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Discover the markets and distilleries of Oaxaca, the fine dining restaurants of Mexico City, the heart-warming cuisine of Puebla and world-class seafood in Tulum
A wonderful culinary journey that will take you to the heart of Mexican cuisine
Explore local markets for ingredients and prepare meals with some of Mexico's top chefs
Amazing cultural destinations, with plenty else to explore besides food
Beautiful hotels selected in great locations, all with easy access to top restaurants of course!
Opportunities to customise your itinerary whatever level of gastronomic interest you have
The South-Central Highlands of Mexico are good to visit for much of the year, although rainy season in Oaxaca usually lasts from June to October, when it can also be quite cold. The best months to visit are from November to May, which are the sunnier months throughout the country and outside of the official hurricane season. It can get hot and humid on the Caribbean coast and in the afternoons there may be occasional short sharp tropical showers but these usually give way to sunny weather.
Explore the extraordinary inventiveness of Mexican cuisine and its regional variety on this mouth-watering culinary tour that combines Mexico City with Puebla, Oaxaca and the Caribbean coast. Try everything from street food to fine dining and get under the skin of Mexican gastronomy, sourcing fresh ingredients in the markets, learning to prepare your own dishes and dining in world-class restaurants.
Begin in Mexico City with three nights at Las Alcobas, whose two restaurants Anatol and Dulce Patria are presided over by two of Mexico's top chefs, Justin Ermini and Martha Ortiz. The city offers plenty of culinary delights to experience, from tasty street snacks to spending a day with a family in the floating market of Xochimilco, sourcing ingredients and preparing a traditional meal. Las Alcobas is also surrounded by other world-class fine dining restaurants which we highly recommend trying out. A tour of the historical centre has been included, along with a cookery class and a taco & mezcal tour which is the perfect introduction to two staples of Mexican cuisine.
Next it's on to Puebla, arguably the spiritual home of Mexican cooking, with a two-night stay at the gorgeous Rosewood Puebla. Puebla is the place to be if you want to try your hand at re-creating the extraordinary signature dish of the city, mole poblano, which is famed the world-over and created from a bewildering and magical blend of spices. Dine at award-winning restaurants and if you feel like getting stuck in, multi-day cookery courses can be arranged at one of the top hotspots in Puebla. Enjoy a guided foodie walking tour of the city to discover its culinary highlights.
From Puebla, you will be driven to Oaxaca where we have suggested staying three nights at the lovely Casa Oaxaca, attached to an award-winning restaurant and cookery school. There is no better way to get to know Oaxaca than through its flavours, and executive chef Alejandro Ruiz will take you on a culinary journey to experience the incredible spices and raw ingredients of Oaxaca, learning gastronomic secrets along the way. You can add your personal touch to the preparation of a range of traditional dishes and savour your own creations, or leave it to the experts as you try sophisticated dishes prepared with only the finest local and organic ingredients. Oaxaca is home to incredible food markets too, so if you have extra time it's definitely worth taking a wander to discover the delights which spill over from their stalls. In total contrast, we have also included a cookery class with a Zapotec family for a more traditional take on Oaxacan cuisine, and an evening foodie tour to sample the city’s street food delights as the sun sets.
Finally, we have suggested some relaxation at Jashita, a charming boutique property set on Soliman Bay with an incredible reef out front and powdery white sand to boot. From here, you can simply relax or explore the water by paddleboard, walking to one of the region's top seafood restaurants to grab a bite. The bohemian beach town of Tulum is also just a short taxi ride away and boasts an amazing array of bars and restaurants, both on the beach or nestled in the jungle behind. Simply spend a few days chilling out, visiting nearby Mayan ruins or even exploring the Biosphere Reserve which is home to manatees and an incredible diversity of bird species.
Savour mouthwatering treats on this culinary & cultural experience, taking in the markets of the artistic Zona Roma district and learning the tricks to creating authentic and delicious Mexican dishes. Sample fine mezcals, fresh tortillas and local spices.
With a rich and diverse history, Mexico City's centre offers a perfect introduction to the empires of the Aztecs and the Mayans as you explore the vibrant Zocalo and its surrounding palaces, museums and cathedrals.
Learn the secrets of one of Mexico's top chefs, and take a cookery class while staying at Casa Oaxaca. Chef Alejandro Ruiz will take you through the incredible variety of Oaxacan cuisine, and you can make your course as intensive as you choose.
Explore the charms of Oaxaca on foot with your very own private guide. Oaxaca is famous for its vibrantly coloured buildings, rich cultural attractions, culinary delights, colonial relics, churches and bustling Indian markets - a delight for the senses!
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