Mexico Tours

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Why visit? Most people will have heard of Mexico’s postcard perfect beaches and world-famous resorts and although these definitely contribute to the country’s charm, there is so much more to Mexico than just its natural beauty. 
 
Australians usually start their Mexico tour in either Cancun on Mexico’s east coast or in the country’s capital, Mexico City. This gem of a city, although often underrated, is full of historic landmarks waiting to be explored, such as the Historic Centre and the National Palace. 
 
Cultural heritage and tradition are some of the drawcards that fascinate on a tour through Mexico. The two ‘hearts’ of Mexican tradition, Oaxaca and Chiapas, located in the centre of the country, are an absolute highlight on any Mexico or Central America tour. Oaxaca with its indigenous traditions, colourful markets and top-class museums is not just a cultural highlight but also famed for its extraordinary cuisine. Chiapas with its ancient Maya ruins, its coffee plantations and haciendas is a hub of history and culture.  
 
In the east, Cancun and Tulum will appeal to the sun and beach lovers, being home to some world-famous white beaches and turquoise waters that are just made for sun bathing, snorkelling and water sports. 
 
For the active explorer, Copper Canyon, a series of massive canyons in the north of Mexico, is a must-do. Soak up the majestic canyon scenery while hiking, biking or rafting through what is one of the most impressive mountain sceneries in the world. 
 
How to get there? Generally, the easiest and quickest way for Australians to get to Mexico City is via LA on QANTAS, Virgin Australia, United Airlines or Delta. That said, there are actually more options into regional Mexican cities from Dallas Fort Worth (QANTAS fly to Dallas direct from Sydney). 
 
More information: Below we have shown you just a fraction of the options available for Mexico and multi-country travel. Browse to get an idea of where you want to travel.
 
Still wondering? Contact us:  You are definitely better off giving us a call or dropping us a line and letting us do the hard work for you. 
 
#Livefortoday and book your Mexico tour with us today. Chimu Adventures is Australia’s leading Latin America and Polar specialist and can put together an itinerary to suit you.
 

'Mexico is worth seeing. The people generous and kind, the sites are jaw dropping and the food is wonderful. The hotels were of a very high standard, particularly in Mexico City and Cancun. All the transfers went like clockwork...'- Hughbdo

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Articles On Mexico

Best Things To Do in South and Central America – NOVEMBER Guide

Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018

As the southern summer season takes hold of a great part of the South America, now is the time to explore the more remote regions of Patagonia, the normally crowded big-name attractions in Peru and Bolivia, as well as the hot-spot of Colombia, where rains subside. November is a brilliant month to travel almost anywhere in Latin America, as the …

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Visit the Pantanal and Meet Some of the World’s Strangest Creatures

Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018

You know you’re approaching an otherworldly place when the street sign tells you to watch out for an animal that seems to have been inspired by a science-fiction book. Sure, it kind of looks like a mouse…but how big would it have to be to warrant a SIGN?! Remote and pristine, the Pantanal was established as a UNESCO World Heritage …

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Latin America Travel – Best Souvenirs That Won’t End Up in a Drawer

Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018

We admit that when travelling, sometimes, it is simply easier to dedicate just a couple of hours of our last day to hitting a gargantuan tourist market and filling up a small suitcase full of fridge magnets, key-chains and snow-globes that glow in the dark. Because, really, who wants to waste time and money buying stuff for friends back home …

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Last Minute Bookings To Antarctica. Is It Possible?

Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018

Antarctica is a beautiful and majestic place and a must do on many people’s bucket list, but what options are there if you feel you may have missed out because of common issues such as lack of time, slight forgetfulness or low to high volumes of procrastination? We are here to let you know that there are still options for …

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Crystal Endeavor- Where Luxury Meets Expedition

Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018

Many ships have braved the seas of the Polar regions and many have been specially designed for the distinct conditions, however, the Crystal Endeavor reaches new heights in the world of Polar vessels, being ‘the first purpose-built mega yacht that is Polar Code compliant’. The Crystal Endeavor has challenged and introduced exceptional new standards in expedition cruising and absolute luxury. …

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Heads Up! Your Wildlife Guide to the Andes Mountains

Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018

Your comprehensive guide to South America’s Andes Mountains – one mesmerizing wildlife treat at a time South America’s most defining topographical feature is home to some of its most iconic creatures. Although many first-time visitors simply include some section of the Andes Mountain range in their itinerary for the sole purpose of being overawed by a wall of sky-high peaks …

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National Geographic’s World’s Best Eco-lodges – Latin America Cleans Up!

Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018

National Geographic has just released its collection of World’s Best Eco-lodges and we certainly weren’t surprised to find that, out of the 44 worldwide contenders, Latin America is home to 12.  We’ve long-since known that Latin America offers a wealth of options for those who love exploring and love Mother Nature, in equal measure, and have been dedicated to offering …

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Wildlife Watching in Brazil – Amazon VS the Pantanal

Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018

One amazing country – two magnificent wildlife powerhouses. Which one is best to visit? Wildlife-enthusiasts looking for an exceptional journey in Brazil will undoubtedly come to the same decision crossroads: should they visit the largest rainforest on earth…or the largest wetlands? Whilst the Amazon Rainforest may be the most famous and celebrated wildlife-watching destination in Brazil, the Pantanal is, by …

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Why Travelling With a Purpose is the Best Way to Travel

Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018

There are more options for meaningful travel, out there, than humans on our planet and that’s because purpose, by its very definition, is an immensely personal perspective. Whether you travel to volunteer or learn a new language or to satisfy a particular personal challenge (hike a mountain in every country, watch a soccer match in every city or hike through …

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The Most Sensational Hiking Trails in Chile (That Aren’t The W-Trek)

Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018

You’re an avid hiker and you already know that the W-trek is Chile’s #1 must-do trail. Time to discover what other sensational hiking trails the country has to offer. Chile’s recent announcement of the opening of a brand-new hiking trail, which effectively links three of its most impressive routes in Patagonia to form one colossal, 2800km odyssey, will certainly help …

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Mexico Reviews

All Chimu Adventures' clients are given the opportunity to review their trip once they return home. These reviews are administered by a third party and as such are unfiltered by Chimu Adventures.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great holiday, definitely worth the money! The itinerary was perfectly designed and everything went so smoothly. Being two girls travelling, we were quite worried about our overall safety while spending three weeks in Mexico, but with Chimu our hands were held every step of the way. The tour guides in each location were fantastic, with great knowledge, service and very friendly.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trip. Mexico is worth seeing. The people generous and kind, the sites are jaw dropping and the food is wonderful. The hotels were of a very high standard, particularly in Mexico City and Cancun. All the transfers went like clockwork, some of the day trips were long as the traffic in Mexico City is full on.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing trip to Mexico (In Depth Tour) Can definitely recommend Chimu for assisting with arranging your trip to Mexico. All the hotels, transfers and guides provided were very good. Saw so much in a relatively short time! Incredible food, scenery. Will definitely come back to explore the Northern parts and the Pacific coastal regions.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent trip Very well organised from start to finish. The couple of small hiccups that happened along the way were quickly and efficiently dealt with. Knowledgeable and friendly guides (particularly the lovely Sergio in DF) and for me the 2 days in Palenque the highlight of the trip.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Mexico trip thru Aztec & Mayan pyramids The 8 day itinerary thru Mexico was excellent. Loved Mexico City, and the tours of Pyramids were very well presented. Great hotels in Mex City, Merida and Tulum. We had plenty of time for exploration and got good tips from well informed guides on visits and food.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could be better The itinerary was changed without any earlier advise and was not able to see everything that was in the itinerary. Souvenir shopping were done first and no time limit given for shopping before the historical sites or places to see. Not impressed at all.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highlights of Mexico 8 days 1) only half day tour of Mexico city. Cold be a full day with so much to see in CDMX. 2) accommodation was good to excellent in Cancun 3) Tour guides were good , courteous.n knowledgeable 4) All airport pickup s were good n on time.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING TRIP!!!! Definately worth going to Mexico! We did a tour package of Mexico City, Merida, Cancun and Player Del Carmen. What an amazing time we had. Every city had something different to offer and we were so happy to experience the different aspects of this beautiful country.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great trip but a few hiccups The country and trip was great but there were mistakes made by the local tour companies used. We were left without information on pick up times regularly and some destinations in the itinerary were not even visited
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tour for independent travellers Mexico was a wonderful destination, and the tour was well-organised. Some aspects - such as local operators requiring physical tour vouchers (that we were advised wouldn't be necessary) - were a bit troublesome, and some of the tours varied from what the itinerary suggested, but otherwise, it was executed very professionally, especially the transfers between hotels, airports, bus terminals and otherwise. The tour style was great for those who like to travel independently but enjoy the comforts of organised tours. Each hotel and tour was great, and all the information provided was very thorough. My main recommendation would be for Chimu's local partners to split tours into English and non-English speaking, as we were on a few shared tours where the other customers were Spanish speakers and so English information and descriptions was rather limited. All in all, I enjoyed the tour and thought it was a great way to see the country independently when organised group tours aren't available/preferable. I would definitely recommend to anyone who fits this travel style's market.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Mexico An amazing experience from the moment we landed until departure. Everything was just perfect. Loved the food. Amazing culture and some of the archaeological sites were simply mind blowing. Thanks Chimu!
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ruins, ruins and more ruins Mexico proved to be better than what we imagined. Mexico City - clean and culturally vibrant. The Regional areas different and interesting. Guides and drivers competent and knowledgeable.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mexio The trip was very good. Different guides in each location, but all excellent. The hotels were generally very good, with one exception the Meson hotel in Villahermosa.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fascinating and I learnt a lo it was all I expected but felt we need a little more time off to see things we would like to see. 12 hour days do not give you that
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snow in Mexico!! Itinerary for the Copper Canyon trip was smooth as... with a variety of accommodations, great food and interesting weather(s).
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, Amazing and Feel Good Tour Each destination was full of excitement and fun. Time to start the tour each day is good (not too early).
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Well organised. Very well organised. Mostly private tours. Well done!
Date published: 2016-04-18
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The Culture and Customs of Mexico

