The most southern neighbor in North America, although geographically part of the North, is closer to South America culturally speaking. In addition to experiencing its amazing food and beaches, you can see the remants of its ancient but advanced Mayan and Aztec civilizations.
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Yucatan - Mayan Ruins
Although perhaps better known for its more touristic resort city Cancun, the Yucatan peninsula also boasts its most famous ruin – Chichen Itza – one of the new seven wonders of the world … and the colonial city of Merida. You can also visit Tulum, Coba & Uxmal – other important Mayan ruins in the area. The food is extra spicy in this region (it’s the Caribbean!), so be careful.
Although it’s one of the largest cities in the world, you can still experience that classic Mexican friendliness, along with seeing an interesting, modern city, with an amazing history. And don’t forget about the ancient and mysterious pyramids of Teotihuacan … just miles outside the city.
Copper Canyon Train - El Chepe
You can take this amazing train journey from the Pacific Coast at the city of Los Mochis or start in colonial Chihuahua, where you can visit the Pancho Villa museum. It can be taken as a full day trip or, as most people do it, stop off for a day or two at Creel and explore the natural diversity of the area surrounding the Copper Canyon – lakes, waterfalls and cave dwellings of local Tarahumara Indians.