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9 days,Mexico City to Mexico City
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Indulge in the regional cuisines of Mexico, explore breathtaking colonial Puebla and Oaxaca, try out your salsa skills on the dance floor, sink into the pace of life on the Pacific Coast.

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 then explore Oaxaca’s pre-Spanish ruins and Baroque churches. Enjoy the beaches of the Pacific Coast – let this destination get under your skin.

What's Included

  • Puebla orientation walk
  • Oaxaca orientation walk
  • Cooking class
  • Local Oaxacan dinner
  • Mezcal factory tour
  • Market visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 2 dinners. (Allow USD240-320 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, plane
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (8 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary

Day 1Mexico City

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Mexico City/Puebla(1D)

Drive to Puebla, famous for its hand-painted tiles, unique handicrafts, mouth-watering cuisine and rich colonial history. Enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant known for its featured seasonal specialities. Opt to try out a mole-making class.

Day 3Puebla

Enjoy a free day in Puebla. Opt to visit some of the many museums and cathedrals or the great pyramid at Cholula. For markets, visit the Mercado de Sabores or the Mercado El Carmen for cemites.

Day 4Puebla/Oaxaca

Head to Oaxaca. Explore the markets and enjoy an included cooking class to get a hands-on understanding of Mexican cuisine.

Day 5Oaxaca(1D)

Enjoy free time in Oaxaca. Take a mezcal factory that produces the fiery "other tequila", the region's specialty. Opt to visit the famous Zapotec site of Monte Albán or the highlights of the state of Oaxaca. Enjoy a local Oaxacan dinner.

Day 6Oaxaca/Puerto Escondido

Take a bus to the Oaxacan Pacific coast and enjoy time in this beach paradise. With so much to do in Puerto Escondido you might want to lounge on the beach, try surfing, diving or take an eco tour to spot dolphins, sailfish or sea turtles. Visit the local market for a taste of how the locals shop. Opt to enjoy a seafood dinner in this quaint coastal town.

Day 7Puerto Escondido

Enjoy a free day in this beach paradise.

Day 8Puerto Escondido/Mexico City

Catch a flight back to Mexico City. Opt for final night out with the group.

Day 9Mexico City

Depart at any time.

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