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Traditions Mexico

Since 1997 we have been crafting tours with the goal of showing people a Mexico they never knew existed; richly diverse, wise and ancient. Traditions Mexico was founded by Eric Mindling, who has worked with the traditional people of southern Mexico since 1990. His work and that of Traditions Mexico is continually driven by a respect and admiration of deeply rooted people and the quiet wisdom of their ways. Eric says, “Without trying they teach us things we truly need to know, things that we forgot so long ago we don’t even know they’re gone.”

Our travel experiences deliver something that would be very hard to get on your own; access and knowledge that only comes with decades of immersion, exploration and passion for a region and it's people. Our trips are lead by unique individuals who are more cultural ambassadors than guides. They are specialists and aficionados, authors and long term students of the cultures of Oaxaca and Chiapas, experienced, involved, and totally in love with what they do!

We don't own a cookie cutter and every one of our tour itineraries is pioneered and designed by us. That is what we are about; knowing, creating and sharing with authenticity.

THE EARTH TREMBLES (September 2017)

Mexico has been hit by two powerful earthquakes. We’ve been in touch with all the people we work with and are relieved to know that all are well. All infrastructure in the state of Oaxaca (roads, bridges, power) is also intact and life goes on as usual throughout southern Mexico. Most of the state (Oaxaca city area, the central valleys, the Mixteca region and northern coast) were only mildly affected. The Isthmus region was hit the hardest with structural damage and sadly, even some deaths.


We will be running all our tours as planned. And now is a better time than ever to come visit, the income opportunities created by our visit are more welcome, and needed, than ever. In some of the hardest hit areas there was serious structural damage to homes and buildings. Traditions Mexico is collecting donations that we’ll channel via Denise Lechner and Dr Anja Widman as follows:

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