Journey to Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

Sep 30 - Oct 5, 2016
Group size: 10 - 30
Journey to Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico

Sep 30 - Oct 5, 2016
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

This Fall, join us in Mexico City to build homes for families currently living in slum conditions. Then we head to Lake Mexico to recharge, reflect, and celebrate, including: daily yoga classes, guest speakers, DJ dance parties, meditation and mindfulness, and a chance to learn about ancient cultures and civilizations. 

This Journey to Mexico will help form a newly discovered understanding of what it means to give yourself, your entire self, to a creative act rooted in authentic impact. Prepare to dive in, and experience the ultimate satisfaction that can only be attained through showing up and working “mano a mano” with locals.

Make no mistake, this is an adventure at its core. Allow yourself to get lost in an exotic land, where personal barriers can be be stripped away while legitimate walls are constructed. Step outside that comfort bubble, embrace a feeling of vulnerability, dance your face off and make new best friends, and bask in the knowledge that we’re all in this together.

On every Journey, we take time to reflect on the experience we shared building homes and then go inward. We make space to discover our Selves and make new decisions on how we want to show up in the world: personal, communal and global growth are synonymous with the Journey experience.

Why Mexico?

Mexico's vibrant culture and rich ancient Aztec history is marked by difficult times: including colonialization and revolution.  

Today, approximately 42% of Mexico's total population lives below the national poverty line. Mexico is in need of support, beginning with the security and dignity that comes with a home.  

Join other Journeyers and help local volunteers build safe, sustainable homes for a vibrant rural community outside of Mexico City.


Journey combines these three tenets to create one opportunity: a 6-day experience that connects your impact to a proud community and to each other.

Spend two days building homes with our nonprofit partner TECHO, getting to know the family who will live in the home you funded and working alongside local volunteers. At the end, you hand over the keys to the family and watch them walk in their front door for the first time.

Then head to Lake Mexico, for three days of integrating the experience we just had with facilitated activities, morning dance parties, group meals, swimming, afternoon yoga, and much more.

"It was one of the best experiences of my see how a community that had nothing physical to give, gave us all so much simply by showing us unconditional love, and accepting us into their community for a few days as if we were family. I feel like I got way more out of the experience than the person receiving the home." - Ransford, Journeyer and Basketball Coach

What’s included

5 nights accommodation, in country transportation, activities and meals.

Not included

Flights and alcohol

Before You Go

A Journey team member will be in touch with all the info you need for your trip, and to recommend flight days/times.

For more information email us. We'd love to hear from you!


Arrival into Mexico City
Day 1
Arrival in Mexico City (MEX); Introduction, Orientation & Family dinner

Your Organizer

Amy Merrill
Joined in May 2016
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