Flight of the Monarchs: High in the Sierra Madres, the butterflies are literally everywhere
Butterfly sanctuary trek in Mexican mountains an eye-opening time
The butterflies are everywhere – swirling about our faces, alighting on bushes, quivering in the sunshine on nectar-laden lupines.
Thousands upon thousands of delicate orange-and-black Monarchs fill our view. When clouds scuttle overhead, we even hear the susurration of their wings, like soft rain falling, as they flutter to the trees to huddle in clumps. It’s quite magical – almost otherworldly. Read More
Discovering Mexico’s Copper Canyon
Adventure, comfort and defying fear in Mexico’s Sierra Madre
by Betsy Sanz
Small Groups and Individuals Year Round
All aboard for your Copper Canyon tour by rail. You are in for a rare treat on one of our most popular travel tours and our destination specialty. Experience the “most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere” (according to the Readers’ Digest) on your journey through the Canyon system.
Folk Art, Archeology and Cuisine
Oaxaca is the traditional heart of Mexico. Observe the artists craft the unique black pottery, the hand-woven wool rugs and the famous wooden alberijes in their workshops.
January 15-22, 2015, $2095 p/person USD Read More
Villahermosa-Palenque-Campeche/Edzna-Merida-Chichen-Itza-Merida. Re-live ancient history at the classic period Maya centers of Chichen-Itza and Uxmal. Visit colonial cities, archeological jewels and marvelous natural wonders in the Yucatan Penninsula. January 23-30, 2015 $2495 p/person USD
For those of you who prefer to travel by bus in a group, we now have that option available. Because this is a remote area, and it is difficult to access it by plane, S & S Tours is offering new 9-day monthly group bus tours between Phoenix, AZ and Mexico’s Copper Canyon for a special package rate right now of $1195.
Madrid, Granada, Gibraltar, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo–Dates & Prices TBA
Explore the wonders of Spain, a country rich in tradition, history and culture. This fascinating country boasts some of the world’s finest museums, monuments, majestic castles and palaces.
Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Queretaro
Wander the cobblestone streets and appreciate the French architecture of theses wonderful picturesque colonial towns. This Latin America trip will delight lovers of history, pottery and art! March 5-12, 2015-$2095 p/person (USD)
Begin your 15-day tour of this vast continent in the capital of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Paris of South America. European architecture, colorful neighborhoods and sidewalk cafes all make this capital city a joy to explore.
April 13-27, 2015-$5195/person
Experience the most ecologically diverse Eden in the hemisphere. Visit the premier national parks of Arenal and Poas Volcano Parks, Montverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forests, Cano Negro Reserve and Manual Antonio.
June 4-13, 2014 – $3395 p/person USD