El Castillo, Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula

A holiday to the Yucatan Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without discovering the realm of the Maya at the spectacular Chichen Itza, the seventh wonder of the modern world. Other archaeological sites strewn throughout the area include the equally impressive Uxmal, Kabah, Edzna and Tulum.

Merida San Ildefonso Cathedral, Yucatan, Mexico
Merida San Ildefonso Cathedral, Yucatan, Mexico

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Spanish influence is still evident in the walled city of Campeche with San Miguel Fort proudly guarding the city. Also steeped in history is the handsome colonial city of Merida with many narrow cobbled streets, intimate shady plazas and the beautiful henequen haciendas.

Travelling throughout the Yucatan area a network of underground rivers and lagoons await exploration through innumerable limestone sinkholes. These fascinating cenotes are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The wetlands provide excellent bird watching opportunities, and the Caribbean coastline fringed with beautiful beaches provides a variety of water sports.


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Castle at Tulum, Yutacan, Mexico

Discover Yucatan Peninsula

Explore charming colonial towns and some idyllic beach properties.

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Snake Mayan Sculpture in the city of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Chichen Itza

Visit the magnificent Chichen Itza, the seventh wonder of the modern world.

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Diving, cabo pulmo, national baja, california sur mexico

Snorkel Baja California

Go snorkelling, diving and fishing.

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Kukulkan Pyramid, Chichen itz a, Yuctan Peninsula

Mayan Sites

Experience extraordinary culture and history of the Mayans.

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Ancient Cenote, Yucatan, Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula

Discover a network of underground rivers and lagoons make for adventurous exploration.

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Meet our experts

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Rachael Tallents

Adventure, discovery and my curiosity for people and the natural world is what drives my love of travelling.  I am grateful for my parents’ desire to explore, and from an early age my eyes were open to diverse landscapes, cultures, and underwater worlds.

For the last 16 years, I have worked for a leading luxury tour operator designing incredible journeys for discerning clients and travelled to some magical places. I am excited to have joined Steppes Travel, and to be working for a company with such strong ethical and sustainable values.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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John Faithfull

Over multiple trips, John has immersed himself in the natural and cultural highlights of this huge country. He has had close encounters with grey whales off Baja’s Pacific coast, swam with whale sharks in the Caribbean, attended shaman rituals in Chiapas and sought out some of Mexico City’s finest Mezcalerias.

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