Destinations

Textile Traditions of Oaxaca’s Coast & Isthmus

We explore the multiple ethnic communities of Oaxaca (and Guerrero) to learn of their cultural and ethnic expressions in dress and textiles. From the Amuzgo in Guerrero to the Mixtec, Huave, Zapotec in Oaxaca we will see how textile traditions and dress are a cultural passport and unique expression of the women (and some men) who live in this region.

Maya Textiles of the Chiapas Highlands

On this journey we will learn about the rich textile traditions as cultural expressions of the Highland Maya people of Chiapas. Based out of San Cristobal de Las Casas, we will make daily visits to surrounding communities to learn how they express their inner beliefs on cloth and identify themselves to the world through their unique community dress.

Chiapas Highlands

The Ancient & Living Maya

Learn of the Ancient and Present Day Maya in the Tabasco & Chiapas Lowlands and Highlands. Arriving in Villahermosa, we have the opportunity to marvel at the Olmec culture and their monumental sculpture. Also in Tabasco, Comalcalco is a rarely visited Maya site of the Classic Era, rich in stucco sculpture and made of brick! …

Tabasco and Chiapas

This is Guelaguetza

A not to be missed annual Oaxaca event, the Guelaguetza is a celebration of Oaxaca’s regional costume and dance in honor of the pre-Hispanic goddess of corn, Centeotl. Villagers in full regalia arrive from their respective villages to put on a spectacle of dance and music. Join us in the small villages to celebrate this most colorful and memorable spectacle!

Velas de Tehuantepec

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is unlike any other region in Mexico, and from the moment you arrive, your senses tell you that this place is different. The climate is hot and tropical, the landscape is rich and lush, the famous “traje” worn by women is vibrant and dramatic, the women call the shots, and the festivals known as “velas” are parties held in honor of saints…

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Pre Classic to Post Classic Maya: Campeche and Yucatan

Travel to the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve and Calakmul Ruins. Visit the heart of the Rio Bec region of Campeche. Get to know the Classic Puuc site of Uxmal, followed by other sites on the Puuc route, such as Sayil, Kabah and Labna, where we see great examples of the Puuc style palaces and arches, originally discovered by Stephens and Catherwood in the 1840’s…

Campeche and Merida

Day of the Dead in Michoacan

Day of the Dead in Michoacán is one of Mexico’s most revered and unique holidays, that combines pre-Hispanic rituals with Catholic traditions. During this time, families gather to remember their departed loved ones. It is believed that through this reflection and memory, they are kept alive!.

Culture and Cuisine of Mexico

An extraordinary culinary journey to learn of Mexican culture through its culinary heritage. This unique cultural travel experience begins in Oaxaca, where the earliest pre-domesticated corn was found over 6,000 years ago. Corn was the crop that provided the means for civilization to develop and flourish in Mesoamerica…

Culinary Traditions

Oaxaca

Visit the land of the Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Huave, Mixe and many other indigenous groups. A region of great diversity and contrasts, both in its people and topography…

Discover Chiapas

Traveling to Chiapas, is like entering another world. From the crystal clear air and light of San Cristobal in the Highlands, to the dense tropical rainforest of the Lowlands…

Yucatan

Sun drenched Yucatan lies on the Peninsula that shares its name. Known for it’s aqua blue waters, the great Classic and post-Classic Maya empires of Uxmal and Chichen Itza, colonial Merida…

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Campeche

Discover the land of the Ancient & Present Campeche. The State of Campeche, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is an undiscovered treasure of early Maya cities and empires dating to the pre-Classic period. The pre-Classic Peten, the transitionary Rio Bec and Chenes and finally the Classic Puuc regions and styles can be seen at Calakmul, […]