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Visit With The Mountain Potters

Visit With The Mountain Potters

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the rural culture and cuisine of Baja California on a half-day tour from Todos Santos to a remote working ranch in the heart of the desert mountains. Take a pottery class, learn to make traditional tortillas, and sit down to a ranch-style lunch of fresh, local food. This small-group Baja California tour is limited to 10 people for a personal experience, and includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Todos Santos hotels.
  • Half-day Baja ranch visit
  • Take a pottery class on the ranch
  • Learn to shape tortillas
  • Hearty, ranch-style lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Todos Santos
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start the day with a morning pickup at your hotel in Todos Santos, then enjoy views of dry arroyos, cactus forests, and quiet swaths of desert during the drive to a family-owned ranch. Upon arrival at the ranch, meet Doña Ramona, who will lead a group pottery class, sharing stories about her life in the mountains as you shape the clay, which is harvested nearby.

The next stop of the day is the ranch’s traditional kitchen, where you will learn the secrets of shaping tortillas Baja-style. Sit down to a lunch of “ranchero” dishes that are steeped in old fashioned Baja food ways—and accompany your meal with the hot-off-the-griddle tortillas you made.

After lunch, take a tour of Doña Ramona’s ranch to learn more about life in the Baja desert, visiting Doña Ramona’s pottery kiln, and a tiny chapel that hosts a traveling priest two times each month. If time permits, you may have the option to visit a few of Doña Ramona’s neighbors before heading back to Todos Santos, where this tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

Please note: Vegetarian meal option is available, please make a note in the “Special Requirements” field when booking.
Itinerary
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Sierra de la Laguna
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the traditional way of life of the mountain ranchers in Baja. We meet local potters in a true mountain oasis, and learn how Baja Californians have carved their homes and livings out the mountains for centuries. We see the simple but impressive architecture of the area and, of course, view the work and art of the potters. Getting there is half the adventure, driving through the huge, dry arroyos and the beautiful desert roads that lead us up into the mountains, passing through forests of cactus and desert life along the way. We'll spend the day with Doña Ramona and her family on their working ranch. While Doña Ramona’s family puts together an incredibly delicious lunch for us, Ramona puts on a pottery class for the group, imparting not only her tricks for working with the local clay, but stories from her life in the mountains as well. Once you’ve created your own Baja pottery masterpiece, Doña Ramona then takes the group into the kitchen to teach each person how to make tortillas in the traditional style – absolutely fantastic! Lunch is typically several wonderful dishes, each made with fresh ranch ingredients. After lunch we tour Doña Ramona’s ranch. We'll see her kiln and the little chapel that she has on her property for the visiting priest that comes to the village twice a month. Time and interest permitting, we wind up the trip by visiting some of Doña Ramona’s potter neighbors before heading back to Todos Santos.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Todos Santos Eco Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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