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

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4-day Luxury Long Weekend in Mexico City

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The Mexico City Weekend Getaway is a combination of culture and luxury, where you can immerse yourself in Mexico's capital and also get... read more »

3-day Huasteca Culture Trip Visiting Edward James’ Las Pozas

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The Xilitla and Gardens of Sir Edward James trip is a great extension to any Mexico City visit, visiting a surreal world full of whimsi... read more »

Copper Canyon Railroad Adventure

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Days: 8

Explore your adventurous side on the Copper Canyon Railroad Trip, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys and explore towns off ... read more »

Oaxaca Native Crafts

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Immerse yourself in Oaxaca's rich traditions and cultures and visit the homes of different artisans on this Oaxaca Native Crafts trip..... read more »

Oaxaca Cycling Excursion

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The Oaxaca Cycling Excursion provides you with the adventure to explore the amazing culture, cuisine, and landscapes of this spectacula... read more »

Oaxaca Master Chef Trip

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The Oaxaca Master Chef Trip takes you on a culinary journey into Oaxacan cuisine and explores many indigenous traditions with visits to... read more »

Adventure in Chiapas: Ziplines, Waterfalls, and Ruins

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Immerse yourself in Chiapas, a trip that is a perfect mixture of adventure, nature, and cultural history in Mexico as you explore jungl... read more »

Guadalajara, Tequila, Punta Mita Itinerary
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Guadalajara, Tequila, and Punta Mita

Discover the home of mariachi and tequila in the state of Jalisco, visiting Guadalajara and the Magic Town of Tequila before heading to... read more »

9-day Copper Canyon Hike Adventure

The Copper Canyon Hiking Tour is a rugged adventure ideal for active travelers wanting to combine outdoor experiences with a glimpse in... read more »

San Juan Chamula Masks
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Sacred Temples & Ancient Rituals

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The Spiritual Journey Through Mexico immerses you in the mysterious history of Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec cultures by visiting ruins, sacr... read more »

Magic of Oaxaca Itinerary
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Magic of Oaxaca

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The Magic of Oaxaca custom trip immerses you in the colors, smells, and traditions of Oaxaca City before heading to Puerto Escondido on... read more »

8-day Yucatan Family Vacation Discovering Nature and Ruins

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The Yucatan Family Adventure is designed for families who wish to cover all of the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula...... read more »

Unesco World Heritage Cities
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UNESCO World Heritage Cities

This trip visits the majority of Mexican cities that have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to visiting many o... read more »

Adventure in Chiapas: Ruins, Rafting and Lakes

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Days: 9

Immerse yourself in Chiapas, a trip that is a perfect mixture of adventure, nature, and cultural history in Mexico as you explore jungl... read more »

Colonial Mexico Trip
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Colonial Mexico Trip: Exploring The Heartland

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Journey into the heart of Colonial Mexico in Guanajuato and Michoacan for an intimate experience with Mexico's history and lore...... read more »