July 17 to 26, 2020
We will be staying in beautiful colonial style house, in a fabulous Mexico City's neighborhood filed with places to visit, great restaurants and bars; This was the house of famed Mexican Artist José Clemente Orozco.
All bedrooms are with en-suite bathrooms.
6 participants maximum
10 nights in a Villa - Each room with en-suite bathroom - 10 breakfasts - 10 lunches - 8 dinners
Entrance fees to every sites visited - Guide fees - Transportation while on tour - Medical Insurance - Books - Maps.
$ 1655.00 per person in DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$ 1955.00 per person in SINGLE OCCUPANCY
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION APRIL 15, 2020
The colorful vibrancy and bustling energy of Mexico City can only be fully experienced with a native, who knows its landmarks as well as its secret treasures.
Mexico city is the cultural capital of Mexico. Because of its high altitude, (7,350 ft), Mexico City’s weather is perfect all year round. Rainy season peaks in July and during August you can expect short rains which makes the air clean and pleasant. The food is an explosion of ancestral and contemporary fusions.
Spend 10 days exploring the art, architecture, culture and food of Mexico while learning about the architectural gems, old and new, that make this city unique. Then unwind and process the entire experience with three days to relax, cook, and paint, or just enjoy.
On the 17th of July, you will be picked up at the airport and taken to the house. Later we will have a group dinner in hte house.
Visit the following places:
Historic downtown (2 days)
This area is one of the oldest parts of the city. It includes prehispanic (Templo Mayor), colonial (Metropolitan Cathedral, San Ildefonso Museum), and classical buildings (Palacio de Bellas Artes, Palacio Nacional, Zocalo, Revolution monument, National Art Museum, contemporary buildings (Soumaya Museum of Arts).
All this area is pedestrian friendly. Expect to see lots of art from museums to some of the most important murals in Mexico. Lunch is the most important meal in Mexico, we will have lunch at two different top restaurants: one with traditional cuisine (Cafe de Tacuba), and another one with contemporary cuisine (Azul historico).
South part of the city (2 days)
In this area of preserved colonial charm, we will visit Coyoacan’s main plaza as well as small parks and markets, Frida Kahlo’s house, Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum, a museum created by Diego Rivera & Frida Khalo to house over 50,000 pre-hispanic pieces as well as an entire consecrated to the workd of Diego Rivera; San Angel is a fabulous neighborhood. with an historical classification, which houses in between many interesting site, the house commissioned by Diego Rivera in 1931. The architect, Juan O'Gorman, designed one of the first functionalist architectural structures in Latin America, creating two house-studios for Diego and for Frida, separated from each other and connected by a bridge.
We will visit University City of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, latin america’s largest university considered a World Heritage site by Unesco. Dinner will be at a Oaxacan restaurant with a great mezcal bar (El Mezcalero) and at traditional cuisine (El Cardenal).
Short day trip to Xochimilco (1 day)
This southern site of the city has remnants of the pre-hispanic city. Navigate through ancient channels with trajineras (gondolas) surrounded by pre-hispanic traditional farms with great food and traditional music.
Afterwards, we will visit the Dolores Olmedo Museum, which contains an important collection of art, including numerous paintings by Frida Kahlo. Dinner is at the contemporary food restaurant (Corazon de Maguey).
Chapultepec forest (1 day):
Recently declared the best urban park in the world. More than 4 sq km of forest with a Colonial Castle, Lakes, National Museum of Anthropology and History and more.
Includes early traditional mexican breakfast with lake view and exquisite architecture (Restaurante El Lago).
Teotihuacan pyramids (1 day):
Day trip to the capital of pre-hispanic empire that went all the way to Guatemala with two massive pyramids.
Restore, paint and retreat (3 days):
Come back home full of energy with 3 days of home cooked vegan food from local ingredients, yoga and medicinal herb baths.
As an added treat, live traditional music will be brought to us.
Create a painted souvenir of your experience with the guidance of a professional artist.
On the 26th of July, you will be driven to airport.