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Friends of Folk Art Trip To Chiapas, Mexico
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members-only Travel and Tours Featured Event

Friends of Folk Art Trip To Chiapas, Mexico

March 16, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Friends of Folk Art invite you to join us for a magical trip to Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico. March 16-23rd

The focus of this trip is to explore the wondrous state of Chiapas, understand its splendid past, honor and appreciate its present, and make a cultural connection from the past to the present.  We are going to use different approaches to understand Chiapas-- from archaeology to folk art, traditional medicine, and popular religiosity.   This trip experience will take you through 3000 years of history.

The trip itinerary includes:  nine days and eight nights.  We will visit four archaeological sites: La Venta, Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan.  Enjoy three indigenous villages: Zinacantan, Tenejapa, San Juan Chamula. Visit museums specializing in textiles, traditional medicine, archaeology, and history.  Stay in the beautiful colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas for four days.  Share with a local family at the Lacandona jungle.  Tour the Sumidero Canyon by boat and enjoy a private concert with the Nandayapa family.  Enjoy a gastronomical experience with the indigenous chef, Claudia Santiz, exploring the flavors of traditional regional cuisine, which differs from other parts of Mexico.

This trip is for FOFA members ONLY.  FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include all of the details and the price. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets.

For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.

For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com