Izamal and Mérida

8th-10th December, 2018
Three Days and Two Nights


During its major fiestas, Izamal is overflowing with color, flavor and popular religiosity.

Highlights of this trip:

    • Enjoying the main festival in honor of the Lady of the Conception, being part of the community in the most important day of celebrations.
    • Meeting a Maya midwife who will share her knowledge about plants and traditional medicine while you are spending time in a beautiful environment.
    • Being part of La Noche Blanca, a cultural event in Mérida where you will be able to visit galleries and museums, enjoy exquisite food, excellent music, and more.
    • Visiting the Chocolate Museum & the unique archaeological site of Uxmal.
    • Staying at the beautiful Mérida Hotel, recently renovated and very well located. It has the perfect combination of modernity and history.

ITINERARY

DECEMBER 8TH

We will pick you up in the morning from Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo. After three hours of driving we will reach Izamal and you will be introduced to one of the most interesting festivals in the area. You will learn about many of the local popular religious customs.

Lunch will be in a nearby area, where you will taste the flavors of the Yucatán while also learning about the importance of various Maya medicinal plants with a local midwife.

We will arrive in Mérida at the time that an important cultural event will take place: La Noche Blanca (The White Night). Here, you will join thousands of others to experience hundreds of possibilities.

During this event, the streets of the historic center of Mérida light up with a special glow, the roads are closed to car traffic, and people from all over come to commune with art, theater, museums and other venues of the city, which all open their doors for free and offer a wide variety of activities such as exhibitions, films, music, visual installations, food, acrobatic shows, and more. It is an ideal way to enjoy and spend a pleasant night with the locals, and the fun goes on into the wee hours.


DECEMBER 9TH

You will have the morning free in order to recover your energies and enjoy the cultural program of Mérida en Domingo. You can ride a bike or walk in some of the most fascinating areas of Mérida.

At noon, we will leave Mérida to visit the Puuc region. After lunch we will visit the Chocolate Museum. There, you will have a full Introduction to the Museum and you will be immersed in the importance of chocolate from pre-Hispanic times to our days. Then we will visit Uxmal, a fascinating archaeological site. Many of its visitors claim that it has a special tranquil ambience that isn’t apparent at other sites. The light during the sunset will provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy this extraordinary place.

Then we will return to Mérida, and you will enjoy the last moments of the day in the city.


DECEMBER 10TH

After breakfast we will take the road back to Puerto Morelos.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy*):$300
*If you'd like a private room, add:$50

The tour includes:

    • Transportation from Puerto Morelos to Mérida and return
    • Accommodations, two nights
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel  (two breakfasts)
    • Two lunches
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology

It does not include:

    • Meals other than two breakfasts and two lunches
    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, etc.

Ready to reserve? Use the button below to go to our form. Questions? Contact us.  (If you need details about an alternative way to pay, we will be happy to help you.)


Currency conversion of $300 USD as of today:
MXN: $6,088
CAD: $395
EURO: $265

México City

16th-24th February, 2019
Nine Days and Eight Nights


Highlights of this trip:

    • Visiting the most fascinating buildings and the murals that portray this important cultural movement, Muralism, that started during the 20’s of the Twentieth Century. We will learn about Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Juan O’Gorman and José Clemente Orozco, to mention only the most important ones
    • Following the footsteps of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as artists, activists and icons of the Twentieth Century
    • Visiting the beautiful museums, galleries, and cultural centers such as the National Museum of Anthropology, the Dolores Olmedo Museum, the Folk Art Museum and more, in order to learn about the three millenium of history of our country
    • Being in the most important Mesoamerican city from pre-Hispanic times, Teotihuacan, and learning about this place from its colorful murals, fascinating neighborhoods and cultural expressions
    • Listening and singing to the most famous Mexican music with a mariachi in the floating gardens of Xochimilco
    • Learning with local artists and appreciating the new art expressions of the city
    • Visiting other important archaeological sites like Malinalco and the  Templo Mayor, where you will be amazed by its architecture and incredible beauty
    • Using all your senses to explore one of the most fascinating cities in the world

ITINERARY

FEBRUARY 16TH

We will meet at our centrally located hotel in the Center of México City; then we will have our welcome dinner around 6:30pm.


FEBRUARY 17TH

We will visit the National Museum of Anthropology where we will spend some hours discovering the most fascinating aspects of the pre-Hispanic cultures. Then we will have the opportunity to go to the Folk Art Museum.


FEBRUARY 18TH

The Secretary of Education Building holds a very important quantity of the murals of Diego Rivera that were done between 1926-1928. We will go to this historic building and learn about the years of Muralism in México. Then we will visit the Templo Mayor and its great museum.


FEBRUARY 19TH

Today we will drive to Coyoacan and discover the footsteps of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, visiting the Blue House and the Anahucalli Museum. Then we will go to Xochimilco and we will have lunch at the floating gardens. Later, we will visit the Dolores Olmedo Museum.


FEBRUARY 20TH

After breakfast we will go to Teotihuacan, the most important city in pre-Hispanic times. Our approach will include the importance of the murals in the neighborhoods as well as the daily life in this great city. Then we will stop at Tepozotlán and we will learn about the colonial art in that unique place.


FEBRUARY 21ST

In order to recover the energy of the Historic Center, we will visit the museum that holds the most popular mural of Diego Rivera: “Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Central”. Then we will visit the Fine Arts Palace in order to learn more about the importance of the Muralism Movement.


FEBRUARY 22ND

Today we will visit Malinalco. The ceremonial complex of Malinalco, situated about 120 km south west of México City, is amazing. The main architectural structure is a monolith temple carved in masterly fashion from the mountain rock. After visiting this place we will spend some time in this Pueblo Mágico.


FEBRUARY 23RD

With the purpose of visiting different neighborhoods in México City, today we will drive to San Angel. There we will be part of a colorful morning with plenty of local flavors and music at Bazar Sábado. After lunch we will visit the MUAC, México’s new Modern Art Museum.


FEBRUARY 24TH

We will take you to the International Airport in México City, arriving by 8am.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy*):$1,450
To reserve your spot:$725
Balance (due by Dec 1, 2018):$725
*If you'd like a private room, add:$350

The tour includes:

    • Transportation
    • Daily tours
    • Accommodations at the Hotel Zócalo Central
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Four lunches
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • Boat to Xochimilco with Mariachi music

It does not include:

    • Meals other than breakfasts, two dinners and four lunches
    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, laundry, etc.

This trip was designed for only sixteen travelers.

Ready to reserve? Use the button below to go to our form. Questions? Contact us.  (If you need details about an alternative way to pay, we will be happy to help you.)


Currency conversion of $1,450 USD as of today:
MXN: $29,427
CAD: $1,910
EURO: $1,279