3 Reasons Why You Should Travel With Us On The 2018 Mexico Tour

Join us in Mexico on February 5th to 14th, 2018

Since 1993, Horizons has been leading educational tours to Central America & Mexico, giving travellers a unique and in-depth look at the culture, history, and social context of the country. The 2018 Mexico Educational is shaping up to be one of our most exciting tours to date, and we invite you to join us.

The 2017 Guatemala Delegation next to Lake Peten Itza, Guatemala.

The 2017 Guatemala Delegation next to Lake Peten Itza, Guatemala.

Visit Indigenous Communities

Over the course of the tour, we’ll be visiting some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Mexico primarily inhabited by Indigenous peoples. Some of the villages we’ll be visiting include San Cristobal de las Casas, Zinacantan, and San Juan Chamula. We’ll also be meeting and speaking with communities members from the Tumbala community, one of the Indigenous groups native to Chiapas.

One of the many markets we'll be visiting on the 2018 Mexico tour. Photo credit: MayaZone Mexico Guatemala Travel Experts (http://mayazone.com/chamula-zinacantan/

One of the many markets we'll be visiting on the 2018 Mexico tour. Photo credit: MayaZone Mexico Guatemala Travel Experts (http://mayazone.com/chamula-zinacantan/

Meet local organizations who are making an impact

In Chiapas, half the population lives with chronic food insecurity, meaning that many families don’t know where they’ll be getting their next meal from. Indigenous farmers are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity as it is increasingly difficult for them to produce healthy and nutritious food to feed their families. Complex terrain, limited access to land, and high exposure to crop failure and diseases is contributing to food insecurity in the region.

Indigenous farmers spend days working the land by hand in order to make the soil usable for milpa (corn, bean, and squash) farming.

Indigenous farmers spend days working the land by hand in order to make the soil usable for milpa (corn, bean, and squash) farming.

On this tour, Horizons’ local partner “The Economic and Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans” (DESMI), will be providing us with an update on how they are working to find solutions to this ongoing food crisis. Participants on this tour will have the opportunity to interact with DESMI staff.

Expand your worldview

Every educational tour is a new adventure. No two tours are ever the same – we craft each tour based on the party size, background of the delegates, and the ongoing political, economic, and social landscape of the country. Over the last 24 years, we’ve led hundreds of engaged Canadians to the South to see poverty and injustice firsthand. Here’s what a past tour participant had to say about their adventure to Mexico with us:

Thank you for a great 10 days. Your humanity, kindness, and commitment to work stood out on a moment to moment basis. It was great to see DESMI a “Horizontal” agency in action. This was an experience that I will never forget - what a privilege to have access to so many fascinating organizations and to meet so many amazing people. I am humbled to have born witness to the work of so many dedicated activists.
— 2012 Mexico Delegate

There is limited space available for the 2018 Mexico delegation. Please contact Linda Robertson at info@horizons.ca or 905-372-5483 ext. 10 to reserve your spot on the tour.

Additional information on the 2018 Mexico Delegation.

Additional information on the 2018 Mexico Delegation.

Daniel Quesada