Mexico Self Drive Tours
Self drive tours, or 'you drive tours', are a fantastic way to see Mexico without the time restrictions of an organized tour company. Instead you can travel at leisure and enjoy your chosen attractions.
The following are some of Mexico's best self drive tours:
- Chichen Itza – was built to commemorate the Yucatan's most prominent ceremonial leader and today is the most visited Mayan ruin. Sightseers are in for a treat at equinox (each March 21st and September 21st) when sunlight and shadows form a slithering serpent. Chichen Itza is only a 2 ½ hour drive from Cancun.
- Valle de Bravo – Just ninety-five miles southwest of Mexico City lies the 'Switzerland of Mexico' or Valle de Bravo, a 16th-century colonial village surrounded by cobblestone streets, pine-forests, magnificent mountains and set upon an opulent man-made lake. Valle de Bravo, along with its neighbor Avandaro, has become a popular weekend haven for wealthy residents of Mexico City.
- The Pyramids of Xochicalco - lies 23-miles southwest of Cuernavaca and is steeped in the mystery of the Teotihuacán and Tula cultures. Xochicalco hosts the Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent (or Pirámide de la Serpiente Emplumada). Every April 30th through to August 15th the sun is in just the right position to shine through a hexagonal opening in Eochicalo's pyramids – tourists are welcome to watch from the observatory. The pyramids and are open from 10am to 6pm daily and admission is just $3.50.
- Copper Canyon – located in Chichuahua, Mexico offers remote and unspoiled views of parched desert, bubbling waterfalls, rugged canyon walls and mountain forests. Just seeing Copper Canyon's maze of hiking trails and ravines will give tourists an idea of where the Tarahumara Indians got their endurance.