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Experience Afro-Mestizo Carnival in Veracruz, Mexico

February 9-14, 2018

6 days/5 nights

Experience​ ​Carnival​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Afro-mestizo​ ​town​ ​of​ ​Coyolillo,​ ​learn​ ​the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​black Mexicans​ ​in​ ​the​ ​region.​ ​Spend five days among African descendant communities in Veracruz, Mexico during Carnival; Latin America’s version of Mardi Gras. We’ll visit Coyolillo, known for its African influenced celebrations, and Yanga, the first freed community in the Americas. You will have direct access to communities often hidden from sight. Black Mexicans exist, and you'll be able to share with them the delight of the pre-Easter season as they re-enact rituals and dances inherited from their African ancestors. The trip will focus on providing a historical understanding of the contemporary realities faced by Afro-mestizo communities. The following itinerary is custom crafted; a result of over 100 hours of research. Did I mention that I'll be your personal photographer and deliver social media ready photos each step of the way? Yea, that part!

Curated Itinerary

  • Party, dance, and participate in centuries-old Carnival celebrations traced back to African traditions

  • Spend 6 days based in Xalapa, home of the jalapeño pepper --making day trips to two Afro-descendant communities in the region

  • Relax 5 nights in a boutique hotel located in the heart of the city

  • Customized tours by locals about Mexican black history and the current status of black communities in the region, and the nation

  • Shop, eat, and play like Veracruzanos

  • Visit places of cultural significance to the region and its inhabitants

What's Included for $750

  • Room accommodations in boutique hotel for 6 days/5 nights, breakfast included

  • A custom curated itinerary, crafted from over 100 hours of research

  • Major ground transportation and transfers

  • Museum admissions and customized tours

  • Access to exclusive AfroBuenaventura content, including #TravelAsSelfCare Worksheet, pre-departure resources, and facilitated in-country group discussions

  • Social-media-ready photos of you each step of the journey

Registration deadline is October 31, 2017. You can reserve your spot today by making the first deposit or paying in full. Follow the link below.


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