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FROM SEA TO SKY
CENTRAL MEXICO

February 27-March 10, 2023
Custom Dates Available

SEA TO SKY SCIENCE OF MEXICO

 

From the tranquil floating gardens of Xochimilco and the mysterious ancient city of Teotihuacan, to the
butterfly palace in the Oyamel forests of Michoacan, through Mexico’s most famed silver city, and
ultimately, the beautiful sands of Guerrero’s Coast, this exploration of Mexico’s central region is unlike
any other. Experience ancient archaeology at two UNESCO protected sites, visit a site in Mexico City
that made the National Geographic list of 20 creepiest places in the world, enjoy three fascinating
lectures with PHD scientists, who will offer fascinating insights about butterflies, traditional medicine and Mexico’s endangered jaguars, drift through mangroves on a bird watching tour, release turtles to the sea, and
more!


We begin our tour in Mexico City, for ease of international travellers and anyone wanting to join us
from other parts of the country.

 

URSULA

 

Expert in molecular biology area, realized science project in multicultural institution at Dublin and London, awarded PhD in medical sciences for a project in biggest research hospital in London and medical university of Gdansk. Having gained extensive experience in exploring the science-medical literature, I am experience science communicator. Scientific inside of the subjects including health, sociology and nature in sensitive and emotionally intelligent way exploring capable. to present to audience with various background. Connection with nature is my superior value, what’s more and exploring secrets of mind and natural world with passion and humbleness and sharing with others I find as a privilege of being human being.

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" We'd like to give a special thanks to Jennifer, at Soul of Mexico Tours, for planning and executing this event perfectly. This tour was truly a magical experience that we will never forget. We have already highly recommended this tour to our family and friends."

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Benoit Laroche

QUICK INFO

PRICE DETAILS
$11,500 - $16,000 MXN based on 10-16 Guests.  Price is for shared accommodations.  Single supplement is $325 MXN
GROUP DETAILS
Age Group:  12+
Group Size:  16 Max
TOUR LOCATION
Mexico City to Zihuatanejo
with return flight to Mexico City
TOUR DATES
February 27-March 10, 2023
HOTEL LOCATION
Mexico City x 3 Nights
Tlalpujahua x 2 Nights
Ixtepan de la Sal x 1 Night
Taxco x 2 Nights
Zihuatanejo x 4 Nights

 
THIS TOUR IS A FUNDRAISER
Thank you for helping us raise funds
for important science research
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WELCOME TO MEXICO

Hotel Location:  Mexico City

Date:  Monday February 27, 2023

 

We will meet in Mexico City on time for our welcome dinner. If you require assistance getting from the airport to the hotel, please contact us for more information.

 

Our welcome dinner will consist of a set-menu, for ease of keeping our meals fluid. Meal is included. Drinks and drink tips are separate.

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Dinner is Included  - Drinks + Drink Tips are separate​​

Hotel included

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HAUNTED JOURNEY TO

THE GHOSTS OF XOCHIMILCO

Hotel Location:  Mexico City

Date:  Tuesday February 28, 2023

This morning we depart for breakfast at one of Anthony Bourdain’s favourite haunts. From there, we will visit Coyoacan to see the home where Leon Trotsky was assassinated, and Frida Kahlo lived. 

 

Our next stop is Xochimilo to learn about the ancient Aztec’s amazing agricultural technology, and drift through the floating gardens to the Island of Creepy Dolls. Enjoy a lovely picnic on the return boat ride, complete with lovely Mexican wines.

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Entrance Fees Included

 

Trajinera Boat Ride Included

All Meals Included (Drinks & Drink Tips Separate)

Mexican Wine Included for Picnic

Hotel included in CDMX

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THE ANCIENTS

Hotel Location:  Mexico City

Date:  Wednesday March 1, 2023

This morning we will depart the city by 7 AM to beat the traffic out to the ancient city of Teotihuacan.  Breakfast starts at 8 AM, so we can be at the gates for opening time, with an early ascent up the Pyramid of the Sun, before the heat of the afternoon.  

