SPARK VENTURES YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MEXICO JOURNEY

A MEXICO EXPERIENCE TO EXPAND YOUR DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY

The vibrant beach-town of San Pancho, just north of Puerto Vallarta, is your setting for a powerful journey of connection and impact. Join other passionate and strategic travelers to deepen your connection to theSpark Ventures partnership in Mexico. Engage with local leaders, contribute your time to the local recycling center, enjoy a Mexican cooking lesson and hike with new friends on this inspiring journey.

November 7-10, 2019

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ENVIRONMENT // Stewardship of our planet is a priority for Spark Ventures and on this journey we will engage with an amazing recycling program. Created and led by our partner Entreamigos, you’ll have the chance to learn and contribute to the important work they are doing in their community.

FOODIE // Enjoy amazing cuisine ranging from the best authentic tacos at the local hotspot to a traditional home-cooked breakfast. Eat and drink your way through more local ceviche, fresh guacamole and margaritas than you thought possible.

PHILANTHROPY // Experience deep cultural immersion thanks to the 10 year history of our local partner, EntreAmigos. Their unique approach of sustainability, environmental stewardship and local leadership development is a model for organizations worldwide. Share meals with the EntreAmigos leaders and exchange ideas on global citizenship and strategic philanthropy.

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COST: $1,350   //   Experience includes all in-country meals, lodging (assuming double occupancy - single room upgrade available for $400), transportation, activities and primary trip excursions. Fee does not include cost of international flights.

connect, inspire & transform during 4 unforgettable days

DAY 1  //  THURSDAY

Ignite staff will greet you at Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) and provide a complimentary shuttle to San Pancho*. Check-in to your accommodations and settle in. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset on the beach while getting to know your fellow travelers. Then take a leisurely stroll to dinner for some delicious, locally-sourced cuisine.


  * We recommend arriving between 12 and 2pm to take advantage of our shuttle departing at 3pm. If you arrive before or after, you can take a taxi. (approximately $50.)

DAY 2  //  FRIDAY

After breakfast, we embark on a guided walking tour through San Pancho ending up at the amazing facility of Spark’s partner, EntreAmigos. Enjoy a ceviche lunch with their team leaders and then spend the afternoon engaging with the community-wide recycling program. Explore the town (shopping, beach, margaritas) or relax for a few hours before heading off to taste some local cuisine at an authentic taqueria.

DAY 3  //  SATURDAY

Enjoy optional activities like yoga, an early morning beach run, or a cup of coffee at a local cafe. After breakfast, we’ll engage with the women entrepreneurs at Entreamigos and do a bit of shopping at the gallery, where they sell their artisan crafts made from recycled materials. Return to the hotel for lunch and a quick change- this afternoon we will be doing a hike to a local beach. Finish the day with a group dinner in town and extend your evening with optional late night drinks with live music in town.
 

DAY 4  //  SUNDAY

The group will have one final breakfast together including a cooking lesson and time to reflect on the brief but inspirational journey. Ignite staff will facilitate your transportation to the Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) in time to catch your flight home.*

*An 11am shuttle to take the group to the airport for departure flights beginning at 2pm.


Book your round trip flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) to arrive Thursday no later than 2:30pm and depart on Sunday (2:30pm or later) based on your specific trip dates. Feel free to contact Dominyka for sample flight itineraries or recommended routes. Considering arriving early or extending your trip? Contact Dominyka and we'll share some great suggestions with you.


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Accommodations

Enjoy your stay in a boutique Mexican hotel that balances local flavor with comfortable amenities.

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our community partner

EntreAmigos community center was founded in 2006 in the heart of San Pancho, Mexico. What started as teaching arts and crafts on a kitchen table in a neighborhood front yard has grown into a vibrant center dedicated to education, environmentalism, youth and their families. The home to most of their programming is a remodeled 16,000 square foot warehouse considered a model in sustainability, designed using majority recycled materials.

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Ignite + Spark Ventures

A portion of the fee for this journey is contributed to EntreAmigos through our philanthropic partner Spark Ventures. Spark is a U.S. based 501c3 with over a decade of experience building partnerships that lift communities out of poverty. Together, Ignite and Spark financially support the at-risk youth and women’s entrepreneurs program at EntreAmigos.


THE FINE PRINT

Registration ends as soon as the experience is registered in full. We encourage you to register as early as possible to ensure that you have plenty of time for preparations. Our experiences fill up quickly. Save your spot on any of our upcoming experiences by putting down a $250 deposit today. Ignite reserves the right to cancel experiences with less than 6 confirmed individuals. If the experience does not reach this threshold we will either refund your experience fee or credit it to a future journey. We recommend not booking your flights until the journey has been confirmed.

What is included in the fee? The experience fee includes all in-country expenses including airport transport, meals, lodging, in-country transportation & transfers, core activities and excursions, plus a philanthropic contribution to our local partner organization, EntreAmigos. The experience is priced assuming double occupancy. Want your own room? Option for $400 upgrade included at check-out.

What is not included in the fee? The fee does not include the cost of your international flight (arriving and departing from Puerto Vallarta Airport - PVR).

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