ka'an and Punta Laguna—for swimming and hiking.

Sample plenty of eats on this food and culture themed itinerary of Mexico
Map of Food & Culture from Mexico City to the Yucatán - 11 Days
Food & Culture from Mexico City to the Yucatán - 11 Days

Dive into Mexico's rich culture over 11 days and enjoy some of the country's best activities (and most delicious food). It begins with tours of Mexico City's historic cobbled streets and a visit to the awe-inspiring ruins at Teotihuacán. Then jet off to the Yucatán Peninsula, where you'll take a traditional cooking class plus visit mystical cenote lagoons, ancient Maya ruins, and colonial cities.

Traditional meal
Mexico Culture & Beaches: Tulum, Valladolid, Holbox Island & More - 11 Days

Swim in a hidden jungle cenote, explore the Playa Ruinas near Tulum, and more on this eleven-day exploration of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. You'll go caving underground to see ancient geologic formations, visit the archaeological site of Coba, and end the trip by relaxing on Holbox Island's beautiful sand beaches.

Scuba diving in the Yucatan
Explore the Mayan World: Tulum, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Holbox Island, & More - 21 Days

Fully immerse yourself into Mexican history and culture on this comprehensive three-week trip. From the colonial cities of Merida and Valladolid to the ancient Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza, this trip covers millennia of history and leaves room for relaxation and food. End the trip on Holbox Island for some of Mexico's loveliest beaches and plenty of sunshine

Enjoying the views
Nature & Mayan Life: Tulum, Bacalar, Merida, Holbox, & More - 16 Days

Explore the best of Mexico's offerings on this comprehensive 16-day trip. Swim in crystal clear cenotes and go sailing in the Bacalar Lagoon. Continue to Chunhuhub for a mystical bonfire experience, then spend a few days exploring the historical sites of Merida and Chichen Itza. End the trip on Holbox Island for several days of sun, beach, and surf.

Enjoy spending time exploring Yucatán's Riviera Maya
Map of Highlights of Mexico City & the Riviera Maya - 11 Days
Highlights of Mexico City & the Riviera Maya - 11 Days

Explore two of Mexico's highlight regions: historic Mexico City and the beautiful Yucatán Peninsula. In the former, you'll hike up Aztec pyramids and stroll the cobbled streets of its Centro Histórico—all while indulging in delicious street food. Then you're off to the white-sand beaches of the Yucatán, where you'll tour ancient Maya ruins, participate in Indigenous workshops, and snorkel marine reserves.

Churros are a favorite Mexican treat
Map of Mexico for Families: Crafts & Cooking in Oaxaca - 7 Days
Mexico for Families: Crafts & Cooking in Oaxaca - 7 Days

Welcome to Oaxaca, a feast for the senses! This week-long family adventure skips the rushing around to focus on the southern Mexican city's many delights. Head to the market to sip spiced hot chocolate, unwrap tamales, and indulge in syrupy nicuátole. Play hide and seek among the ancient temples of Monte Albán, then browse the region's famous handicrafts in local villages. Finish up with a rural cooking workshop, where kids can get hands-on as they make tortillas with a local Zapotec community.

Spend a morning at the famous pyramid at Chichén Itzá
Map of Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Yucatán - 5 Days
Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Yucatán - 5 Days

In just five days, you'll reach the heart of Maya Indigenous culture in Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula. Your base will be Mérida, the region's capital, where you'll walk amid colonial history and sample delicious street food with ancient roots. Then you're off to tour maíz fields, swim in cenotes (limestone sinkholes), and explore the awe-inspiring pyramid of Chichén Itzá. Finish the adventure with a day trip to a biosphere reserve known for flamingoes.

Discover the pottery, textiles, and handicrafts of Oaxaca
Map of Mexican Art & Craftsmanship in Puebla & Oaxaca- 7 Days
Mexican Art & Craftsmanship in Puebla & Oaxaca- 7 Days

Southern Mexico's rich artisan culture comes alive on this immersive weeklong itinerary. See the talavera tiles and colonial architecture of Puebla, then take a road trip south to Oaxaca to master the art of mezcal making and discover pre-Hispanic history at Monte Albán. Along the way, get up close and personal with traditional Mexican craftsmanship as you visit handicraft workshops, meet local weavers, potters, and painters, and try your hand at wood carving and alebrije painting.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Map of History, Culture & Beaches: Riviera Maya & Valladolid - 11 Days
History, Culture & Beaches: Riviera Maya & Valladolid - 11 Days

Escape to the Yucatán Peninsula, a region in southern Mexico known for its unparalleled beauty. On this adventure, you'll spend a lot of time on the famed Riviera Maya, a section of the Caribbean coast lined with white-sand beaches fronting turquoise waters. Aside from beach time, you'll also explore ancient Maya ruins, swim in underground rivers, and hike around nature reserves in and around Valladolid and the coast.

