Mexico City: High-Basic Spanish Immersion

      Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

      Heart of Travel
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      120 reviews
      Aug 5 - 12, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 8
      Mexico City: High-Basic Spanish Immersion
      Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

      Heart of Travel
      • Email address verified
      120 reviews

      Aug 5 - 12, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 8

      About this trip

       ** Scroll down this page to view the complete, day by day, itinerary**

      Experience history, culture, the arts, and Spanish language learning on our 8-day/7-night immersion trip to Mexico City. This trip is designed for students at the Basic III level, with all activities conducted in both English and Spanish. Your program directors, Chiva and Paulina, will be available to provide translations and language corrections when necessary. In addition to bilingual activities, we will have 10 hours of structured classroom time throughout the duration of the 8-day trip. 

      CDMX, unlike most big cities in Latin America, is not just a place for a layover, it's a destination in its own right. Having experienced quite the renaissance, CDMX has ditched its reputation of being dingy and dangerous and is quickly becoming a major destination known for its culture, art, and gastronomy. With an approximate population of 21.3 million people, Mexico City is a bustling metropolis that balances a rich history and tradition with modern innovation and world-class amenities. 

      From a stroll through the charming La Condesa neighborhood, to ride downtown on the overloaded metro there is something for everyone in Mexico City. Plus, you'll truly be hard-pressed to find a city that beats CDMX when it comes to food, art, and museums. 

      With so much to see, do, eat and drink in Mexico City a week is enough time to just get your toes wet in exploring this incredible city. We will start our adventure by getting settled into a quaint boutique hotel which will serve as our home base for 7 nights and is the perfect place to come back to after a long day exploring the city or a night of salsa ;)

      During our time together we will immerse ourselves in history, culture, and everyday life in Mexico City through a diverse array of activities. A few of the major highlights of this trip are our visits to many of CDMX's art and history museums, a night at the famous folkloric ballet, a morning boat ride down the river in Xochimilco with mariachis and marimbas aboard, stuffing our faces on unique Mexican fare at Mercado Jamaica, drinking tequila in Plaza Garibaldi and staring out across the city from the top of the Teotihuacán pyramids!

      What’s included

      • Spanish immersion
        10 hours of Spanish Immersion Classes
      • 7 nights accommodations
        7 nights in boutique hotel
      • Transportation
        All transportation within México including private shuttles, boats, busses etc.
      • Fees
        Entrance fees, tickets, local guides for all activities indicated on itinerary
      • 24/7 Assistance
        Heart of Travel tour leaders (fully bilingual) available 24/7 during your trip
      • Meals
        7 breakfasts + 8 additional meals
      • Airfare assistance
        We will help you find the best flight deal for your trip

      What’s not included

      • International airfare
        To/from Mexico City
      • Meals
        Meals not indicated on the itinerary
      • Additional tours
        Extra activities done individually during your free time
      • Tips
        Tips to local guides and tour leaders, while not mandatory, are met with deep gratitude

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy

      Per person price when booking double occupancy spot for an 8 day/7 night trip to Mexico City.

      If you're traveling alone and are open to having a roommate please sign up for double occupancy and indicate that you're in need of a roommate.

      Deposit: $500
      Single Occupancy

      Per person price when booking single occupancy for an 8 day/7 night trip to Mexico City.

      Deposit: $500

      Available options

      Basic I Online Travel Spanish Course

      Learn the basics of Spanish for your upcoming trip with our online, self paced Basic Travel Spanish Course! Access granted within 48 hours.


      Day One
      Arrival in CDMX & Welcome Dinner

      Participants will be flying in from a variety of different places, therefore, travelers are welcome to choose the flight path that best suits their travel preferences and needs. That being said, we encourage participants to book flights that arrive in Mexico City (CDMX) in time to get settled in before the welcome dinner that evening. If you need assistance booking your international airfare please let us know!

      Upon arriving at the airport, your Program Directors will be waiting to escort you to the hip La Reforma or La Condesa neighborhood via private shuttle (30-minute drive). Once in the heart of the city, you will be checked into your hotel and be given a brief orientation of the area. If you need any assistance going to the bank, store, pharmacy, etc., Chelsea or Dominique will be more than happy to accompany you. 

