CADEM A.C.: Cuetzalan Community Tour: Empowering Local Indigenous Women

Cuetzalan Community Tour: Empowering Local Indigenous Women

Puebla, Mexico


Community-based cooperative

3 days and 2 nights
From$113 USDper person

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 Highlights

  • Interact with a community of indigenous women from all walks of life and help raise awareness for their issues.
  • Engage with local businesses and farms for hands-on activities.
  • Taste handmade tortillas and marvel at jungle waterfalls.

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.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    8 AM

  • Duration

    3 days and 2 nights

  • Good For

    Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Hiking boots, Light shirt, Warm clothes

  • Volunteer Opportunities


  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

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!

Tour Start Address

Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla, Mexico

How To Get There

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.

More About CADEM A.C.


To advocate for the recognition and rights of indigenous women in the northeastern Mexican region of Sierra through collective, wide-reaching efforts.

Main Programs

  • Women’s Rights Center

  • Safe spaces to protect women from violence

  • Women’s Leadership Seminar

  • Women’s projects in agriculture and horticulture