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Wonders of Mexico

A truly remarkable introduction to this truly remarkable country. We explore the mountains, the coast, the food, culture and history on this diverse tour.

  • Mexico

  • 15 nights
  • Half board with six lunches
  • Worldwide Journeys




  • Jan



  • Average group size: 12-14


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Walking grade

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".


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Meticulously curated, guided walking holiday itineraries that delve into the culture, wildlife, cuisine, and rich history of the world.


Holiday Highlights

  • Mexico City, one of the biggest in the world and packed with cultural highlights
  • Puebla and Oaxaca, two remarkable colonial cities
  • Hiking in the Sierra Norte. We walk between and stay in rural villages
  • The Pacific coast. Lovely beaches and amazing wildlife and vegetation
  • Finca Argovia. Explore the history and practise of coffee growing
  • The art. From prehispanic sculpture to Diego Rivera's murals and Frida Kahlo's paintings
  • Biblioteca Palafoxiana, the first library in the Americas

Clichés, hyperboles and unpronounceable highlights flow easily when describing Mexico. It probably has the finest Hispanic heritage in all the Americas and jealously guards its remarkable inheritance from the Aztecs and Maya (among many other ancient civilisations). 

In Mexico City during your first three-night stay sightseeing includes visits the city and the floating gardens of Xochimilco, and Teotihuacán. The city architecture, art and culture could take a month to explore, we enjoy the highlights. At Xochimilco you enjoy a gentle cruise around the floating gardens. Teotihuacán was a pre-Aztec city of some quarter of a million people, the Temple of the Sun ranks in size with any pyramid built for the Pharaohs. It is an awe inspiring sight. depending on flight schedules on Day 15 we may move this excursion to the final day. This will be confirmed near departure day.

Next on the itinerary we travel the short distance to Puebla to enjoy the fine colonial city and relaxed Mexican culture. The hotel has an ideal location a few minutes from the zocalo, make sure you get out to enjoy the buzz of the evening promenade. We also head out to visit the ancient city of Cantona, covering an enormous area our guide will explain the highlights and then we can wander amongst ruins.

Next stop is Oaxaca, renowned as a gastronomic centre and Mexico and all of Latin America. Immerse yourself in food and culture. The climate here is renowned as being pleasant and warm throughout the year. We visit Monte Alban, another enormous and singularly impressive pre Hispanic site. At the end of the day take a stroll on the main square in Oaxaca to see how Mexicans relax in the evening.

We then spend three nights walking between villages in the Sierra Norte. Village guides will lead us on trails between the villages. We stay in simple accommodation in the villages and immerse our selves in rural village life. This is an experience not to be missed. Your luggage will be transported between villages so you only need a day sack for the walk. The walks will be taken at a gentle pace and follow good tracks underfoot. There is no exposure of any note along the way. There is however endless fascinating flora, fauna and landscape to be admired. This will necessitate a slow pace of walk with plenty of stops. Should anyone feel unable to walk on any day it may be possible to arrange a lift with the baggage transfer truck.

Finally we head down to the coast to enjoy beaches, wildlife, a boat cruise and spend some time on a coffee Finca. A truly varied experience.

  • Flights from London to Mexico City and return.
  • Airport transfers
  • All transport by road, boat and air.
  • Accommodation in a variety of hotels, haciendas and village houses.
  • Half board with dinners in hotels or some classic Mexican restaurants to best showcase local cuisine.
  • Six lunches.
  • Local guides throughout including villages guides on our hike through the Sierra Norte.
  • Internal flight from Tapachula to Mexico City
  • A 'Water to Go' posted to your house before departure
  • The services of Discover leader throughout.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Mexico City




You fly to Mexico and transfer to the hotel in centrally located hotel. Dinner will be taken in the hotel tonight.

Transfer Time = c45mins

Day 2

Mexico City


Breakfast & Dinner


After breakfast in the hotel we set out to explore one of the largest cities in the world. Its turbulent history stretches back to the Spanish conquest and well beyond. The tour takes in as many sites as possible including the Public Education Ministry to see the famous murals painted by Diego Rivera and the Museo Nacional de Antropología, the most frequented museum in Mexico an often cited as one of the best in the world. We only have time for a brief introduction. 

