Tastes of Mexico

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Food tour
  • Beer and drinks tasting
  • Local culture
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Merida, Mexico
  • +7
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Street Tacos Sample Mexico City's soft corn tortillas, filled with tasty local ingredients
  • Caldo de Piedra Try this fish soup, prepared through one of the most ancient cooking methods in the world
  • Making tamales Hosted by Antonia and her indigenous family in Zinacantan see the traditional methods of creating these cornbased delicacies
  • The Yucatan Peninsula See how ceviche is prepared in Campeche, the best place in Mexico to try this marinated fish dish
The "Tastes Of Mexico" tour starts from Mexico City and ends in Merida. It is a food tour that takes 14 days taking you through Chiapa Del Corzo, Izamal, Oaxaca and 6 other destinations in Mexico. "Tastes Of Mexico" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

A 2-week adventure to discover one of the world's finest cuisines! You'll start in the Capital City trying some of the best street food that Mexico has to offer. Moving across the country, you'll sample some of the regional specialities, such as 'mole poblano' and 'tlayudas' and a twist on the classic quesadillas. Discover the many ways that food plays a huge part in the local traditions, as well as the history behind this fascinating country. Mexican cooking class - Prepare a classic dish with a mother and son team, using a selection of fresh ingredients that you'll purchase from one the many local food markets. Making tamales - Learn the traditional methods of creating these corn-based delicacies with a local family in Zinacantan. Street Tacos - Sample Mexico City's soft corn tortillas, filled with tasty local ingredients
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Based on 294 reviews
  • Janet
  • On Feb 20 2020
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Janet's review for another Explore tour
“Everyone in the group chose this particular trip for the right reasons ie accurately described, no-one was disappointed.”
  • Joan
  • On Oct 01 2020
5 - Excellent
Joan's review for another Explore tour
“Great leader, interesting balance of places to visit”
  • Clare
  • On Feb 25 2020
5 - Excellent
Clare's review for another Explore tour
“Brilliant trip. Will use Explore again and highly recommend this particular trip to others.”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Mexico City
  • Day 2 : Explore Mexico City and try street tacos for lunch
  • Day 3 : Visit Pyramids of Teotihuacan, continue to Puebla
  • Day 4 : Try mole poblano, afternoon drive to Oaxaca
  • Day 5 : Explore the food markets and taste mezcal
  • Day 6 : Try making Mexican classics in a morning cooking class, free afternoon to visit Monte Alban
  • Day 7 : Drive to Chiapa del Corzo
  • Day 8 : Learn to make tamales en route to San Cristobal
  • Day 9 : Visit the markets; afternoon free for optional chocolate making workshop
  • Day 10 : Drive from highlands to rainforests of Palenque
  • Day 11 : Visit Mayan Palenque; try ceviche en route to Campeche in the Yucatan
  • Day 12 : Drive into the Yucatan to Merida via the temples of Uxmal
  • Day 13 : Visit Izamal; afternoon visit to food markets
  • Day 14 : Trip ends in Merida
  • 8 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Hotel Fontan (2 nights)
  • Hotel Colonial De Puebla (1 night)
  • Oaxaca real (3 nights)
  • Hotel la Ceiba (1 night)
  • Hotel Arrecife (2 nights)
  • Hotel Maya Tulipanes (1 night)
  • Hotel Mision Campeche (1 night)
  • Hotel Colonial (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Mexico City and from Merida are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Tastes of Mexico tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Tastes of Mexico tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Tastes of Mexico tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Tastes of Mexico tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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