By supporting low-impact tourism through Sierra Gorda Ecotours, you help protect the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, the most diverse protected area in Mexico.
Sierra Gorda Ecotours is one of the most comprehensive tourism providers in the Reserve located in Querétaro. It is part of the Sierra Gorda Alliance, a group of civil society organizations devoted to preserving and conserving the beauty and diversity of this natural protected area. Its eco-tours are designed to provide access to the Sierra Gorda and to support the communities living there.
Sierra Gorda Ecotours has been operating since 2004. The variety of itineraries and packages it has developed over the years offer visitors the best possible combination of nature, culture, spirituality and learning, depending on their available time and preferences.
With the help of its local guides, tourists can immerse themselves in an authentic cultural experience that includes visiting a garden with surrealist sculptures, touring the World Heritage Franciscan Missions, exploring any of the more than 500 archaeological remains in the region and admiring the beautiful landscapes in this nature destination.
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Upon buying this product/service, you are helping:
- Conserve biodiversity
- Use biodiversity in a sustainable way
- In the just and equitable distribution of benefits derived from the use of biodiversity
- With national and international regulation compliance
- Respect the rights of agents dedicated to BioCommerce activities
Although Sierra Gorda Ecotours began operating in 2004, its history dates back to the 1980s, when Martha “Pati” Ruiz Corzo and her husband Roberto Pedraza Muñoz founded the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group (GESG) to preserve the natural wealth of the Sierra. The aim was to create development opportunities for 100,000 inhabitants of the protected area and replicate what had been learned in other parts of Mexico through the combined efforts of citizens and national and international institutions.
In 1997, the movement was instrumental in the declaration of the region as the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve.
The GESG has achieved the following:
• In 1997, the Sierra Gorda was declared a Biosphere Reserve.
• Since 2013, it has been a hub of the Savory Institute, seeking to trigger a national movement that will implement a new culture of the soil and serve as a pilot demonstration of how to restore soil health and recover fertility and profitability, while cooperating to counter climate change, water scarcity and desertification.