Our most recommended things to do in Mexico
1. Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour
Take in the 3 most culturally and historically important sites in the Mexico City area on a full-day tour. First, visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan and marvel at some of the most impressive pyramids in the world. See the Sun and Moon pyramids, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Avenue of the Dead. Next, you’ll head to Mexico’s most important Catholic pilgrimage site, the basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This shrine was built to commemorate the reported appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, an Aztec peasant. The third and final stop of the tour is Tlatelolco, where it is said that the past, present, and future of Mexico meet. The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is named after the 3 periods of Mexican history that are represented by structures from the pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and the independent mestizo nation.
Francisco (guide) and Abel (driver) were great guides. They were very prompt with pick up time from the hotel. Francisco was very knowledgeable and made things light with jokes.
2. Mexico City: Full-Day Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour
Discover the best option to visit Mexico City in one day at your own pace and without stress, being able to hop on or off at the times that you want with the same ticket all day. You can choose between 4 different routes, such as the Historical Center Route that has 19 stops. With this route you can discover the history, architecture, culture, and of course authentic Mexican cuisine. The Polanco Route on the other hand is perfect to enjoy shopping and the most avant-garde architecture in the city throughout its 7 stops. The South Route has a total of 18 stops, and will take you to visit the most bohemian neighborhoods of the city, complete with a touch of architecture and archeology. With the final Basilica Route, you will encounter 5 stops during the tour, with this tour offering a religious excellence. With a duration of 3 hours, each route will allow you to take a trip through the p...
Perfect way to discover the city for first timer. You get to see all the main places.
3. Mexico: Full-Day Teotihuacan & Basilica Guadalupe Tour
Start your tour briefly visiting the Plaza of the Three Cultures, where you will see the Church of Santiago de Tlatelolco. Appreciate the ruins of a pre-Hispanic city, and visit the memorial in honor of the student movement of 1968. Continue to the Basilica of Guadalupe to see the ancient and modern Basilica. Experience the relic, sheltered since 1531, considered a gift of the Virgin Mary towards the Indigenous Mexican people. Finally, move on to the State of Mexico to visit the majestic site of Teotihuacán. Climb the pyramid of the Sun and the Moon, explore part of the archaeological zone, and learn about the transcendental history of this magnificent pre-Hispanic city. Visit a craft center to taste one of the oldest Mexican drinks, known as Pulque, and take an hour to taste the typical foods of Teotihuacán in the nearby Jaguar Restaurant.
Excelente tour! La experiencia fue completa e increíble, el tiempo necesario para disfrutar de las pirámides y la basílica y además una explicación muy clara en inglés y en español. Francisco fue un gran guía turístico. Recomiendo 100% este tour ✨
4. Xochimilco & Coyoacan Full-Day Tour with Frida Kahlo Museum
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour full of color and traditions on this sightseeing trip around some of Mexico City’s most enchanting neighborhoods.
Departing from Downtown Mexico City, head south, passing the most important sites of the modern city. Stop off at a local market and peruse the colorful market stalls.
The next stop is University City, where you can admire the many murals at the Rectory, and wander around the main campus' Central Library. The campus also includes an impressive volcano-shaped, 63,000-seat Olympic Stadium. Upon arrival at the calm waters of the Xochimilco canals, enjoy a scenic cruise along the waterway - one of the last traces of the Aztec era - on a traditional punt or pre-Hispanic boat. Next, visit the colonial district of Coyoacan and admire the rambling 16th-century houses of Francisco Sosa Street. Continue along narrow co...
Leonardo and Mario were wonderful. I accidentally bought the tour without the museum, and was sooo happy to find I think I would have enjoyed it less than the free time I had to explore Coyoacán while others were in the museum. Saved me a few bucks on tour price and that neighborhood was so much fun with all types of food and shopping.
5. From Mexico City: Hot Air Balloon in Teotihuacan
Take in the views of the hot air balloons flying alongside you, the beautiful landscape, and the magnificent Teotihuacan pyramids. See the highest part of the pyramids of the sun and the moon. Your pilot will find the perfect time to share a bottle of sparkling wine, a traditional toast which has been a part of every balloon flight since 1783. Once you're back down on solid ground, enjoy touring the streets of Teotihuacan. In Globopuerto you will receive a personalized flight certificate and a delicious traditional breakfast in a panoramic restaurant. After your breakfast, it will be time to visit the Archaeological Zone. Go up to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and see the whole valley of Teotihuacan from above, or take a walk through the site to reach the top of the Pyramid of the Moon.
The whole experience went smoothly from the pickup at the hotel to the whole balloon ride and tour of the Pyramids.
6. Cancún/Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá, Valladolid & Cenote Tour
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and then journey to one of the most important monuments on the Yucatán Peninsula. Upon arrival at Chichén Itzá, look at the step pyramid of Kukulcan (El Castillo), known for the play of light from the equinox that casts shadows on each step to create an image of a serpent descending. Go to the ancient cenote of Saamal and experience one of the sinkholes that form part of a network of underground rivers sacred to the Maya people. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal and take a stroll around the colonial city of Valladolid to complete your experience.
