Running Journey Through The Ancient Paths Of The Chinantla Mountains in Mexico

Nov 9 to Nov 13, 2024

Running Journey Through The Ancient Paths Of The Chinantla Mountains in Mexico
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For five days, you’ll embark on a transformative journey along the ancient trails of Chinantla, guided by locals deeply rooted in Chinanteca culture. Explore the Oaxacan Chinanteca Sierra, where you’ll sleep beneath the stars amidst towering pine trees, encounter endemic wildlife, and swim in the region’s rivers. Delight in regional gastronomy, discover the secrets of medicinal plants, and tread the Jaguar Trail, where jaguars and local communities peacefully coexist. It’s a unique experience where nature and culture converge in their most profound expression.

Discover the world through running

We look for new perspectives within cultures and communities in remote places that exist outside of modern societal structures which are focused only in progress and gains.

Join us for  a unique and transformative journey that will immerse you in the heart of Chinantla, a natural treasure harboring 11% of Mexico’s humid tropical rainforests. In this captivating oasis, traditions, culture, and nature have coexisted harmoniously since ancient times, infusing vitality into the nation’s second most crucial basin. Explore the profound human connections with the Chinantec mountains.

Type of tourism

The journey is designed hand in hand with local allies of the ancient Chinantec culture who care for and protect the forests through which we will be traveling, along with all the resources that benefits thousands of people downstream. The conservation status of the forests is a priority to the Sendero del Jaguar project, which is why our groups remain small, respecting the loading capacity of native forests. We follow responsible practices of Conservation Tourism and Regenerative Tourism. 

For those reasons, do not expect the comforts of a resort, boutique hotel, or all-inclusive hotel. Anticipate clean accommodation with basic amenities and shared bathroom facilities. 

Maintaining customs and traditions, as well as the natural context, encourages us to have Low Impact Tourism, benefiting both travelers by exposing us to different paradigms, rhythms, diets, and worldviews in harmony with the earth’s rhythms. It also benefits local communities by expanding the network of livelihoods through responsible tourism practices and the social encounters it enables. 

The limited Wi-Fi/mobile connectivity will allow us an invaluable detoxification from the usual digital stimuli.

What type of Tourism is Sendero del Jaguar?

Nature Tourism

Conservation Tourism

Biocultural Tourism

Regenerative Tourism

Rural Tourism

Transformative Tourism

Low Impact Tourism

What type of Tourism is NOT Sendero del Jaguar?

Lifestyle Tourism

Mass Tourism

Remote Work Tourism

Luxury Travel

Entertainment Tourism

All-Inclusive Tourism

About The Host



Resides in Valle de Bravo and hails from a family of passionate mountaineers. Both his grandparents and parents were avid mountaineers and ultra-distance runners. Santiago’s deep-rooted love for nature and physical activity was instilled in him from a young age. For years, he has been engaged in mountain trail running, not merely as a sport but as a means of healing and exploring new horizons.

He has been actively involved in alternative education initiatives, forest therapy, sustainable tourism, and nature guiding for several years. Collaborating with organizations, universities, and the private sector, Santiago believes that transformative experiences in nature can heal our relationship with ourselves and, consequently, with the environment affected by the environmental crisis.

Personally, Santiago is a natural explorer and harbors a boundless curiosity about nature. His passion has led him to set records on many of the country’s highest mountains, including Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccíhuatl, Nevado de Toluca, and Tacaná, among others. When with Santiago, expect engaging conversations about mountains, history, mythology, plants, ecology, and various sensory activities to rejuvenate the body.


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