Mexico Tours

Mexico Tours

In terms of culture, history, scenic landscapes and culinary delights, Mexico has it all. For travellers who venture away from the palm fringed beaches of the all-inclusive resort for a true taste of the country, our Mexico tours are the chance to explore one of the world's most underrated and worthwhile destinations.

Wedged between the United States of America, Central America and surrounded by both the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, Mexico enjoys a diverse landscape that has cultivated a rich culture. Before the arrival of Europeans, Mexican heritage is considered a part of the cradle of civilizations with advanced cultures such as the Olmecs, Toltecs, Mayans, and Aztecs among some of the more...   Read More
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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
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Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

 

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Our Mexico Tour Leaders


Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.

In terms of culture, history, scenic landscapes and culinary delights, Mexico has it all. For travellers who venture away from the palm fringed beaches of the all-inclusive resort for a true taste of the country, our Mexico tours are the chance to explore one of the world's most underrated and worthwhile destinations.

Wedged between the United States of America, Central America and surrounded by both the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, Mexico enjoys a diverse landscape that has cultivated a rich culture. Before the arrival of Europeans, Mexican heritage is considered a part of the cradle of civilizations with advanced cultures such as the Olmecs, Toltecs, Mayans, and Aztecs among some of the more impressive Mesoamerican civilizations that called Mexico home.

Built by the Aztecs, Teotihuacan was the first major urban area in the New World and was named "the City of the Gods". After construction began in the first century BC, Teotihuacan is thought to have become home to over 125,000 people who lived amongst the impressive pyramids in complex residential compounds.

Nearby is Tula, capital of the Toltecs where palaces were decorated with gold, turquoise and jade. Much more frequented are the pyramids and archaeological sites of the Mayans such as Chichen Itza and Tulum, however the Yucatan Peninsula is home to many more Mayan sites. For a land that has only been inhabited for 10,000 years, the advance tools and buildings found within Mexico's borders are sure to impress even the most intrepid of travellers.

These days, Mexico tours have the chance to showcase a vibrant culture that changed heavily after the arrival and conquest by the Spanish in the 16th century. Many Spanish colonial buildings remain in the largest cities such as Mexico City or Guadalajara, but even in the smaller places one can find a display of baroque flavour in towns such as Oaxaca, discover a truly 17th century classic town in San Miguel de Allende, while discovering places such as Morelia that have retained the atmosphere of a European cathedral town.

These cities also become rich destinations for festivals such as the Dia de los Muertos, or 'Day of the Dead.' Each year, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, villagers throughout Mexico empty out of their homes and into local cemeteries to welcome the souls of their dearly departed. There are bouquets of marigolds and candles as far as the eye can see, and gravestones are cleaned and festooned with flowers. Families don embroidered indigenous dresses for feasts, for which they cook their deceased relatives' favourite foods.

With a cuisine that is favoured in all corners of the world, Mexico tours have the chance to taste fresh and local recipes that vary across the country. Whether sampling the chilli filled sauces or homemade salsas with fresh seafood, slow roasted porks, vegetable tortillas, this is a cuisine that is hard to get enough of.

Whether discovering Mexico for the first time, or discovering an authentic side you did not know existed, Mexico tours offer the chance to see a vibrant culture, fascinating history and a charm that you will want to return to again and again.