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Kino Bay Trip

Cultural Travel: KINO BAY, SERI INDIAN BASKETRY And Travel Sketching With Nicholas Wilson

Travel with Fiesta Tours, Intl. to Kino Bay in Sonora, Mexico, and experience the unique cultural area filled with traditional crafts, incredible food, and a relaxing beach atmosphere. Kino Bay is located on the Gulf of Mexico, also known as the Sea of Cortez. The Gulf is thought to be one of the most diverse seas on the planet and is home to more than 5,000 species of micro-invertebrates.

The Seri Indians of Kino Bay are some of the finest basket makers in the world today.  Having carried on this tradition for centuries in the magnificent coastal regions of what is now the Mexican state of Sonora. This is a great opportunity to see first-hand these treasured artifacts in their native setting and also to learn about the unique and colorful culture from which they come.

Enjoy a day to visit some of the ironwood craftsmen in their homes in Old Kino, watch the artisans at work, see the exotic forms take shape, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase any that may catch your fancy from the carvers themselves.

Artist, Nicholas Wilson will be presenting drawing sessions and suggestions for travel sketching.  Take a few hours each day to sit and observe your surroundings and take in the details while sketching what you see.  Nicholas will be providing expert professional guidance on the important aspects of drawing while you sit on location with sketchbook in hand.

Contact Cathy or Marshall Giesy to register.
CATHY HUSTED GIESY & MARSHALL GIESY
P.O. Box 2141  •  Tubac, AZ  •  85646-2141
TEL:(520) 398-9705
EMAIL:
fiestatoursint@gmail.com

Click here to download the itinerary.

Oaxaca Art Tour

The exciting city of Oaxaca has become a wonderful mixture of ancient archaeology and fascinating colonial history with modern day popular and folk art in an atmosphere that is safe and easy to enjoy. 

You will delight in walking from our cozy bed and breakfast to the downtown Zocalo area where you will enjoy music playing in the park, vendors selling balloons and colorful handicraft items, and large shade trees.  With appealing cultural and culinary scenes and a beautiful colonial core or lovely, tree-shaded streets, Oazaxa is one of Mexico’s most captivating cities.  Arists and artisans alike are inspired by the area’s creative atmosphere, indigenous and bright, clear light.  Oaxaca has top-class museums, charming inns, fascinating markets and its own buble version of Mexican cuisine.

Learn about the Spanish colonial history of Oaxaca as we visit the beautiful Cathedrals of the city and ancient churches in the smaller towns – some of which are still in use today.   We have arranged visits to some of the finer galleries in Oaxaca,  and opportunities to meet some of the up and coming artists. 

Visit the villages surrounding Oaxaca where the people of the area exhibit their artistic creativity through ceramics, woodcarvings, weavings, and embroidery.  View artists at work as they demonstrate for you in their own homes.

COST OF TOUR:  $2495 per person double occupancy plus airfare to Oaxaca. Single Supplement $420.00

INCLUDES: ground transportation from Oaxaca airport as outlined in the itinerary, lodging and lodging taxes, all breakfasts, all lunches (except on free day), final dinner, 

entry fees to included activities, local guides, donation to the Tubac Center of the Arts, escorted by Marshall or Cathy Giesy.   Minimum of 8, maximum of 14 people. 

DOES NOT INCLUDE: meals as outlined, fees for optional activities, tips, alcoholic beverages, airfare.

DEPOSITS: a deposit of $1000.00 is required to secure your reservation, with the balance due 90 days prior to departure.  Please send to Fiesta Tours International, PO Box 2141 Tubac AZ 85646 along with your signed release form which appears below. 

REFUNDS: 90 days or more in advance of departure – full refund less $200.00 handling fee.  0 –90 days in advance, no refund can be issued.  Trip cancellation and travel accident insurance is available and recommended.  

Click here to download a pdf of the itinerary and release form.

Contact

CATHY HUSTED GIESY & MARSHALL GIESY
P.O. Box 2141  •  Tubac, AZ  •  85646-2141
TEL:(520) 398-9705    EMAIL: fiestatoursint@gmail.com