For dinner tonight we ascend to the 41st floor of the Torre Latinoamericana for a meal with a view. For along time this was the highest building in Latin America which makes for stunning views across Mexico City. It is a short walk from the hotel.

Day 3

Mexico City


Breakfast & Dinner


Today we walk through the southern districts of Coyoacán and St Angel. Coyoacán attracts many artists, but also serves as a goal for relaxed Sunday outings to the inhabit-ants of Mexico City. Visit the Iglesia de Coyoacán, the Fonoteca Nacional with its lovely garden, and, of course, the impressive fountain in the Jardín Centenario. And being here, remember to taste to taste cha-pulines, grilled grasshoppers that are offered by many street vendors in the area. We then stroll down quiet cobble streets to the old quarter of San Ángel. Many traces of the old wealth can still be admired. Restaurants, boutiques, galleries, fine furniture stores, music shops, and interesting bookstores invite you to stroll and stay. We continue to visit of the “Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera” – the connected twin buildings in Bauhaus style, where the artist couple Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived, mark the beginning of modern architecture in Mexico. 

Finally Xochimilco and its floating gardens that the Aztecs created on Lake Texcoco to supply victuals to its capital. The channels of the “Huertos Flotantes” have a total length of more than 150 km (90 miles). 

Day 4



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


You have the morning in Mexico City to finish the exploration. We visit the Mercado 77 San Juan in the historic centre of Mexico City. Our local guide will take us through the vast range of produce available and offer various chances to taste. 

Next we drive out of the city to visit of the huge pyramid complex of Teotihuacán. It was the first city in the “New World.” Built between 250 BC and 700 AD, its population, in its heyday, amounted to approximately 125,000 – 250,000 people. It is an enormous and impressive site. Depending on the confirmed flight schedules from Tapachula to Mexico City on Day 15 we may move this trip highlight to Day 15.If this happens we will include lunch in a local restaurant at Teotihuacan.

After visiting we drive on to Puebla (approx 2.5hrs) and have some time to look around the lovely colonial city before dinner. At dinner look out for 'mole', a savoury chocolate chilli sauce, a local delicacy.

Day 5



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


First, we visit the archaeological site of Cantona (house of the sun) is set on an area of more than 13 km² in the foot-hills of the Jalapasco volcano. It is a vast site. Our local guide will explain the finer points and there will be time to wander. Continuing to the town of Tepeyahualco we visit the beautiful Hacienda Tepetlcalli for lunch. Have a look at the exhibition of numerous archaeological pieces and modern works of art, displayed on the historical walls. 

Back in Puebla we visit the first library on the American continent the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in the House of Culture of Puebla. The historic monument, today an UNESCO World Documentary Heritage, contains more than 40,000 volumes some of which date back to the 15th century. 

Day 6



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Today we head to Oaxaca passing through the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán region famed for its large diversity of animal species and endemic plants, in particular cacti. We will visit the botanical garden in Zapotitlán Salinas and walk to the nearby salineras (salt pans). Look out for the impressive age-old elephant-foot trees. 

For lunch we stop at the Itandehui restaurant famous throughout the state of Puebla. The brave might like to try fried cu-chamá caterpillars, but there are many more mainstream items on the menu.

After lunch we continue about 3-4 hours to Oaxaca for dinner and overnight. Tonight we will eat at the El Asador Vasco, with its unique ambience and enviable position right on Zócalo, ranked among the best restaurants in Oaxaca.  Our hotel is a gentle ten minute stroll from the centre. It is well worth walking around the city later when the streets are buzzing with people and noise.

Day 7



Breakfast & Dinner


From Oaxaca we head out to visit Monte Alban. The magnificently situated ruins on an artificially flattened hilltop are surrounded by a circle of terraces, houses, temples and tombs on the slopes of the hill. At its heyday (500-800 AD), the centre is said to have had about 50,000 residents.

Returning to the city we have a tour of the centre of Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful colonial towns of Mexico. We will stroll the old cobbled streets, and visit the magnificent church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the ever-bustling Zócalo, one of the many colourful markets and the Museo Cultural de Oaxaca, located in the former Dominican monastery of the 16th century. We will take dinner in a centrally located restaurant allowing us to sample Oaxaca’s famed cuisine.

