Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca

The main Ziggurat from several angles in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
IDEAL LENGTH 11 nights
Price From $6,400 pp
When to Go Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca

“This itinerary offers a fantastic insight into the sheer variety and quality of Mexican cuisine. Sample its markets, chocolate and artisan beer alongside the architecture and culture of these exciting cities.”

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Mexico City

Upon arrival at Mexico City, you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation. The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

Day 2

Day 2
Mexico City

Your stay in Mexico City begins with a half-day walking tour of the historic centre, including the National Palace, Zocalo Square, Metropolitan Cathedral and Temple Mayor. The tour concludes with a two-hour chocolate tasting at the Mucho Mundo Chocolate Museum.

In the evening, enjoy a Mexican dinner accompanied by Mexican wine or artisanal beer in the vibrant neighbourhood of La Rosa.

Day 3

Day 3
Mexico City – San Angel – Coyoacán – Xochimilco

Today your private guide will take you on a full-day tour of Mexico City’s southern neighbourhoods. Explore the district of San Angel – if you visit on a Saturday, you can enjoy the Bazar de Sabado – before moving to the historic area of Coyoacán, where you’ll enjoy lunch at an authentic Mexican market before exploring Frida Kahlo’s Blue House.

Your final stop will be Xochimilco, where you’ll see its famous canals by boat while spotting local wildlife. Depending on time, you may also visit the Museum of Dolores Olmedo.

Day 4

Day 4
Mexico City

Today, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the cosmopolitan Roma neighbourhood, learning about its unique architecture and experiencing its food markets.  

Day 5

Day 5
Mexico City – Paso de Cortes – Cholula – Puebla

Leaving Mexico City, your guide will take you to the mountainous port of Paso de Cortes, where you have views over volcanoes and the Valley of Mexico, before stopping for lunch.

The tour continues in Cholula, the oldest continuously inhabited town in the Americas and home to the Great Pyramid.

You’ll then continue to your hotel in Puebla.

Day 6

Day 6
Puebla

Start your stay in Puebla with a half-day foodie walking tour through the historic centre. Along the way you’ll see some of the city’s iconic sights, including Palafoxiana (the first library in the Americas) and Capilla de Rosario, while tasting specialities such as tamales, molotes, pelonas and camotes.

The afternoon will be spent at leisure – your Travel Designer can recommend activities that suit your interests before departure.

Day 7

Day 7
Puebla

It’s time for a hands-on experience of Mexican food. Chef Cortez will escort you to a local market to teach you about Mexican produce, before you try cooking mole poblano, one of Mexico’s classic dishes.

Day 8

Day 8
Puebla – Oaxaca

Today begins with a four-hour transfer to Oaxaca, where you’ll have time to unpack and refresh before your evening delicacies tour.

The tour begins with a tasting of Oaxaca’s famous mezcales, before heading to a popular locals’ eatery to sample grilled Oaxacan Tlayuda.

Day 9

Day 9
Oaxaca

This morning enjoy a half-day walking tour of Oaxaca’s historic centre, where you’ll visit the Museum of Culture and try regional specialities such as hot chocolate and grasshoppers.

In the afternoon embark on a cookery class at Casa Crespo. Start with a trip to a local market to learn about Oaxacan cuisine, before learning how to make tortillas, soup, guacamole and moles. Eat your creations with a glass of mezcal or a local beer.

Day 10

Day 10
Oaxaca – Teotitlan Del Valle

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the pretty village of Teotitlan Del Valle. Here you’ll visit a church, before going on a guided tour of the market and visiting a local family to see how traditional rugs are woven.

You’ll then head to another family home to learn more of Oaxaca’s culinary secrets.

Day 11

Day 11
Oaxaca – Mitla

Your final day takes you to the ceremonial site of Mitla in Mesoamerica. Enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site, famous for its colourful mosaics, and a 16th century church, before lunch at a local restaurant.

Next, head into the Valley of Oaxaca to learn about mezcal production and enjoy another tasting of this famous drink.

Day 12

Day 12
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Savour a two-hour chocolate tasting in Mexico City

  • Enjoy a foodie walking tour around the old centre of Puebla

  • Shop at local markets before learning how to cook Mexican classics

  • Sample Oaxaca’s famous mezcal drink

  • Marvel at the archaeological ruins of Cholula and Mitla

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