What makes our trips different?

Whether it’s Culture & Cuisine, Textile Traditions, Ancient Civilizations, Art History or Festivals, let us take you beyond the beach resorts. Our unique approach combines education with off the path itineraries, designed to build greater understanding of and appreciation for the richness and complexity of Mexican or Colombian people.

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Why Mexico?

A country so close, yet whose customs are so different from ours; a country of multiple images and stereotypes that bears knowing first hand; a country and people that is much more than its beaches. Mexico is a rich amalgamation of its past and present. Join us on unique trips of discovery to gain a deeper appreciation of Mexico; a country with a complex past, rich present and dynamic future!

Why Colombia?

We believe Colombia is an emerging destination and we are excited to sharing it with you! from Cali in the southwest, to the Pacific Coast, to the Central Coffee Growing Region, to Cartagena and Santa Marta on the Caribbean Coast and to the distant land called “La Guajira”, home to the Wayoo people and a surreal landscape where desert meets ocean, we covered a lot!.

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Our Trips By Special Interest:

textile traditions

Textile Traditions

We will visit the homes and workshops of the great master artisans to learn about the materials and processes used in creating their works of art.

art history

Art History

From pre-Hispanic art to contemporary art, Mexico’s artistic expressions reflect this country’s complex history and blend of cultures.

culinary heritage

Culinary Heritage

We’ll explore the ancient foods that formed the foundation of Mesoamerica. In Oaxaca we travel to villages to make tamales and…



We’ll explore the ancient foods that formed the foundation of Mesoamerica. In Oaxaca we travel to villages to make tamales and…

ancient civilizations

Ancient Civilization

Visit and study the great centers of early civilization in Mesoamerica. These are on-site study trips, lead by qualified archeologists and…

Natural Wonders

Natural Wonders

On many of our trips, we dedicate time to bird watching. From the quetzal in the jungles of Chiapas, to the Great Flamingo in Yucatan…

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The Art of the Charro in Jalisco
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Diego and Frida in Mexico City
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Slow Food California & Mexico, Ark of Taste & Presidia Culinary History & Culture
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Whale Watching in Baja California
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The Journey of the Monarch Butterfly
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