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Mexican Cuisine


Mexican cuisine is one of the world`s most popular cuisines. Foods originating from Mexico, such as corn, beans, avocados, tomatoes, papayas, cacao, and chile peppers, have transformed the culinary landscape worldwide. 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, in addition to sweet breads (pan dulce), Mexican beers and wines, tequila, and mezcal! (And that's just the beginning!)

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • City and Beach Holidays in Oaxaca

    The state of Oaxaca is home to 370 miles of prime coastline on the Pacific Ocean. The mountains of Oaxaca lead to narrow coastal plains where many of the state`s most inviting beach destinations are located.

  • 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.

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  • Mexico City - Puebla - Oaxaca
    7 nights from $1,899*
  • Culinary journey through Mexico!. This package begins in 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. A stroll through the buzzing downtown area reveals the capital’s storied history, from pre-Hispanic and colonial-era splendor to its contemporary edge); continue with a private transfer to Puebla (it is the birthpace of mexican gastronomy, foodies attracted to Puebla to enjoy the delicious culinary options on a street food tour -take chance to try a special poblano sandwich called a cemita, sample deep-fried herbs called huauzontle in the market, and guzzle down chalupas (small corn tortillas, topped with salsa before being fried-, in a tiny local eatery); and finish, flying 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). 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 Oaxaca
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mexico City
    • Transfer from Hotel in Mexico City to Hotel in Puebla
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Puebla
    • Flight from Puebla to Oaxaca
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Oaxaca


  • Mexico City - San Cristobal de las Casas - Merida
    6 nights from $4,977*
  • Three cities steeped in history and tradition offer a perfect combination for your vacation package across Mexico. Start off this adventure in; Mexico City (with its historic center -the Zocalo- ; a living capital with a fantastic cuisine); then, pick up a transfer to San Cristobal de las Casas (surrounded by mountains and known for its well-preserved colonial architecture). Finally, catch a flight and visit Merida (with a rich heritage; Mayan ruins, architecture, layered with its exquisite gastronomic). 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 Merida
    • Hotel for for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Chiapas
    • Transfer from Chiapas Airport to San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas
    • Transfer from San Cristobal de las Casas to Chiapas Airport
    • Flight from Chiapas to Merida
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Merida


  • Puerto Vallarta Escape
    4 nights from $489*
  • A wonderful visit to Mexico's Pacific Coast, in Jalisco state is offered in this package. Spend splendid moments in the stunning resort town of Puerto Vallarta (with its spectacular beaches, great marine life, water sports and nightlife scene). It is worth a walk to its historic center and its beachside promenade - "El Malecon" -. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Puerto Vallarta
    • Hotel for 4 nights in Puerto Vallarta


  • Cancun Escape
    4 nights from $496*
  • With beautiful landscapes and golden beaches Mexico is a marvelous escape. Visit Cancun a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife.This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in the city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in and out of Cancun
    • Hotel for 4 nights in Cancun


  • Mazatlan Getaway
    4 nights from $811*
  • An exciting adventure through Mexico! Discover Mazatlan city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, well known for beautiful beaches and warm, sunny weather. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Mazatlan
    • Hotel for 4 nights in Mazatlan


  • Puebla - Mexico City - Guadalajara
    6 nights from $887*
  • Tradition and full gastronomy waits for you in this package across Mexico. Start in the birthplace of Mexican gastronomy; Puebla (one of Mexico’s oldest and most famous cities, known for its culinary tradition, known as Cocina Poblana and its links to Mexican revolution history); then, you will transfer to the capital; Mexico City (the heart of a living culture that exudes everything accumulated since the founding of Tenochtitlan as well as its fantastic cuisine). Finally, catch a flight to Guadalajara (known for tequila and mariachi music, both born in Jalisco, the state of which Guadalajara is the capital). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Puebla and out of Guadalajara
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Puebla
    • Transfer from Puebla to Mexico City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Guadalajara
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guadalajara


  • Oaxaca - Mexico City - Los Cabos by Air
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  • Food, tequila, history and long coastline with white sand with this package around Mexico. Start in 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); after that, visit 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. A stroll through the buzzing downtown area reveals the capital’s storied history, from pre-Hispanic and colonial-era splendor to its contemporary edge); and finally, Los Cabos (located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, with 350 sunny days a year, Los Cabos is Mexico's ultimate seaside escape. It's endless summer at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, and surfers, golfers, divers, and hikers come here for year-round water sports and outdoor activities). Connect each destination with flights. 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 Los Cabos
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Oaxaca
    • Flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Los Cabos
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Los Cabos


  • Mexico City and Monterrey by Air
    6 nights from $682*
  • 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 Monterrey (one of the largest cities in Mexico and is known as a modern industrial and technological hub). 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 Monterrey
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mexico City
    • Flight from Mexico City to Monterey
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Monterey


  • Oaxaca and Mazunte Beach by Air
    6 nights from $1,449*
  • The Mexican Pacific Coast Area is at your disposal with this fantastic holiday package!. Visit Oaxaca (considered the gastronomic capital of Mexico, Oaxaca is best known for its seven classic varieties of mole and tequila) and Mazunte Beach (famous for its sea turtles, with its nesting season generally begins in May and lasts for several months). A flight connects 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 Huatulco Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Oaxaca
    • Flight from Oaxaca to Huatulco Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mazunte Beach


  • Oaxaca and Huatulco Beach by Air
    6 nights from $979*
  • Explore this lovely countries in Mexico; with nearly endless opportunities to experience culture, excitement and beauty. 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 Huatulco (on the southern coast of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, famous for its nine bays, over 30 white sand beaches, and many luxury resorts). 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 Oaxaca and out of Huatulco Beach
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Oaxaca
    • Flight from Oaxaca to Huatulco Beach
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Huatulco Beach


  • Riviera Maya Escape
    4 nights from $497*
  • An unforgettable holiday in Mexico’s northeastern Yucatan Peninsula. Immerse yourself in an incredible Mexican experience spending amazing days under the sun, in The Riviera Maya, along the Caribbean coastline of the state of Quintana Roo; famous for its large scale all-inclusive resorts with miles of beautiful white sand and beaches. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Cancun Airport
    • Transfer from Cancun Airport to Hotel in The Riviera Maya
    • Hotel for 4 nights in The Riviera Maya
    • Transfer from Hotel in The Riviera Maya to Cancun Airport


Experiences & Adventures

  • 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 cities between 500 BCE and 1500 CE.

  • 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.

  • Ecotourism in Mexico

    Whether you`re visiting ruins and the rainforests, watching whales, or tracking migration patterns of birds and butterflies, Mexico knows how to do an eco-friendly vacation right -- after all, they did invent the concept!

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