Mexico Real Food Adventure

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

4.7 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
GBP £1,082
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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.
  • 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.

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 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Mexico Real Food Adventure including Mexico



6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


Private Vehicle, Local Bus, Metro, Taxi


Hotel (8 nights)

  • Mexico City - Welcome Dinner
  • Tlahuac - Community Visit
  • Puebla - City food tour
  • Mexico City - Leader-led Historico Centro tour
  • Mexico City - Street eats and market tour
  • Puebla - Supermarket stop
  • Oaxaca - Mercado 20 de Noviembre
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Benito Juarez
  • Oaxaca - Cooking class
  • Oaxaca - Mezcaleria visit
  • Oaxaca - Mitla archeological site
  • Oaxaca - Mercado Tlacolula
  • 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
  • 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 52 reviews submitted.
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Nyla Nellie · Traveled August 2023
This is a fantastic trip. I am so glad I booked it. I want to do it again. And our guide Nathan did a fantastic job!!!
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Owen · Traveled July 2023
The tour was excellent. The leader (Ana Paula) was informative, engaging and approachable. The activities we did were excellent - in particular the cooking classes, the boat trip (which was optional), the lucha libre match and the trip to Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca. Most importantly the food was fantastic. We would recommend this tour!
Review submitted 16 Jul 2023

Gina · Traveled July 2023
If you enjoy food and culture this is the trip for you. There’s a lot packed into this trip but we’ll worth it if you can keep up!
Review submitted 11 Jul 2023

Chenelle · Traveled July 2023
As a shy, introverted girl who always wanted to travel solo but was too afraid to I am so happy I took a chance and booked this trip. I ate such delicious food and met amazing people. My life has forever changed because of this trip. I learned so much about Mexican cuisine and history. I will definitely be going on more Intrepid trips in the near future!
Review submitted 11 Jul 2023

Gabriella · Traveled July 2023
Food is one of the best ways to immerse in a culture and this trip is a wonderful survey of central Mexican cuisine. This is NOT a parade of tourist traps. Rather, I felt I got to experience the cities we visited and truly sample what they had to offer with our guide's recommendations and local knowledge.
Review submitted 12 Jul 2023
Mexico Real Food Adventure
GBP £1,082