Tours

Carnival in the Huasteca
A Photographer’s Adventure

Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Your host and guide for this tour is Rick Hall.

This tour presents multiple aspects of Carnival in the Huasteca region in the state of Hidalgo. In Nahua and Mestizo villages we’ll experience masked and unmasked dances and rituals which culminate on Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. These events are not only pre-Lenten customs, but their context is closely associated with preparing for the upcoming planting season. We will also visit 16th and 17th century monasteries along our way. After Ash Wednesday we make our way to Xilitla, located in Huasteca region in the neighboring state of San Luis Potosi. This is a charming city which has been designated one of Mexico’s “Pueblos Magicos.” On Friday, we’ll have a guided tour of the surreal gardens known as Las Posas. Created by Edward James between 1949 -1984, the gardens include waterfalls, rich vegetation, and amazing concrete sculptures. We will also take a boat ride up one of the rivers to a beautiful waterfall, followed by a visit to a Tének community. On Sunday, we start making our way back to Mexico City visiting Huasca de Ocampo where we will overnight in a restored 18th century hacienda. On Monday we return to Mexico City and that evening we’ll have our farewell dinner at one of Mexico City’s most famous restaurants.

During our adventures special attention will be given to highlight the traditional cuisine of the region. Incredible fiestas, sights, special dinners and celebrations await us.

This tour begins and ends in Mexico City and is limited to 8 participants.

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