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Travel with your taste-buds through Mexico on this 9-day journey. Take to the streets of Puebla to sample some the city’s local specialities; fresh seafood on the beach; Mexico City for tacos and go on a fishing expedition for fresh ceviche.
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
- Transport: Bus, Overnight bus, Plane
- Accommodation: Hotel (7 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)
- Included Activities
- Mexico City - Taco crawl
- Mexico City - Centro Historico food tour and lunch
- Puebla - City food tour
- Puebla - Lucha Libre show
- Oaxaca - Mercado Abasto tour
- Oaxaca - Mercado Tlacolula visit
- Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit
- Oaxaca - Mitla ruins visit
- Zipolite - Fishing Expedition and Ceviche Breakfast
Day 1: Mexico City
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 7 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and travel group. Please check with the hotel reception where and when it will take place. This evening your leader will take you on a 'taco crawl' around town. You'll taste Mexico City’s delicious street-food staple, tacos al pastor, among others.
Day 2: Mexico City
Enjoy breakfast at a Mexico City institution: a two-storey bakery brimming with cakes, breads and biscuits, then embark on a walking tour of Mexico City's Centro Historico. Take in the beautiful Bellas Artes Palace, travel down the Paseo de la Reforma (the city's main thoroughfare) and marvel at the impressive Zocalo (Latin America's largest main 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.
Day 3: Puebla
Catch a local bus to Puebla, Mexico’s culinary capital. The city 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 before making a beeline for Calle de los Dulces (Sweet Street) to sample tortitas de Santa Clara (shortbread biscuits) and camotes (sweet potato lollies).
Day 4: Oaxaca
This morning you have free time to explore Puebla and perhaps enjoy a few more chalupas, before catching a local bus to Oaxaca (approximately 4 hours) - a beautiful colonial city nicknamed the ‘land of the seven moles’. Visit the fabulous Abastos Market and enjoy some delicious regional specialities including grasshoppers, cactus fruit and Oaxacan cheese.
Day 5: Oaxaca
Partake in a traditional breakfast of chocolate, tamales and pan y yemas, then join a local chef on a walk through Oaxaca's renowned markets for an introduction to some regional specialties. Pick up ingredients to take back for a cooking class, in which you'll discover the secrets to preparing Oaxacan delicacies at home. Feast on your creations over lunch. Your afternoon is free to explore Oaxaca’s many other culinary delights.
Day 6: Oaxaca
Today you will venture out of Oaxaca for an insight into regional life. Visit Mercado Tlacolula, one of the oldest markets in Mesoamerica. This is a unique opportunity to witness the ancient Zapotec cultural traditions of dress, cuisine and language, as the community gathers together from neighbouring villages. Indulge in a meal of Oaxacan barbacoa, then head to the ancient ruins of Mitla.
Day 7: Mazunte
Board a morning bus for the long but scenic drive to Huatulco (appx. 9 hours). We will stop at a local village 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.
Day 8: Mazunte
Head out on an early morning boating expedition. If you're lucky you might spot turtles, stingrays or even dolphins while you're out on the water. Back on land, enjoy a masterclass on preparing Mexican coastal-style ceviche (raw fish cooked in citrus juice) and savour this over lunch.
Day 9: Mexico City
Your adventure ends today. There are no activities planned for the final day.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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