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This journey is the culmination of a life dream to explore the depths and mysteries of the Serpent through Culture and Mysticism, as you may have noticed at Serpent Rouge we revere the symbolism of the Serpent and we feel deeply honored to start this journey on our homeland of Mexico.
Quetzalcoatl - Pilgrimage - Mexico
This is Part 1 of our journey, it will be a Spiritual, Cultural and Tantric Pilgrimage to learn and experience the life, the myth and the cult of Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent) where we will have the opportunity to explore the correlation of Quetzalcoatl with the Symbolism of the Serpent around the world. As well as get to know Archeological Sites, and experience different meditations, rituals and ceremonies.
Archeological Site

Teotihuacan is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City. Our main focus here will be to visit the temple of Quetzalcoatl, one of the oldest and most important temples in Teotihuacan. There was an apparent correlation between the Temple of the Feathered Serpent and the Aztec calendar. The pyramid also is thought to contain two hundred and sixty feathered serpent heads between the platforms.

Teotihuacan - Tantric Pilgrimage

We will take time to learn about the mythology and history of Quetzalcoatl The Feathered Serpent, to understand its legacy and its power as god of the Aztecs.

Teotihuacan - Tantric Pilgrimage

The serpent or snake is revered worldwide. It is shown over and over again as a potent deity and symbol. From Babylon to Greece, India, and China to Europe and all the Americas, the eternal symbol of the snake crossed every path in the myth, culture and history of man. ​It is associated with both negative and positive, feminine and masculine, duality and unity, devil and god. And also rebirth and transformation. 


The wisdom of the gods was the knowledge of the serpent; his sinuous form was like the undulating waves of the sea which contain every secret and the mystery of life. Melampus, whose ears were licked by snakes, was the first mortal to be granted prophetic powers and to learn the language of the birds and insects. Garga, the father of Indian astronomy, owed his learning to a serpent. For the Hindus, the serpent or naga is considered nature’s spirit. It is the protector of springs, wells and rivers. Serpents bring rain and thus fertility. But, they can also bring floods and drought. The Hindus also believe that how the naga treats humanity is representative of how we treat the snake and its environment. Serpents also carry the elixir of life and immortality. 


The god Quetzalcoatl, master of life, patron of the arts, and snake-bird, taught agriculture, and metallurgy and gave the Aztecs maize and freedom from disease. Associated with the winds of change, duality, and unity, the prehispanic Cultures erected temples to rever the god Quetzalcoatl.  


Plutarch concluded that the serpent himself was a deity because 'it feeds upon its own body; even so all things spring from God, and will resolve into deity again'. The ouroboros, a symbol of the snake biting his own tail, was at the time adopted by the Gnostics, not only because it was a deity, but also because it represented the 'circle' or the 'wheel' of life, regeneration and eternity. The ability of the snake to shed its skin was confirmation of the belief in resurrection to the ancient sages and they thought that with its skin, it also shed old age.


As the Egyptian Ra arose from the depth of the primeval water of Nun, the snake was the first to acclaim him a god. In the shape of the great serpent Ophion, he entwined the divine limbs of the Greek Great Goddess and feathered the earth. 


As a symbol of evil, the coiled serpent of Midgard encircled the earth in the mythologies of the Norsemen. A serpent entwined the Tree of Life in the Garden of Paradise and first whispered the words of corruption to Eve. The woman succumbed and, like Hecate and Artemis who carry the snake in their hands, or the grotesque Medusa whose tresses are made of reptilian coils, the shadow of sin endangered the spirit. The snake or the Devil lurks in the darkness to challenge the power of good; it is a symbol of seduction and the inherent evil in all the things of the world. But the snake coiled also around the caduceus of Mercury and the staff of Aesculapius, the god of medicine and healing. As good is balanced by evil, so must health be offset by sickness, and the brass serpent of Moses was the healer of the wound caused by the serpent.


The coiled or triumphant serpent had to be vanquished; so the body of a snake nailed to a cross is found in the sixteenth century book of Abraham le Juif. There it is taken to mean the conquest of the spirit over the temptation of the woman and is also an undeciphered symbol of the union of the male and female principle in alchemy. In the Iliad, an eagle carrying a wounded snake in its claws appears to the Greeks. The crucified serpent is again symbolic of the triumph of the patriarchal Aryans, who have subdued the feminine and matriarchal tradition of Asia. But an eagle eating a serpent also signaled to the Aztecs that they had found the mythical place of Aztlan where they would develop their empire. 


