Mexico is often thought of as a party destination or a brilliant choice for a beach honeymoon. While both are true observations, Mexico offers so much more for families, adventure travelers, history buffs, foodies and artists. It’s a big country but it’s variety of destinations are readily accessible through short in-country flights. It’s easy to navigate even if you don’t have a good command of Spanish.
You can explore the beaches, marine life and participate in a variety of water sport activities along both the Gulf and Pacific coasts, with remote villages, big cities and a plethora of accommodations available including full service private villas, international brand hotels, and wonderful boutique properties. Mexico also provides fascinating culture and history, fabulous food, a myriad of wineries and tequila distilleries for tastings.
Mexico City offers a modern, high energy atmosphere that tempts all the senses. There are a number of divine neighborhoods to explore that remind one of New York or any number of large European cities; each neighborhood reminds one that CDMX is a vast melting pot of history and culture and the friendliness of the locals makes you believe you are in a smaller metropolis than one with 30 million people.
Just outside Mexico City one can explore colonial Mexico to experience art and history. Adventurers can venture to dramatic canyons, dense jungles, and ancient ruins. Colorful and plentiful marine life can found along the Riveria Maya, the Pacific Coast and Baja Mexico. Each region’s gastronomy, architecture and customs are deeply rooted in a variety of indigenous roots.
Natural beauty, pristine wilderness, rugged mountains, rich wildlife, bustling markets, historical and modern architecture, deep history, vibrant city centers, picturesque villages, lively celebrations and festivals and world class luxury resorts make a wonderful option for a Mexico vacation.
What’s To Love in Mexico
Stroll the Streets and Markets of Roma Norte
Wander the tree lined streets of this old neighborhood of 18th century homes lovingly modernized and home to artists, young families and entrepreneurs. Boutique shops, fabulous one of kind restaurants, galleries and open air markets are here for the taking.
Enjoy an Outdoor Lunch and Wine Pairing in San Miguel de Allende
Just outside this charming colonial city just 3 hours outside of Mexico City are 30 boutique wineries where you can spend the afternoon pairing crisp varietals with fabulous food, learning about the industry that was late blooming due to Spain's attempts to control the wine trade centuries ago.
Immerse Yourself in History in the Many Museums of CDMX
Some of our favorite places in Mexico City are the museums, including the Museo Nacional de Anthropologia, Palacio de Bellas Artes and Castillo de Chapaltepec whose stained glass hallway is highlighted here.
Snorkel with the Whale Sharks in The Sea of Cortez
The gentle whale sharks are seasonal and come into the Sea of Cortez from the late fall until late spring—with November-February being the best time swim with them. Baja California offers some of the best scuba diving and water sports in Mexico as well.
Learn About Tequila's Origins and Learn How to Truly Appreciate Tasting
Casa Dragones offers two tastings a day to sample one of the finest Tequilas made in Mexico under the direction of one of the few women Tequila Masters.
Visit the Local Markets, Create Your Own Menu and Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor Under the Guidance of a Local Cook
Learn about the differences in regional cuisine and the multitude of spices, vegetables and ingredients that comprise true south of the border favorites. A full day hands on experience with a local cook is a fun way to spend the day and improve your cooking and presentation skills.
Take a Class at Fabrica la Aurora
Fabrica la Aurora is a renovated textile mill in San Miguel that houses cafes, shops and galleries with works by local artists. There are daily classes led by these artists in a variety of mediums, open to both locals and visitors.
Visit Ancient Archaeological Sites
There are 180 fascinating archaeological sites and ancient ruins throughout the country, as Mexico was the cradle of a number of important civilizations.
Party in Xochimilco
Xochimilco just outside of Mexico City is a village with a series of canals upon which colorful boats parade. Weekends are crowded with locals and tourists alike, but the party atmosphere is worth the congestion. For a quieter float consider a weekday.
Get Off Road in an ATV
Quad biking is a fun way to spend an afternoon climbing the hills and trails in Baja, Riviera Maya or outside Puerto Vallarta.
Make Your Home Away From Home in a Fully Staffed Private Villa
Mexico has a variety of options for getting away from in all - you decide the level of pampering required!
Shop for Unique Treasures
Mexico is reknowned for artistic expression. In cities like CDMX or San Miguel it is especially cool to shop local artisans, for example Converse stores offer truly one of a kind painted shoes supporting artisans from Oaxaca.
Celebrate Dia de Muertos in the Fall
Fully immerse in the local festivities celebrating both life and death including a visit to a local home to see how the family has created altars and offerings to honor those who have passed.
Ahhh, and of course the beaches
The beaches of the Gulf and the Pacific, and along the Baja peninsula are spectacular and offer a number of water sports to enjoy the sun and gentle breezes of tropical paradise.
The best time to visit is between October and June when the weather is temperate. The other months of the year may be uncomfortably rainy and hot.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Mexico can run from $500 - $1,200 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon regional flights, destinations, lodging, activities, time of year, and single or double occupancy. Quoted Tour prices include accommodations, guides, excursions, park entrance and conservation fees, ground transfers, all breakfasts if hotel options are chosen.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.