23083
Mexico
The Best of Central Mexico: Magical Towns and Bustling Cities
Beginning in Mexico City’s bustle, journey in a loop to five colorful, European-inspired cities in Central Mexico, experiencing archaeological gems, open-air markets and savory cuisine.
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Program No. 23083RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
3,599

At a Glance

Forget the Mexico you think you know. Oh, the sensory-piquing surprises — archaeological gems, mouth-watering mole, locals’ warm welcomes — that await you in Mexico’s romantic, central highlands! Beginning in bustling Mexico City, journey in a loop to five magnificent, European-inspired cities and learn about 3,500 years of rich history rooted in advanced, indigenous civilizations. Venture to elevations of 6,000-plus feet in these colonial jewels that pulse with an effervescent mestizo culture thriving to this day. Open-air markets, 16th-century cathedrals, chiles en nogada — find memories of a lifetime at every turn!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 2.5-4 miles on six days; standing up to two hours. Climbing one flight of stairs. Driving 2-6 hours some days.
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 ...

  • Experience the indigenous Purepecha village of Patzcuaro, a quaint, colorful town of simple adobe homes founded in the 1320s.
  • In Oaxaca, discover world-renowned cuisine and experience a cooking class that begins with a trip to the market and preparation of a four-course meal.
  • Discover the allure of San Miguel Allende that continues to attract Americans to its orderly colorful streets.
Featured Expert
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Maria Mitrani
Maria Mitrani was born in Italy, then lived in Canada, the United States and France. She finally settled in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, where she has been living since 1976 with her husband and three children. She has a bachelor’s in Italian and art history from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1985 she has led learning adventures through different parts of Mexico and is a specialized guide for Baja California. She is one of the owners and founders of Andiamo.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Esther Mitrani
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Alejandro Vilchis Berber
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