Carnival in the Huasteca – A Photographer’s Adventure 2025

Friday, February 28 – Wednesday, March 12, 2025

Your host and guide for this tour is Rick Hall.

This tour presents multiple aspects of Carnival in the Huasteca region in the states of Hidalgo and Veracruz. In Nahua and Mestizo villages, we will experience masked and unmasked dances and rituals that culminate on Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. These events are not only pre-Lenten customs; their context is closely associated with preparing for the upcoming planting season. After Ash Wednesday, we go to Xilitla, located in the Huasteca region in the neighboring state of San Luis Potosí. This charming city has been designated one of Mexico’s “Pueblos Magicos.” On Friday, we will have a guided tour of the surreal gardens known as Las Posas. Created by Edward James between 1949 and 1984, the gardens include waterfalls, rich vegetation, and unique concrete sculptures. We will also take a boat ride up one of the rivers to a beautiful waterfall and visit a Tének community. On Tuesday, we return to Mexico City, and that evening, we’ll have our farewell dinner at one of Mexico City’s most famous restaurants.

Special attention will be given to highlighting the region’s traditional cuisine during our adventures. Incredible fiestas, sights, special dinners, and celebrations await us.

This tour begins and ends in Mexico City and is limited to 11 participants.

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