Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Upcoming Trips

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Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Wool with natural dyes ready for weaving in Oaxaca.

Cultural and Botanical Adventures in Oaxaca

November 23-29th Sampling the great food and culture of the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Explore some of the wonders of southern state of Oaxaca. A rich culture that retains strong ties to traditions dating back well before the Spanish colonization will be explored ranging from the immense ruins of Monte Alban, to the rich variety of foods, and the incredible artisan crafts of the regional villages. This trip will visit the best of the best of this wonderful city and region--not to mention exploring part of the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Desert Bioreserve.

Beaches of Puerto Vallarta

Tropical Escape to Puerto Vallarta

Jan 4-10th and Feb 15-21st Explore the tropical beaches and rich mountains of the Puerto Vallarta region on this relaxed trip. Taking it on the easier side of things (not as active as the Alternative Spring Break Eco-Adventure). Remote beaches and historic mountain mining towns. Organic shade-grown coffee and artisan silver jewelry.

Eco-Adventure Alternative Spring Break

March 29th-April 4th  A unique opportunity for an activity packed spring break that is full of adventure. Based in Puerto Vallarta there will be a mixture of time to play on the beaches and in the bay as well as zip lines, rappelling, and hiking in the mountains. With open days scheduled, you can either enjoy some poolside lounging, beach time, or take part in more optional adventures. Two nights will be spent out at a remote 'resort' along miles of empty beach. Not your parents' spring break!

Private Trips
We would love to plan custom trips for you. A custom trip will guarantee you get to see and do exactly what you want. The full spectrum can be accommodated from exploring for specific plants, searching out the most traditional foods, modern cuisine, or artisan crafts and fine art. Every type of trip can be created. Trips can be planned for groups from 2-40+ people. Feel free to contact us about your dream adventure.

Trips in the Works for the Future:

Historic Guadalajara and Tequila!

Taste the rich history of the Guadalajara region. In the higher desert region of the state of Jalisco, Guadalajara is known for the wonderful colonial stone architecture, as the home of mariachi music, and the heartland of tequila production. The town of Tequila will be toured and we will see how tequila agaves are grown and turned into one of the most iconic of all Mexican products!

San Miguel de Allende, Queretaro, and the North Central Deserts

The arts and culture of the rich area north of Mexico City.  A combination of the fine arts and crafts and the high desert that makes for a really unique part of Mexico.  The deserts are one of the hot spots for interesting cacti and succulents with high quality regional botanical gardens.