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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!

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

Juan Quezada proudly shows one of his famous pots. The town of Mata Ortiz is the home of some of the world's most renowned artists.


Apache Indians

Visit battle sites, strongholds, and trading centers of Geronimo's Mescalero band which never was totally subdued.


Mennonite Colony

Little has changed in the lifestyle of this sect since they arrived in Mexico in 1922. Horse-drawn carriages and XVI century dress still set them apart as unique members of the Chihuahua community.

academia juarez

Academia Juarez

Juarez Stake Academy is just one of the original landmarks of the early Mormon settlers. Located in Colonia Juarez, the Academia to this day provides the highest level of education in a bi-lingual setting.


Ciudad Chihuahua

From the rural "vaqueros" to the 21st century urban citizens, the "gusto" for life is contagious as reflected by rich cultural centers from the revolutionary Pancho Villa museum to modern art galleries.


Mormon Temple

Located in Colonia Juarez, the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the hallmark of this original Mormon colony.

Links to related websites:

Exploring Chihuahua

Mata Ortiz Pottery

LDS Temple in Colonia Juarez

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