Huichol Indian Encounter
Visit a Remote Huichol Indian Village
The Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, is recognized for the preservation of its indigenous cultures, particularly the Huichol Indians. Living up in the Sierra Madre mountains in the Nueva Valley, this tribe avoided capture during the Spanish invasion and have maintained most of their native beliefs and practices. A peaceful, spiritual tribe, they refer to themselves as Wixáritari, “the people,” in their native language.
An authentic sustainable tourism experience, this cultural attraction provides travelers with an opportunity to explore, interact, and support the Huichol Indians in their natural environment. This full-day tour begins south of Nayarit, continuing north on the highway; stopping in the delightful fishing town of Rincon de Guayabitos and the historic city of Compostela; then climbing 3,000 feet to the small Huichol mountain village.
This unique cultural experience offers a peek into the pre-Columbian life of these resilient, creative people. The tour includes a visit to the “Cali-Huey” (Huichol temple) for a traditional purification ritual, a costumed musical and dance performance, a village tour that includes taking photographs and buying their handmade yarn and beaded art, and a three-course meal.
Fees are about $100 USD for adults and $50 USD for children. For arrangements, contact the Riviera Nayarit Convention & Visitors Bureau at 322-297-2516 or email@example.com or Tours du Jour at 322-223-9538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.