"Once the dust of Mexico settles on your heart, you can never go home again"
~ Neill James
JOIN US FOR YOUR NEXT GREAT ADVENTURE!
TOUR DATES: OCT 6-20, 2020
Into the Lands of the Raramuri
Snaking through the powerful mystique of six colossal, interconnected canyons is a phenomenal feat of engineering, fondly called the El Chepe Railroad. This 653 KM scenic stretch takes 16 hours to travel in entirety, but the real adventure begins once one steps off the train platform and into the mysterious lands of the indigenous Raramuri peoples.
NEXT TOUR: OCT 24-NOV 4, 2020
DIA DE MUERTOS
Pilgrimage to the P'urepecha Plateau
Autumn has long been considered an auspicious time in many cultures around the world who acknowledge the changing colours as trees shed their leaves and the last of the crops become ripe for harvest. This is a time when the indigenous peoples of Mexico worship their ancestors during a magnificent celebration of life, known as Day of the Dead.
TOUR DATES: OCT 27-NOV 3, 2020
DIA DE MUERTOS
From Marigolds to Calaveras
The sacred journey of death is one that cultures all over the world have theories about. Join us for this week long exploration of P'urepecha approaches to revering the present, as the locals prepare for their biggest celebration of life, by worshiping the memories of their ancestors, who are believed to visit their families on this mysterious and enchanting night.
TOUR DATES TBA: JAN / FEB 2021
HOPE FOR THE MONARCHS
Eco-Science Fundraiser & Tour
Join research scientist and soil expert, Dr. Pablo Jaramillo Lopez for an educational and inspiring monarch butterfly experience. From the decadent long-table dinner of Morelia's top rated Cielo Cocina Fusion and a visual presentation about Monarchs, to a transforming observation in the Sierra Chincua Biosphere, let's raise funds for scientific research!
TOUR DATES : JAN 17-23 2021
HANDICRAFTS ART RETREAT
Participating in Process
Join us for a week long art retreat in the Highlands of Mchoacan! The intention of our art program is not to turn our guests into masters - but for you to engage in the process of creation using traditional techniques, as a means of insight into the process employed by artists here. Add on an extra night to venture to the Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary!
TOUR DATES: JAN 30-FEB 19 , 2021
THE SILVER ROAD
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Few consider Mexico as a crossroads of the world, yet in ancient times, three major trade routes converged in Mexico City - with one that was paved with the riches of Mexico's silver mines. This UNESCO protected journey is an extensive exploration of the southern portion of a route fondly called "The Silver Road." By far, one of our favourite travel experiences!
La Puerta del Camino Real refers to a region of Mexico known as the "doorway" to Mexico's Silver route, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. This 10 night tour is an introduction to this historic and intercontinental trade route that transformed the world. If you truly love history and adventure, this is a trip for you!
TOUR DATES: MAR 8-20 , 2021
MATA ORTIZ POTTERY WORKSHOP
Unlock the Secrets of the Ancient Paquime
Tucked away in the Chihuahua desert is a tiny village famed for reviving the lost techniques of Paquime pottery. Join us for a fantastic escape into the desolate haunts of a culture that virtually disappeared, and enjoy a 5 day workshop with award winning Mata Ortiz artist, Gloria Hernandez. Please note: This is for novice and experienced potters alike!
TOUR DATES: MAR 25-APR 5, 2021
PALM SUNDAY & EASTER
A Cultural Celebration & Handicrafts
Semana Santa is of the most important of celebrations in Latin America, and Michoacan just happens to host the largest and oldest handicraft market in all of Mexico on the Saturday preceding Domingo de Ramos. Join us for an arts & handicraft-focused approach to Mexico's most colorful and revered of all Catholic celebrations!
PRIVATE: APR 10-18, 2021
There are Witches in the Hills
Traversing the aged 2 km Ogarrio Tunnel to the crumbling ghost town of Real de Catorce is akin to travelling through a time warp. Seated at 8950 feet elevation, this enchanting town is hunched up against the hillside, on a small plateau overlooking the sacred pilgrimage lands of the Wixaritari. Contact us about booking your own private retreat!