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Where was Roma Filmed?

Latin American expert Richard talks about a new tour which takes in Mexico City (where Roma was set and filmed), and offers a glimpse into the life of indigenous communities in Oaxaca, the most diverse of Mexico’s 32 states.

Mexico Magico

Mexico is one of the most diverse countries in the world, because of its people, its culture, the bio-diversity, heritage, history and many other things… All these elements makes this a unique country and a very attractive destination for all kinds of tourism.

Riding into San Miguel de Allende

WF MD Jonny reaches the end of his recce of the Central Mexican Horse Ride... For six days we’ve ridden across the Sierra Madre mountains of Central Mexico. We cut a trail through narrow gorges, through forests of oak, over high passes and across wide open prairie. We crossed rivers in spate –…

A Ride over Mystery Mountains

WF MD Jonny continues along the Central Mexican Horse Ride... The trail did become somewhat precarious as we left the town and headed into the hills. Travelling as we are just after the rainy season the foliage along the narrow path was thicker than the vaqueros – our accompanying cowboys – had e…

Horse Riding in Guanajuato

WF MD Jonny is currently leading our recce horse ride through Central Mexico. Below Jonny talks about exploring the pretty cobbled streets of Guanajuato. Guanajuato is simply one of the most picturesque towns I have ever had the good fortune to visit. Known as the birthplace of the country’s inde…

In Mexico starting an Alternative Adventure

It’s great to be back in Mexico again. The last time I was here, almost 5 years ago, I enjoyed one of the best ‘workations’ I have ever had, as I journeyed from the capital out along the Route Maya to the shimmering shores of the Yucatan Peninsular. It was a classic journey that took in many of t…

8 Reasons to Visit Mexico

Home to the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Americas, Mexico has everything the modern traveller could want. From luxury hideaways and idyllic beaches to colonial history and adventure, we’ve showcased the very best the country has to offer below.   1. Fascinating Architecture Mex…

Our Favourite Heritage Hotels in Mexico

Our tailor-made holidays to vibrant and historic Mexico feature some truly paradisiacal hotels where you can lay your weary traveller’s head. True natural nirvanas with serene spas, rich vegetation and exhilarating views, here’s our choice of the most out-of-this-world five...   1. Hacienda San …

Best Ruins in Mexico

Mexico’s ancient civilizations left a legacy over the land: great cities crowned by impressive pyramids, decorated temples, sacrificial sites with savage stories and even ball-game courts. We've put together our list of the best ruins in Mexico.

Exploring Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

Tailor-made specialist James has just spent two weeks travelling around Mexico. Campeche is a gorgeous walled city which reminds me of a mini Cartagena. There are labyrinthine alleyways full of colourful houses and bars with traditional live music. This really is a must do if you have time to exp…

Discovering Colonial Towns and Mayan Ruins in Mexico

Tailor-made specialist James has just returned from Mexico. Boating through the Sumidero Canyon is an incredible way to begin your time in Chiapas. This two hour trip takes you through a photogenic setting of emerald waters, beautiful cascades and sheer cliff faces. You also come across a variety…

Exploring Mexico

Tailor-made specialist James is currently in Mexico. Wailing street vendors, music blaring from taco stands, the constant bell ringing in the colonial centre – Mexico City is loud, bustling and easily my favourite capital city in Central America. Of course it's incredibly busy, but it doesn't …

Jonny - Leaving Mexico

Eager to catch as much of the day as I could, this morning I was up at six to watch the sun rise out of the Caribbean Sea. On the horizon, towering clouds rose like chimneys and a strong wind ruffled the surf. Although stunningly beautiful, it was a reminder that the rains will soon be coming and th…

Jonny takes it easy on the Maya Riviera

So finally I have arrived on the Caribbean coast, the Maya Riviera as it is locally known, and the tiny town of Tulum. Fifteen years ago this was a sleepy little backwater on the Gringo Trail where a handful of back-packers would sling their hammocks and roll spliffs. Now it's a trendy 'boutique' be…

Jonny - learning of Maya ways

We are now travelling through the heartland of the Maya's southern kingdoms. In a time known as 'the Classic Period' -  between 100AD and 800AD - many urban centres flourished in what is generally regarded as the heyday of Maya civilisation. Today, through the towering pyramids at Palenque, hillt…

Jonny in San Cristobel de las Casas

San Cristobel de las Casas is another picturesque colonial town on the gringo trail heading into the Yucatán Peninsular. Situated at 2,100 meters above sea level, surrounded by forests of pine, it was founded as a Spanish stronghold in 1528 and like all such places was lain out in a grid formatio…

Jonny in Oaxaca

I am really enjoying Mexico and from all I’ve seen and all I hear I can imagine turning this into a great Wild Frontiers destination. From cultural tours to horse treks, action adventures to top-end tailor-mades, it looks like a country that can offer it all. And from a cultural perspective, nowhere…

Jonny in Mexico City

With  a few notable exceptions, I have never really been one for urban tourism. Struggling through the chaos of large unfamiliar cities is often as much hassle as it is pleasure. Being a farmer’s boy, I like to get out into the countryside, to walk in the hills, ride the mountain steppes or wander a…

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