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Foodlovers Mexico & Beach Chic

Best time to travel
Nov-May
Ideal length
14 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin Mexico City.
  • All private transfers, internal flights and guiding requirements.
  • Enjoy privately guided tours of Mexico City and historic Puebla in Mexico's highlands.
  • Take part in a foodie walking tour in Puebla to sample hand-made confections along the way.
  • Time to get stuck in with a private cooking class and market visit as part of a privately guided city tour.
  • Get ready to rest up and relax on Oaxaca's Pacific Coast. Great waves, food and abundant sunshine awaits.
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Introduction

For those of us who adore food, this itinerary is perfect. 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. Accompany your guides and sample 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. Then relax on the Caribbean Coast, great waves, food and abundant sunshine awaits.

Trip Overview

Fly from Dublin to vibrant Mexico City.
On arrival, you will be privately transferred to your accommodation, where you’ll spend the next four nights. Get to know the best of Mexico City on guided excursions throughout your stay and we’ll recommend the best restaurants to dine at.
Today you will enjoy a private walking tour of historical Mexico City.
With your guide, you’ll visit the magnificent main square (Zocalo), the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Templo Mayor. Your day concludes with chocolate tasting at the Mucho Mundo Chocolate museum where you will become a chocolate expert!
Main Square Mexico City
Enjoy a culinary experience in one most artistic and dynamic neighbourhoods – La Roma.
A delicious four-course Mex-fusion menu awaits you accompanied with a special selection of wine from boutique wineries or artisanal Mexican beer.
Artisanal Mexican beer tasting
Today, you’ll visit the southern neighbourhoods with Xochimilco.
Your guide will transport you to San Angel; with its narrow, cobbled streets and large colourful houses. You will then continue on to Coyoacán, whetre you’ll explore the tree-lined street as you observe the colourful, heavy brick architecture. Visit a Mexican market and sample the delicious local flavours.
Xochimilco Mexico City
Next, you will head to Frida Kahlo’s Blue House.
Next, you will head to Frida Kahlo’s Blue House. The house where Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born and later died, is now a museum dedicated to her life. You will then be driven to Xochimilco, famous for its canals which made up part of vast man-made waterways surrounding the ancient city of Tenochtitlan.
Frida Kahlo Mexico
The best ways to get to know a city is by exploring its historic neighbourhoods.
This experience beings with walking through the vibrant community of Roma to learn about the vicinity´s history with insider tips on local shops and businesses and an explanation of the area´s architecture and its uniqueness in what is one of the largest cities in the world.
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico
Today, you’ll be transported to the city of Cholula through Paseo de Cortes.
On route, you will make a stop to enjoy a regional lunch where you will taste fresh blue corn quesadillas stuffed with Chicken Tinga or Squash Blossoms with a warm cup of Atole or coffee.
Quesadillas
Continue on to Cholula, considered the oldest living city in the Americas.
You’ll have a chance to walk the tunnels and climb the temple dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl, as well as see the museum and the Plaza de los Altars. You’ll arrive at your accommodation, where you’ll spend the next three nights.
Quetzalcoatl, Cholula Mexico
Enjoy a foodie walking tour in the historic center of Puebla.
On this tour, you’ll eat like a true local, tasting molotes, pelonas and semitas, some of the most traditional poblano delicacies, and then you’ll savor tacos at the Tacos Arabes stand.
Puebla - Mexican food
Visit a local market and enjoy a mole culinary experience.
Chef Martin Cortez leads this engaging cooking class. Visit the local market, where Chef Cortez will introduce you to his favorite merchants and teach you about local ingredients. You will be welcomed to the kitchen of Casa de la China Poblana Hotel with some Pasita, a traditional local beverage, and then your culinary experience begins.
Puebla - Local Market
Privately transfer to Oaxaca.
Settle in to your charming hotel, where you’ll spend the next four nights and refresh before meeting with your private guide for an evening Oaxaca delicacies tour. Discover where locals dine and enjoy outstanding Mezcales and then one of Oaxaca’s most famous night delicacies’: a grilled Tlayuda!
Mezcal Drink
Prepare to discover the Oaxaca Historic City Centre.
With your local guide, learn about the city’s cultural heritage while visiting the Oaxaca Museum of Culture, which holds an impressive exhibit of the treasure found in one of the tombs at the Monte Alban archaeological site. Try some of Oaxaca’s regional delicacies like hot chocolate and grasshoppers.
Oaxaca Historic City Centre
Enjoy Casa Crespo’s cooking class led by Oscar Carrizosa.
Learn about Oaxacan cuisine and ingredients while walking over to the local market with the chef and sourcing the ingredients that you will later cook with.
Cooking Class, Oaxaca
Today, enjoy a private excursion to Teotitlan Del Valle.
It is known as the prettiest village in the east side of the valley. There is a remarkable church with authentic art subjects from XVI Century. On arrival, you will enjoy a guided visit to Teotitlan Del Valle Market followed by a visit to a family home to see the process of how traditional woven rugs are made.
Mexican woven rugs
Enjoy a regional cooking class and lunch as special guest in a Zapotec family home.
The locals with share some secrets of Oaxacan cuisine and you’ll all enjoy lunch together.
Cooking Mexican food
We will take you on a journey into Mesoamerica.
With your guide, journey to the archaeological site of Mitla. You will be led on an exploration of the site and have the chance to enter the tombs. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant nearby before continuing your journey through the valley of Oaxaca to the “Mezcalerias” in the towns of San Dionisio Ocotopec, San Baltazar Chichicapam and Santa Catarina.
Santa Catarina, Mexico
It’s time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Escondido.
You will be met on arrival and transported to a beautiful resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Enjoy your final three nights relaxing on the beach, getting spa treatments and sipping delicious cocktails.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
It’s time to leave, privately transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

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Hotel Boutique Casareyna

Hotel Boutique Casareyna

Hotel Boutique Casareyna is set in a charming 17th-century house. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Puebla, it features a restaurant and art gallery. The hotel is 1 km from Puebla Cathedral and Zócalo Square. The hotel is located right in front of the Paseo San Francisco Shopping Centre, behind Puebla’s Convention Centre.

Hotel Escondido

Hotel Escondido

Hotel Escondido is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range that runs through the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The tiny coastal town of Puerto Escondido invites with its laid-back atmosphere and beachside vibe. Its sixteen cabins, spa, swimming pools and restaurant make guests feel in Mexico at all times. Its colours, cuisine and, above all, human service and warmth, make this hideaway unequivocally Mexican.

Quinta Real Oaxaca

Quinta Real Oaxaca

The Quinta Real is the beautifully restored 16th-century ex-convent of Santa Catalina, located in the heart of Oaxaca. All rooms are beautifully decorated with authentic beamed ceilings, Oaxacan fabrics and Mexican fabrics, yet has a more boutique hotel feel to it due to a number of greenery-filled courtyards, lovely fountains and a charming, intimate atmosphere. There is a relaxing pool and a good restaurant. The Quinta Real is an excellent base from which to explore the town as well to stay and relax in comfort with a margarita or cold beer.

Stara Hamburgo

Stara Hamburgo

Stara Hamburgo is located in the financial centre of Mexico City and is within close proximity of many shopping malls and smaller boutiques, as well as providing easy access to the historical part of the city centre. Accommodation is simple yet comfortable and provides everything you need for your stay in Mexico City. Facilities include a small spa, gym, library and plenty of lounge space, as well as three restaurants, one of which boasts a large terrace, ideal for soaking in the sun.

What people are saying

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019

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