Nayarit Cultural Tour

Join us to experience some of Nayarit’s most interesting people and places!

Named as one of Mexico’s Magic Towns in 2018, Compostela is our first stop. Founded in 1540, by the Spanish Conquistador, Cristóbal de Oñate, Compostela boasts a rich history and well preserved colonial buildings. Its lush green surroundings provide the perfect environment for coffee production, and this trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the local, family-run coffee plantations.

From Compostela we head to Nayarit’s capital city, Tepic, to learn about the spiritual Huichol culture (Wixáritari), known for their beautiful beaded art work and natural healing methods. After an overnight in Tepic, we travel to the Island of Mexcalitán, speculated to have been Aztlán, the mythical homeland of the Aztecs. Known by some as the Venice of Mexico, it inhabitants today rely on the lake to make a living mainly through fishing and the use of its water lillies to produce handicrafts, which in turn serves as a form of population control for an otherwise out of control pest species.

The final day of this tour takes you on a leisurely boat ride through the impressive mangrove system of La Tovara, San Blas; sit back and enjoy the ride as the ecosytem changes from a brackish estuary to fresh-water lagoon, creating the perfect habitat for a diverse array of flora and fauna, including the American Crocodile and several large water-bird species. You will also learn about the impressive Fort of San Blas and its role in the history of the area.

DATES & PRICES:

DATES:

MELAQUE DEPARTURES:

Departures from PV/Bucerias only; contact us for help with organising your travel to PV.

PV/BUCERIAS DEPARTURES:

7th – 9th January 2020

Contact us for alternative dates/private groups.

PRICE:

$6,200 Pesos per person, based on double occupancy.

SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT:

$1,200 Pesos.

INCLUDES:

Transport, accommodation, breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 boat rides & guide.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Tips for guides or drivers, lunches or meals not mentioned in itinerary.

DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:

Low* – easy going walking tours at slow pace.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Sun screen, hat, and comfortable walking shoes and light jacket for first night.

CLIMATE:

Warm during day time, a little cooler in Tepic (night 1).

*Please note that each of our tours is tailored to the needs of the over 50s and our difficulty levels are simply comparative to our other tours. If you are in doubt as to whether or not this tour is suitable for you, please contact us for more information.

ITINERARY