In conjunction with our 2018 National Conference in Puebla, Mexico, join us for an Insight Trip! Engage with the art, history, and culture of Mexico. Delve into Mexico City, Mexico’s capital and most populous city in North America. Visit important monuments, ancient pyramids, and historical cathedrals as you learn about religious traditions of Mexico, both in ancient and present times. Explore museums and markets, try delicious local foods, and of course, meet and network with Fulbrighters from Mexico.

The trip will begin directly after the conference concludes, and all Fulbright Association members are welcome to join us, whether or not you will be attending the conference.

More information coming soon!

About the trip

Total cost: $758 for double room, $1007 for single room

Dates: November 4-8, 2018

Travel partner: Ketzaltour

Contact: travel@fulbright.org

Registration

Registration will open soon. Please check back for more information!

Itinerary

1

November 4, 2018

Visit Cholula, a small city with 366 churches and the biggest ancient pyramid on earth. Next, we head to the small village of Tonanzintla, where you will find the phenomenal Church of Saint Mary, built in iconic Mexican Baroque style. Then, we continue to Mexico City to stay in our hotel for the night. Lunch included.

2

November 5, 2018

Visit the Basilica de Guadalupe, where you will see both shrines, old and new: one built in the eighteenth century and one only several decades old. Next, visit Tulpetlac Church. Then, continue on to Toteotihuacan, where you will have the opportunity to see and climb the ancient pyramids, where it is said that men become gods. You will visit the palace of Quetzal-Butterly, the feather-snake temple and the avenue of the dead, as well as the citadel. Enjoy a lunch buffet in a local restaurant and a local obsidian handicraft store. Finally, return to Mexico City.    

3

November 6, 2018

Start the day with a city tour, where you will visit the main streets and avenues of Mexico City! You will see the main square, called Zocalo, the National Palace, and extraordinary art and monuments. You will have a view of the ruins of an Aztec temple and a famous Cathedral.  Explore and learn in the Anthropology Museum, and then visit the Chapultepec Castle, which has served as a military school, a presidential house, and finally as the National History Museum of Mexico. After lunch, you will return to your hotel in the afternoon for a brief break before being be picked up and brought to a dinner with local Mexican Fulbrighters. (Dinner cost not included.)

4

November 7, 2018

Have a buffet breakfast and visit the Coyoacan area, famous for its colonial architecture. Next, visits to the San Juan Bautista Church and the Frida Kahlo Museum, as well as the Trostky Museum, the house where the artist lived with her husband, Diego Rivera. Then, some free time to walk through the Hidalgo Plaza and enjoy the coffee shops or visit the popular market in this area. After that, it is onto the Anahuacalli Museum, and with a stop at the university on the way back. Then, pick up and transfer to San Angel for dinner at San Angel Inn Restaurant. (Dinner included)

5

November 8, 2018

Farewells and check out of hotel and transfer to Mexico City airport.* *If your flight departs from Puebla instead of Mexico City, bus transportation can be arranged back to Puebla International Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodations in comfortable hotels (2 occupants per room). Single rooms are available for an additional fee.
  • Breakfast daily
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (three lunches and one dinner), including tips to waiters
  • Transportation
  • English speaking guide(s)/interpreter(s) to accompany participants through the whole tour period
  • Admission and fees to museums and program activities as listed in itinerary

What's Not Included

  • Flights to/from Mexico
  • Fulbright Association National Conference registration
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature
  • Room service charges or extra beverages at group meals
  • Transportation of luggage in excess of weight allowance
  • Gratuities to the bellmen, waiters, and guides
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Visas or other entry documents

Please read all the information in our registration packet for terms on cancellations, refunds, and other policies.

Membership requirements: Please also note that you must be a current member of the Fulbright Association in order to join the tour. If you are not a member, you can click here to join, or if you are a lapsed member, please click here to renew your annual membership. Not a Fulbright alumn? No problem! The Fulbright Association welcomes all supporters of the mission of the Fulbright Program to join as Friends of Fulbright. Tour registrants may also bring one non-member guest. Please indicate who your guest is in your registration materials.