Tour the back streets of Valladolid
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucatán: Yaxunah, Mérida, Valladolid & Uxmal - 14 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucatán: Yaxunah, Mérida, Valladolid & Uxmal - 14 Days

Discover the lesser-known areas of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula with this two-week trip that takes you from Mérida and Valladolid to the local communities and cultures in between. Tour sustainable farms in Yaxunah and get a glimpse into the peninsula's Maya culture during community visits, engraving workshops, and eco-tours. Highlights include swimming and diving in secret cenotes, admiring colorful colonial architecture in Izamal, and boating past pink flamingoes in the Celestún Biosphere Reserve.

Explore ancient ruins in Tulum with the kids
Map of Family Adventure on Mexico's Costa Maya - 14 Days
Family Adventure on Mexico's Costa Maya - 14 Days

Mexico's Costa Maya region is an ideal destination for families, whether your kids are tiny, nearly grown, or somewhere in between. The combination of beautiful beaches, outdoor attractions, plentiful wildlife, delicious food, and fascinating culture will appeal to kids and adults alike. This two-week itinerary provides ample opportunities to relax and rejuvenate as well as get active and make the most of the destination—as you snorkel, kayak, cycle, and swim together along the spectacular Caribbean coast.

Sunset over the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula
Map of Self-Drive Adventure on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & El Cuyo - 7 Days
Self-Drive Adventure on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & El Cuyo - 7 Days

Go beyond the surface beauty of Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula to discover its rich history, culture, and nature. This weeklong escape begins in the well-preserved Spanish-colonial city of Valladolid, from which you'll take trips to cenotes and ancient ruins like Ekʼ Balam and Chichén Itzá. Other highlights include visiting the largest Maya pyramid in the region at Cobá, plus an exciting day of kitesurfing on the north coast.

End your week in Oaxaca on the beaches of Puerto Escondido
Map of Coastal Mexico Adventure: Oaxaca, Huatulco & Puerto Escondido - 7 Days
Coastal Mexico Adventure: Oaxaca, Huatulco & Puerto Escondido - 7 Days

Experience a week of laid-back adventure with this outdoor-oriented tour focused on Oaxaca's Pacific coast. Get to know the colorful culture and cuisine of Oaxaca City and its surroundings before setting off for the protected natural wonders of Huatulco. Snorkel and cruise through its famous bays, then turn inland to hike in the subtropical rainforest of the Sierra Madre del Sur. Continue along the coast to end your trip with kayaking and beach time on the golden sands of Puerto Escondido.

Mexican food will appeal to the whole family
Map of Flavors of Mexico Family Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days
Flavors of Mexico Family Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days

As any parent knows, kids tend to have big appetites. Satisfy perpetually empty bellies and curious tastebuds on a 10-day food-focused tour of Mexico. Starting in Mexico City and ending in Oaxaca, you'll enjoy a range of culinary activities along the way—as well as physical activity to earn that next meal. Visit a taco night market in Mexico City, cycle through an Aztec archeological site, try your hand at making Indigenous food in Oaxaca, hike through cactus-filled deserts and mountains, and more.

Temple of Quetzalcoatl
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula, Oaxaca, Mazunte, & More - 13 Days

If you want to experience Mexico's culture and leave time for adventure, look no further than this packed 13-day trip. From the buzzing streets of Mexico City to the ancient archaeological ruins that emerge from the rainforest, you'll see the best of the region and enjoy insider experiences, like a traditional Temzacal steam bath.

A close up of Mexico City's "tacos al pastor"
Map of Food & Culture from Mexico City to the Yucatán - 12 Days
Food & Culture from Mexico City to the Yucatán - 12 Days

Over 12 days, you'll experience the cultural highlights of Mexico City and the Yucatán Peninsula, from the cuisine to the historic landmarks to the natural beauty. It starts with a whirlwind tour of Mexico's capital, during which you'll nibble on street food, stroll the colonial streets of Coyoacán, and hike the pyramids of Teotihuacán. Then it's off to the stunning Yucatán region to laze on white-sand beaches, visit biosphere reserves, and hike around ancient Maya ruins.

Visit the ancient Maya site of Uxmal and a nearby chocolate museum
Map of Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Valladolid & Mérida - 5 Days
Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Valladolid & Mérida - 5 Days

Pack a wealth of Maya culture and history into just five days on this whirlwind tour of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Create lasting memories as you tour the cobbled streets of Valladolid and Mérida, hike the ruins at Ek' Balam, and marvel at the Chichén Itzá pyramid, which dates back over 1,500 years. Other highlights include swimming in cenotes and taking an immersive chocolate tour in Uxmal.

Valladolid, Mexico
Map of History, Nature & Gastronomy in Mexico City, Valladolid & Isla Holbox - 13 Days
History, Nature & Gastronomy in Mexico City, Valladolid & Isla Holbox - 13 Days

Experience the best of Mexico's food and culture and still find time to relax on the beach on this 12-day trip from Mexico City to the Yucatán Peninsula. Start in the capital and explore the past, from Frida Kahlo's house to the pyramids of Teotihuacán. Then, head to Yalcobá to swim in freshwater cenotes and learn about Maya milpa farming before taking the ferry to Isla Holbox, where you'll fish, kayak in bioluminescent water, and chill in a hammock.

