Mexico food adventure holiday

“A delicious 11 day small group tour exploring Mexico's food heritage through market visits, cookery lessons and a trip to a Mezcal distillery.”


Local produce markets and Mezcal distillery tastings | Mexico City | Mundo Chocolate museum | Frida Kahlo’s house | Coyoacan | Cruise on the Xochimilco Canals | Colonia Roma district | Cholula | Apple cider factory | Puebla de los Angeles street food tour | Oaxaca | Ocotlan de Morelos | Tianguis Market | Hierve el Agua

Description of Mexico food adventure holiday

No trip to Mexico is complete with tasting some of the local food, but this Mexico food adventure holiday puts the country’s culinary heritage at the heart of the journey. Travelling between Mexico City and Oaxaca in a small group of no more than 15 people, you’ll visit local markets, take a street food tour, learn how to cook regional dishes in hands-on cookery classes and taste Mezcal at a distillery. In between all the tastings and meals in authentic local restaurants and cafes, you’ll also explore some local landmarks and natural wonders, from Frida Kahlo’s house which is now a museum, to a calcified ‘waterfall’ in Hierve el Agua where you can bathe in mineral rich pools.

There is so much more to Mexican food than tacos and burritos, and this 11 day adventure helps you discover the abundance of dishes and ingredients used here. Along the way, you’ll gain an understanding of the complexities of traditional Mexican cuisine: its farming methods and the ancient skills, practices and customs that feed into and shape the various regional dishes. Food varies from place to place, town to town in Mexico, which means eating your way around Mexico is one of the best ways to understand its culture.

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Clients also have two opportunities to cook. One in Colonia Roma where we meet our mexican chefs at the medellin market to explore and buy ingredients which are in season and create a menu for our cooking class. Beto Estúa and Jorge Fitz are local chefs that give clients a good insight on creating an authentic Mexican meal. The other cooking class will take place in Oaxaca where we learn to make dishes that can be easily recreated at home with ingredients bought from a nearby market. Clients will learn how to cook tortillas, 3 types of salsas, an appetizer, soup, mole, dessert and a drink.

Our local operator actively works with local communities and non-profit organizations with missions based in conservation & sustainable development to make good on the promise of ecotourism as a catalyst for sustainable development. They are an active member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and sit on the Board of Advisors of Oceanic Society. They are also working with a local non-profit association, REDES (Restauración Ecológica y Desarrollo A.C), dedicated to improve and restore the relationship between society and nature by promoting and executing programs and projects of conservation and ecological restoration. Through this collaboration, not only do they support conservation efforts but they also educate consumers and partners on critically endangered species in Mexico.

Group Size:
This is a small group tour, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

UK Office:
It all starts at home where we work towards reducing our carbon footprint in our offices through energy conservation measures, recycling policies and the promotion of cycling and walking as a means for our staff to commute. Our head office has become a plastic-free zone with the use of plastic bottles being banned in our head office and we distributed reusable water bottles and tote bags to every staff member. We also support a large number of community and environmental projects in different parts of the world and try to give something back to the places we visit.


The Impacts of this Trip

A Fair Deal:
We work closely with our local operator and ensure that all of our guides are local and that in exchange for their expertise that they are paid and treated fairly. The leaders will give a briefing on Responsible Tourism issues to help clients understand how they can help reduce their impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from our visit.

Local craft and culture:
On this trip, we have a boat ride along the Xochimilco Canals where clients get to enjoy a relaxing ride and lunch along the scenic waterways and little floating kitchens selling local food where clients can purchase from to try local specialties. Our visit to local markets in Coyocan and Cholula are also opportunities for clients to try local delicacies.

In Coyoacan, Puebla and Oaxaca, clients may have the chance to support local craft especially from local families. Of course, our local guides will advise clients on what to buy and what to avoid as items made from turtle shells, crocodile or snake skin should never be purchased.
We also get to explore several museums specifically the Mundo Chocolate museum for a chocolate Metate class and tasting in the beautiful 100 year old home. As well as the Frida Kahlo Museum that showcases the collection of the two great artists and also the life of affluent Mexican bohemians in the first half of 20th Century.

Accommodation and meals:
On this trip, we will stay in a variety of colonial and modern properties that employs local staff and purchase local produce whenever possible. This not only provides the locals with a source of income but also a way to sustain their heritage.

As this trip is predominately focused on food, there are plenty of opportunities for clients to try local delicacies in both locally owned restaurants and street food vendors. Throughout the trip, we will eat like a true local, tasting molotes, pelonas and semitas, some of the most traditional poblano delicacies. When we stop by La Gran Fama Dulceria, we have a chance to taste hand-made confections and camotes which are Puebla’s signature candy made from sweet potato


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