Visit Xilitla and Sierra Gorda with the Center Global Justice
What about joining us on a trip to
Xilitla and Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve?
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve is one of the largest in Mexico, covering 1/3 of the State of Queretaro and one of the least visited by tourists. It has been named as one of the top bio-reserves in the world. The roads take us to panoramic vistas and lush forests. It is home to the most diverse wildlife in any protected area in the country and that includes the endangered jaguars and military macaws. There are over 800 butterfly species that inhabit the reserve,110 species of mammals, 339 species of birds and an equally diverse flora and fauna. Waterfalls and meandering rivers abound.
We will start in San Miguel and drive to Xililita for a 3-night stay. Xilitla is the nearest town to Las Pozas, Edward James surreal sculpture garden located in a dense subtropical forest. Las Pozas should be on everyone's bucket list, a magical environment of waterfalls, hidden pools and fantastic concrete sculptures. We will stay at a hotel located in the Xilitla Centro within a couple of blocks to the zocalo, shops and restaurants.
Day 2 will be dedicated to the exploration of Las Pozas.
Day 3 A river canoe ride at Cascada de Tamul will take your breath away. Limestone caves, including the Cave of the Swallows (for the more fit and adventurous of the group) will be part of the adventure.
Day 4 will visit one of the baroque churches founded by Fray Junipero Serra, registered by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. We will arrive to Jalpan de Sierra[?] for a 2-day stay, where we meet Roberto Pedroza who will give us a talk about the Biosphere Reserve, and the importance of the sustainability of the Sierra Gorda. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about this amazing area from an expert like Roberto.
Day 5, drive to Puente de Dios waterfall, there we will see a spectacular site with a natural rock, a bridge like formation, and falling water. Then from there we will drive near by to see the Cascada de Chuveje waterfall. In the evening, our guide will talk about the Chichimecas , who fought the Spaniards like no one else in the 16th century, and explain why it took 200 years to pacify them.
Day 6 we head home stopping in Bernal for a short visit and comida.
The trip will be led by a bilingual guide who has taken many groups into the Sierra Gorda.
$1000 dbl / $1200 sgl
5 nights accommodations
All transportation and bilingual guide
No meals included
Group size limited to 8
A 300 USD deposit is need by February 28 to assure your place
CLICK HERE and follow steps for payments online with credit card.
Balance due by March 14
For more information, contact:
Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone 415-153-9174 MX
- 100% Refund for Cancellation by March 17th
- Cancellations between March 18th to 22nd, get an 50% refund.
- No refund as of March 23rd
|Full fee for a double
|Full fee for a single