10 Day itinerary in Mexico, North America

Flavours and aromas through the heart of México

Discover Mexico using your five senses, from the historic symbolic center to its most iconic archaeological sites. Let yourself fall in love with the flavors and aromas of the food your hosts have for you. I assure you, you will never forget it.

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By Isabelle


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Recommended Age

Minimum 8

Maximum 70

Operated in

English, Spanish


On Some Day Trips

starting point

Mexico City

trip type


trip attributes


Visit markets

Meet local people

Indigenous culture

Historic & cultural landmarks

Food & Drink

Outdoors & Nature

Classic Sights






Discover the Aztec culture's roots by visiting the capital's most emblematic places.


Corn workshop in the magical town of Cholula.


Bike through Teotihuacan: The City of the Gods.


Participate in a rural cooking class with an Oaxacan family


Mid-Range ($$) expand_more

Day 1

place Welcome to Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico! Upon arrival at the Mexico City International Airport, you'll be met by your private driver and transferred to your hotel.


  • First semester 2023: Hotel Casa Gonzalez
Day 2

place Sweets & streets! Walking Tour

This tour takes place in the vibrant downtown Historical Center, the historical and geographical heart of Mexico City. Across 2 to 3 hours, you’ll join our expert culinary guide in trying some of the best foods in the neighborhood while you learn about Mexican history and culture from a culinary perspective. Go strolling through the heart of Mexico City with a local guide as you try a mix of tacos, churros, and other sweet and savory snacks. Then, you’ll visit the city’s famous Gourmet San Juan Market while the kids get an activity book to keep them engaged! On this tour, you’ll stop at a playground for the kiddos to take a break.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Snacks


  • First semester 2023: Hotel Casa Gonzalez
Day 3

place One castle, a lot of history

Visit Chapultepec Forest and Castle. With your local guide, you will enter the lush forest that is part of the largest park in Mexico City; you will walk for a few minutes until you reach the famous Chapultepec Castle at the top of the hill. The castle was built in 1785 as the residence of the ruler of New Spain and was later remodeled to be the home of Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlota. In 1939 it became the National Museum of History with a magnificent collection of historical pieces and murals with interpretations of Mexico's history. Then you will visit the Museum of Anthropology, which is one of the most important museums in Latin America, it was built in the 60s by architect Pedro Ramirez Vasquez, and it houses an extensive collection of objects and sculptures from Pre-Columbian Mexico, such as The Aztec Calendar, The Colossal Olmec Head, and the famous Mask of Pakal. Accompanied by your guide, you will tour the museum's significant collections while you learn about the history and curious facts of the pre-Hispanic cultures.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • First semester 2023: Hotel Casa Gonzalez
Day 4

place Xochimilco “House of the flowers.”

Today you will have the opportunity to visit one of Mexico City's most emblematic areas: the canals of Xochimilco, which means "Place of Flowers" in Nahuatl. Board a Trajinera (a colorful flat-bottomed boat) to tour the area's waterways while your guide shares the secrets of its biocultural richness. You'll stop at a demonstration chinampa (floating garden) to learn about the importance of the ancient agriculture system. Discover how these traditional cultivation techniques and natural biofilters improve the water quality and provide healthy ecosystems for the conservation of native species like the axolotl. Afterward, taste some typical Xochimilco flavors as a cook prepares traditional dishes made from local produce and products. Travel through the Xochimilco canals by boat Then, prepare to visit the picturesque Casa Azul, one of Frida Kahlo's homes, painter, and icon of Mexican culture, for her self-portraits that reflect her identity and history. In the museum, you will contemplate paintings allusive to the artist's life, and some others of the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera, her husband.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Snacks


  • First semester 2023: Hotel Casa Gonzalez
Day 5

place Teotihuacán “The city of the gods.”

This excursion introduces you to the "City of the Gods," as the ancient archaeological site of Teotihuacan is commonly known. Start with a walk along the Calzada de Los Muertos (Avenue of the Dead), then climb the majestic Pyramid of the Sun, highly coveted by visitors for its imposing size and structural beauty. Continue to the Pyramid of the Moon, where you can get a splendid view of the entire center of Teotihuacan and take some panoramic photos to remember the moment. Afterward, you will visit the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, where the best-preserved remains are found, and learn about obsidian, the precious stone of the Mayans still plentiful in the mines around the site. In the end, you will head to Cholula, where you will spend the night.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • First semester 2023: Santa Josefita Bed and Breakfast
Day 6

place Corn workshop in Cholula.

