Abercrombie & Kent Introduces Wings Over Mexico
Explore Mexico Beyond the Beach Resorts
The desire to see and do as much as possible has led to record bookings for Abercrombie & Kent’s immersive Wings Over the World Journeys that explore a region more in depth using privately-chartered air. The newest addition to A&K’s lineup is Wings Over Mexico, a journey that showcases the rich cultural diversity and scenery found south of the border, beyond the beaches and all-inclusive resorts. Learn about the ancient civilizations that shaped contemporary Mexico and helped make it one of the most popular culinary destinations in the world.
“This new journey is an invitation to explore Mexico’s diverse culture and rich history, from bustling Mexico City to the imposing Mayan ruins of Palenque and Chichen Itza and the verdant rural landscapes of Colima and Oaxaca, where indigenous roots are still strong” explains Beth Sherer, A&K Director of Product Development and Operations. “Privately-chartered air makes it possible to fly directly from each destination to the next to include sites that range widely across the country.”
The canals of Xochimilco are a vestige of the Aztec agricultural technique of using “chinampas” to create arable land for farming in swampy areas, which made it possible to sustain a large population. Teotihuacan is home to one of the world’s largest pyramids; the base of The Pyramid of the Sun is virtually identical in size to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Remote Palenque is considered by many experts to be the most impressive Mayan site as it contains some of the most exemplary architecture, sculpture and bas-relief carvings. Chichen Itza is Mexico’s most famous Mayan archaeological site, an important place of worship and rituals. Nearby sinkholes (cenotes) provided fresh water. Natural wonders include the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary in the highland forests, where monarch butterflies from the U.S.and Canada migrate each winter.
Designed for no more than 12 guests, Wings Over Mexico features exclusive experiences, including a private after-hours opening of Frida Kahlo House, with dinner in the courtyard. There is a private opening of the National Museum of Anthropology, home to the world’s most extensive collection of pre-Columbian Mexican art and ethnographic exhibits about Mexico’s present-day indigenous groups. An after-hours visit to the Museum and ex-convent of Santo Domingo showcases one of the finest examples of Dominican architecture in Mexico. Discover why the city of Oaxaca is known as the “Land of the Seven Moles” during a hands-on cooking demonstration with a renowned local chef.
Wings Over Mexico features a choice of Design Your Day® experiences in Merida:
- Exploring the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, a mangrove environment that is home to migrating flamingos in the winter months
- Gaining a Deeper Knowledge of the Mayan World by visiting the lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Uxmal and Kabah
- Indulge in a Spa Treatment, which is just part of the soothing wellness offerings available at Chable Yucatan
LUXURIES THAT MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
A&K’s Wings Over the World journeys combine luxury small-group travel with the time-saving comfort and convenience of privately-chartered air. Luxurious accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination, from the contemporary luxury of the Four Seasons Mexico City to a boutique hotel set in the former 16th-century Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena and a hacienda in the evergreen foothills of the Volcan de Colima.
Experience the authentic taste of local cuisine with a balance between planned group meals and mealtimes left unscheduled, as well as opportunities to dine a la carte. Guests enjoy A&K exclusives like Traveller’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel, and Breakfast in Bed, offering guests two leisurely mornings with continental breakfast served in the comfort of their hotel room. Private arrival and departure transfers are always included, regardless of date of arrival.
Travel in confidence knowing that A&K has implemented enhanced health and safety protocols. With more than 55 offices around the world, A&K’s local presence offers 24/7 support to handle the unexpected. Our local staff fully vet each partner, including restaurants, hotels, boats, transportation providers and venues, and work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure they meet A&K’s exacting standards.
Find more information on Wings Over Mexico 2022 (12 days from $27,995) or other Wings Over the World journeys in Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East and New Zealand at abercrombiekent.com, call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel professional.