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Get an authentic taste of Mexico on a 9-day journey through some of the country's most famous culinary regions. Meander through Oaxaca's aromatic markets with a local chef, take to the streets of Puebla to sample some the city's local specialties, learn how to cook fresh seafood on the coast and tuck into tacos in Mexico City. Your local leader will help you dig into the culture and history of Mexico with walking tours, visits to ancient ruins and local interactions. If you're after cultural richness, authentic experiences and flavoursome food that's tinged with fiesta, then this adventure is for you.

Countries Visited

Mexico

Cities Visited

Huatulco , Mexico City , Oaxaca , Puebla

  1. Day 1
    Mexico City
    Bienvenidos! Welcome to Mexico City. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm where you'll meet your tour leader and travel group. Please check with the hotel reception where and when it will take place. After your welcome meeting, head out to a local restaurant to sample one of Mexico’s most celebrated dishes – tacos. You may like to accompany your tacos with a refreshing local beer or even horchata, a milky cinnamon rice drink.
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Mexico City
    Take a private vehicle to San Pedro Tlahuac where Nahuatl descendants preserve pre-Columbian traditions – this is one of the last remaining places in Mexico that still has the canals and chinampa farms from the times of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. Start your visit in a family kitchen where tortillas are freshly pressed and cooked before being taken to the local market to sell. Be sure to sample the tortillas before boarding a trajinera for the 30 minute ride to the chinampas. These colorful flat-bottomed boats are used to navigate through the canals. Tour the chinampas with a Nahuatl farmer, who will show you their crops, explain how they make a chinampa and their tips for a successful harvest. Fill a basket with vegetables, which you’ll turn into a salad for lunch. A fresh and colourful spread will accompany your salad – tortillas stuffed with pork or vegetables and hibiscus tea. Time to board your trajinera before driving back to the centre of Mexico City, enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps relax in Chapultepec Park, take in some of the city's notable museums, or check out the home of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Puebla
    Visit a Mexico City institution: a two-storey bakery brimming with cakes, breads and biscuits, followed by a walking tour of the Centro Historico. Take in the beautiful Bellas Artes Palace, travel down the Paseo de la Reforma thoroughfare, and marvel at the enormous Zocalo square. Along the way you'll visit Mercado San Juan, the city’s main food market, then roam the surrounding streets and watch local vendors at work. Pull up a chair at one of the best seafood stands in the city for a late lunch. Catch a local bus to Puebla, a city known for its long culinary history. Puebla is renowned for dishes which combine Spanish and pre-hispanic influences, such as chiles en nogada (stuffed chillies covered in creamy walnut sauce). Venture out on a culinary city tour – start with some Pueblan street food like tacos Arabes (a style of taco created by Puebla’s Middle Eastern immigrants), or chalupas (fried tortillas with a spicy filling). Then, make a beeline for Calle de los Dulces (Sweet Street) to sample tortitas de Santa Clara (shortbread biscuits) and camotes (sweet potato lollies). Save space for a cinnamon-dusted churro or two!
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Oaxaca
    Travel by bus to Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city nicknamed the ‘land of the seven moles’. On arrival, head straight for the bustling Mercado 20 de Noviembre for lunch. Amongst the many great choices, tlayudas are a Oaxacan staple you shouldn’t miss. Next up, visit the fabulous Mercado Benito Juarez, a bountiful market taking up a full city block and brimming with produce, mole spices and pastes, and towers of Oaxacan cheese. With free time for the remainder of the day, you can continue to roam the markets, people watch in the zocalo, or take a gentle stroll around Oaxaca’s beautiful streets.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Oaxaca
    With a free day, you may like to visit the archaeological site of Monte Alban, an outstanding example of a pre-Columbian ceremonial centre. The terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Alban were carved out of the mountain. Those with a sweet tooth can find several shops on Calle Mina (just south of Mercado 20 de Noviembre) at which to learn about the production of real Oaxacan chocolate – and of course taste this regional specialty. This evening you’ll be joined by a local chef for a visit to the market, learning about Oaxaca’s produce and cuisine from an expert. You’ll then take the ingredients you’ve picked up at the markets and learn how to transform them into traditional Oaxacan dishes, which you’ll then enjoy for dinner.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Oaxaca
    Today you will venture out of Oaxaca for an insight into regional life. First, head to the ancient ruins of Mitla. Mitla (the Nahuatl word for 'underworld') is an important Zapotec archaeological site and was the main religious centre for the Zapotec people. At lunchtime, explore the abundant Mercado Tlacolula - renowned for its barbacoa and the ideal choice to fuel you through till dinnertime. On the way back to Oaxaca, stop into a mezcaleria (mezcal distillery). Although this tequila-like drop is experiencing a resurgence in popularity all over Mexico, it is largely produced in Oaxaca. It's generally enjoyed straight-up, so it's not for the faint-hearted!
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Huatulco
    Board a morning bus for the long but scenic drive to Huatulco, stopping for lunch along the way. This is your chance to relax and unwind, as this town belongs to one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on Mexico's Pacific coast. It's also quieter and less touristy than some of the bigger beachside spots, although these are accessible by taxi. On arrival your leader will take you to check out a local supermarket so you can gain an understanding of the contemporary food habits of modern Mexicans. Here, you’ll get an everyday-life insight into the culture, and your leader will pick up some popular snacks for the group to enjoy. This evening you’ll get a taste of coastal cuisine over a tasty seafood dinner at a local restaurant.
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  8. Day 8
    Huatulco
    The day is yours to enjoy the chilled-out atmosphere of Huatulco. You may like to hang out on the beach, swim in the clear blue waters, or grab a glass of mezcal to toast to your adventure. This evening, enjoy a cooking class and feast on your creations in a traditional meal celebrating the bounty of the coastal region of Oaxaca. Your last dinner will certainly be one to remember as you tuck into an abundance of tasty seafood, and pick up some new recipes while you’re at it.
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  9. Day 9
    Huatulco
    Your adventure ends today. There are no activities planned for the final day.

