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Mexico with A&K

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 mole 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.

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Useful info

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


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico

Save from £570pp
Book a seven night stay at Banyan Tree Mayakoba before 30th April 2015 and receive discounted rates and a complimentary villa upgrade. (dependent on availability). Prices from £2,400pp when staying a Luxury Pool Villa, including international flights and airport transfers on a B&B basis. Valid for travel from now until 22nd December 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.


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Quintessential Mexico

Nights: 13 | from £3,975

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Highlights of Mexico

Nights: 7 | from £2,220

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Colonial Heartlands

Nights: 9 | from £3,875

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Family Mexico

Nights: 7 | from £3,985

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British Polo Day Mexico

Nights: 5 | from £1,100

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Canyons and Coast

Nights: 13 | from £4,895

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Swim with Whale Sharks - June to Sept

Nights: 0 |

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Suggested accommodation in Mexico

Las Alcobas


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Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort

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Riviera Maya                                     

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Hacienda Temozon


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Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel


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Rosewood Mayakoba

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