Mexico vacation, Day of the dead festival

“A 16 day, small group tour starting in Mexico City and ending in Merida, timed to coincide with Day of the Dead celebrations. With highlands, rainforests and coast, staying in mix of hotels and jungle lodges.”

Highlights

Mexico City | | Oaxaca | Teotitlan del Valle | Chiapas rainforests | Boat trip through Sumidero Canyon | San Cristobal de las Casas | Las Guacamayas ecotourism project | Yaxchilan Mayan site | Palenque | Campeche | Mexico’s Day of the Dead festivities in Campeche | Uxmal Mayan site | Merida

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the environments we visit are not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to this trip and as tour operators, it is something we are careful to promote. Your guide on this trip will have been trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas.

We are very aware of the economic, ecological and ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures and fragile environments. We realise that taking clients through this region can have a negative impact on the environment if not handled responsibly and as such, on all of our trips we go to great lengths to minimise the negative and accentuate the positive - after all, there are also many good things that the traveler can bring.

By keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites we visit. This is particularly important as this trip visits some delicate ecosystems such as the protected zone of Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve on day 9.
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The Impacts of this Trip

In Mexico we use local ground handlers - this means that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy and helps to improve employment opportunities in remote regions. By incorporating homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of guides and drivers into our itineraries, we ensure that money you spend on your trip goes directly into the local economy and local communities benefit from tourism.

For example on day 8 of the trip we will begin our journey to Palenque via the less-travelled route of the Frontier Highway entering the rainforest and stopping at Las Guacamayas. This ecotourism project which we are proud to support was established by local villagers and benefits from a remote jungle location. This very special place offers a great insight into the natural wonders of Chiapas.

In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, in January 2009 we set up a charitable foundation through which we can directly channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities.

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