Day 8

Sierra Norte


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    6.3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Heading out from Oaxaca we visit the peaceful village of Santa María del Tule. Next to the small church in the centre of the village, stands the enormous Ahuehuete tree, which has grown more than 36m round during its about 2,000 years’ lifetime.

This afternoon you start the hiking section of the holiday. Over three days the hike winds between between villages in the Sierra Norte mountains with villages guides. The trail takes us to the Zapotec Community of Benito Juárez and leads over the fields of the Zapotecs. We can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains.

Your baggage will be transported to the accommodation for tonight. You only need to carry a day sack. As well as your tour leader we will have local guides from the villages with us. These guides will speak Spanish but little English. They will be delighted to engage so even the most basic knowledge of Spanish will be a great asset.

On arrival into Benito Juarez we can drive up to a viewpoint above town. This offers stunning views all the way back to Oaxaca. Anyone who choses can cross the suspension bridge pictured in the photo gallery. There is no need to if you prefer not. The walk then meanders gently down crossing agricultural land and forest glades to a river valley where we can take a short stop. From here we climb up a good path to our accommodation in La Neveria. Hopefully we will have time for a stroll around the village before dinner. If the night is cold the housekeeper will be delighted to light a log fire in your room whilst you have dinner so the room is warm on your return.

During our time walking in the Sierra Norte we will reach an altitude of around 3200m (10,500ft). This will be the highest altitude we reach on this holiday.

Day 9

Sierra Norte


Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today we walk on Latuvi. We will walk high-altitude pine forests with the oak forests of lower, warmer altitudes. A picnic lunch is included today. Your luggage will be transported again today. We head out through the village on a cart track descending gently and arriving at a river crossing. From here we climb gently but continually up to Latuvi on the crest of a mountain ridge. Today you will pass various reminders of the mining heritage of these hills.

Day 10

Sierra Norte


Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today we walk to the small mountain village of Lachatao. On arrival we will take some time to look around the Museo Comunitario and the large church of Santa Catarina, a plain, fortified-looking building from the 17th century. You should not fail to visit its interior and admire the altarpiece, a fairly elaborate work for a village as small as Lachatao. Finally we continue a short distance to Amatlan were we overnight. Lunch is included today. Your luggage will be transported again today. 

Although the longest this is probably the best of the three days walking. From Latuvi we descend down to the river and follow sections of the 'Camino Real' path cut by prehispanic peoples long before the arrival of the Spanish. The flora is of particular interest today. Look out for bromeliads, cacti, mosses and lichens all of which grow in spectacular quantities. On all days you will see many gardens plants in the UK growing wild, agapanthus, red hot pokers and crocosmia to name but three. From the river valley we have an ascent up to the village of Latachao. We plan a late lunch here and to tale some time to look around the church and museum. Both are fascinating. From here it is about another 10 minutes to our accommodation in Amatlán village down the hill from Amatlán. 

Day 11



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Today we drive down to the Pacific coast (approx. 4hrs). We stop at the small village of Santiago Matatlán to visit a mezcal distillery. The famous Mexican liquor is made from the flesh of the agave. You can learn something of the procedure and taste the produce. Finally we continue another hour to Tehuantepec where we overnight.

Day 12



Breakfast & Dinner


Driving on from Tehuantepec to Puerto Arista and Manuel Ávila Camacho (approx 3hrs). Here we board a boat for an exploration of the El Madresal lagoon. Red, white and black mangroves line the shores, and the biosphere presents an infinite diversity of fauna and flora. More than 100 species of migrating birds stop by in the fertile coastal area each year, and several hundred species are resident. Depending on the season, you can watch snail kites, black-necked stilts, snowy egrets, great blue herons, tricolored herons, mangrove black hawks, ospreys, etc. Apart from birds, the place is also home to lizards, crocodiles, and sea turtles. After the cruise we return to our hotel in Tonala.

Day 13

Finca Argovia


Breakfast & Dinner


Today we continue down the Pacific coast to Tapachula (approx. 4hrs) and then inland to the coffee hacienda at Finca Argovia. You are close to the border with Guatemala here. On arrival we will take a walk around the grounds of the Finca and and enjoy some of the varied bird and plant life.

