RETREAT IN MOTION • 14 DAYS

A journey through community projects, natural wonders, cultural diversity and the wisdom of Mexican native peoples. From the mysticism of the Wirikuta desert in San Luis Potosí to the powerful Sierra of Oaxaca.

OAXACA REAL DE CATORCE • WIRIKUTA DESERT • LA SIERRA GORDA • ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES • CLOUD FOREST • TEHUACAN RESERVE

DATES 2020

DAY OF THE DEAD
October 20th to November 2nd, 2020.

 

We will cross deserts, archaeological sites, rivers, mountains and cloud forests.

RETREAT IN MOTION

Activities, workshops, life experiences to connect with nature.

A journey to explore the duality and our feminine energy.

LEARNING FROM ANCESTRAL CULTURES

  • Cosmologies
  • Traditional medicine
  • Herbalism
  • Eco-technologies
  • Traditional crafts

IMAGES FROM OUR LAST JOURNEY:  OCT-NOV 2018

TRIP ITINERARY

  • Days 1, 2 & 3: The Desert

    San Luis and Wirikuta desert


    Our journey begins in San Luis, a little village with a rich historical heritage. From there we will go to La Cañada, a community within the biocultural reserve of Wirikuta, a sacred place according to the cosmology of the indigenous Wixárika (Huicholes).

    The inhabitants of La Cañada have implemented water conservation and distribution practices that allow the cultivation of medicinal plants and flowers. An oasis in the middle of the desert.

  • Days 4 & 5: La Sierra Gorda

    La sierra Gorda


    We arrive at the Biosphere Reserve of Sierra Gorda, the green heart of Mexico. The contrast of the past desert landscapes with the explosion of nature and crystal clear waters is impressive. Canyons, rivers and mountains form a unique vista, like the enigmatic Peña de Bernal.

    Here, Margarita will welcome us to experience a personal story that brings together a project of ecological and sustainable living.

  • Days 6 & 7: The Weavers and the Pyramid of Flowers

    The Hidalgo Weavers


    In the  Hidalgo mountain range, we will be welcome by craftswomen from a small Nahua community. We will learn the tradition of embroidery and waist loom, prepare food together and share with Stela her history and that of the community project created by these artisan women.

    We will visit a ceremonial site dedicated to the worship of female deities, the “Pyramid of Flowers”.

     

  • Days 8 & 9: Cloud Forest

    La Yerbabuena y el Bosque de Niebla.


    La Yerbabuena is a project within the cloud forest, a vastly biodiverse ecosystem which is also one of the world’s largest water reservoirs. The Negrete family has been living in harmony with this environment for eleven years through ecological construction, environmental education and by generating awareness and community learning. In this dreamlike forest we will learn about new ecotechniques and health therapies.

  • Day 10: Tehuacan Reserve

    A Cactus forest


     The Tehuacan – Cuicatlan Reserve has recently been declared as World Heritage site because of its natural and historical value. Here the first domestication of corn took place.

    We will discover this desert that is thousand of years old, together with one of the communities that protects this unique place. Is one of the densest forests of columnar cacti on the planet, which reach up to 20 meters high.

  • Days 11 & 12: Day of the dead in a Zapotec community

    Oaxaca – La Sierra Norte


    In a village of Zapotec origin, located in the Oaxacan mountains, the inhabitants struggle to preserve their traditions and natural environmentWe will meet with them and get to know their inspiring story of a self-managed community and entrepreneurial project.

    Watching the sunrise from El Cerro del Jaguar, we will close our journey celebrating a ritual to honor the duality of life and constant transformation.

    •  We will participate in one of the most fascinating traditions of Mexico and the world: Día de Los Muertos. 

  • Days 13 & 14: OAXACA

    Oaxaca “Día de Muertos”


    Oaxaca is the cultural city of Mexico. The Capital of this state is known for it´s greater diversity, where all historical periods are expressed with natural elegance through the streets of colorful buildings, great museums, and exciting markets.

    Oaxaca is also one of the most impressive places in the country to experience the Day of the Dead. The intimate celebration merges with the vitality of the city during these days. The pantheons are full of candles and the smell of cempasuchil flower fills the air. The streets and altars are brimming with colors and joy. We say goodbye to this trip celebrating death the Mexican way; full of life.

YOUR TRAVEL COMPANIONS

We are women, friends, mothers, curious discoverers and your trusted traveling companions. From our knowledge of traditional indigenous medicine, anthropology, herbalism and community work… we create spaces where women learn together traveling.


Together, ee will explore aspects of our femininity, listening to each other as creative women. We invite you to be part of this experience with the nature and ancient traditions of Mexico, while supporting community and ecological projects.

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Total Price:  1.630€  –  1,830 $ U.S. Dollars

GROUP SIZE: 6 – 12 Women

* Contact us custom trips

 

SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES:

  • Hike the Wirikuta Desert
  • Temazcal
  • Workshop with local artisans
  • Herbalism workshop
  • Learn to prepare traditional dishes 

INCLUDES:

  • All accommodations.
  • All meals ( except lunch en route).
  • Private ground transportation.
  • Travel inssurance.
  • Guides/ONCE travelers companions.

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flights.
  • Visa (if necessary).
  • Taxes.
  • Other expenses not specified in the description.

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