Multi-Day Tour

Mexico City Five Day Trip (5 days)

Journey Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico To Mexico City, Mexico

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Jan 2099

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Mexico City, Mexico
None Dinner

You will be welcomed on arrival leaving baggage claim and customs to the Mexico City International Airport and privately transferred to your hotel (:45 mins). Tonight dinner is reserved for you at the acclaimed El Izote Restaurant with an explanation of the menu by the Chef (subject to availability).

Day 2
Mexico City, Mexico
None None

San Angel / Coyoacan / Xochimilco You will be met in the hotel lobby at 9:00 a.m. by your guide for a privately guided exploration of the subtler aspects of Mexico City. We head to the charming suburb of San Angel for the Bazar Sabado (Saturday Bazar). The bustling market is held along the cobblestone streets and pretty San Jacinto Plaza and features a lovely mix of jewelry, ceramics, glassware, and household items. You will also visit the Casa Estudio de Diego Rivera, the actual home of Diego and Frida masterfully crafted by Juan O’Gorman, where you can see the artists’ workshop and original works by Diego Rivera. On to Coyocan, your lunch at Los Danzantes is reserved and included today. After lunch you can explore the Bazar Artesanal de Coyocan where you will find everything from gypsie silverwork to indigenous pottery and weavings; look out for the stilted jugglers performing in the streets! You may also opt to visit the now famous Casa Azul, the famous former birthplace and home of Frida Khalo where you can see original work by Frida as well as photos and other artifacts from her life. Following lunch, you will visit the ancient Aztec waterways of Xochimilco, which remind you Mexico’s many layers of cultural and historical past. You have up to a two-hour private ride in one of the traditional Trajineras (river boats in Nahuatl) to ply the ancient waterways with perhaps a stop in the Nativitas Embarcadero to the large crafts market for some shopping. Time and interest permitting you can visit the Dolores Olmedo Museum which houses 137 original works by Diego Riviera and also includes 25 works by Frida Khalo and more than 600 pre-Hispanic artifacts. In the late afternoon you return to our lovely hotel to relax and freshen up for night on the town on your own.

Day 3
Mexico City, Mexico
None None

Mexico City: National Anthropology Museum / Historic Center / Zocalo Today after a delicious breakfast you will be picked up in the hotel lobby at 9:00 a.m. for a full day, privately guided tour of the world-renowned National Anthropology museum. Your expert guide will add contour and colour to the myriad of fascinating exhibits. You will continue on to the historic city centre with continued commentary by your guide with visits to the Catedral Metropolitana, the Templo Mayor and museum (You may wish to be accompanied by the site’s archeologist (optional and at additional cost) during your visit to the Aztec’s Templo Mayor), Palacio Nacional, the Zocalo, Palacio de Bellas Artes, and more depending on time and interest. Lunch is included today at Café Tacuba or another of the many fine eateries in the Historic City Center. In the late afternoon, you return to your fine hotel for relaxation and dinner on your own in the hotel restaurant or at one of the many excellent restaurants within walking distance.

Day 4
Mexico City, Mexico
None None

Teotihuacán / Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe You will be met in the hotel lobby for a privately guided tour of the stunning archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, famous for the world’s 3rd and 4th largest pyramidal structures, the enormous Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Again, your guide will enhance your experience with expert explanations of the importance of the site and its place in the rich history of Mexico’s many layers of pre-Columbian civilizations. Your privately guided tour includes a visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Afternoon return to your hotel and dinner and evening on your own.

Day 5
Mexico City, Mexico
None None

Departure: Mexico City D.F. / Home or Next Destination You will be met in the hotel lobby for a private transfer to the Mexico City International Airport. Your driver will accompany you inside the terminal and assist you with baggage and finding the correct counter for your check in.

Tour Features

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Description

Our Mexico City Five Day trip is the perfect opportunity to visit the incredible sites and participate in the many activities that Mexico City has to offer. From visiting art museums, cathedrals, and archeological ruins to shopping in bazars and on Mexico’s 5th avenue, this trip is packed full of amazing things to see and do. We’ll help you choose the perfect resort or boutique hotel to meet your every need, and we’ll make sure you taste the absolute best in cuisine and drink that this capital city has to offer. The Mexico City Five Day is an unforgettable experience in its self, but it also makes the perfect starting point for extended trips that venture into other regions of Mexico.


Highlights


Wining and Dining


Enjoy the renouned local cuisine at the finest restaurants in the world


Shopping


Visit the bazars of San Angel and Artesanal de Coyocan to shop for jewelry, glassware, ceramics, gypsie silverwork, pottery, weavings, and more


Stroll the Avineda Presidente Masaryk with its many boutiques and restaurants. Widely regarded as the most expensive street in Latin America


Cultural Sites


Visit the home of Diego Rivera and the birthplace of Frida Khalo


Catedral Metropolitana - Considered one of the finest works of architecture in all of Latin America, this cathedral is the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Mexico.


Templo Mayor and Museum - This museum is at the site of an ancient temple and houses thousands of items excavated from the site.


Palacio Nacional - Home to the Federal Executive branch of Mexico, this palace is truly breathtaking.


The Zocalo - This is the square around which many of these museums, palaces, and places of importance lie


Palacio de Bellas Artes - This is the finest opera house in all of Mexico


Teotihuacan - this archeological site is home to the world's 3rd and 4th largest pyramidsShrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

About Us

Journey Mexico specializes in crafting unique, authentic and unexpected travel experiences for the discerning and sophisticated traveler throughout the Mexican republic.Whether you would like to travel to Mexico to explore Mayan ruins, relax in a hacienda, visit islands in Baja’s Sea of Cortes, search for handicrafts in markets, or adventure in the Copper Canyon, we take great pride in sharing Mexico’s natural beauty & rich cultural heritage in the company of our warm and welcoming people.2016 Virtuoso Peer-to-Peer Award Winner - "Best Destination & Experiences - In-Country Partner

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Family Trip

By: Deni170


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2014

Our family trip to RIU Tropical Bay in Negril, Jamaica was great. Staff was nice and food was good. 2 minor problems: tour desk asked for vouchers, so I gave them my travel sheets and the return transportation to the airport got messed up. Regardless, we enjoyed the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino
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Highly Recommended

By: Lisa


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

We went back and forth several times with Journey Mexico planning our itinerary and were very pleased with their responsiveness and obvious knowledge of the Yucatan Peninsula. They put together a wonderful tour with highly professional and knowledgeable driver/guides, and the hotel recommendations were excellent. They also followed up while we were traveling to make sure everything was satisfactory. Would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Falkenberry
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Journese is no bargain

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Booking any travel program with any company should mean care free fun with no worries with what can go wrong next with the itinerary.  We travel often but this is our first trip with Journese.  It will be our last. Journese is out of date beginning with their systems, product, and customer service reps that lack basic knowledge.
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Delightful trip

By: Ginger


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Trip was well planned and accommodation were excellent
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Great Customer Service

By: JJT


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

Upon our arrival in Mexico, Journey Mexico made it an easy trip. They had one of their employees with a sign outside the airport that greeted us, grabbed our luggage, gave us a folder of info of our contacts for our trip, and took us to our private transfer (we only had to wait a few minutes for the transportation to arrive). We left the airport with Journey Mexico within 10 minutes from us walking out of the airport. We arrived to the resort 25-30 minutes later - very easy! We had a little hiccup with the resort about what package we would supposed to receive. There was a miscommunication between the resort reservations and Journey Mexico. The resort and Journey Mexico hashed it out. During that process, we were being updated from Journey Mexico and our resort. Journey Mexico even sent a bottle of champagne to our room for the confusion which was a nice touch. Their rep even take you through the entire check in process at the airport for departure. Great customer service all week!

Yucatan Journey

By: Magritte's Hat


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2014

When I decided I wanted to visit Mexico for the first time, I spent hours online trying to plan a trip. Luckily, I came across an article recommending using travel advisors. Because I took that advice, I now have countless bad photographs and good memories of a trip to Mexico. Stacy was able to arrange a trip for me after a couple of phone calls and a few emails that was better than anything I could have done myself. I experienced the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Merida, explored Mayan ruins (culminating with the awesome ancient city of Chichen Itza), and spent a few relaxing days on a sugar-sanded beach in Tulum. My guide was terrific and the hotels were clean and comfortable without being impersonal and generic. The whole trip was great. After over a decade of staying close to home, I think I'm going to be hitting the road more often; and I'm sure I'll be using Stacy's services again.

Great Service

By: mh123


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Journey Mexico provided us with great guides and drivers. They were always on time and very pleasant.

attentive

By: kerri


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

they were on top of the logistic details. Very easy.

San Miguel

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2017

All was good,timely,courteous etc
Travel Advisor:  Kay Jones

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By: DSL


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Journey Zmexico provided us with the best experience we could have wished for in the Copper Canyon. The logistics of the trip, including timing, transportation, lodging, food and guide services was outstanding. The only low point was the dining experience at the Best Western in Creel- the hotel was fine but the dinners were not to our liking and did not match the amazing food we had at all the other hotels. The high point was our guide Gustavo who was the most well informed and superb guide! We are so fortunate to have him as our tour guide-heads it a fabulous trip- forever grateful to him!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Puerto Aventuras

By: Rita


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Nice people. House was in good location. A few items not in good shape, but overall comfortable. Staff responded to our questions and needs.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

True Campions of their Beautiful Country

By: Partridge Travels


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

This was our second trip with Journey Mexico, and we were privileged to travel with the most wonderful guides! All of our drivers and guides have been professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, protective, and extremely well educated. I have heard and read so many negative stories about travel in Mexico, so the most important message I can convey to anyone considering travel with Journey Mexico is that I have never had to overthink my personal safety, and I have never felt as though I was in a place or situation that could be dangerous. Another great bonus about travel with their guides is that they know all the great places to eat (you will not get sick) and they are true gentlemen and will help you shop. Also, your Journey Mexico concierge (who is different from your guide), is a phone call away. Our concierge called us on our second night just to check in and see if we needed anything, which we didn't because our every need was already taken care of- they are first class!
Travel Advisor:  Whitney Shindelar

Luxury Interior Mexico

By: Kane


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Journey Mexico made our family of 4 Spring Break Trip to Interior Mexico a breeze. The drivers were all very professional and we felt completely safe with the adventure travel operators. It was the perfect mix of adventure family fun and luxury travel.
Travel Advisor:  Amanda Watkins

Perfect

By: KZB


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

Our hotel was perfect and in a lovely location. Our guide Louis was well informed and friendly. Cesar our driver was prompt and showed up exactly where we needed him every time. I was very impressed with the skillful coordination of our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones

Journey Mexico in Mexico City

By: TECIV


Reviewed on: 01 May 2018

Journey Mexico was very easy to work with and completely enhanced our trip to Mexico City. We had the same driver for both tours who was wonderful and our guide at the pyramids, Isaias, was extremely knowledgeable and really made the experience there. I cant imagine having done the pyramids without his insight and guidance. I would highly recommend Journey Mexico to any friends and family.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Michaud