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Our Mexico tours let you safely experience the diverse cultures and contrasting landscapes of Mexico as few tourists have the opportunity to do. Explore the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum, Palenque, Coba, and Uxma, in the Yucatan Peninsula. Bike, hike and raft on a multisport adventure trip in Chiapas. Trek the Copper Canyon's alpine upper rims and descend to the tropical canyon floor. Experience Oaxaca's traditional indigenous culture and savor traditional dishes on an Oaxaca culinary tour. Take a small ship cruise to Baja Mexico and the Sea of Cortez for whale watching, kayaking and snorkeling. Contact one of Adventure Life's Mexico experts for help planning your perfect Mexico adventure.

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Best Mexico Small Ship Cruises for 2017-2018

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Baja's Whale Bounty$29958RelaxedStocked with supplies and a bountiful sense of adventure, join the Safari Endeavor into the protected waters of Cousteau's "world's aquarium". Active exploration and a menagerie of wildlife await you!
Baja California: A Remarkable Journey$1149016RelaxedJoin a comprehensive 16-day photo expedition exploring both the Pacific side of Baja California and the islands in the Sea of Cortez. Venture into the gray whale lagoons for up-close encounters, and then spend ample time exploring the Sea of Cortez and all its marine mammals.
Whales & Wilderness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez$61908RelaxedExplore the Sea of Cortez in springtime, among the best times and places in the world to see a great variety of whales, plus dolphins in abundance. Follow the seasonal movements of migrating birds and feeding whales for excellent wildlife sightings. Hike forests of giant cacti, snorkel with sea lions & discover rare wildlife among desert islands.
Whales & Wilderness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez$61908RelaxedExplore the Sea of Cortez in springtime, among the best times and places in the world to see a great variety of whales, plus dolphins in abundance. Follow the seasonal movements of migrating birds and feeding whales for excellent wildlife sightings. Hike forests of giant cacti, snorkel with sea lions & discover rare wildlife among desert islands.
Base Camp Baja: Espiritu Santo$19904RelaxedRelax, recharge, and revitalize on board National Geographic Sea Bird, your mobile base camp for the duration of the voyage, and be among a small, like-minded band of others on this wellness expedition. Savor the free-roaming feeling of the ship and choose to explore as much, or as little, as you like.
Baja California: A Remarkable Journey$1149016RelaxedJoin a comprehensive 16-day photo expedition exploring both the Pacific side of Baja California and the islands in the Sea of Cortez. Venture into the gray whale lagoons for up-close encounters, and then spend ample time exploring the Sea of Cortez and all its marine mammals.
Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales$65909RelaxedEnter the California gray whale birthing lagoons of Bahia Magdalena for close encounters with these gentle giants, a rare privilege in the natural world. Plus explore the islands dotting the azure Sea of Cortez, one of the best places to see marine mammals.
Baja California and the Sea of Cortez: Among the Great Whales$65909RelaxedEnter the California gray whale birthing lagoons of Bahia Magdalena for close encounters with these gentle giants, a rare privilege in the natural world. Plus explore the islands dotting the azure Sea of Cortez, one of the best places to see marine mammals.

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Favorite Small Ship Baja Mexico Cruises

Adventure Life's Baja Mexico cruise experts pick their favorite small cruise ships for exploring the wilderness of Baja Mexico and the Cortez Sea. 

National Geogrphic's Sea Lion - explore the wildlife and natural landscapes of Baja, Mexico while whale watching, birding and snorkelling on this upscale  wilderness cruise. 

National Geographic's Sea Bird is the sister ship of the Sea Lion is a luxurious small ship of 62 passengers ideal for exploring areas of Baja and the Cortez Sea inaccessible by large cruise ships. 

Safari Endeavour is a newly refurbished 84-guest yacht-style ship whose ambiance is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities including an onboard spa. Sail the Safari Endeavour on our "Baja Whale Bounty Cruise" for an exceptional whale watching experience at an affordable price.  
 

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Mexico Travel FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Mexico?
Your passport must be valid at the time of entry into Mexico, however you do not need a visa. It's recommended that you have a validity several months beyond your trip dates.

Is tipping customary in Mexico?
It is always your decision whether or not you want to tip, but tourism in Mexico has made it somewhat of an expectation. Ten to twenty percent is generally an appropriate amount to tip for good to great service, just like in the US. You can tip your guides, servers, and anyone else who facilitates an enjoyable experience for you.

What is internet access like in Mexico?
While internet access is fairly ubiquitous in the more developed areas of Mexico, our tours and cruises often visit the isolated parts of the country, where there isn't any signal. Most of the hotels will offer at least an internet connection in a business center if not high speed wireless in the rooms; ships do not always have internet connections.

Can I use my cell phone while in Mexico?
Mexico does have Movistar, Telcel, and AT&T, which allow you to buy a SIM chip and put it in your smartphone (as long as it is unlocked), but it's better to just disconnect and use your vacation to forget about the worries of home. 

Do I need power adapters?
You do not need a power adapter or converter in Mexico as long as your devices use two-prong North American style plugs with 110v power.

What are the toilets like in Mexico?
While many parts of the Mexican backcountry and underdeveloped areas do not have flushing toilets, but rather outhouses, the sites and areas that we visit all feature modern western flushing toilets. In more isolated areas on day-trips, you might only have access to a latrine. After using the toilet paper, it should be thrown in the waste basket next to the toilet and not in the bowl itself.

Can I drink the water in Mexico?
The tap water in Mexico is not potable, meaning that you cannot drink it. Stick with the bottles of purified water that will always be available to you.

Are credit cards accepted in Mexico? Will I be able to find ATMs?
It's very common to use cards to pay in Mexico, but if you are buying from a street vendor or a small business or artisan, they will probably only accept cash. Bear in mind that your vacation is all-inclusive but anything like alcohol or souvenirs must be purchased separately.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
You should absolutely purchase travel insurance - a small investment now could mean big savings if the unexpected happens. Check out some great deals on the My Trips page.

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