Today you will discover the magical town of Cholula, also known as the city of churches. According to legend, it has more than 365 churches, one for each day of the year. First, you'll walk in the picturesque streets that lead to the famous church: "Nuestra Señora de los Remedios," built on top of "The Great Pyramid of Cholula," which has the title of being the most comprehensive pyramid ever built. From there, you have an impressive view of the city, and on a clear day, you can even see the majestic volcanoes of the Valley of Mexico. Continue with the visit to the local market, where you will appreciate the variety of foods. Although, in addition, part of the gastronomy of Cholula is the handmade tortillas, the exciting thing is that their elaboration is part of the culinary identity of central Mexico, and it is a heritage that is passed from generation to generation. Through a workshop, you will learn about their process, from how they are cultivated to their preparation. And, of course, once they are made, you will enjoy their rich flavor and taste other delicious corn-based snacks accompanied by a refreshing drink. During an estimated 5 hours, you will see that behind a tortilla hides a space of coexistence between the hands that elaborate on it and those who enjoy it in the company.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks


  • First semester 2023: Santa Josefita Bed and Breakfast
Day 7

place Oaxaca, explores your senses

The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once said, "Mexico is in its markets..." Today you will discover what he meant! Meet your local guide and head to the organic market at El Pochote, located in downtown Oaxaca. Taste a cup of freshly brewed coffee before sampling several regional delicacies such as roasted grasshoppers. Continue to Barrio de la Merced to explore the colors, aromas, and above all, flavors of this busy market and taste empanadas with various sauces. Your next stop is in La Reforma for tortillas and authentic Oaxaca Valley tacos, then save some room for the final event: a tasting of the famous local hot chocolate.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Snacks


  • First semester 2023: El Diablo Y La Sandia- Boca Del Monte
Day 8

place Archeology and handicrafts

Get ready for a diverse morning of archaeological sites, history, and Oaxacan handicrafts. First, you will visit the famous archaeological site of Monte Alban, located on the top of a hill, right in the center of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, the cradle of the Zapotec civilization. The tour continues to the community of Arrazola, known for its alebrijes carving and painting workshops. Later, you will visit the former convent of Santiago Cuilapam, a jewel of Dominican architecture and the site of the firing squad of General Vicente Guerrero, ex-president of Mexico known as the Benemérito de la Patria and insurgent soldier. Finally, the journey ends in Coyotepec, where Doña Rosa will be waiting to show you her black clay workshop. Archeology and handicrafts in Monte Alban, Arrazola, Cuilapam, and Coyotepec Zapotec ruins of the Monte Albán complex

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • First semester 2023: El Diablo Y La Sandia- Boca Del Monte
Day 9

place “Hands in the dough” Rural Cooking

Today's excursion takes you into the rural countryside of Oaxaca, where you'll discover the authentic flavors of Oaxacan cooking and learn a few unique recipes. First, a Zapotec community will welcome you with open arms and teach you their culinary secrets as you prepare seasonal products harvested from family gardens and cooked over a traditional wood stove. Then, guided through the process by your comidera (the community's best cook), try your hand at dishes like nicuátole (a custard-like dessert), handmade tortillas, empanadas, sopa de guías (pumpkin soup), segueza (corn mole), and atole (a creamy drink of maize, cinnamon, and vanilla). At the end of your cooking class, sit down for a convivial lunch to taste your creations.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • First semester 2023: El Diablo Y La Sandia- Boca Del Monte
Day 10

place Goodbye traveler

¡Hasta Pronto!

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Hotel Casa Gonzalez
  • Santa Josefita Bed and Breakfast
  • El Diablo Y La Sandia- Boca Del Monte

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (8)
  • Snacks (4)
  • Lunch (3)

Transport expand_less

  • Traslado hotel - APT OAX
  • Traslado APT MEX - Hotel CDMX
  • City of Mexico to Puebla
  • Cholula to Oaxaca City

Activities expand_less

  • Sweet & Streets - Walking Tour
  • Chapultepec Castle
  • Demonstrative Chinampa
  • Anthropology Museum
  • Food tasting in Xochimilco
  • Trajinera x 3 hours
  • Blue House
  • Teotihuacan Tour
  • Visit to Cholula
  • Corn Workshop
  • Gastronomic Tour Oaxaca
  • Monte Alban, Arrazola, Cuilapam y Coyotepec
  • Rural cooking workshop

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Meet local people

Historic & cultural landmarks

Indigenous culture

Visit markets

Outdoors & Nature

Food & Drink

I am from Germany, but I have lived in Mexico since 2014 and immediately fell in love with the country. Working in the tourism industry in Mexico allows me to spread this love to other travelers.

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