What: Cultivating the Desert: A Mission Garden Tour of Magdalena and Altar River Valleys of Sonora, Mexico
When: November 17–19
Where: Northern Sonora
Sometimes, the best kind of vacation is the hands-on kind. The kind where you tour historical sites, learn a lot, and eat the best food on the face of the earth. If that sounds like your kind of getaway, you’ll be stoked about Mission Garden’s upcoming tour of prehistoric Sonora.
For three days and two nights, three expert guides will guide you through northern Sonora, where you’ll tour scenic roads and cattle ranches, 18th century mission churches and the villages of Tubutama and Oquitoa, ancient petroglyphs near the town of Caborca, archeological sites, Magdalena de Kino & Father Kino’s burial site, and orchards that have been owned by the same family for over 100 years. If that isn’t an action-packed trip, I don’t know what is.
And if your main goal when traveling is to eat great food, you’re in luck. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the authentic Sonoran meals, taste fruit straight from the tree, and sip margaritas as you listen to live Mexican folk music. It sounds like the perfect way to prepare for the chaos that comes with the holidays.
Included in the $495 tour price is transportation in a luxury motor coach, lodging, interpretation, entertainment, and all of your meals. Tourists must have a valid passport.
Images courtesy of Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace.