2018 "Day of the Dead" in Chiapas
The Center for Global Justice is planning a "Day of the Dead" adventure to Chiapas this fall. From October 28th to November 4th, a group of no more than 10 will experience the blend of indigenous and catholic ritual that entwines in this regions honoring of those that have passed. It's a very memorable few days filled with incredible beauty and traditions unique to the region.
|Oct 28th||Flight from Mexico City to Tuxtla and transportation to our hotel in San Cristobal|
Sumidero Canyon; an incredible natural wonder that we will explore by boat.
Universidad de la Tierra; a school in San Cristobal closely aligned with the Zapatistas' and dedicated to indigenous knowledge and skills.
|Oct 30th||Oventic; a Zapatista community where we will request admittance and an overview of life in the autonomous community.|
SIPAZ ; an international organization for peace that work relentlessly in protecting indigenous rights and bearing witness to acts that lead to greater violence.
Museo de las Trabajadoras and Textile Museum.
Na Bolom; the former home of Franz and Gertrude Bolom and now a museum dedicated to the protection of the Lacandon Maya and the preservation of the Chiapas rain forest.
DESMI; a local non-profit that supports a "social economy" and many of the indigenous programs around sustainable agriculture, social justice and collective economic models.
|Nov 2nd||Day of the Dead activities in Chamula and Zinacantan. Breathtaking, mysterious and unforgettable.|
|Nov 3rd||Tonina; a remarkable archeology site dating back to approximately 514AD. This early Mayan city is not as well known as Palenque, but well developed and of great historical importance, containing a "great pyramid" and many well preserved stela.|
|Nov 4th||Transfers to Tuxtla Airport for flight back to Mexico City.|
|Full Fee: Double Occupancy||$ 1,100.00|
|Full Fee: Single Occupancy||$ 1,200.00|
|Balance after deposit: Single Occupancy||$ 950.00|
|Balance after deposit: Double Occupancy||$ 850.00|