Mexico City: History, Art, Culture and Politics
Immerse yourself in the cultural heart of Mexico and learn from experts as you explore renowned museums and national monuments while gaining insight into its neighborhoods and politics.
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Program No. 13964RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Embrace and explore México City as it showcases all facets of Mexico’s national character. In a place where many public buildings are built from the stones of Aztec temples, past and present are inextricably linked, so that around each modern street corner is another opportunity to delve into the history of Mexico. Ballet folklórico, mariachis and a cosmopolitan mix of museums and neighborhoods adorned with the art of the great muralists illustrate the story of Mexican antiquity alongside pre-Aztec pyramids and colonial squares.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. Moderate: Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain Active: Walking up to 1.75 miles daily. Elevations of 7,200 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Trace the history of Mexico City with local historians and in a variety of museums.
  • In museums and exhibitions, study the life and work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
  • Explore quaint and historic neighborhoods like Coyoacan and San Angel.

General Notes

Dates with a Moderate Activity Level are eight nights to allow for a more relaxed pace.
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María Teresa Peniche
Maria Teresa Peniche, who prefers to be known simply as “Teri,” is a highly regarded addition to Geronimo’s Road Scholar staff. Teri pursued a career in higher education, preparing school curriculums designed as well as teaching English in secondary education. After retiring, Teri’s vast knowledge of Mexico’s history and culture paved the way towards her becoming a Group Leader. Blessed with a caring disposition and a great desire to share her love of her country, Teri’s capacity for sharing her considerable knowledge is unrivaled.
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