Mexico City: Roma-Condesa-Frida The Neighborhoods of Ciudad de México Date TBA 2018
Maybe you've visited the lively and bustling Centro Histórico of Mexico City, but have you ventured out to the neighborhoods, where some of CDMX's residents live, work, walk their dogs and chat with their neighbors? This is your chance to see a different side of Mexico City, the Roma/Condesa neighborhoods, considered by some the High Café Society, and populated with lively and diverse architecture and green spaces. We'll spend a long weekend exploring the park-filled neighborhoods, sketch it its cafes and venture off to Coyoacán to visit the Frida Kahlo museum, as well as an afternoon in the Chapultepuc park. You'll see and experience a beautiful side of Mexico City, and have the opportunity to capture it in a handmade sketchbook you'll receive at the start of the tour. Join Art Leap Adventures for the "greener side" of Mexico City and sketch with us in the cafes, parks and plazas. Register below and contact me if you have any questions. Gracias!
Day 1, 8:00am Private Van direct from SMA to CDMX Roma Hotel 9:30am Sack snack provided 12:30pm Check in Hotel Milan (single room or double room with roommate for three nights) 1:30pm Walk through Roma 2:00pm Lunch at Mercado Roma (20 minute walk) 3:00pm Walk to Parque Mexico (10 minute walk) 3:30pm Hop on a Tranvía Turístico Condesa (45 minute tour of the neighborhood) Explore and OPEN SKETCH 6:30pm Return to Hotel (30 minute walk) Dinner on your own (suggestions provided), or join group at local cafe
Day 2, 8:30am Breakfast in Hotel or in neighborhood 10:00am Walk to Fuente de Cibeles 10:30am Turibus to Coyoacán 11:00am Coyoacán Plaza, Mercado and Museo Frida Kahlo Explore, lunch and OPEN SKETCH 4:00pm Return on Turibus to Fuente de Cibeles 7:30pm Dinner on your own (suggestions provided), or join group at local cafe
Day 3, 8:30am Breakfast in Hotel or in neighborhood 10:30am Walk to Fuente de Cibeles 11:00am Capital Bus to Chapultapec Museums; your choice of museums or lake Explore, coffee, lunch and OPEN SKETCH 4:00pm Return to Hotel on Capital Bus 7:00pm Group Dinner in neighborhood
Day 4, 9:00am Breakfast in hotel or in neighborhood 10:30am Walk to Parque Mexico for Art in the Parque Explore, coffee, lunch and OPEN SKETCH 4:00pm Shared taxis to Terminal Central del Norte de la Ciudad de México 5:40pm Primera Plus bus direct to SMA 9:00pm Arrive SMA, tour OVER
Tour Cost: $TBA PLUS HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD + DRINK
4-day, 3-night in the CDMX Neighborhoods of Roma-Condesa-Frida Private van transportation from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City hotel Handmade sketchbook to capture your travels Sack snack provided during transport to CDMX Bus Tickets on Tranvía Turístico, Turibus and Capital Bus (3 separate days) Admission to Museo Frida Kahlo Tour management by Meagan Burns
Not included: Hotel room selection for three nights is your responsibility; choose your room (single or double-with-roommate-room) at Hotel Milan http://hotelmilan.com.mx/eng/home.html Av. Álvaro Obregón 94, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX,01 55 5584 0222 Be sure to confirm you would like breakfast in the hotel -- or not
PayPal fees Alcohol All Meals Extra-curricular activities, shopping, snacks Tips at your discretion Shared group taxis (Mercado, bus station) Taxis at your own discretion Return Primera Plus bus ticket from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende Return Transportation (if other)
SMALL PRINT -- PLEASE READ
Minor agenda changes may occur, but the substance of the tour will remain (Roma-Condesa-Frida) Transportation cost from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City is based on 10 people from SMA; if this number changes due to participants arriving from elsewhere, price will be adjusted. No art instruction on this tour, however sketching is on the agenda. Please bring your media and sense of adventure. Group must have at least 8, but is limited to a total of 10 people (plus Meagan) There is more free time built into agenda so you may explore the neighborhood at night; please be sure to let Meagan know where you are planning on going, and stay in touch via WhatsApp. You may also choose to join the group for dinner; we will have one bill per table and you must pay for what you consume plus at least an 18% tip. Physical ability to walk and stand for extended periods is absolutely necessary. 50% deposit required to hold your space ($175 USD or peso equivalent) upon RSVP-ing Balance is due by Friday, March 2, 2018 Bus tickets and museum admission ticket will be distributed in the morning of the event. When paying by PayPal, a $20 USD fee is required; please contact me directly for specific information. If you require other travel arrangements, please allow me to assist you. THANK YOU!