EL CERRITO, Calif. -- Mountain Travel Sobek is targeting
adventurous clients for a multi-activity trip through Mexico's Gulf
Coast state of Veracruz.
The nine-day itinerary features river rafting, sea kayaking,
hiking, snorkeling and mountain biking. Because instruction is
provided, participants do not have to be experienced rafters or
kayakers. With a rating of moderate on a scale from easy to
strenuous, the trip is designed for clients who are in good
physical condition and enjoy being active.
The program incorporates one night of camping, four nights in
hotels and three nights at an adventure lodge. The region's natural
and cultural attractions are the main highlights of the trip.
The program begins on a small, uninhabited island off the coast,
where participants can sea kayak and snorkel. After paddling to the
mainland, a drive through the jungle will bring the group to El
Tajin, a remote archaeological ruin with Totanac pyramids dating
back to 600 A.D.
White-water rafting will take place on rivers such as the Filo
Bobos. Along the way, participants can see an array of birds, and
hike to waterfalls and the archaeological sites of Vega del Valle
During the rest of the trip, Picocanoa Adventure Lodge will be
used as a base for exploring the region. The trip will feature
whitewater rafting from the lodge on the Antigua River, which
travels through mango and sugar cane plantations.
The ecolodge, which features accommodations in thatch-roofed
cabins, offers a number of post-rafting activities, such as hiking,
mountain biking and flying tree traversing, which propels riders
through the rain forest on steel cables. The lodge also has a pool,
massage services and a Temascal, which is a traditional
pre-Hispanic steam bath.
Other highlights of the program will include a visit to the
colonial village of Coatepec and a night in the port city of
Departures for Adventure Mexico are slated for Nov. 18, Dec. 9,
Jan. 13 and 20, and Oct. 12, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21 and 28, 2000. The
land-only cost of the program is $1,790 per person, double.
Mountain Travel Sobek, which has offered Mexico adventures for
30 years, features three other itineraries in the country.
Included are two trips to the Sea of Cortes, the body of water
tucked between Mexico's mainland and Baja California. The trips are
designed to spotlight the wildlife and natural beauty in Baja
California and offer kayaking, hiking and snorkeling.
The company also runs a program to the Pacific Coast island of
Magdalena that focuses on the California gray whales on their
annual migration from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California.
Mountain Travel Sobek
Phone: (800) 227-2384