Meet Our Native Local Guides
Joining the Eco-alterNATIVE Tours Familia (and we are so proud!) are Ivan and Jamie.
There Ready to Guide You…
Ivan who is originally from the Balleza region and joins the ranks of one of the few Rarámuri who has graduated with a degree in Social Anthropology (no small feat!). He’s working on a thesis about Rarámuri language use in an indigenous secondary school and is a recent first-time father!
Jaime is originally from the Norogachi region, is Rarámuri, and speaks his language. He is a former schoolteacher in his community and has participated in many conferences. He is an avid reader and defender of his culture!
They both love exploring and hiking the Canyon and sharing about their culture!
Chunel and Daniela will continue giving tours. Daniela will continue to translate or lead our English language tours. She has a Masters degree in Social Anthropology, administrator at Eco-alterNATIVE tours, and a fluent English speaker originally from the one and only California!
We are all passionate guides and look forward to introducing many more travelers to the people and to these amazing places!
If you’re planning a trip to the Copper Canyon (or want to come back) check out what we offer here!