 The waves in Puerto Escondido are renowned for their size and power, making it a haven for surfers
Map of Mexico's Nature & Culture: Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido & San Cristóbal de las Casas - 10 Days
Mexico's Nature & Culture: Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido & San Cristóbal de las Casas - 10 Days

Combine time in nature with cultural experiences as you explore southern Mexico's diverse landscapes, Indigenous cultures, historic towns, and Pacific coastlines. Sample Oaxacan gastronomy from its eight regions, take a serene mountain walk in San Felipe del Agua, and admire the cascading waterfall rock formations at Hierve el Agua. Venture to Sumidero Canyon's towering cliffs and immerse yourself in the cultural traditions of Chiapa de Corzo, a historic town known for its traditional lacquerware art.

Take a quick trip to Oaxaca
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Discover Oaxaca: Mexico's Cultural & Culinary Gem - 4 Days

If there's one region of Mexico perfect for a quick getaway, it's the southwestern state of Oaxaca. Here you'll get a lot of bang for your buck as you spend four days enjoying excellent street food, touring pre-Columbian archaeological sites, and visiting local artisan towns. Cap the trip with a stop at Hierve el Agua, one of the most incredible waterfalls in Mexico.

Piñata in Mexico City
Map of Make Family Memories in Mexico City & the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days
Make Family Memories in Mexico City & the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days

This family-friendly adventure starts in Mexico City. You'll take a walking food tour through the center, ride the carousel at Chapultepec Park, and experience the wonders of ancient Teotihuacán from the birds-eye view of a hot air balloon. Then, it's off to the Yucatán to dive into the blue waters of cenotes, spot pink flamingoes at Ría Lagartos Reserve, and stroll the beaches of Holbox Island. End your tour with a once-in-a-lifetime swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world.

Visit the ruins at Ek' Balam on your last full day
Map of Mexico's Yucatán in a Nutshell Tour - 5 Days
Mexico's Yucatán in a Nutshell Tour - 5 Days

Go beyond Cancún and explore the lesser-visited highlights of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula on this quick five-day escape. It begins in Puerto Morelos, whose unspoiled reef is part of a marine reserve you'll explore during a snorkeling trip. Then visit the ruins of El Castillo—situated above a beach in beautiful Tulum—before finishing with a tour of the even grander Ek' Balam archaeological site.

Experience the diverse culture and traditions of the Mexican state of Oaxaca
Map of Oaxaca Highlights: Mexico's Most Diverse State - 14 Days
Oaxaca Highlights: Mexico's Most Diverse State - 14 Days

As one of Mexico's most ethnically diverse states, Oaxaca is a melting pot of remarkable food, culture, and outdoor activities. With this 14-day itinerary, you'll experience it all, from the Oaxacan capital to the Pacific coast, squeezing in a vast number of experiences along the way. Sample smoky mezcal and street food, trek in the jungle, kayak across a lagoon, join a tortilla workshop, release turtles, learn to surf, and finish with some free time to relax on your choice of golden beaches.

Smoke roiling from Popocatepetl
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula, Oaxaca, Mazunte, & More - 11 Days

This packed eleven-day itinerary offers the best of Central Mexico's culture and nature, from volcanoes to the ocean. You'll go hiking in the national park, visit Mexico City's best museums, and walk through a forest of cactuses. There's also time for moments of relaxation — kick back on Mazunte's beaches, enjoy a leisurely sunset walk in the forest, and take in the best of Oaxaca's foodie scene.

See Mexico City's origins, from Aztec ruins to Colonial palaces, in its vibrant Centro Histórico
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Ultimate Mexico City Luxury - 5 Days

This five-day luxury Mexico City escape has been meticulously curated for first-time visitors. When you're not on exclusive and private tours, taking you from the floating gardens at Xochimilco to the mysterious wonders of Teotihuacán, you'll enjoy 5-star luxury at a chic design hotel. Taste your way across the city's taco stalls and favorite food market, admire the timeless beauty of Frida Kahlo's iconic Casa Azul, and tour the ancient ruins and Baroque palaces of the Centro Histórico.

A local vendor and her handmade textiles on the streets of Oaxaca
Map of Discover Oaxaca's Art & Culture - 5 Days
Discover Oaxaca's Art & Culture - 5 Days

Oaxaca's folk art and craftsmanship take center stage on this five-day tour of the southern Mexican state. Mingle with the locals at a mezcal distillery, then learn the secrets of traditional medicine in the bustling Central de Abastos market. Visit the weaving workshops of Teotitlán del Valle, paint your own alebrijes, and create woodcut prints with local artisans. Alongside all the creativity, you'll also explore the history and nature of the region with scenic hikes and visits to ancient Mesoamerican sites.

Take a dip in the Caribbean Sea after exploring the Tulum Archaeological Zone
Map of Cultural Highlights of Mexico - 13 Days
Cultural Highlights of Mexico - 13 Days

A great thing about Mexico is that its cultural highlights also make for some of the most fun activities. You'll experience many such adventures over 13 days as you tour the historic center of Mexico City, hike the pyramids of Teotihuacán, and visit colorful neighborhoods like Xochimilco. Then you're off to the famous Yucatán Peninsula to tour the ruins of ancient Maya cities, participate in indigenous cultural exchanges, and enjoy beach time on the Caribbean coast and the Holbox Island.

