Guadalajara

The best of the Folk Art and the colorful artisan fair in Chapala!

Nov 7 – Nov 15, 2024
Nine Days and Eight Nights


Guadalajara has so much to offer, from the splendid murals of José Clemente Orozco to the magical towns such as: Tlaquepaque, Chapala, Ajijic, Tonalá and Lagos de Moreno, each place will give us great delight, We will also visit the most important Folk Art fair in Mexico. We will go to Chapala to talk and share with the Great Masters of Folk Art, while we enjoy the best views of the Lake. This trip is the perfect combination of architecture, muralism, folk art and splendid gastronomy. This trip is for you!


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: Guadalajara International Airport on November 7 , 2024
Trip ends at: Guadalajara International Airport on November 15, 2024
No. of days: Nine days and eight nights
Areas of interest: Festivals, history, archaeology, folk art, cuisine, anthropology

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

    • Discovering the magical town of Tequila, a typical Mexican village, home of the famous drink
    • Following the footsteps of one of three greatest muralists: José Clemente Orozco
    • Visiting the most colorful magical villages and and the richness of the handcrafts at Tlaquepaque, Tonalá and Ajijic
    • Enjoying the Annual Feria de los Maestros in Chapala and having the best opportunities to see the best quality of Folk Art in México
    • Learning about the history of the most emblematic buildings in Guadalajara
    • Being amazed about the beauty of Guachimontones, the most important archaeological site in Jalisco
    • Enjoying the colors at the local markets and the seeing the popular religiosity with the Lady of Zapopan

GALLERY


ITINERARY

NOVEMBER 7

We will organize your transfer from the airport to our centrally located Hotel at Guadalajara, Jalisco. Then we will have our first dinner together and we will welcome you to these 9 days of adventure.


NOVEMBER 8

We will start our visit to Guadalajara by visiting a World Heritage Center: Hospicio Cabañas. This important cultural center holds the incredible murals that José Clemente Orozco painted. Then we will continue with our visit to the most emblematic historic buildings of Guadalajara.


NOVEMBER 9

After breakfast we will visit two interesting places: Tlaquepaque and Tonalá. This will be an opportunity to be close to different expressions of folk art. We will visit galleries and we will meet local artists in order to be involved in the new wave.


NOVEMBER 10

During the first half of the day we will visit the 22nd Annual Feria de Maestros del Arte at Chapala, Jalisco; the purpose is to join and see the highest quality of Mexican Folk Art. Then we will have time to discover the surroundings of Lake Chapala.  Then we will visit the colorful village of Ajijic, where we will have lunch. Finally, we will walk to the most emblematic galleries while we are enjoying the some of the most fantastic folk art collections.


NOVEMBER 11

Tequila, it’s not just a drink, it’s a place. Today we will go to Tequila and we will learn about the process to make this distinctive drink, a true trademark of México.


NOVEMBER 12

Jalisco has a very important archaeological site: Guachimontones. Also we will visit the Phil Weigand Interpretive Center, and we will discover the fascinating story behind this important archaeologist and his knowledge related with the hidden geometry of the Guachimontones.


NOVEMBER 13

Today we will visit the basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, which is an architectural jewel of the XVII century; then we will go to the City Hall in order to see the unique murals that José Clemente Orozco painted.


NOVEMBER 14

Today we will drive to a magical village: Lagos de Moreno. There we will have the opportunity to learn about the majestic neoclassical buildings that are in the city and includes the Temple of Calvario and the Rinconada of the Capuchin. Then we will visit the Parish of Asuncion, one of the best performances of Baroque buildings in America. Inside it is as spectacular as its towers of 72 meters.


NOVEMBER 15

Today we will take you to the local Airport to Guadalajara, Jalisco in order to take your flight back home.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy):$1,880
To reserve your spot:$940
Balance (due by Aug 1, 2024):$940
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

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

It does not include:

    •  International flights
    • Tips
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Laundry and personal expenses

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 $1,880 USD as of today:
MXN: $34,808
CAD: $2,586
EURO: $1,750

Puebla During the Day of the Dead

Oct 27 – Nov 4, 2024
Nine Days and Eight Nights


Puebla is a true piece of art. From its architecture to its exquisite cuisine, everything stands out in Puebla. This year, it will be our main destination during the Day of the Dead celebration. We will take you to enjoy the incredible altars of Huaquechula and the monumental flower arrangements in Atlixco, but we will also enjoy every day with the best of Puebla: a hidden gem that deserves our attention. In addition, we will stay at our favorite hotel in Marina in Mexico, Casareyna. Every day will be an oasis and a delight to the senses. You just have to live it.


