From the wealth of ancient Maya civilizations of the Yucatán to the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico is filled with treasures waiting to be uncovered. Considered to be one of the 18 megadiverse countries in the world, Mexico is home to 200,000 different species, making it accountable for 10 to 12 percent of the world’s biodiversity. 
Travelers visiting Mexico can observe native wildlife, including sea turtles, Monarch butterflies, whale sharks, and the endemic Balsas Screech-Owl, while exploring Mexico’s diverse habitats, which range from mountain pine forests and jungles to ocean basins and endless sea. Located in the northwest of Mexico, the Baja Peninsula is the site of one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena on the planet. Every year, gray whales travel 5,000 miles to Baja to mate and deliver their calves. With more than 747 miles of coastline, Baja offers endless educational maritime activities. For those who enjoy staying dry and on land, the Baja Desert, Mexico’s best preserved desert, offers a rich diversity of plants and animals to observe. In addition to its acclaimed natural wonders, Mexico is renowned for its astounding cultural artifacts. Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, which has the largest indigenous population in North America, is home to many Mayan archaeological sites. Feel the might of the Maya at the astonishing ruins of the Chichén Itzá and become immersed in the history and tradition of Mexico’s mythical land. Birders can observe Yucatán’s 500-plus avian species soar through ancient, picturesque background, while adventurers can climb towering pyramids, kayak on striking waterways, zip through jungle canopies, and snorkel in underground caves. From deep oceans of Baja to the soaring pyramids of Uxmal, Mexico is home to an endless variety of sights, cultural experiences, and natural beauty. Whether you’re a photographer, scientist, birder, or simply an avid traveler, Holbrook can deliver an enriching experience for you and your group.

Trips to Join

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From $1,790

Natural History

Mexico | Migration of the Monarch Butterflies

led by Andrei Sourakov with Florida Museum of Natural History
Feb 11, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020
From $3,340

Natural History

Mexico | Baja Peninsula Birds and Gray Whales

with San Diego Audubon Society
Mar 2, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020
From $2,785

Garden Tours

Mexico | The Monarch Migration and Mexico City Parks

with Pacific Horticulture Society, Escorted by Richard Hayden
Feb 7, 2021 - Feb 12, 2021

Trips to Plan

From $2,495

Birding

Mexico | Birding the Ruins of the Yucatán

11 Days | Choose your dates
From $2,500

Student Travel

Mexico | Marine Science and the Maya on the Yucatán Peninsula

10 Days | Choose your dates
From $2,245

Natural History

Mexico | Mystical Migration of the Monarch

7 Days | Choose your dates

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