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México’s perfect white sand beaches, rugged canyons, tropical jungles, and arid plains are inhabited by some of the world’s nicest people, all of whom enjoy some of the world’s best food. The same is true for México’s megacities, colonial hamlets, and dusty outposts. Our neighbor to the south truly has it all, yet few visitors experience the real México. Our programs will show travelers the true fabric of México, from small food stalls of México City to pre-Columbian Zapotec ruins, as we travel between México City, Oaxaca and beyond.

One of our favorite off-the-beaten-path-adventures is hiking through the Pueblos Mancomunados. These are a series of Zapotec communities in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, which are associated in an umbrella of a unique and foresighted ecotourism project. Visitors can hike through a well-maintained network of trails that safely connect these communities. Guides from the area teach us about the history, culture and nature of this amazing place and we enjoy different activities like ziplines, traditional saunas, cooking lessons and more!

  • Location: Mexico
  • Length of Stay: 9 days
  • Language Requirements: None
  • Grade Level:  Open to all grade levels
  • Approximate Program Dates:  February 18 to 26, 2022
  • Program Cost:  Approx. $2390 (includes lodging, in-country transportation and most meals.  Airfare not included (estimated $500).

*Limited financial aid is available through the application process.