Culinary Mexico

Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca
9 nights private tour from $5,700 per person

One of the best parts of Mexico – its food. Devour top-notch tacos, authentic mole and decadent seafood, inspiring cookery classes and everything from critically acclaimed fine-dining restaurants to mouth-watering street food joints. This is the ultimate Mexico itinerary for foodies. Get under the skin of these top culinary destinations, exploring Mexico City, along with the authentic colonial cities of Puebla and Oaxaca, a very fun itinerary with delicious food found at every turn.

Culinary Mexico
At a glance
  • Ten days of foodie heaven.  Explore Mexico and eat your way around its many charming pavement cafés, gourmet restaurants and street food, the perfect way to get to know this rich and vibrant country

  • Submerge in unique cities and towns, indigenous culture and epic architecture all with an abundance of culinary delights

  • Immerse yourself in Mexico City, home to a wide range of dining venues to suit all tastes, including several of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America

  • Spend time at the cookery school of Meson Sacristia de la Compania in Puebla, known for its delectable mole Poblano

Journey highlights
  • Ten days of foodie heaven.  Explore Mexico and eat your way around its many charming pavement cafés, gourmet restaurants and street food, the perfect way to get to know this rich and vibrant country

  • Submerge in unique cities and towns, indigenous culture and epic architecture all with an abundance of culinary delights

  • Immerse yourself in Mexico City, home to a wide range of dining venues to suit all tastes, including several of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America

  • Spend time at the cookery school of Meson Sacristia de la Compania in Puebla, known for its delectable mole Poblano

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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  • May
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,300
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    $1,600
  • June
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,700
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    $1,400
  • July
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,700
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
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Itinerary

Fly to Mexico City
Day 1-4

Mexico City

Mexico City, home to some of the world's top restaurants and mouth-watering street food venues. Fresh seafood gets shipped in from Veracruz and there is no shortage of other delights, from tacos in all manner of flavours to natural sweets. Stay for 3 nights in the upmarket neighbourhood of Polanco, at boutique Las Alcobas which boasts a critically acclaimed restaurant by chef Martha Ortiz, as well as a top concierge service who can recommend other incredible restaurants in the area. During your stay, embark on a guided taco tour to sample some of the city's best. Or take to the skies and discover the vineyards of San Miguel de Allende by helicopter, which are recognised for their world-class wines.

Accommodation: Las Alcobas ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Puebla

Next head to the colonial town of Puebla, known for its variety of cuisine and delicious mole Poblano, a rich and delectable sauce which regularly accompanies meat or poultry dishes across the country.  Puebla has a spectacular backdrop of volcanoes and enough churches for every day of the year. As well as being famed for its impressive baroque architecture and hand painted talavera pottery.  Spend some time at the hotel Meson Sacristia de la Compania which boasts its own cookery school and is the perfect place to get to know some of Mexico's most iconic dishes. Explore the city and eat your way around its many charming pavement cafés and gourmet restaurants.

Accommodation: Hotel Cartesiano ( 3 nights )
Day 7-10

Oaxaca City

Your last stop is arguably the foodie capital of Mexico, Oaxaca - home of mezcal, chapulines (grasshoppers) and even more mole varieties than you can possibly imagine. Chilli also features heavily. Stay at boutique hotel Casa Oaxaca which is home to one of the city's best restaurants and a must for dining out during your stay. Be sure to visit the local markets for an incredible selection of breakfasts and fascinating ingredients to bring back and create your own dishes. Spend your days taking part in cookery classes if you wish, or alternatively stick to sampling the cuisine or pay a visit to a mezcal distillery or two.  Explore the ancient Zapotec city, Monet Alban, with your own private guide, one of the greatest monuments of the continent.

This is the perfect itinerary for foodie visitors to Mexico, however it's also possible to add on time in San Miguel de Allende where you can visit some of Mexico's top vineyards or even Tequila, home of Mexico's signature spirit.  

Accommodation: Casa Oaxaca ( 3 nights )
Fly home via Mexico City
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Culinary Mexico
Culinary Mexico

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
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  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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