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Adventures in Mexico

pier Mazatlan in Mexico
Pier Mazatlan in Mexico, Photo by Luis/Adobestock.

Mexico adventures are a treat for all the senses. Here you can enjoy rich culture, expansive history and an array of delectable dishes — Mexico truly is an idyllic destination to kick back and unwind from the stressors of everyday life.

Continue reading to learn more about some of the top Mexico vacation packages or get in touch with AAA to speak with a seasoned travel adviser.

Beaches in Mexico
Beaches in Mexico. Photo by Marketanovakova/Adobestock

Reasons Why Mexico Adventure Trips Are the Best

Mexico is one of the world’s most popular destinations — and when you visit, it’ll become clear why. Mexico is a gorgeous country, exhibiting streets paved with history, stunning architecture and some of the most delectable cuisine on the planet.

On top of all these enticing features, the climate is ideal and balmy, making it a fantastic tropical escape for wanderers. Whether your interests include marble-white beaches, European-inspired colonial architecture, colorful cuisine or pulsing metropolises, Mexico is the place for you.

Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta. Photo by Chema Gov/Adobestock

8 Mexico Adventure Vacations

The best trips to Mexico are planned in collaboration with a seasoned travel agency. Not only does working with an agency ensure that no logistical details are forgotten, it also helps keep stress levels minimal and enjoyment maximal.

Inclusive travel packages are designed to help travelers have the curated experiences they’re looking for. Whether your interests include snorkeling, lounging on sandy beaches for days on end, indulging in world-class ethnic cuisine or tequila tasting, there is a Mexico vacation package calling your name.

Read on to find details on some of AAA’s most popular Mexico vacation packages. Please note that dates, amenities and itineraries are subject to change.

Concierge Mexico’s Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coast Cruise

This two-week cruise aboard Holland America’s Zuiderdam voyages along the Californian, Mexican and Canadian coastlines.

The Zuiderdam is a lavish cruise ship with ocean view accommodations, rooms with private verandas and a pinnacle suite with prominent floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities onboard include the ship’s Greenhouse Spa & Salon and various evening entertainments, including BBC Earth Experiences that introduces you to the natural wonders of the world.

This cruise’s itinerary includes the following ports of call:

  • Day 1: San Diego (embark)
  • Days 2 and 3: at sea
  • Day 4: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Day 5: Pichilingue (La Paz), Mexico
  • Day 6: Mazatlán, Mexico
  • Day 7: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Days 8 and 9: at sea
  • Day 10: San Diego
  • Day 11: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Days 12 and 13: at sea
  • Day 14: Victoria, B.C.
  • Day 15: Vancouver, B.C.

Golden Beaches and Hollywood Visions — Spotlight Voyage Collection

This 12-night roundtrip luxury cruise focuses on the magic of film. The ship’s onboard theater (Constellation Theater) hosts special screenings of some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed films complete with an ambrosial dining experience.

When you aren’t losing yourself in the magic of the silver screen, you will be marveling at gold-ceiling cathedrals, sipping margaritas at Hussong’s Cantina (a bar credited for the invention of cocktails), and idling down the seafront boardwalk in Mazatlán.

Stops on this cruise include:

  • Day 1: Los Angeles, (embark)
  • Days 2 and 3: at sea (Pacific Ocean)
  • Day 4: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Day 5: Mazatlán, Mexico
  • Day 6: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Day 7: at sea (Pacific Ocean)
  • Days 8: Ensenada, Mexico
  • Day 9: at sea (Pacific Ocean)
  • Day 10 and 11: San Francisco
  • Days 12: Santa Barbara
  • Day 13: Los Angeles

Mexico and Caribbean — Princess Cruise

This eight-day cruise is permeated with sapphire seas and sun-kissed sandy beaches. Not only will you get acquainted with the Mexican coastline, you will also experience the luxuriant coastline and deep-blue waters of the Caribbean.

At each port of call, you will gain insight into the local culture and indulge in the fragrant flavors of the region.

Curated Fine Travel — Journese

Want to get a taste of all the tropics? Embark on this curated experience and enjoy destinations like the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico and the South Pacific. Relish the sultry temperatures, turquoise waters and ivory sands of the region to your heart’s content.

This travel experience’s focus is on boutique, concierge-style luxury at each destination. Every experience is done in conjunction with four and five-star establishments to ensure that travelers receive the ultimate level of lavishness.

Ornate accommodations, private transfers, elaborate experiences and upscale amenities all play their part in making this a premium travel excursion to Mexico.

Dream Getaways – Pleasant Holidays

AAA partners with some of the most luxuriant hotels and resorts in locations across Mexico. By booking a Dream Getaways experience with AAA, you ensure that your lodgings in Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya or Riviera Nayarit are at only the finest, most prestigious establishments.

