MEXICAN ART & NATIVE CRAFTS

From globally renowned artists to the immense talent of local craftspeople, Mexico is home to a world-class art scene.

With internationally acclaimed artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Leonora Carrington, Mexico’s art scene and abundance of museums rival Europe’s best cultural centers. Whether you are interested in visiting the large exhibits of Mexico City, gallery hopping on the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende, or exploring the street art in Oaxaca, Mexico has a lot to discover.

Mexico’s art scene is also rich with local artisans. Each region of Mexico offers unique and original handicrafts that are a reflection of the history of the area. At Journey Mexico we pride ourselves in working closely with artisans who are happy to open up their workshops and to explain the intricacies of their work to visitors.

Today, artists still use the same techniques and skills that were used by thei ancestors hundred of years ago. Each region of Mexico offers a unique and original art that is a reflection of the history of the area.  In Oaxaca, the weavers, black ceramic artists, and wood whittlers create pieces that are not found anywhere else in the country.  In Michoacan, the bronze workers design spectacular works of art in this shiny metal.  In Puebla, the artists that craft Talavera pottery blend classic colonial patterns with more modern artistic expressions for table settings and custom pieces that are recognized worldwide.  In Southern Mexico, Mayan traditions of embroidered cloth, indigenous jewelery, and basket weaving are still being taught through inter-generational apprenticeship.  What better way to learn about these antique art forms and collect original samples than to visit the workshops of these contemporary artists who are keeping their ancient traditions alive.

SAMPLE ITINERARIES

Use the itineraries below to generate ideas for your vacation. Each itinerary is completely customizable – you choose your dates, accommodations, activities and more to create your perfect Mexico holiday.

Oaxaca Native Crafts

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Days: 6

Immerse yourself in Oaxaca’s rich traditions and cultures and visit the homes of different artisans on this Oaxaca Native Crafts trip…

Oaxaca Master Chef Trip

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Days: 8

The Oaxaca Master Chef Trip takes you on a culinary journey into Oaxacan cuisine and explores many indigenous traditions with visits to ruins and villages…

Oaxaca Cycling Excursion

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Days: 7

The Oaxaca Cycling Excursion provides you with the adventure to explore the amazing culture, cuisine, and landscapes of this spectacular area…

Weekend Tequila Experience

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Days: 4

This 4 day trip is perfect for an extended weekend to learn about Mexico’s most iconic emblem of tequila. Indulge in VIP experiences to create your own master blend tequila…

Discovering El Antiguo Camino Real by Horse

Discover the Antiguo Camino Real, the original trail Spanish Conquistadors used to transport silver and treasures, with stays at a vintage Hacienda in Morelos…

Colonial Mexico Trip: Exploring The Heartland

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Days: 7

Journey into the heart of Colonial Mexico in Guanajuato and Michoacan for an intimate experience with Mexico’s history and lore…

Magic of Oaxaca

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Days: 9

The Magic of Oaxaca custom trip immerses you in the colors, smells, and traditions of Oaxaca City before heading to Puerto Escondido on the Pacific Coast…

Oaxaca & La Guelaguetza – Mondays on the Hill

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Days: 6

Discover Oaxaca through the unique and traditional festival of La Guelaguetza. Experience and learn all about this celebration with a dedicated and expert…

Copper Canyon Family Experience

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Days: 8

The Copper Canyon Family Experience is ideal for active families who enjoy both outdoor exercises and seeing the culture and local villages of Mexico.

Copper Canyon Family Semana Santa

This unique 10 day trip is operated visits remote Tarahumara villages, frontier mining towns, and colonial cities during the Holy Week celebrations around Easter time…

Oaxaca Incentive Autentico

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Days: 6

Oaxaca Incentive – this itinerary highlights the important cultural traditions of the region. Taste some local cuisine, learn how to weave like the locals and visit fantastic ruins.

Weekend Escape to Todos Santos

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Weekend Escape to Todos Santos is a perfect trip for nature and art lovers to discover the incredible wonders of Southern Baja outside of Los Cabos.

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