Central Mexico Family Worldschooling Journey
Guanajuato and Mexico City
Learning through Travel in Community
This trip is cancelled due to COVID 19. But hey, read on, because it’s an awesome trip and it WILL happen, likely in the fall of 2021 with slightly different dates and rates.
SJ Worldschooling trips include valuable educational components that can span months of learning – pre-trip workshops, creative group projects, customized trip books, resources, and individual support that each family can utilize flexibly.
Guanajuato: Spanish Study and Festivals
Oct 24 – Nov 3 (10 days)
GUANAJUATO HIGHLIGHTS: This tour is focused on a partnership with La Escuela Falcon, a small Spanish-learning school. We take classes in the mornings followed by tours and performances in the afternoons. The International Cervantino Arts Festival, a day trip to nearby San Miguel de Allende, homestays, and Day of the Dead make this a culture-packed week. This colorful university town with sweeping views, intimate museums, and lively squares is a fabulous place to start a family group trip in Mexico.
La Escuela Falcon
The classes we will arrange for our group include cooking, conversation, legends, music, and art. 1 class for adults and 3 classes for children (ages 5 and up) Monday-Friday are included in the tour. Private lessons are available to add-on. Homestays can be arranged for those who want a more personal Spanish-practice experience.
Guanajuato Lodging and Meals
Lodging with breakfast for 10 nights is included in the Guanajuato Tour.
Choose to stay with a local family in a homestay or in the guesthouse that we book. We recommend 5 homestay nights and 5 guesthouse nights to experience both. *Homestay availability is first-come first-serve.
With the exception of the included opening group dinner, families plan their own lunches and dinners to provide flexibility and family time.
Mexico City: Arts, History and Local Flair
Nov 3 – 10 (8 days)
MEXICO CITY HIGHLIGHTS: This urban cultural mecca packs an experiential punch! The energy, the history, the architecture, the art, the playgrounds, the markets and libraries, the museums, the foooood. Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul, Diego Rivera’s murals, Ballet Folklorico, Lucha Libre, Teotihuacan pyramids, and the Zocalo historic center. Yes, we’re big fans of Ciudad de Mexico.
Mexico City Lodging and Meals
Lodging with breakfast for 7 nights is included in the Mexico City Tour. We will book guesthouses or Airbnb’s for our group in the Roma Norte/Condessa area, close to parks and restaurants, and accessible to many of the sites. As needed, families will share a multi-bedroom/bathroom apartment.
With the exception of the included closing group dinner, families plan their own lunches and dinners to provide flexibility and family time.
There’s a HUGE variety of fabulous eating options in Mexico City, from 50 cent street tacos to high-end restaurants and everything in between! YUM.
At $111/day per adult for an 18-day family journey with accommodations and all itinerary activities included, the best deal is to come to both Guanajuato AND Mexico City.
- June 1: $200 Early-Bird Discount Deadline
- August 1: Registration Closes
- September-October: 3 Pre-Trip Workshops (in-person or Zoom)
- October 24 – November 3: 10-Day Guanajuato Tour
- November 3 – November 10: 8-Day Mexico City Tour
Wondering if this trip is right for your family? Interested in a personal online info session? Let Us Know.
Want a balance of structured and unstructured travel time? So do we.
Considering taking a child out of school to travel? It’s worth it.
Considering solo-parent travel? We’re all about group support.
Think the kids will have more fun traveling with friends? You bet!
Is ethical, respectful travel important to you? Of course, it is. Us, too.
Staging Journeys trips are created by Melissa Church and Linnea deRoche. They each have 3 kids who are home-worldschooled, Master’s degrees in Education, and over 20 years of experience in teaching and traveling.
SJ does not hire 3rd party tour companies to do the planning. Every decision is made by Melissa and Linnea towards providing a meaningful, educational travel experience. The effort to personalize and support each family’s worldschooling journey goes beyond the service most travel companies can provide.
Melissa or Linnea accompany all trips. Additional tour leaders and local guides are carefully vetted based on direct, personal experience.
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