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Ancient Ruins Of Mexico


The pre-Columbian era of Mexican history saw the rise and decline of a number of indigenous civilizations, such as the Aztec, the Maya, and the Zapotec. These civilizations built fully-functioning and flourishing cities in the two millennia between 500 BCE and 1500 CE, and the ancient ruins of Mexico that remain educate us on the artistic, scientific, religious, and cultural experiences of the civilizations who preceded us, and these ruins attract millions of visitors each year.

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Mexican Regions Popular with Tourists

  • Charming Towns Near Mexico City

    The charming towns near Mexico City, such as Puebla, Cuernavaca, Taxco, Toluca, and Atlixco, all within three hours of Mexico`s capital by car, offer unique sights and lots of excitement for the traveler who wishes to explore interior Mexico.

  • Yucatán Peninsula

    The Yucatán Peninsula is one of Mexico`s largest tourist centers, and home of the Mayan civilization. Such cities and sights as Mérida, Ciudad del Carmen, Chichén Itzá, and the towns and cities of the Riviera Maya are located here.

  • Central Mexican Highlands

    Also called the Altiplano, the Highlands are divided into two zones, the Mesa del Norte and the Mesa del Centro, with the scenery being very diverse, ranging from deserts to forests to singular mountain peaks that rise high above the plateau.


  • Baja California

    Baja California is a peninsula made up of mountains that stretch for the length of the peninsula, surrounded by coastal plains. It`s known for such tourist centers as Los Cabos, Todos Santos, and Loreto, the former being a popular foodie destination.

  • Yucatan Peninsula

    The Yucatán Peninsula is one of Mexico`s largest tourist centers, and home of the Mayan civilization. Such cities and sights as Mérida, Ciudad del Carmen, Chichén Itzá, and the towns and cities of the Riviera Maya are located here.

  • Central Pacific Coast

    The central Pacific coast of Mexico stretches for over 1,000 miles from Sinaloa to Guerrero. The central Pacific coast towns and cities are ideal vacation spots for those who like history, culture, and of course the beach!

  • Mexico`s Islands

    When you think of the idyllic islands of Mexico, you might think of the islands like Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, and Isla Holbox, but these beautiful island getaways can be found nationwide.

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More to Explore

  • Colonial Cities of Mexico

    For three centuries, from 1521 to 1821, the Spanish ruled Mexico, and their enduring influence on Mexican architecture, education, culture, religion, and life is undeniable, and many Mexican cities are testament to Spain`s influence.

  • City and Beach Holidays in Riviera Maya

    The Riviera Maya is home to beautiful beaches and hundreds and hundreds of hotels and resorts scattered between such noteworthy tourist destinations as Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.

  • City and Beach Holidays in Mexico

    There are many beautiful and vibrant cities in the interior of Mexico and along the coast, and there are gorgeous beaches along the Gulf, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, so take your pick!

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  • Oaxaca and Tulum by Air
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  • Explore Mexicoas you enjoy some of its most iconic cities. Combine Oaxaca (the most ethnically and linguistically diverse state of Mexico and one of the most preserved and astonishing pre-hispanic cities and famous for the tequila) and Tulum(known for being one the last cities built and occupied by the Mayans and popular beach destination). These destinations are connected by Flight. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Oaxaca and out of Cancun
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Oaxaca
    • Flight from Oaxaca to Cancun
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tulum


  • Mexico City and Tulum by Air
    6 nights from $1,773*
  • A journey through beautiful cities in Mexico at your disposal in this vacation package. Visit Mexico City (high-altitude capital of Mexico, known for its historic sites such as Templo Mayor and more); and Tulum (known for being one the last cities built and occupied by the Mayans and popular beach destination). These destinations are connected by flights. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Mexico City and out of Tulum
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Tulum
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tulum


