MEXICO CITY -- Looking for a kayaking excursion in Baja? Or how
about an all-terrain vehicle tour through the Mexican jungle?
The following is a sampling of tour companies that market
adventure trips in Mexico geared to almost any client's level of
KayakingBaja Kayak Tours in La Paz is marketing excursions that feature
eight days of sea exploration.
Participants paddle three to four hours per day from camp to
camp, circumnavigating the Espiritu Santo island off the Baja
Along the way, participants have the opportunity to snorkel, hike,
swim and camp overnight on the beaches.
The trip includes hotel accommodations on arrival and departure
night, all meals and use of equipment.
From March 31 to April 7, the trip is priced at $640 per person,
double. Single supplements are an additional $40. Other departure
dates are available.
For more information or reservations, call (011) 52 112-55636,
e-mail [email protected] or visit www.kayactivities.com.
Hot-air ballooningGlobo Aventura in the Tenancingo valley, 60 miles west of
Mexico City, is offering hot-air balloon tours of the area for
groups of three to six passengers.
Participants will be picked up at 6 a.m. for a sunrise flight
that takes about three hours.
The flight is followed by brunch and a one- to three-hour
mountain-bike tour through nearby woods back to Tenancingo.
The program is priced at $180 per person and includes one
nights' accommodations before the flight, transfers to and from the
balloon, a champagne toast, brunch and the mountain-bike tour.
For more information or reservations, call (011) 52 566- 24023
or visit www.globoaventura.com.
HikingBikeMex Adventures in Puerto Vallarta offers a day trip for
intermediate and advanced hikers into the Sierra Madre Mountains.
The company also sells a variety of mountain-biking tours.
Participants will hike up to a secluded waterfall where they
will stop for lunch and a swim.
The six-hour hike is priced at $40 per person and includes guide
services, transportation, bottled water, snacks, soft drink and
For more information, call (011) 52 322-31834 or visit www.bikemex.com.
ATV jungle toursMarina Neptuno in Cancun is offering its all-terrain vehicle
(ATV) jungle tours for small groups, priced at $44 per person.
The ATV tours travel through the jungles of Cancun and emerge on
the beaches of the Riviera Maya.
The tour includes equipment, instruction, the services of a tour
guide and bottled water.
Departures are available every day at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3
For more information and reservations, visit the Web site at www.cancunmermaid.com.
RappellingVeleta Tours in Veracruz offers the opportunity to descend the
Popoca Abyss in Veracruz.
Participants rappel down the 150-foot-diameter abyss (similar to
a volcanic crater) to the bottom, where they will find a 230-foot
This two-day package is priced at $160 per person and includes
equipment and one nights' hotel accommodations.
For more information, call (011) 52 272-11316 or visit the Web