Posted on Mon, 06 Mar 2017

Mexico’s culture is rich, colourful and vibrant, influenced by its ancient civilisations such as the Aztec and Maya as well as European colonisation. It is unique and probably one of the most fascinating cultures in the world. The traditions and customs of the Mexican people are varied and diverse. They are proud of their native heritage and each region has …

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The Varied Landscapes and Geography of Mexico

Posted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017

Geographically speaking – Mexico is varied. It certainly has its share of coast boasting over 9,000 kilometres of coastline and its share of arid desert regions, but it also offers lush tropical jungles, mangrove forests, volcanic plateaus and canyons. Mexico is the most northerly country in Latin America and the third largest country in Latin America after Brazil and Argentina. …

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Wildlife Species of Mexico

Posted on Sat, 05 Nov 2016

Mexico is rich in wildlife species resulting from its range of ecosystems and habitats that include lowland tropical rainforest, temperate desert, montane forest and alpine tundra. It boasts over 800 species of reptiles and over 500 species of mammals and the highest number of rodent species in the world. Wildlife Species of Mexico Mammals Mammal species found in Mexico include opossums, manatees (fully …

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The Traditional Cuisine of Mexico

Posted on Wed, 02 Nov 2016

Mexican food has some of the most well-known and loved dishes in the world. Mexican cuisine varies by region due to local climate, geography and ethnic differences among the indigenous inhabitants. Cuisine by region North of Mexico – known for its meat dishes especially beef and wheat in the form of flour tortillas Oaxaca region – known for its savoury …

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When To Go To Mexico?

Posted on Tue, 01 Nov 2016

Although Mexico can be visited at any time of the year, due to its vast size and resulting differences in climate across the country, the best time to go will depend on where you plan to go on your Mexico travels and the activities that you plan to include on your Mexico tour. The optimum time to visit is generally …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What money do they use in Mexico?

The unit of currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXP). 
Please check websites such as www.oanda.com or www.xe.com for up to date exchange rates prior to your departure.

