Sierra Gorda and Las Pozas
Join the Center for Global Justice on their inagural trip to the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve and Las Pozas.
We start in San Miguel and drive to Xililita with an overnight stay. Xilitla is the nearest town to Las Pozas, Edward James surreal sculpture garden located in a dense subtropical forest. Las Pozas should be on everyones bucket list, a magical environment of waterfalls, hidden pools and fantastic concrete sculptures.
The following 3 days will be spent exploring the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, “the green jewel in the heart of Mexico. The reserve is one of the largest in Mexico, covering 1/3 of the State of Queretaro and one of the least visited by tourists. It is home to the most diverse wildlife in any protected area in the country and that includes the endangered jaguars and military mcaws. There are over 800 butterfly species that inhabit the reserve,110 species of mammals, 339 species of birds and an equally diverse flora and fauna. Waterfalls and meandering rivers abound.
Scattered throughout the area are several Franciscan Missions built by Father Junipero Serra, UNESCO World Heritage sites. We'll visit a couple of these as well.
The trip will be led by a bilingual guide who has taken many groups into the Sierra Gordas. Additionally, scheduled discussions on efforts to understand and preserve this amazing ecosystem will further our appreciation for this natural wonderland.
$600 dbl / $625 sgl
4 nights accomodations
Most Breakfast and dinners included
All transportation and guides
Group size limited to 10