MEXICO

October 31 - November 6, 2023

 

Are you ready to head with me to Mexico for the ultimate cultural experience during one of the biggest holidays in Mexico - Dia de los Muertos? One thing I pride myself on when traveling is culture immersion. I genuinely enjoy spending time with locals and immersing myself in local culture because it is the best way to learn about and appreciate the places you're traveling to.

 

I moved to Mexico in 2021 and, for the past year, I've thoroughly enjoyed exploring every aspect of culture that this beautiful country has to offer. During this seven-day cultural exploration of Mexico, you'll feel the mystical vibes of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Mexico City and Guadalajara have gifted the world with tequila, tacos, and mariachi and, during this experience, we will visit both cities to partake in this culturally-enriching holiday while learning more about Mexico from a different, and more local, perspective.

 

This experience is for open-minded adventurists who are interested in learning more about Mexico, its culture, traditions, and cuisine (don't worry - there will also be loads of fun and excitement).The question is: Are you ready for the authentic side of Mexico?  

This trip is for people who: 

  1. Enjoy learning about local culture (ex: food and people) when they're traveling 

  2. Are open-minded about others' cultures and traditions

  3. Respect others' beliefs even if it is different from theirs

  4. Are into culture immersion with a side of mid-level luxury

  5. Interested in meeting new people (locals and foreigners) 

  6. Love having random fun and engaging experiences 

  7. Excited to find both local and touristy spots in Mexico City and Guadalajara

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What's Included:

Double Occupancy: $2,350

Single Occupancy: $2,650

  • Airport transfers

  • Transportation to all group activities

  • Welcome Dinner and Local Culinary Experiences

  • Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Activities

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride over Teotihuacan Pyramids

  • Private Boat Ride Through Xochimilco Canals

  • Jose Cuervo Tequila Train Package (VIP)

  • Daily breakfast

  • Some lunch and dinner meals

  • Some alcohol

  • Accommodation in Mexico City and Guadalajara

  • ALL Domestic flights

  • Lucha Libre VIP

  • All tours and experiences listed in itinerary

  • Local Photographer

  • Cultural local town visit

  • Local Mariachi Performances

  • On-call staff support

  • AND MORE!!

Only 12 Spots

Available!!! 

Not Included:

  • International flight

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

  • Some meals 

  • Some drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Souveneir and personal purchases 

  • Any activities not included in the itinerary

  • Anything not mentioned

IMPORTANT:

  • A $350 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. 

  • For double occupancy, the price is $2,350 per person. If you select double occupancy and are traveling solo, please add “solo traveler” in the comments/notes when making your deposit and I will send you a personality quiz to match you prior to the trip. 

  • For single occupancy, the price is $2,650 per person.

  • Full payment must be completed 60 days before trip date (full payment must be completed by September  1, 2023).

  • Payments can be made at any time via website, Zelle, or Cashapp.

  • Upon receipt of the $350 trip deposit, you will receive the Travel Agreement. Once travel agreement is submitted, you will be granted access to the Travelers Only page where you will find everything you need for the trip. 

  • All deposits are nonrefundable or transferable. All other payments can be refunded. Because it is important we pay our wonderful vendors prior to your arrival, you can receive 70% of your refund 90 days or more before the trip date. After the 90 day deadline, percentages will be deducted from your refund according to the time frame of cancellation. 

  • Invoices will be sent via email each month. Fixed payments can be made on the site or via Cashapp and Zelle. 

  • You don't want to miss this cultural experience! To reserve your spot, click on the link below.  

Payments are flexible. You can pay monthly or pay as you please as long as payment deadlines are met. ​

Mariachi Band

Day 1

You've made it to beautiful and culturally-enriched Mexico!! You will be picked up by our friendly, experienced, and professional transportation team. Take some time to enjoy your first few hours: go for a swim, catch some ZZZs, catch up on some work, whatever you like.

