SMALL GROUPS, GREAT ADVENTURES!
Exploratours specializes in small group tours, that may be customized to your preference. With our vast knowledge of the Riviera Maya, we offer a variety of memorable adventures, above and below water. Extreme or laid-back, popular or off-the-beaten track, there’s something for everyone.
We have been operating in the Riviera Maya for 20 years and in the field of travel agency for over 30 years. We are the only Portuguese company with Portuguese guides and 5 consecutive international Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence awards.
Indulge in indigenous history, cultural mysteries and be amazed by the natural beauty of this unparalleled landscape.
Our philosophy has always been to grow large enough to be progressive while remaining small enough to be able to maintain the personal service and attention to detail that our customers are familiar with.
We provide comfortable, safe and reliable transportation.
HOW DID EXPLORATOURS APPEARED?
CURIOUSLY IT WAS NOT A BUSSINESS IDEA, ONLY THE DESIRE TO TRANSMIT OUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE AND MOST OF ALL OUR WANDERLUST SPIRIT AND THE PLEASURE OF TRAVELLING.
We have many names. Travelers, by default. We like to be called Nomads, Explorers, Vagabonds, Adventurers, Modern Gypsies, Wanderers ... We adopt all these names! We are a growing breed of human beings with restless feet who cannot stand in one place.
That’s what we are!
We citizens of the world, gray-colored cities, sleepy cities by the sea, snow-covered cities, small villages nestled among lush green mountains, basically everywhere, but our inner spirit always takes us to the same place ... on the road!
We think that courage is more important than money when it comes to traveling. We are not financially wealthy and do not travel for luxury. Our money does not come from rich parents, trust funds or any privilege. We work hard or work while we travel, we travel at the cost of our work. We are happy to have just enough while we are on the road. We prefer to choose a dormitory bed in a cheap hostel, a sofa, a hammock, a tent or a cement floor. We sleep in boats, centennial huts, train stations, in bamboo huts with indigenous tribes, in a house built on stilts in slums ... and god knows where else.
We learn to live with depth, without comfort. The discomfort becomes comfortable for us. Most have no houses or if they have them, they are probably rented, so that they can have more money to travel and explore. We travel light. We do not spend our money on things we do not need, we do not buy many things, nor do we let things become our owners. We learn that the less we have, the better we live.
We feel more alive when we are out there, living like nomads, with nothing but our possessions in a backpack. Everything is possible when we are given a new day in a place we have never visited and surrender to the energies of the universe.
We are mesmerized by all cultures. We are like sponges, when we go to a new country where we have never been. We immerse ourselves in each experience and leave our souls in their depth. We believe that smiles are universal and have no language, since smiles fill our ears and our eyes, and we can see the stories of people through a smile.
We learn not to let little hassles, adversities, and misfortunes get the better of us, and we do not let it ruin our days. We believe that, at a given moment, we have the option to suffer with any problem that comes our way or simply accept it. We are not afraid of the problems that come our way, we learn to face our fears and to release them.
We follow the next sunrise to where the sunset takes us. We are guided by cycles of moon and stellar dust. We look at the sky at night and wherever we are and whoever we are, we are never really alone. We have dedicated our hearts to the trips we make. Even when we are not on the road we are working to get together for our next trip, every time we board a plane, we look up, smile and imagine ourselves inside. We know that the day is coming and we are fed by that thought. We investigate travel, places we love and dream about our future trips. Our minds are always focused on the next destination. Our desire to travel is insatiable and even when we feel it is satiated, it does not take long until we are hungry again.
We do not travel just to go, we travel to evolve. Travelling is the only thing money buys and that actually makes you rich. Embracing new experiences, feeling complete strangers, changing horizons and each new day a way of life. We live for airports, airplanes, buses, boats, trains, road trips. We find clarity in the confusion of places. This is our home and always will be.
These are the stories we are going to tell people, to those we love, to those we have just met, the perfect strangers.
We are not saying that you should leave everything, in this second, buy a ticket, and pack everything and go. Although if this is what you really want, if everything tells you to do this then you should listen! We believe that stripping off years of unnecessary baggage is very liberating. If you take the risk and jump, not everything will always be perfect, it never is, but at least allow yourself to be free, even if it means facing your fears, making sacrifices, giving up things that you have built for so long and may even mean leaving people you love. Give yourself up to the world, embrace all its worth and let its teachings infiltrate everything that is, allowing you to discover your true self.
Here is the truth. We do not travel just to travel and marvel at people, places and things, but rather to learn, experience and feel all the specters of the human being in this world. To humble ourselves. To create moments, memories, all that really matters in this world.
One day when we are old, with grey hair, freckles, wrinkles of all the laughter and fun, wrinkles of the many years of pilgrimage soaked in sunlight, our children's children will lie down beside us, under the stars, at the foot of a bonfire on a beach or somewhere else, and we'll tell them stories of wild adventures, of living dreams, of charming places, of conquered fears, of lessons that have turned into gold, and of lessons we've learned on the road. Our travels will inspire your own life.
Our journey is our truth. It is the truth that enlightens us as we continue on this road we call home.
THIS IS WHAT WE PROPOSE TO TRANSMIT TO ALL THOSE WHO COME SPEND A DAY OF ADVENTURES WITH EXPLORATOURS! LOTS OF STORIES, LOTS OF MEMORIES, LOTS OF SMILES!