Layer by Layer: A Mexico City Culinary Adventure - October 16, 2019 - Atlas Obscura Trips

Layer by Layer: A Mexico City Culinary Adventure

from $2,375 USD per person for 5 days, 4 nights
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  • Road Trip

On this culinary adventure, immerse yourself in the complex cultural identity of Mexico City, where pre-Hispanic, colonial, and contemporary influences collide. We’ll explore mouthwatering local gastronomy, celebrating the harmony as well as the dissonance that define this layered city, which thrums with the activity of a large population of regional migrants and modern transplants alike. Together, we’ll experience moments when the city’s numerous identities are expressed and aligned perfectly—for instance, enjoying a street snack of tacos al pastor while taking in a hidden Diego Rivera mural. But we’ll also be looking for the fractures, zooming in on specific influences: a heady Aztec brew, or a colonial-era mole recipe, or the unique, pre-Hispanic floating farms still in use today. We’ll be sure to also head out of the center city in an attempt to isolate and better understand these culinary traditions with a visit to the floating boats and green oasis of Xochimilco.From street food to contemporary Mexican dining trends, traditional restaurants to meals in local homes, our focus throughout the trip will be food and the people who make it. On the periphery of our taste buds will be the history, art, architecture, landscape, agriculture, and street life that brings everything together.

INTRODUCING OUR PARTNER: CULINARY BACKSTREETS

Atlas Obscura has partnered closely with Culinary Backstreets to create and curate this unique experience. Culinary Backstreets is a global guide to local eats that publishes restaurant reviews and features on local culinary culture. They bring these stories to life on culinary tours and special events, offered in 12 cities around the world, and have extensive international experience with all things gastronomical.

Highlights
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Market tours & tastings
  • Agricultural visits
  • Unusual sites & museums
  • Aztec-era canals

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Culinary Backstreets
In Partnership with Culinary Backstreets

Additional Info

Arrival & Departure

For flights in and out of Mexico City International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez), we suggest you arrive anytime before 3 p.m. on October 16 and depart anytime after 6 p.m. on October 20. We are happy to book you extra nights at the group's hotel and provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.

Activity Level

Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 2 to 4 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Keep in mind that Mexico City is a bustling and crowded place!

Dates and Prices

Oct 16–Oct 20, 2019
Shared Room
$2,375 USD per person
Single Room
$2,700 USD per person
The total cost of this trip is $2,375. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $1,875 will be due by July 23, 2019. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip's Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $325 will be due at the time of the final payment.
Included
  • Accommodation throughout the tour as listed in the itinerary. 
  • All meals and transportation during the trip, including in a private coach for visits outside the center city.
  • The company of an experienced, local English-speaking guide throughout the trip, as well as special guests throughout. 
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Mexico City.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings.
  • If applicable, applying for a Mexican visa (not required for U.S. citizens).

Additional Dates

Trip FAQ

Yes, definitely! We can definitely accommodate vegetarians.