Long before the Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes stepped foot in Mexico in 1519, the region was populated by complex indigenous civilisations including the Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec and Aztec Empires. These Mesoamerican civilisations had developed a form of writing so that Mexico’s written history stretches back hundreds of years before the Spanish arrived. Following the conquest of the Aztecs in 1521 the area was incorporated into the Spanish Empire, with Mexico City the centre of colonial rule.Mexico today is a wonderful blend of these ancient pre-Colombian cultures with the more recent Spanish traditions.

As you travel on Byroads’ 15 day adventure through this incredible country you will encounter stunning colonial cities adorned with churches as well as spectacular archaeological sites and their enormous pyramids. There is a rich indigenous culture waiting to be discovered with a lively music, festival and arts scene, a sophisticated cuisine and stunning natural beauty from the dry deserts in the north to deep forested jungles and palm lined beaches in the south.

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2 February – 16 February, 2018

1 February – 15 February, 2019

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