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Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch

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    What to Expect
    Gain an appreciation of the vibrant cultural diversity within Bucerías on this half-day cultural tour. Meet and engage with families of local artisans on this immersion experience, the tour fees of which are channeled directly back into Bucerías. Your guide is part of an organization with close ties to the community that welcomes travelers such as yourself to learn about its heritage.


    During the tour, meet three different families, the last one of whom provides you with a delicious, traditional Mexican lunch. Along the way, chat with artisans and small business owners, ranging from bakers to indigenous textile weavers to hammock-makers, and more.


    Through translated conversations, hear their stories and gain deeper insight into their culture, livelihoods and artisanal crafts. Try your hand at some the trades, such as painting and weaving.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Human Connections, Av. Héroes de Nacozari 2, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, 63732 Bucerías, Nay., Mexico
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fair payments to three local families Transportation Guidance and interpretation (From Spanish to English and vice versa) Traditional Mexican meal
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 people to run. If we do not hit this minimum, we will contact you to reschedule or refund your tour
    • Please check your email at least 24 hours before your tour to receive last minute information
    • Please advise at time of booking if any members of your group have any physical or dietary restrictions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This is hands-down one of the best tour experiences I have ever had. Maya is a thoughtful and passionate tour guide with a wealth of knowledge about Mexican cultural heritage. She also very clearly had close relationships with each of the artisans we visited -...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank rina518
    Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

    We had a great day visiting three local artisan tasting local food, hearings personal stories and seeing how to do the craft of jewelry making and hammocks. Our guide was Wilberth, assisted with translation and interpersonal interaction in the tour. Great experience for everyone to...More

    Thank cherylr468
    GaviPerl, Intern Coordinator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

    Dear Cheryl, thank you for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the experience of meeting local artisans and entrepreneurs and learning about their businesses. We hope you can join us on another tour again soon!

    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    I enjoyed the opportunity to gain insight into the work of Leonarda, the Huichol bead artist, and Ronaldo who is from a family of weavers. They were both warm, welcoming, and open with us about their work. It was nice to be able to ask...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Adam R
    GaviPerl, Intern Coordinator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

    Adam, thank you for traveling responsibly and trying to meet local people through respectful interactions! We are happy to hear you connected with Leo, Rolando, and Lucy and Lupita. We hope you will continue to travel consciously! Hasta la próxima vez :)

    Reviewed 19 June 2019

    This was an excellent experience. The people at Human Connections and the artisans and entrepreneurs they are partners with are truly passionate about what they do. We got to learn about their stories and engage in what they do first-hand. Through these activities, I got...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank agrazutis
    GaviPerl, Intern Coordinator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

    Ashley, we're so glad you could join us on the Bucerías Cultural Tour and connect with our artisan partners, learning with them through hands-on experiences. Thank you for the stellar review and we hope to see you in Bucerías again soon!

    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    This is a great tour to take your family on. My kids are 8 and 10 years old. We enjoyed learning to bead, rug making, and lunch at the end. I really can't say enough good things about what Human Connections is doing for the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    GaviPerl, Intern Coordinator at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

    We're so happy to hear you and your children enjoyed meeting our partners Leonarda, Rolando, and Nallely, and learning about their crafts and businesses! We are so grateful for the sweet review and we hope your family can join us on another tour soon!

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    24 May 2019|
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    Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
    Follow the above directions. We have booked our 4th tour in January of 2020!!
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    26 February 2019|
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    Response from TerriMac13 | Reviewed this property |
    No, you need to make uour own way to their office in Bucareas, and they will drive you around to the tour from there. After the tour, they'll drop you back off at their office, and you make your own way back to Vallarta. We... More
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    • Duration: 4h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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