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...for Fungi Aficionados with a Sense of Adventure

Since 2000, we have welcomed more than 150 mycology enthusiasts - from renowned experts to curious beginners - to our unique mushroom hunting/travel excursions in some fascinating regions of Mexico. Many participants have returned as often as 3, 4 or even 6 times for tours in different locations with us. We invite you to join us for our well-planned, all-inclusive, small-group adventures in fungi-rich areas that also offer much to the culturally interested traveler.

Baskets of mushrooms        Nevado de Toluca        Stone house in Tepoztlan

Our 2013 foray was in a new, exciting location for us in Mexico – the Morelos and Edomex area in the central highlands south of Mexico City.

With lush forests, lakes, mountains and an abundance of history, culture, archeology and marvelous scenery, the region offered great mushroom foraying and much more. We stayed in four enchanting “pueblos magicos” – government-designated “magical towns” selected for their charm, history, architecture and traditions.

Magical blue mushrooms              Malinalco Ruins

Included in the itinerary were places like the mystical pueblo of Tepoztlan, the lakeside forests of enchanting Valle de Bravo, the surroundings of the hot springs of Ixtapan de la Sal, the extinct, snow-capped Nevado de Toluca volcano and some very special archeological and historical sites. Beyond the exciting travel aspects, the focus of this August 2013 excursion was still, of course, on all facets of mushrooms and mycology, under the guidance of our top Mexican bilingual mycologist, Dr. Arturo Estrada and expert co-leader, David Lewis. And nobody was disappointed – we collected more than 400 species of fungi.

Poolside Identification

Below, the crowning glory on the final evening, after a flowery stop at the Ajhuede holy waters spring.

Ajhuede holy waters spring

For 2014, we are in the initial stages of planning a foray in one of the most exciting and rewarding mushrooming locations in all of Mexico... central Chihuahua. Included are spectacular scenery, the timeless tradition of the Tarahumara people,
The COPPER CANYON and The TRAIN (37 trestle bridges and 86 tunnels!)

Central Chihuahua Tour

We had organized two highly acclaimed foray tours in the Copper Canyon region, in 2004 and 2005, and now it seems time to revisit that remarkable area with a new group of participants. For a flavor of the mycology adventures of the Copper Canyon, check the “Prior Tours” page on this site.

This time, we would likely be looking at late August 2014.

It’s been said that this would be a “once-in-a-lifetime” excursion. Not so – once you’ve been there, you’ll want to go back many times. We certainly did – we've returned at least 8 times – so far.

If you’d like to be kept up to date as this fascinating excursion evolves, please contact us soon for details as they develop.

Chihuahua with Mushroom
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