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Inclusions

  • Mexico City - Welcome Dinner (taco night)
  • Tlahuac - Community Visit
  • Puebla - City food tour
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Historico Centro tour
  • Mexico City - Street eats and market tour
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Benito Juarez
  • Oaxaca - Mercado 20 de Noviembre
  • Oaxaca - Cooking class
  • Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit
  • Oaxaca - Mitla archeological site
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Tlacolula
  • Huatulco - Supermarket stop
  • Huatulco - Cooking class

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6 Breakfast(s) Included
4 Lunch(es) Included
5 Dinner(s) Included

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Accommodations

Hotel (8 nights)

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Questions & Answers

Question: Does price include accommodations?

Yes, hotel accommodations are included as well as the following services. Mexico City - Welcome Dinner Mexico City - Leader-led Historico Centro tour Mexico City - Street eats and market tour Puebla - City food tour Oaxaca - Cooking class Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit Oaxaca - Mitla archeological site Oaxaca - Zapotecan home-cooked lunch Huatulco - Cooking class Meals 6 Breakfast(s) Included 4 Lunch(es) Included 4 Dinner(s) Included

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Intrepid Tours Customer Reviews

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4
Accommodations
3.6
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4.2
Professional Staff
4.4
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4.1
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3.8

Ratings based off 206 reviews about Intrepid Tours - currently showing 9 reviews with comments only

Intrepid is awesome. Our guide was superb. Everything went smoothly!

Our tour guide was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, fun, energetic, and made our week run very smoothly. The trip itself was fantastic! We saw a lot and the islands are absolutely beautiful. Great food, great new friends made on the tour, and would absolutely book with Intrepid again.

Intrepid tour is great company. Will use this company again.

The trip was both both educational and exciting. I very much enjoyed the sights and culture.

The itinerary was just as I expected! The guide was very good as were the accomodations

Intrepid did such a great job. I never had to worry about where I was supposed to be and it felt so good not to worry about a thing but just to enjoy myself. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about culture and history.

Taiwan people very friendly. Accommodation were centrally located and easily accessible. Did extra activities then in brochure which was greatly.

Larus our tour guide did an excellent job and was very attentive to our needs. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.

Our guide Tarang chandola was exceptional. Courteous, knowledgeable, organized, polite, professional and went above and beyond taking care of our needs and requests offen anticipating what that might be. He made sure we all had the best possible time and offered suggestions to meet the needs of everyone on the tour. This made the trip even more enjoyable.

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