la clandestine df is pleased to announce the Carnival in the Huasteca – A Photographer’s Adventure (Saturday, February 25 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017). Your hosts and guides for this tour are Rick Hall and Kena Muyaes.
This tour presents multiple aspects of Carnival in the Huasteca region in the state of Hidalgo. In Nahua and Mestizo villages we’ll experience masked and unmasked dances and rituals which culminate on Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. These events are not only pre-Lenten customs, but their context is closely associated with preparing for the upcoming planting season. We will also visit 16th and 17th century monasteries along our way. After Ash Wednesday we make our way to Xilitla, located in Huasteca region in the neighboring state of San Luis Potosi. This is a charming city which has been designated one of Mexico´s “Pueblos Magicos.” On Friday, we’ll have a guided tour of the surreal gardens known as Las Posas. Created by Edward James between 1949 -1984, the gardens include waterfalls, rich vegetation, and amazing concrete sculptures. On Sunday, we leave for Jalpan, in the state of Queretaro, visiting the Franciscan Missions built by Junipero Serra in the 1750´s and 1760´s. The missions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and feature the architectural style known as “Mestizo Baroque.” On Monday we return to Mexico City and that evening we’ll have our farewell dinner at one of Mexico City´s most famous restaurants.
This tour begins and ends in Mexico City and is limited to 10 participants.
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