Somehow, Mexico has become synonymous with boring resorts and crowded beaches. That,™s not the Mexico we know. Come and experience ours on this 9-day journey into the country,™s colonial past. Beginning in Mexico City, you,™ll move on to Puebla and indulge in their famous spicy and chocolate-y mole sauce, explore Oaxaca,™s pre-Spanish ruins and Baroque churches, and navigate the boardwalk in Veracruz before a seaside dinner. Still need to hit the beach? Don,™t fret, we,™ll do that, too.
Puebla orientation walk. Oaxaca orientation walk. Cooking class with dinner (half-day). Mexcal factory tour. Veracruz orientation walk. Oceanside seafood dinner.
2 dinners. (Allow USD240-320 for meals not included.)
Hotels (8 nts).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12 Day 1 Mexico City
Arrive at any time.
Days 2-3 Puebla
Drive to Puebla, famous for its hand-painted tiles, unique handicrafts, mouth-watering Mole Poblano (a spicy sauce made with cocoa and infinite varieties of chillies) and rich colonial history. Opt for a mole-making demonstration and dinner at a local restaurant famed for featuring Puebla’s seasonal specialties.
Days 4-5 Oaxaca (1D)
Explore the markets of Oaxaca and enjoy an included cooking class to get a hands-on understanding of Mexican cuisine. After, visit a mezcal factory that produces the fiery “other tequila” which is this region’s specialty.
Days 6-7 Veracruz (1D)
On Day 6, head to the coast. Full of charming colonial buildings, cafÃ©s lining the streets and the lively malecÃ³n (boardwalk), Veracruz is not to be missed. Enjoy delicious seafood at a local oceanside restaurant to experience the typical coastal cuisine. Veracruz is home to the best coffee in Mexico and is famous for its red snapper in a sauce of fresh tomatoes and onions. Don’t forget to hit the dance floor with salsa or mamba lessons.
Day 8 Mexico City
Drive back to the capital for a final afternoon of exploration.
Day 9 Mexico City
Depart at any time.