Sendero del Jaguar: Whisperers of Preservation in Mexico

Nov 9 to Nov 13, 2024

Sendero del Jaguar: Whisperers of Preservation in Mexico
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Embark on a profound journey through the ancient paths of the Chinantla Mountains, guided by local experts steeped in Chinantec wisdom.

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.

About The Host


Santiago 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. Santiago is one of our Lead Guides and the creative mind behind many of our “Local Escapes Mexico” experiences.


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