Mexico is full of rich cultural traditions, historic sites, and beautifully diverse landscapes. Discover the highlights of Mexico on tour, from charming colonial cities to ancient Mayan ruins and the relaxed beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula. The friendly locals welcome you with open arms and the delicious cuisine will delight you as you explore Mexico on one of our 44 guided tours and small group adventures.
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Must do experiences and highlights on a tour of Mexico
The Pyramids of Teotihuacán
Travel back in time as you wander along the Avenue of the Dead and discover the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon that still stand tall in this ancient city.
Birdwatching in Celestún
Visit the Celestún Biosphere Reserve, home to an array of birdlife. November through March is the best time to see thousands of flamingos paint the landscape pink.
Playful Playa del Carmen
Enjoy all things sun, salt and sand on this Caribbean coastline, blessed with beautiful beaches. Snorkel the coral reef or relax on the soft white sand.
Picture Perfect Palenque
Although perhaps not as well known as its sister site, Chichen Itza, the Mayan ruins of Palenque are incredible. The beautiful jungle setting, along with impressive craftsmanship, make it a truly special place to visit.
Rich with colonial architecture, laid back plazas and lovely streets, Oaxaca's UNESCO World Heritage status is certainly merited. Shop the colourful handicraft markets which add an artistic flair to the already vibrant cityscape.
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What our clients are saying about their tours in and around Mexico
Overall this was a comprehensive, well paced, cultural and scenic tour with a wide variety of experiences especially as Mexico and Cuba are both rich in both geography and history. Tour highlights included Oaxaca, Mexico (indigenous prominent region) and Vinales, Cuba (tobacco region). Mexico: Tour group size: Five (over Xmas/ New year period). Accommodation and services: Generally pretty good however the Merida accommodation was a bit depressing (drab rooms, smelly, sweaty pillows). Hotel Geneva ...read more was centrally located in Mexico City, close to everything. Internet was generally widely available in hotels. Plenty of laundry opportunities (e.g. nearby laundromats) or hotel service along the way. Inclusions: Excellent local guides - very professional and knowledgeable, included breakfasts were plentiful. So much history was generously shared during each tour. Sumidero Canyon boat trip kind of felt like participating in an organised cartel (e.g. boat captain stopped the boat in the middle of river to ‘ask’ for tips from every person on board before taking boat back to home base). Tour bus driver (Carlos) was exceptional. Tour guide: In comparison to other similar tours (costings, time frames, itinerary), the tour guide did not meet expectations. Examples include: no Peregrine attire worn during entire trip (e.g. promoted other economical tour company, in attire), limited proactive, practical, logistical information shared during trip which would have significantly enhanced the experience (e.g. key info before arriving at each destination, advanced knowledge of time until next toilet stops on long journey, that bus facilities included onboard charging stations for electronic devices, why tour coach was being stopped by officials or specific Indigenous communities en route to destinations). In addition, the tour guide was unable to target communication to small group of experienced, seasoned travellers (e.g. repeatedly referred to bathrooms as place to go ‘pee pee’), allowed a single traveller to dominate tour leader’s time to detriment of others on tour, unreceptive to receiving constructive feedback (e.g. became emotional when presented with suggestions for improved service), was unfamiliar with layout of airport in Mexico City especially when navigating internal flights changes, overly reliant on an English-Spanish speaking member of travel group to assist with translation, particularly when tour logistics went ‘pear-shaped’. The trip would also have been enhanced if the tour guide used the bus microphone, as per the bus drivers suggestion, despite the small group. This would have allowed travellers at the back of the bus to listen attentively to limited logistical information shared. It is recommended that Peregrine invest in additional retraining for the tour guide. Top tip: Keep plenty of small change for tipping and using public bathrooms (five or ‘cinco’ pesos is norm in Mexico per bathroom stop). Cuba: Tour group size: Eleven. Accommodation and services: Pretty good. Hotel Nacional in Havana was excellent as was hotel in Cienfuegos. Lovely to stay at ‘homestay’ experience in Vinales and Trinadad. Good service at homestay ‘casa’ accommodation including in-house laundry services. Internet was available at Hotel Nacional (free) and/or available at ‘free wifi restaurants’ in Vinales. Internet access in Trinadad required purchasing an internet card and go to designated tourist area in township square to access internet signal. Inclusions: Plentiful food especially at home stays, Vinales tobacco farm tour was brilliant, salsa lessons in Vinales were a blast. Bus driver (Lazaro - who also happens to be a mechanic) was amazing - especially when our bus unexpectedly broke down en route. Tour guide: Superb, super professional, well organised, insightful and sincere. Olexis (tour guide) was kind, thoughtful, full of (relevant) information and went out of his way to ensure everyone's needs were met. He left a lasting, positive impression on the whole tour group. Top bloke. Peregrine: You are extremely lucky to have Olexis guiding your Cuba tour. This guy single handily saved the ‘Peregrine experience’ for travellers that participated in the earlier Mexico tour. He deserves a trip to Aussie and NZ for his efforts. Dude was EXCEPTIONAL. Top tip: Keep an open mind (and be patient) when travelling in Cuba. Also for Aussie and Kiwi travellers, if entering Cuba from Cancun you can purchase a Cuban Visa at the Cancun airport on the day of your departure to Cuba (yes, you read that correctly). Drinks outside of Havana are cheap (e.g. 1CUC per beer, Pina Colada, Cuba Libre etc) although CUC’s will be obsolete soon (recent government change).
“Best Tour of Mexico Heartlands”
We have previously travelled with Intrepid and they do not disappoint! They are always professional and really do have the best guides. Everything was as explained in their trip notes although the physical rating should be increased. This tour is quite physically demanding as we were always on the go and on our feet most of the day (so much to see and do!). Plenty of spare time if you do choose. Mexico is such a great destination with so much to offer. I would highly recommend this tour! Booking ...read more through Global Journeys was easy and communication excellent.
“Mexico and Yucatan.”
I think it would improve the trip if breakfasts were included in the price wherever possible. Most of the hotels we stayed in provided decent breakfasts and most of us ate there. This is a holiday where the cost of meals soon mounts up and the equivalent of ?300-400 needs to be budgeted for the cost of meals not currently included. On the whole meals were a little pricier than some of us expected. (Review provided by Explore Worldwide.)
“A bit unprepared for our trip to Mexico.”
We didn't realise how long the days travelling in the coach would be. Also how hot it would be when visiting the different sites. (Review provided by Explore Worldwide.)