Mexico Food & Culture
Slutdestination: Mexico City
Somehow, Mexico has become synonymous with boring resorts and crowded beaches. That's not the Mexico we know. Come and experience ours on this nine-day journey into the country's colonial past. Beginning in Mexico City, you'll move on to Puebla and indulge in their famous spicy and chocolatey mole sauce, then explore Oaxaca's pre-Spanish ruins and Baroque churches. Enjoy the beaches of the Pacific Coast let this destination get under your skin.
Indulge in the regional cuisines of Mexico, explore breathtaking colonial Puebla and Oaxaca, try out your salsa skills on the dance floor, sink into the pace of life on the Pacific Coast.
Public bus, plane
Hotels (8 nts).
Hands-on: Cooking Class , Oaxaca Hands-on: Mezcal Factory Tour, Oaxaca. Puebla orientation walk. Oaxaca orientation walk. Cooking class. Local Oaxacan dinner. Mezcal factory tour. Market visit. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Mexico City
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Mexico City/Puebla (1D)
Drive to Puebla, famous for its hand-painted tiles, unique handicrafts, mouth-watering cuisine and rich colonial history. Enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant known for its featured seasonal specialities. Opt to try out a mole-making class.
Day 3 Puebla
Enjoy a free day in Puebla. Opt to visit some of the many museums and cathedrals or the great pyramid at Cholula. For markets, visit the Mercado de Sabores or the Mercado El Carmen for cemites.
Day 4 Puebla/Oaxaca
Head to Oaxaca. Explore the markets and enjoy an included cooking class to get a hands-on understanding of Mexican cuisine.
Day 5 Oaxaca (1D)
Enjoy free time in Oaxaca. Take a mezcal factory that produces the fiery "other tequila", the region's specialty. Opt to visit the famous Zapotec site of Monte Alba¡n or the highlights of the state of Oaxaca. Enjoy a local Oaxacan dinner.
Day 6 Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido
Take a bus to the Oaxacan Pacific coast and enjoy time in this beach paradise. With so much to do in Puerto Escondido you might want to lounge on the beach, try surfing, diving or take an eco tour to spot dolphins, sailfish or sea turtles. Visit the local market for a taste of how the locals shop. Opt to enjoy a seafood dinner in this quaint coastal town.
Day 7 Puerto Escondido
Enjoy a free day in this beach paradise.
Day 8 Puerto Escondido/Mexico City
Catch a flight back to Mexico City. Opt for final night out with the group.
Day 9 Mexico City
Depart at any time.