Tour Mexico in classic VWs
Image: Jorge, 2005
A travel operator is offering people the chance to see Mexico from the unique perspective of a classic VW Beetle.
While the Beetle was first built in the late 1930s, it was actually still in production in its vintage form until nine years ago at factories in Mexico, which is why you can still find classic cars of this kind that are in pristine condition.
The tour operator's Travelling Beetle service allows you to explore many different areas of Mexico, from the central spine of the country to the gorgeous coastlines.
At the moment, you will have to be able to handle a stick shift car in order to take part in a tour, although the operator is planning to source some automatic models for the 2013 season.
Twelve people can hire six cars for large group stints, although there are of course smaller packages for two or more people.
Spokesperson, Nicolas Caillens, said that he was aware that some people would be concerned about the safety of travelling on the roads of Mexico, but pointed out that the tour specifically avoided the small number of states in which drug-related violence is prevalent, giving tourists plenty of harmless fun behind the wheel.