Note: Max. group of 11 / Min. age: 6 years old
Start your trip with a Mexico City airport on Day 1. On Day 2 discover the markets of Mexico City, see the Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan, and have dinner with a local family. On Day 3 visit the Frida Kahlo Museum and discover the canals of Xochimilco in a tradtional Mexican-style gondola. Your trip ends on Day 4 after checking out of your accommodation.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Mexico City Airport Pick-up
You will be picked up from the Mexico City airport upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Take a moment to get settled in and then enjoy the rest of the afternoon to walk around the city centre taking in the interesting sights, sounds and smells of this incredible new place. Overnight in Mexico City.
Day 2: Markets (morning) & Teotihuacan Family Dinner Experience (afternoon) (B / D)
We’ll begin the day by experiencing three of Mexico City’s most exciting local street markets. The first one we’ll visit is a relatively unknown art market, a highlight if you’re a fan of Mexico’s most famous artist exports Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Next we’ll make our way to one of the most bizarre markets in the city, before finally reaching a 3-in-1 market offering fresh fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, and the largest flower selection in the city. Along the way, you’ll get to taste a variety of samples until you’ve a food coma, and ready to power nap on the way to the pyramids.
You’ll awake refreshed and ready to encounter the Teotihuacan Pyramids, “where the men become gods”. We’ll begin our visit at the impressive Moon Pyramid, with a guided Teotihuacan tour to learn about the history, meaning, and architecture of one of the most representative icons of Latin America. Our exploration continues with a walk through the Calzada de los Muertos (Dead Pass) to reach the Sun Pyramid, which is the tallest and most spectacular in the area. We will have the chance to climb 66 metres up to the top - without the morning crowds, we’ll have the whole pyramids to ourselves! Once on top you will feel the amazing energy that flows through the pyramids, and you will feel fully recharged and peaceful!
You will have some time to relax and enjoy the pyramids before we continue our walking tour through the streets of a local town and make two stops that will give you a deeper understanding of the local way of life outside the big cities. The cherry on top of our big day will be dinner! We’ll be welcomed into a local family’s home to see how locals live outside Mexico City. Here, we’ll get to experience customary dinner routines and conversations, and enjoy some real local flavours of typical Mexican kitchens. Delicious!
After dinner, we’ll head back to Mexico City, happy, full, and enriched from our exciting day exploring local life, ancient pyramids, and delicious food!
Day 3: Xochimilco and Frida Kahlo Day Trip
Discover the ancient canals of Xochimilco where the Aztecs once planted and cultivated their crops. Ride through these scenic waterways on a traditional Mexican "trajinera" gondola-style boat. Head over to the bohemian and intellectual neighborhood of Coyoacan to visit Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo's former house, now a museum housing her most valuable art and memorabilia. Pass through the Mexican National University at Ciudad Universitaria before heading back to the Historic City Center. Overnight in Mexico City.
Day 4: Mexico City (End of the Trip)
Your trip will come to an end as you check out of your hotel and with an aiport drop off.