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Heartland Traditions Tour

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    Join us for an excursion through the agricultural heartland of Banderas Bay. This 6-hour tour begins in the Human Connections office in Bucerias with coffee and an introduction. From there, we will travel inland through the picturesque countryside, stopping at a historic town on the way to our first visit with a local artisan in their workshop. There, you will hear their story and receive an interactive lesson in their area of expertise. Possible visits include a potter’s workshop, the home of a master tamale maker, or a florist’s tropical orchard filled with exotic fruits and flowers.

    Your trip will end with an authentic, farm-to-table meal at a family-owned ranch where you will learn about the agricultural lifestyle of the region and make your own tortillas and fresh cheese.

    Our Inland Experience is perfect for travelers who are eager to learn through a hands-on experience and explore the diverse and vibrant livelihoods of Mexico that exist outside the touristic áreas.
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Location: Valle de Banderas and San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit
    • Activity Level: Easy
    • Includes: Fair payments to two local families +  Hands-on workshops + Transportation +  Guidance and interpretation + Farm-to-table FEAST!
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We've been to Mexico many times already, have seen & learned a lot, traveled (almost) the whole country - but this tour was really a highlight and time well spent! Very well organized (muchísimas gracias, Maya!), great tour guide (muchísimas gracias, Wilberth!) and fabulous people...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    MarieHeim, Administrator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    We are so happy that the Heartland Traditions Tour and meeting our partners, Segis, Yadira, and Francisco was a highlight of your trip! Thank you so much to you and your family for taking the time out of your travels to learn more about the...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I would recommend the Heartland Traditions Tour to anyone interested in discovering Mexican cultural diversity and responsible tourism! Human Connections gives you the incredible opportunity to meet local artisans and learn more about their culture, traditions and businesses. Everyone is very welcoming and you can...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    MarieHeim, Administrator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your recommendation, Eleonore! We greatly appreciate your thoughtful words and are so happy you found this as an experience to learn about cultural diversity and responsible travel.

    Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I throughly enjoyed this excellent tour. A nice ride through the countryside, a visit to a pottery studio, ending up at a ranch where we enjoyed a wonderful meal from farm to table. We made clay pots with instructions from a master...More

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    GaviPerl, Intern Coordinator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

    Debra, we so appreciate your kind review and we're glad you and your husband enjoyed learning how to make a coil pot bowl with Francisco and cheese and tortillas with Segis and Yadira! We hope you continue to travel consciously and get to know local...More

    Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

    The heartland traditions tour was very authentic and personal. You truly got to see the passion and culture of those who you visit and really get to connect with them, something that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do if it wasn’t for the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    GaviPerl, Intern Coordinator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Cecilia, thank you so much for your kind words! The Human Connections team is glad to be able to facilitate these reciprocal exchanges between our partners and visitors, and we're happy to know this experience impacted you so deeply. We hope you will continue traveling...More

    Reviewed April 2, 2019

    A truly immersive experience and a wonderful way to get off of the beaten path! While I am a loyal fan of the cultural tours in Bucerias, this was a great change of pace. Gaining an understanding of what life is like in the beautiful...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

    Thank you for switching up your norm and trying out our new Heartland Traditions Tour! Our team is so glad to hear you gained an appreciation for what life is like inland in Nayarit. It is equally inspiring for our partners to learn about the...More

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    April 14, 2019|
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    Response from Maya M | Property representative |
    Hi Fidel, feel free to contact us directly or book yourself online through the Human Connections web site. We do have availability for the Heartland Traditions Tour next Thursday, May 2nd. and we do accept credit cards... More
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    • Duration: 6h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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