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VERA CRUZ

I could tell you about the perfect year round weather, the beautiful beaches, the great food, but you always hear those things.  Instead I am going to tell you about the people of Vera Cruz, mainly the Afro-Mexicans.  That’s right the Afro Mexicans.   Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta were fine but I wanted to learn more about Afro Mexicans and where they lived and their life styles.

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VERA CRUZ, MEXICO

AFRICAN INFLUENCE IN MEXICO

The Third Roots

 

February 13-17 2020

Starting at $2,550.00 per person

$200 deposit due October 15

Day 1:   Depart Chicago for your flight to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Upon arrival at the Veracruz International Airport, you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide and then be given private transfers to the Gran Hotel Diligencias (5-star) located across from the main plaza in the center of town. Briefing meeting and dinner.

Day 2:    Breakfast at Gran Café del Parroquia. Tour the local historical museum and the town. While here you are given a historical tour of the city, afterward have Lunch. Enjoy the evening in the Plaza

Day 3:   Breakfast Buffet at the Villa Rica Restaurant then off to the Afro Mexican town of Mandinga with a driving tour of the city of Boca del Rio on the way. Lunch at a restaurant in Mandinga, then a lake boat ride on Laguna Mandinga Grande to see mangrove estuaries and spot tropical birds (The other option is to not go on the boat or go to a children’s orphanage and give pencils, etc. ).  Dinner on your own. Overnight at the Gran Hotel.

Day 4: Travel to the historical town where Yanga and other Africans settled.

Day 5: This day will be free for independent touring or just relaxing around the swimming pool.

Day 6: Breakfast Buffet at the Villa Rica Restaurant, then travel to the small villages of Matamba. Meet with the local people, have lunch, and tour a small museum Travel back to the Gran Hotel Diiligencias. Dinner on your own.

Day 7: Last full day. Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Return flights to Chicago