Mexico City 5 days
Mexico City is the third largest city in the world (after Tokyo and New York) and includes the best and the worst of the country: music and noise, brown hair and green parks, colonial palaces and skyscrapers, world-class museums and shantytowns.
Latin rhythms, enchantment and excitation then suddenly wretchedness, shabbiness and stifling crowds.
Despite the negative aspects, Mexico City is anyway magnetic either for the Mexican or for tourists. In a such complex city, you’ll not get bored at all.
We’ll visit the community center “CCESAM” in Tlaplan district, in the outskirts of this megalopolis.
Not only the solidarity the characteristic of this tour, we’ll also have two trips out of the city, we’ll visit Teotihuacán, the biggest pre-Columbian archeological site in North America and we’ll float on the famous navigable channels in the city of Xochimilco. We’ll visit the city centre (Zocalo), the cathedral, the wonderful and colorful house of Frida Kalo, that is main protagonist of the Mexican cultural life. To continue the cultural tour, we’ll visit the renowned UNAM, the biggest university city in all Latin America.
Let MessicoEtico take you to discover the DF, it’s really worthy!!!
1º day: Arrival in Mexico city
Pick up at Mexico City airport – a MessicoEtico agency’s person in charge we’ll pick up you- and transfer to the hotel by taxi. Free day. Night in hotel.
2º day: City tour of Mexico city
After breakfast, around 8 a.m., our guide, by a private mean, will take you to discover Zocalo, the capital city centre. We’ll visit: the Metropolis Cathedral with its “Lord of Poison”, the Aztec Templo Mayor and the National Palace with its wonderful and impressive murals painted by Diego Rivera, that illustrate the Mexican history from the origins to modern time. Free afternoon. Night in hotel.
3º day: Teotihuacán
After breakfast, around 8 a.m., our guide, by a private mean, will pick up us and we’ll head to Teotihuacán, the biggest pre-Columbian archeological site in North America.
On the way, we’ll stop and visit the “Three Cultures Square”, where in autumn 1968 more than 400 university students were killed by the army and the police. Then we’ll visit the renowned “Virgen de Guadalupe” Balisica, the second most visited Catholic church in the world and the most venerated in the whole Mexico.
Teotihuacán is located around 40 km north-east of Mexico City. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage 1987. In its highest glory period, in the first half of this millennium, Teotihuacán was the biggest city in the American continent. The city’s broad central avenue, called Avenue of the Dead, is still flanked by awesome ceremonial buildings, including the immense Pyramid of the Sun (the third largest in the world), the Pyramid of the Moon and many others platforms. In the afternoon, return to Mexico City. Night in hotel.
4º day: Frida Khalo and social project
After breakfast, around 8 a.m., together with our guide we’ll go towards the south by a private mean. We’ll have a short visit to UNAM, the University City, one of the most prestigious and biggest in the world.
Then, we’ll head to Coyoacan, a wonderful and colorful district renowned for its coffee shops and its artists. Here, we’ll visit the “casa azul”, the house of Frida Khalo, the famous revolutionary painter that is the Mexicanism symbol.
Then we’ll go to Xochimilco, a pre-Hispanic navigable channels complex where hundreds of picturesque boats decorated with colorful flowers are driven by a long stick. We’ll have the possibility to taste the traditional delicious foods and listen to the Mariachi’s serenades.
We’ll leave from Xochimilco around 1.30 p.m. and we’ll head to the Community House “Justicia y Amor CCESAM” that, through training courses, psychological support and after-school, really supports the population of the poor district of Cerro Ajusco. Here, around 3 p.m. we’ll lunch with the project directress that we’ll tell us the history of the project and of the district. In the afternoon return to hotel. Night in hotel.
5º day: History of the ancient mexican people
After breakfast we’ll visit the wonderful and not-to-miss Museum of Anthropology, the most important Mexican museum, with more than 20 rooms about pre-Columbian Mexico: Teotihuacán, Maya, Aztec, Toltec and more. End of the tour
- 1 persons: 1235.00 US$
- 2 persons: 845.00 US$
- 3/4 persons: 770.00 US$
- 5/10 persons: 640.00 US$
Prices are per person and are expressed in U.S. dollars.
The project fee is for the projects: “CCESAM” and “Pingüin@s”. Having lunch at CCESAM you’ll further sustain this project (US$15 per person, not included).
In case of events, strikes or national holidays, the program can slightly change.
- Private tour with guide: Mexico City
- Lodging in hotel with private bathroom and breakfast included.
- Pick up in Mexico City at the airport or at the bus station.
- Entrance tickets to museum and archeological areas during the guided visits.
- International flight ticket.
- Lunches and dinners, except when indicated.
- Lunch at CCESAM project in Mexico City (US$15 per person).
- Project fee of 25 dollar per person.
- Lenght5 days
- RouteMexico City
Ethical ranking How much ethical and responsible is this tour?
25 US Dollars to pay on the site to sustain the projects CCESSAM and Pinguin@s School.
Projects and other social associations visited during the tour
Community center CCESSAM - Città del Messico
Always walk when possible
Eat typical local food (0km)
Low-energy and water consumption accomodations.
Local economy promotion
Local guides and cultural mediators
Lodging and restaurants in local structures.
Rediscovery and enhancement of local and popular legends and stories
Real knowledge of the visited country and enhancement of cultural diversities
Public means, to promote a direct contact with the local population
Fair and equitable working and salary conditions for all our collaborators.