Der Reiseführer sprach fast nur portugiesisch und kaum und sehr schlecht Englisch. Lediglich Elvis, unsere Führer in Chichen Itza, war top informiert.
7. Xcaret Park: Plus Full-Day Admission with Night Show & Lunch
Enjoy full-day admission to Xcaret Park, a paradise theme park on the Maya Riviera, where you can enjoy more than 40 activities and attractions. Your ticket includes access to all the facilities, including showers, dressing rooms, and snorkeling equipment for your convenience. Once inside the park, choose the activities that suit. Highlights include the Coral Reef Aquarium and Marine Turtles Area. Admire the manatees of the Manatee Lagoon, or be dazzled by colorful butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion. See howler monkeys at Spider Monkey Island, or explore how mushrooms are cultivated at the Mushroom Farm. The Living Museum of Orchids displays Mexican orchids in all their glory. Wander a jungle trail to visit the Regional Wildlife Breeding Farm. Ascend the Rotating Scenic Tower for spectacular views, and watch cultural performances of Mayan and Mexican music and dance. You can even vi...
El parque no es la gran cosa. Sin embargo, el night show es un verdadero espectáculo.
8. Cancun & Riviera Maya: ATV, Zipline, & Cenote Combo Tour
Located deep in the Mayan jungle, you will discover the best adventure experience ever. You will be picked up from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya and be taken to the “Ruta de los Cenotes“. Upon arriving at the base in the heart of the jungle, your tour guides will be waiting to welcome you. to prepare you for your jungle adventure. They'll give you a safety briefing and ATV/zip line instructions and after receiving your equipment (helmet, gloves, harness) you are ready to go. Let your adrenaline rise while zipping through the trees and challenge your balance on the zip-line circuit of 6 zip lines and 3 interactive bridges. A zip line circuit made for everyone, it doesn't matter if you`ve never done it or have zipped around the world. Back on the ground, hop on your ATV, a Honda cc220, while your guide takes you through the deep jungle and you discover the fauna of the region on y...
Me and my husband had a great time. I am afraid of heights but because of our tour guid eric, he didnt give me time to second guess myself and I am thankful to him for that. The cenote was amazing but i had a hard time with the atvs due to the rough terrain so I had to ride with my husband. Overall great expierence I definitely recommend.
9. Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar
On this 10-hour excursion you’ll sail by catamaran from Cancun to Isla Mujeres to spend a relaxing day on one of the world's best beaches. Enjoy the views as you cruise along the sea, stopping at a coral reef park along the way for an hour of snorkeling. Swim in the crystal-clear waters while admiring beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and other fascinating creatures of the sea. Your guide will sprinkle fish food into the water so that you’re surrounded by schools of colorful exotic fish. After snorkeling, head to the beach where you can relax and take in sweeping ocean views while savoring a delicious lunch buffet. Relax under palm trees with your favorite drink and marvel at the beauty of your surroundings.
Everything was perfect! From the snorkeling to visiting the island the host made the boat ride lit, definitely recommended
10. Puerto Vallarta: Rhythms of the Night Cruise & Dinner Show
Spend your evening in Puerto Vallarta with a scenic sunset cruise and an exciting acrobatic dinner show. Float through the Bay of Banderas and witness Puerto Vallarta's most acclaimed dinner show, Rhythms of the Night, written and directed by Gilles Ste-Croix, the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil. Your evening begins with a scenic cruise through the Bay of Banderas at sunset. Be welcomed by dancers, drummers, and jungle creatures who guide you onto the beach for a sumptuous dinner. Enjoy the feast as the palm trees sway overhead, with sounds of the ocean against the nearby shore.
Watch the Rhythms of the Night, a performance inspired by the Aztec legend of prior civilizations and the human race’s evolution and decline. The show interprets this creation myth through pulsating rhythms, vibrant dances, intricate costumes, but perhaps above all, spectacular acrobatic skill. <...
The ride back was too loud and crazy. We would have enjoyed a more peaceful return after 5 hours
Start a visit to Mexico in beautiful Cancun, where visitors have the choice of snorkeling or taking a ride on a yellow submarine. Get up close and personal with a wide variety of tropical fish, float over iridescent beds of coral and catch a glimpse of a dolphin. Whether guests are in the glass-bottom boat or ten feet under water, the pleasures of the Mexican Caribbean are sure to enchant.
See the archeological wonders of Mayan culture at Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza was the highest ceremonial meeting place of the Yucatan and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Guests can also see a Mayan Village and swim in a cenote.
For more beautiful architecture, head over to Mexico City where the Aztec Major Temple will impress everyone. The Metropolitan Cathedral, murals by Diego Riviera and the National Palace are more things to look forward to. Stay overnight and see the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Temple of Quetzalpapalotl and the Teotihuacan Pyramids as well.
Mexico also boats cliff divers in Acapulco, swimming with dolphins at Isla Mujeres, the world's largest pyramid at Cholula, turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen and underground rivers on the Riviera Maya.
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