11 WOMEN • TRAVELING 11 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.

REAL DE CATORCE • WIRIKUTA DESERT • LA SIERRA GORDA • LOS ATLANTES DE TULA • CLOUD FOREST • OAXACA

DATES 2019

SPRING
March 31st to April 11th, 2019.

SUMMER
August 11th to 22nd, 2019.

DAY OF THE DEAD
October 21 to November 1st, 2019

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
  • Herbalism
  • Eco-technologies
  • Traditional medicine

IMAGES FROM OUR LAST JOURNEY:  OCT-NOV 2018

TRIP ITINERARY

  • Days 1 & 2: The Desert

    Wirikuta desert and Real de Catorce


    Our journey begins in Real de Catorce, a little village with a rich historic heritage that embraces a magical and mysterious ambiance. From there we will walk 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 3 & 4: 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.

  • Day 5: Los Atlantes

    Los Atlantes de Tula – the Toltec capital.


    In the ancient Toltec capital we will discover what lies behind this fascinating civilization. The myth of its ruler Quetzalcoatl, a deity of great importance in the Mesoamerican pantheon.

    Tula (Tollan-Xicocotitlan) houses the Atlantes de Tula, monolithic statues carved in basalt over 4.5 meters high. We will engage the magnetism of this site by listening to the legends that were carved here in stone.

  • Days 6,7 & 8: 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 8: 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.

  • Días 9,10 & 11: OAXACA

    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.

    • In the October edition we will participate in one of the most fascinating traditions of Mexico and the world: Día de los Muertos.

YOUR TRAVEL COMPANIONS

CONCHA

I was born in Granada and I have been living in Mexico for 21 years. Here, I studied anthropology and continued training in traditional healing and indigenous medicine. I am a floral therapist, I work in community health and I facilitate personal growth workshops.

BIANCA

 I was born in Brazil, raised in Spain and now Mexico is my home. In 2009, I left my job at an international company and started to travel. I decided to create Once, with the aim of sharing what travelling has to teach us, and do it with respect and consciousness.

Total Price:  1,690 $ U.S. Dollars

* Special rates for groups and Mexican travelers

GROUP SIZE: 5 – 11 Women

** Contact us for private groups and dates

 

SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES:

  • Hike the Wirikuta Desert
  • Temazcal
  • Herbalism workshop
  • Traditional cooking class

INCLUDES:

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

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Flights.
  • Medical insurance, visa (if necessary).
  • Entries, tips and taxes.
  • Other expenses not specified in the description.

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