Mexico

Hanal Pixan: Food for the Souls in Yucatan, Coming in 2019

October 28 – November 5, 2019 DAY ONE: Oct. 28, Arrive Cancun, Lunch in Valladolid, Transfer to Chichen-Itza, Overnight (L, D) You’ll arrive at the Cancun airport. En route to Chichen-Itza, where we’ll spend the night, we’ll stop in charming Valladolid for lunch, then continue to Chichen-Itza, where we’ll begin exploring the concept of death […]

Monarchs and Mountains: A Spiritual Journey February 2-9, 2019

Butterflies are called Hijas/Hijos Del Sol, Daughters and Sons of the Sun. This trip will be a pilgrimage of spirit to honor, bless and love all Hijas Del Sol. In indigenous culture, we humans, too, are considered Hijas Del Sol recognizing our birthright knowledge of the love of the sun-earth mother.

Frida Kahlo: Ethnographic Dress & Identity

October 12-21, 2018
Frida Kahlo: Dress and Identity Many aspects of Frida Kahlo have been studied, pondered and admired. From her art, politics, love life, travails, and many others. A singular aspect of Frida Kahlo and her identity was her dress. Frida used dress consciously in the creation of her identity. Through dress, she crafted her image, displaying her cultural heritage from both Europe and Mexico.

Ancient Kingdoms of the Maya

December 29, 2017-January 10, 2018
Explore the ancient and living Maya of Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico! Visit the former powerful Kingdoms of Tikal and Palenque and important satellite communities such as Quirigua, Yaxchilan, Bonampak and others. This educational journey promises to be rich in historical perspectives and understanding of the Maya civilization; its legacy and living cultures of today

Day of the Dead in Michoacan

October & November 2018
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!

Night of the Radishes: Christmas in Oaxaca, December 2018

December 2018
On December 23, Oaxaca holds the largest radish carving contest in the world: The Night of the Radishes, where radishes weigh up to seven pounds! Primarily Nativity Scenes, the carvers now use their imagination and carve everything from famous Mexican revolutionaries…

Embroiderers’ Guild of America Textiles & Traditions of Mexico 2019

February-2019
Veracruz, Chinantla, Oaxaca & Tehuacan, Puebla Visit the Port of Veracruz and the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa! We’ll view private textile collections, and travel on an extraordinary journey to a region rarely visited in Oaxaca’s Papaloapan Basin. The natural landscape is varied…

Traditions & Flavors of Oaxaca: Anytime!

Maíz, Mole & Mezcal:
Oaxaca has become a “hot spot” for culinary travel, yet its foods are ancestral. From native corn, to the land of mole and mezcal, Oaxaca is a place to savor with all the senses. This culinary journey will take you on a veritable historic journey, beginning with the ancestral foods, the sustenance of Mexico today, and will also showcase contemporary expressions of these heritage foods.

WARP Annual Meeting Pre / Post Tours and Natural Dye Workshop, June 2017

Join us to Oaxaca and Veracruz on The WARP (Weave a Real Peace) Annual Meeting Trip: “In the Footsteps of Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson”. The post-Tour: “The Art of the Ikat Rebozo: Traditions and Techniques”. And the Workshop: “Natural Dye One-Day” with the master dyers of the Centro de Arte Zapoteco Bii Dauu to learn of their ancient techniques and masterful use of working with natural dyes.

Yucatan Family Adventure!

On this journey designed for families, we will learn about the ancient Maya and explore their former ceremonial centers, we’ll visit and interact with local Maya communities to learn of their living traditions, we will refresh in the cool blue green water of the cenotes and enjoy a combination of natural wonders, ancient Maya history, local cuisine and music and dancing.

Embroiderers’ Guild of America Textiles & Culture of Mexico, March 2017

This extraordinary journey takes us to singular and diverse regions of Mexico in Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Mexico City. Not only will we be able to appreciate the vast diversity of Mexico, we’ll learn about the varied textile traditions in natural dyes, weaving and embroidery. We’ll savor new flavors, meet artisans and visit ancient archeological sites! Join us on this journey to a different Mexico!.

Whale Watching in Baja California

Experience the natural wonders of the Baja California peninsula, from the gray whales and endangered sea turtles in the majestic setting of in a sea turtle research camp in Magdalena Bay to the aquatic wonderland of Espíritu Santo Island. You’ll get your feet wet on this participatory experience that lets you work alongside fishermen and conservationists!.