  • Guanajuato - San Miguel de Allende - Tulum
    7 nights from $1,369*
  • A taste of these fascinating cities in Mexico is at your disposal with this holiday package. Start in Guanajuato (a colonial city in the mountains of central Mexico; was once a silver mining town, and although it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site), continue to San Miguel Allende (known for its well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture), and finally, Tulum (in the state of Quintana Roo, the area boasts spectacular Mayan ruins overlooking the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guanajuato and out of Cancun Airport
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guanajuato
    • Transfer from Guanajuato to Hotel in San Miguel de Allende
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Miguel de Allende
    • Transfer from Hotel in San Miguel Allende to Airport in Guanajuato
    • Flight from Guanajuato to Cancun Airport
    • Transfer from Cancun Airport to Hotel in Tulum
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tulum
    • Transfer from Hotel in Tulum to Cancun Airport


  • Oaxaca and Monterrey by Air
    6 nights from $899*
  • A wonderful trip to Mexico visiting these two cities full of color, traction and amazing food! Combine Oaxaca, considered the gastronomic capital of Mexico, Oaxaca is best known for its seven classic varieties of mole and tequila, and Monterrey, one of the largest cities in Mexico and is known as a modern industrial and technological hub, with a flight between these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Oaxaca and out of Monterrey
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Oaxaca
    • Flight from Oaxaca to Monterrey
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Monterrey


  • Mexico City - Campeche - Tulum with Chichen Itza
    8 nights from $1,143*
  • A perfect introduction to Mexico!. Enjoy Mexico City (Capital of Mexico, full of history with many well-known and respected museum and places, like the Zocalo), then fly to Campeche (port city on the Gulf of Mexico, known for its preserved baroque colonial buildings, military architecture and walled historic district). Take one last transfer to Tulum (known for being one the last cities built and occupied by the Mayans and popular beach destination) with a stop in Chichen Itza. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Mexico City and out of Cancun
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico city to Campeche
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Campeche
    • Transfer from Campeche to Tulum via Chichen Itza
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tulum
    • Transfer From Hotel in Tulum to Airport in Cancun


  • Oaxaca - Mexico City - Antigua - Tikal Pyramids
    9 nights from $1,476*
  • Mayan and Aztecan Trails along Mexico and Guatemala. Combine in Mexico visits to: Oaxaca (considered the gastronomic capital of Mexico; with the mole and its most famous export;-the Mezcal- the base of the worldwide tequila!). It is also the most ethnically and linguistically diverse state of Mexico and one of the most preserved and astonishing pre-Hispanic cities) and Mexico City (its historic center, better known as Zocalo, is declared World Heritage by UNESCO and is the heart of a living culture of Aztec capital city: The ancient Tenochtitlan). Continue in Guatemala discovering: Antigua (was the colonial Spanish capital of Central America, in the central highlands of Guatemala; known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site); and after that, Flores (with Lake Peten Area), where Guatemala`s prime attraction is located: The Tikal Pyramids (listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a complex and beating heart of the Mayan empire and ruled most of Mesoamerica politically, economically and militarily; deep in the exuberant rainforests of northern Guatemala). Get back to Guatemala City for one last stay, before returning home. These destinations are connected by intercity flights and private airport/hotel/airport transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Oaxaca and out of Guatemala City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Oaxaca
    • Flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Guatemala City
    • Transfer from Airport in Guatemala City to Hotel in Antigua
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Antigua
    • Transfer + Flight from Guatemala to Flores/Tikal
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Flores/Tikal
    • Flight from Flores/Tikal to Guatemala City
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guatemala City


Experiences & Adventures

  • Honeymoon in Mexico

    Mexico, with its majestic scenery, vibrant culture, fabulous beaches, and beautiful weather, is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. What better place to start your new life together as a married couple than Mexico?

  • Nature and Adventure in Mexico

    The geography, history, and culture of Mexico all contribute and work in tandem to offer visitors unforgettable and adventure-filled experiences in nature. From ziplining to <I>cenotes</I>, Mexico is a wonderful place for a nature and adventure getaway.

  • Mexican Cuisine

    Mexican cuisine is one of the world`s most popular cuisines. The food and drink options that await you in Mexico are immense...just think of all the tacos, enchiladas, tamales, chilaquiles, and sopes you can eat, not to mention beer, wine, tequila...

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