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Mexico Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination

  1. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : NWON1782

    Agua Azul Chipas Mexico - DVD.
    Nature Wonders. 10 Minutes The tropical rainforests of Chiapas, located in the south of Mexico, were once the domain of the Maya Indians. Flowing through the dense and almost inaccessible jungle is the Cataratas de Agua Azul or 'Blue Waterfalls'. Frequent heavy rainfall has transformed this amazing primeval forest into a lush green paradise in which the vegetation plays an important role. Although in places it is dangerous, the Agua Azul is not a wild river at all as it makes its way through the rainforest calmly and with little sound. However, the water of the Rio Tulija is turquoise and not blue as its name suggests. In places, the river plunges down several metres and the entire force of nature manifests itself in a lively mass of white foam. This paradise of water and tropical wilderness has deservedly made the Agua Azul one of Mexico's most famous and alluring natural spectacles.
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  2. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : PASS1783

    Exploring the "Costa Azul," Mexico - Travel Video.
    DVD. Passport to Adventure The Blue Coast offers a look at the real, undiscovered Mexico. Once a surfer's hideaway, the beaches and surrounding jungles now provide exciting terrain for horseback trips, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking. Hosts Julie Conover &Mark Jennings explore the cliffs and caves of the Marietas Islands, home of the rare Blue Footed Boobie birds, and meet a character who gives them a taste of the local surf culture. The mystic Huichol tribe represents one of the most intact ancient cultures existing in the world today, and they live high in the mountains beyond the Costa Azul. They create whimsical artwork that documents their spiritual traditions and has become a favorite of collectors around the world. A visit to the picturesque, coastal town of Puerto Vallarta rounds out the Mexican vacation experience.
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  3. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : NWON1784

    Lagunas De Montebello Mexico - DVD.
    Nature Wonders. 10 Minutes. Along the border between Mexico and Guatemala, in the southern state of Chiapas, is a hidden and precious treasure, the Lagunas De Montebello, where both in and out of the clear, glittering water of its various lakes is a unique and truly fascinating world. Compared to the northern part of the country, the dense rain forests of Chiapas have remained free from human interference, thus today, its scenery and plant life have remained as they were many thousands of years ago. Close to the park, archaeologists discovered the ancient remains of the old Mayan town of Chinkultic, but over the years, the encroaching jungle has covered the traces of this former culture and almost erased it forever. The water of the Bosque Azul is as mysterious as the nearby caves in which the daylight illuminates the darkness through narrow fissures. It is not known if these caves existed in Mayan times or if they had been discovered by Prehistoric Man. However, there is no doubt about the very real beauty of the Lagunas De Montebello National Park and its 52 beautiful lakes.
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  4. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL1785

    Palenque Mexico - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Palenque, MexicoIn the midst of a dense rainforest on the foothills of the Usumacinta Mountains is Palenque, one of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico. The monumental buildings of Palenque, such as the Temple Of The Cross, lay hidden in the rainforest for around 800 years until they were discovered in 1784. The monumental architectural character of this pyramid-like temple is typical of the ancient building style of the legendary Mayan people. In contrast to other Mayan towns in the central Mexican lowland, the buildings in Palenque are well built and decorated with bright stones. The colours of the surrounding rainforest are a picturesque setting for these splendid structures. In 1952 a Mexican archaeologist discovered a deep shaft that led him to an underground crypt that contained the stone sarcophagus of King Pacal. The face of the sovereign was covered with a jade mask and many other jade figures surrounded his body. Today, the beautiful carved lid of the sarcophagus is on public view in the crypt. Wide, raised steps lead to the most important construction area in Palenque, The Great Palace, that was built during the 7th and 8th centuries. The palace area was not just an embellishment as numerous living and bathing rooms attest to the fact that the daily life of the monarchy also took place here. Palenque is one of the most beautiful Mayan towns in Mexico. In 1994, after discovering another sarcophagus, excavations were extended over the entire area. However, the disappearance of this fascinating culture still remains a mystery.
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  5. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL1786

