Mexico Spiritual Adventure: Itinerary
October 12th-23rd, 2013 (12-Days/11-Nights)
NOTE: Itinerary is flexible and subject to change. As a spiritual journey we allow for intuition and higher guidance to lead us.
Sat, Oct 12 – Arrive in Mexico City
Fly into Mexico City Airport. Meet at hotel near the plaza in Mexico City. If you arrive early you will have free time to explore the Templo Mayor until we meet for dinner and introductions at 6:00 pm.
Templo Mayor is the remains of one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan. In the Aztec time Tenochitlan was the largest Pre-Columbian City in Mexico, located on an island lake. The land has filled in and the Mexico City now sits above the ruins. Only a small portion of this once grand city has been excavated.
Sun, Oct 13 – Ancient Civilizations of Mexican
Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology may be the largest and finest of it’s kind in the world. It is dedicated to all the various prehispanic cultures. Exploring the museum will give more of an understanding of the people that made up this land. It houses the famous Aztec Sun Stone, several Olmec Heads, and the Tomb of Pacal Votan.
Evening we drive to Amatlan, settle in and receive their Mayan Tzolkin Day Sign.
Mon, Oct 14 – Incursion in the Sacred Mountains
The beginning and the base of our journey is Amatlan de Quetzalcoatl. This is the birthplace of Mesoamerican leader, Quetzalcoalt and where his journey also began.
Amatlan means the place of the Amate Trees. These beautiful trees grow in this area, with elaborate root systems that cling to the cliffs and rocks. They are used for making the parchment-type paper.
Our first day here we will visit vortexes in the magical mountains of Tepoztlan. The incursion is designed to open you yourself to feel the energy that is here.
Evening fire ceremony, with sweat lodge for those who want it.
Tues, Oct 15 – Sacred Pool of Quetzalcoatl
We will walk to the Posa of Quetzalcoatl, where this enlightened leader of the Mexican people was born and baptized. Our guide, Don Julio, is an elder of the histories of Amatlan and he will baptize us in the sacred waters, giving our medicine name.
This is a beautiful 3-4 mile hike, which ends in a lush canyon with a waterfall dropping into a pool. This is the place where Quetzalcoatl was born, and also where he was baptized and given his name. We will also baptize ourselves and claim our power and our name. Don Julio will share with us the stories of this land and perform prayer or ceremony at each of the 7 doors along the way.
Relax in the evening at our beautiful setting in Amatlan.
Wed, Oct 16 – Awaken the Warrior in Malinalco
Transportation to Malinalco, a lovely, colorful little town. There is an energy triangle, created by Tepozteco, Xochicalco, and Malinalco. As our first leg of this triangle we will climb to see the temple of the Jaguar and Eagle Warriors. The temples were used for initiations. Malinalco is surrounded by circular moountains and this temple is carved right into the side of one of these mountains.
We will spend the night here, in Malinalco and have a lovely Full Moon Ceremony.
Thurs, Oct 17 – Bringing Culture Together in Xochicalco
We drive to Xochicalco for the day. This large archeological site was an important center of trade for the Mesoamericans. The pyramids and other structures are set on top of a grassy mountain, overlooking the surrounding countryside. It is best known for it’s pyramid of the plumed serpent, Quetzalcoatl, and it’s underground observatory.
In the evening we will go on to Taxco.
Fri, Oct 18 – Fun Day in Taxco
Taxco is the Silver Mining capital of this area. It is a beautiful, colonial town carved into the hillside. This will be mostly a free day to explore the shops, perhaps buy some of the fine silver jewelry. For those who like, there is a steep tram that goes from the main street to the top of the hill and back down. There is a nice restaurant at the top, where you could eat lunch. (Today lunch is on your own.)
We will gather in the afternoon and drive back to Amatlan.
Sat, Oct 19 – Exploring Tepoztlan
The morning we visit the colorful street market in Tepoztlan or hike to the Tepozteco Pyramid. This small pyramid sits on the mountain cliff, overlooking the city of Tepoztlan. The preists and initiates lived and studied here, and it is the final point in our energy triangle. However, it is a steep climb and will be optional to those who wish to do it.
Evening we gather back at our place in Amatlan.
Sun, Oct 20 – Free Day in Amatlan/Tepoztlan
The day will be a relaxing day for integration of all that we have been experiencing. There will be massages available for everyone who desires them (included in the price of the trip).
Optional walk in Amatlan to pools, waterfalls, rock paintings and ceremonial center in the mountains.
Mon, Oct 21 – Amatlan to Teotihuacan
Morning departure from Amatlan. We arrive in Teotihuacan by early afternoon, settle into our hotel and have a chat with Don Luis who will explain the nature of Teotihuacan and it’s symbology.
In the evening we will learn to do the ancient Aztec Dance.
Mon, Oct 22 – Teotihuacan, Where Men Become Gods
We finish our time together with a day of exploring Teotihuacan, the Place where Men become Gods. It’s pyramid of the Sun is the 3rd largest pyramid in the world. You may feel the energy of the Toltecs and their culture as we walk the Avenue of the Dead to the pyramids of the sun and the moon. As Don Luis guides us through this ancient city he will interpret the symbology and wisdom left by these people.
Return to Mexico City for farewell dinner and closing. Night in Mexico City.
Wed, Oct 23 – Departure from Mexico City
You are free to depart any time from Mexico City. We will again be staying at a hotel near the Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, and you are free to explore the area until your departure.
Experience More of Mexico!
For anyone wishing to continue on your own in Mexico, feel free to call and talk to us about your desires. We will help with suggestions wherever we can.