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  • 6-day Riverwalk Tour highlights, plus….
  • Visit an authentic west coast “rancho;” find out more about Tex-Mex “vaqueros”

DAY 1:

Visit the Mexican district of San Antonio. Interact with locals as you learn about Tejano culture. Take Mexican-rich “Folklórico” dance lessons. Walk through the historic district on your way to an authentic Mexican welcome dinner.

DAY 2:

Learn about sanctuary cities and immigration as you serve at Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. Then head to Spanish Missions Trail Historic National Park for an interactive Yanaguana Mission Tour.

DAY 3:

Distribute packed lunches and backpacks for refugees families traveling by bus at the U.S. border crossing with a local organization in Laredo, Texas. Interact with refugee children through reading, activities, storytelling, etc.

DAY 4:

Visit a San Antonio District Court and observe preliminary hearings and sentencing on immigration. Dialogue with magistrates and public defenders. Learn about the city’s Spanish & Mexican background as you take a walking tour of historic downtown San Antonio. Visit the Álamo, the city’s soul and Texas’ most visited landmark. In the afternoon visit the Instituto Cultural Mexicano. Meet the local Mexican “abuelitas” teaching your “tamalada” class. Make your own “tamal.”

Day 5:

Visit a “rancho” in Bandera, Texas. Spend the day there engaging in the following optional activities: horseback riding, lasso lessons, feeding cattle, hayride, and roasting marshmallows over a campfire.

DAY 6:

Discover Texas’ most visited caverns on a private tour. Order lunch in Spanish. Tour La Villita and San Fernando Cathedral. Take a boat tour of San Antonio’s Riverwalk. Chat with locals about Tejano culture and language. Spend a little time shopping and savor an “agua fresca.” Finish your day by experiencing San Antonio’s The Saga at the main plaza.

Day 7:

Take a walking tour of San Antonio’s El Mercado. Visit an authentic Mexican frutería. Break down into groups and participate in a scavenger hunt in the Market Place; interview local Spanish speakers.