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Human Connections

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About Human Connections
Human Connections offers a completely unique cultural experience. We bring our guests into the vibrant neighborhoods within Bucerias that travelers rarely get to see. There, we visit three different homes and engage with local artisans, tradespeople and food vendors. We spend about an hour with each person, learning the story behind their craft and seeing the "real Bucerias" through their eyes. While you will enjoy an outstanding homemade meal and history about the area, your favorite thing about the tour will surely be the people you meet. They are simply inspiring. This is a tour about progress (not a tour about poverty) that aims to foster cultural exchange and promote local businesses, all the while providing our guests with an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Heartland Traditions Tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing. This was hands down one of the best experiences I have had when visiting the Puerto Vallarta area. From hammock makers to tortilla bakers, seeing how the everyday person works and lives was eye opening to say the least. Everyone we met was kind,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We so appreciate you taking the time to leave this kind review! We're glad you enjoyed meeting Don Moisés, Doña Zenaida, and Lucy and could see and appreciate how they run their businesses. Thank you for traveling responsibly with your daughter and for exposing her...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

If you do nothing else in this area, sign up for the new Human Connections Heartlands Connections Tour. It's phenomenal. Get out of the city, meet people who are innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial -- on a shoestring. This is the real Mexico. Thank you, HC,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your sweet review! We love bringing visitors to the interior on our Heartland Traditions Tour to get to know part of the community one would normally not visit. Our partners Francisco, Segis, and Yadira love welcoming guests into their homes to share...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our second Traditions tour. Absolutely captivating tour. We learned how two of the local Mexican families live and how they are adapting to all the changes caused by influx of us tourists. We drove back into the farm lands for about 35 minutes....More

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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so glad you could join us on another Heartland Traditions Tour! We love bringing visitors to Valle de Banderas and San Juan de Abajo because it allows our guests experience how our partners, as well as many of the locals, live and work, and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me, my partner, step-dad and neice did this tour and loved it! First we visited a ceramicist. He showed and explained how he processes the clay he works with. Then we all got to make a bowl out of clay by hand, which was so...More

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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for this sweet review Terri. We're so glad you and your family were able to join us on this Heartland Traditions Tour to visit with Francisco and his family, as well as with Segis, Yadi, and their staff. Our team truly...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I am so glad I included this as part of my vacation in Mexico. Everything was first rate- from the staff at Human Connections to the local business members we met. A great day and experience, keep up the fantastic work! I highly recommend doing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We so appreciate your commitment to learning about local culture. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope you can join our Human Connections family on another tour soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative and well organized. It’s also nice to know the money does go where it is needed. This is such a good idea to bring different cultures together in our fragmented world.More

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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you were able to join us on our Bucerías Cultural Tour. We appreciate your commitment to learning about and connecting with local cultures while traveling. It truly is of the utmost importance that people from different cultures appreciate and respect one another,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour on 1-11-19 through Human Connections was truly the highlight of our stay in Bucerias. Very well organized and professionally hosted, the tour provided hands-on insight with artisan Francisco and rancher/restaurant owners Segis & Yadira. The tour was educational and moved quickly and provided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you could join the HC team on our Heartland Traditions Tour! Our partners Francisco, Segis, and Yadira love connecting with visitors and teaching about their businesses. Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to meet our partners and learn about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of the Heartland Traditions Tour on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 9:00am - 3:00pm through Human Connections. What an experience starting with our guides Maya and Will to the the places we visited. It gave us an opportunity to experience real life...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you were able to join us on our Heartland Traditions Tour with Maya and Wil! We love hearing how our visitors connect with our partners Francisco in Valle de Banderas, and Segis and Yadira in San Juan de Abajo. We truly appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour opened my eyes to how much hard work goes into each artisan craft that you see being sold at a market, in the plaza, or on the beach. Each artisan had a unique backstory that taught me about the various indigenous cultures in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dano, thank you so much for this sweet review. We love hearing how the visits with our partners help change your perspective. Thank you for traveling responsibly and focusing on learning about local culture. We're so glad you were able to build connections with our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed having the opportunity for up close and personal time spent with a small group of travelers getting to know several local artisans, visiting their homes, and learning about their crafts and traditions. It was a small but valuable window into the lives...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GaviPerl, Global Development Fellow at Human Connections, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Matthew, thank you for your thoughtful review! We are so glad you found this tour to be valuable and meaningful. The Human Connections team appreciates your family's commitment to getting to know local people and their livelihoods, and we thank you for traveling responsibly! We...More

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great tour, but it is not a hotel... They do have programs that people sign up for...don't know anything about it.
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