Veracruz

Archaeology, Gastronomy & Festivals!

Sept 25 – Oct 3, 2023
Nine Days and Eight Nights


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: México City International Airport Sept 25, 2023 at 1:45 p.m.
Trip ends at: México City International Airport on Oct 3, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Festivals, history, archaeology, folk art, cuisine, anthropology

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

    • Visiting the Iron Palace in the most charming village in Veracruz where Gustave Eiffel touched the history of this interesting place
    • Using all of your senses to explore four magical villages in Veracruz: Coatepec, Papantla, Orizaba & Córdoba
    • Visiting three amazing archaeological sites: Quiahuiztlán, Tajín, Cempoala
    • Visiting Antigua, the first place that Hernán Cortés founded in Veracruz
    • Finding the most exciting coffee plantation and its owners in Coatepec
    • Enjoying the best coffee in Veracruz
    • Celebrating the most important festival in Coatepec, in honor of St. Jerónimo, where on every corner, there will be plenty of color, dances, music and the unique joy of the people to honor the saint’s life
    • Discovering the most fascinating archaeological treasures at the Xalapa Museum, where we will learn about the three cultures that are part of Veracruz: the Olmecs, the Totonacs and the Huastec
    • You will drink, eat, smell and be delighted with the flavors and fragrances of apples, vanilla and coffee, the aromatic flavors of Veracruz

GALLERY


ITINERARY

SEPTEMBER 25

I will meet you at the International Airport in México City at 1:45 p.m.; then we will take the road to Paplanta, Veracruz. We will have our welcome dinner immersed in the traditional flavors of this rich cultural area of México.


SEPTEMBER 26

We will visit the archaeological site of Tajín, where we will explore the ball court, the murals and the main plazas. We will discover together the history and the transcendence of this place, then we will visit the magical village of Papantla, where we will have a culinary experience with the traditional cooks: Women of Smoke. You will taste the most exciting ingredients of the Totonac cuisine.


SEPTEMBER 27

Today we will drive to Coatepec. But before that we will make three important stops in order to discover more about the history of Veracruz. We will drive close to the Gulf of México, and we will stop to visit Quiahuitlan, Cempoala and then Antigua.


SEPTEMBER 28

Today we will enjoy one of the best museums in México: the Xalapa Museum, where we will learn about the three cultures that had a great influence in Veracruz, the Olmec, the Totonac, and the Huastec. Every piece will tell us a fascinating story.


SEPTEMBER 29

Today is the most important fiesta in Coatepec in honor of St. Jerónimo. We will join the dances and music, and we will see the intricate “carpets” in the streets made from colored sawdust. There will be plenty of color and nostalgia. This is one of my favorite festivals in México because how is it possible to see different cultural expressions and  be witness to the syncretism in Veracruz. You are going to love every minute of this day. 


SEPTEMBER 30

Today we will visit a coffee plantation while learning about the process involved to achieve the most exquisite cup of coffee. Then we will have a culinary experience in Coatepec. The fragrances of the best coffee in Veracruz emerge in this village.


OCTOBER 1

After breakfast we will take the road to visit Orizaba, a charming place close to the Pico de Orizaba, There we will visit several historical buildings, including the Iron Palace, an emblematic masterpiece designed and executed by the famous architect, Gustave Eiffel. 


OCTOBER 2

Today we will visit another incredible magical village of Veracruz, Córdoba, where we will learn about the production of sugar cane and coffee plantations, and we will visit the extraordinary Historical Center and the Hacienda San Francisco Toxpan. Every place will be the perfect combination of history and culinary fragances. Then we will have a gastronomic experience at the best restaurant in Córdoba, La Tasca. 


OCTOBER 3

We will take the road to the International Airport in México, City. We will arrive at the airport at 2:30 p.m.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy):$1,660
To reserve your spot:$830
Balance (due by Aug 1, 2023):$830
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

    • Ground transportation
    • Daily tours
    • A guide specialized in archaeology, ethnography and anthropology
    • Entrance fees to all the attractions detailed in the tour description
    • Accommodations
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • Welcome dinner and seven lunches with culinary experiences and the aromatic flavors of Veracruz

It does not include:

    • 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 $1,660 USD as of today:
MXN: $30,998
CAD: $2,211
EURO: $1,522

México City

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 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.)

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: $35,107
CAD: $2,504
EURO: $1,723