Mexico with the Art History Babes Exploration

Mexico City - Oaxaca City

2022: May 29 - Jun 4


Frida Kahlo, folk art, architecture, ancient artifacts—this trip will take you on a 7-day art and food-filled adventure to the flourishing cities of Mexico City and Oaxaca. We’ll visit the iconic Palacio Nacional, wander the Museo Nacional de Antropología, and even do some hands-on art making, creating fantastical alebrijes. After a full day of exploring, enjoy all the regional cuisine both cities have to offer with food market visits and a market to table cooking class!

  • 7 days

  • 8 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners included

  • TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) , between 8 AM and 5 PM

  • TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Oaxaca International Airport (OAX) on the last day

Activities Included

  • Welcome Meeting
  • Mexico City Historic Center Tour
  • Mexico City Food Market Visit
  • Museo Nacional de Antropología
  • Frida Kahlo Museum & Coyoacan Walking Tour
  • Taco and Tequila night
  • Oaxaca City Walking Tour
  • Oaxaca City Food Market Visit
  • Alebrije Workshop
  • Market to Table Cooking Class
  • Mezcalería Visit

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • Domestic Flight
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times
  • Tips for Guides

Your Host

Art History Babes

Hello all! We are Corrie, Natalie, Ginny, and Jen. We are the co-hosts of The Art History Babes Podcast and authors of “The Honest Art Dictionary”. We believe deeply in the power of art to transform, and consider art to be a prime avenue with which to explore and understand the world we live in. After meeting in grad school, the 4 of us built a platform to share our love of all things visual culture in a way that is accessible, entertaining, and honest. We can’t wait to travel with you! Let’s explore, have a good time, and learn about art and culture along the way.

Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, May 29, 2022

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Day 1

Bienvenidos and welcome to Mexico! TrovaTrip will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After you get settled, you’ll join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner and toast to the fun week ahead.

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Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) , between 8 AM and 5 PM

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Welcome Meeting

6:00 P.M.: Meet and greet your guide in the hotel lobby for a welcome meeting!

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dinner

7:00 P.M.: Enjoy an included welcome dinner at local restaurant.

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City Centro

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 2

Monday, May 30, 2022

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Day 2

Rise and shine to your first full day in Mexico City! Today you will explore this incredible city with your fellow travelers.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

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Mexico City Historic Center Tour

9:00 A.M.: Begin the day with a walk to Mexico City’s famous ‘Zocalo’ - the main square in the historic center. From there, you will visit the most important sites in the neighborhood! Admire Diego Rivera’s murals at the Palacio Nacional, explore the metropolitan Cathedral and visit the emblematic Bellas Artes building. (~2.5 hours)

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Mexico City Food Market Visit

1:00 P.M.: Experience the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to a local market. The markets in Mexico City are filled with family-owned stands, local flavors, and intricate crafts. You will stop at the best stands to try some must-have dishes! (~2 hours)

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Included snack at food market.

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Museo Nacional de Antropología

Then, get ready to explore the Museo Nacional de Antropología, the largest museum in the country, and the most visited. You will find a fantastic collection of archeological and anthropological artifacts and information on the cultures which formed this stunning country. It is near the areas of Polanco, Condesa, and Roma, three neighborhoods that boast some of the city’s best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife! Note: Start time is to be determined by your guide. (~2-3 hours)

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City Centro

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 3

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Day 3

Rise and shine! Enjoy another fun day in Mexico with your group.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

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Frida Kahlo Museum & Coyoacan Walking Tour

8:30 A.M.: You'll head to the neighborhood of Coyoacán, one of the oldest in the city! Here, you will visit Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul, one of the most treasured memories of the famous artist. Discover a more intimate view of Frida Kahlo’s art, before walking around Coyoacán’s beautiful center. Here, there are many cafés, shops, and unique craft markets! (~3 hours)

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Taco and Tequila night

6:00 P.M.: Meet your guide in the lobby, then head off to try some of the best taco stands in the city. Of course, every local has their favorite place, so tonight, you get to pick your own. Sip on some tequila or beer with your tacos; the perfect match! (~2 hours)

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dinner

Included street tacos dinner.

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City Centro

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 4

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2022

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Day 4

Buenos días! After breakfast, you’ll board a quick flight to the city of Oaxaca! Oaxaca is treasured for its cuisine and folk art, and you will quickly understand why once you arrive. You’ll be transferred to your hotel located right in the heart of the city. Find mezcalerías, boutiques, and restaurants all around! Enjoy a quick orientation walk guided by your tour guide to begin discovering this city’s secrets. In the evening, you’ll indulge in a delicious Oaxacan dinner at a local restaurant.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

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Domestic Flight to Oaxaca City

Domestic Flight

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dinner

7:00 P.M.: Included dinner at local restaurant.

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Hotel La Noria

Overnight in Oaxaca City

Day 5

Thursday, Jun 02, 2022

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Day 5

Today you will get to explore more of Oaxaca City. Later, head over to San Martin Tilcajete to learn about the alebrijes sculptures of Oaxacan-Mexican folk art.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

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Oaxaca City Walking Tour

9:00 A.M.: Enjoy a walking tour of this lively city! Explore and discover the city’s most beautiful sites. (~2 hours)

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Oaxaca City Food Market Visit

Explore and grab lunch at a bustling local market - arguably the best way to try Oaxacan cuisine!

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lunch

1:00 P.M.: Included lunch at the local market.

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Alebrije Workshop

After lunch, head to San Martin Tilcajete for a Alebrije Workshop. After watching artisans carve and paint the figures, you will have the opportunity for your own hands on experience!

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Hotel La Noria

Overnight in Oaxaca City

Day 6

Friday, Jun 03, 2022

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Day 6

In the morning, you’re free to explore at your own leisure! Be sure to ask your guide for recommendations for the best sites, restaurants and activities. Then, you’ll head to the kitchen and start cooking.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

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Market to Table Cooking Class

1:30 P.M.: What better way to experience Oaxaca than with a cooking class? Visit a local market to find fresh, local ingredients, and then get in the kitchen to start prepping a Oaxacan dish! Your chef will guide you as you learn to make some of the most emblematic Oaxacan dishes. You’ll also learn how to make some Mexican culinary staples, like tortillas, salsas, and Aguas Frescas (fresh fruit water). (~5 hours)

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dinner

Included farewell dinner during your cooking class. Note: Dinner is a set menu.

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Mezcalería Visit

7:00 P.M.: Learn all about this tequila-like drink and find out what makes it so special while also getting a glimpse of the lively nightlife in Oaxaca.

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Hotel La Noria

Overnight in Oaxaca City

Day 7

Saturday, Jun 04, 2022

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Day 7

Hasta luego! Enjoy one last breakfast before saying goodbye to Mexico.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at hotel.

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Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Oaxaca International Airport (OAX) on the last day

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