MEXICO ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND ARCHEOLOGY TOUR
Rivera, Frida, Contemporary Art, and Archeology
February 8-12, 2017
Travelian Journeys

  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour
  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour
  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour
  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour
  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour
  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour
  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour
  • MEXICO CITY ART - Architecture, and Archeology Tour

Join Travelian and an extraordinary expert guide for this stimulating art and history tour. This expedition has been carefully designed to share many of Diego Rivera’s works, visit the home of Frida Kahlo, and open our minds for a spectacular visit to the Zona Maco International Art Fair.

Mexico has always been absorbed with art as a means to express political discourse, both in its fearless celebration of death and as a strong voice against corruption. This art and history tour will offer an opportunity to grasp the depth and complexity of Mexico’s uniqueness.

Diego Rivera, widely regarded as the most influential Mexican artist of the twentieth century, was truly a larger-than-life figure who spent significant periods of his career in Europe and the U.S., in addition to his native Mexico.  Together with David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco, Rivera was a founder and leading member of the Mexican Muralist movement.  He deployed a style influenced by European modern masters and influenced also by Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage.  In painting true frescoes, Rivera handled major themes appropriate to the scale of this chosen art form: social inequality, the relationship of nature, industry and technology, and the history and fate of Mexico.  More than half a century after his death, Rivera is still among the most revered figures in Mexico, celebrated for both his role in the country’s artistic renaissance and re-invigoration of the mural genre, as well as for his outsized persona.  Visit six of his major mural sites on this exploration.

Painter Frida Kahlo was a Mexican self-portrait artist who was married to Diego Rivera and is still admired as a feminist icon.  Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954. Our tour includes visiting The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Blue House for the structure's cobalt-blue walls, is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

A further exciting surprise for art enthusiasts on this tour will be the remarkable Zona Maco, Latin America’s most important Contemporary Art Fair, held in Mexico City. Annually, the fair offers artworks from more than a hundred international galleries and cultural institutions. This art extravaganza is an enlightening opportunity for everyone, whether they be admirers of art or serious collectors.

On our route back to San Miguel de Allende, venture into the ancient Teotihuacan Archeological site. After understanding Diego Rivera’s murals depicting his vision of early indigenous life in Mexico, visiting this site offers an astonishing experience and fuels a sense of wonder about Mexico’s ancient history.

Take in this dazzling art and history adventure while enjoying delicious cuisine at carefully chosen restaurants, and rest in style at our excellent hotel in the heart of the Mexico City’s Historic Center! Travel in comfort and safety with a small group of travelers with Travelian’s friendly professional guide for this peak art and history experience!



ITINERARY

DAY 1 – FEBRUARY 8, WEDNESDAY

DRIVE TO MEXICO CITY – VISIT CHAPINGO MURAL ENROUTE

6:45 am Meet at St. Paul’s Church and depart for Mexico City (Sack Breakfast provided en route). Arrive at Chapingo Mural site. Enjoy a picnic lunch (included). Drive to hotel in the Historic Center. Walk to nearby sites. Return to hotel. That evening meet in the hotel lobby and walk to dinner* at nearby restaurant.

DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 9, THURSDAY

BARRAGAN AND ZONA MACO ART FAIR

8:00 am Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Coyoacan for a guided tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's house. Enjoy lunch* in Coyoacan and drive to visit Diego Rivera’s Rio Lerma site. Drive to the Zona Maco Fair. Explore exhibits at the fair. Drive to dinner* at a casual restaurant in Polanco. Return to hotel.

DAY 3 – FEBRUARY 10, FRIDAY

ZOCALO CENTRAL – MURALS, CUISINE AND MORE!

8:00 am Breakfast at hotel. Walk to the Zocalo and visit the first of Diego Rivera’s set of murals for the day. Walk to enjoy lunch* together. Leave for our second set of significant murals by Diego Rivera. Walk back to hotel to rest or continue exploring the area on your own. That evening, meet in hotel lobby and walk to dinner* at a nearby restaurant.

DAY 4 – FEBRUARY 11, SATURDAY

ALAMEDA PARK – MURALS, MUSEUMS, AND ARCHITECTURE

8:00 am Breakfast at hotel. Walk to Alameda Park. Visit the Diego Rivera mural and surrounding area. Walk to lunch* at a nearby terrific restaurant. Walk across Alameda Park and visit our final Diego Rivera mural. After the tour travelers will have time to explore other museums or galleries in the area. Maps will be provided with interesting points of interest. Others may wish to walk back to the hotel visiting sites along the way. That evening meet in the hotel lobby and walk to dinner*.

DAY 5 – FEBRUARY 12, SUNDAY

TEOTIHUACAN ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE, LUNCH, RETURN TO SAN MIGUEL

7:00 am Breakfast and early check-out of hotel. Drive to Teotihuacan Archeological site. Visit site. Meet van and drive to nearby restaurant for lunch*. Depart for drive back to San Miguel de Allende.
6:00 pm Approximate time of arrival in SMA depending on traffic

* All lunch reservations will be made for the convenience of our day travels. Dinner reservations will be made for each evening and are optional. We will ask all of you if you wish to join us for dinner every afternoon to ensure that our reservations are correct and confirmed.

*Meals marked with an asterisk are not included in the fee.

This itinerary is subject to changes without prior notification.

 

TOUR COST

 
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  Sharing Room

$1,270.00 USD


My Own Room

$1,540.00 USD

 
 
     
* Only for this Tour "Ways to Save" program is applicable until balance due date
     
If you are traveling alone we will try our best to match you with another single traveler of the same gender. Otherwise we offer single accommodations for an extra fee.
     

WHAT'S INCLUDED

     
  Accommodations (4 nights)
  Breakfast daily
  One picnic lunch
  Entrance fees
  Comfortable private transportation with driver
  Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way
  Travelian tour leaders
  Expert guides
  Small group experience: 10 travelers maximum
     

WAYS TO SAVE

     
   

PAY EARLY AND SAVE MONEY

     
  Save $100 USD if you pay your TRAVELIAN JOURNEY tour in full 55 days before the departure date.

This is applicable for LAND TRIPS: trips starting in San Miguel and not involving any air travel. The $100 USD savings will be applied toward the final payment; the normal deposit fee for the tour shall be paid in full.
     
     
   

FRIENDS SAVE MONEY*

     
  Inspire friends to purchase any of our 2016 - 2017 Travelian Journeys, and they will save $50 USD each.

* These savings are applicable to first time Travelian-travelers only
* These savings will be applied toward the final payment; any normal deposit fee for the tour shall be paid in full.
     
     
   

SAVE MONEY BY REFERRING*

     
  Earn $25 USD in travel credits toward a future Travelian tour by referring a friend who travels on a TRAVELIAN JOURNEY.
*These travel credits are awarded for each referred traveler who is traveling for the first time with Travelian. The travel credits will be applied toward the final payment on any selected Travelian tour occurring after the actual travel of the referred person.
     
     
   

FREQUENT TRAVELERS SAVE MORE

     
  If you have traveled with Travelian three times or more since we began operating in October 2009, please contact our Administrative Director for further information about benefits of this program: Irais Andrade: irais@travelian.com.mx
 
     
     



 
 

HOW TO RESERVE

 
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  To reserve a travel space it is required to make a non-refundable deposit per person for each trip, reservations will be confirmed once your non-refundable deposit has been received.
 
    Deposit
   

$250

     
    DEPOSITS MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE
  December 12th, 2016
     
    BALANCE MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE
  January 25th, 2016
     
     
    Trip Form
    Each traveler must turn in a signed trip form, please click the button below to send it.
(You can skip this step if you are reserving via our online booking system)
     
    Fill Trip Form
     
     
 
 
 

 
 

WAYS TO PAY

 
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ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM

 
  You can reserve, send your trip form, and pay (with your credit card via PayPal) using our Online Booking System, to proceed, please fill the form below and click the Order Now button:
 
   
   
 

CREDIT CARD

 
  To pay with credit card, please contact our Administrative Director: Irais Andrade
Email: irais@travelian.com.mx or by phone: +52 (415) 120 0307
 
 

 
 

CASH

 
  At the moment we can only accept cash payments in pesos at our office. If you'd like to pay in cash, please contact our Administrative Director Irais Andrade to make an appointment.
Email: irais@travelian.com.mx or by phone: +52 (415) 120 0307
 
 

 
 

WIRE TRANSFER

 
  To pay by wire transfer from a U.S. Bank in U.S. Dollars, please contact our Administrative Director Irais Andrade and we'll send you the information. Email: irais@travelian.com.mx or by phone: +52 (415) 120 0307  
 

 
 

CHECK

 
  At the moment we can only accept checks from Mexican banks.
If paying with check, please make your checks payable to: Rodrigo Ulises Lopez Valdes
and contact our Administrative Director Irais Andrade to deliver your check at our office. Email: irais@travelian.com.mx or by phone: +52 (415) 120 0307

You can also deliver your check at our mailbox in La Conexion on Aldama #3 in San Miguel de Allende: Please put your check, your phone number, and email address inside an envelope, seal the envelope and address it to: Travelian PMB 214-B

If you are outside Mexico, you can mail your Mexican bank check to:
Rodrigo Lopez / Travelian PMB # 214-B
220 N. Zapata Hwy. # 11
Laredo, TX 78043-4464
 
     
     

 
 
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 
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  If a traveler cancels a reservation 65 days or more before the departure date, a refund will be made of the amount paid in excess of the $250 USD non-refundable deposit.

If a traveler cancels a reservation less than 65 days before the departure date, no refund will be made of any payments received.

If you are able to find a traveler to fill your space, or Travelian Tours is able to fill the space from a waiting list, we'll refund 100% of any payments you have made.

If Travelian Tours does not have the minimum number of travelers necessary for this trip, the trip will have to be cancelled, and you will receive a full refund of any payments you have made.
 
     
 
     

TRIP INSURANCE

     
    We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance for your protection.
Here are providers we recommend:
     
    www.insuremytrip.com
    www.allianztravelinsurance.com
    www.travelguard.com
     
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

WHAT TO TAKE

 
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  We recommend the use of a suitcase with wheels or a duffel bag that is easy for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.  
     
 
     

CHECK LIST

     
  Official ID your current Passport, Mexican residency ID (copies are fine)
  Original INAPAM ID (if you have one)
  Credit Cards, Debit card, Cash in Pesos for the first day (Cash machines are available)
  Active Cell Phone with recharger
  Bring sufficient funds for meals and beverages not included in trip cost
  Money Belt
  Water Bottle
  Camera
  Travel Flashlight
  Hat
  Sunblock
  Sunglasses
  Day Pack
  Swim Suit and Flip Flops for the pool
  Light-weight Walking Shoes
  A fleece garment or light jacket can be useful in case of chilly mornings or evenings
  Simple comfortable clothing for day and evening wear
  First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder)
  Be sure to bring your own Kleenex and small change for bathroom fees
  Personal prescription drugs
  Pack your toiletries and travel documents in your day pack, a supply of Ziplock plastic storage bags can be handy for storing food items from the breakfast, to be used as mid-morning snacks
     
     
 
     
 

TOUR LEADERS

 
     
     
 
Photo of Colleen CallawayJesus Ibarra
Born in Mexico City, Jesús Ibarra has lived in San Miguel de Allende for 23 years. He has a degree in Agriculture by Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is also a journalist and former editor of Atención San Miguel, the local bilingual newspaper in San Miguel.
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TOUR AT A GLANCE

 
     
 
  • Departure date
    February 8, 2017

  • Return date
    February 12, 2017

    Start / finish city
    San Miguel de Allende /
    San Miguel de Allende

    Travel style
    Art, History, Architecture, Archeology

    Tour type

    Travelian Journeys

    Physical demands
    Level 2
 
 

 
 

TOUR ROUTE

 
 
 
   
     
     
 

CONTACT US TODAY

 
     
 
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