Uxmal, Mexico

Mexico Holidays

Many great civilisations have left their mark on Mexico. Be sure to trek through vine-covered pyramids around the Yucatan Peninsula and wander through the colonial heritage town of Oaxaca.

Spanish colonial architecture, bougainvillaea-draped courtyards, cobbled streets, museums and art galleries.

Whales, beautiful Caribbean beaches, deserts, mountains, festivals, music and some fantastic hotels. A holiday to Mexico may not be top of the list of every traveller but it should be.

This huge country spans a range of habitats, from snow-capped mountains and pine-forested highlands to tropical rainforest and dry cactus deserts. Great cultures and empires such as the Olmecs, Maya and Aztecs have left their mark on Mexican traditions, culture and people.

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Booking a tailor-made trip gives you the flexibility to customise your journey, travelling when and where suits you. Browse our Mexico holiday ideas to start planning your next journey.


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Oaxaca city at sunset, Mexico

Visit the Highland Towns

Explore markets and the colonial heritage of the highland towns Oaxaca and San Cristobal.

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Copper Canyon


Visit Batopilas, a small 19th Century mining village found deep in the canyon.

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Copper Canyon Train, Mexico

Copper Canyon Train Ride

Ride the Copper Canyon Railway, often considered to be the most dramatic train journey in the western hemisphere..

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Copper Canyon Views, Copper Canyon, Mexico

Hike Copper Canyon

Enjoy excellent hiking opportunities.

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Tarahumara Baby, Chihuahua, Copper Canyon, Mexico

Meet the Rumuri Indians

Encounter the Rumuri (Tarahumara) Indians who live in the caves within the canyon system.

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Castle at Tulum, Yutacan, Mexico

Discover Yucatan Peninsula

Explore charming colonial towns and some idyllic beach properties.

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Snake Mayan Sculpture in the city of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Chichen Itza

Visit the magnificent Chichen Itza, the seventh wonder of the modern world.

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Diving, cabo pulmo, national baja, california sur mexico

Snorkel Baja California

Go snorkelling, diving and fishing.

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Kukulkan Pyramid, Chichen itz a, Yuctan Peninsula

Mayan Sites

Experience extraordinary culture and history of the Mayans.

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Ancient Cenote, Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula

Discover a network of underground rivers and lagoons make for adventurous exploration.

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Maya Pyramid, Chichen Itza, Mexico
Maya Pyramid, Chichen Itza, Mexico

Discover Mexico's History

Mexico holds some of the world’s most famous and impressive archaeological sites that includes the huge pyramids of Teotihuacan, the extensively restored site of Chichen Itza and a number of lesser-known ruins that offer the occasional Indiana Jones moment as you wander among their vine-covered crumbling pyramids.

Hacienda Temozon, Exterior, Yucatan, Mexico
Yucatan, Mexico

Hacienda stays

The most authentic way to appreciate Yucatan’s rich history is to stay in one of the unique hacienda’s. Built upon the vast profits amassed from the production of sisal, a fibre that became known as “green gold”, the haciendas hark back to an opulent and privileged past. The invention of synthetic fibres and post-revolution land re-distribution left many haciendas to crumble into ruin, but a number have recently been restored and converted into stunning luxury hotels.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

John Faithfull

Over multiple trips, John has immersed himself in the natural and cultural highlights of this huge country. He has had close encounters with grey whales off Baja’s Pacific coast, swam with whale sharks in the Caribbean, attended shaman rituals in Chiapas and sought out some of Mexico City’s finest Mezcalerias.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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Explore Mexico

  • Baja California
  • Chiapas
  • Copper Canyon
  • Mexico City

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John is a true conversationalist and was a delight to deal with. In fact, we enjoyed hearing his stories about whale-watching in Baja California so much that we were quick to plan our trip with him and benefit from his first-hand knowledge.

Destination: Baja California
Travel Expert: John

John's communication skills are second to none, and his knowledge of Mexico equally as impressive. We will not think twice before asking for his help with our next adventure in the Americas.

Destination: Mexico
Travel Expert: John

Our trip to Baja California really surpassed all of our expectations - it was truly magical! I wouldn't hesitate to use or recommend Steppes in the future.

Destination: Baja California
Travel Expert: John

Thank you, Sue, for knowing which vessel suited our requirements for our trip to Baja California – in choosing a sailing accompanied by a National Geographic photographer, we have come home with both great photographs and great stories to tell.

Destination: Baja California
Travel Expert: Sue

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