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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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Top 10 Mexico Small Ship Cruises for 2022-2023

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Yucatan Explorer$51428Oct 6, 2022Enjoy 8 days in ancient Mexico, exploring several Mayan ruin sites, visiting haciendas, and touring cities in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. You'll …
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Trekking Copper Canyon$584110Oct 6, 2022This active 10-day itinerary treks through Copper Canyon's upper rims and descends into the tropical canyons below. Stop at local villages along the …
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Oaxaca Culinary Tour$38428Oct 6, 2022Taste your way through Oaxaca, Mexico on this 8-day culinary adventure. Visit local markets, attend cooking classes, explore local communities, and …
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Chiapas Adventure$38889Oct 6, 2022Enjoy an active exploration of Chiapas on this 9-day Mexico tour! Biking, hiking, and rafting are all included in this adventurous tour, as you …
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Into the Canyon$30778Oct 6, 2022Explore Mexico's Copper Canyon from the upper rims to the depths of the canyons on this 8-day tour. Take the El Chepe train, trek through Copper …
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Oaxaca Hike and Bike$29068Oct 6, 2022Hike and bike through Oaxaca, Mexico, on this 8-day journey, all while exploring the ancient ruins of Mitla, local artisan villages, and the Sierra …
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Copper Canyon Express$26737Oct 6, 2022All aboard the El Chepe for this scenic 7-day train ride through Copper Canyon in beautiful Mexico. Accompanied by your local guide through villages, …
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Taste of Puebla$25154Oct 6, 2022On this 4-day Mexico extension tour, learn to prepare Puebla's best delicacies and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You will tour local historical …
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Chiapas Maya Heartland$22367Oct 6, 2022Embark on a seven day journey through the Maya Heartland in Chiapas, Mexico. Here you will learn about the traditions and beliefs of this ancient …
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Sea and Sierra National Parks Adventure$21507Oct 6, 2022On this 7-day tour, explore three important National Parks of Baja California Sur: Sierra de La Laguna, Cabo Pulmo National Park, and Espiritu Santo …
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Favorite Small Cruise Ships Visiting Mexico 

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

Le Champlain - Launched in 2018, this luxurious yacht incorporates 88 elegantly designed cabins, 4 spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, providing for an extraordinary cruising experience. Le Champlain is equipped with a multi-sensory underwater passenger lounge, called Blue Eye, located within the hull beneath the water line. Non-intrusive underwater projectors enable the observation of the seabed and photo-luminescent organisms. Guests can also listen to the underwater world thanks to hydrophones that are integrated beneath the keel. This major innovation in cruising allows guests to become modern-day explorers, observe the fauna and flora of the sub-aquatic world, and to feel and be at the heart of an underwater universe.

L'Austral -Chic and elegant, with a yacht-like ambiance, L'Austral, is the fruit of Italian ship building and French service and sophistication. A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, L'Austral links tradition and innovation, cruising to worldwide destinations in luxury. Launched in 2011,  L'Austral remains faithful to her philosophy - to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

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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