Arts of Mexico City & Beyond
- Chichen Itza, largest Mayan archaeological site in Yucatán
- Tour Mérida, the capital city of Yucatán
- Local high school for an “Intercambio” between students
- Grutas de Calcehtok, one of the longest dry-cave systems in the world!
- Community service project in Majahual
- Beach time & snorkeling at Banco Chinchorro
- Snorkeling at the Dos Ojos Cenote, a natural habitat for endangered Green Sea Turtles
- Snorkeling and exploring Cenote Dos Ojos underwater cave system
- Souvenir shopping on Avenida 5
- Mexican cooking class
Evolve Mexico focuses on language, history, civilization, cultural interaction and fun! Adventures are available from the awe-inspiring caves and biology of Yucatán Peninsula, Mayan and Aztec culture and history and lessons about the incredible modern urban central of Mexico City.
Safety is at the forefront of planning for all our Mexico trips. Your Evolve Tour leader will bring this incredible country to life in a way that needs to be seen to be believed.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Mexico
Meet your Evolve tour director in Mexico City, board our private coach bus. Guided walking tour of Mexico City’s vibrant street art. Dinner and get settled into our hotel for the night.
Day 2 - Art & Culinary
Tour the Palacio Nacional – explore the history of Mexican civilization from the Aztecs to post-revolution. Tour the Frida Kahlo Museum, explore the work of painter Frida Kahlo. Cooking class this evening – work with a local chef to purchase items and cook up a tasty storm.
Day 3 - Tenancingo
Day trip to Tenancingo to explore the art of textile weaving – meet local rebozo weavers in their workshops for hands-on textile demonstrations. Visit the ancient Aztec ruins of Cuauhtinchan. Dinner and live entertainment this evening.
Day 4 - Taxco
Day trip to Taxco, via Cuernavaca, the “City of Eternal Spring”. Tour the Museuo Robert Brady in Cuernavaca, Brady’s collection of art from Mexico and around the world. Admire the Santa Prisca Cathedreal in Taxco. Visit a silver workshop to observe first-hand how local silversmiths and artists produce their jewelry. Overnight back in Mexico City.
Day 5 - Community Service & Beach Snorkeling
Final morning in Mexico City with a visit to Galería OMR, one of the capital’s best contemporary art galleries. Transfer to the airport after an amazing trip to Mexico together.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Cancun, Mexico
BusPrivate bus transportation for duration of trip
Eco LodgeEvolve works with eco-lodges which promote sustainable living practices
HostelCentrally located, student friendly hostels
HotelCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Three meals a day included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants, serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
A unique ancient Mayan weapon was a “hornet bomb”. They would take an actual hornet’s nest and throw it at their enemies during battle!
Places You’ll Visit
Welcome to Mexico!
The largest Mayan archaeological site in Yucatán.
Explore the capital of Yucatán.
Welcome to the coast.
Explore Akumal's famous 5th Avenue .