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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.

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Styles of Travel to Mexico

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Upcoming Mexico Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Mexico City to Guatemala - 22 days Mexico City 09 Oct 2016 USD $3,299 Mexico City to Guatemala - 22 days Map
Mayan Empires - 22 days Cancun 16 Oct 2016 USD $2,789 Mayan Empires - 22 days Map
Footsteps of the Mayans - 13 days Cancun 16 Oct 2016 USD $1,469 Footsteps of the Mayans - 13 days Map
Cancun to Antigua - 10 days Cancun 21 Oct 2016 USD $1,439 Cancun to Antigua - 10 days Map
Beaches and Ruins
Cancun and Chichen Itza combined

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.

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.

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Cancun to Antigua

10 days | FROM USD $1,439

From Cancun to Antigua, explore the delights of Mexico, Belize and on...

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Footsteps of the Mayans

13 days | FROM USD $1,469

From the beautiful beaches of Cancun and the legendary Mayan ruins of...

Palenque Ruins | Mexico | Central AmericaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Mayan Empires

22 days | FROM USD $2,789

Take an exhilarating 22 day journey of discovery through Mexico, and...

San Francisco Church | Antigua | Guatemala | Central AmericaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Mexico City to Guatemala

22 days | FROM USD $3,299

From Mexico City to Antigua, take an exciting three week journey and...

Mexico tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews — See All Mexico Reviews

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.”  

Carl Ashford • Submitted 16 Apr 2016

This tour was very much what I expected. The guide was very involved in ever aspect of the tour. ”  

Janusz Borowiec • Submitted 24 Mar 2016

The trip was excellent. Lisa is a good guide. We really enjoyed our trip to Mexico”  

Elisabetta Prencipe • Submitted 26 Feb 2016

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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.

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:

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New World Wonder

Chichen Itza

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.

Merida colonial buildings - On The Go Tours
Colonial history

Merida

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.

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Tropical fun

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.

Oaxaca city skyline - On The Go Tours
Indigenous traditions

Oaxaca

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.

Palenque Mayan ruins - On The Go Tours
Mayan ruins

Palenque

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.

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Mexico

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Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Mexico

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Mexico and info on getting your visa

Style of Travel

More about our tours to Mexico from transport to hotels

Get to know Mexico

Recommended Reading

  • The Labyrinth of Solitude
    by Octavio Paz
  • The Years with Laura Diaz
    by Carlos Fuentes
  • Mexico: Democracy Interrupted
    by Jo Tuckman
Did you know...?

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.

Mexico Travel Advice:

We keep up-to-date with the latest travel advisories to Mexico and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for Mexico:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Mexico Tourist Organisation site and the latest Mexico Weather Updates from the BBC.

MEXICO TRAVEL BLOGS: Covering different aspects of Mexico from city guides to culinary treats - Good Food Mexico City, Mexico City Blogspot and Mexico Retold.

Mexico Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'Inspired'
When I travelled to Mexico I felt
Inspired

“Our travels through Mexico in 2013 took us on a unique day trip outside of Oaxaca, to the pictured 'Hierve el Agua' - a set of natural rock formations...”

by Louise Simpson

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Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

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