Day 14

Finca Argovia


Breakfast & Dinner


Today we hike through the mountains and coffee fields of Soconusco, you learn all about growing, harvesting, processing and preparing coffee – from the plant to the brewed drink. The Finca was founded in 1888 by German immigrant Arthur Erich Edelmann. On the estate there is a small museum with photos and objects related to the fascinating history of the Finca. 

You will find a colourful abundance of flowers in the greenhouses of the Finca Argovia. A great variety of tropical plants such as anthurium, strelitzias, heliconia, palms, and various bamboo species are cultivated here. The cut flowers of the Finca are delivered inside Mexico, but also to the USA and even Europe.

Day 15

Final day



Today we drive back to Tapachula to catch our flight to Mexico City and connect through to the UK. If flight connections are not favourable we will take the early morning flight from Tapachula and take the excursion to Teotihuacan with an included lunch before returning to the airport for the flight to the UK. The flight schedules will probably only be confirmed 30 days before departure. 

Day 16


You arrive back in the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

15th Nov 2024 - 30th Nov 2024 (15 Nights)

31st Jan 2025 - 15th Feb 2025 (15 Nights)

3rd Oct 2025 - 18th Oct 2025 (15 Nights)

14th Nov 2025 - 29th Nov 2025 (15 Nights)

Travel Details

You fly from London to Mexico City, returning from Tapachula via Mexico City to London

The baggage allowance on domestic flights is 23kg. You can also take a carry on piece of luggage weighing no more than 7kgs. 

Travel in Mexico will be by road, rail, boat and air.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hampton Inn & Suites

Featuring an impressive interior that mixes old and new, the Hampton Inn and Suites has all you need for a pleasant stay for the first three nights stay in Mexico City. The hotel was recently renovated to exacting standards and is situated in the Centro Historico near many of the key sites of the sprawling capital, including the main Zocalo square. The exterior is just as impressive, being a beautiful colonial building.

Breakfasts served at the hotels own Garabatos restaurant have a wide choice from traditional Mexican chilaquiles, to more international staples such as waffles and scrambled eggs.

Clean bedrooms come with coffee makers, TVs and custom designed beds called the ‘Cloud Nine Hampton Bed Experience’.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, but we have reports of this being patchy at times.

Hotel Colonial de Puebla

Set in Puebla, 4.3 miles from Acropolis Puebla, Hotel Colonial offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a garden. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The hotel offers a sun terrace.

Casa Conzatti

The Hotel Casa Conzatti is set in the former home of Cassiano Conzatti, an 1800s Italian botanist. The Colonial-style hotel in the historical centre faces Jardin Conzatti, a botanical garden where Conzatti researched local plants. It is a short walk from the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán and the central square. The warm rooms and suites with wood furnishings come with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and safes and Wi-Fi. A down-to-earth restaurant/bar featuring wood ceiling beams offers seating in a bright courtyard.

Cabañas La Nevería

Hotel Cabañas La Nevería is situated in a quiet, natural environment, 1.5 km away from the village of Benito Juárez. There are 14 pavilions arranged in a spacious clearing. They are furnished in a rustic style with tiled floors, wooden furniture and colourful details. Each has a bathroom and sitting area. A fireplace provides comfort. On site, a restaurant serves local specialities of excellent quality. 

Cabañas Latuvi

Set in a peaceful mountain area, Centro Ecoturístico Cabañas Latuvi is just on the edge of the village of Latuvi. The rustic cottages are furnished in country house style and decorated with regional details. They feature a fireplace and a private bathroom with shower. Most have a hammock strung up outside. The restaurant serves fresh, local cuisine.

Centro Ecoturistico Cabañas Amatlán

Hotel Centro Ecoturistico Cabañas Amatlán is beautifully situated in the mountains, surrounded by lush forests. The hotel offers impressive views over the adjacent hills and valleys. The cabañas, built in a rustic style with clay bricks and massive wooden beams, complement the natural charm of the landscape. They are harmoniously arranged in the spacious gardens of the complex and have a simple, comfortable interior with traditional tiled floors and light wooden furniture. A private fireplace promises cosy evenings. The cabins also feature a terrace with hammocks and a private bathroom with a shower.

