México City II

March 20-28, 2023
Nine Days and Eight Nights


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: México City International Airport on March 20. You will arrange your transfer from the airport to the hotel. The meeting point will be at the hotel.
Trip ends at: México City International Airport on March 28. We will arrange your transfer to the airport at 8:00 a.m., or later if you prefer.
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Festivals, history, archaeology, folk art, cuisine, anthropology

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

    • Visiting the most fascinating buildings and the murals that portray the 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

GALLERY


ITINERARY

MARCH 20

I will meet you at our  hotel in the center of México City; we will have our welcome dinner around 6:30 p.m.


MARCH 21

We will visit the National Museum of Anthropology where we will spend some hours discovering the most fascinating aspects of the pre-Hispanic cultures. We will enjoy the exhibition about the 100th Anniversary of the Malinaltepec Mask. Then we will have the opportunity to go to the Folk Art Museum.


MARCH 22

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 extraordinary exhibition of the Calendar Girls at Soumaya Museum.


MARCH 23

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.


MARCH 24

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.


MARCH 25

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.


MARCH 26

Today we will visit Tiburcio Soteno’s family; the most important artist in Metepec. He is very well-known because of the trees of life. Then we will visit the stunning stained glass work at Toluca.


MARCH 27

In order to discover the beauty of Cuernavaca, we will visit Jardínes de México and Xochicalco, two amazing places of beauty.


MARCH 28

We will arrange your transfer to the International Airport in México City at the time of your convenience.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy):$1,880
To reserve your spot:$940
Balance (due by Jan 1, 2023):$940
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

    • Transportation
    • Transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
    • Daily tours
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • Boat to Xochimilco with Mariachi music
    • Accommodations
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Welcome dinner and eight lunches

It does not include:

    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, laundry, etc.

This trip was designed for only eight 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.)

See a video of Marina’s participation in the celebration of her grandfather, Porfirio Aguirre, 100 years after his discovery of the famous Malinaltepec mask. Museo Nacional de Antropología.

 


Currency conversion of $1,880 USD as of today:
MXN: $37,499
CAD: $2,398
EURO: $1,822

The Colors of Chiapas

January 8-16, 2023
Nine Days and Eight Nights


Chiapas is full of color, spirituality, culture, beauty and wonderful people. I love Chiapas. The first time that I visited, I easily fell in love. Since then I have been showing unique places in Chiapas to unique people like you!


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: Villahermosa, Tabasco at our hotel on January 8, 2023 in the evening
Trip ends at: Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas Airport on January 16, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Festivals, history, archaeology, folk art, cuisine, anthropology

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

    • Visiting four archaeological sites with incomparable beauty: La Venta, Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilán
    • Enjoying the festivals in honor of St. Sebastian and St. Ildefonso in three indigenous villages: Zinacantán, Tenejapa, and San Juan Chamula
    • Visiting interesting museums specializing in textiles, traditional medicine, archaeology and history
    • Staying in a beautiful colonial city for four days: San Cristóbal de las Casas
    • Sharing with a local family at the Lacandon Jungle and being part of their daily lives
    • Learning about different aspects of the Maya’s lives in their own context, especially during the festivals. You will enjoy every minute of this time spent with their living culture
    • Visiting the Sumidero Canyon and being part of the Parachicos Festival at Chiapa de Corzo
    • Sharing with a local family at the Lacandon Jungle and being part of their daily lives
    • Learning about different aspects of the Maya’s lives in their own context, especially during the festivals. You will enjoy every minute of this time spent with their living culture
    • Visiting the Sumidero Canyon and being part of the Parachicos Festival at Chiapa de Corzo

GALLERY


ITINERARY

JANUARY 8

We will meet at our centrally located hotel and have our welcome dinner at 6:30 p.m.


JANUARY 9

Our first stop will be the outstanding park/museum of La Venta, designed by the poet Carlos Pellicer. His main purpose was to provide an open place to display the majesty of several Olmec heads. After lunch we will travel four hours by van to the Lacandon Jungle.


JANUARY 10

Traveling by boat on the Usumacinta River, we will visit Yaxchilán, an important archaeological site where you will be amazed by its beauty and remoteness. Then we will visit another archaeological site, Bonampak, where you will be delighted with the unique colors and themes that are shown in the chambers of the Acropolis. Then we will spend some time with a Lacandon family.


JANUARY 11

We will travel to Palenque, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maya area. You will learn about its main rulers, writing system, hierarchy and much more.


JANUARY 12

After traveling to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of Chiapas, we will take a boat to visit the Sumidero Canyon. Then we will learn about the traditions in Chiapa de Corzo and its main fiesta, the Parachicos.


JANUARY 13

We will visit the Textiles Museum of the Maya World in San Cristóbal and enjoy the variety and versatility of the textiles of the Highlands of Chiapas. Then we will attend the main day of the fiesta to honor St. Sebastian in Zinacantán and San Juan Chamula. We will be immersed in their culture, popular religiosity and mysticism.


JANUARY 14

After visiting the Maya Museum of Traditional Medicine, we will go to Tenejapa, where we will be part of the fiesta in honor of St. Ildefonso. Then we will visit the Na Bolom Museum where we will close with the story of Frans Blom and Gertrude Duby.


JANUARY 15

Chiapas is very well known not only for its beautiful textiles but also for its pottery. At Amatenango del Valle, we will meet the most important artist in town, Juan Gómez. We will share some time learning about the pottery traditions, and we will have a big celebration in her new gallery.


JANUARY 16

We will leave San Cristobal at 6:30 a.m., and will arrive at the airport at Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas before 8:00 a.m.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy):$1,750
To reserve your spot:$875
Balance (due by Dec 1, 2022):$875
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

    • Transportation: from Villahermosa, Tabasco, ending at the Chiapas-Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport*
    • Daily tours
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • Boat rides on the Usumacinta River and to see the Sumidero Canyon
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Accommodations
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Eight lunches
    • Welcome dinner and two dinners in the Lacandon Jungle

*For the convenience of the travelers, this trip will start in Villahermosa, Tabasco, and will end at the airport at Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

It does not include:

    • Transfer from the airport in Villahermosa to the hotel in the same city
    • Tips
    • Telephone calls, laundry, etc.

This trip was designed for only fourteen 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 $1,750 USD as of today:
MXN: $34,906
CAD: $2,232
EURO: $1,696