Fly from Mexico City to Tampico and relax during your private transportation, snack included, to Xilitla (3.5 hours), where you will enjoy a local lunch. After lunch, you'll be taken to Las Pozas where you are free to explore the gardens and settle into your room.
Mexico City, Mexico
Take a guided tour of the grounds and enjoy free time to wander the property and be inspired by the artistic and natural surroundings. After lunch, you will be transferred back to the airport at Tampico for your flight back to Mexico City.
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Edward James was an eccentric Englishman born to extreme wealth and privilege. Edward grew to love surrealist art and became a patron of famed artists Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and others. An aspiring artist himself, James moved to Mexico to create Las Pozas (“The Pools”), a fantasy world of his own where he could create and display his surrealistic inspirations.
Las Pozas is set more than 2,000 feet above sea level in a tropical rain forest near the village of Xilitla. James creation consists of more than 80 acres of natural pools, waterfalls, and towering sculptures made of cement. For about a decade, this “surrealist Xanadu” housed a vast variety of tropical animals and plants, orchids in particular of which there were said to be at one time over 29,000. For a brief video about Edward James and Las Pozas, click here.
This weekend trip to the Gardens of Edward James is a great way to add a cultural getaway any any of our Mexico City Trips.
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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