    Teotihuacan Mexico - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The ruins of the ancient Mexican capital, Teotihuacan, remain a mystery to scientists to the present day. Little is known about the former historic rise and fall of this first major city on the American continent. During its heyday, Teotihuacan extended over an area of more than 20 square kilometres and ruled over a city-state that was larger than that of Ancient Rome. It is believed that the origins of this impressive city date back as far as the second century B.C. Four large platforms surround the Citadel, the administrative centre of the city. On the opposite side is the magnificent and impressive Quetzalcoatl Temple, which is adorned with several reliefs. The huge, towering Sun Pyramid is one of the main landmarks. Overawed by the magnificent structure, the Aztecs described it as, "The place where one becomes god" - and it is indeed a magnificent and fascinating sight to behold.
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  6. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL1787

    Uxmal Mexico - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Surrounded by Nature and located 80 km west of the Mexican city of M?rida is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Yucat?n: Uxmal. Legend has it that the 38m. high Wizard Pyramid was given its name because it was believed that it had, in just one night, been built by a wizard. Uxmal is believed to be a classic example of Puuc architecture and is therefore an historic relic of ancient Mayan culture. Little is known about the exact history of this city but it is thought that it flourished mainly between the 8th and 11th century. According to archaeologists, Uxmal's most important buildings were built during this period. Adjacent to the Wizard Pyramid is the Nuns' Quadrangle, a rectangular building that was given its name by the Spanish. This building, with its large inner courtyard and tiny doorways, was mistakenly thought by the Spanish to have been modelled on a European convent. It was actually built during several different epochs. The magnificent and elegant Governors' Palace is decorated with an immense variety of stone mosaics and masks of the rain god, Chac, and architecturally is among the most beautiful of Mayan structures. The old Mayan buildings merge harmoniously with the beautiful Mexican landscape and create an unforgettable impression of this unique cultural period of Latin America's history.
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  7. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : DIGG1788

    The Complete Season 2 Disc 2 Roanoke The Lost Colony, Clepopatra The Last Pharaoh and City of the Gods - Travel Video.
    DVD. Digging for the Truth. 141 Minutes. Intrepid explorer Josh Bernstein attempts to solve the mysterious disappearance of America's first colonists at Roanoke, uncover the truth behind the legend of Cleopatra, and reveal the secrets of Mexico's "City of the Gods." Roanoke: The Lost Colony Josh investigates America's oldest missing persons case- the lost colony of Roanoke Island - and conducts a new DNA study that reveals groundbreaking evidence about the fate of the 16th century settlers. Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh To uncover the real Cleopatra, Josh digs deep beneath the desert for ancient mummies, and with a little help from the Deep Sea Detectives, dives Alexandria Harbor in search of her palace. City of the Gods Josh soars above Teothuacan, home to the third-largest pyramid in the world, and crawls down dangerous mining shafts below it, all in a hunt for clues to Mexico's most mysterious ghost town.
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  8. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : TOUR1790

    Touring Mexico - Travel Video.
    VHS/NTSC. Travel beyond the beaches and resorts to the Mexico very few see or know. Discover a land of varied cultures and geographical extremes. From the coasts of Cabo San Lucas to the jungles of the Yucatan, experience the real Mexico. Retrace the steps of the Spanish conquistadors and probe the ruins of ancient Mayan civilizations. Visit the Sacrificial Wall at Chich?n Itza and the "City of the Gods" at Teotihuac?n. Stop at the Shrine of Guadalupe, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta. And there's more. 60 Minutes Review from Booklist Magazine: "Editing and visuals are excellent. Each area is described in detail, with comments on pertinent sites, history and culture. The pacing, editing and visuals are excellent."
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  9. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : EDUC1791

    The People and Places of Mexico - Travel Video.
    VHS/NTSC. Dr. Merry, a participating anthropologist starts this travelog on the "Zocalo," the main square in Mexico City with the cathedral, the presidential palace and the recently excavated ruins of the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. From these he takes the viewers to the Plaza of Three Cultures and the shrine of the Virgin of Guadeloupe. The next scenes are in Chapultepec Park with Maximillian' s castle and the fabulous Museum of Anthropology followed by the colorful university and romantic canals of Xochimilco. 45 minutes Study book included.
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  10. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : EDUC1792

