Mexico Real Food Adventure

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

4.6 out of 5 based on 59 reviews submitted.
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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
Start
Mexico City, Mexico
Finish
Huatulco, Mexico
Theme
Food
Destinations
Mexico
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
QVZA
This trip generates 38 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.
  • Visit the community of San Pedro Tlahuac, where Nahuatl descendants preserve traditions from pre-Columbian times, including chinampa farming, fiestas and ceremonies from ancient days.
  • 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.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Gastromotiva. Donations help them provide nutritious, balanced meals for vulnerable people in Mexico. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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. On this trip you can expect to walk a lot and the terrain is rarely flat. Make sure to pack a jacket for the higher altitude cities like Mexico City and Puebla.
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Mexico Real Food Adventure including Mexico

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Local Bus, Metro, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights)

Activities
  • Mexico City - Welcome Dinner (taco night)
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Historico Centro tour
  • Mexico City - Street eats and market tour
  • Puebla - City food tour
  • Tlahuac - Community Visit
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Benito Juarez
  • Oaxaca - Mercado 20 de Noviembre
  • Oaxaca - Cooking class
  • Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit
  • Oaxaca - Mitla archeological site
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Tlacolula
  • Huatulco - traditional snacks tasting
  • Huatulco - Cooking class
Add on activities
  • Mexico City - Frida Kahlo Museum (entrance fee) - MXN250
  • Mexico City - Bosque de Chapultepec & Natural History Museum - MXN100
  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the Mural Museum (Entrance Fee) - MXN35
  • 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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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 59 reviews submitted.
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Michael · Traveled March 2024
This has been a great introduction into a large and exiciting country. Of course you won't see everything but I do recommend to spend extra time in Mexico City and maybe extend few days at the beach as well. Our tour lead Karla has been excellent and made sure we were constantly fed delicious Mexican food. :)
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

carole · Traveled March 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip especially the included excursions & the cookery classes. However the final destination & its hotel were very disappointing. The journey to the destination was the least enjoyable of the wholde trip, the destination not Mexican & the hotel was disorganised & dirty. However, the final cookery class was superb and a highlight of the whole holiday.
Review submitted 23 Apr 2024

Sandra · Traveled February 2024
Mexico Food Adventure was well organized and fun. I liked the small group format.
Review submitted 03 Mar 2024

Christina · Traveled February 2024
Kei Komori was an excellent guide her knowledge of Mexican culture along with her excellent people skills made the trip very enjoyable for all of us. She provided us with endless information on our "free" moments, and was highly organized to make our trip flawless!
Review submitted 09 Mar 2024

Tobias · Traveled February 2024
This was an excellent trip introducing us to the amazing food culture of Mexico and in addition a number of historical sights. Our guide was excellent and a wonderful person. The included dinners could have been budgeted a bit higher to include 3 courses and a glass of wine/beer.
Review submitted 18 Feb 2024
Mexico Real Food Adventure
From
CAD $3,105