Mexico Food & Culture

Classic, Mexico City to Mexico City

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Mexico City There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Mexico City/Puebla (1D) Head to Puebla, famous for its hand-painted tiles, unique handicrafts, mouth-watering Mole Poblano (a mouth-watering spicy sauce made with cocoa and infinite varieties of chillies) and rich colonial history. Opt to take a mole-making class to learn the secrets of this famous sauce. Enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant known for its featured seasonal specialities. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: First-class bus (2.00-2.50 hours, 130km)
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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Cooking Class Transport: First-class bus (5.00-6.00 hours, 340km)
Day 5 Oaxaca (1D) Monte Albán, a spectacular grouping of pre-Hispanic (Zapotec) mountain top temples, is just a short bus ride away, as is the Valley of Mitla with its colourful ruins and hand-loomed carpets. Stepping from the cultural to the culinary, Oaxaca is also a great area for trying out new tastes and textures. Included Activities: Mezcal Factory Tour
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. Transport: First-class bus (10.00-11.00 hours, 255km)
Day 7 Puerto Escondido Enjoy a free day in this beach paradise.
Day 8 Puerto Escondido/Mexico City Catch a flight back to the largest city in the world. This fascinating multi-layered megalopolis is home to an endless list of cultural wonders, the best anthropology museum for Mexican archaeology, the largest plaza (the zocalo), the Zona Rosa, many Aztec historic sites, and a vibrant street life at all hours. Transport: Travel by van to the Puerto Escondido airport, about 20 mins, before the short flight to Mexico City. Travel by private vehicle to your hotel on the other end, which can take up to 1.5 hrs with traffic. Plane (1.25-1.50 hours)
Day 9 Mexico City Depart at any time.
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