On our escorted tours to Mexico, you'll discover the main highlights and stay in simple hotels, guesthouses & home-stays, giving you a truly authentic travel experience in Mexico.

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. 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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Our trips to Mexico range from 10 to 22 days and start in Mexico City, Cancun or Antigua. Escorted by a tour leader, we get around on public transport, getting to know local people along the way. All our small 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.

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Mexico Group Tours

Cancun to Antigua

10 days | FROM USD $1,685

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

Footsteps of the Mayans

13 days | FROM USD $1,675

From the beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen and the legendary Mayan...

Mayan Empires

22 days | FROM USD $3,195

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

Mexico City to Guatemala

22 days | FROM USD $3,455

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

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 Day Tours and Excursions

Visit some of Mexico's most impressive Mayan ruins and dive headfirst into the local culture with our range of day trips and activities in Cancun and Mexico City. Whether you're looking for fun in the sun on the Riviera Maya or prefer a night of tacos, Lucha Libre and mariachi bands, we've got something for you.

Chichen Itza Small-Group Tour with Private Entranc

12 hours
FROM USD $96.00

Skip the lines and enter the world-famous Mayan city of Chichen Itza on this small-group tour with...

Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids with Archaeologist

7 hours
FROM USD $61.25

Explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Teotihuacan with an expert guide on your own...

Cancun Underwater Museum

2 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $58.00

Don your snorkelling gear for a tour of Cancun's Underwater Sculpture Museum with over 500 life-size...

Mexico City Super Saver: Full-Day Tour

11 hours
FROM USD $54.99

See the best of Mexico City on this full-day tour of colonial Coyoacán, the UNESCO-listed waterways...

Tulum Ruins with Optional Underground River Swim

1.5-5.5 hours
FROM USD $68.99

Explore one of the greatest archaeological sites along the Riviera Maya - the Mayan city of Tulum...

Experience Mexico City: Cantinas, Lucha Libre & Mariachi

5 hours
FROM USD $59.00

Combine the best of Mexico City's evening fun with dinner at a traditional cantina, an authentic...

ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Combo Tour

3 hours
FROM USD $71.00

Enjoy a jungle adventure at the Extreme Adventure Eco Park for a day of ziplining, ATV rides and...

Polanco Food Tour in Mexico City

3 hours
FROM USD $75.00

Enjoy the great eateries of Mexico's City Polanco neighbourhood on this 3-hour guided walking tour...

Mexico tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.78 out of 5 based on 9 recent reviews — See All Mexico Reviews

Gina was an absolutely fantastic tour leader - she was energetic, fun-loving, extremely passionate about her job and the countries we visited and could not have done more to make sure we all had a great time.

I made friends of similar age on this tour and there was an excellent mixture of beaches, socialising, history and culture incorporated into this tour. I was able to get a real feel for the countries I visited and the three countries on this tour could not have been more varied which made it all the more adventurous. The hotels were lovely - often with pools and rooms to a high standard.

I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a better idea of Central America as these are three fascinating, different and beautiful countries with an organised tour leader and excellent customer service directly from OnTheGo. ”  

Katherine Barrow • Submitted 22 Aug 2017

Kelly was wonderful. I had an amazing time with her and the group. ”  

Tanya Howard • Submitted 30 May 2017

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.”  

Diana Page • Submitted 15 Dec 2016

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.