Alebrije and Chocolate Hands-On Workshop

Alebrije and Chocolate Hands-On Workshop
Price: $95.00
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Alebrije and Chocolate Hands-On Workshop

This hands-on workshop is great for kids of all ages and fun for the entire family! Immerse yourself in Mexican culture at the Discover Mexico Park and make and take-home memories of a true Mexican experience.

First, you will make your way to the Discover Mexico Park and take a tour discovering the Mexican Traditional Arts Museum and the Audio Visual room to learn the history of this amazing country. Your small group of no more than 20 guests will receive special and personal attention.

Next, you will taste some true history of Mexico as you take a deep dive into all things chocolate and make your own chocolate bar. During this workshop you will learn about the origin of chocolate and how it is processed. Taste and compare several varieties of cocoa, then grind and prepare your very own bar under the supervision of a skilled chocolate artisan.

Make your way to the picturesque Dioramic Garden next. Walk through flower-lined garden pathways and get a glimpse of the Spanish Colonial era through recreations of grand monuments, cathedrals, and the elegant Paseo de la Reforma boulevard.

Last, but not least, a highlight of the day will be when you have the opportunity to create your very own Alebrije. Alebrijes are mythical and fantastic creatures developed by artist Pedro Linares back in the 1900s. Linares fell ill and hallucinated of rocks and clouds turning into wild, colorful creatures with wings, horns, tails, fierce teeth and bulging eyes. After his recovery, Linares started re-creating those animals which caught the attention of the art world and today are a feature in Mexican culture. During this workshop you will paint your very own wooden creature to take home.

This family-friendly, 4-hour tour sells out fast so book now and take part in this hands-on history of Mexico.

Please Note: The order of activities can be changed on any given day due to operational needs.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Discover Mexico Park, a short taxi ride (not included in the price of the tour) is required. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverage
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes. We also recommend sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 6 years old. The Discover Mexico Park is ADA compliant and is fully wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Who KNEW?
January 17, 2020
This was the most relaxing, entertaining, knowledgeable, fun excursion we did. My children LOVED every minute of this tour. From painting the alebrijas, to watching the "Flyers", to making chocolate. Moni was an excellent tour guide. Highly recommend this if you have children!
Reviewer: Bobbie
5 Stars
GREAT TOUR!
January 09, 2020
My sister and I did this tour in October. It ended up being just the two of us- but we were treated like royalty! Fantastic museum which was followed by making our own chocolate bar! Next was a stop for an included lunch- we had tacos and a drink- beer or soda or bottle of water.Best came next- we went to an artists tour ad got to pick our little animal to paint-we were shown samples of Mexican art- ad had plenty of time to complete our project. Cannot say enough about our guide- Maribel? She was the best! Cannot say enough good things about this tour!
Reviewer: Candace Steinman
5 Stars