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Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch

Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch

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Bucerías, Mexico
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds
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Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get the pulse on the people of Bucerías and their lifestyles on this 4-hour cultural immersion tour. With the help of a guide who provides translation, meet local artisans and small business owners — including indigenous textile weavers to bakers to a hammock-makers — and learn about their heritage and livelihoods. Try your hand at some of the local trades yourself, and end the non-touristic tour with a tasty, family-made Mexican meal.
  • 4-hour Bucerías cultural tour
  • Meet three local families and hear their stories
  • Interact with the artisans and small business owners of local communities
  • Learn about indigenous trades, like painting and weaving
  • Settle in for a hearty, homemade Mexican lunch
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Visits and fair payments to three local families
Transportation during the tour
Guide and interpretation (from Spanish to English, and vice versa)
Interactive workshop
Full Mexican meal
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Av. Héroes de Nacozari #2, Centro, 63732 Bucerías, Nay., Mexico

We are located in Heroes de Nacozari Avenue # 2 Col. Centro, Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico Zip Code 63732. To get to Bucerias from Puerto Vallarta, it is best to either take a bus from the Walmart (18 pesos/person, about an hour of travel time) or a taxi (roughly 300 pesos, about 40 minutes of travel time). If you are on a bus, it is best to ask the driver to inform you when you arrive at Bucerias Centro. Our office is about 1 block north of the Centro, directly on the highway. The bus can drop you off right in front of the office, or you can walk the one block from the intersection that leads to the Centro. Our office is a white building with a red brick awning and two entrances, both with glass doors. See you soon!

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Gain an appreciation of the vibrant cultural diversity within Bucerías on this half-day cultural tour. Meet and engage with families of local artisans on this immersion experience, the tour fees of which are channeled directly back into Bucerías. Your guide is part of an organization with close ties to the community that welcomes travelers such as yourself to learn about its heritage.

 

During the tour, meet three different families, the last one of whom provides you with a delicious, traditional Mexican lunch. Along the way, chat with artisans and small business owners, ranging from bakers to indigenous textile weavers to hammock-makers, and more.

 

Through translated conversations, hear their stories and gain deeper insight into their culture, livelihoods and artisanal crafts. Try your hand at some the trades, such as painting and weaving.
Itinerary
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Human Connections
Hello! In Human Connections we are really looking forward to having you along as our guest. This is a little reminder that your tour will begin from the Human Connections office at 9:30am, and we recommend that you arrive between **9:15 - 9:25 am.** Find us at the corner of Heroes de Nacozari Avenue # 2 and Calle Esteban Calderón, two blocks from Telmex in Bucerías. (If you would like more guidance feel free to contact our staff directly using our contact information) For this Bucerias Cultural Tour you will explore the tucked-away neighborhoods to engage with 2 families of local artisans in their homes and workshops. Through translated conversations, develop deeper insights into the livelihoods of these artisans, and experience the vibrant cultural richness within Bucerías. Try your hand at some local trades – such as painting or weaving – and learn about the gastronomic diversity of Mexico through an interactive workshop and a family-made Mexican meal. For this 4.5 hour experience we recommend you bring a hat, comfortable shoes, and a bottle of water. We aim to minimize plastic waste so we do not provide bottles to our visitors. We already have your booking in our records, so you do not need to print your ticket for the day of the tour. Thanks again,
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that this is a private tour that requires a minimum of 3 people to run. If we do not hit this minimum, we will contact you to reschedule or refund your tour.
  • Please check your email at least 24 hours before your tour to receive last minute information.
  • Please advise at time of booking if any members of your group have any physical or dietary restrictions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Human Connections
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bucerias Cultural Day Tour: Local Artisans, Handcrafts and Mexican Lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Loved meeting the local people and...
Christine H
, Nov 2017
Loved meeting the local people and learning their backgrounds. Our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly.
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Nov 9/2017 Our Group of 12...
Susan B
, Nov 2017
Nov 9/2017 Our Group of 12 Canadian and American visitors really enjoyed a visit with two local Bucerias Artisans and then lunch at a local mom and pop restaurant. Human Connections Director Maya was an animated and informative host. She started on time and gave a brief history of Mexican work-life and her group' s mission. During the visits and at lunch she was having to translate into English, but she was quick and proficient and it was no problemo. This kind of cultural tour and at a very reasonable cost is an ideal way to meet and interact with local Mexicans in their homes and place of business. Very very welcoming and gracious, our new amigos answered all our questions and gave a history of their lives and work experience. We highly recommend this half day cultural tour which includes lunch.
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This was one of the best tours we've...
Dan D
, Aug 2017
This was one of the best tours we've done. The office where we left from was a bit out of the way and our taxi driver took a while to find it. We were introduced to 3 different families who all made us feel very welcome. We got a real insight to the local way of life and enjoyed a wonderful typical family lunch. The guide was knowlegable and passionate. We were so pleased to learn that the profits from the tour go to help the local population further develope their culture!
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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed...
Debra S
, Aug 2017
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Bucerias Cultural Day Tour. Highly recommend this well-organized and unique tour. We visited the homes of two artisans: a hammock weaver and welder, and learned much about their lives as well as their craft. We ended our day having a delicious lunch at a local Loncheria, with the freshest salsa, made right in front of our eyes. All the people connected with this tour are gracias, friendly, and inspirational. We plan to book this tour again when we return to Puerto Vallarta in January. The tour guide keeps track of who you have already met, so plans for you to meet different artisans if you return another time.This tour is like none other in the Puerto Vallarta area, and a must-do for those who want a different, non-touristy experience.
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Thank you Maya and the others at...
Beverly_K
, Mar 2017
Thank you Maya and the others at Human Connection for providing such an amazing experience. Our tour took us to the homes of two local artisans as well as the restaurant of a third family where we enjoyed a delicious traditional meal. I can't imagine a better way of learning about real life in Bucerias and meeting some amazing people. You are all truly making human connections with each tour group.
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This is a remarkable look at the...
Craig H
, Jan 2017
This is a remarkable look at the lives and products of local artisans. Their stories are great human interest pieces and the crafts cover a wide range. The guide/translator was helpful and knowledgeable. This is a great way to gain insight into lives of local floks.

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