Palenque Chiapas, Mexico
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See More of Mexico

If you vacation in Cancun or the Riviera Maya for several weeks and have always wanted to see more of Mexico, Thomas More Travel is now offering longer excursions to some of the country’s most famous archaeological sites, colonial cities and natural attractions. Here are three unforgettable adventures for starters:

Chiapas

Discover the state of Chiapas in southeast Mexico, a mosaic of spectacular landscapes, ancient Mayan culture, colonial towns and timeless mountain villages inhabited by the Tzotzil and Tzeltal Maya.

Major attractions include the ancient Mayan city of Palenque, Agua Azul waterfalls, the colonial city of San Cristobal and the timeless Mayan villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. The El Sumidero Canyon and the Montebello Lakes are breathtakingly beautiful. Learn about organic coffee cultivation on a gracious old finca or estate in the highlands. Explore picturesque villages where weaving and pottery making are a way of life and venture into the jungle, one of the world’s green lungs, rich in biodiversity.

Copper Canyon

One of the “Great Railway Journeys of the World” takes you from the city of Los Mochis on the Pacific coast up into the Sierra Madre to Barrancas del Cobre, the Copper Canyon. Carved out of the mountains by six rivers, this spectacular system of canyons and gorges is larger than the Grand Canyon and deeper in parts.

The small town of Creel is an excellent base for exploring the area and learning about the Tarahumara Indians who have inhabited the mountains for thousands of years.

A feat of engineering, the Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad, known as the Chepe, crosses 39 bridges and has 89 tunnels on its way from the lowlands into the heart of the mountains and on to the city of Chihuahua. The views of the valleys, pine forests, canyons and peaks are majestic.

Whale watching in Baja California Sur

Travel to La Paz in the Sea of Cortes to watch the grey whales on their annual migration. The Sea of Cortes has been called the world’s richest natural aquarium and you may see a variety of other marine creatures such as sea lions, dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays, marlin, sailfish, tuna and schools of colorful reef fish on your trip.

More information: tourdesk@royalresorts.com

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