Mexico Joins the Rickshaw Travel Family

Mexico Joins the Rickshaw Travel Family
2nd April 2019 Imogen Jefferies
  • Customers can now book to visit Palenque, Tulum, Puebla, The Yucatan Penisula, to name a few
  • Within the three brand new itineraries, travellers can also discover nearby Guatemala and Belize
  • Company now operates in 26 countries across Central, South and North America,
    as well as Asia

Meaningful tour operator Rickshaw Travel has launched a brand-new destination, Mexico, with three itineraries now available for travellers wishing to embrace that real mañana feeling. And for those looking to experience a bigger Central American adventure, both Guatemala and Belize are incorporated into the offering, too.

For Rickshaw Travel, a Mexico holiday is all about getting acquainted with the locals, discovering the mystical world of ancient Mayan history, tasting the flavours of home-cooked Mexican cuisine and basking in its natural beauty. Ultimately, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

With the team’s specialist knowledge, travellers can look forward to unique experiences that discover a different side of this vast country. Whether it’s visiting traditional villages in Oaxaca, snorkelling in the sparkling waters of the cenotes, or kayaking across Laguna Bacalar, Rickshaw Travel offers something for everyone.

All completely flexible, Rickshaw Travel’s itineraries include a combination of small-scale, characterful accommodation, excursions and transport via public buses, shuttles, boats and private transfers.

See below for the brand-new itineraries available.

Journey through the Yucatan

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Itinerary: The Yucatan Peninsula is a vast and varied region with lots to discover. Laze on palm-fringed beaches, explore ancient Mayan ruins and snorkel in the sparkling waters of the cenotes. Whether man-made or natural, there are lots of gems to uncover in this part of Mexico. You’ll travel by bus over two weeks, past colonial facades and rugged coastlines, spotting at towns along the way to get a real feel for Mexican culture, cuisine and cervezas!

USP: When in Palenque, travellers will be within reach of something remarkable – the Palenque Mayan ruins. Surrounded by thick jungle, these ruins are widely considered some of the best in Mexico.

*Rickshaw Travel offers a ready-made itinerary in Mexico for 13 day/12-night from £975 per person. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, meet and greet in Cancun on arrival, transfers to and from airport, transport by bus and excursions as described. To book, visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823  for more information.

A Taste of Mexico

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Itinerary: You will see all the main highlights of Mexico and more in just over two weeks, while making your way from the bustling capital to the calm Caribbean coast. Along the way, you will experience Mexican hospitality, explore ancient relics and get right to the heart of the Indian culture up in the picturesque highlands. Join the fiesta in the lively colonial towns and feel like a real explorer uncovering ancient ruins during this adventure across the country.

USP:
A standout on this itinerary is visiting the mountain village of San Juan Chamula and meeting the Chamulans, an independent Tzotzil group. Together with a local guide, travellers can learn about the inhabitants and their rituals, really getting an understanding of the culture of the Tzotzil Indians.

*Rickshaw Travel offers a ready-made itinerary in Mexico for 19 day/18-night from £1378 per person. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, meet and greet in Mexico City on arrival, transfers to and from airport, transport by bus and excursions as described. To book, visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823  for more information.

Cultures & Coastlines – Mexico, Guatemala & Belize

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Itinerary: Take a journey through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize on this epic trip spanning just over three weeks. Combine ancient Mayan ruins with tropical beaches and scenic drives past colonial cobbled towns as you travel through the three countries by bus, taking in the panoramic views, tasty food and heaps of culture in along the way. You’ll visit lots of highlights on this itinerary, as well as some lesser-visited spots to really get under the skin of these vivid, colourful countries.

USP: When in Guatemala, travellers will spend two nights in a colonial posada where they’ll have beautiful views of the surrounding volcanoes from the roof terrace of their hotel.

*Rickshaw Travel offers a ready-made itinerary in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize for 24 days/23 nights from £1998 per person. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, meet and greet in Cancun, transfers to and from airports, transport by bus and excursions as described. To book, visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823  for more information

Rickshaw Travel will be adding a collection of meaningful ‘bite-sized trips’ to their Mexico offering in the coming months, giving customers the opportunity to design their own holiday, and with the freedom of self-drive, the chance to discover the country at their very own pace.

For more information about Rickshaw Travel’s Mexico holidays, please visit https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk/

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About Rickshaw Travel
Rickshaw Travel is an independent tour operator based in Brighton. They are committed to providing enriching, immersive travel experiences that take holidaymakers off the beaten path and into the heart of local communities.

Meaningful travel – or travelling in a way that everybody benefits from – is the core ethos of Rickshaw: the traveller benefits from enriching experiences where they learn something new (about the destination, culture, a skill or about themselves) and at the same time the local people, animals and/or environment benefit too.

Rickshaw Travel’s individual approach to independent exploration enables adventurous holidaymakers to visit the heart of a destination and experience the real spirit of a local culture. Rickshaw specialises in offering small-scale, authentic accommodation that truly reflects the character of each destination.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Rickshaw Travel is proud to have built up a team of passionate Travel Specialists who each have extensive travel experience in their own dedicated destinations. They pride themselves on being open and honest about the places they have visited and are on hand to inspire and support travellers. The company’s style of travel is unique – Rickshaw’s dedicated Product Team has worked alongside the company’s in-destination partners to create a choice of carefully selected bite-size trips, typically 2-4 days long, which can be combined to create the perfect itinerary. Rickshaw’s bite-size trips include a range of local excursions, charming authentic accommodation and some transfers to ensure a hassle-free holiday. A minimum of three bite-sized trips must be combined to create a full itinerary.

Protecting nature and wildlife – and encouraging travellers to do the same – is also key for the Rickshaw team. They have recently partnered with Brighton-based organisation, ANIMONDIAL, to develop an animal welfare policy, as well as providing a ‘toolkit’ to help other small travel companies become more responsible. Rickshaw Travel has also committed to supporting the end of elephant riding by signing World Animal Protection’s elephant-friendly pledge and is in the process of auditing trips involving any type of wild animal interaction.

In 2019, Mexico joined the Rickshaw Travel family, taking the company’s offering to 26 destinations across Asia, Central, South and North America, including Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Borneo, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil and Japan.

For more information, visit https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk/, https://www.facebook.com/rickshawtravel/, https://twitter.com/Rickshaw_Travel or https://www.instagram.com/rickshaw_travel/ or call 01273 934 823.