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Mexican Epicurean Escapade

8 Days

2 Cities

6 Experiences


City break | Epicurean

Travel Itinerary

Day 1
Mexico City

Private transfer from airport to hotel

Hotel JW Marriott Mexico City ★★★★ (4 nights)

Day 2

Merced Market tour

Explore Mexico City’s culinary scene with a guided tour starting in the Downtown Historic Center. Take the subway to La Merced Market, where an expert guide will lead you through bustling food stalls, offering tastings of tacos, aguas frescas, and tamales. Dive into pre-Hispanic ingredients like grasshoppers and chicatana ants. After a quick break, return to the Historic Center via subway, ending the tour with a refreshing drink and snack in a rejuvenated part of the city.

Day 3

Cooking Class in Roma

Join Chef Julieta in her professional kitchen located in the vibrant Roma neighborhood for a hands-on cooking class showcasing authentic Mexican cuisine. Learn to prepare traditional dishes like sopes, chicken tinga, papas con chorizo, chilaquiles rojos, and nopales salad. Chef Julieta’s expertise and friendly guidance ensure a foolproof cooking experience. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the delicious meal you’ve created and immerse yourself in the passion for Mexican food shared by Chef Julieta.

Day 4

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera tour

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera helped define not only Mexican modernism but also the politics of the country, all while engaging in a tumultuous romance. On this tour, join a local artist or art historian to get a glimpse into the life, artwork, and times of Mexico’s most enthralling and groundbreaking artists. Visit Casa Azul, also known as “the Blue House” and the Frida Kahlo Museum, Leon Trotsky’s house, and “Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo” to see where this compelling and colorful couple created some of their most enduring works and dramas.

Front of the Casa Azul, the blue house of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera.

Day 5
San Miguel de Allende

Private transfer to San Miguel de Allende with excursion stop

Tula excursion (pending transfer)

Tula, once the largest city in Mesoamerica, flourished from the 7th to the 12th century before its decline. Despite its fall, remnants like the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl and the on-site museum offer glimpses into its rich history. Explore the ruins, dominated by two pyramids, and marvel at unique features like the four-meter-high basalt columns depicting Toltec warriors atop the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl. Spend around 30 minutes at the museum, where artifacts from Tula and other ancient civilizations await discovery.

Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Urban Resort ★★★★ (3 nights)
Day 6

San Miguel Vineyards tour

Explore two boutique vineyards near San Miguel de Allende on a half-day tour featuring wine and food tastings. Learn about their vineyards and wine production processes while sampling a variety of wines paired with delicious food at each winery. Also, you can explore wine cellars, gardens, and local olive oil and lavender production in the picturesque countryside.

Day 7

Hot Springs at La Gruta Spa

Experience the well-known La Gruta Spa, a first-class hot spring resort located in San Miguel de Allende. Experience its exceptional thermal baths, including the captivating underground caves filled with rejuvenating thermal water, offering the ideal retreat for relaxation. Indulge in additional offerings such as traditional Temazcal sessions and luxurious spa treatments like massages. With its inviting outdoor spaces, including lush grassy areas and comfortable sunbeds, you’ll find tranquility amidst nature.

Rest of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings

We suggest visiting churches such as the neo-Gothic La Parroquia, churrigueresque Templo de San Francisco, and baroque Oratorio de San Felipe Neri; strolling through the popular main square, known as El Jardin; and see historic mansions like the Inquisitor’s House and Casa de Allende. Visit El Charco del Ingenio, a beautiful botanical garden; Fabrica la Aurora, a former factory that’s now filled with shops, galleries, and artists’ studios; and the Santuario de Atotonilco, with its UNESCO-protected murals.

Day 8

Private transfer from hotel to airport

Fly home