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It was a true taste of Mexico, a treasured memory - and recipe. When our guest asked for a unique glimpse of daily life in Oaxaca, we happily arranged a visit to a local family. The convivial afternoon evolved into a home cooking lesson using chicken, beer and chocolate: an authentic meal to amaze guests back in the UK.

You expect surprises and unique moments when you travel to Mexico with A&K. As well as ensuring you're travelling in the best vehicles - you'll appreciate our 4WDs on wilder country roads - and arranging seamless regional travel, we use top-notch, highly qualified guides with unrivalled local or specialist knowledge and longstanding contacts.

Our team can arrange unforgettable one-off experiences from candlelit suppers next to ancient pyramids swaddled by jungle, to private historical tours with noted Aztec historians, to swimming with whale sharks, the world's largest fish, in warm tropical water? They're all possible.

In fact, take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury Mexican holiday in 2015, 2016 and we'll show you that whale sharks are just one super-sized flake in the Riviera Maya's multi-coloured blizzard of underwater life. The peninsula's famed for its translucent Caribbean and dazzlingly white sand, but is equally spectacular inland, with the atmospheric Mayan ruins of Uxmal, Chichén Itzá and Calakmul, alongside beautiful colonial Merida and UNESCO listed Campeche.

You can even swim, as one returning guest recommended, in the Yucatan's famous cenotes, sinkholes the Mayan believed to be entrances to the underworld. 'Don't miss it,' she recommended, 'It's so different to the Caribbean.'

As is the Pacific coast with its verdant hills, wave-lashed golden sands where the surfing - particularly around Puerto Escondido - and whale watching are outstanding. You can walk over Puerto Vallarta's atmospheric cobbles, sample Acapulco's reborn cool, or the glorious beaches and deserts of Baja California.

Of course an A&K holiday also takes you in to the interior. There's Taxco's silver merchants, Cuernavaca's museums and Copper Canyon's drama - it has four times the volume of America's largest hole - and the thriving, pulsating capital of Mexico City, sprawling out from its famous Zócalo Plaza towards the Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan. Even without chocolate chicken, Mexico is a truly extraordinary destination.


Mexico Offers

Esperanza Hotel

Esperanza Hotel

Prices from £2,555 per person, saving £440 per person for 4 nights
Stay four nights at the new look Esperanza Hotel and your fourth night will be free, along with private transfers and complimentary fitness and yoga classes daily. Prices from £2,555 per person includes four nights at Esperanza, private transfers and international flights. Valid for travel from now until the 18th December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Quintessential Mexico

Nights: 13 | from £3,975

An adventure through magical Mexico taking in the country's best sights, from ancient Mayan riches, tropical jungles to colonial cities and stunning Caribbean beaches. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Mexico

Nights: 7 | from £2,220

Ancient Mayans, modern Mexico City and powdery white sand and turquoise beaches, say ¡Hola! to Mexico for an enchanting 8 day adventure. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Beach

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Colonial Heartlands

Nights: 9 | from £3,875

Visit Mexico's rich artisanal culture and its colonial roots, giving you the opportunity to meet artists in their studios and to visit small villages. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Honeymoons

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Family Mexico

Nights: 7 | from £3,985

An activity-filled family trip into the heart of Mexico where you’ll discover what zip lining through the jungle is like and to cook Mayan cuisine. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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British Polo Day Mexico

Nights: 5 | from £1,100

Potter around colonial San Miguel de Allende or explore ancient Maya ruins before cheering on the Brits at Balvanera Polo Club on this 5 night extravaganza. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Latin America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 858 188 or enquire online

 

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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Dear Graeme, A huge thank you for a truly wonderful holiday. Thank you for all your hard work leading up to and during our stay in Kenya. You have been really great throughout. The A&K experience exceeded our expectations and we felt very relaxed and comfortable knowing that we were in good hands. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and were so good with the kids - it made our holiday truly memorable. A special mention to Patricia who met us in Nairobi both ends and Duncan who took such good care of us at the mobile camp. Thank you for the gifts - the children loved the catapult! Well actually Eric loved the catapult the kids haven't had a change to play with it yet!! As Eric said on the phone - good news - we loved the holiday - bad news (for him) - I will be in touch to discuss another trip for next year!! I hope you and all the team at A&K have a great Christmas and a very festive New Year! Kind regards, Arabella, Eric, Jake and Tate

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Best time to be there

October to April as the rainy season works its way up from the south beginning in May and running until September. Hurricanes may occur from July to October. December to February are the coolest months, when northerly winds can sometimes take inland northern Mexico temperatures down to freezing.

Fly to

Mexico City Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun (onward connections to the coast)

flying time

12 hours (plus one hour for onward connections)

time difference

GMT -6 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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