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Until 30 Apr 2019
9 day/8 night tour from
per person share twin Flights are additional
Experience Mexico’s distinctive cuisine while travelling through Oaxaca, Puebla, Mazunte and Mexico City. Meander through Oaxaca’s aromatic markets; take to the streets of Puebla to sample some the city’s local specialties; indulge in fresh seafood on the beach; and take to the streets of Mexico City on a taco crawl to experience a delightful culinary heritage that goes back thousands of years. If you’re after cultural richness, authentic experiences and flavoursome food that’s tinged with fiesta, then this Real Food Adventure is for you.
✔ 6 nights Hotel accommodation
✔ 2 nights guesthouse
✔ 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners
✔ Tour leader throughout and local guides
✔ All transportation & sightseeing mentioned
Flights are additional
9 days/8 Nights tour from Mexico City
From $2125 per person twin share
Travel: Set departures (For departures & pricing please contact us)
Day 1: Mexico City
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Mexico City. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 7 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and travel group. This evening your leader will take you on a 'taco crawl' around town.
Day 2: Mexico City
Enjoy breakfast at a Mexico City institution: a two-storey bakery brimming with cakes, breads and biscuits, then embark on a walking tour of Mexico City's Centro Historico. Pull up a chair at one of the best seafood stands in the city for a late lunch.
Day 3: Puebla
Catch a local bus to Puebla, Mexico’s culinary capital. The city is renowned for dishes which combine Spanish and pre-hispanic influences, such as chiles en nogada (stuffed chillies covered in creamy walnut sauce). Check out the much-loved and very colourful Lucha Libre wrestling this evening, a unique combination of sport and theatre!
Day 4: Puebla/Oaxaca
Free time to explore Puebla before catching a local bus to Oaxaca (approximately 4 hours) - a beautiful colonial city nicknamed the ‘land of the seven moles’. Today you can try some delicious regional specialities including grasshoppers, cactus fruit and Oaxacan cheese and Oaxaca chocolate!
Day 5: Oaxaca
Partake in a traditional breakfast of chocolate, tamales and pan y yemas, then join a local chef on a walk through Oaxaca's renowned markets for an introduction to some regional specialties. Pick up ingredients to take back for a cooking class!
Day 6: Oaxaca
Today you will venture out of Oaxaca for an insight into regional life. Visit Mercado Tlacolula, one of the oldest markets in Mesoamerica. This is a unique opportunity to witness the ancient Zapotec cultural traditions of dress, cuisine and language, as the community gathers together from neighbouring villages.
Day 7: Huatulco
Board a morning bus for the long but scenic drive to Mazunte (appx. 9 hours). We will stop at a local village for lunch along the way. This is your chance to relax and unwind, as this town belongs to one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on Mexico's Pacific coast.
Day 8: Huatulco
Head out on an early morning boating expedition. If you're lucky you might spot turtles, stingrays or even dolphins while you're out on the water. Back on land, enjoy a masterclass on preparing Mexican coastal-style ceviche (raw fish cooked in citrus juice) and savour this over lunch.
Day 9: Huatulco
Your adventure ends today. There are no activities planned for the final day.
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Sale period to 30 Apr 19 • Prices are correct as at 22 Nov 18 • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Deposit of $400 per person per trip is required upon booking. If booking within 56 days of departure, full payment is due immediately. • All tours are subject to availability. Prices are based on twin share accommodation, low season. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice. • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost •Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.
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