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.

 

Upcoming Trips

I am very happy to present the next season of travel with Marina in Mexico. On this occasion I have added some new routes, and I have also made interesting changes to enjoy each destination to the fullest. I have made sure that on each trip we can enjoy traditional festivals in indigenous villages or cultural experiences that take place only once a year, such as the fair in Chapala, Jalisco, or the Original Festival in Mexico City. And for the first time I have dedicated an entire trip to one of my favorite destinations: Puebla.

This year, we will celebrate 13 years and I am extremely grateful to all of you for making one of my great desires come true: sharing the beauty and greatness of Mexico, and I continue to invite all my friends who are weavers, ceramists, carvers, artists, jewelers, dancers, traditional cooks, chefs, musicians and poets to continue inspiring all those traveling the beautiful roads of México. Welcome 2024 and its thousands of adventures with Marina in México.        With love & gratitude,  Marina Aguirre, PhD.


*** Marina in Mexico tours visit many Pueblos Mágicos; they are excellent opportunities to discover the charm and color of México. The 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. ***


The Monarchs of Michoacán II
Feb 20 – Feb 28, 2024

Morelia and its different regions have it all, from its impressive colonial architecture and archaeology to the beautiful and fragile butterflies. We will visit Michoacán during the best time of the year. You will not only enjoy excellent food, but also the best experiences available with both traditional cooks and the best chefs in Morelia. There is only one option; this trip was created for you. We will wait for you!


The Monarchs of Michoacán
Feb 28 – Mar 7, 2024

This trip has been sold out.
A second trip was added for February 20-28.


Oaxaca and its Colorful Markets
Mar 7 – Mar 15, 2024

Oaxaca is an unmissable destination. If you’ve been there before, you know what I mean. However, this journey will take you to unique corners and spaces. You will explore the best markets and enjoy the best cultural and culinary experiences. Every day will be magical, special, and unforgettable. There is no better route than discovering the unexpected in the place that everyone talks about, but few know as Marina in México. Come and be amazed at this destination.


Veracruz: Archaeology, Gastronomy and Festivals
September 25 – October 3, 2024

Veracruz is enigmatic and magical at the same time, because through its archeology it connects us with centuries of history and through its art and festivals it keeps our spirit alive to continue traveling its paths. The two festivals that we will enjoy in Veracruz will gladden our hearts and will keep us excited about the Jarocho spirit that identifies beautiful Veracruz. If you want the best of archaeology, festivals and gastronomy, this is your destination.

Chihuahua, Chepe Express Train Adventure, Paquimé and Mata Ortiz
October 5-13, 2024

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.


Oaxaca Full of Color
October 19-27, 2024

Oaxaca has always been in our thoughts and hearts. Now it will be on our palate and also in the magnificent moments that we will experience when designing unique spaces, where we will celebrate the importance of the lives of our loved ones and also honor their memory, always in intimacy, closeness and in the devotion of loving them for always. But we will have an advantage; we will go to Oaxaca just a week before the other travelers arrive. This will add intimacy and authenticity to every moment we will spend in the beautiful indigenous communities of the central valleys of Oaxaca. If you want to close the cycle of a loved one who has passed away and you want to honor their life with love, I recommend this trip, you will be reborn and heal. I promise you!


Puebla During the Day of the Dead
October 27 to November 4, 2024

Puebla simply has it all. It is a unique and fantastic destination. This year, we will visit it during the great celebration of the Day of the Dead. We will prepare unforgettable moments while we travel the wonderful roads of Puebla. Furthermore, this trip is perhaps the one with the most varied and exquisite gastronomy of our tours; simply to feed the heart, this trip is for you. We will wait for you!


Guadalara
The best of the Folk Art and the Colorful Artisan Fair in Chapala!
Nov 7 – Nov 15, 2024

It is an imposing city with striking architecture and a brilliant history, a place of illustrious men and artists, every day we will fall in love with its paths and its artistic expressions. Our delicate attention to details will lead us to enjoy the best gastronomic expressions while we tour the colorful magical towns in Jalisco, and the Fair of the Great Masters of Folk Art. Each day will be unique and evocative.


México City & the Original Festival
November 17-25, 2024

Without a doubt this is one of my favorite trips, because it is the city where I was born and where I have all my longings. We also visit the best museums and galleries. This trip has been repeated by some of the same travelers year after year. When I ask them why they do it, they simply answer, Marina, there is always something new to see and learn in Mexico City, and exploring the city with you is wonderful. We also added two fantastic days of the best textile festival in Mexico. This trip is for you if you want to experience; art, archaeology, muralism, gastronomy and textiles in a single trip. You will leave this experience ecstatic about beauty. This journey will live in you forever.

See our recent Traveler Reviews.