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Cultural Exploration in Mexico



Day 1: Arrival in Mexico City

Arrival at Mexico City International Airport.
Check-in at a centrally located hotel.
Visit the historic center, including Zocalo, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Templo Mayor.
Dinner at a traditional Mexican restaurant.

Templo Mayor.

The Templo Mayor was the main temple of the Mexica people in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica. The temple was called Huēyi Teōcal in the Nahuatl language.

Metropolitan Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. The Metropolitan Cathedral is widely considered to be the highest point of Vice Regal and colonial art, architecture, and craftsmanship.





Day 2: Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour

Full-day tour to Teotihuacan Pyramids.
Explore the ancient city, climb the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon.
Visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Avenue of the Dead.
Return to Mexico City in the evening.

Teotihuacan Pyramids.

Teotihuacan is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City. Running down the middle of the site, which was once a flourishing pre-Columbian city, is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, the latter two with panoramic views from their summits. Artifacts in the Museum of Teotihuacan Culture, on-site, include pottery and bones.

Temple of Quetzalcoatl

The Temple of the Feathered Serpent is the third largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian site in central Mexico. This structure is notable partly due to the discovery in the 1980s of more than a hundred possibly sacrificial victims found buried beneath the structure.

Avenue of the Dead

The main monuments of the city of Teotihuacan are connected to each other by a central road of 45 meters wide and a length of 2 kilometers, called "Avenue of the Dead " (Avenida de Los Muertos), because it is believed to have been paved with tombs.





Day 3: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Tour

Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul) in Coyoacán.

Explore the nearby Diego Rivera Studio Museum.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Optional: Explore Xochimilco's floating gardens by trajinera (traditional boat).

Frida Kahlo Museum

The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Blue House for the structure's cobalt-blue walls, is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City.

Xochimilco's floating gardens

famous for its chinampas (floating gardens). The local agriculturalists constructed branch and reed rafts on the lake, covered them with mud from the bottom of the lake, and cultivated fruits, vegetables, and flowers, which they shipped to Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) via canal.






Day 4: Day Trip to Puebla and Cholula

Travel to Puebla, known for its colorful streets and colonial architecture.
Visit the Puebla Cathedral and the Rosary Chapel.
Explore the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest pyramid by volume in the world.
Return to Mexico City in the evening.

Puebla Cathedral

The Basilica Cathedral of Puebla, as the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is known according to its Marian invocation, is the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles. It is one of the most important buildings in the historic center of Puebla declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Rosary Chapel.

The Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence (Chapel of the Rosary), often referred to as the Matisse Chapel or the Vence Chapel, is a small Catholic chapel located in the town of Vence on the French Riviera. It was dedicated to the Dominican Order.The church was built and decorated between 1947 and 1951 under a plan devised by artist Henri Matisse.


It houses a number of Matisse original works and was regarded by Matisse as his "masterpiece". While the simple white exterior has drawn mixed reviews from casual observers, some regard it as one of the great religious structures of the 20th century.

Great Pyramid of Cholula

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl, is a complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the largest archaeological site of a pyramid in the world, as well as the largest pyramid by volume known to exist in the world today.


Day 5: Mexico City Culinary Experience

Participate in a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Mexican dishes.
Visit local markets to buy fresh ingredients.
Enjoy the fruits of your labor during a farewell dinner.


Costing:

Flight from Kenya to Mexico City (round trip): $1,200
Accommodation (5 nights): $600
Tours and activities: $400
Meals and miscellaneous: $500

Total: $2,700

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