Those looking for an authentic experience in Mexico should consider tours from Journey Mexico
Journey Mexico specializes in high-end, luxury travelers and active travelers. It offers about six fixed departures for groups, a few small-group tours and a couple of larger programs, though the operator specializes in customized tours. In particular, Journey Mexico handles a lot of programs customized for couples and families with an average of three to six participants.
The company works with approximately 200 hotels, resorts and boutique properties, as well as 70 villas in Los Cabos, Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Maya and private haciendas in the Yucatan and San Miguel de Allende.
Best-selling areas this year for the company have been the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Chiapas and the Riviera Maya. Options include whale shark expeditions off Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox, as well as a lineup of exclusive itineraries in the Riviera Maya and Cancun.
Sample itineraries from the company include a Tulum-Akumal day trip. The tour is for one to six people and includes a certified bilingual guide, private transfer from hotel, entrance fees and tour of the ruins, a swim in the Caribbean followed by snorkeling with sea turtles in the sanctuaries of Akumal and lunch in a seaside restaurant.
For travelers with more time, the nine-day Magic of Oaxaca program visits the colonial city of Oaxaca, the artisan villages in the surrouning valleys and the remote Sierra Norte Mountains before heading to Puerto Escondido.
Journey Mexico’s tours generally do not include airfare from the U.S., but the company can organize it with a service fee.