Journeys Beyond the Surface

Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Explore beyond the surface in Mexico City, Oaxaca and even Iran!

We are a bridge: a secure way for you to explore Mexico City and Oaxaca, including everything from historical and cultural sites, to street markets and graffiti… always with our accompaniment and support.

  • Visit principal historical, artistic and cultural sites with a guide expert in anthropology, art and history. Our guides speak excellent English, accompany you at all times, and never waste your time trying to get you to buy things.
  • Walk the streets, use public transport, learn how to navigate the city on your own. Visit markets and neighborhoods, get a sense of how common people live.
  • Take a cooking class with a woman from a low-income neighborhood: go to the market together, get ingredients and cook a lunch of your choice.
  • In Oaxaca, visit highest-quality artisans in their homes and receive demonstrations.  Note: these are guided visits to the homes of craftsmen, most of whom do not normally receive tourists.

We want you to learn as much as possible about these places that we love and call home!

Journeys Beyond the Surface is recommended in Lonely Planet’s Guides to Mexico and Mexico City, the National Geographic Traveler guide to Mexico (3rd Edition) and TripAdvisor, among others.


Central patio, Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City