Arts of Mexico City & Beyond

Starting Price $1950 per person
Trip Duration 5 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level High level of fitness
Highlights
  • 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
What To Expect

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.

Educational Benefits

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.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

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.

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to Cancun, Mexico
  • Bus
    Private bus transportation for duration of trip
Accommodation
  • Eco Lodge
    Evolve works with eco-lodges which promote sustainable living practices
  • Hostel
    Centrally located, student friendly hostels
  • Hotel
    Centrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Food

Three meals a day included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants, serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Kelsey Ostrander
Did you know?

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

Cancun Airport

Welcome to Mexico!

Chichen Itza

The largest Mayan archaeological site in Yucatán.

Merida

Explore the capital of Yucatán.

Majahual

Welcome to the coast.

Akumal

Explore Akumal's famous 5th Avenue .