Uncover the rich heritage behind Mexico’s diverse cuisine on an extensive culinary tour; a truly unique and memorable eating and drinking experience in Mexico.
Arrive Mexico City and transfer to your hotel.
Begin your culinary tour of Mexico with a walking tour of San Angel where you’ll visit the Saturday Bazaar. Continue to Coyoacan and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, before heading to a traditional bakery. You’ll have time for lunch at a traditional cantina (paid locally). After you will visit a handcrafts and food market and enjoy churros with hot chocolate.
Morning tour of Mexico City’s most important sights, including Chapultepec Park. You’ll have time for lunch at El Cardenal (paid locally). Your walking tour continues to the Chinatown district and San Juan Market. Afterwards you will visit the Casa de la Azulejos and the charming Celaya’s Sweet Store. Take a break on the terrace at Gran Hotel, with views over the Zocalo. Tonight we’ve booked a table for you at the wonderful Hacienda Los Morales (paid locally) with roundtrip transfers included.
An early morning tour of Teotihuacan allows you to enjoy the ruins during the cooler part of the day. This impressive Mesoamerican city once contained some 125,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest cities in the world during that period. You will have plenty of time to explore and climb the amazing pyramids as well as visit the Palace of Quetzal-Butterfly, the Feather-Snake Temple and the Avenue of the Dead. After the tour you’ll visit Garibaldi Museum of Tequila for a tasting of Mexico’s most famous export.
After breakfast you’ll travel overland to Puebla, with a tour of the Cholula archaeological complex enroute. Enjoy a traditional mole poblano for lunch.
Take the bus across the Sierra Madre Mountain Range to Oaxaca and transfer to your hotel. We’ve reserved a table at the excellent Asador Don Vasco this evening (paid locally).
Enjoy a tour of the local markets this morning before heading to the Casa Crespo for a hand on cooking lesson, with lunch included.
This afternoon you’ll enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Monte Albán. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Mesoamerica as well as one of the largest monument groups on the continent.
This morning you’ll learn about the importance of cacao in ancient Mexico and have fun with chocolate making demonstration (and tasting of course!). This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the colonial centre of Oaxaca.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.