Days One and Two – Mexico City
Your Mexican Food Adventure hits the ground running as you dive straight into Mexico City’s celebrated food scene on a taco crawl, savouring delectable tacos al pastor (tacos filled with slow-roasted, marinated pork) and sipping mexcal. On day two, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the Centro Historico, marvelling at Latin America’s largest city square, Zocalo, and visiting the city’s main food market – Mercado San Juan – before watching local street vendors at work. Enjoy a late lunch at one of the best seafood stands in the city.
Day Three – Puebla
Fuel up with a delicious breakfast before catching a colourful local bus to the charming city of Puebla, full of colonial charms and brightly decorated tiles which cover the church domes and house walls. Renowned for its local dishes combining Spanish and pre-hispanic influences, such as chiles en nogada (stuffed chillies covered in a creamy walnut sauce), Puebla is Mexico’s culinary capital. You’ll get to discover Puebla’s culinary secrets on a brilliant culinary city tour, starting with some street food before heading for Calle de los Dulces (Sweet Street), where you’ll tuck into tortitas de Santa Clara (shortbread biscuits) and camotes (sweet potato lollies). In the evening, check out the popular and very colourful Lucha Libre wrestling.
Days Four to Six – Oaxaca
Before leaving Puebla, you’ll get to try your hand at some of the local dishes you’ve been enjoying during a cooking class. Then , you’ll travel to the beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca, nicknamed the ‘land of the seven moles’. First there’s a visit to the fabulous Abastos Market, enjoying local specialities such as grasshoppers, cactus fruit and Oaxacan cheese. Be sure to indulge your sweet tooth and get your chocolate fix in the shops on Calle Mina, for a taste of real Oaxaca chocolate – seen as food of the gods! Next, you’ll explore the impressive ruins at Mitla, and visit a local mezcaleria (distillery), to savour the smoky taste of mezcal, an alcoholic drink similar to the more famous tequila. On day five, you’ll start the day breakfasting in an unique local restaurant, dedicated to preserving the many varieties of locally grown corn, before visiting some of Oaxaca’s renowned markets, tasting more distinct regional specialties. You’ll get some fascinating cultural insights during your final day in Oaxaca, as you visit one of the oldest markets in Mesoamerica, witnessing ancient Zapotec cultural traditions as the community gathers from neighbouring villages, converging on the local market. It's a busy day as you breakfast on delicious barbacoa (barbeque), visit a family-run distillery and tasting the mescal, exploring the ruins of Mitla, all before jumping on an overnight bus bound for the Pacific coast, and your next destination.
Days Seven and Eight – Zipolite
Your bus will arrive in the coastal town of Zipolite early this morning. An idyllic place for some rest and relaxation, Zipolite is considered to have one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the south-western coast of Mexico, and a somewhat hidden gem, it offers more peace and solitude than Mexico’s larger, beachside towns. You can unwind here during day seven, looking forward to a fishing expedition on day eight. You’ll also get a chance to learn authentic Mexican ceviche (raw fish cooked in citrus juice) on day 8, before one final dinner celebrating your delectable Mexican food adventure.
Day Nine – Mexico City
An internal flight will take you back to Mexico City this morning, where your Mexican food adventure concludes at the airport.
Please note that international flights are not included in this holiday, but can be arranged by our travel specialists, who can help tailor this holiday to suit you, including a pre- or post-tour extension to relax or explore further
Various departure dates are available
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Tacos al pastor
Chiles en Nogada