Upcoming Trips

After waiting months to begin traveling again, we have restored our cultural tours throughout México. 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 México 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 delicacies. 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.


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.


The Monarchs in Michoacán II
Mar 1-9, 2023

The butterflies amaze us every time. It’s incredible that they are traveling for thousands of miles to discover the most splendorous forest of oyamel fir trees in the area of Michoacan and the State of México. It seems they found the best time to travel,  just like us. This is a perfect moment to have a very emotional encounter with the majestic butterflies. Join us. Also, we will spend six fabulous days in the colonial city of Morelia, we will follow the footsteps of the best folk artists, and we will discover the tastiest dishes with traditional cooks and remarkable chefs. This is your moment!


México City
March 20-28, 2023

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.


Veracruz – Archaeology, Gastronomy & Festivals!
Sept 25 – Oct 3, 2023

This trip was designed with the purpose to know Veracruz, from its outstanding archaeology to the living culture, adding some incredible gastronomic adventures and the flavors of the coffee and vanilla. There is only one place in México that holds three ancient cultures in one territory; this place is Veracruz. Also, we will have an incredible festival taking place in Coatepec, we will admire the colorful sand carpets, dances and traditional music, while we enjoy the charm of this magical village. Also, we will travel through the incredible architecture of Veracruz, visiting the Iron Palace in Orizaba and the first house of Hernán Cortés in Antigua. Centuries of history are waiting for us! Join this unique trip and you will enjoy every step of your journey.


Chihuahua and the Copper Canyon Chepe Train Adventure II
Oct 7-15, 2023

Traveling through Chihuahua is immersing yourself in a wonderful and unique world. The beautiful Copper Canyon is a constant source of inspiration. Living this journey with the Chepe train is a dream come true, because of the panoramic views, every minute the scenery changes and the most pleasant sensations invade our body and mind; be in paradise. Every day will have a perfect dose of outdoor activities and culture. We will meet the Raramurís and the Mayos, we will learn about their dances and also about their traditional medicine, but most importantly we will recognize the wonderful nature that surrounds the largest of our states: Chihuahua. This trip is simply unmissable!


México City II
Oct 19 – Oct 27, 2023

This is the most spectacular city that I have ever been to; it is a continuous discovery, not just experiencing the dialog between archaeology and contemporary art, but also learning about the muralism movement and the exquisite Folk Art. One day, a traveler told me, “Marina, this trip is like an intensive seminar of Art, Culture and Archaeology,” and yes, this is the perfect combination of fascinating elements to enjoy the colorful city of México City. You may say that you can travel on your own and take the time to discover every corner of this city, but I will offer to you the opportunity to see it through the eyes of locals, but with the expertise and enthusiasm that you have never imagined. This trip will fulfill all your senses and will inspire you for your next project! Join us.


Puebla and Oaxaca During the Day of the Dead
Oct 27 – Nov 4, 2023

Celebrating the Day of the Dead is more than just colorful. The way you will live this tradition will allow you to get closer to your loved ones who have already left and you will become infected with a way of understanding this process from the Zapotec and Mixtec culture. You will meet families who will share the meaning of each element with you and make them yours. At the end of the trip you will not only have made new friends, but you will also have adopted a tradition full of symbolism. Every day you will wake up full of energy and happy to discover how in Puebla and Oaxaca there is a moment of love, empathy and honor for our loved ones. If there is a special moment to experience México, this is it. Join our trip, it will be a memorable experience!


Guadalajara
Nov 6 – Nov 14, 2023

This trip is organized to fall in love with the most beautiful expressions of Folk Art, and what better than doing it in one of the most versatile and exciting places in México: Guadalajara and its surroundings. We will visit magical towns full of pottery traditions, basketry, and the influence of the indigenous people, like the warrarika. In addition this trip coincides with the most important fair of Folk Art in our country. We will also admire the murals of the genius of José Clemente Orozco and we will also enjoy tequila tastings and the wonderful site of Guachimontones. Each day will be unique and special, you will love living this experience with Marina in México. Your appreciation of history and culture will allow you to value each region of México. Join us and witness this unique journey. You will love it!.

 

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