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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
Mexico is a country that is rich in history, tradition and culture and there is evidence of its past peoples, cultures and cities throughout the country. Pre-Columbian ruins are dotted across Mexico including the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza and Tulum, the Zapotec capital of Monte Alban and the ancient city of Teotihuacan. Mexico’s colonial history is also evident in …READ MORE
Mexico is a large country and as a result it has a diverse climate that varies by region and by season. In fact the Tropic of Cancer pretty much divides the country into tropical and temperate zones. The climate of a region is influenced by its geographical latitude as well as its height above sea level. Mexico can be broken …READ MORE
Sustainability & Ecotourism Who exactly is Hector Ceballos-Lascurain I hear you ask. Well he could be described as the founder of ecotourism. Hector is a Mexican, an architect, a conservationist, an author, an environmentalist and now an environmental architect and international ecotourism consultant. Way back in 1983 he coined the term “ecotourism” and its initial definition that reads as follows: …READ MORE
This sunny Caribbean coastline in Mexico is one of the top vacation spots of the entire country. With its idealistic, white sand beaches, stunning coral reef, vibrant nightlife and laid back beach towns, this is the perfect place to escape to. Whether you’re looking for the relaxing island vibes of Tulum, the expat comforts of Puerto Aventuras, the cosmopolitan nightlife …READ MORE
Mexico is one of the most diverse, beautiful and culturally magnificent countries in the world. Its sheer size means that you have many different terrains, weather systems, foods, cultures and even languages, in one amazingly vibrant country. In the north of Mexico alone, you have tropical jungle, cosmopolitan cities, deserts, small tribal areas and very interesting fusion foods. Head to …READ MORE
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
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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.