Experience Mexico’s distinctive cuisine while travelling through Oaxaca, Puebla, Zipolite and Mexico

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.

Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
309kg pp per trip


  • 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


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2015 - 31 December 2015

Dive into Mexico City’s celebrated food scene on a taco crawl. Eat delectable tacos al pastor (slow-roasted, marinated pork tacos) and sip mezcal in one of the city’s sensational bars.
Enjoy a walking tour of Mexico City's Centro Historico and marvel at the impressive Zocalo, Latin's America's largest city square. Along the way, visit Mercado San Juan, the city’s main food market, before roaming the surrounding streets, watching local vendors at work. Pull up a chair at one of the best seafood stands in the city for a late lunch.
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 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.
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).
Breakfast this morning is at a unique local restaurant, dedicated to preserving the many varieties of corn grown throughout Oaxaca state, then visit some of Oaxaca's renowned markets to taste distinct regional specialties – from cactus fruit and grasshoppers to the heavenly queso Oaxaca (Oaxacan cheese).
Visit one of the oldest markets in Mesoamerica and witness ancient Zapotec cultural traditions as the community gathers together from neighbouring villages at the local market. Breakfast on delicious barbacoa (barbeque), sip mezcal at a family-run distillery, then explore the ancient ruins of Mitla before jumping on an overnight bus bound for the Pacific coast.
Arrive in Zipolite in the early morning. Considered one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on Mexico's south-west coast, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind away from the tourist bustle of some of the larger beachside towns. Pull up a chair at one of the water-front restaurants, or laze in a hammock by the sea.
Head out on a fishing expedition. 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
Catch a flight to Mexico City this morning, where this culinary adventure ends at the airport.
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4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Bus, Overnight bus, Plane
Hotel (7 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)
Included activities
  • 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 show
  • Zipolite - Fishing Expedition and Ceviche Breakfast


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Please note that this tour ends on arrival at Mexico City Airport (MEX). Please do not book onward flight from MEX prior to 6pm.

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Real Food Adventure - Mexico , November 2015

Real Food Adventure - Mexico , November 2015