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Experience Our Mexico

Our customized, private insider tours of Mexico feature our favorite places and experiences in the country.

Colorful colonials

We love the color and charm of Mexico’s colonial cities, especially San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Oaxaca and Merida.

A dream destination for art lovers

Mexico City is home to some of the world’s best museums, including the National Anthropology Museum, Museo de Arte Popular, Museo Jumex, and Museo Dolores Olmedo. We can also arrange a visit to MUSA, an underwater sculpture garden near the Riviera Maya.

Tequila versus mescal

We can arrange private tastings of tequila and mescal. Both are made by fermenting the juice of the agave plant, but tequila is produced only in a specific region of Mexico.

Best shopping

We love buying Mexican folk art, including papier-mache fruit, black pottery, alebrijes (whimsical wood carvings), tin figures, and Catrina skeleton dolls.

Unusual flavor

In Oaxaca, delicious “tuna” ice cream is actually made from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus.

A fiesta on the water

The Xochimilco floating garden district in Mexico City is a lot of fun on weekends, when local families cruise the canals on colorful trajineras (flat-bottomed boats), vendors sell roasted corn and mariachi bands drift by on their own boats.

For foodies

We can arrange private culinary and tasting tours, including tasting tours in Mexico City and private cooking lessons throughout Mexico that include visiting markets and learning to prepare popular regional dishes

Swim in a cenote

In the Riviera Maya, there are hundreds of cenotes (natural pools) in which to swim, snorkel or dive. Our favorites are Gran Cenote and Cenote Dos Ojos.

Stay in a historic hacienda

In the Yucatan, a number of luxury properties are set inside atmospheric haciendas that were built during the boom in the local sisal industry during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Musical Merida

Merida is one of the most festive towns in Mexico. Every night, musical or dance performances are scheduled in local parks and plazas.

If you dare…

Try chapulines—grasshoppers fried with garlic, lime and salt—a snack that can be found in many food markets, especially in Oaxaca

Modern architecture in Mexico City

We can arrange private tours of the most interesting modern architecture in the capital, such as the Soumaya Museum, the UNESCO-listed National Autonomous University campus, and Casa Luis Barragan, the colorful home of one of Mexico’s most important modern architects.

Flavors of the Yucatan

For a traditional Mayan dish, try cochinita pibil, slow-roasted pork marinated in citrus and achiote and roasted in a banana leaf.

For the perfect beach getaway

Consider having us book an extended stay at one of our preferred luxury resorts in the Riviera Maya or at another of Mexico’s excellent beach destinations.

Experience Our Mexico.

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