Centro de Asesoría y Desarrollo Entre Mujeres (CADEM A.C.) advocates for the recognition and rights of indigenous women in the northeastern Mexican region of Sierra through collective, wide-reaching efforts.
Tour revenue go towards the Tochan (“Our House”) Project, which is building a community center that will offer environmental, technology, and training programs for up to 300 families.
Any day by appointment
3 days and 2 nights
2 to 20
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Comfortable shoes for walking, Hiking boots, Light shirt, Warm clothes
This org is new to the travel industry
Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.
Delve into the amazing lives of hardworking Mexican women as they share with you their daily experiences, heartfelt stories, and rich culture. This is an inclusive, multi-day tour that offers a rare chance to interact with a group determined to highlight the importance of female role models in the indigenous community.
Day 1: Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast at the locally-popular Cuetzalan Restaurant. Then, enter the backyard farms of women who collaborate together to tend vegetables, raise bees, and care for chickens. Give them a hand until lunchtime, where you get to help prepare and then taste a variety of mouthwatering regional specialties featuring handmade tortillas. Participate in a constructive conversation about family life and traditions before a spectacular display demonstration of native fabrics and garments. The day ends with dinner and lodging offered by the Taselotzin Hotel, which is run with love by local indigenous women.
Day 2: After breakfast, head straight towards the historic center for a tour of the area’s family-owned businesses. Then, meet more indigenous women through civil partnership projects and discuss with them the importance of economic development and women’s rights. Spend the rest of the day marveling at the breathtaking waterfalls surrounding the pristine waters of Las Brisas and El Salto, before retreating back to the Taselotzin for the night.
Day 3: It’s time to say goodbye after one last breakfast. Enjoy your last moments with the women of the community before setting off on your own. Here in Mexico, there’s always more fun within reach!
Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla, Mexico
Buses to Cuetzalan from Mexico City buses leave from TAPO Central. The journey from Mexico City to Cuetzalan is approximately 3 hours. Puebla City buses leave from the Central CAPU.
To advocate for the recognition and rights of indigenous women in the northeastern Mexican region of Sierra through collective, wide-reaching efforts.
Women’s Rights Center
Safe spaces to protect women from violence
Women’s Leadership Seminar
Women’s projects in agriculture and horticulture