Sample Itinerary: The Cuisine & Culture of Mexico
A Cultural and Culinary Experience in Mexico
If you are a foodie and need some spice in your life nothing can compare with an immersive culinary trip to Mexico. There is a wide range of Mexican cuisines and culinary styles rooted in regional cultures and history. One of the best ways to experience this is to hop between major cultural hotspots to tour and taste the culinary & culture of Mexico. We hope that our sample itinerary below whets your appetite!
Day 1: Welcome to Mexico City! After checking into your hotel, you will have free time to rest. Then go for a stroll through the historic center, full of art galleries, cafés, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Day 2: Venture on a city tour – filled with beauty, culture, and history! Make sure to visit the Palace of Fine Arts and the main square in the city. Popular stops include the House of Tiles that was once a Spanish palace, then visit the magnificent National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral and its chapels and bell towers. Move on to see the incredible collection of pre-Hispanic art at the National Museum of Anthropology.
Day 3: Enjoy the culinary delicacy at the famous Mercado de San Juan (market) in the historic core. Here you will learn about Mexican cuisine and its evolution, as well as sample the gourmet and exotic products the market, specializes in, like fruits, insects, cheese, and the agave distilled mezcal.
Day 4: Today you will venture to the majestic archaeological site of Teotihuacán. Located a short drive from downtown Mexico City, the so-called City of the Gods is an ancient city that was the largest and most influential in the history of the New World. Climb the Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon and visit the temples and palaces. On your way back, you will visit the Basilica Of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited Catholic temple in the world after the Vatican.
Day 5: Today, you will enjoy a special gastronomic tour to Puebla. You will first visit unique tamalería (tamale shops), antojitos shops, and taquerías to try different kinds of tacos. Continue onto Fonda de Santa Clara at the Calle de Los Dulces (the Street of the Sweets), you will take the chance to visit the oldest sweet shop in the city, La Gran Fama, where you will find the traditional candies and condiments.
Day 6: Journey to Oaxaca City, one of Mexico’s most famous foodie destinations. You will have the day off to explore the city on your own and dine at one of the amazing restaurants
Day 7: Today’s excursion starts with the visit to an ancient Tule tree: at approximately two thousand years old, it’s the biggest tree in the world! Continue to Hierve el Agua, an imposing petrified waterfall located in the mountain range, with the option to bathe in its mineral-rich waters.
Day 8: Oaxaca – With your guide, you’ll tour a Zapoteca community in the Oaxaca Valley. Take a cooking class in a local family home and learn how to make a range of local dishes and delicacies incorporating local ingredients
Day 9: This morning you will drive the short distance south to Benito Juárez. Upon your arrival, you’ll lace up your hiking boots and go on a trek to climb up to the striking viewpoint of El Mirador. At over 9,800 feet (3000 m) above sea level, El Mirador offers panoramic vistas of the Sierra Juárez and the Central valleys. Make your way back to the village for a regional lunch where you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself.
Day 10: Transfer to Mexico City’s airport.
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