Welcome

My main purpose is to share with you my love and my passion for my country and to introduce you to historical places and mystical people that are part of the soul of this glorious country, such as the folk artists, the dancers, the traditional cooks and the healers.

They will bring to you the stories, encompassing thousands of years, that are behind their incredible paths and souls. – Marina Aguirre

Why Marina’s Journeys Are Unique

She loves to share her tremendous experience and insider’s perspective. Her passion for the beauty of México is contagious.

She has contacts with the local people in the communities on the tours, and you will be able to have unforgettable, intimate experiences with them.

She understands the complex process of Mexican history and she will describe it to you in a simple and interesting way. With her diverse background, she is able to provide a complete approach to understanding the beauty of México through its archaeology, anthropology and history.

Marina promises a unique experience. She loves the vibrant music of México, the exquisite cuisine, the beauty of the architecture and the magic of the indigenous people, and you will enjoy all of these with her. You won’t be only a traveler; Marina will become a special friend in your life.

To learn more about Marina, read her Bio. To learn more about the tour experience, read her recent Traveler Reviews and An Experienced Traveler’s Letter of Advice for New Travelers with Marina.

 

2022-23 Tours

After waiting months to begin traveling again, we have restored our cultural tours throughout Mexico. We have followed all health protocols to provide the best conditions possible and take care of each detail, and we are optimistic about the near future and the many trips to come. Like every season, we like to add one or two new trips to the list of cultural tours that allow us to savor and enjoy the best of Mexico and its Pueblos Magicos.* More and more travelers are interested in discovering the colorful villages and the stories behind the artists and enjoying the flavors of markets and Mexican delicatessen. Thank you for being part of Marina in Mexico and helping me share the best of the hundreds of places this beautiful country offers. I hope you will be delighted by one of our trips designed just for you and your group of friends.
With love & gratitude,  Marina Aguirre, PhD.

*México’s Pueblos Mágicos program includes villages and towns that are rich in symbols and traditions, and have their own characteristics that make them unique and vibrant. Their gastronomy, history, music, historical monuments, and cultural riches invite visitors to discover their secrets and beauty at every step. Visiting a Pueblo Mágico is an excellent opportunity to discover the charm and color of México.


An immersion trip with weavers & artists
July 20-28, 2022
We are designing an unstoppable trip that has the perfect balance between textiles & the colorful festivals in the Highland of Chiapas for the first time. Marina wrote her Ph.D. dissertation about this theme, and now, she is ready to reveal all the details about her findings and passion. Follow her and find the most exciting textiles in Chiapas with the festivals’ fascinating atmosphere of joy, faith, and music.

Real de Catorce and San Luis Potosi
Sept 22-30, 2022

On this special journey, you will be part of ceremonies known as “mitotes,” sharing in the ecstatic experience produced by music, dancing and peyote consumption. You will “come alive” with rituals, songs and prayers, music and dances. You will visit the colonial city, San Luis Potosí, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and five Pueblos Mágicos.


México City
October 19-27, 2022

México is a fascinating city. This trip highlights its different aspects, every day  especially designed in order to experience the beauty of its architecture, art, archaeology, muralism, culture and colors. In the Historic Center we will be able to learn about three millennia of history. In only one place there will be layers of history and you will discover with me the paths of past and present cultures that have shared the same space, but at different times.


Puebla and Oaxaca During the Day of the Dead
Oct 27-Nov 4, 2022

The Day of the Dead is a very special celebration all around México and Oaxaca is no exception. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see, smell, hear and enjoy one of the most important festivities in the area. You will visit indigenous communities, markets, plazas and parks with incomparable beauty.


The Colors of Chiapas
January 8-16, 2023

I invite you to enjoy this journey to the state of Chiapas. We will visit the most exotic places like the Lacandon Jungle and the enigmatic Palenque, but also, we will enjoy colorful festivals and private concerts. In this new version of our trip, we will add culinary experiences with the most influential chefs in the region, especially Claudia Albertina Ruiz Santíz, who is in the top 50 of the best in the world, and enjoy the exquisite flavors of the traditional cuisine. This trip is the perfect combination of fantastic archaeology, colorful festivals, and exquisite gastronomy. You will fall in love with Chiapas and its culture at the first glimpse. Join us!


Chiapas and its Magic
January 16-24, 2023

This is my signature trip. Every step of this trip will help you to be immersed in the Maya culture. We will first approach the Mayas through archaeology, and then you will have the opportunity to share with the family Chan Kin the living culture at the Lacandon Jungle. Finally, you will be invited to join the colorful festivals in several villages in the Highlands of Chiapas. You will be close to the popular religiosity of the Maya culture and have the sensation of a time tunnel experience.


Chihuahua and the Copper Canyon Chepe Train Adventure
Feb 11-19, 2023

The Copper Canyon is actually a series of six canyons, a whopping four times larger than the Grand Canyon, and it is described as “one of the most extreme landscapes in the world.” The incredible engineering consists of 37 bridges and 86 tunnels. Join our trip and you will have breathtaking moments and also meet the fastest long-distance runners in the world, the Rarámuris. Plus, we will celebrate the most romantic February 14th ever, at the most outstanding view of the canyon.


The Monarchs in Michoacán
Feb 20 – 28, 2023

This is a trip designed for those who love nature and appreciate the beauty of a monstrous volcano as well as a little butterfly, while being immersed in the Purépecha culture and enjoying visits to four Pueblos Mágicos.


Magical Villages of Puebla & Veracruz
Mar 1-9, 2023

Imagine that you think that you’ve seen everything in México. Well, be prepared because here is the best combination of charming villages with the exquisite flavor of vanilla, chocolate, and apples while you are walking into the past and the present on the same street. This trip will take you from the most colorful traditions in México to the evocative present that holds Puebla and Veracruz’s less known spots. Find yourself smiling and enjoying every single minute of this journey.


Oaxaca and its Colorful Markets
March 9-17, 2023


The purpose of this trip is to enjoy the colors, flavors, and aromas of the local markets in Oaxaca, as well as the deep beauty of the indigenous people and the diversity in folk art and gastronomy. During these days at Oaxaca, we will enjoy every second discovering this outstanding city’s cultural and gastronomic diversity. We invite you to participate in this exquisite adventure and to delight yourself in the Oaxaca markets, indulging your curiosity and sense of wonder.


See our recent Traveler Reviews.