Can you imagine being taken on an all-access tour that crisscrosses the rich and diverse country of Mexico with the one person that holds the golden master key: the President? Well, that’s exactly the VIP virtual treatment you will get on September 22nd when PBS broadcasts nationwide Mexico The Royal Tour, hosted by Peter Greenberg.
Greenberg, the nation’s most-respected travel news journalist, has already been on royal tours with the president of Peru, the Prime Ministers of Jamaica and New Zealand and the King of Jordan. This time he’s on his fifth adventure and being led by the hand of Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón who takes Greenberg on an adventurous and culture-filled journey through the beloved country.
By the looks of the trailer, The Royal Tour was a massive production just by the sheer fact that the President had to travel with Greenberg and his production crew for a total of two weeks. Calderón makes use of this time to give viewers some amazing access to places we would normally have no access to, such as inside a pyramid to discover its hidden and ancient treasures.
The Royal Tour also gives us a glimpse into the flesh and blood life of the leader of Mexico. We see President Calderón zip line across a rain forest, scuba dive into cenotes (sinkholes) in Yucatan, whale watch in Baja California, rappel hundreds of feet deep into dark caves in San Luis Potosí, and climb almost 100 steps onto the top of a pyramid in Chichen Itzá.
This is a Mexico most of us haven´t seen, until now. Don´t miss it. Mark your calendars and your recording devices to the premiere episode this Thursday, September 22nd on your local PBS station or on September 23 on Vme if you want to catch it with Spanish subtitles.
Meanwhile, watch the trailer and get as excited as we are:
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