On this itinerary, you'll dive into Mexico City and explore everything from the city's historic center to the canals of Xochimilco. Travel back in time to learn about the history of pre-Hispanic people at the Museum of Anthropology, discover the mysterious temples of Teotihuacán, and get inspired in the bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacán, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera used to live.

Highlights

  • Explore indigenous and Spanish history in the historic center
  • Cruise down canals in a traditional boat in Xochimilco
  • Trek to the top of massive pyramids in Teotihuacán
  • Walk through the onetime art studio and home of Frida Kahlo

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival to Mexico City - Anthropology Museum Mexico City
Day 2 Mexico City: Teotihuacán Archaeological Site – Basilica of Guadalupe Mexico City
Day 3 Mexico City: Coyoacán Visit - Anahuacalli Museum - Frida Kahlo’s House Mexico City
Day 4 Mexico City: Visit of Xochimilco canals - Murals of Mexico - Cuicuilco  Mexico City
Day 5 Transfer to Mexico City's airport  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City - Anthropology Museum

Anthropology Museum of Mexico City
Anthropology Museum of Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico! You will be transferred to your hotel to leave your luggage. Then your guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the amazing National Anthropology Museum, one of the most important museums in Mexico and America. This will be a visit of two to three hours as you tour the main rooms showcasing Aztec and Mayan history.

Head back to your hotel for a siesta. The evening is free to explore and have dinner on your own. 

Day 2: Mexico City: Teotihuacán Archaeological Site - Basilica of Guadalupe

Archaeological site of Teotihuacan
The pyramids of Teotihuacán

Today, you will be picked up after breakfast to visit the amazing archaeological site of Teotihuacán—the largest, most influential, and most revered city in the history of the New World. The city flourished in Mesoamerica's Golden Age. You'll learn all about it on a guided visit. Then you'll have lunch on the way back, and stop to visit the famous Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe, a Roman Catholic Church and a national shrine of Mexico. 

In the evening, have dinner in one of Mexico City's many excellent restaurants, followed by a stroll through the beautifully illuminated historic center.

Day 3: Mexico City: Coyoacán Visit - Anahuacalli Museum - Frida Kahlo’s House

Coyoacán - Casa de  Frida
The museum devoted to Frida Kahlo's life in Coyoacán 

Today, your guide will take you to the bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacán to learn about the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Coyoacán is the cultural heart of the southern section of Mexico City: on the weekends, there's a busy handicraft market close to Plaza Hidalgo, and the square is surrounded by various shops and restaurants. 

First visit the Anahuacalli Museum, founded by Diego Rivera, to see pieces from his pre-Hispanic art collection. After lunch, visit the “Casa de Frida," also known as Casa Azul or the Blue House. This house, where the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo lived her whole life, is now a museum dedicated to her life and work.

Day 4: Mexico City: Visit Xochimilco canals - Murals of Mexican Iconic Muralists - Cuicuilco - 

Xoxhimilco canals
Colorful boats on the canals of Xochimilco

On day four, venture to the neighborhood of Xochimilco. The neighborhood, registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, is crossed by canals—remnants of the rivers that once crossed the valley floor of Mexico City. You will have the opportunity to sail through the canals on a trajinera (a traditional decorated boat) while tasting some antojitos (Mexican snacks) and learning about the history of the city. 

Later, you will visit the murals of David Alfaro Siqueros, a Marxist Mexican iconic muralist, then stop by the Cuicuilco archaeological site, built by a culture that was established before the construction of Teotihuacán. Enjoy one last night on the town before the next day's departure.

Day 5: Transfer to Mexico City's airport

Street food in Chapultepec Park
Street food in Chapultepec Park

Today is the last day of the trip. Squeeze in one last taco before your ride to the airport to catch a flight home. Safe travels!