QUICK LOOK

Trip begins at: México City Benito Juarez International Airport on October 27, 2024 at 1:45 p.m.
Trip ends at: México City Benito Juarez International Airport on November 4, 2024 at 12:30 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 small villages around Puebla to enjoy the fiesta
    • Being in the houses of the most remarkable folk artists and learning about their traditions
    • Enjoying with the local families their creations and perceptions about this fiesta
    • Visiting places off the traditional path, often on the market days
    • Sharing the cycle of life in a colorful way through parades and processions at the cemeteries in the small villages
    • Seeing the extravaganza of the fiesta in the main city, where the youth also participate in the celebration
    • Learning about the process of making amate-paper and the traditions behind this unique craft
    • Enjoying two fascinating archaeological sites: Cholula and Cacaxtla

GALLERY


ITINERARY

OCTOBER 27

We will pick you up from the International Airport in México City at 1:45 p.m. in order to travel to Puebla, where we will have our welcome dinner, tasting the delicious flavors of this traditional cuisine.


OCTOBER 28

You will visit the most interesting historic places in Puebla, such as the Cathedral, the Palofoxian Library and the Amparo Museum. Every corner of the city will be the perfect spot to be close to the traditions of Puebla.


OCTOBER 29

We will visit the extraordinary Baroque Museum designed by the architect Toyo Ito. Then we will visit two fabulous places: Tonantzintla and San Francisco Acatepec.


OCTOBER 30

Today we will visit the archaeological site of Cholula. After this visit we will see one of the most important workshops of Talavera in Cholula where we will meet the artista Fernanda Gamboa. Then we will go to Izúcar de Matamoros in order to enjoy the beautiful marigolds and the extraordinary art of Alfonso Castillo Hernández.


OCTOBER 31

Today we will visit the Folk Art Museum of Puebla where we will learn about how the Day of the Dead is celebrated in different villages. Then we will visit Huaquechula, one of the most interesting destinations in Puebla. Finally, we will visit two important cemeteries where we will be involved with the local traditions.


NOVEMBER 1

Atlixco is very well know because of its splendid flowers. Today we will travel to this fascinating destination to be amazed by this spectacular tradition, We will appreciate the monumental flower offerings while we are immersed in this epic celebration.


NOVEMBER 2

Today we will visit the most emblematic historical buildings of Puebla including the Chapel of the Rosary, which is considered the most beautiful Baroque jewel of Puebla. Also we will admire two other fantastic places: the Conservatory of Music and the Alfeñique House. After lunch you will have the opportunity to discover the colors and festive atmosphere of Puebla.


NOVEMBER 3

Today will be an extraordinary day. We will visit one of the most outstanding archaeological sites: Cacaxtla. Its murals are fabulous, and the story behind them as well. Also, we will visit the murals of the Government Palace of Tlaxcala. We will learn about the incredible vision of the artist: Desiderio Hernández Xochitiotzin. After lunch we will visit with a group of weavers. In Tlaxcala, textiles have a relevant place  whose essence is preserved as part of the cultural identity; they also have their own memory that is transmitted through generations, where artisans and craftspeople seek to enrich them with original designs. We will learn about the extraordinary designs and the textiles’ traditions as well.


NOVEMBER 4

Today we will take the road back to México City. We will be at the international airport by 11:30 a.m.


COSTS (USD) & DETAILS

Cost per person (double occupancy only):$1,980
To reserve your spot:$990
Balance (due by July 1, 2024):$990
If you'd like a private room, add:$350


The tour includes:

Your trip includes:

    • Transportation: México City Airport-Puebla and return
    • 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
    • Eight lunches, including seven culinary experience in Puebla. Every day, you will have the best gastronomical experience possible, tasting the most delicious flavors of Puebla

Not included:

    •  International Flights
    • Tips
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Laundry and personal expenses

This trip was designed for only fourteen travelers.


Currency conversion of $1,980 USD as of today:
MXN: $36,659
CAD: $2,724
EURO: $1,843