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
We will meet at our centrally located hotel in the Center of México City; then we will have our welcome dinner around 6:30pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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
- Telephone calls, laundry, etc.
This trip was designed for only sixteen travelers.
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