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Day 1. Arrival

Jun 1. Wednesday


1-3pm, Arrival in Cancun Airport. Ground Transportation to Pisté/Chichén

6-7pm Arrival in Pisté & Settle into Accommodations at Posada Olalde

7:30-9pm, Opening Reception in Pisté (location and time to be determined)

Review Workshop Schedule & Identify necessary changes / last minute modifications



Day 2. Workshop

Jun 2. Thursday


8-9:00am breakfast

9:00am - 2:00pm session #1

2:00pm - 7:00 pm lunch, siesta time and organized brief tour of Chichén Itzá

7:00pm to [8:30 or 9pm] with coffee/snack, presentation of  “Chichén Problem” — Recent Developments in 2005 about the ownership of heritage, privatization cultural property, artisan invasion, and related issues; by Quetzil Castañeda (see “Tourism Wars in Yucatán,” American Anthropology Newsletter, May 2005, pp. 8-9.)

8:30pm dinner and break for night



Day 3. Workshop

Jun 3. Friday


8-9:00 am breakfast

9:00 am - 2:00 pm session #2 and #3

2-6 pm lunch & siesta free time

6-9 pm session #3 continued

9pm Dinner



Day 4. Workshop

Jun 4. Saturday


8-9:00 am breakfast

9:00 am – 2:00 pm session #4

1pm-2pm, Break for Lunch and begin “Break” or Independent Time of Reflection

Optional Evening Activities (group or independent): 

1.           Screening, Film “Incidents of Travel” with Himpele & Castañeda

2.           Light and Sound Show at Chichén Itzá

Option for Group or Independent Dinner




Day 5. Free day

Jun 5. Sunday


Morning & Day Free

4-8pm Session

Formal Dinner and Social Closure of Workshop

Option: morning session. Late Afternoon Free to allow for Participants to begin independent travel to e.g., Mérida, Uxmal, etc.



Day 6. Departure

Jun 6. Monday


Return Shuttle to Cancun Airport;

Or, Independent Travel as determined by participant




Ø      All meals are included in the budget.  Breakfast and Lunches are group; Dinners are independent.

Ø      Breakfast will be served by Lourdes and Doña Monica Olalde in the Posada Olalde.

Ø      Lunches will be served by Doña Goya Puc and sons Luis and Wilbert at the Restaurant Chichén Itzá.

Ø      Tour Guide Service is provided by Victor Olalde for the group at Chichén Itzá and can be arranged for Ek Balam.






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