Stela 9 + Camp Digital | 3N/4D Escape to Mexico City | November 19-22, 2021
Hosted by: Jess Bercovici and Carly Mask
Join us for a 3-night, 4-day stay in Mexico City. This trip is curated for foodies, cocktail lovers, and explorers, who are seeking an adventurous, culturally-rich getaway to a new destination. We’ll stay in the heart of La Condesa, and explore neighborhood taquerias, mezcalerias, tiendas de churros, and bodegas. We’ll take a bike tour through Coyoacan, get a VIP Tour of Frida Kahlo’s House, and enjoy a sunset canal cruise on trajineras (colorful boats) in Xochimilco.
Price: $1650/person, includes all lodging, activities, food, one alcoholic beverage at each dinner, and all transportation on the ground (excluding airfare).
Spots are limited and a $500 deposit is required to reserve.
Note: Rate reflects price per person. Each guest will share a room with one other guest, unless you book a private room. If interested, please inquire with Jess about private room rates: Jess@stela9.com.
Friday, November 19 | Arrival, Welcome Dinner, Mezcal Tastings
Fly into Mexico City International Airport
Greetings at our Luxe Airbnb in the heart of La Condesa
Welcome dinner and gift bags at Casa Virginia in Roma Norte. The history of this house-turned-restaurant dates back to the early twentieth century and features excellent quality French food inspired and influenced by Mexican ingredients.
Mezcal tastings at Palenquito, featuring a curated selection brought by hand, from rural mezcal distilleries. The owners travel mostly throughout Oaxaca sourcing mezcal that they bring back in giant water jugs and serve as flights.
Saturday, November 20 | Bike Rides, Churro + Taco Tastings, VIP Tour of the Frida House
- Coffee and breakfast in the neighborhood
- Morning bike rides through the beautiful Coyoacan, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's neighborhood and first capital of New Spain up to 1523
- Churros and hot chocolate tasting
- Tacos and tostadas tasting at a taquería
VIP Tour of the Frida Kahlo Museum from a different point of view, including top landmarks, beautiful parks, street art, colorful markets
Dinner at Contramar
Sunday, November 21 | Local Eats + Exploration Day, Xochimilco Sunset Cruise, Farewell Dinner
Coffee and breakfast at Ojo De Agua
Lunch at La Docena
- Free time to explore (shopping in Roma Norte or La Condesa, visit Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sculpture Garden at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, etc.)
Farewell sunset booze cruise through the canals of Xochimilco. We’ll head out 40 minutes south of the city and explore Xochimilco, the closest approximation to the Valley of Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish. It’s an extensive lake and canal system that once connected most of the settlements in the valley. We’ll start at the Embarcadero Belem dock to board a colorful gondola-like boat, called a trajinera, and explore the waterways and artificial islands or chinampas.
Farewell Dinner at Rosetta
Monday, November 22 | Departures
- Coffee and breakfast
Note: If you'd like to add a day and arrive early, please inquire: Jess@stela9.com
Your Mexico City getaway will be hosted by Jess Bercovici and Carly Mask. Jess is the owner and designer behind Stela 9 and has worked extensively in Latin America for over 14 years. Carly is an Instagram Strategist, Hearst Award-Winning Photographer and CEO at Camp Digital, a boutique creative studio, that powers the creative needs of founders, small businesses and growing brands. Carly is a passionate traveler, and has explored countless countries, including several trips to Mexico City, which is one of her favorite destinations yet. Jess and Carly co-hosted a trip together in the fall of 2019 to Antigua and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.