    The People and Places of Mexico, Volume II - Travel Video.
    VHS/NTSC. The second part of Dr. Merry's film Mexico begins with a visit to Oaxaca valley and the making of fiery mescal and the black Oaxaca pottery. The next scenes include the silver city of Taxco, the spectacular resort city of Acapulco and the cliff divers. Next he goes up the west coast to Las Hadas where the movie "10" was filmed and on to a train ride to Copper Canyon inhabited by the Tarahumara Indians. After trips to the volcanic area of Patcutin and the butterfly net fishermen of lake Patzquaro, the camera takes us back to Oaxaca for the colorful Gualagetza and an incredible pageant of costumed dancers. 45 minutes.
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  11. $69.95 DVD + $8.80 p&h or $18.80 foreign delivery All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES1793

    The Enchanted Pacific to the Max - Travel Video.
    DVD. 8 Hours. "Shot in high-definition, the photography...pops, even on conventional TV sets."-The Seattle Post-Intelligence. Disc #1 - Northwest to the Max: Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. - Rudy Maxa serves up a generous sampling of San Francisco's flavors, from tangy sourdough bread at the Boudin Bakery to the rich aroma of coffee beans wafting through the North Beach neighborhood. Rudy explores Seattle's lively downtown and waterfront areas and its dynamic cultural scene, as well as its natural wonders. Rudy captures the charm and character of Vancouver and its sister city, Victoria. Extra Features: Museum of Flight; Asian Art Museum; Chinatown street musicians; and more! Disc # 2 - Mexico to the Max: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo - Rudy etches a vivid portrait of Guadalajara with its rich history, vibrant culture and passionate artists. Next, it is an easy hop to the coast to bask in the traditional charms of Puerto Vallarta. Rudy visits Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, and explores its ancient roots at pre-Aztec Teotihuacon. For contemporary excitement, Rudy hangs at the Zocalo, the world's second largest square, and heads for the beaches of Mexican Riviera. Extra Features - Ballet Folklorico; Anthropology Museum; Tasting tequila; and more! Disc # 3 - Hawaii to the Max: Maui, The Big Island Oahu and Kauai - Experience the Hawaiian vacation of your dreams as Rudy visits Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana with its cascading waterfalls. On Hawaii's Big Island, Rudy takes a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. Honolulu offers fabulous Waikiki Beach, and Rudy remembers World War II history at Pearl Harbor. Head north to the tropical paradise of Kauai, hike the Waimea Canyon and kayak past traditional Hawaiian villages. Extra Features: Kamokane sing-along; Fire Dancing; USS Arizona memorial; and more! Disc # 4 - Australia to the Max: Sydney and Queensland - Rudy tours Sydney's famed Opera House, goes pub hopping in the old Rocks quarter, explores the cliffs and rainforests of the Blue Mountains, captures glimpses of Australia's legendary wildlife at the Featherdale Park preserve, and swims with sharks at Oceanworld Manly. In Queensland, Rudy goes "troco" for the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef and ancient Daintree Rainforest. Extra Features - Rainforest bird revue; Sydney by air; The Great Barrier Reef; and more! Disc # 5 - New Zealand to the Max: South Island and North Island - Whether you are into extreme sports or exhilarating landscapes, New Zealand's South Island has it all! Rudy gets a crash course in Maori bone carving at a local artists' colony, braves white-water rapids on river boards and rides a hot air balloon over "Lord of the Rings" country. On North Island, Rudy kayaks along the glorious coastline, and visits the site where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. Extra Features - Maori warrior practice; Hot air balloon ride; Mussel cruise; and more! Disc # 6 - China to the Max: Shanghai and Hong Kong - Shanghai dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and teahouses to tumbling acrobats and teeming markets, Rudy explores how tradition and modernity co-exist in the burgeoning city. In ever-changing Hong Kong, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on Earth aboard the famous Star Ferry. Extra Features - Hong Kong jade market; Shanghai parade; Chinese teahouse; and more!
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