Ride the Copper Canyon Railway - 'The most dramatic train journey in the western hemisphere'
Sip tequila at sunset on a rooftop bar overlooking Mexico City’s historic main square
Hire a car to explore the Mayan archaeological sites that litter the Yucatan Peninsula
Explore markets and colonial heritage of the highland towns Oaxaca and San Cristobal
View trees heavy with monarch butterflies at their winter migration grounds
Watch whales on the Pacific coast and swim with whale sharks in the Caribbean
On his recent trip to Mexico, Justin had this to say. " There are two things that you need to know about Mexico: it is huge and there are lots of speed bumps. The first is important in understanding and appreciating the great diversity of this stunning country and the second is a minor irritant that will not detract from what will be a truly great holiday."
Steppes Travel has been arranging tailor-made holidays in Mexico for over ten years now. Our Mexico specialists have driven, trained and bused their way from Tijuana to Chetumal, checking out the most exciting scenic, cultural and wildlife experiences on offer. This has included many local and national fiestas that are celebrated with great gusto throughout Mexico but if you wish to coincide your trip with a major event such as Carnaval, Semana Santa or Day of the Dead, it’s important to plan and book your travels well in advance. Mexico also combines very well with neighbouring Guatemala, Belize and Honduras for an epic trip through the world of the Maya.
This huge and historic country spans a range of habitats, from snow capped mountains through pine-forested highlands to tropical rainforest and dry cactus deserts. Great cultures and empires such as the Olmecs, Maya and Aztecs have left their mark on the traditions, culture and people. It also offers fantastic whale watching cruises in Baja California as well as the chance to see the dramatic monarch butterflies migration.
Mexico has some of the world’s most famous and impressive archaeological sites including the huge pyramids of Teotihuacan, the extensively restored site of Chichen Itza and an exciting number of lesser known ruins, mainly around the Yucatan Peninsula, that benefit from being only partially cleared, allowing you the occasional Indiana Jones moment as you wander among their vine covered crumbling pyramids and plazas. Mexico City and the Colonial towns to the northwest (where the drive for Mexican independence gathered momentum) are littered with classic Spanish colonial architecture, bougainvillea-draped courtyards, cobbled streets, museums and art galleries.
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