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Cook with Diana Kennedy–and Experience the Monarchs!

Don’t miss this incredible trip in February, 2018:

Diana Kennedy, Monarchs and Mexico City

Photo–University of Texas Press

Authentic Mexico Travel, February, 2018


Feb 10- Fly to MEX, arriving MEX before 2p. Our first evening is in the central area and will give us a chance to get oriented and grab dinner at a local eatery.

Feb 11- We are off after breakfast to the lovely Cosmovitral Botanical Gardens at Toluca. Breathtaking stained glass and over 500 species of plants. Then off to the Monarch reserve area in the afternoon. Welcome meal together at the lodge. (B,L) Rancho Cayetano Lodge.

Feb 12- Spend the day in the kitchen with Diana Kennedy at her home. (B,L)

Feb 13- Possible to visit a reserve if weather or schedule has been an issue. Travel back to Mexico City—to our hotel near the huge central Plaza and cathedral. (B) Hampton Inn Centro

Feb 14- Walking tour of the central plaza area in the morning and the National Museum of Art with options for lunch in that area. Afternoon walking tour to the breathtaking Diego mural at the foot of Alameda Central and major architectural sites around Bellas Artes… the Post Office, Casa Azulejos, Torre Latinoamericana, etc. Option this afternoon to take in the Museum of Archaeology. (B)

Feb 15- Today is Frida/Diego/Trotsky day! Off early to Frida’s Blue house and Trotsky’s home nearby. Then lunch at a little café in the Coyoacan neighborhood. Later down to the Delores Olmedo mansion with its lovely grounds, hairless dogs, and superb and varied art collection. Be sure to read “The Lacuna” to get the background on things you will experience today. (B)

Feb 16- Off early for all day at the majestic Teotihuacán just north of the city. An option this day is to be on your own for museums, markets, exploring in Mexico City. (B)

Feb 17- Morning jaunt to a market or two. Then off to the airport for flight home from MEX (B).



Trip includes meals as noted, guide with the group, transport to group activities, hotels as noted or equivalent, entrances to monarch reserves.

Does not include entrances to Mexico City museums, special personal activities, transport for personal options around Mexico City, entrance to Teotihuacan, alcohol, tips.

Entrances around Mexico City are $2-5 USD, with Frida’s Blue House being $7.Teotihuacan is $4 plus $4 to use a video camera.

Guide tipping is usually $3-5 per person per day, food usually %15, and small tips to those who serve you at 10-50 pesos or $1-2 USD.

Most people travel with $300-$350 on this trip.

Pricing is $1795/$2350 (single) each.

To register: Contact Dave at 217.369.9897, davehensleigh@gmail.com

Monarch tours, Monarch migration, Monarchs in Mexico

Travel to the monarch butterfly reserves and experience them by the millions.

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