Travel to Mexico with On The Go Tours
From the magnificent Mayan ruins of Teotihuacan, Palenque and Chichen Itza, to the wide sandy beaches and azure waters of the Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico offers a wealth of diverse and wonderful attractions. On our Mexico small group tours, discover the pretty colonial towns and colourful markets of Merida, San Cristobal and Oaxaca. Travel through spectacular scenery - from snow capped mountains and volcanoes to lush highlands, forests and lakes, and relax on idyllic beaches of Playa del Carmen.Read More
Our small group tours to Mexico are escorted by a tour leader, we stay in simple hotels, guesthouses & homestays and get around on public transport – giving you a truly authentic travel experience in Mexico, getting to know local people along the way.
Upcoming Mexico Trips
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Cancun to Antigua - 10 days||Cancun||07 Apr 2017||USD $1,385|||
|Mexico City to Guatemala - 22 days||Mexico City||15 Apr 2017||USD $2,915|||
|Footsteps of the Mayans - 13 days||Cancun||23 Apr 2017||USD $1,345|||
|Mayan Empires - 22 days||Cancun||23 Apr 2017||USD $2,605|||
Mexico Group Tours
On our adventure-style group tours you can discover the best of Mexico on a larger overland journey visiting neighbouring Guatemala and Belize. Travel by local transport and stay in simple, locally-owned accommodation for true immersion in the local way of life. Relax on the beach in Cancun or throw yourself into the thriving capital of Mexico City - the choice is yours.
Mexico tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews — See All Mexico Reviews
Becky was brilliantly organised. All travel - chicken buses, private buses, ferries, boats, flights - everything went without a hitch. Good briefings about locations. Reasonable hotels (except Cancun city). She had a large and very disparate group which she managed with poise and charm. A lovely cheery girl.”
The tour and our guide were FANTASTIC. I have traveled around the world and this was one of my best tours ever! I understand that you have an award for the best tour guide and Lisa gets my vote. Every restaurant she chose (and I am a picky eater) and every excursion she told us about was great. Thank you so much for a wonderful needed holiday and the next time I travel with a tour I would definitely look into your company first. Happy holidays!”
Cristobal did a great job. Was always smiling. Was very well organised. Kept the group in good spirits. Went over and above the call of duty. So for example he found us lots of nice restaurants (which was not part of the itinerary so I consider this a pleasant bonus). He was also very helpful when I had a couple of difficulties during the tour. Cristobal has a good temperament for being a tour guide - happy, positive, approachable and organised.”
Recent Travel Articles on Mexico
Few places in Mexico get visitors to the country as excited as Cancun, the glitzy beach resort with glorious white sands and a thriving party scene, and Chichen Itza, the world-famous Mayan temple complex with the iconic step pyramid of El Castillo. On the majority of our group tours to Mexico we include Cancun and Chichen Itza so you can enjoy the best of Mexico's beaches and ancient ruins in one hit.
Recommended places to visit in Mexico
Besides the colourful festivals and mouthwatering cuisine, Mexico also boasts miles of gorgeous beaches, attractive colonial cities and remarkable Mayan ruins engulfed by the jungle and here's some of our favourite spots in the land that gave us tequila and mariachi:
No trip to Mexico is truly complete without a trip to the world famous site of Chichen Itza. The central temple is both mystical and highly impressive and is often surrounded by clapping visitors, as the noise from the clap reverberates off the walls, creating some rather interesting sounds. Voted as one of the New World Wonders in 2007, the ruins have garnered world-wide attention with travellers from around the globe eager to marvel at the famed El Castillo pyramid.
Speckled with colourful houses and beautiful architecture imbued with rich colonial history, Merida is the cultural and commercial centre of the Yucatan state and is well worth a visit as you travel through Mexico. Plaza Grande is one of the main attractions of this thriving city and often sees free, impromptu salsa performances or jazz concerts. For a more educational visit, there are numerous museums on offer, telling guests the story of Merida.
Playa del Carmen
Just south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is blessed with far fewer tourists than its northern cousin as well as beautiful beaches and hundreds of eateries selling delicious food from all over the world. Avenida 5 is where the magic happens in this buzzing seaside town. From shopping malls to cocktail bars to giant nightclubs, this strip has everything you need to while away the hours in the most pleasurable way.
Surrounded by lush forest, Oaxaca is a popular destination for travellers seeking to experience ‘the real Mexico’. From the indigenous villages to the delicious, traditional food sold on every street corner to the ancient ruins, this region is brimming with history, excitement and mystery. The city also provides some much needed respite from the intense Mexican heat as its altitude of 5,000ft above sea level means that the climate is pleasantly cool.
Famed for its collection of ancient jungle ruins, Palenque definitely deserves its top ranking among Mexico’s most popular destinations. Included in the ruins is the impressive Temple of Inscriptions, which has aided numerous archaeologists and historians with their research about this period of time. Yet, while the ruins here are fascinating, perhaps the most exciting thing about this region is the knowledge that many of the ruins are yet to be excavated. Who knows what might be unearthed in the future.
Mexico Travel Guide
For inspiration of what to see and do in Mexico plus lots of useful information when planning your trip, take a look at our travel guide resources.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Mexico
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Mexico
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Visa requirements for Mexico and info on getting your visa
More about our tours to Mexico from transport to hotels
- The Labyrinth of Solitude
by Octavio Paz
- The Years with Laura Diaz
by Carlos Fuentes
- Mexico: Democracy Interrupted
by Jo Tuckman
Facts about Mexico
- In San Luis Potosi there is a dish called el zacahuil, which is a 3ft tamale weighing 150 pounds.
- Hot chocolate was originally the drink of the Gods and was introduced to the rest of the world by Mexico.
- Back in 1913 during the space of just one single day, Mexico had three different presidents.
Travelling to Mexico on tour with us
Our selection of Mexico group tours range from 10 to 22 days and start in Mexico City, Cancun or Antigua. All our group tours combine touring of Mexico with neighbouring Guatemala and (in some cases) Belize. If you are looking for a longer holiday in Central America, we've planned our tours such that you combine two or three of our Central America tours to travel from Mexico City to San Jose in Costa Rica or Panama City in Panama.