Puerto Morelos
Explore the Mayan World: Tulum, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Holbox Island, & More - 19 Days

Drive from city to beach on this nineteen-day immersive trip through the Yucatan Peninsula. From the colonial cities of Merida and Valladolid to the ancient Maya ruins of Chichen Itza and Uxmal, you'll explore the best that the region has to offer. Tour historic sites, sample local fare, relax on beaches, and more as you make your way through the jungles and roads of the area.

Black plates, holding traditional Oaxacan green mole, sit on colorful place mats
Map of Explore Oaxaca Through Its Cuisine - 7 Days
Explore Oaxaca Through Its Cuisine - 7 Days

Connect with the rich history and culture of Mexico's "culinary capital" through its famous cuisine on this seven-day tour of Oaxaca. Get your fill of distinct Oaxacan flavors with market tours, Indigenous cooking lessons, and local drink tasting. This journey won't only be about the food, though, with a trek through the Ixtepeji cloud forest, a city tour to see Oaxaca's many murals and several demonstrations of ancient Indigenous art traditions.

Izamal, the famous "Yellow City of the Yucatán"
Map of Escape to Chichén Itzá & Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days
Escape to Chichén Itzá & Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days

Discover the history, heart, and natural beauty of Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula on this weeklong adventure. Start in the colonial city of Valladolid, followed by a deep dive into Indigenous culture in Yalcobá. After touring the incredible 1,500-year-old pyramid of Chichén Itzá, finish with a delicious street food tour of Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán and one of Mexico's great gastronomy centers.

 Enjoy discovering natural sinkholes around the Yucatán
Map of Outdoor Adventures on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, El Cuyo & Holbox - 10 Days
Outdoor Adventures on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, El Cuyo & Holbox - 10 Days

With 10 days in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, you can discover the best outdoor adventures, from snorkeling in Puerto Morelos' National Reef Park to boating among flamingoes in Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Swim in little-known cenotes and spend an exciting day of kitesurfing on the north coast. Finish your trip with three days on Isla Holbox, where you'll cruise through mangroves by kayak and jump on a speedboat to the peninsula's northernmost point.

An unspoiled beach in Huatulco
Map of Mexico Land & Sea Adventure: Bays & Beaches of Huatulco - 5 Days
Mexico Land & Sea Adventure: Bays & Beaches of Huatulco - 5 Days

Need a quick but exciting getaway? On this five-day adventure in Mexico's coastal Huatulco region, you'll be welcomed by vistas of gleaming bays and golden beaches where protected flora and fauna thrive. Dive right into exciting water activities, from snorkeling and swimming to sailing under starlit skies. Explore the lively town, connect with locals, and savor traditions like crafting corn tortillas and creating carafe ice cream from scratch.

Bright pink building with blue shutters in colorful Oaxaca City
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Explore Oaxaca's Local Tastes, Textures & Traditions - 5 Days

Ignite your senses with this exhilarating five-day tour that immerses you in the vibrant culture of Oaxaca. Begin by savoring local flavors at Mercado de la Merced, then master the art of Oaxacan cooking in a workshop led by community chefs. Head to the Oaxaca Valley, where you'll marvel at the vistas from Monte Albán's historic archaeological zone, before visiting the cherished artisan workshops which produce the colorful and ornate handicrafts that define Oaxaca—and even painting your own!

San Servacio Church in Valladolid
Map of Discover Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days
Discover Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days

Discover a side of Mexico's famed Yucatán Peninsula that tourists rarely see. First, stroll the cobbled streets of Valladolid and marvel at impressive Spanish colonial churches. After Indigenous experiences at Ek' Balam and Yaxunah, you'll take a dip in sapphire cenotes, visit the awe-inspiring pyramid at Chichén Itzá, and cap the trip with street-food tours in Mérida, the region's capital.

Experience the nature and beauty of the Yucatán, below and above water
Map of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in a Nutshell Tour - 10 Days
Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in a Nutshell Tour - 10 Days

Explore the cultural and natural highlights of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula on this perfectly paced 10-day tour. Split your time between three key Yucatán towns: the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos, the lively Tulum, and the historical Valladolid. Along the way, you'll snorkel among coral reefs, swim in hidden cenotes near ruined Maya cities, and explore the underground river of Río Secreto.

See the turquoise waters of Laguna Bacalar by sailboat
Map of Best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Cities, Culture & Coast - 14 Days
Best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Cities, Culture & Coast - 14 Days

With two weeks to spare, you can discover Yucatán's white-sand beaches, ancient Maya ruins, and colorful colonial cities at a relaxed pace. This adventurous itinerary takes you counter-clockwise around the peninsula from Valladolid to Tulum, checking off the region's many UNESCO-listed archaeological sites, nature reserves, and historic centers along the way. Highlights include snorkeling off Isla Holbox, sampling regional gastronomy in Mérida, and climbing the Maya pyramid at Calakmul.

