Part of Cuauhnáhuac's extra-curricular program includes frequent excursions to nearby sites of cultural, recreational, and historical interest, which allow students to apply their new skills and concepts in a "real world" setting. Trips are led by a guide from Cuauhnáhuac in order to give the students the opportunity to see Mexico off the tourist path, as well as to benefit from an educational experience. The following excursions are the most frequently organized, but Cuauhnáhuac is very flexible and will arrange other field trips by request.
VARIOUS MÉXICO CITY EXCURSIONS
The world famous Ballet Folklórico: performed by the "Ballet Internacional de Amalia Hernández" in the beautiful Fine Arts Palace, (Palacio de Bellas Artes) features regional dances from all over México.
Basílica de Guadalupe:
a church constructed to honor Mexico's patron saint, Guadalupe, and is one of the most important religious centers of all México. The famous cloth of Juan Diego bearing the image of the "Virgen de Guadalupe" is on display.
Castillo de Chapultepec:
a museum located at one end of Chapultepec Park that was originally a castle and has been restored and opened as a museum.
Zócalo, Templo Mayor, Palacio Nacional y Catedral:
located in the heart of México City. The Templo Mayor is the pyramid of Tenochtitlán and as you walk through it you can imagine yourself back in the time of the Aztec civilization. The Catedral is the oldest and largest religious construction of the entire American continent. In the National Palace you can explore the enormous murals painted by Diego Rivera to depict the history of México.
Museo Dolores Olmedo:
contains a large variety of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. This estate also features an extensive collection of more than 600 prehispanic artifacts from mesoamerican cultures, as well as a variety of personal items belonging to dolores Olmedo.
Museo Frida Kahlo:
located in her colorful house, complete with her own personal objects and those of her husband, Diego Rivera. Furniture, paintings, diaries, garments and other items are on display as if she still lived there. Coyoacán:
art galleries, antiques and other treasures of Old México in the form of a flea market.
Museo Nacional de Antropología:
located in Chapultepec Park, displays an impressive collection of archaeological remains and model scenes of previous Mexican civilizations.
The Pyramids at Teotihuacán: This was the economical, political and religious center of the Teotihuacanes, before the Aztec Empire. It was planned out as many modern cities are today, with a wide main street and drainage system, etc. "The Pyramid of the Sun" and "Pyramid of the Moon" are among the most important of many structures that make up this archaeological wonder.
Tepoztlán: This is a beautiful, picturesque Indian Village, known for its energy, magnetism, and healing qualities. You can find a 16th century monastery and a mountain where one can make an hour's climb to the top reaching the Tepozteco Pyramid. Every weekend in the zócalo there is an artisan market which has beautiful national and international handicrafts.
Ruinas de Xochicalco: Constructed in 300 AD, this is one of the most important archaeological zones in the state of Morelos. Of monumental importance to Mesoamerican cultures, it served as a fundamental meeting point for many civilizations and is still being uncovered today.
Ciudad de Toluca:
Capital of the State of Mexico, is known for its colorful market and tasty edibles. You will also visit the Cosmovitral and Botanical Garden, reopened in 1980 as a colorful and formal garden with fountains and exhibitions, as well as a vast stained glass work. We will also be visiting the inactive volcano, Nevado de Toluca.
Taxco: A charming colonial town where silver is mined, crafted and sold at reasonable prices. Look for the numbers 0.925 stamped on each piece; It is the government certification of the quality of silver. There is also the impressive Santa Prisca Cathedral, constructed in 18th century in a churriguresque architectural style.
Grutas de Cacahuamilpa:
Natural caves with breath-taking stalactite and stalagmite formations which can be seen on a guided tour deep into the cave, extending well over one kilometer.
LONG DISTANCE TRIPS
Weekend trip to see Acapulco's cliff divers, several beaches, and elegant dance clubs. Package includes hotel and transportation. Puebla
are also scheduled several times yearly, and also upon request.
Other excursions can be organized by Cuauhnáhuac. If you are interested, please ask for more information.