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Mexico

Mexico’s Origins: Silver, Culture and Revolution

Gain a deeper understanding of Mexico as you visit historic sites, cultural centers and archaeological treasures while enjoying expert-led lectures on this fascinating country.
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Program No. 3290RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
3,299
Mexico

Mexico’s Origins: Silver, Culture and Revolution

Gain a deeper understanding of Mexico as you visit historic sites, cultural centers and archaeological treasures while enjoying expert-led lectures on this fascinating country.
Length
12 days
Starts at
3,299
Length
12 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
3,299
Program No. 3290RJ

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Jan 26 - Feb 6, 2023
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Feb 16 - Feb 27, 2023
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Mar 16 - Mar 27, 2023
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Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2023
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Oct 5 - Oct 16, 2023
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Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2023
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 26 - Feb 6, 2023
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3,899
Feb 16 - Feb 27, 2023
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3,899
Mar 16 - Mar 27, 2023
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3,899
Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2023
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3,899
Oct 5 - Oct 16, 2023
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3,899
Nov 30 - Dec 11, 2023
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3,899

At a Glance

From revolutions to religion, art to silver mining, unearth Mexico’s storied past in the cities of San Miguel de Allende, Quéretaro and Guanajuato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The spirit of this complex yet fascinating country is brought to life through expert discussions on the indigenous groups, the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors and the Mexican Revolution.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking on cobblestone streets, narrow sidewalks and stairs. Elevations up to 6,300 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn about the “Cradle of Independence.”
  • Visit the site where Emperor Maximillian was executed.
  • Explore the National Museum of Anthropology.

General Notes

Program locations not equipped for wheelchair mobility.
Featured Expert
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Sylvia Sanchez
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Sylvia Ruiz was never far from the cultural milieu that defines her birthplace. She chose to pursue a degree in tourism and business administration at the University of Guadalajara. Sylvia worked for the Jalisco Department of Tourism before attending Cochise College in Arizona to pursue a degree in international business communications. After graduating, she began working with Road Scholar at Geronimo Educational Travel and Studies and is now Geronimo’s vice president of international programs.

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

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Born and raised in Guadalajara, Sylvia Ruiz was never far from the cultural milieu that defines her birthplace. She chose to pursue a degree in tourism and business administration at the University of Guadalajara. Sylvia worked for the Jalisco Department of Tourism before attending Cochise College in Arizona to pursue a degree in international business communications. After graduating, she began working with Road Scholar at Geronimo Educational Travel and Studies and is now Geronimo’s vice president of international programs.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors: Archaeology of Mesoamerica
by Weaver, Muriel Porter
The Course of Mexican History
by Meyer, Michael C. and William L. Sherman
Mexico: Biography of Power, A History of Modern Mexico, 1810-1996
by Krauze, Enrique
The Forging of the Cosmic Race: A Reinterpretation of Colonial Mexico
by MacLachlan, Colin M. and Jamie E. Rodriguez
Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans
by Riding, Alan
Letters from Mexico
by Cortes, Hernan & Anthony Pagden
Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes and the Fall of Old Mexico
by Thomas, Hugh
The Wind that Swept Mexico: The History of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1942
by Austin: University of Texas Press
Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
by Coe, Michael





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