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Real de Catorce

Deep Inside the Desert

A 5-Day Sacred Journey into the Center of the Universe & Heart of the Blue Deer

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Deep Inside the Desert
Deep Inside the Desert

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – Oct 20, 2023, 10:00 AM

Real de Catorce, Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

About the event

WELCOME TO REAL DE CATORCE & WIRIKUTA

WIRIKUTA is the sacred land where it all began for the Wirarika, also known as Huichol Indians. In this immersive journey, we will delve into the enchanting desert environment while uncovering the profound challenges faced by these indigenous communities in their unwavering quest to protect their sacred homeland. Along the way, we will savor the rich offerings of local chefs and their artisanal products, forging a deeper connection to the land and its people.

Our adventure takes place in Real de Catorce, a former mining ghost town high in the mountains of northern Mexico which is now a pilgrimage site and a place of immense spiritual significance. Here, we will spend days in serene contemplation, immersing ourselves in the magic of this ancient landscape.

As you step into Real de Catorce, you'll find yourself transported to a bygone era, where cobblestone streets wind through centuries-old buildings, and the spirit of the past mingles with the present. Here, amidst the dramatic landscapes and the echoes of indigenous Huichol culture, you'll embark on a journey of self-discovery, rejuvenation, and connection with the profound energies that flow through this extraordinary place. Real de Catorce is not just a destination; it's a portal to a world of inner exploration and transformation, making it the ideal setting for Deep Inside the Desert.

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

Upon arrival, we will check in at the emblematic Mesón de la Abundancia, a charming abode that sets the stage for our unforgettable journey. A warm welcome dinner awaits us at the Centro Cultural Real de Catorce, offering a taste of local flavors and culture, before we retire for a well-deserved rest to prepare for the next days desert experience.

The next morning, after a light and nourishing breakfast, we embark on a thrilling 4X4 adventure, journeying deep into the heart of Wirikuta desert—the sacred realm of the Wirarika culture, also known as the Huichol Indians. These revered guardians of Hikuri, or Peyote, have dedicated themselves to preserving this endangered and mystical cactus.

Our destination is El Venado Azul, a remarkable organization led by a Marakame, a Holy Man, who is on a sacred mission to safeguard this magical plant. Here, we will have the unique opportunity to learn directly from the source—the Marakame himself—about the secrets and spiritual significance of this sacred plant.

Our day unfolds amidst the vastness of the desert, where we will share in the experiences of the Huichol people, deepening our understanding of their culture and the vital role that Hikuri plays in their lives. As the sun dips below the horizon, we will partake in a mesmerizing night in the desert, immersing ourselves in the ancient rhythms of this land.

This journey promises not only adventure but also profound insights into the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Huichol Indians. Join us as we embark on a transformative exploration of Wirikuta, a land where tradition, magic, and conservation converge to create an unforgettable experience.

WHAT´S INCLUDED:

  • Transportation to and from the airport or San Miguel de Allende.
  • 4 nights hotel accomodation & breakfasts
  • 4 dinner celebrations
  • Horse back ride to El Quemado
  • All transportation to and from the desert in 4X4´s.
  • Full day experience at Venado Azul including refreshments, snacks and light traditional meals.
  • All activities, tours and music in town.
  • Special Day of the Dead celebration if you choose the week of the 30th

OUR ITINERARY 

Monday

  • San Luis Potosí airport arrival before 2:00 PM. Van transportation to Real de Catorce.
  • Hotel check in, rest or explore the town.
  • Welcome Dinner (alcohol free)

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Pick up by 4x4 Transportation to the Desert
  • Arrival in Venado Azul Ranch
  • Spend the day learning about Hikuri and the project of Marakame Andres Carrillo for protecting the Sacred Plant.
  • Snacks, Fruits, Beverages.
  • Return for dinner at Meson de la Abundancia

Wednesday

  • Sunrise Horseback ride to the Sacred Mountain of El Quemado.
  • Breakfast
  • Tour of the Purisima Madre mine and tunnels
  • Big Dinner Celebration.

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Activities of your choice for the day
  • Big meal, enjoy the Sunset, music with local artists.

Friday

  • Breakfast.
  • 10:00 am Transportation back to SLP airport or to San Miguel de Allende to continue your DIM experience there.

Tickets

  • Deep Inside the Desert

    A 5-Day Sacred Journey into the into the Center of the Universe & the Heart of the Blue Deer

    From MX$40,000.00 to MX$64,000.00
    Sale ended
    • MX$40,000.00
      +MX$1,000.00 service fee
    • MX$64,000.00
      +MX$1,600.00 service fee

    Total

    MX$0.00

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