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Authentic Travel specializes in custom Yucatan private tours and vacation packages in the Mayan World of Mexico a fantastic destination that has the best natural and cultural settings to experience culture, nature and adventure tours.
Mexico is located in the northern region of the American continent between the Gulf of Mexico on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is bordered by the United States on the north and by Guatemala and Belize on the south. Mexico’s land area extends 1,964,375 sq. km, which is divided into six tourist regions.
The Yucatan Peninsula. The gateway to the Mayan world.
This one of the best regions to enjoy adventure and cultural tours in Mexico, here you can enjoy the white-sand beach resorts and the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, where you can scuba dive along the world?s second largest coral reef. You can also swim in fresh water pools in submerged caverns, known as cenotes.
The Mayan World of Mexico has the best natural and cultural settings to do all kinds of activities. Experience the adrenaline rush of adventure tourism and the excitement of ecotourism; enjoy the luxuries of top-notch tourism; or relax on a sunny beach and discover the culture and entertainment that make the Mayan world of Mexico truly unique.
There’s nothing more tantalizing than a private Jacuzzi with an ocean view, a massage with oils and flowers, or dinner and wine on a terrace under a moonlit night. In the Mayan world of Mexico you’ll find various places that offer that and so much more, thanks to the beautiful natural settings, top-notch tourist services and exquisite cuisine.
At the Mayan Riviera you can enjoy beautiful beaches surrounded by lush vegetation and a tourism infrastructure capable of pleasing even the most demanding travelers. You’ll also find plenty of entertainment options, as well as spas, beautiful swimming pools, archaeological zones, museums, nature parks, bars and nightclubs.
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Quintana Roo is a Paradise located in the extreme south of Mexico, it is a mixture of exuberant natural beauty and modern touristic infrastructure, turquoise waters, white sand beaches and a soft waves that kiss the beaches.
The tropical Forest of this region just as the forest of the rest of the Mayan World protects marvelous cities and traces of this astonishing civilization to name a few we can mention Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba, Ichkabal y konhunlich, each one having its own charm.
The Mayan forest of Quintana Roo is the habitat for a diverse wildlife which builds a special attractiveness to the visits. Here we can highlight one of its most attractive places to visit which is the Barrier Reef, the biggest reef in America and the second largest barrier reef in the world where you can enjoy of your underwater adventures while appreciating the colorful marine species that live there.
Yucatan is the home to millenary archaeological sites, historical colonial cities, natural attractive like cenotes, caves and a wealthy culture expressed in music, folkloric dances, gastronomy, and also the value that is given to the customs and traditions of the Maya People all of this comes together as one to give unique and authentic experiences.
A peculiar characteristic of Yucatan is its architecture of the cities like Merida, Izmal, and Valladolid. The Greatness of the Mayan legacy is present everywhere from its majestic ceremonial center like Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Dzibilchaltun, Mayapan among others that are heritage of one of the biggest civilizations in the world.
The colorful crafts, natural reserves, an extraordinary gastronomy is the perfect mixture of ingredients coming from the Mayas, Spanish, Caribbean and the Middle East origins giving an incomparable taste of spices and condiments that has given them fame at an international level.
Chiapas is a Paradise that was chosen by the Mayas for its exuberant beauty that served as the perfect frame for magnificent temples and cities in the splendor period of this millenary culture. Chiapas offers a wide variety of tourist destinations and circuits that allow us to revive the magic of the Maya culture by interacting with people, visit the Lost cities, forest and the unique natural formations that were and continue to be the home of Maya civilization.
The cities are the live evidence of the ancestral richness, Chiapa de Corozo and its cultural wealth is a boarding site for those heading to El Cañon del Sumidero which is a natural wonder. Comitan de Dominguez with its traditional style and neoclassic touch.
In the past San Cristobal de Las Casas was the colonial capital of Chiapas as it is displayed in the historical center. At the Historical Center, we can appreciate the diverse architectural forms and textile symbols that come from the Mayas.
The cities in Chiapas offer a cultural atmosphere along with arqueology it is a unique experience to visit cities like Palenque, Tonina, Izapa, Tenam Puente, Chincultik, Yaxchilan y Bonampak que presenta fantasticos y coloridos murales.
This colorful province offers adventure experiences, ecotourism, archaeological sites, colonial architecture and fortress which enlightens the city with fountains and haciendas filled with history and tradition.
Something we can’t forget is the gastronomic delicacies, a melting pot the Maya culture Spanish, and last but not least the colorful presentation and exquisite taste of the pirate recipes.
The colonial beauty is reflected in its streets and structures, some of them have been restored with an exquisite taste and have become some of the most fabulous boutique hotels.
The tropical forest of Campeche is a silent guardian of magnificent Mayan cities like Calakmul, Chicanna, Becan, Edzna, Xpujil, Hormiguero, Balamk amongst others that as the years pass by continue leaving its visitors astonished with is marvel.
Maynor Ovando and a driver took us to two places for birding, plus a spectacular breakfast at Cerro San Cristobal. After birding around the restaurant, we went to Finca de Pilar, where there is a path up into the mountain as well as hummingbird feeders. Maynor was very knowledgeable about the birds and the area, really knows (and loves) the birds, and his English was also quite good. Thanks, Maynor!
One more full day in Antigua, Guatemala. I highly recommend travel to this country. If you want to travel in Guatemala safely and comfortably...I recommend having David Reyes plan your tour. Does not matter how many people are in your group. David guides one person...to a group of 16-18 people. I thought that our group of 14 was ideal. David has a degree in Tourism. He is highly knowledgable.
This trip was 5 star! You cannot beat the organization and agenda skills of Kathy partnered with David’s “on the ground” knowledge, skill set and personal interest in every individual. We smoothly sailed into and out of Honduras and for those with special interests such as birding or hiking, David did not disappoint. It was all there!!!