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Flavours of Mexico Culinary Tour

Mexico

9 days

Summary

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.

Highlights

  • Discover the secret’s behind one of the world’s most renowned cuisines
  • Explore San Angel market and marvel at the wide variety of produce
  • Wander the bohemian district of Coyoacan and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum
  • Visit the iconic Casa de los Azulejos, a Mexican institution
  • Taste Mexico’s most famous export at the Garibaldi Museum of Tequila
  • Sample the famous mole poblano, a casserole dish featuring chocolate and chilli!
  • Spend three nights in beautiful Oaxaca, foodie capital of Mexico
  • Take a cooking class at Casa Crespo, with the chance to enjoy the fruits of your labour afterwards
  • Learn about the importance of cacao in ancient Mexico at a chocolate making demonstration

ITINERARY

Day 1 Mexico City

Arrive Mexico City and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Mexico City

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.

Day 3 Mexico City

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.

Day 4 Mexico City

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.

Day 5 Mexico City/Puebla

After breakfast you’ll travel overland to Puebla, with a tour of the Cholula archaeological complex enroute. Enjoy a traditional mole poblano for lunch.

Day 6 Puebla/Oaxaca

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).

Day 7 Oaxaca

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.

Day 8 Oaxaca

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.

Day 9 Oaxaca

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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