MEXICO CULTURES, PAST & PRESENT

Gavilan Tours offers tours to the many cultural landmarks of northern Mexico. Some of the most popular cultural attractions are shown on this page. Your personalized tour can include visiting any of the sites below, or additional cultural sites that you are interested in. Be sure to check out our new Paquime, Pottery, and Parrots tours. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us!

 

APACHES

For over two centuries, the Apaches terrorized the state of Chihuahua and neighboring Sonora. Visit some of their strongholds and battle sites.

 

MORMONS

The Mormons established 8 settlements beginning in 1885. Most were abandoned at the time of the Revolution, but Colonia Dublan and Colonia Juarez still remain where descendants of the original settlers live.

MENNONITES

The first Mennonites arrived from Canada in 1920 and now dominate agriculture in the state. They are famous throughout Mexico for the cheese they produce.

PAQUIMÉ RUINS

Ancient Paquimé Indians lived in what is now Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Today you can tour the remnants of their ancient dwellings and visit one of the best museums of indigenous culture in Mexico.

 

Mata Ortiz

The town of Mata Ortiz is the home of Juan Quezada and other world renowned potters.