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Oct 5 - 8, 2023
Oct 19 - 22, 2023
Nov 1 - 4, 2023
Dia de Muertos - Likely to sell out
Nov 23 - 26, 2023
Thanksgiving Trip - Likely to sell out
Dec 29 - Jan 1
New Year's Trip - Likely to sell out
4 days/3 nights
starting at $1,399 USD
WHAT TO EXPECT
We've curated a foodie-inspired trip to one of the hottest culinary scenes in the world - Mexico City. You'll spend four days exploring the intricate and varied flavors of Mexican cuisine as well as the vibrant restaurant and craft cocktail scene blossoming in this cosmopolitan city. From gourmet restaurants to bustling street food markets, this shorter trip will fill your belly and your soul with the flavors of Mexico while being exactly the perfect vacation you've been needing!
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TACOS AL PASTOR
ALL THE GUACAMOLE
All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)
Transportation to included activities
3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Navarte neighborhood tasting tour
Xochimilco experience including boat to gardens, breakfast with local farmers, and harvest workshop
Mexico City murals and historical walking tour
Private cooking class with local chef
Jazz club entrance
Farewell dinner with drinks included
Taxes and fees
Trip leader throughout
*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.
Flights to and from Mexico City
Mandatory trip insurance (budget approx. $40)
Meals not mentioned
Transportation to/from airport
Tips for tasting tour guides ($3-5 per guide)
Day by day
*Itinerary is indicative for 2023 and is subject to change
day by day
Arrive in Mexico City by 2pm and check in to the hotel. Settle in, relax, and get to know your trip mates.
We will start off our foodie-inspired weekend with a food tour in the super local Navarte. Feast on homemade mole, seafood tostadas, and pulque while you drink local Mexican wine and mezcal.
If you're still hungry for more, go out an enjoy the nightlife or get some beauty sleep back at the hotel.
We’ll head out around 8am to Xochimilco to explore Mexico City’s famed floating gardens. Built originally by the Aztecs to expand food production, these chinampas are still very much in use today. We’ll travel through the gardens by boat and enjoy a local Mexican breakfast while learning the rich history and agricultural techniques of these farms.
After the tour, spend a couple of hours wandering Mexico City's coolest neighborhoods before we meet back up for a culinary workshop with a local chef. Together, you'll cook a traditional Mexican meal sourced from all local ingredients. From there we’ll head out to for a night of cocktails and salsa dancing.
SIGHTS & SMELLS
We’ll start the day with a walking tour as we discover Mexico City's history and arts. Our local guide will fill us in on the secrets of Diego Rivera's murals at the Palacio de Bellas Artes before taking us through the historical center to learn about the city's fascinating past.
The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure. We recommend checking out the bustling San Juan Market to taste some of the freshest finds in the city from flautas, tacos al pastor, and churros to corn tortillas hot off the press.
That evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in one of Mexico City's trendiest neighborhoods, Roma Norte. After dinner, we'll have one final foodie experience at the restaurant of an up and coming Mexican chef.
Today is our last day. Luckily, most people will be able to take later flights, allowing you to continue to explore the city today.
We recommend checking out the craft coffee scene in the trendy Roma district before hitting up more of the city's amazing art galleries!
"People who love to eat are always the best people."
- Julia Child
Just for fun
Tequila is the national drink of Mexico.
Mexico City has over 150 museums, more than New York City and Chicago combined.
Mexico City was voted the #1 City to Visit in the World by the New York Times.
The arrival/departure airport is Mexico City International Airport
This is a foodie trip so most planned activities will revolve around or have a focus on food and flavors. YUM
As a rule, you should not drink tap water in Mexico.
It is safe to travel to Mexico City, just be mindful and cautious, especially at night.
Visas are not required for US Passport Holders (see more info here). For all other nationalities, please check here.
About mexico City
Mexico City, also fondly known as the sun in the Mexican solar system, is known for its colonial buildings, rich history and incredible food scene. The largest city in North America, Mexico City is one of the top foodie destinations in the world.
GOOD TO KNOW
The national language is Spanish
The national currency is pesos
Always have cash
In restaurants a charge labeled “propina” on your bill is a gratuity
Bottled water is your best bet for staying healthy
Double check your passport is valid for 6-months after your return date
Fly into Mexico City (MEX)
Arrive by 2pm so you can check in and relax or enjoy some sightseeing before dinner.
Fly out of Mexico City (MEX)
Fly out of Mexico City at any time on day 4.
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*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.