Campeche's fortified city was built to defend against frequent pirate raids in the 17th century
Map of Ultimate Yucatán Road Trip: History, Culture & Nature - 14 Days
Ultimate Yucatán Road Trip: History, Culture & Nature - 14 Days

Circle the entire Yucatán Peninsula on this self-drive adventure through the region's historic cities, archaeological sites, and nature reserves. Over two weeks, you'll explore the ruins of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, spot monkeys and toucans in the jungles of Calakmul, follow an artisan route through the villages of Campeche, and paddle through the colorful lagoons of Bacalar. Your trip winds down on the coast, snorkeling through Cozumel's reefs and learning to cook with the locals near Playa del Carmen.

 Admire several waterfalls within Sumidero Canyon
Map of Mexico's Natural & Archaeological Wonders: Chiapas to the Yucatán - 14 Days
Mexico's Natural & Archaeological Wonders: Chiapas to the Yucatán - 14 Days

Two weeks in Mexico is ideal for discovering the Chiapas and Yucatán regions' natural and archaeological treasures. Your route traverses the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula and finishes in Isla Holbox on the paradisical Caribbean Coast. Along the way, boat through natural wonders like the Sumidero Canyon, a brilliant pink lake in Ría Lagartos Reserve, and unspoiled beaches at Cabo Catoche. You'll also swim in cenotes and tour archaeological sites like Palenque, Uxmal, and Chichén Itzá.

Learn to make tortillas with a local Maya community in the Yucatán
Map of Insider's Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days
Insider's Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days

Get off the beaten path for a week of culture and nature in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Start in Yaxunah with a weaving workshop and an introduction to ancient Maya farming methods. Transfer to Valladolid to explore the ancient ruins of Ek' Balam and Chichén Itzá, learn embroidery and tortilla-making with local communities, and get to know the colorful streets of colonial Mérida. After some adventurous cenote diving, you'll wrap up with a day of nature and wildlife in the Celestun Biosphere Reserve.

 A sign showing the direction of a cenote in the Yucatán Peninsula
Map of Active Yucatán Road Trip: Ruins, Cenotes & Outdoor Adventure - 10 Days
Active Yucatán Road Trip: Ruins, Cenotes & Outdoor Adventure - 10 Days

This self-drive Yucatán adventure takes you through some of some of the most unspoiled nature on Mexico's Caribbean coast. Based between Valladolid and Tulum, you'll spend time exploring archaeological ruins and swimming in crystal-clear cenotes. Float through the ancient lagoon system of the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, head into the jungle for ziplining and canoeing, and then sit down with the locals to taste traditional cooking and cuisine.

Combine culture with culinary experiences on this whirlwind tour through the heart of Mexico
Map of A Luxury Journey to Mexico's Heart: Mexico City & Oaxaca - 5 Days
A Luxury Journey to Mexico's Heart: Mexico City & Oaxaca - 5 Days

See the best of Mexico City and Oaxaca in a short amount of time with this luxurious trip combining 5-star hotels with private culture and food experiences. In Mexico City, you'll embark on a taco crawl, float along the canals of Xochimilco, and join a private cooking class. In Oaxaca, unravel the colorful city's charm with guided tours, market visits, and an enriching day trip to discover the region's culture and sights.

 Tour food stalls at Oaxaca's central markets and savor flavorful eats
Map of Mexican Culture, Cuisine & Crafts in Oaxaca - 7 Days
Mexican Culture, Cuisine & Crafts in Oaxaca - 7 Days

Culture enthusiasts will savor one week of engaging in Oaxaca's traditions, gastronomy, and handicrafts. Sample famed regional dishes before exploring La Sierra Norte's cloud forest. Then, set out into local villages, each known for a handiwork, from San Antonino's intricate embroidery to Tilcajete's hand-painted alebrijes. Learn from a traditional doctor about medicinal plants in San Pablo Etla, where you'll lace up your hiking boots for the Puma Trail and transform the amaranth plant into a dessert.

Experience the many shades of blue in Bacalar's lagoon
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Discover the Yucatán: Natural Treasures & Maya Heritage - 14 Days

This 14-day journey through the Yucatán Peninsula weaves nature, Maya culture, and ancient wonders into one memorable adventure. Start your exploration in Tulum, where pristine beaches meet well-preserved Maya ruins. Then head to the Lagoon of Seven Colors in Bacalar for a serene escape before immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Valladolid, with its colorful colonial charm and archaeological wonders. Finally, venture to Holbox, an island paradise packed with nature experiences.

Tour ancient sites like Mitla to uncover the rich Mesoamerican history of this region
Map of Mexico's Archaeological Wonders & Foodie Culture: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days
Mexico's Archaeological Wonders & Foodie Culture: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days

Experience 10 days of archaeological treasures and authentic cuisine in Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca. Especially appealing for history buffs and foodies, this itinerary blends the culinary and cultural highlights. See the bustling metropolis of Mexico City, Teotihuacán's majestic pyramids, Puebla's charming streets, and Oaxaca's rich landscapes as you savor mouthwatering tacos, indulge in mezcal under starlit skies, and uncover pre-Hispanic cultures in world-renowned museums.

