Creative Mexico City is an artistic investigation of one of the great cities of the world. In this trip we spend ten days like we live in this magnificent city: walking its labyrinthine markets, tasting its richly varied street food, dropping into world-class museums and exploring exhibitions that span the ages. This trip is way to begin a relationship with this pre-historic and ultra-modern city.
Trip Costs Include:
Daily breakfast and additional meals as indicated
All accommodation, based on sharing a room
In-country transportation including buses, taxis, trains, and planes
Round-trip airport transfers
Curated commentary and guiding by a Satori Travel leader
Single supplement information is available upon request. Singles are limited.
Explore the wonder that is Mexico through the rich and diverse culture through it’s art and cuisine. Delve into the amazing cultural variety of the country by tracing it’s creative past up to the the current moment. Mexico offers an incredible array of culture both traditional and current in its dynamic vibrance. It’s food and art spans pre-Columbian relics to the contemporary avant-garde. We will taste our way through the diverse mouthwatering markets of the country experiencing the best of what Mexico’s rich culinary tradition has to offer
Transfer to our hotel in La Condesa, the happening neighborhood built in the art-deco era, with its tree-lined avenues now full of cafés, galleries, and many of the city’s best restaurants.
Guided walking tour the Centro Historico.
Walk through the center of Mexico City tracing culture from Atzecs up to modern times as we spend the day in the Centro Historico enjoying art, architecture, and traditional foods. We’ll stop to enjoy the Oroszco and Diego Rivera murals in the Zocalo, walk down the Alameda, and wander through the halls of the world renowned Palacio de Bellas Artes.
We’ll spend the Day of the Dead in the bohemian neighborhood Coyoacan, meandering down cobblestone streets, enjoying traditional Day of the Dead food, drinking coffees with poets, diplomats, and abuelas. Coyoacan is home to Frida Kahlo’s house, beautiful traditional churches, and the Museo de Arte Popular.
A mini-bus ride north takes us to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, once the largest city in the Americas. We’ll tour the pyramids of the sun and moon and the avenue of the dead, see ancient murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved for nearly two millennia, and enjoy some amazing views.
Delve into the incredible art, jewelry, and textiles from ancient times! We will spend the morning at the enormous Anthropology museum for a peek into Mexico’s spectacularly diverse indigenous cultures. The museum is situated in Chapultepec, Mexico City’s version of Central Park, with a castle and dozens of other museums. Spend the afternoon on your own exploring and enjoying!
We leave early this morning to spend the day in this exquisite old neighborhood in the south of the city. Xocimilco means “place of the flowers” and is home to the famous floating gardens, a vestige of the city’s ancient network of canals and islands in lake tenochtitlán. We will spend the day learning about the incredible ways food and food flowers are still grown here.
Contemporary Art Tour
Tour the city’s most interesting galleries with an internationally known curator. Today we will visit project spaces and galleries that represent the exploding contemporary art scene that is drawing the attention of artists and collectors around the world.
Visit two amazing and very different museums that are right next to each other. Museo Jumex houses the largest collection in the world of contemporary Latin American work and some of the city’s most innovative exhibitions. Museo Soumaya is either an architectural wonder or a garish abomination, depending on who you ask, and is home to the collection of Carlos Slim.
Afternoon and dinner on your own!
We head to the popular arts and craft market in beautiful, cobblestoned San Angel for a taste of contemporary Mexican craft. Afterwards we’ll head to UNAM, Mexico’s enormous (more than 300,000 students!) and iconic public university, for an afternoon at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporanea.