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9 days

Program Overview

Discover Mexican art and heritage on an educational tour around Mexico City. Learn the history of Mexico after the Revolution through the illustrations of artists from the muralist movement. Explore the art of the three main leaders of the muralist movement, also known as Los tres grandes, who are David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. On site visits in Mexico City and Cuernavaca, view artworks that are well-known aspects of Mexican culture and beyond. Gain a deeper understanding of artistic identity and heritage through the life and artwork of Frida Kahlo, one of the best-known artists of the 20th century.

Go on an adventure into the ancient civilizations and heritage of Mexico. See ancient ruins from the Mexica and Aztecs, including walls of skulls and monoliths in excavated temple ruins. Journey back in time on a guided tour in the City of the Gods, where there are pyramids dedicated to the sun and moon. Dig into the cultural roots of Mexico City at museums, cathedrals and basilicas where history is preserved. Join the pilgrimage into Catholic heritage, learning the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint. At stops along the way, take in the unique architecture and find opportunities for inspiration.

Daily Itinerary

Learning Outcomes

On this cultural arts tour of Mexico City, learn about the local ancient civilizations, religious heritage, artists and activists firsthand. Explore the muralist movement, depicting Mexican history and identity, through the murals of Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and other activist artists of that era. Dig into the archeological past of Mexico, discovering ancient ruins and artifacts of the Aztecs and more. Get to know one of the best-known artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo, whose paintings incorporate indigenous symbolism along with brilliant self-portraits that express themes of identity and human anatomy. Gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic heritage of Mexico, including the story behind the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with twin or triple occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

All three meals are provided daily, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Insurance

International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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