Mexico City, Mexico

Artisan journey through  Mexico City art and culture

Program Overview

Program Dates: 

TBA*

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Book Independently with your own group* Contact us to schedule your private departure

Immerse yourself in Mexico City’s rich traditions and cultures by visiting the workshops and artisan sites of artists and makers. This journey will lead you through the city streets on an investigation of color, texture, and culinary artistry.

 

Journey Highlights

– Reside at a beautifully designed hotel well situated in the city

– Exclusive tours of local artist studios and galleries 

– Shopping excursion to sensuous markets and other the best local creative shops

– Shopping excursions to local markets and districts to inspire you

– Guided tour of multiple museums throughout Mexico City 

– Exquisite dining experiences featuring local flavors of Mexico City

– Specially curated tours of homes, museums, workshops, and galleries

Stays in beautifully designed hotels, entrance to museums, art courses, cooking course, all meals, transportation, guides are all included.

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Mexico City 

Sensuality and spirit are epitomized by the community in Mexico CIty. Artistry is found everywhere. You just have to look, and use your senses.  

Mexico’s culture is colorful, rich, and vibrant. It has been influenced greatly by the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, as well as the colonization of Europe. This combination creates one of the most fascinating cultures in the world.

Suggested Reading:

 

FICTION

The Mangy Parrot, 

by José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi

NON FICTION

The Mexico Reader, 

editors, Timothy J. HendersonGilbert M Joseph

The Labyrinth of Solitude,

by Octavio Paz

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"To be an artist, one must . . . never shirk from the truth as he understands it, never withdraw from life." 

 

Diego Rivera

Your artistic experience

We offer various immersive activities in Mexico City. Our group will travel to museums and cultural sites to understand the broad historical context of art and design in the city. Mexico City is known for painting, pottery fibers, cuisine, and leatherwork. AIP will visit workshops of local masters.  

Meals are shared at the hotel and at local restaurants. 

Some highlights include: 

- Cooking class

- National Palace with Rivera Murals

- Chapultepec Castle

- Local market visits

Museums of interest include:

Museo de Popular Art (Craft Museum)

- Palacio des Belles Arte

- Anahuacali Museum (Rivera’s pre-Columbian collection)

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What you will do and learn. 

An immersion in the handcraft of Mexico is diverse from culinary and textile arts to painting sculpture, and literature. This creative cultural immersion will give you a variety of aspects that make Mexico and Mexico City an amazing layering of old and new.

Colorful Threads
Woman Weaving

Where we stay:

Our trip is stationed at a lovely hotel in the city, a traditional sanctuary. The hotel is complete with interior patios, halls decorated with frescoes and gardens. Mexico City is full of stunning colors and creative activities. 

AIP Mexico is located 25 minutes from the International Airport.

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What's Included

– The AIP team: guides for your entire experience
– Transfers: private transfers
– Food and drink: we arrange fantastic meals throughout your stay as well as arrival and final celebration dinners
– Accommodations: residence at a gorgeous hotel in Mexico City
– Logistics: private airport transfers and all ground transportation
– Activities: guided experiences, events and workshops
– Peace of mind: international health insurance is provided for all of our participants

Note: Flight not included in price

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Program Itinerary

Day 1 - Travelers arrive in CDMX, meet at hotel. 

Meet in the evening for a welcome drink and group dinner. 

Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel

Visit the local neighborhoods and local textile shops before checking out other historic art works and churches. Dinner at oe of our favorite places. Will venture on to the National Palace where you'll indulge in viewing Rivera Murals. After lunch will visit Church of San Francisco & Park before our group dinner with Churros a local favorite for dessert.

 

Day 3 - Breakfast at hotel

Today we will visit Luis Barragan Studio, the Labor Gallery , and MASA Gallery before our closing the day with a group dinner.

 

Day 4 - Breakfast at hotel

Embark on a one hour bus ride to Cuernavaca where we will explore the Robert Brady House. During Lunch time you are welcome to browse or shop in the community. Our bus ride back will give you time to rest before our group dinner with traditional meal. 

Day 5 - Breakfast at hotel 

Meet a local artist and visit a nearby Museum. Explore the city with your journal or camera. Celebrate our mid-way point of the amazing experience tonight.

 

Day 6 - Breakfast at hotel

Today we venture to COYOACAN and check into our new accommodations. Ceramics is our theme today with a demo and class, with free time for shopping in Mercado Coyoacan (La Cocina de mi mama) Explore the town square with some free time before group dinner.

 

Day 7 - Breakfast Traditional Tamales in the park 

Explore Casa Azul with our group tour followed by lunch at La Calaca. You'll have the afternoon on your own before joining the group for dinner. 

 

Day 8 - Breakfast at hotel

Feel the fresh air and smell the sea during an Xochimilco boat ride where we will enjoy lunch. Afternoon on your own before joining the group for dinner. 

 

Day 9 - Breakfast  at hotel

Our final full day will emphasize local craft at San Angel Sabado Mercado followed by a visit to the Frida Kahlo & Diego Studio. Join us tonight for our Farewell dinner. 

 

Day 10 - Breakfast at hotel

Depart for airport 

*Note this schedule including dates is subject to change due to local weather, force majeure or new opportunities that better suit the needs of the group. This will help you get an accurate picture of what your experience will be like. AIP programs are non-refundable, due to the advanced planning required to make trips possible. We plan every detail to make sure our stay is excellent in every way. 

Trip Details and Pricing

This experience includes almost everything you need on the trip.

 

*Rooms are all shared.

Private rooms are available upon request with an upgrade fee.

Airfare is not included.

PRICE: $2,700

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