What language do they speak in Mexico?

Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language of Mexico, but over 60 indigenous languages are also recognized by the government. Some Indigenous words have been incorporated into Mexican Spanish, especially from Nahuatl - the language of the Aztecs.

What is the religion of Mexico?

Mexico’s predominant religion is Roman Catholic although the indigenous Mexicans have blended Catholicism with some of their traditional beliefs, creating a fascinating mix. 

Do I need to be fit to go to Mexico?

The level of fitness needed will depend on the Mexico tour that you choose to take in terms of places to be visited and the types of activities to be included on your itinerary. Hiking and trekking are not activities that are generally associated with Mexico although most Mexico tours include visits to one or more archaeological site where some steep climbs involving many steps may be involved, often on uneven surfaces. Parts of Mexico lie at altitudes over 2,000 metres, including Mexico City at 2,250 metres. Although altitude sickness is generally not a problem in Mexico, you may feel a little breathless if your Mexico tour starts in Mexico City, or if you fly into Mexico from the coast, until you acclimatise to the higher altitude.

Is it safe to travel in Mexico?

Most Latin American countries have now recognized that tourism plays an important part in their economies and governments have taken great steps to change Latin America’s poor security image. There are parts of Mexico that are unsafe for tourists to visit, troubled regions stemming from a variety of issues, including not only drug warfare but also corruption and poverty. But for the majority of the country, especially along the tourist trail, Mexico travel is safe. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to its major tourist destinations. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes.

 

To minimise security risks we recommend the following: 

 

  • do not show any outward signs of wealth or wear expensive jewellery
  • keep your valuables in your hotel in safety deposit boxes
  • keep any valuables that you must carry with you hidden, as pickpockets can be present in crowded areas and around tourist areas
  • use only registered taxis with official identification
  • avoid going on your own to remote areas/ruins where tourists would not be expected to go
  • always keep your day pack and camera close to you and never leave them unattended

Do I need a visa to travel to Mexico?

A pre-arranged visa is not required to enter Mexico for citizens of the following countries:

 

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • The United States
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • European Union
  • South Africa

 

For other nationalities, please visit the website of the relevant consulate.

How long do I need to travel Mexico?

You could spend anything from a few days to several weeks on your Mexico travels, depending on whether you plan to explore the entire country or just focus on one region such as Mexico City and its environs, Chiapas State, Merida and the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula or the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast. Chimu Adventures offers itineraries to suit every time frame.

How much should I budget for daily in Mexico?

Our Mexico tours include breakfast daily and many other meals may also be included in your itinerary. As a rough guide for additional spending money based on having moderately-priced lunches and dinners and buying a few souvenirs at local markets, we suggest a budget of 40-50 USD per day per person. 

Do I need to get vaccinations for Mexico?

Although no specific vaccinations are required for Mexico travel and no proof of any vaccination is required to enter Mexico, we recommend that you visit your doctor or a traveller’s medical centre for current information specific to those places that you will be travelling through.

 

As a general guide we recommend the following:

 

  • Hepatitis - Both A and B (twinrix)
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Cholera
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

What kind of power adaptor plug do I need for Mexico?

In Mexico the standard voltage is 127V and standard frequency is 60Hz. Power sockets are of types A and B.

 

Please visit the below link for more information: http://electricaloutlet.org/

What should I pack to travel in Mexico?

What you need to pack will depend on when and where you plan on travelling and on the activities that you plan to include whilst on your Mexico tour.

 

The following should act as a useful checklist of essential items:

 

  • Passport, photocopy of passport & spare passport photos
  • Travel Insurance documents  
  • Air tickets and itinerary
  • Foreign Currency (US$) and/or debit/credit cards, traveller’s cheques
  • Money belt 
  • Small daypack
  • Basic first aid kit High UVA sun block 
  • Sunglasses & sunhat
  • Mosquito spray & insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • Sandals 
  • Long sleeve tops and trousers 
  • Light-weight clothing
  • Warm clothing (depending on itinerary and time of year)
  • Camera with spare battery and memory cards
  • Security code padlock
  • Adaptor
  • Small torch