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Real Food Adventure - Mexico

9 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

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Days 1-2 Mexico City
Dive into Mexico City’s celebrated food scene on a taco crawl. Eat at some of the best taco stands in town, discover the delectable tacos al pastor (slow-roasted, marinated pork tacos) and sip mezcal in one of the city’s sensational bars. The next morning, dive into the markets and be awed by the amount of fresh produce on offer and discover the city’s historic centre.
Day 3 Puebla
Start the day with a delicious breakfast before catching a colourful 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 at Mercado de Sabores Poblanos before making a beeline for Calle de los Dulces (Sweet Street) to sample tortitas de Santa Clara (shortbread biscuits) and camotes (sweet potato lollies). Check out the much-loved and very colourful Lucha Libre wrestling this evening.
Days 4-6 Oaxaca
Enjoy a cooking class in Puebla, where you’ll learn the secrets behind some of the dishes you’ve been tasting while here. Then travel to Oaxaca, 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. Chocoholics won’t want to miss a trip down to the shops on Calle Mina for a taste of real Oaxaca chocolate – it’s no wonder it’s seen as the food of the gods! Explore the impressive ruins at MItla and savour the smoky taste of mezcal, an alcohol similar to tequila, on a visit to a local mezcaleria (distillery).
Days 7-8 Zipolite
Take the bus to Zipolite, where we’ll visit the colourful markets in search of this town’s culinary treats. The next day, head out on a fishing expedition and enjoy some chill-out time on the beach. Learn how to make ceviche (raw fish cooked in citrus juice) in the true Mexican style. Then it’s time for one final dinner to celebrate this divine Mexican food adventure.
Day 9 Mexico City
Catch a flight to Mexico City this morning, where this culinary adventure ends at the airport.
All This Included
Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this luscious journey through some of the country’s most famous culinary regions. Meander through Oaxaca’s aromatic markets; take to the streets of Puebla to sample some the city’s local specialties; indulge in fresh seafood on the beach; and take to the streets of Mexico City on a taco crawl to experience a delightful culinary heritage that goes back thousands of years. If you’re after cultural richness, authentic experiences and flavoursome food that’s tinged with fiesta, then this Real Food Adventure is for you.
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transportation: Bus, Overnight bus, Plane
  • Mexico City - Centro Historico food tour and lunch, Mexico City - Taco crawl, Oaxaca - Mercado Abasto tour, Oaxaca - Mercado Tlacolula visit, Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit, Oaxaca - Mitla ruins visit, Puebla - City food tour, Puebla - Cooking class, Puebla - Lucha libre, Zipolite - Fishing Expedition and Ceviche Breakfast, Zipolite - Seafood Market Visit
  • Take a taco crawl through Mexico City
  • Sample queso, cactus and even grasshoppers at Oaxaca’s incredible Abastos Markets
  • Discover the fascinating ruins of Mitla
  • Sip smoky mezcal on a distillery tour
  • Learn to make Puebla’s most famous dish, mole poblano, during a memorable cooking class
  • Eat fresh ceviche on the beach in Zipolite
  • Taste tortillas fresh off the comal
  • Dine on the flavours of Mexico at a traditional cantina
Hotel (8 nts)
  • Group size: Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12.
  • Ages: Minimum: 15
  • A single supplement is available on this trip.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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