This creature has the ability to shed its old skin. The casting off of this skin metaphorically represents the release of old ways of thinking that don't work with us anymore. To many cultures, the power of the serpent is a representation of ​vital energy.​ This energy remains coiled within at the base of our spine in the sacrum. There it sits until it's ready to move. The movement of the ​kundalini ​is the final joining of the ​masculine and the feminine​ through the heart.


The Maya believed the earth would rise in spiritual consciousness in 2012. Since humans are part of the earth they could also rise. The chakras of the earth are mirrored by the seven chakras in our bodies. It's the rising upward of this vital energy that was predicted by the Mayans. This energy rises because our level of consciousness and understanding has risen, causing the movement of the Kundalini upward through the seven different chakras.

  • Check in - Hotel in Mex City

  • Introduction to Pilgrimage

  • Welcome Dinner 


OCT - 25

DAY 1​

OCT - 24

  • Breakfast on the way

  • Teotihuacan 

  • Lunch at Teotihuacan

  • Drive to Tula

  • Quetzalcoatl Cosmovision

  • Dinner in Tula

  • Hotel in Tula

  • Breakfast in Tula

  • Tula Archeological site

  • Lunch in Tula

  • Drive to Tepoztlán

  • Limpia (Shamanic Cleanse)

  • Dinner in Tepoztlán

  • Hotel in Tepoztlán


OCT - 27

  • Breakfast in Tepoztlán

  • Xochicalco Archeological site

  • Lunch on the way

  • Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

  • Pulque Ceremony Offering

  • Dinner in Tepoztlán

  • Hotel in Tepoztlán


OCT - 29

DAY 3​

OCT - 26

  • Breakfast in Tepoztlán

  • Hike to Poza Quetza, Amatlan

  • Quetzalcoatl Dancers

  • The Serpent Ritual

  • Lunch in Amatlan

  • Temazcal

  • Dinner in Tepoztlán

  • Hotel in Tepoztlán

DAY 5​

OCT - 28

  • Breakfast in Tepoztlán

  • Visit to Chalcaltzingo 

  • Kundalini Meditation

  • Great Pyramid of Cholula

  • Lunch in Puebla

  • Return to Mex City

  • Good bye Dinner

  • Hotel in Mexico City

Our itinerary could have some changes depending on the group, weather, traffic, and situations outside of our control.


Gisella Rouge

Gisella is a facilitator of transformational experiences and will be your guide during the program. Gisella is the producer of the first Festival of Tantra and Sacred Sexuality in Latin America and Creative Director of Serpent Rouge. To read more about her career, please go to her bio.

Gisella Rouge - Opening Ceremony - Tantra Festival Mexico


-This is not a Touristic Journey but rather a Spiritual/Cultural Journey

-There could be changes to the itinerary outside of our control

-We will be flexible depending on group needs and timings

-We do not recommend eating meat during this journey (to care for your energy but also to avoid stomach issues)

-We recommend not consuming alcohol during this journey (We will have a Pulque ceremony, which is an ancestral fermented drink that can make you feel drunk)


Early-bird: $2,222 USD per person (until June 24th)

Regular: $2,555 USD per person (from June 25th to Oct 4th)

To secure your spot please send a non-refundable deposit of $888 USD

Balance: ($1,334 Early bird) ($1,667 Regular) has to be paid by Sep 24th

We have flexibility with the balance, If you need you can send only $1,000 USD by Sep 24th.

The $334 or $667 USD balance left can be paid in cash upon arrival on Oct 24th.


-6 nights of Hotel in double accommodation (Hotel categories will depend on area, price and availability, if you wish to secure a private room you will need to add $444 USD) 

-All VEGETARIAN meals starting with dinner on the 24th and ending with dinner on the 29th

-Transportation throughout the journey

-All Ceremonies and Activities

-All entrance fees and guides



-Meals or drinks other than the ones offered 

-Flights to and from Mexico

-Travel Insurance


Any payments made are not refundable however, you can transfer your spot to another person for free on Oct 20th at the latest. 

Contact us if you have any questions:


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