Cultural Wonders of Mexico G Adventures

Cultural Wonders of Mexico

National Geographic Journeys

Treat your senses to a delightful journey on this Cultural Wonders of Mexico tour. Exciting highlights abound on this journey through Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca. Ancient ruins, delicious local cuisine, wonderful music, hands-on experiences, UNESCO sites and more are among the discoveries you'll make.

Begin in cosmopolitan Mexico City and visit lovely Zócalo square along with el Templo Mayor ruins, Metropolitan Cathedral and grand Bellas Artes. Visit an active archaeological site, dating back to 100AD, at ruins of Teotihuacán. Here you'll see Avenue of the Dead, Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Cruise along Xochimilco's canals in a vibrant colored gondola boat past vendors, floating gardens and local artisans. Tour the lifelong home of celebrated artist Frida Kahlo getting a glimpse into her life and passions. Witness the complete process of creating gorgeous Talavera pottery from inception to to use, even the colors have meaning. See the delightful and intricate alebrijes in an artists community in Oaxaca. Embark on a delicious and fragrant culinary tour including chocolate, tortillas and mezcal. Marvel at the spectacular Hierve el Agua—petrified waterfalls and explore the ruins of Mitla in search of ancient cut-stone mosaics and carvings. Enjoy free time to taste, see and make more memories.


9 Daysfr. $1,999

  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Talavera Pottery Experience, Puebla
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Oaxaca Culinary Experience, Oaxaca
  • FOODIE MOMENT: Mexico City Walking and Food Tour
  • FOODIE MOMENT: Mezcal Factory Tour and tasting, Oaxaca
  • GUIDED GTOUR Teotihuacán
  • SUNRISE TOUR Xochimilco with Mariachi
  • EXPLORE Museum of Frida Kahlo (Casa Azul)
  • TOUR Alebrijes Artisan Community
  • VISIT Valley of Mitla Ruins
  • SEE Hierve el Agua Petrified Waterfall
  • SAIL Aztec canals on a punt boat
  • TOUR UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • FREE TIME Mexico City
  • ENJOY traditional breakfast on a farm
  • VISIT small museum of contemporary ceramic art
  • LEARN about chocolate production and flip your own tortillas
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Private vehicle, boat, plane, walking
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides
  • Age requirement: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$325-$425 for meals not included
  • Hotel Kali Ciudadela in Mexico City (4 nights)
  • Hotel Palacio San Leonardoin Puebla (2 nights)
  • Hotel Parador del Dominico in Oaxaca (2 nights)

MEXICO CITY Location Information Description

Mexico City, Mexico

Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Hotel Kali Ciudadela

MEXICO CITY Location Information Description

MEXICO CITY, Mexico

Set out to discover the vibrant Mexican capital on foot. Visit the Zócalo, a massive, historic square that dates back to the city’s Aztec origins. Then immerse yourself in local cuisine on a walk through a bustling food market.

Location Information Description

Mexico City, Mexico

The afternoon is yours to explore: opt to visit one of the city’s stellar museums, such as the National Museum of Anthropology or the Palace of Fine Arts; or tour the murals of Diego Rivera, the renowned Mexican painter who spearheaded the Latin American fresco movement in the early half of the 20th century. In the evening, choose to enjoy a traditional dance performance at the Ballet Folklórico de México.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Kali Ciudadela

MEXICO CITY Location Information Description

Mexico City, Mexico

Head to Teotihuacán for a guided tour of this ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage site. Little is known regarding when Teotihuacán, the “city of the gods,” was constructed or by whom, but by the fifth century A.D. it had grown to become of the one the most important cities in Central America. Explore these impressive pre-Aztec ruins and learn about the site’s iconic temples, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon.

Return to Mexico City for a free evening: opt to head to the top of the Torre Latinoamericana skyscraper for a bird’s-eye view of the metropolis, or catch an entertaining match of lucha libre, freestyle Mexican wrestling.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Kali Ciudadela

MEXICO CITY/PUEBLA Location Information Description

Mexico City, Mexico

Rise early for a sunrise tour of Mexico City’s Xochimilco, a system of canals built by the ancient Aztecs. Navigate through colorful floating gardens on a punt—a brightly painted flat-bottomed boat—and stop at a local farm for a traditional breakfast.

Afterwards, head to the vibrant Coyoacán district, home to the Frida Kahlo Museum. Tour the Casa Azul or “blue house,” where the famed Mexican artist was born and spent her final years.

Location Information Description

Puebla, Mexico

Continue to Puebla and take a guided walk of the stunning city, backed by a soaring volcano and renowned for its Spanish colonial architecture and culinary traditions. Mole poblano is said to have originated here!

Breakfast

Hotel Palacio San Leonardo

PUEBLA Location Information Description

Puebla, Mexico

Enjoy a Talavera pottery demonstration with a local artist and learn about the historical and cultural significance of this Mexican ceramic tradition, brought to the New World by the Spanish in the 16th century.

The rest of the day is yours to explore: choose to visit one of Puebla’s colorful markets; set out on a local food tour; or discover the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest pyramid in the world.

Breakfast

Hotel Palacio San Leonardo

PUEBLA/OAXACA Location Information Description

Oaxaca, Mexico

Depart for Oaxaca, an eclectic Mexican city where Indigenous culture holds strong. Stop en route at an artisan community to learn about alebrijes, fantastical folk figurines carved from copal wood and then brightly painted. In Oaxaca, take a guided stroll around the main square, then set out to explore the culinary delights of the city with a local host.

Learn how chocolate is produced at a grinding mill, and flip your own tortillas at a tortilla-making workshop. Continue to a local family's kitchen to taste an array of delicious Oaxacan dishes and chat with your hosts about traditional cooking methods and food culture.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Parador del Dominico

OAXACA Location Information Description

Oaxaca, Mexico

Head to the nearby ruins of Mitla for a guided tour. One of Mexico’s best known archaeological sites, it is believed that Mitla was founded as a Zapotec burial ground. Visit Hierve el Agua—petrified waterfalls created by mineral deposits in the water dripping from a cliff.

On the way back, stop at a mezcal factory to sample this unique local beverage made from the agave plant; and enjoy a free evening in Oaxaca to relax or head out for a night on the town.

Breakfast

Hotel Parador del Dominico

OAXACA/MEXICO CITY Location Information Description

Oaxaca, Mexico

Spend the morning at leisure, or wander among the plazas and pyramids of the Monte Albán ruins, dating to the eighth century B.C.. You can also opt to visit the Museum of Oaxacan Cultures, housed in a beautiful monastery; learn how to make the flavorsome mole sauce; or relax in a café in Oaxaca’s main square.

Location Information Description

Mexico City, Mexico

Catch an afternoon flight back to Mexico City and choose to join the group for a final night out in the capital.

Breakfast

Hotel Kali Ciudadela

MEXICO CITY Location Information Description

Mexico City, Mexico

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sat, Nov 13, 2021
$2,099.00
Sat, Nov 20, 2021
$2,099.00
Sat, Dec 18, 2021
$2,199.00
Sat, Dec 25, 2021
$2,199.00
Sat, Jan 08, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Jan 22, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Feb 05, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Feb 19, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Mar 05, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Mar 19, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Apr 02, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, May 14, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Jun 11, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Jul 09, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Aug 06, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Sep 03, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Oct 01, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Oct 29, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Nov 12, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Nov 26, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Dec 10, 2022
$1,999.00
Sat, Dec 24, 2022
$1,999.00

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