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Mexico Real Food Adventure

9 Days | Fill your plate with Mexico’s rich culture and celebrated cuisine

4.7 out of 5 based on 55 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,467
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Get an authentic taste of Mexico on a 9-day journey through some of the country’s most famous culinary regions. Meander through Oaxaca’s aromatic markets with a local chef, take to the streets of Puebla to sample some the city’s local specialties, learn how to cook fresh seafood on the coast and tuck into tacos in Mexico City. Your local leader will help you dig into the culture and history of Mexico with walking tours, visits to ancient ruins and local interactions. If you’re after cultural richness, authentic experiences and flavoursome food that’s tinged with fiesta, then this adventure is for you.

Trip overview

Map of Mexico Real Food Adventure including Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Huatulco, Mexico
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 37.43 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Kick off your adventure with a taco dinner in Mexico City, your chance to try the authentic version of one of the world’s favourite foods.
  • Get hands on with a market visit and cooking class with a local chef in Oaxaca, and a seafood cooking class in the coastal town of Huatulco.
  • Gain insight into the culture and cuisine of the indigenous Zapotec people when you join a Zapotecan family for a traditional lunch in their home.
  • Dig into the culture and history of Mexico during a walking tour of Mexico City’s historical centre and a visit to the ancient Mitla ruins.
  • This trip takes you to the source of some of the nation's most iconic foods, including churros, barbacoa, tamales, tortillas, elotes and mole.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The cuisine of Mexico includes a lot of meat and seafood. For vegetarians and vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to Mexico which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • Mexico's climate is hot and humid. Wear loose clothing and make sure you stay hydrated, especially while out on walking tours.
  • You will be covering a fair amount of ground on this trip, so be prepared for some driving. Mexico is a big country. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Mexico Real Food Adventure including Mexico



6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners


Private Vehicle, Local Bus, Metro, Taxi


Hotel (8 nights)

  • Mexico City - Welcome Dinner
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Historico Centro tour
  • Mexico City - Street eats and market tour
  • Puebla - City food tour
  • Oaxaca - Cooking class
  • Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit
  • Oaxaca - Mitla archeological site
  • Oaxaca - Zapotecan home-cooked lunch
  • Huatulco - Cooking class
Add on activities
  • Mexico City - Bosque de Chapultepec & Natural History Museum - MXN100
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee) - MXN250
  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee) - MXN35
  • Puebla - Lucha Libre Show (Mondays only) from - MXN350
  • Oaxaca - Monte Alban archaeological site (entrance fee) - MXN90

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
2. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 55 reviews submitted.
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Chloe · Traveled October 2023
Such an amazing trip! Was amazing to learn about the culture of Mexico through its food. Valentina’s enthusiasm and love for Mexico was totally infectious. It felt very well organised and you felt totally safe and taken care of while still being given plenty of freedom to do your own thing. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 23 Oct 2023

Brian · Traveled October 2023
What a wonderful trip. Our guide, Valentina, was amazing and the itinerary was a great balance between interesting organized activities and a opportunities to explore on our own. It helped that the rest of my tour group were all wonderful who enjoyed spending time together. It became a group of friends having a blast together very quickly
Review submitted 22 Oct 2023

Claire · Traveled October 2023
Don't think about doing this trip, just do it! This tour has been life changing; giving me a rich and colourful introduction to Mexico and the incredible food culture here. It was incredibly well organised, and gave me a really authentic understanding of the complex history and diversity of Mexico. My tour guide Valentina, was fantastic, full of enthusiasm. Plus I had excellent tour group! I will be back to Mexico, and this trip has given me a life-long love of Mole negro! Can't wait to continue to use my knowledge I gained on this trip for my future cooking experiments!
Review submitted 24 Oct 2023

Bobbie · Traveled October 2023
The Mexico Food Adventure is an excellent trip for those who want to dive deeply into traditional Mexican foods/cooking. It is an active tour with lots of walking, often at high elevation. You explore markets, sample foods, and participate in cooking classes. If you're lucky enough to have Ana Hernandez as your guide, you will have a trip not only filled with food, but also Mexican architecture, history, and geology and you will come away with a deeper appreciation of this complex and fascinating country.
Review submitted 21 Oct 2023

Amy · Traveled October 2023
This food trip delivered on all levels! The local markets that we visited and the cooking classes we attended were first class and a fantastic way to fully immerse ourselves in the local food culture! Would highly recommend if you are a foodie with a passion for learning about the history of Mexico!
Review submitted 23 Oct 2023
Mexico Real Food Adventure
EUR €1,467