Events

 

Sept 27, 2018 Cross Border Tour Nogales

09/27/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Oct 6, 2018 Gastronomic Tour

10/06/2018 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work!

Oct 10, 2018 Magdalena Then and Now

10/10/2018 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Located just 60 miles south of Nogales, Magdalena de Kino has been honored as a Pueblo Magico, a special designation bestowed by the Mexican federal government because of its high level of historic and cultural significance to the nation. Just far enough away from the border, this tour provides an opportunity to take in the serene provincial charm of distinctively regional Sonora. The community is the terminus of an internationally famous pilgrimage route that spans both the United States and Mexico. This tour includes both a look back to the past and a glance at the contemporary challenges of a small Mexican city as well as a visit to neighboring San Ignacio to visit one of the Jesuit black robe Eusebio Francisco Kino's first missions founded at the end of the 17th century.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Oct 18, 2018 Cross Border Tour Nogales

10/18/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Oct 19-21, 2018 Beautiful Rio Sonora

10/19/2018 08:30 AM - 10/21/2018 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $595.00  -  BCA Members
  • $675.00  -  Non Members
The intention of this rural tourism opportunity is to provide tour guests with a chance to be immersed in traditional Northern Mexican agricultural life. We will be traveling to the eastern or "old colonial" Sonora river valley which bestowed its name to the state of Sonora. This river valley was also the route and northern conduit for the first European explorers of the area such as Cabeza de Vaca, Estaban the Moor, Fray Marcos de Niza, and Vaquez de Coronado. This two-night tour will be based out of the gorgeous mid-valley town of Banamichi, where we will stay at the historic La Posada del Rio Sonora. Tour highlights will include a trip to Arizpe and its outstanding Jesuit Cathedral. Arizpe was once the capital of the entire north of New Spain during the Spanish Colonial era. Also included are visits to the downriver communities of Huepac and Aconchi and their respective missions dating back to the 17th century. Also included in this trek, is a visit a natural building homestead 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 . 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.

Oct 25, 2018 Cross Border Tour Nogales

10/25/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Nov 2-4, 2018 Surprising Hermosillo: Capital of Sonora Tour

11/02/2018 11:00 AM - 11/04/2018 05:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $445.00  -  BCA Members
  • $525.00  -  Non Members
Travel with us to the burgeoning capital of our neighboring state of Sonora, Hermosillo where we will take in all of the cultural and cosmopolitan opportunities the city has to offer. This two night stay will provide tour guests with an overview of the city's history and its significant sights, making the case that Hermosillo is a unique destination rather than just a stop on the way to Gulf beaches. Guests will experience the Mexican muralist art tradition at the Palacio de Gobierno, observe the Sonoran sunset from the top of the city's emblematic Cerro de la Campana, and visit the historic old quarter of town, Villa de Seris, world renown for its coyotas, among others. Hermosillo's modern gastronomy will also be highlighted, representative of the state's famous ranching and Sea of Cortes fishing economies.
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.

Nov 8, 2018 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

11/08/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Nov 29, 2018 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

11/29/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Nov 30, 2018 Magdalena Then and Now

11/30/2018 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Located just 60 miles south of Nogales, Magdalena de Kino has been honored as a Pueblo Magico, a special designation bestowed by the Mexican federal government because of its high level of historic and cultural significance to the nation. Just far enough away from the border, this tour provides an opportunity to take in the serene provincial charm of distinctively regional Sonora. The community is the terminus of an internationally famous pilgrimage route that spans both the United States and Mexico. This tour includes both a look back to the past and a glance at the contemporary challenges of a small Mexican city as well as a visit to neighboring San Ignacio to visit one of the Jesuit black robe Eusebio Francisco Kino's first missions founded at the end of the 17th century.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Dec 13, 2018 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

12/13/2018 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $70.00  -  BCA Members
  • $90.00  -  Non Members
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Dec 14, 2018 Magdalena Then and Now

12/14/2018 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Located just 60 miles south of Nogales, Magdalena de Kino has been honored as a Pueblo Magico, a special designation bestowed by the Mexican federal government because of its high level of historic and cultural significance to the nation. Just far enough away from the border, this tour provides an opportunity to take in the serene provincial charm of distinctively regional Sonora. The community is the terminus of an internationally famous pilgrimage route that spans both the United States and Mexico. This tour includes both a look back to the past and a glance at the contemporary challenges of a small Mexican city as well as a visit to neighboring San Ignacio to visit one of the Jesuit black robe Eusebio Francisco Kino's first missions founded at the end of the 17th century.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Dec 15, 2018 Gastronomic Tour

12/15/2018 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work!

CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

SPAIN Gateway to a New World: Extremadura & Andalucia Tour May 27-June 8, 2019

05/27/2019 12:00 PM - 06/08/2019 12:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $500.00
Reserve your spot now with a REFUNDABLE $500 pp deposit. Register here by credit card or if you prefer, mail your check to BCA  PO Box 1863, Tubac AZ 84646.

TOUR ROUTE: Madrid - Caceres - Merida, - Sevilla - Cadiz - Cordoba - Castilla La Mancha (Don Quixote setting) - back to Madrid through the two Spanish provinces of Extremadura and Andalucia ( some cities subject to change). We will travel by comfortable modern European bus with wifi and bathrooms, guides will be myself and Luis Valle, Spanish university professor and architect of Hermosillo, Sonora. Price includes all accommodations, transportation with professional driver, museum/cultural site fees, most meals and guides with backgrounds in Architecture, History, Anthropology and Preservation. 

Cost: We are currently finalizing these details however it should be very close if not the same as the 2018 trip.....  Not including airfare but including lodging, ground transportation, guide fees, entrance fees, tips, all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners is: $3300 single accommodation or $3100 double accommodation. Early bird discount ($200) for those making full payment before March 15. To reserve your spot on this tour, a $500 deposit is required. Register through our website or send your check to BCA, PO Box 1863, Tubac, AZ. 85646.

Guides:   

Luis Valle Cordero [from Leon, Spain] - Luis was born and raised in Spain, but now lives in Hermosillo Mexico where he is a practicing architect and a university professor of architecture at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Hermosillo, Sonora.

Alex La Pierre is the Director of Program Operations for the Border Community Alliance. He is a popular tour guide and lecturer for BCA, whose knowledge of history and Iberian culture never fail to impress. 

For more information contact Alex La Pierre "alex@bordercommunityalliance.org" or Jerry Haas "jndhaas@gmail.com"
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