5-day Private Luxury Culture Trip to Mexico City

Experience the many wonders of Mexico's capital and one of the world's most exciting cities

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Days: 5


From visiting art museums, cathedrals, and archeological ruins to shopping in bazaars and markets, this luxury trip to Mexico City is the ultimate exploration of the capital for the discerning travel.

Packed into this five-day itinerary is an exploration around Mexico City’s huge main plaza (one of the largest in the world) with stop-offs at the famous National Palace and Templo Mayor. Also explore the ancient archeological zone of Teotihuacan plus the artistic neighborhoods of San Angel and Coyoacán.

Furthermore, you’ll take a colorful boat down the waterways of Xochimilco and visit the home of Mexican icon Frida Kahlo. If there’s still more you’d like to do, speak to a Journey Mexico Travel Planner who can help you extend the vacation.



Mexico City historic center – Go on a privately guided tour of Mexico City’s important historic center

Zócalo – Enjoy a guided tour of the Zócalo and admire the cathedral, the National Palace, and Templo Mayor

Teotihuacan – Explore this stunning archaeological zone famous for some of the world’s largest pyramids, the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon

San Angel and Coyoacán –Visit these charming neighborhoods for quaint streets, bustling markets, and fascinating museums

Xochimilco –  Let a colorful trajinera boat take you down the ancient Aztec waterways of Xochimilco

Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City

You will be welcomed at Mexico City International Airport by a Journey Mexico guide and privately transferred to your hotel. Tonight dinner is reserved at the celebrated Limosneros restaurant, where the menu pays homage to traditional Mexican cuisine but with a modern touch.
Overnight: Four Seasons Mexico City


Day 2: Visit San Angel, Coyoacán, and Xochimilco

Enjoy a privately guided exploration of Mexico City’s subtler side; first heading to the charming suburb of San Angel for the Bazar Sabado (Saturday Bazaar). Pick up a gift or two at this bustling market held along cobblestone streets and the pretty San Jacinto Plaza. Also visit the Casa Estudio de Diego Rivera, the former home of Mexican icons and artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to see their workshop and original pieces by Rivera.

On to Coyoacán, where you will enjoy lunch at the gourmet restaurant Los Danzantes before touring the artisanal market, Bazar Artesanal de Coyoacán. You may also opt to visit the famous Casa Azul, the birthplace and home of Kahlo where you can see original works by Frida as well as photos and other artifacts from her life.

After, explore the gorgeous ancient Aztec waterways of Xochimilco on a two-hour private ride in a traditional trajinera river boat.

Art enthusiasts can opt to visit the Dolores Olmedo Museum to see further works by Rivera and Kahlo plus more than 600 pre-Hispanic artifacts. In the late afternoon return to the lovely hotel to relax and freshen up for a night on the town on your own or reservations can be made at the extraordinary restaurant Pujol, which is consistently named among the world’s best.

Overnight Four Seasons Mexico City


Day 3: Tour the National Anthropology Museum and Zócalo

Today brings a guided tour into Mexico City, starting with a trip to the world-renowned National Anthropology Museum. Enjoy listening to your guide’s expert insight which will add contour and color to the myriad of fascinating exhibits.

Then continue to the historic city center with guided visits to the capital’s most celebrated landmarks including the Catedral Metropolitana, the Templo Mayor, Palacio Nacional, the Zócalo, Palacio de Bellas Artes, and more.

Overnight Four Seasons Mexico City


Day 4: Teotihuacan and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dive into the rich history of Mexico City with a visit to the stunning archeological zone of Teotihuacan, famous for the enormous Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.

Again, your guide will enhance your experience with expert explanations of the importance of the site and its place in the history of Mexico’s many pre-Columbian civilizations.

The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which houses a sacred cloak said to bare the image of the Virgin Mary.

Overnight Four Seasons Mexico City


Day 5: Departure from Mexico City

Leave Mexico City in style with a private transfer to the airport. However, if you’d like to extend your trip, speak to a Journey Mexico Travel Planner to organize an extension.


Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.


Our custom-tailored journeys start from $1,800 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.