Zachary Rabinor's 6-day Trip Around Mexico City
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Today you will be arriving to Mexico City and the Four Seasons Hotel. We will meet you at the Toluca FBO Airport and drive you to the Four Seasons Hotel.
Enjoy a guided visit with an expert muralist guide to see some of the most impressive murals painted by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Your day will start with an exclusive visit of the Diego Rivera Museum and its famous Mural, Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park.
You will then continue to the Palace of fine arts, Bellas Artes , as well as one of the largest main squares of the world, the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo. Enter the National Palace to receive a guided visit of the most famous murals of Diego Rivera.
Your afternoon will be at your leisure. In the evening, you will head to the Castle of Chapultepec to witness the world famous Folkloric art ballet designed back in 1952 by Amalia Hernandez. You will have VIP tickets and will be able to enjoy the different traditional dances, costumes, and rhythms of the different states of Mexico.
Today you will be able to explore the magnificent site of Teotihuacan with a local expert guide and archeologist. You will also have the unique opportunity to visit the satellite cities of Atetelco and Tetitla, where you can admire original murals that are closed to public.
Afterwards, you will return to Mexico City and stop at one of the most visited Roman Catholic Pilgrimage sites of the world, the Shrine of Guadalupe. Your guide will walk you through the shrine before ending at a nearby Restaurant called Monte Cristo. This is a true paradise for Mexican gastronomy lovers, as all the dishes are very fresh and you will be able to meet the owner or chef.
In the evening, you will enjoy a private off-hour visit of Templo Mayor and the remains of what used to be the most important temple of the Aztec empire city of Tenochtitlan.
This morning, opt for a walking tour to some of the most attractive neighborhoods of Mexico City, Roma and Condesa. You'll walk through the parks, visit art galleries, and end at Contramar, a local favorite, for lunch. After lunch, you will have an afternoon at your leisure.
Later in the evening, enjoy the classical Lucha Libre. Visit one of the many stands with handmade T-shirts and masks of the local heroes. You will have the opportunity to meet up with one of the most famous fighters, Marco Corleone. Marco can explain the rules and challenges of Lucha Libre. After your visit, it will be time for you to see him in action from VIP seats.
Today, visit one of Mexico's most iconic silver jewelers. In the early 40s, Mexico City was home to the first TANE store, engaged in making and selling leather goods. Eleven years later, the business transitioned to silver.
In the evening, you will be transferred to the National Museum of Anthropology for a private visit of the most impressive halls that represents the pre-Hispanic history of some of the most important cultures of Mesoamerica. The Aztec hall will enlighten you about the true structure of what used to be the mighty empire city of Tenochtitlan – now Mexico City. The most impressive piece is the Aztec calendar, which weighs at least 20 tons.
Afterwards, you will take a short drive to the Dulce Patria Restaurant for dinner.
Visit Tlatelolco in the morning. You'll learn about the pre-Hispanic era, the colonial era, and modern times. Afterwards, you'll head to the airport for your departure.