Central Mexico Sojourn: Mezcal & Mineral Pools

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Mexico City to Oaxaca

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Slip off those all-inclusive wristbands and look beyond the beachfront complexes to uncover a fascinating layer of Mexican culture. This nine-day trip hits all the marks with an itinerary that gets you climbing ancient pyramids and exploring ruins. Embark on a taco street crawl and learn how mezcal is made from its birthplace in Oaxaca. If you're yearning to take a dip into an infinity pool with a view, the mineral ponds of Hierve el Agua have got you covered.

What’s included

  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Taco Street Food Crawl, Mexico City Your Foodie Moment: Mezcal Tasting, Oaxaca Your Discover Moment: Oaxaca
  • Teotihuacán ruins visit
  • Taco street food crawl
  • Oaxaca market visit
  • Hierve el Agua petrified waterfall day trip
  • Mezcal tasting
  • Orientation walk of Puebla and Oaxaca
  • Free time in Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Trek up the pyramids of teotihuacán
  • Sip (don't shoot) mezcal in its birthplace
  • Dip into the mineral pools of a petrified waterfall
  • Pick up artisan goods from local makers

Itinerary

Mexico City Arrive at any time. Tonight, head out with your fellow travellers! Start the night with a taco crawl, maybe hit up a lucha libre match before ending the night at a local bar.
Mexico City Enjoy a free day to discover Mexico City. Explore one of the world's largest metropolitan areas. Opt to visit Frida Kahlo's house, see the iconic architecture of Museo Soumaya, or go on a party boat at the nearby floating gardens of Xochimilco. At night, opt to witness the high-flying practitioners of “lucha libre,” Mexico’s world-famous brand of wrestling.
Mexico City Take a day trip to the famous archaeological site of Teotihuacán to visit the massive pyramids. In the evening, set off in search of the perfect taco with a street food crawl. Indulge in one of Mexico's most iconic delicacies, as you take in the sights of this capital city.
Mexico City/Puebla Travel to the city of Puebla, a colonial-era city that has an incredibly well-preserved centre and today has a thriving art and nightlife scene. After arriving and checking in, go on an orientation walk with the CEO.
Puebla Enjoy a free day in Puebla. Opt to take a walking tour of Puebla's historical centre and marvel at the traditional architecture, or visit the Amparo Museum which holds a vast collection of art from different periods in Mexican history. While you're off exploring and hunger strikes, try some street food and opt for the chalupas (small corn tortillas garnished with shredded pork, red and green chili sauce and diced onions). Or just take part in a foodie tour today and munch away!
Puebla/Oaxaca Wave goodbye to Puebla from the bus window and travel to colonial Oaxaca. Upon arrival, head out for an orientation walk to the main square and nearby markets for your first taste of Oaxaca's vibrant culture.
Oaxaca Set off for a day trip to the stunning Hierve el Agua petrified waterfall, then stop for a mezcal tasting on the way back to Oaxaca.
Oaxaca Opt to travel to nearby artisan communities, take a mole cooking class, or check out the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán.
Oaxaca Depart at any time.
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