Climb to the highest ruins of Ek' Balam, an ancient Maya site once lost to the dense jungle
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 10 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 10 Days

This 10-day trip introduces you to an authentic side of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, from Valladolid to Mérida, and the local communities and cultures in between. See Maya wonders at Ek' Balam and Chichén Itzá, join sustainable workshops to weave hammocks and make tortillas alongside the locals, and cool off with plenty of swimming in secret cenotes. Catch a glimpse of the peninsula's unspoiled nature as well, with day trips into the biodiverse hotspots of Ría Lagartos and the Celestún Biosphere Reserve.

Enjoy free time to explore Merida's beautiful Spanish colonial architecture
Map of Mexico Culture & Nature Escape: Mérida & the Yucatán - 5 Days
Mexico Culture & Nature Escape: Mérida & the Yucatán - 5 Days

Explore a different side of Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula on this five-day escape to Mérida, the region's capital. Take part in a number of culture and nature experiences that include visiting Maya communities, boating to the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, touring the ancient milpa fields of Yaxunah, and visiting Chichén Itzá, the "famous wonder of the Maya world," which dates back over 1,500 years.

Enjoy swims in cenotes, the Caribbean Sea, and Lake Bacalar during this active road trip
Map of Mexico's Natural Beauty & Ancient Marvels in the Yucatán - 14 Days
Mexico's Natural Beauty & Ancient Marvels in the Yucatán - 14 Days

This self-drive adventure takes you through Mexico's natural and ancient wonders. Based along the Yucatán Peninsula's northeastern coast, you'll split your time exploring coral reefs and ancient Maya ruins. Active travelers will enjoy archaeological parks, such as Ek' Balam, Cobá, and Chichén Itzá, touring a sustainable pearl farm, and sailing in Lake Bacalar. Round off your trip with an expedition to the Maya underworld along the Río Secreto and diving in the crystalline waters of Cozumel Island.

A lighthouse keeps watch over the rich biodiversity and coral gardens off the shores of Puerto Morelos
Map of Self-Drive Yucatán Discovery: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, Mérida & El Cuyo - 10 Days
Self-Drive Yucatán Discovery: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, Mérida & El Cuyo - 10 Days

Sample the best of the Yucatán Peninsula's archaeological and natural wonders, Indigenous communities, and charming cities with this 10-day road trip. Drive from the Riviera Maya coastline to the Spanish colonial cities of Valladolid and Mérida. Tour the ancient Maya ruins at Ek' Balam and Chichén Itzá before a day trip to coastal towns, which bring beekeeping insights and a boat ride to a cenote. Finish in El Cuyo on the northern coast, spotting flamingoes on a boat ride in Ría Lagartos Reserve.

Colorful paper flags over a street in San Miguel de Allende
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Luxury Getaway in Mexico's Colonial Cities: Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende - 5 Days

This luxurious journey through the heart of Mexico explores the captivating colonial cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende over five days. Get swept up in the charm of these UNESCO-listed gems as you explore cobblestone streets and historic architecture with a private guide. Go deeper with a private wine tasting, tour the city of Santiago de Querétaro, join a horseback ride in the mountains of Guanajuato, and elevate your culinary skills with a hands-on Mexican cooking workshop.

Discover hidden gems in Mexico City and beyond on this 10-day tour
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Mexico City, Puebla & Cuetzalan - 10 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Mexico City, Puebla & Cuetzalan - 10 Days

Revel in Mexico's hidden corners with this 10-day insider's tour. In Mexico City, hunt down the best murals, cruise down ancient canals, and learn to cook traditional food. Bike through the Teotihuacán pyramids on your way to colorful Puebla, where you'll walk its historic streets and visit nearby Cholula. Transfer to the remote Cuetzalan to explore the mountainous nature and surrounding coffee plantations, then return to the capital for the Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexican wrestling, and a mezcal tasting.

 Explore the incredible volcanoes around Mexico City on this 10-day tour
Map of Hiking, Biking & Volcano Adventures Around Mexico City - 10 Days
Hiking, Biking & Volcano Adventures Around Mexico City - 10 Days

Explore volcanoes, pyramids, and the colorful neighborhoods of Mexico City during this active 10-day adventure. Float down the ancient Aztec canals of the capital before heading to the nearby Teotihuacán pyramids for a biking tour. Hike around the famous "Smoking Lady" of Popocatépetl volcano, sweat out your impurities at a traditional temazcal in Amanalco, and spend a night at the base of Nevado de Toluca in a cozy mountain cabin.

 Scenic streets and colorful buildings in historic city center of Oaxaca de Juarez
Map of Mexican Culture & Cuisine in Oaxaca - 5 Days
Mexican Culture & Cuisine in Oaxaca - 5 Days

Embark on an immersive five-day adventure through Oaxaca's rich culture and cuisine. Start your trip with an Indigenous gastronomic workshop, cycle through artistic neighborhoods, learn about amaranth, and explore the ancient city of Monte Albán. You'll even get hands-on, from painting your own alebrijes sculpture to learning how to cook traditional dishes in a rural Oaxacan village.