Concierge Fall Panama Canal Cruise

Imagine coastlines garbed in verdant hues beckoning you to explore as you lounge on the deck of the pristine Eurodam. This three-week cruise gives passengers flavors of Mexico, Guatemala, Aruba, San Diego and Panama, revealing the unique styles and qualities of each destination.

The Eurodam is a nearly 1,000-foot long ship that can accommodate over 2,000 passengers and has received the Best Dining Award from Regional cooking demonstrations sometimes take place aboard the Eurodam, and include food and wine tastings.

Ports of call on this luxury cruise include:

  • Day 1: Seattle (embark)
  • Day 2: Vancouver, B.C.
  • Days 3-5: at sea
  • Day 6: San Diego
  • Days 7 and 8: at sea
  • Day 9: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Day 10: at sea
  • Day 11: Huatulco, Mexico (plus AAA tour with lunch)
  • Days 12: Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
  • Day 13: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Day 14: Corinto, Nicaragua
  • Day 15: Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica
  • Days 16 and 17: cruising Panama Canal
  • Day 18: at sea
  • Day 19: Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Days 20 and 21: at sea
  • Day 22: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (disembark)

Concierge Cruise: Spring Panama Canal Cruise

This concierge cruise includes many of the same ports as the previously mentioned Panama Canal Cruise but with the addition of Colombia and Victoria, B.C.

Ports of call on this cruise include:

  • Day 1: arrive in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (overnight hotel)
  • Day 2: Fort Lauderdale (embark)
  • Days 3-5: at sea
  • Day 6: Cartagena, Colombia (AAA tour plus lunch)
  • Day 7: cruising Panama Canal
  • Day 8: at sea
  • Day 9: Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas), Costa Rica
  • Day 10: at sea
  • Day 11: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Days 12: Puerto Chiapas, Mexico
  • Day 13: Huatulco, Mexico
  • Day 14: at sea
  • Day 15: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Days 16: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Day 17: at sea
  • Day 18: San Diego
  • Day 19 and 20: at sea
  • Day 21: Victoria, B.C.
  • Day 22: Vancouver, B.C.
  • Day 23: Seattle (disembark)

Mexico Cruise — Royal Caribbean

Giant water slides, nighttime entertainments and a diverse range of dining options await passengers of the Navigator of the Seas. This three- to seven-day Mexico cruise is perfect for couples, families or singles who are looking for a fun-filled, experience-packed vacation.

Hat, sunglasses and beach towel
Hat, sunglasses and beach towel. Photo by Magdal3na/Adobestock.

How to Prepare For a Mexico Adventure Vacation

If this is your first time traveling to Mexico, here are 10 important things to pack and ways to prepare for your upcoming vacation.

  1. Pack a swimsuit (or two).
  2. Bring the bug spray.
  3. Remember your sunscreen!
  4. Pack any medications that you use.
  5. Bring a beach towel and a quick-dry towel.
  6. Reusable water bottle.
  7. Lightweight rain jacket.
  8. Pack a pair of sandals and a pair of sneakers (or other comfortable walking shoes).
  9. Waterproof phone case.
  10. Purchase travel health insurance.
Snorkeling in Mexico
Snorkeling in Mexico. Photo by Damedias/Adobestock

18 Mexico Adventure Tours & Things to Do

Mexico is a paradise for architecture, history, nature or cuisine-loving enthusiasts. The country is home to numerous sites of interest and historical significance, including one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Some of the most pleasurable tours and activities to do during Mexican adventure vacations include:

  1. Reef snorkeling in Tulum
  2. Horseback riding in Cancun
  3. Guided tour of Chichen Itza
  4. Luxury sunset cruise in Cancun
  5. Guided food tour in Mexico City
  6. Tequila tasting tour in Guadalajara
  7. Frida Kahlo House tour
  8. Día de Muertos festival
  9. Pyramids of Teotihuacan tour
  10. Watch a lucha libre match
  11. Explore San Cristobal
  12. Tequila Express tour
  13. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  14. The Museo Nacional de Antropologia
  15. Chapultepec Castle
  16. Palacio de Bellas Artes
  17. Stroll through Zocalo
  18. Attend the Guelaguetza Dance Festival

Book the Best Mexican Vacation Through AAA

If you are ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and want to maximize your experience by partnering with a travel agency, get in touch with AAA today.

AAA has served travelers for more than a century and mastered the art of travel. Whether you already know which travel experience you’d like to do or need help in selecting the best travel package, contact one of AAA’s seasoned travel agents today for helpful information and advice.

A holiday in paradise awaits you!

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