oct 1 - 4, 2021
oct 29 - nov 1, 2021
nov 25 - 28, 2021
Thanksgiving Day trip! - Likely to sell out
dec 30 - jan 2, 2022
New Year's Eve trip! - Likely to sell out
4 days/3 nights
P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $250* deposit + 3 additional installments.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We've curated a foodie-inspired trip to one of the hottest culinary scenes in the world - Mexico City. This trip will 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!
For the love of
TACOS AL PASTOR
ALL THE GUACAMOLE
3 nights accommodation in centrally located hotel (shared room with someone of the same gender)
Transportation to included activities
Polanco neighborhood tasting tour
San Juan Market tasting tour
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
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 2021 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 upscale Polanco neighborhood. 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 enjoy some beauty sleep back at the hotel.
Take the morning to do a bit of exploring on your own before meeting up for a walking tour of Mexico City's architecture and historically significant murals. Our local guide will uncover 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 history.
After the tour, spend a couple of hours wandering Mexico City's coolest neighborhoods then meet back up for a culinary workshop with a local chef. Together, you'll cook a traditional Mexican meal according to seasonally available produce, all sourced from Mexico.
SIGHTS & SMELLS
After a light breakfast, we will walk to the bustling San Juan Market to taste some of the freshest finds in the city. Learn the ins and outs of market life in Mexico as you stop by different market stands to try flautas, tacos al pastor, churros and corn tortillas right off the press.
That evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in Mexico City's trendiest neighborhoods, Roma Norte. After dinner, 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.
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
We know how much you'll love the Mexico City trip...
but don't take our word for it! Check out some of our alumni reviews.
"I had so much fun on my first FTLO trip with Makayla in Mexico City. I’ve taken other organized group tours, but Makayla makes FTLO stand out as being the best. Makayla personally researched and curated our activities. Each experience on this trip was unique - mezcal tasting, taco tour, market tour, cooking class, historical walking tour and amazing group dinners. Makayla answered travel questions, took great group photos, and even helped me with unexpected issues that occurred while I was abroad. I highly recommend any FTLO trip with Makayla and excited for my next adventure!"
"I just returned from the FTLO Mexico City trip, and I cannot say enough good things about the experience. I have done other group trips with a different company and thought I knew what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well this trip was planned out and how smooth everything went. Our group leader Makayla was AMAZING, she went out of her to accommodate everyone and make sure that everyone on the trip was having the best time."
"I recently returned from the Mexico City Foodie Trip, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! First, our trip leader, Makayla, was AWESOME! Her energy and fun spirit really took the whole experience to the next level! The hotel was very centrally located making the desire to roam around the city during free time very convenient. The itinerary was well planned, both allowing for plenty of group time and free time to either relax and explore.....your choice. Never felt rushed or obligated to participate, but I wanted to participate in everything possible. Would highly recommend this company, and will definitely be booking my next trip with them soon."