 

We will depart Teotihuacan around 1 PM, have lunch, and return to the city to visit the famous Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe, to learn about the ancient goddess who inspired this famous icon of Mexico. 

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Entrance Fees Included

All Meals Included

Hotel Included

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THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

Hotel Location:  Tlalpujahua

Date:  Thursday March 2, 2023

This morning we will depart Teotihuacan for Mexico’s famous Christmas town, which is also a Pueblo Magico. Tlalpujahua is a gorgeous village, hunched up the side of a mountain, and was connected, through the mine, to another Pueblo Magico called El Oro.

 

We will visit both of these stunning villages, and learn about the tragic mining accident that permanently closed the Dos Estrellas Mine, and how Tlalpujahua became Michoacan’s Christmas town.

 

This evening, we will enjoy a lecture with
Dr. Jaramillo Lopez, who is a research scientist and soil restoration expert working in the butterfly reserves. We will enjoy a lovely dinner and presentation.

 

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Entrance Fees Included

Lecture Included

All Meals Included

Hotel Included

TOUR CONSIDERATIONS

 

Not all tours are meant for everyone!  Please take a moment to read through a few considerations, before committing to this tour!

Elevation:  If you suffer from COPD, are on oxygen, or suffer from altitude sickness, this is not the right tour for you.  We start at an altitude of 1981 Meters (6500 Feet), and climb to a height of nearly 3050 Meters (10,000 Feet).    

Hiking:  As the monarchs move throughout the season, we are never sure where we will end up - but as horses are not allowed within the protected area, it's inevitable that riders will need to hike.  The hike at Sierra Chincua is much tamer than the steep incline of El Rosario; however, there are steep sections on the trails and even those on horseback will hike for around 20 mins each way.  The paths are well marked and stable.  Please remain on the path whenver possible, and try not to trample vegetation at the edges of the trail.

 

Horseback Riding:  Horseback riding is optional, though when it is crowded, it can be a long wait for a return-ride.  The rides cost approximately $200 MXN each way / $400 return.  Please consider tipping your guides, as their income here is very seasonal.

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TOUR ETIQUETTE

 

Be Flexible:  Traffic jams or delays can happen anywhere.  We will always try our best to keep our schedule and activities fluid. 

Be Punctual:  We ask guests to be 5 mins early for departure times, so we can load the van and maintain our schedule as best as possible.

Taking Photos:  If you are taking up-close photos of the locals, please ask permission.  This is especially important with indigenous peoples, and children.  Most often, you will be met with a warm smile.

Sales People:  Please acknowledge sales people in the streets, even if you aren't interested in what they have on offer.  As guests, we must be mindful to show respect for the local people, including those who are homeless and asking for change.

Tipping:  It is standard for foreigners to tip between 15-20% in restaurants.  If you purchase anything in the grocery stores, and someone bags your items, the standard tip is 5 Pesos per bag.  (They pay for their own bags, and do not make a wage.  They are often seniors who have no pensions).   A standard tip for hotel rooms is $40 Pesos per night.  We recommend tipping each morning, as someone different may be cleaning your room each day.

Questions?

Please contact Jennifer at info@soulofmexicotours.com

INCLUSIONS & RESERVATIONS

HOTEL INCLUDED BASED ON 2 PER ROOM
Single Supplement is $325 MXN
TRANSPORTATION
Sprinter Van
PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANTS
PHD Scientist
Licensed National Guide
Logistics Manager / Coordinator
MEALS
Dinner in San Miguel de Allende includes service tip.  Drinks & Drink Tips separate
Charcuterie Picnic Lunch included
MONARCH BUTTERFLY BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Entrance Fees included
HORSEBACK RIDING IS OPTIONAL
Cost is approximately $200 MXN each way