Discover some of Mexico's City's most romantic neighborhoods on this five-day getaway
Map of Romantic Getaway to Mexico City - 5 Days
Romantic Getaway to Mexico City - 5 Days

Let Mexico City sweep you off your feet on this romantic, five-day introduction to the city. Taste adventurous flavors at an intimate dinner in the Centro Histórico, then hold hands as you cruise the canals of Xochimilco by traditional boat. Tour the charming neighborhoods of Coyoacán and San Ángel, and step into the world of famed muralist Diego Rivera at his museum. Finally, take a day trip to the incredible ruins of Teotihuacán to explore the pyramids and take part in an ancient cave ritual.

Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle served as a royal residence for Emperor Maximilian I during the 1860s
Map of Mexico's Culture, Nature & Cuisine: Mexico City, Valladolid & Isla Holbox - 11 Days
Mexico's Culture, Nature & Cuisine: Mexico City, Valladolid & Isla Holbox - 11 Days

Discover Mexico's cultural and natural wonders and cuisine on this 11-day tour of Mexico City, Valladolid, and Isla Holbox. Sample the capital city's gastronomy and history, from a street food tour to the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacán. Visit the Maya community of Yalcobá in Valladolid to swim in crystal-clear cenotes and learn about Maya milpa farming traditions. Then, embark on a ferry to Isla Holbox, where fishing, kayaking in bioluminescent waters, and hammock lounging await.

Step into the world of Frida Kahlo at Casa Azul
Map of An Art-Centered Tour of Mexico City - 5 Days
An Art-Centered Tour of Mexico City - 5 Days

Five days is the perfect amount of time to experience Mexico City's rich, artistic heritage—and see the cultural highlights too. From the influence of Frida Kahlo and her famous residence, Casa Azul, to Diego Rivera's provoking murals and contemporary masterpieces at the Museo de Arte Moderno, this tour runs the gamut of artistic representation in North America's largest city.

 Explore Mexico City and its many flavors as a local guide leads you to the best street food and restaurants in the city
Map of A Food-Focused Trip to Mexico City - 5 Days
A Food-Focused Trip to Mexico City - 5 Days

Mexican cuisine is so much more complex than burritos and tacos. You'll find out why on this five-day tour through the country's capital, Mexico City. Explore this massive metropolis' distinct neighborhoods, historic landmarks, and ancient past alongside a local guide. But the best part? Diving taste buds first into its dynamic gastronomy through local street stalls, traditional restaurants, and pastelerias (bakeries).

The historic center of Mexico is a bustling area full of gorgeous colonial buildings and Aztec ruins
Map of Highlights of Mexico City & Tepoztlán - 10 Days
Highlights of Mexico City & Tepoztlán - 10 Days

Focus on the highlights and hidden corners of Mexico City with this immersive 10-day tour. Explore ancient Aztec ruins and colonial churches, then sample exotic treats at the gourmet Mercado de San Juan, walk through the opulent rooms of Chapultepec Castle, and marvel at the pyramids of Teotihuacán. Escape the city for a quick getaway to the mystical mountain town of Tepoztlán for two nights, and end your trip in style with a night of contemporary Mexican gastronomy back in the capital.

Explore the secrets of ancient Teotihuacán on foot, followed by a memorable cave ceremony and culinary experience
Map of Active Mexico City: Pyramids, Culture & Volcanoes - 5 Days
Active Mexico City: Pyramids, Culture & Volcanoes - 5 Days

If you like your city breaks filled with nature and outdoor adventure, this five-day Mexico City getaway is your perfect match. You'll stroll the urban oases of Coyoacán and Chapultepec, glide through Aztec-era waterways on the canals of Xochimilco, and venture farther afield with day trips to the pyramids of Teotihuacán and a rugged hike among the volcanoes of Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park.

 Delve into colorful colonial towns like San Miguel de Allende on this 10-day tour of Mexico City and its surroundings
Map of Best of Mexico City & the Bajío: Culture, Cuisine & Pueblos Mágicos - 10 Days
Best of Mexico City & the Bajío: Culture, Cuisine & Pueblos Mágicos - 10 Days

Experience the highlights of Mexico City, then strike out into the surrounding Bajío region to hop between colorful colonial towns steeped in history. Over 10 days, you'll sample street tacos in the capital, bike through the pyramids of Teotihuacán, sip wine at ancient vineyards in Bernal, and soar over Tequisquiapan by hot-air balloon. Soak in hot springs near San Miguel de Allende, see the underground mines of Guanajuato, and end back in Mexico City with a lucho libre show and a cooking class.

