Latin America News Q1 2019

30 LATIN AMERICA NEWS / Q1 2019 , B&R Launches New Private Trips in the Yucatán and Oaxaca for Foodies, Families and Adventure-Seekers Three new private tours highlight history, aquatic wildlife and incredible cuisine. Butterfield & Robinson, the world’s premier active travel company, has launched three new private trips to Mexico for 2019. With three new Ready-to- Book itineraries for active travellers, families and culinary connoisseurs, B&R has intentionally designed these trips as “active vacations” for three categories of travellers. Active adventurers can see the countryside and ancient civilizations by bike and private tour, families will spot whale sharks and release turtles into the ocean, while food lovers can indulge in fresh Mexican meals made from ingredients bought at local markets before an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the Valley of Teotihuacán. “Some of our most adventurous, culturally engaged and savvy travellers have planned trips to Mexico,” says Jon Lansdell, regional director for North America. “What started off as the odd bespoke trip request has blossomed into three full-blown itineraries to highlight centuries of history, Mexico’s vibrant aquatic wildlife, and of course, the famous culinary scene inside city centres and homes.” Intentionally designed to incorporate B&R’s mantra of “Slow down to see the world,” the three new trips in B&R’s Mexico lineup include incredible experiences such as a private, two-hour tour of Chichén Itzá, one of the seven wonders of the world, on the Yucatán Active Expedition. Meanwhile, interacting with whale sharks, sea lions and just-hatched turtles on the Baja Family Adventure will create an appreciation for sustaining wildlife for children and families. Finally, travellers will partake in traditional cooking and a hot air balloon ride at sunrise before flying to Oaxaca to sample mezcal and more on the Mexico Culinary Experience. “Mexico is experiential travel epitomized,” says Dale Sherrow, Mexico regional manager. “We’ve designed these trips with experiences that will be the most exciting for a range of travellers, but also in hopes of highlighting the significance of Mexico and its cultural heritage. These trips personify the real Mexico, from the traditional food and art of Mexico City and Mérida to the ancient ruins of the unconquerable Mayan people. These new trips are so far off from a resort-style vacation. We’re truly thrilled to show this side of Mexico to our travellers.” The newly announced, private Ready-to-Book trips in Mexico for 2019 are: Yucatán Active Expedition USD $6,895 (7 days / 6 nights) based on 4 people double occupancy