Welcome to Around Mexico City

While many visitors to the region take a day trip to the awe-inspiring archaeological complex at Teotihuacán, the area offers much more – from the captivating colonial cities of Taxco, Puebla and Cuernavaca to the eccentric small towns of Valle de Bravo and Tepoztlán. For those eager to taste some crisp, particulate-free mountain air, there are pueblitos (small towns) such as Cuetzalan and Real del Monte, the volcanic giants of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, and the lesser-known ruins of Xochicalco and Cantona to visit.

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$79 Outdoor Activities

Day Tour: Canyoning at Mil Cascadas from Cuernavaca

The tour starts at 7am when you are picked up from your hotel. First, you will be driven for about 1 hour and 40 minutes before arriving to Mil Cascadas. The guides will then provide you with the certified equipment for the activity which includes a wetsuit, helmet, harness and descender. You will do a short trek before getting to the rappelling station. There, you will do a 35 m rappel in the main waterfall.Afterwards, you will continue your way through the Granados river jumping into 8 waterpools with different heights, from 2 to 10 meters approximately. After the last jump you will need to hike back for about 30 minutes. The tour ends with a drop off at the original departure point.

$1319.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Mexico–Cities, Cuisine & Ruins

From the hustle of modern Mexico City, which preserves its magic from centuries gone by, to the ruins at Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this adventure takes in all the cultural and historical highlights. It’s perfect for travellers on a tight budget looking to see as much as possible of this diverse region.


Mexico Food & Culture

Somehow, Mexico has become synonymous with boring resorts and crowded beaches. That’s not the Mexico we know. Come and experience ours on this nine-day journey into the country’s colonial past. Beginning in Mexico City, you’ll move on to Puebla and indulge in their famous spicy and chocolatey mole sauce, then explore Oaxaca’s pre-Spanish ruins and Baroque churches. Enjoy the beaches of the Pacific Coast – let this destination get under your skin.

$1799 Classic

Classic Mexico Adventure

If you want to experience all the flavours of Mexico you’re going to need more than just tacos and tequila ­— the music, the history, and the people all have a little something you’ll crave. Cities, beaches, jungle, and the curious spices of mole sauce all await on this 14-day tour that lets you hit the beach, discover the ruins of the Mayans, and wander colonial cities. Think of this as Mexico 101 ­without the pop quiz.

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