Mexico Travel Tips


They are unnecessary for our trip, unless you plan on being in Mexico for over 180 days


In many areas in Mexico, tap water is not potable. Bottled water and beverages are safe, although you should be aware that many restaurants and hotels serve tap water unless bottled water is specifically requested. Be aware that ice for drinks may be made using tap water. 


There are no vaccinations required for entry to Mexico but short-term travelers are recommended to receive vaccinations cover for Tetanus (childhood booster), Typhoid (food and water-borne) and Hepatitis A (food & water borne). Please consult with your physician or with the travel clinic as to which is the best course of action for you. 


This trip offers spectacular shopping opportunities, some in the form of outdoor markets full of individual vendors with small booths, as well as many of the same stores we know to get trip essentials. Bargaining is part of the culture practiced in open markets so be prepared. Plan on your bags weighing in a bit more on your return home! 


The national currency of Mexico is the Peso. In addition to a currency exchange at the airport upon arrival, there are a variety of banks in Hermosillo where you’ll be able to change money; and ATM’s are available, as well. Please note that you will always receive a better rate for cash than for traveler’s checks and sometimes bills with small tears or rips in them may be rejected. You will need pesos for any craft goods, beverages, or for food bought outside of big cities like Hermosillo, Guaymas, or Santa Rosalia. It is always a good idea to have dollars and or pesos on you, even just for emergency. Service charges are not included and tipping is about the same as the U.S., most people we will interact with usually depend on them as a wage.


Hydration is always of the utmost importance for us on all river expeditions, be sure and bring a refillable bottle or container to carry throughout the trip. Especially due to the high temperatures and physical exertion necessary throughout the trip. In addition to water, we provide a modest amount of cocktails, wine and juice mix. If you plan on consuming a larger amount of alcoholic beverages, specific sodas or juices, please let your trip leader know in order to find everything you need before the trip. If there are specific brands you are looking for its best to find them in Duty free on your way to the destination