      In the event, you arrive early in the morning and would like to coordinate any specific activities during the day just let us know so we can accommodate your request!

      Later that evening we will enjoy an incredible welcome dinner at our favorite fusion restaurant El Nudo Negro!

      Your Organizer

      Heart of Travel
      120 reviews
      The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.


      Tess and I had an absolutely amazing time in Peru and with Heart of Travel! Traveling to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and of course, Machu Picchu was awe inspiring! Part of what made it a fantastic trip was the tour leaders, Eimy and Wilmer! They were incredibly gracious, welcoming, organized, knowledgeable, accommodating, flexible, humorous, generous of spirit, encouraging, and fun! The specific places we toured and the communities we met were one of a kind which made it feel like we really had the opportunity to go beyond the tourist attractions but really learn what Peruvian life from many vantage points is truly like! I wouldn't have changed a thing! I also loved being with our group-- we realized we had people from every age range, representing each decade from age 70 down to 20's, many of whom had traveled with Heart of Travel prior. This was my daughter's and my first time traveling with Heart of Travel and we'd absolutely do it again! ¡Muchas gracias por brindarnos esta increible experiencia! Amy & Tess
      By Amy A for Immersion into the Heart of the Incan Empire on Jun 17, 2024
      Another 10/10 trip with Heart of Travel! Everything was so well planned, it felt so nice to just be able to sit back and enjoy my trip knowing everything was taken care of. Our guides, Chiva and Paulina, were so fun to be around and really made the trip feel special. Thank you for showing us so many amazing sites in Mexico City! This destination has been on our list for so long and I am so glad we booked with you!
      By Kelsey S for Sensory Delights: 5 Days of Mexico City Exploration on Jun 05, 2024
      This was such a an amazing trip. Although it was short, I still feel like we hit all of the main highlights of the city. What truly made it a great trip was Chiva as tour leader and Pau as the host. They were so knowledgeable and helpful, and just generally great company. They make it clear how much they love what they do by the attention they give. I even saw Chiva secretly taking notes on things I was hoping to see and find just to ensure that it would come to fruition. I highly recommend the heart of travel team and cannot wait until my next trip with them.
      By Theresa L for Sensory Delights: 5 Days of Mexico City Exploration on May 31, 2024
      We enjoyed our 6-day trip to Antigua Guatemala and all 3 events that Heart of Travel arranged (Don Jose coffee tour, Antigua scavenger hunt and Pacaya volcano hike). Everything was well-organized and managed. All transportation, including GUA pick-up and drop-off worked smoothly. Our stay at the Los Olivos Hotel was also very nice and their staff was very friendly, efficient and professional.
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      Heart of Travel is the best for magical and ethical vacations! Chelsea and her incredible team first won me over in Guatemala in 2023 as they planned a beautiful trip that allowed us to see and experience so many different places, people, and things. A helicopter ride, a volcano hike, spa day, meeting the most badass Mayan weaver!!, a once-in a lifetime sunset tour in Tikal - done. I'm still trying to get over this trip lol. They knocked it out of the park again in Cuba for NYE! Chelsea and the spectacular Paloma had us dancing multiple nights away, eating the BEST food, and seeing ALL the sights while also giving us ample opportunity to support the Cuban people and educating us on why that is so important. You will leave their trips with new memories, new friends, and possibly, some new perspectives. Do it!!!
      By Amber S on 08 Feb, 2024
      Words can’t begin to express the way this trip impacted me! Every single person we met was so amazing, so kind, and truly opened their hearts and lives to us! Cuba, you have left an undeniable mark on my soul… Your people, your colors, your food, your history… Thank you for sharing this world with us! Cannot wait for our next trip! We love you 🥰
      By Krista L on 24 Jan, 2024
      I just returned from a two week trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The trip was an incredible balance of learning, discovery, and recreation. Both the local guides and the Heart of Travel coordinator, Chiva, were excellent!!! The accommodations, food, and itinerary were fantastic. I will definitely travel with Heart of Travel again.
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