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Culinary Tour of Mexico

14 days from £3,880pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary highlights

  • Get to know Mexico City and experience some of the wonderful street food on offer.

  • Visit Puebla and explore the surrounding countryside with its archaeological ruins.

  • Learn the secrets of Mexican cuisine through street food tours and market exploration in Oaxaca.

  • Take a cooking class with a local chef.

  • Relax at the coastal town of Huatulco and enjoy the delicious seafood available.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Mexico City
  • Puebla
  • Oaxaca
  • Huatulco

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Mexico City

International outbound flight , Mexico City

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Mexico City.

Day 2 Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City has become a mecca for many foodies and the routes of that fantastic cuisine is on the streets. Today you will embark on a street-food tour that will take you to the San Juan market (or similar), where you can sample a number of different dishes ranging from seafood tostadas to the chocolate based mole, blue-corn tlacoyos (griddled corn patties stuffed with beans, cheese or fava beans) or fried chile grasshoppers. Your guide will explain the origins of these dishes and how they speak to the indigenous history of Mexico.

Day 3 Mexico City

Mexico City

Today your guide will take you on a tour of Mexico City and Teotihuacan - a great introduction to the history of this part of the world. Use this evening to dine at one of Mexico City’s famous gourmet restaurants.

Day 4 Mexico City

Mexico City

Today you’ll cycle through the trendy neighbourhoods of Condesa, Roma and Polanco passing through parks, art deco buildings, colourful markets and tortillerias, sampling the best tacos the area has to offer. You’ll cover approximately 10 miles stopping at four typical taquerias.

Day 5 Puebla

Mexico City , Puebla

Leaving the city you will transfer to the Colonial town of Puebla, stopping for a tour of Cholula on the way. These old colonial towns are steeped in history and give a real insight to the country.

Day 6 Oaxaca

Puebla , Oaxaca

Leaving Puebla your guide will drive you to Oaxaca where you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure. This evening you may want to sample one of Oaxaca’s many wonderful restaurants (we have a few favourites that we can highly recommend).

Day 7 Oaxaca


A gentle half day tour to Monte Alban as part of a small group, followed by a street-food and mezcal tasting walking tour where you’ll have the opportunity to try a selection of typical Oaxacan delicacies.

Day 8 Oaxaca


This morning you will join a local Oaxacan chef for a visit to a nearby market where you’ll go shopping together for ingredients, before heading back to his cookery school to begin your lesson. Here you will learn to marry local ingredients together and create a number of select dishes frequented in the country's cuisine. The fresh spices used in Mexican cooking are renowned for bringing to life many dishes.

Day 9 Huatulco

Oaxaca , Huatulco

Leaving Oaxaca behind, you will fly to the Pacific coast today for some time on the beach.

Day 10 Huatulco


A day at leisure to explore - there is plenty to see and do here besides relaxing on the beach so do ask us if you want to be busy!

Day 11 Huatulco


A day at leisure. Why not try some of the delicious seafood available?

Day 12 Huatulco


A final day to relax before you begin your journey home.

Day 13 International return flight

Huatulco , International return flight

Transfer to the airport to begin your onward journey.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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