Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
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Description of Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
This nine day Mexico small group holiday is not only a journey around some of Mexico’s finest cities but also a delicious food adventure. Because so much of Mexican culture revolves around food, and drink of course.
Starting in Mexico City, we feast from morning until night, from breakfast bakeries, to taco street food to mezcal bars. While leaving you plenty of time to explore the archaeological and architectural gems of this great city at your own pace. From the main capital city to Puebla, which is considered the foodie capital by many, and which you will discover on a culinary tour that allows us to gorge on dishes that have both Spanish and pre-Hispanic influences. Puebla is also a very beautiful town with its snow-capped mountainous backdrop and UNESCO city centre.
UNESCO may, however, consider our next stop of Oaxaca first for food, as it has officially listed and protected its cuisine with World Heritage status, describing it as ‘intangible cultural heritage’. You can, however, touch and taste plenty of it here, because whether you are a cheese or chocoholic, or indeed carnivore, Oaxaca is sizzling when it comes to that all important sense of taste.
Mexico’s weather is also sizzling, and so beach time is a must here, and we spend a couple of our final days in Mazunte, on the Pacific coast where you can chill and chow down, with no shortage of ceviche and cerveza.
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Reviewed on 29 Aug 2023 by Nicola McCarthyBeware despite the physical difficulty rating of 2 there is appropriately 3-5 miles walking a day. Good but hard going, not really restorative. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Apr 2023 by John CheahVisiting local homes and businesses away from tourists attractions. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Jan 2018 by Amanda MadornoThis trip was pretty disappointing. The itinerary changed constantly and there were only three of the nine days that were actually as written. We didn't stay at Mizunte. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Sep 2017 by Ian RobertsonGoing to local markets and learning and tasting about different foods was the highlights. 11/10 had a fantastic time with great people who were all travelling alone. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Feb 2016 by Nancy McCormickI liked having the focus on food--we tried so many different things, all delicious. Read full review
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We take care to use local transport throughout and stay in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses. We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travellers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team from the local community. This tour will lead you on a cultural and culinary journey with countless opportunities to interact with the locals and learn their gourmet secrets, from the vibrant Abastos Markets where you will sample the distinct Oaxaca regional specialities with the stallholders to sharing a glass of Mezcal with the locals in the Mezcal bars of Mexico City. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
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