Participate in an eye-opening Travelian Journey into a region of Mexico offering stunning beaches, fog-shrouded hills temperate enough to grow fine coffee, an archeological site with its museum collection of artifacts and a half-land-and-half-water National Park. Welcome to Huatulco, where you can be part of a small group of appreciative travelers, led by our knowledgeable local guide and experienced Travelian guides.
Tour the Rio Copalita Eco-Archeological site, a zone between a river and forested hillsides that was inhabited from about 500 BCE until the Spanish Invasion, and still offers views of a civic-ceremonial center, consisting of plazas, temples and a ball court. The site offers trails through lowland forest where birders can hope to see Squirrel Cuckoos, Roadside Hawks and White-throated Magpie-Jays on the way to an overlook of the Rio Copalita flowing into the ocean.
The Parque Nacional Huatulco is not only nearly 6400 hectares of lowland jungle, but also more than 5500 hectares of marine areas, encompassing four of Huatulco’s beautiful bays. Relish cruising the waters on a private boat to view and enjoy this incredible coastline, where there will be excellent snorkeling among numbers of colorful and diverse species of fish and other marine creatures. On another day, plan to walk the land trails of the park to bird, consider the diversity of vegetation and to be glad that such an important zone has been preserved.
Wind your way up to an elevation of 4000 feet on hillside roads to a village where a special variety of Mexican coffee is grown, roasted and ready to be sold. Then continue up to a high hillside birding zone, where, among the many local species, we will target the Blue-capped Hummingbird, the Golden Vireo and the Gray Silky-Flycatcher, before heading back down to have local traditional food and walk the paths at a beautiful retreat in the coffee zone.
Be surprised on a visit to a private, local agro-ecological development of more than 130 hectares in the hills above the ocean. At this site we can view what we’ll eat in different aspects of the cultivation of exotic fruits and vegetables, as well as a developing bamboo garden project, a world-class collection of nearly 50 species of heliconia, and diverse native flora and birdlife.
Relax in the manner you define for yourself: at our hotel’s pool in the warmth of the later afternoon, by engaging in additional snorkeling, by exploring the bustle of fast-growing Huatulco or by catching up with the rest of the world from which you will be so far away. Enjoy fine meals at some of the best restaurants in Huatulco each evening. The seafood will be fresh!
Join Travelian’s expert guides on this small-group tour and prepare to embrace the region’s waterworld, abundant hillside forests, cultural heritage and birdlife, in comfort and safety.