Visit With The Mountain Potters
Experience what Mexican mountain-rancher life is like during this 5-hour Baja experience. Drive on beautiful desert roads, and pass through cactus forests and huge, dry arroyos to reach a working ranch in the middle of a mountain oasis. Be warmly welcomed into the home of your local hosts, where you'll take a pottery class and learn how to make tortillas with a group of no more than 10 people. Over a traditional "ranchero" lunch, learn how Baja Californians have carved their homes–and their livings–out the mountains for centuries.Itinerary
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Sierra de la Laguna, Baja California Sur, Mexico
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the traditional way of life of the mountain ranchers in Baja. We meet local potters in a true mountain oasis, and learn how Baja Californians have carved their homes and livings out the mountains for centuries. We see the simple but impressive architecture of the area and, of course, view the work and art of the potters. Getting there is half the adventure, driving through the huge, dry arroyos and the beautiful desert roads that lead us up into the mountains, passing through forests of cactus and desert life along the way.
We'll spend the day with Doña Ramona and her family on their working ranch. While Doña Ramona’s family puts together an incredibly delicious lunch for us, Ramona puts on a pottery class for the group, imparting not only her tricks for working with the local clay, but stories from her life in the mountains as well. Once you’ve created your own Baja pottery masterpiece, Doña Ramona then takes the group into the kitchen to teach each person how to make tortillas in the traditional style – absolutely fantastic! Lunch is typically several wonderful dishes, each made with fresh ranch ingredients.
After lunch we tour Doña Ramona’s ranch. We'll see her kiln and the little chapel that she has on her property for the visiting priest that comes to the village twice a month. Time and interest permitting, we wind up the trip by visiting some of Doña Ramona’s potter neighbors before heading back to Todos Santos.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"A minimum of 4 people per booking is required"
"Service animals allowed"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"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"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
Duration: 5 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.