Hotel Calli

Offering outdoor and indoor pools, Hotel Calli is located in the suburbs of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec. Rooms offer TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. Some rooms have a garden view. It has free WiFi access available, and the breakfast is included. The on-site restaurant specialises in typical regional food.

El Madresal

The Madresal Ecotourism Centre is run by a fishing community located near Tonala Chiapas, a few kilometers from Puerto Arista and Boca del Cielo. It is a place to relax, appreciate the flora and fauna conserved in the Soconusco coastal mangroves. It offers comfortable cabins. The palapa restaurant offers seafood cooked food with firewood to the tradition of the local people.

Finca Argovia

The Hotel Finca Argovia  is eco-friendly and features an organic coffee plantation, an outdoor pool, and a spa. Located 50 km from the city of Tapachula, it offers panoramic views of the jungle and mountains. Rooms are simply furnished. It is the intention that clients have a sensory experience while enjoying nature, therefore rooms don't offer TV or Wifi. Finca Argovia avoids using air conditioners, helping the environment by not adding unnecessary consumption.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

The above statistics are generalisations of a day’s key walk, it does not include distance covered during general sightseeing or daily activity. Detailed information of the daily walking requirements are specified in the specific holidays ‘Daily Itinerary".

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.


Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high.  In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff & to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

We fly from London to Mexico City. 

The transfer from Mexico City airport to our hotel in central Mexico City will be by coach and will take approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passport Information to Mexico

Valid passports are required. Passports should be valid for at least the proposed duration of your stay. Holders of British passports do not require a visa but will need a tourist card which will be issued on arrival in Mexico. The tourist card allows you to stay for up to 30 days. Please take care of the card as a replacement costs 295 MXN (about £ 12.00).


Breakfasts and dinners from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 15 are included in the holiday charge. Dinners will be taken in hotels and local restaurants. 6 lunches are also included and will be taken in restaurants on 4 days. Picnic lunches are included on 2 days whilst trekking in the Sierra Norte.

Food is a particular feature of this holiday. We eat in some excellent restaurants run by some well known Mexican chefs. Our local guide will explain. The variety of food on offer is immense. Meat and grains predominate in the mountains, fish by the coast. Each region has its delicacies, 'Mole' from Puebla being probably the best known example. Expect some lovely meals and being offered some dishes you just would not find on a menu in Britain.

Vegetarian diets can easily be catered for as can anybody preferring a more familiar menu. the vegetarian food offered Sierra Norte on trek has been found to be of a particularly high standard.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Mexico

Electricity is supplied at 110 Volts at 60Hz. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a two pin North America style adaptor with flat pins. (Supplies in some places can be at 220V).
More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Mexico

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Mexico.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid immunisation is recommended.

You might also like to consider immunisation against Diphtheria.

There is a risk of Malaria in low altitude regions and a very low risk in other parts of the country. Dengue fever, Zika virus and Chikungunya virus also exist in Mexico; please take normal precautions against mosquito bites. Seek pre-travel Zika virus advice from your health care provider 6-8 weeks in advance of travel, particularly important if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

You should also be aware of issues associated with travelling at high altitudes. The lower atmospheric pressure at higher altitudes results in less oxygen finding its way into the blood. Problems usually start for most people at around 2,500 to 3,000 metres. If you reach this altitude gradually the body can accustom itself to having less oxygen, and once you are above it if you gain further height slowly you are less likely to have problems. It is important on arrival at destinations at this kind of altitude to rest for a few hours and not to over-exert yourself in the first day or two, as over-exertion can make altitude problems more likely. Local people also swear by coca leaf tea, which you will probably be offered on arrival, as a means of preventing or treating altitude problems. It is harmless and if you drink plenty of it, it will at least help you to avoid dehydration, something else that makes altitude problems more likely, so drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol!) at these high altitude destinations. Anybody who has a medical condition affecting blood circulation or breathing or has any other worries should consult their doctor before departure.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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  • Capital

    Mexico City

  • Currency

    Mexican Peso

  • Language


  • Time Difference

    UTC -05:00, UTC -06:00, UTC -07:00

  • Flight duration

    11hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No visa required for a stay of up to 180 days

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 27mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 20mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 17mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 25mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 142mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 167mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 166mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 172mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 90mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 36mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 28mm

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