Designed for the 21st century explorer, Catherwood Travels takes adventurers deep into the heart of Mexico’s mesmerizing history and culture on unforgettable bespoke tours. These meticulously planned journeys bring to life all the beauty and mystery of the Maya world, immersing travelers in the wonders of the past and present.
Guided by regional experts, including renowned archaeologists, naturalists and the Maya themselves, travelers will enjoy access to fascinating, lesser-known sites and off-the-beaten-path reserves, as well as accommodations at private luxury villas and historic haciendas. Each itinerary is tailored to the specific interests of the traveler, ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Catherwood Travels opens the door to a delightful array of Mexico’s most luxurious and private accommodations. In the Yucatán, the eclectically decorated townhomes of Casa Azul, Casa de Madera and Casa de los Artistas feature gardens, courtyards and fabulous spaces to soak in the local ambiance, two with pools.
Also in the region, Hacienda Itzincab Cámara and Hacienda Chichí de los Lagos are restored haciendas with 18-foot beamed ceilings and deluxe hotel-style amenities. On the Pacific Coast, La Cruz and Las Terrazas are adjacent beachfront homes, nestled in a tropical jungle at the water’s edge, designed by a renowned Mexican architect and decorated with exquisite local art.
Experiencing the magical Maya world is effortless with Catherwood Travels. The company’s travel designers will plan each aspect of your journey, collaborating directly with you to craft a unique, customized experience.
Chauffeured, air-conditioned vehicles, private planes and helicopters are all transportation options. The homes, many of which are historic properties, are fully equipped with modern amenities, and cooks, butlers, housekeepers and grocery shopping services are available on-site.
La Cruz and Las Terrazas are in the El Tamarindo Villas resort complex with easy access to golf, tennis, water sports and spa services.
Inspired by the company’s namesake, 19th century English artist and explorer Frederick Catherwood, who first revealed the Maya culture to an international audience, Catherwood Travels provides unparalleled entrée to this captivating civilization through a variety of experiences.
Archaeologists and experts on the Maya world lead exclusive Knowledge Adventures, guiding travelers to important archaeological sites, historic towns and even into Maya homes not accessible to other groups.
EcoAdventures, led by experienced guides and expert scientists, explore the Yucatán Peninsula’s impressive natural wonders through bird-watching, snorkeling, caving or swimming with whale sharks.
Cooking classes focusing on Yucatecan cuisine are also available. Or you may choose to simply relax amid the tropical splendor in your centuries-old hacienda.
When out in the field, Catherwood’s gourmet signature picnic lunches refresh body and spirit as you dine while enjoying panoramic views of the Mexican landscape. Or your travel designer may arrange for meals at authentic local restaurants. Elegant dinners are served with gracious style in your hacienda or villa, where personal chefs create delectable Yucatecan fare.
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