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Published: 27-10-2023


Mexico, a country teeming with vibrant traditions and breathtaking natural beauty, invites travelers to embark on a journey that celebrates its indigenous communities, eco-friendly adventures, and sustainable choices. Here we will delve into Mexico's rich cultural experiences, that you as a traveler can encounter, its commitment to eco-friendliness, and provide practical advice for a well-rounded Mexico vacation package.


Native Chiapan Men


Practical Advice


Tours in Mexico

When booking guided tours in Mexico, or a Mexico vacation package, ensure they are led by certified guides who are knowledgeable about the region's history, culture, and eco-friendly practices. Check for operators that prioritize responsible tourism in the different regions of Mexico and travel with a recommended and experienced travel agent, such as Va Expeditions.


Whale Watching Tour


Cultural Etiquette


While engaging with indigenous communities, it's important to show respect and curiosity for their traditions. Learn a few basic phrases in Spanish, such as greetings, to foster meaningful interactions and share your culture with the local people for a truly immersive experience and cultural interaction, on your Mexico tailor-made tour  


Native Maya


What to Eat in Mexico


Explore the local culinary scene by visiting markets and street vendors. However, ensure the food stalls maintain high hygiene standards to avoid any health issues. Look for bustling stalls with a local customer base. Local cuisine is one of the best ways to explore and immerse yourself in local culture, and Mexico is world-famous for its incredible food!




Hotels in Mexico


Eco-Friendly Accommodations: Seek out eco-lodges and hotels in Mexico that have received certification for their sustainability efforts. We always use the best accommodations in each category that are carefully chosen and have sustainable eco-friendly practices, so you can be sure we have investigated the best options for your Mexico vacation package.


Cancun Hotels


How to Get to Mexico


Most people arrive by air, so book your flights to major international airports like Mexico City or Cancún. From there, research transportation options to your specific destination. Arriving at an international airport can be stressful which is why we always include a transfer from the airport to your hotel on our multi-destination Mexico vacation packages.


Arrival at Cancun Airport


Eco-Adventure Activities in Mexico


Enchanting Natural Beauty in Chiapas

Explore the lush landscapes and diverse ecosystems in Chiapas. Hike through the verdant Lacandon Jungle, visit pristine waterfalls like Agua Azul, and encounter the ancient ruins of Palenque, all while treading lightly in this natural paradise. Your expert guide will make sure that we do not cause any harm to the natural habitat of the local flora and fauna, and will share with you information about local conservation programs.


Agua Azul, from Above


Baja California Sur's Marine Wonders

Mexico's west coast offers extraordinary marine adventures. In Baja California Sur, you can go whale-watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and explore the otherworldly landscapes of Espiritu Santo Island, all under the guidance of eco-conscious tours, provided by Va Expeditions.


Whale Watching, Baja California


Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Located in the Riviera Maya, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a model of eco-conscious tourism. Embark on boat tours through mangrove forests, spot diverse wildlife, and witness the vibrant marine life, all while supporting local conservation efforts. Many of our our Mexico vacation packages to Cancun and The Yucatan peninsula, visit Sian Kaán as part of a multi-day Yucatan package tour. Ask us for more information here!


Sian Kaán Nature Reserve


Unveiling Indigenous Communities and Traditions


Mayan Marvels in the Yucatán Peninsula

Begin your journey in the heart of the Mayan civilization. Explore awe-inspiring archaeological sites like Chichen Itza and Tulum, which offer glimpses into the past. At the same time, engage with contemporary Maya communities, who are eager to share their traditions, rituals, and artistry, offering authentic insight into their unique way of life.


Chichen Itza


Oaxacan Treasures

Oaxaca, a cultural gem, beckons with its indigenous Zapotec and Mixtec heritage. Wander through vibrant local markets and witness the skilled artisans who create intricate textiles, pottery, and exquisite crafts. Don't miss the enchanting Day of The Dead celebrations, a testament to Mexico's deep-rooted traditions. Culture is central to Oaxaca including art galleries, traditions, and exquisite Oaxacan cuisine! The perfect destination for authentic Mexican Cultural Interaction.


Day Of The Dead, Oaxaca


Chiapas Cultural Immersion

Southern Mexico's Chiapas is home to the Tzotzil and Tzeltal Maya communities. Immerse yourself in their way of life by staying with local families and participating in community-based tourism. You'll gain invaluable insights into their unique traditions and sustainable practices.


Chiapan Native Family


Mexico offers a captivating blend of cultural richness and eco-friendly adventures, but a successful trip also depends on practical planning and responsible choices. By engaging with indigenous communities, exploring eco-adventure offerings, and making sustainable travel choices, you can ensure a memorable journey while leaving a positive impact on the environment and supporting local traditions. Discover the beauty and diversity of Mexico while ensuring it remains enchanting for generations to come. Find out more about our Mexico Package holidays here!

Traditional Mexican Scene