We’re Off to Banamichi and Rio Sonora

And we hope you will join us on a leisurely tour through historic areas surrounding the Sonora River in Mexico on March 15th – 17th, 2022.

Danza Xunutzi Performing in Banamichi Plaza

Please join us for a leisurely and flexible 3 day, 2-night tour by South of the Border Tours motorcoach through historic areas surrounding the Sonora River in Mexico. Overnight stays are in the best hotels in Banamichi (Opata word for “ where the river turns”). Two expert guides: Bill Steen and Gary Nabhan will comment on the history of this area. The trio of Bobby Ronstadt, Liz Cerepanya and Don Armstrong will accompany us on our tour providing musical entertainment as we go. Museum staff will accompany our guides to assist with arrangements as the trip progresses.

We depart from Patagonia, in front of the Patagonia Trading Post, 317 Mckeown Avenue, at 8 am Tuesday, March 15th. From Patagonia we proceed to Nogales, stopping in the Magdalena church plaza and Cucurpe for lunch. We then arrive at Banamichi where we stay, enjoying most of our meals at La Posada del Rio Sonora, the former residence of General Padilla. Wednesday morning we explore the local towns on the Rio Sonora and visit a local ranch for lunch. Wednesday evening we enjoy local entertainment by Danza Xunutzi at an open-air plaza. On Thursday, we depart Banamichi for Arizpe, Sonora’s first capitol, and then proceed to Bacoachi for lunch, returning to Patagonia via Naco late Thursday afternoon on March 17th.

The price ($650, double occupancy, museum member) includes transportation via USA licensed motor coach, meals, meal gratuities and lodging for one person. Additional beverages will be your responsibility. There is a $50 non-member fee and a $250 single occupant surcharge due to the limited lodging available.

There are 24 seats available for this tour with double occupancy at the hotels in Banamichi. Full payment secures your seat on a first-come, first-served basis. 100% of your payment will be refunded if requested or required.

Note: You will need a current passport to enter Mexico and return to the United States. Some extended walking on uneven surfaces may be required. For additional information contact: German Quiroga at 520-343-5641 or email him at patagoniamuseumpresident@gmail.com.

Right click on this form to save it and register for the trip. Banamichi Bus Tour Registration Form March 2022