Do take a look at this three-part series on Mexico. Part 1 concentrates on the Sierra Madre and provides an appealing introduction into the wildlife, history and culture of this immensely varied country. Mexico City, which was founded in 1325 by the Aztecs, is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the Americas; the Copper Canyon has a series of interlocking gorges, some of which are deeper than the Grand Canyon; the Day of the Dead Festival in Oaxaca brings families together to remember and pray for their ancestors. There is some wonderful footage of black bears, the resplendent quetzal and orchid bees collecting fragrant oils from plants.
Part 1 will be available on the BBC iPlayer until 5 June 2017.
Link to Part 1 on BBC iPlayer: Mexico: Earth’s Festival of Life
Part 2 concentrates on the forests of the Maya. It is available to view on the BBC iPlayer until 12 June 2017
Link to Part 2: Mexico: Earth’s Festival of Life. Part 2
Part 3 will take you into the deserts of the north. It will be aired on BBC2 on 21 May 2017 at 8.00pm. We will post a link to the episode when it is available on the BBC iPlayer.
Please take a look at the suggested tailor-made itineraries on our dedicated website: Mexico Revealed