Not to be dramatic, but Mexico City will set your soul on fire. Discover vibrant neighborhoods, inspiring museums, ancient wonders, and a food scene that will have you kicking yourself for not visiting sooner.
Unveiling ancient mysteries at Teotihuacán
Sampling and savoring Mexico’s drool-worthy cuisine
Riding down the canals of Xochimilco in style
Hopping between Mexico City’s eclectic neighborhoods
Marveling at the blend of modern and traditional architecture
What you'll get
Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book ’em yourself)
6 nights in handpicked accommodations
Expert Tour Director
Guided tour of Teotihuacán
Entrance to Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Day 1: Fly to Mexico City
Board your flight to Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the largest city in North America by population (l8r, NYC).
- Meet an EF representative and fellow travelers as they arrive at the airport.
- Transfer to your hotel to check in and check out your room.
- Enjoy a Welcome Dinner of local cuisine and drinks with your group.
- Day 2: Explore Mexico City
¡Bienvenidos a la Ciudad de México! It’s a big place, with lots to see, so put on those comfy walking shoes and go seize the day. And don’t forget to hydrate—you’re at an elevation of 7,350 ft.
- Explore the city with your expert Tour Director.
- Discover Centro Histórico's treasures: Zocalo square and Palacio de Bellas Artes.
- Marvel at Casa de Los Azulejos, a stunning 18th century palace.
- Wrap up in lively Colonial Roma for lunch on your own, followed by free time.
Free time suggestions
Angel of Independence: This prominent column was built as a symbol of freedom and victory during Mexico’s struggle for independence from Spain. You can see it anytime, but it’s beautifully lit up at night.
National Palace: Located in the city’s main square, this historic site is the current residence of Mexico’s president. You can tour parts of the building and admire murals by Diego Rivera.
- Day 3: Teotihuacán & Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Spoiler: Today’s gonna be epic. You’re heading out of the city and back in time to explore Teotihuacán, an ancient Mesoamerican city, archeological site, and badass selfie spot.
- Gawk at the grandeur of Teotihuacán’s pyramids, temples, and ruins during a guided tour.
- Walk along the Avenue of the Dead and imagine life here 2,000 years ago.
- Head back to the city and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a shrine and popular pilgrimage site for Catholics.
- Enjoy an included dinner with the group.
- Day 4: Tour Coyoacan + optional tacos & lucha libre excursion
Mexico City is full of different neighborhoods with distinct personalities. You’re headed to Coyoacan, an artistic and foodie hub that’s a true feast for the senses. Frida Kahlo lived here for most of her life—check out the museum if you’re a fan.
- Join your Tour Director on a tour of the vibrant Coyoacan neighborhood.
- Check out Centennial Garden and lock eyes with two bronze coyotes in a fountain.
- Walk the charming and cobbled (of course it’s cobbled) Francisco Sosa Avenue.
- Grab a bite to eat on your own at the Coyoacan market after the tour.
Tacos & lucha libre (extra cost)
Eat tacos at a local taqueria, sip on a beer at a cantina, then witness Mexican wrestling IRL.
- Day 5: Free day in Mexico City or optional Xochimilco day trip
Your time in Mexico City is limited, so today, what you do is totally up to you. Will you set out for an adventure on your own or join the optional excursion to the canals of Xochimilco, aka the “Venice of Mexico”?
Free time suggestions
Frida Kahlo Park: In case you didn’t get enough Frida yesterday, head back to Coyoacan to walk through this peaceful park and admire the sculptures.
Soumaya Museum: Check out this free museum founded by billionaire Carlos Slim. It’s hard to decide what’s more impressive—its contemporary architectural design or the extensive art collection inside.
Xochimilco day trip (extra cost)
Ride a trajinera (v colorful boat) down Xochimilco’s canals, past mariachi bands and food vendors.
- Day 6: Free day in Mexico City + Farewell Dinner
Last full day in Mexico—how’s your Spanish? Improving, we hope. Get out there and practice it some more as you galivant around the city. Then say “hasta luego” to your crew at an included dinner.
Free time suggestions
Mexico Park: This urban park, located in the Condesa neighborhood, is one of the most beloved parks in Mexico City, known for its lush green space and chill vibes.
Plaza Garibaldi: Make your way to this lively square for excellent people watching and live mariachi music.
- Day 7: Fly home
Translation: Goodbye, friends. Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?