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The intention of this heritage tourism opportunity is to provide guests with a chance to be amidst traditional and rural northern Mexican agricultural life.
We will be traveling to the colonial Sonora River valley which bestowed its name to the Mexican state, the second largest in Mexico. The north and south running valley was also the route of the first European explorers in the area such as Cabeza de Vaca, Estaban the Moor, Fray Marcos de Niza, and Vaquez de Coronado.
This two-night trip will be based out of the idyllic mid-valley town of Banamichi, where we will stay at the historic boutique hotel, La Posada del Rio Sonora. Tour highlights will include the community of Arizpe, once the capital of the entire north of New Spain during the Spanish Colonial era with its outstanding Jesuit era stone temple. Also included are visits to the downriver communities of Huepac and Aconchi and their respective missions dating back to the 17th century.
The trek also incorporates a visit to a natural building homestead Los Paredones along the river to learn about traditional earthen architecture and Sonoran Desert ecology. Last but certainly not least, we will enjoy and be surrounded by the local gastronomy: la cocina sonorense.
Border Community Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Tubac, AZ. BCA's mission is bridging the border and fostering community through education, collaboration and cultural exchange.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR OVERNIGHT TOURS: A full refund if cancelled at least 21 days prior to tour. If cancelled less that 21 days prior, a refund will be issued minus a cancellation fee of $100.
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