You are here for an array  of cultural experiences during the biggest holiday in Mexico but first, let's meet your travel family (if you haven't met them already). What better way to start this trip than with a unique culinary experience?

After enjoying local Mexican cuisine with a twist, we'll begin preparing for Noche de Brujas (Night of the Witches). 

 

We'll take a private late-night boat ride through Xochimilco Canal as we listen to the legend of La Llorona - a popular Mexican folklore and tradition to begin

Day of the Dead.

Halloween fanatics: We've got some surprises for you!!

Day 2

Today is the official day of Day of the Dead. As you venture out, you'll see many people adorn the streets with flowers, altars, and other traditional items to celebrate the lives of their loved ones who have passed on. Before we partake in the festivities, it's important we learn more about the tradition so we can be respectful to their culture.

 

We'll get the local inside scoop on all of the traditions and rituals of Day of the Dead, including taking part in making your own traditional altar offering. After learning more about the traditional history, we'll hit the streets. Though this may sound like a sad occasion - locals truly celebrate their loved ones who have passed on with parades, dances, ceremonies, and festivals. There's no shortage of things to see and do today. You might even be asked to join in!!

 

This is an all-day event that you can enjoy at-leisure!!

Day 3

Technically, it's still Day of the Dead. We wouldn't dare limit ourselves to one city so today we're heading to our next city to experience the culture there as well!! After arriving in Guadalajara (domestic flight included), you'll have some time to relax. Use it wisely because we've got a jam-packed day tomorrow.

We will visit the largest indoor market in Latin America and a traditional barrio to taste iconic dishes of Jalisco: barbacoa, tort ahogada, birria, and more (vegetarian and vegan dishes can be prepared upon request).

 

Your taste buds will thank me!

Day 4

What's a visit to Mexico without diving into the history of tequila?! Guadalajara is the largest city in the state of Jalisco and Jalisco is one of the few Mexican states that is actually legally allowed to produce tequila. Jalisco is also the state which gifted mariachi, tortas ahogadas, and tequila to the world!!

Today, we're boarding the Jose Cuervo Express train to learn more about tequila from start-to-finish. This means we're starting from the agave fields, heading to distilleries, and indulging in tequila along the way! Of course, this train includes all of the drinks you could possibly want. I dare you to be sober by the time we return.

The Jose Cuervo Express departs from Guadalajara in the morning and we'll travel to Tequila, Jalisco. We'll enjoy educational tastings and shows, visit famous distilleries, and will even get a chance to go to an actual agave field to see how agave is harvested.

This is not your typical Amtrak train. We'll be riding in our very own private VIP train car.

Wait, did I mention we'll have an open bar and lounge areas on board?!  Maybe I should've

started with that before I dared you to remain sober!

DAY 5

It's time to head back to Mexico City for our last two days of Mexico before you head home. We promise to make these two days so memorable that you forget you'll be returning home!

 

After checking in to our hotel, we'll give you some time to unwind before we head to a Lucha Libre match. Prepare to be front and center at one of the most entertaining experiences of your life in Mexico (I grew up watching wrestling with my grandfather so I'm super stoked about this!!). Who knows? You might even get called into the ring to perform.

DAY 6

Today is our last full day in Mexico. After breakfast, we'll head to Teotihuacan Pyramids for a hot air balloon experience over these gorgeous world wonders! How cool would it be to see some of the oldest landmarks known to man from an aerial  point of view? For those of you who are afraid of heights....trust me, you'll want to face your fears for this experience (it's actually not scary at all). After our hot air balloon ride, you'll have time to explore the pyramids.

 

All of this exploring probably helped you work up an appetite, right? For our last group lunch, we'll be dining inside of a million-year-old cave. How's that for unique eating experiences?

 

After dinner, we'll head downtown and fiesta the night away local-style!!

DAY 7

This has been a great experience and, though we return to our final destinations today, we have built connections and created memories that will last forever!