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Contact Info     Welcome! This site is full of current info on our small group Mexico trips--including Copper Canyon, Oaxaca for day of the Dead, wine trips , monarchs and more. If you have a question or need help on trips, contact Dave today at 217.369.9897 or davehensleigh@gmail.com.

True travelers just love our trips and the flex travel approach we take to the best of Mexico's fascinating interior destinations....Copper Canyon, Merida, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, Baja and the Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe Valley wine country, and the incomparable monarchs! Call Dave at 217.369.9897 or email davehensleigh@gmail.com for info--thanks!

We don't do beaches!

Well maybe we do beaches--if they are along the river at the bottom of Copper Canyon or perhaps the remote sandy ones of Oaxaca. What we do every trip is the wonder of the richest of Mexico's cultural wonders. The food, history, people, and relaxing vibe of Merida, Oaxaca, Puebla, Copper Canyon, Chiapas, the monarch butterfly areas, and the wine and sea breezes of Baja California.Get there with us--the trip of a lifetime.

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The Authentic Way.

We don't really do tours. We create experiences. And we serve travelers (not just tourists)--people who want to deeply experience real Mexico. The groups are always small. The guides are skilled, fun, and keep things moving. We leave time to relax and encourage you to explore on your own. Dave is a born traveler--he travels each area often and works with you to create a trip that fits with your interests.

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Special Mexico Trips.

We offer Oaxaca for Day of the Dead. Our wine trips to Baja are perfect for foodies. The Monarch reserve trips (Dec -Mar) can be combined with Puebla and Mexico City. We will connect runners to 5K, 10K or Marathon events around Mexico. Our connection to whale and whale shark trips on the Sea of Cortez will fit with Copper Canyon or other Mexico journeys.

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Dave Hensleigh…and your Authentic Mexico Travel guide team.

Dave Hensleigh is a traveler....and he loves the serendipitous "flex style" type of travel that make our trips unique and fun. Dave's passion for Mexico runs deep, and his enthusiasm for and knowledge of the remote areas will enrich your experience there. Dave’s graduate work was in Biology and he has spent much of his life exploring and guiding in the Rockies and Sierras. He loves to run, garden, and cook- especially the cuisine of authentic Mexico. Dave has assembled a team of expert local Mexican guides and providers who will serve you well on your Mexico journey. Groups are always kept small and this team of local guides makes for a truly personalized and informed travel experience. Contact: DaveHensleigh@gmail.com, 217.369.9897

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Answer to the question everyone asks…

Yes the Mexico is safe. There have been zero incidents with tourists in the Copper Canyon area, Merida, Oaxaca or the other areas where we travel. We stay far away from effected areas and have every confidence that your trip will be safe...and very enjoyable! See this blog article for a more complete discussion -http://authenticmexicotravel.com/seven-reasons-i-tell-people-mexico-is-safe-for-travel/

Friends of Copper Canyon

We are making a difference in the lives of people in Copper Canyon through this not for profit. Our focus is sustainable projects and education. One example is the Copper Canyon Chicken Project. This initiative supplies much needed young chicks to the depleted chicken coops of the Sierra Madre homes. 3% of every trip registration goes to local communities in Copper Canyon. Contact us to contribute.

People just love our trips...

After every trip we receive photos, cool memories, and gushing comments about the trip and our guides. Words like "perfect", "beyond what I expected", "best ever", and "lifechanging" are common. Join us on one of our backroads Mexico destinations and make your own memory.