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'Mexico is worth seeing. The people generous and kind, the sites are jaw dropping and the food is wonderful. The hotels were of a very high standard, particularly in Mexico City and Cancun. All the transfers went like clockwork...'- Hughbdo
In May of 2016, a seemingly normal Quebec teen created a mass media frenzy. This 15-year-old boy, William Gadoury, claimed that he had discovered a lost Mayan city using only Google Earth and a chart of the stars. After some quick research and collaboration with Dr Armand La Rocque, from the University of New Brunswick, and Daniel De Lisle, from …READ MORE
New Year’s celebrations in Mexico surpass those of Christmas, Easter and sometimes even their famous ‘Day of The Dead’. Much like the rest of the world, Mexicans gather together with their loved ones to welcome in the upcoming year. However, the mixture of cultures throughout this vibrant country has resulted in an unusual collection of traditional, new, funny and downright …READ MORE
Imagine leisurely swimming through crystal clear Caribbean waters, when suddenly a turtle swims up beside you, a family of rays glides along the sand below, and a school of brightly coloured fish flutter past. This is the magical underwater world of the Riviera Maya. As this amazing stretch of sea runs all the way along the Yucatan peninsula, it is …READ MORE
Hidalgo is an incredible central state of Mexico, founded by Benito Juárez in 1869. This state has incredible history, traditional food, an amazing outdoor lifestyle, and most of all, absolutely stunning scenery. From its busy capital Pachuca, to the luscious forests of El Chico, this state has something for everyone. Hidalgo is divided into 84 towns, making it impossible to …READ MORE
The greatest empire to rule over Mexico, the Aztecs were a phenomenal indigenous civilization which ruled far and wide for over 300 years. Brought to a grounding halt in the 1400s by invading Spanish conquistadores, the last great Mesoamerican ingenious empire has left an impressive legacy behind, overshadowing that of the Toltecs from whom the ruling crown was snatched in …READ MORE
With Bali, Goa and Ibiza creating an eastern-to-central continental axis of hedonism and bohemian delight, the Americas have enjoyed a relatively unsung partner in Tulum. In less than 15 years, this small village has developed from a cheap, chilled-out paradise for backpackers into an uber-cool destination, the ultimate in barefoot chic. The Carribean Coastline Situated on a long strip of …READ MORE
The Revillagigedo Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of mexico, known for their stunning landscapes and unique ecosystems. Not for nothing these exceptional islands are now UNESCO’s newest addition. UNESCO World Heritage Sites The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opened its annual meeting in Istanbul a couple of weeks ago, and they …READ MORE
The world-famous Maya ruins of Chichen Itza are one of Mexico’s most visited attractions and the archaeological crown jewel of the Yucatan Peninsula. To better appreciate this awe-inspiring historical treasure, it’s essential to understand a few pivotal factors about the Maya culture and how they evolved and thrived in Central America. That they left behind a priceless trove of architectural …READ MORE
Shrouded in mystery, a place that experts all over the world are trying to understand, Teotihuacan is one of Mexico’s largest, and definitely its most mysterious, archaeological sites. With the third largest pyramid in the world being found here, a visit to this fascinating land mark is a trip not to be missed. Brief History Teotihuacan was the cosmopolitan hub …READ MORE
A delectably rich concoction of fascinating history, a culture that has captivated the world for a millennia, and a cuisine that’s among the most exported in the world. Mexico needs very little introduction. Yet along with its most enticing aspects – its Mayan temples, mouth-watering tacos, and impossibly small Chihuahuas – Mexico’s other, less-reputable side has never strayed too far …READ MORE
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Mexico’s culture is rich, colourful and vibrant, influenced by its ancient civilisations such as the Aztec and Maya as well as European colonisation. It is unique and probably one of the most fascinating cultures in the world. The traditions and customs of the Mexican people are varied and diverse. They are proud of their native heritage and each region has …READ MORE
Geographically speaking – Mexico is varied. It certainly has its share of coast boasting over 9,000 kilometres of coastline and its share of arid desert regions, but it also offers lush tropical jungles, mangrove forests, volcanic plateaus and canyons. Mexico is the most northerly country in Latin America and the third largest country in Latin America after Brazil and Argentina. …READ MORE
Mexico is rich in wildlife species resulting from its range of ecosystems and habitats that include lowland tropical rainforest, temperate desert, montane forest and alpine tundra. It boasts over 800 species of reptiles and over 500 species of mammals and the highest number of rodent species in the world. Wildlife Species of Mexico Mammals Mammal species found in Mexico include opossums, manatees (fully …READ MORE
Mexican food has some of the most well-known and loved dishes in the world. Mexican cuisine varies by region due to local climate, geography and ethnic differences among the indigenous inhabitants. Cuisine by region North of Mexico – known for its meat dishes especially beef and wheat in the form of flour tortillas Oaxaca region – known for its savoury …READ MORE
Although Mexico can be visited at any time of the year, due to its vast size and resulting differences in climate across the country, the best time to go will depend on where you plan to go on your Mexico travels and the activities that you plan to include on your Mexico tour. The optimum time to visit is generally …READ MORE
Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language of Mexico, but over 60 indigenous languages are also recognized by the government. Some Indigenous words have been incorporated into Mexican Spanish, especially from Nahuatl - the language of the Aztecs.
Mexico’s predominant religion is Roman Catholic although the indigenous Mexicans have blended Catholicism with some of their traditional beliefs, creating a fascinating mix.
The level of fitness needed will depend on the Mexico tour that you choose to take in terms of places to be visited and the types of activities to be included on your itinerary. Hiking and trekking are not activities that are generally associated with Mexico although most Mexico tours include visits to one or more archaeological site where some steep climbs involving many steps may be involved, often on uneven surfaces. Parts of Mexico lie at altitudes over 2,000 metres, including Mexico City at 2,250 metres. Although altitude sickness is generally not a problem in Mexico, you may feel a little breathless if your Mexico tour starts in Mexico City, or if you fly into Mexico from the coast, until you acclimatise to the higher altitude.
You could spend anything from a few days to several weeks on your Mexico travels, depending on whether you plan to explore the entire country or just focus on one region such as Mexico City and its environs, Chiapas State, Merida and the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula or the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast. Chimu Adventures offers itineraries to suit every time frame.
Our Mexico tours include breakfast daily and many other meals may also be included in your itinerary. As a rough guide for additional spending money based on having moderately-priced lunches and dinners and buying a few souvenirs at local markets, we suggest a budget of 40-50 USD per day per person.