Day 1 : Arrival
Arrive in Mexico City, where you will be met at the airport by a Travel The Unknown representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight in Mexico City.
Meal plan: n/a
Get a flavour of two icons of the Latin world. Discover Mexico's ancient cultures, learning about Aztecs at Chichén Itzá, marvelling at the mysterious origins of the pre-Columbian Teotihuacán and pondering its colonial legacy at Campeche. Sample Mexican gastronomy, traverse impressive landscapes and experience Mexicans' warm hospitality and charm. In Cuba discover the easy charms of Havana's old town, learn about the thrilling history of the Bay of Pigs, soak up the colonial charm of Cienfuego's white streets and experience the best live music in Trinidad. Finally learn about the exploits of Ché Guevara and visit his masoleum in Santa Clara. Disfrútala!
Mexico City - Teotihuacán - Villahermosa - Palenque - Campeche - Uxmal - Merida - Chichén Itzá - Ek Balam - Havana - Cienfuegos - Bay of Pigs - Trinidad - Santa Clara
Trace Olmec, Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan roots
Trace the path of Mayan history - from antiquity to today
Discover the highlights of two Latin gems
Aztec ruins,Oaxacan flavours & colonial towns
Discover Mexico's most colourful festival
The last bastion of indigenous Mexico
A culinary tour of Mexico's gastronomy capital
Indigenous village trek in a world of biodiversity
Ancient history meets modern metropolis
Bill Dodd , Flavours of Mexico, Mexico
Having travelled to Mexico on various trips over the years I was surprised to find Oaxaca was so different. Many traditions that have died out elsewhere are still alive and kicking in Oaxaca. And the food is sublime.
Jeannie Saville , Flavours of Mexico, Mexico
It is not surprising that UNESCO has added Mexican cuisine to its list of cultural treasures worth preserving. The variety and quality of Oaxacan food is awe inspiring and ranges from street food to creative chefs in top class restaurants. All aspiring young chefs should visit the Sunday market in Tlacolula, a real feast for the eyes and the palette. We have learnt a huge amount on this tour about life in Mexico and the problems of Mexico`s indigenous people.
Caroline , Zapotecan Village Trek, Mexico
The hiking was amazing with spectacular scenery and knowledgeable guides. The luxurious but rustic wooden cabins were really welcoming after a long days hiking.