Visit Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Church perched atop Tlachihualtepetl (the Great Pyramid of Cholula)
Map of Highlights of Mexico City & Cholula - 5 Days
Highlights of Mexico City & Cholula - 5 Days

This five-day getaway is packed with cultural highlights, perfect for travelers wanting to experience Mexico's archaeology, cuisine, and art. You'll admire the architecture of Mexico City's neighborhoods, witness floating gardens in Xochimilco, tour Frida Kahlo's house, and cycle past the ancient ruins of Teotihuacán. Then, continue to Cholula, a fusion of Indigenous culture and Spanish colonial influences, for a market experience followed by a traditional ceramics workshop.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful buildings of Mexico City, like the Palacio de Bellas Artes
Map of Cultural Treasures of Mexico City - 7 Days
Cultural Treasures of Mexico City - 7 Days

Spend a week delving into the rich cultural heritage of Mexico City, from pre-Hispanic times to the modern era. Start by ordering street tacos in the historic district and marveling at the murals among the famous Teotihuacán pyramids. Then visit sustainable island farms in the colorful Xochimilco canals and shop for art on the cobblestoned streets of Coyoacán. Finish by gaping at the opulent rooms in Chapultepec Castle before exploring Casa Azul, once home to artist Frida Kahlo.

Learn how to order street food like tacos al pastor from a local guide
Map of Ultimate Foodie Adventure in Mexico City - 7 Days
Ultimate Foodie Adventure in Mexico City - 7 Days

This weeklong culinary tour in Mexico City is made for food and drink lovers. Start by sipping artisanal mezcal as you wander the charming neighborhood of Navarte. Then savor Oaxacan mole at a restaurant, wander the stalls of the gourmet Mercado de San Juan, and order tacos al pastor from street vendors. You'll also dig into guacamole at a cantina, sip local beers while cheering on your favorite Mexican wrestler, attend a cooking class, and try ancient culinary delights at the ruins of Teotihuacán.

Tacos de chapulines (grasshopper tacos) are a traditional Oaxacan snack
Map of Luxury Oaxaca Foodie Experience - 5 Days
Luxury Oaxaca Foodie Experience - 5 Days

Treat your senses to five days of Oaxaca's world-famous gastronomy with this luxury foodie fiesta. Check into your boutique hotel, then join a relaxed bike ride to sample street food with a private guide. Visit the city's top market halls and join a one-on-one cooking workshop with a local culinary master. Finally, explore ancient civilizations at Monte Albán and unleash your creativity at an alebrije workshop.

 Try delicious traditional Mexican cuisine in Coyoacán
Map of  Cuisine & Culture of Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days
Cuisine & Culture of Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days

This food and culture-focused itinerary takes you to central Mexico for a week of rich culinary and cultural traditions. It all starts in Mexico City, where you'll savor mouthwatering street food and take a floating tour of the historic canals of Xochimilco. See the Valley of Teotihuacán's "City of the Gods" via bicycle, then continue to Puebla, exploring its neighborhoods and ancient architecture and learning to make tortillas and mole poblano like a local.

You can't get much closer to the beach than at your luxury boutique hotel in Tulum (photo courtesy of La Zebra Colibri)
Map of Authentic Luxury on Mexico's Riviera Maya - 5 Days
Authentic Luxury on Mexico's Riviera Maya - 5 Days

This five-day itinerary redefines laid-back luxury travel on the Riviera Maya, mixing the colonial charm of Valladolid with Tulum's coastal chic. Start in Valladolid with a private walking tour, then unveil the ancient secrets of Ek' Balam and cycle through the mystique of Cobá's ruins. Cruise along the Caribbean coast, snorkeling with tropical fish and giant turtles as your onboard chef prepares a fresh Mexican lunch. Finally, take home Mexico's culinary secrets with a private cooking class in a local chef's home.

Sample the sacred Aztec drink of pulque (fermented agave juice) in an atmospheric cave dining experience at Teotihuacán
Map of Sacred Mexico: Culture, History & Cuisine in Mexico City & Cholula - 10 Days
Sacred Mexico: Culture, History & Cuisine in Mexico City & Cholula - 10 Days

Seek out the rich flavors and sacred traditions of central Mexico with this 10-day itinerary. Snack on Mexico City's spiced street corn and cruise down its pre-Columbian waterways, then learn about Aztec history and Indigenous customs with a spiritual cave ceremony in Teotihuacán. Continue to the "Magical Town" of Cholula to dive into its culinary traditions with a market tour and tortilla-making workshop, then end back in the capital at the pilgrimage site of the Basilica of Santa Virgin of Guadalupe.

 Find the best adventures in and around Mexico City on this one-week tour
Map of Authentic Food & Outdoor Adventures in Mexico City - 7 Days
Authentic Food & Outdoor Adventures in Mexico City - 7 Days

Immerse yourself in Mexico City's most unexpected food and outdoor experiences during this weeklong tour. Start the trip by enjoying a tasting menu prepared by Oaxacan chefs and eating your way through the charming Roma neighborhood. Then see a mariachi show, trek along the Popocatépetl volcano, and cruise the canals at Xochimilco. If that's not enough, visit Frida Kahlo's house, cheer on your favorite Mexican wrestler, and soar over the pyramids of Teotihuacán in a hot-air balloon.