Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I have been toying with some road trip ideas for the summer. A cruise in the new Escape to escape the heat of Melaque. Melaque -- where vegetables can steam to table-ready within an afternoon on the kitchen counter.
But I know I will not get to every place I would like to see this year. That is where my buddies Ruth and Dan come into play.
You have met them already. They run Mex-ECO Tours here in Melaque. It was through their tours that I was introduced to Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Morelia, Pátzcuaro, Mexico City, Copper Canyon, and Chiapas over the past three years.
I am not a big fan of bus tours, but Mex-ECO makes the most of the method. The stops are always interesting. The tour guides are well-read and always maintain an appropriate narrative. The hotels are first rate.
Bus tours are designed to be the Whitman's Sampler of travel. A good introduction to places worthy of future visits. As a result of my bus tour visits, I have returned to the highlands during the past two summers, for longer stays.
Which tours I will take this coming season, I am not certain. Most likely Oaxaca, Yucatán, and Tapalpa. Maybe more. Maybe less. But there is time to settle on my choices.
Here is the full menu.
31 Oct - 2 Nov: Day of the Dead
15 - 17 Nov: Chapala Arts/Crafts
11-12 Dec: Guadalajara Christmas Shopping
8-10 Jan: Tapalpa (a new tour)
13-16 Jan: Guanajuato
16-21 Jan: Copper Canyon
22-27 Jan: Mexico City
28-31 Jan: Morelia, Monarch Butterflies
4-9 Feb: Oaxaca
10-13 Feb: Highlights of Jalisco
11-18 Feb: Chiapas
18-22 Feb: Yucatán/Riviera (another new tour)
21-23 Feb: Guadalajara, Tequila Express
25-28 Feb: Morelia, Monafrch Butterflies
3-7 Mar: Ruta de Don Vasco
11-13 Mar: Tapalpa
You can find more details on each individual tour at Mex-ECO Tours. I understand Ruth and Dan are taking reservations now.
Come to think of it, I may make my own right now. Come join me.