Mexico is a large country that is filled with a rich and vibrant culture, from one sea to the other. If you want to see all the best parts, then a great way to do that is by going on one of Mexico’s tours. A tour will take you to all the places and lead you to all the activities you’re eager to do, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. In addition to arranging all the plans, a tour will also set up your accommodations in each destination, organize your transportation, and teach you all you’ve ever wanted to know about Mexico with top-rated tour guides.
Though you can cross into Mexico from the U.S. via Tijuana, most tours of Mexico start and end in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico City. You can also combine your tour of Mexico with tours of other countries in Central America, such as Belize or Guatemala. Whatever you choose, your tour will take care of all the logistics.
It’s time to explore the riches of Mexico! Let’s go!
Mexico Tour Destinations
Mexico has a lot to offer, whether you want to see the ancient Aztec culture or be a beach bum (or both). For those who love outdoor adventure, make sure you spend time in the Yucatan Peninsula visiting Cancun, Cozumel, or Playa del Carmen. On the other end of the country, Los Cabos offers snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides, and scuba diving.
You can also do something off-the-beaten path at the cenotes (swimming holes) of Valladolid. And, don’t miss out on a visit to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
Lastly, if the water is not really your idea of “adventure,” head to Copper Canyon or Iztaccíhuatl for hiking, ziplining, bungee jumping, etc.
All this is a great way to see how Mexico is now. But, if you want to get a taste of how was long ago, you’re going to have to get a little bit closer to the locals and the history. First, head to Mexico City. Though there are tons of new, trendy neighborhoods to explore, there are also old colonial churches, stunning Spanish architecture, and countless museums to take you on a journey into Mexico’s past.
Beyond that, one mustn’t miss an opportunity to visit the ancient Aztec and Mayan pyramids and ruins. Whether you go to Tulum, Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, or check out the jungle archaeology in Palenque, each destination offers an amazing experience. When you’re done there, head to towns like Taxco to go shopping for silver jewelry, or the historic town of Baroque, Guanajuato. Whatever you do, don’t miss Puebla, which is one of the only cities that still celebrates Cinco de Mayo. It’s also considered the Gastronomical Capital of Mexico, where you can do a cooking class to learn its hidden culinary secrets.
Speaking of food, your tour guide will make sure there’s more than enough time to try all the delicious aspects of Mexican cuisine. Whether you stop at the taco stands on the street or sit down for a luxurious seafood meal somewhere on the coast, your tastebuds will love what’s happening to them. And, if the spiciness is too much too handle, wash it down with some tequila or a fruity margarita.
Those are just a few of the many things there are to do in Mexico. A tour will take you here as well as fill in any of the gaps. Remember, if it’s not just Mexico you want to explore, your tour can also take you through other Central American countries. This would be a great option if, for example, you wanted to do a tour of all the pyramids. Check out these tours of Mexico to learn more!
Facts About Mexico
Your tour guide will know a lot about this country, but if you want to surprise him or her with how much you already know about Mexico, then check out these awesome facts! These little bits of knowledge come from real-life tour guides!
- Mexico is known for some pretty notable inventions, like the color TV, the jet-pack, the Instabook maker, the Ochoaplane, and of course, the birth control pill.
- You may know about the traditions of the Day of the Dead, but don’t forget about the Voladores de Papantla, the “Dance of the Flyers” ritual which you can see in Mexico City.
- Actress Salma Hayek was born in Veracruz, Mexico. She played Frida Kahlo in the film “Frida.”
- Frida Kahlo was in a horrible accident at age 18, which she shouldn’t have survived. She went on to be an amazing painter, and many of her works depict the suffering she went through. She was married to muralist Diego Rivera.
- The richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, is Mexican.
- The president of Mexico is Enrique Peña Nieto. Notable past presidents were president Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana was known as the “Napoleon of the West” and Benito Juarez, who was instrumental as a liberal leader who came to power during the Mexican-American War.
- Mexico was home to many influential ancient civilizations, including, but not limited to, the Mayas, Aztecs, and Olmecs.
Hana LaRock is originally from New York, though has called other places around the world her home for the last two years. She currently lives in South Korea as an English teacher and freelance travel writer. When she’s not working, she enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her dog, and of course, traveling. You can find her at www.hanalarockwriting.com.