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Mexico Overland - 13 Days
Experience the thrilling train ride through Copper Canyon, discover culinary meccas and artist colonies, and soak up the sun on beautiful tropical beaches. Explore some of the best sights in Mexico on this one-way adventure from San Francisco to Oaxaca!
Departing from San Francisco, we head south to the border. Bienvenidos a Mexico! Our first camp-out will be at the beautiful Playa San Carlos, where white-washed houses and red-tile roofs form the backdrop to a snorkeling paradise. Over 500 species of fish share this beach with an abundance of pelicans and dolphins! An overnight drive takes us to El Fuerte, the mouth of the majestic Copper Canyon, where we board one of the most breathtaking train rides in all of North America! Balanced on the rim of this natural wonder, the quaint town of Creel and its pine-covered mountains will be our base for exploring the area.
From there, we wind our way to the tranquil beach town of San Blas. An optional jungle trek will take you to a hidden freshwater artesian spring and swimming hole. Rise and shine in Guanajuato, where colonial architecture crowds the narrow, hilly streets. Stroll through the alleys, relax in the cafes, and visit the historic mummy museum. Later, we visit the artist and ex-pat community of San Miguel de Allende, where you can wander the cobblestone streets past numerous churches and gardens while enjoying the town's unique artistic flair.
Out trip continues at the Aztec metropolis of Teotihuacan, home to the famous Temples of the Sun and Moon. To finish our journey, we?ll say our good-byes in Oaxaca, a charming, cosmopolitan city adorned with jacaranda trees, outdoor cafes, colorful markets and prestigious museums. This epic trip doesn't have to end here, though! Stay on the bus and continue with our Mundo Maya adventure.
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