If you are looking to visit Mexico in comfort and style and enjoy authentic experiences, we would love to work with you to craft a fully customized private tour. We work with fantastic partners in destination who will take care of you from arrival to your departure. Enjoy VIP treatment and unique experiences with our insider access.
The following itinerary is fully customizable but we hope the outline can act as inspiration for us to work together to create the perfect trip.
On this journey, delve into Central Mexico´s rich culinary, wine and tequila heritage with this exclusive itinerary that provides a journey for all of the senses.
This delicious 8 day trip will captivate your senses while in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and the Magical Town of Tequila through personalized private tours, an exclusive tequila tasting, hands-on cooking classes, visits to boutique wineries and more. The tour includes a visit to Mexico City’s magnificent Historic Center to learn about its rich and delicious culinary heritage; a lesson on the importance of cacao followed by 100% artisan chocolate tasting; shopping at the colorful San Medellin Market and hands-on cooking class; tasting wines from the oldest wine producing region in the Americas – Coahuila, Mexico – with a private sommelier; visiting the art-filled San Miguel de Allende and walking tour of the historic center; a farm to table experience with a market tour and private cooking class; and a tour to two local wineries and tasting; and VIP exclusive tequila experiences.
Contact one of our Leisure Travel Specialists to inquire on pricing and availability for this great itinerary with tons of inclusions!
Mexico City – Visit historical places such as the Zocalo, Palacio Nacional, and Metropolitan Cathedral
Wine Tasting – Enjoy a tasting of Mexican wine from Rivero Gonzalez
Market Tour and Cooking Class – Shop at the colorful Medellin Market in Mexico City before cooking class at Casa Jacaranda; in San Miguel de Allende live a farm-to-table experience with a market tour and private cooking class at Sazon cooking school!
San Miguel Allende – See one of the many churches in town and explore the historic center
Wineries and Vineyards – Tour two boutique vineyards in San Miguel de Allende
Tequila – Visit the Magical Town of Tequila and learn how to be a master tequilero, including private blending and orientation lessons.
- All transfers and ground transportation in private or shared basis
- 7 nights Boutique hotels
- 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner
- Culinary Experiences
- Tours with local English speaking guides
Day 1 - Arrival Day Mexico City – half day city tour
Today you will be met by your driver outside of customs (international flights) and will be privately transferred to the Las Alcobas Hotel.
Depending on arrival time this afternoon you will enjoy a half day guided tour to discover Mexico’s history while exploring the historic center of the capital. What is now the heart of this modern city was also once the center of the Aztec world, Tenochtitlan. Taking a walk along some of the center’s iconic streets your guide will lead you through the cathedral, zcalo and most important highlights.
Time permitting this evening you will also enjoy a 50 minutes chocolate tasting experience, to learn about cacao, its origins, history and usage as you sample 6 different chocolates and a cacao based drink.
Once your exploration of the historic & Chocolate tasting is complete you will be driven back to your hotel.
No meals are included with this tour.
2 Night(s) at Las Alcobas Mexico City, Deluxe Room
Daily Continental Breakfast included
In: Day 1; Out: Day 3
Day 2 - Market Tour & Cooking Class at Casa Jacarandas
Accompanied by two locally renowned cooks you will have a cultural and culinary experience in the heart of one of Mexico City´s most artistic and dynamic neighborhoods – La Roma. The day begins in the morning next to the Medellin market where you will taste authentic Mexican tortillas made with traditional Nixtamal dough and learn how this vitamin rich food has spanned the test of time throughout Mesoamerica. Afterwards, you will walk into the market to discover the colors, aromas and deep-rooted tradition of an authentic Mexican market. With a shopping bag in tow, you will interact with local merchants, taste spices, cheeses, ice cream, single origin coffee from Chiapas, and much more. After tasting and selecting the best fresh ingredients for your menu you will enjoy a short walk to Casa Jacaranda, a beautifully restored mansion where your hands-on cooking lesson begins. Generations-old culinary secrets and techniques are shared during this interactive gathering while you chop, grill, marinate and steam to create a 3-course menu with sauces and garnishes. Once completed you dine on your creations paired with Mexican wine and a tasting of craft Mezcal from Oaxaca.
Breakfast and lunch are included with this tour.
Day 3 - Private Transfer to San Miguel de Allende via Teotihuacan Archaeological Site
Today after breakfast and hotel check out you will meet your driver at the hotel lobby for a private transfer to San Miguel De Allende (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). En route Teotihuacan, you will stop for visit at one of the most famous archaeological sites in Mexico. As you explore the site, learn about
After the site your adventure continues northwards towards San Miguel de Allende, at arrival you will settle into your lovely hotel and enjoy rest of evening at leisure.
3 Night(s) at Rosewood San Miguel De Allende, Colonial Room
3 American Breakfasts x 2 Adults
In: Day 3; Out: Day 6
Day 4 - San Miguel Historic Center Half Day Walking tour & Market to Kitchen Afternoon Experience
Pick-Up Time and Location: 9 am at your hotel lobby
Duration: 3 hours
Inclusions: Private, round-trip transportation, bilingual guide.
Your personal expert guide will meet you at your hotel to start your day exploring the colorful historic center of San Miguel de Allende. Your day will begin by looking out over San Miguel de Allende, taking in the architecture and the surrounding area. You will then head into the town to visit the iconic central plaza, where locals come to gather and chat under the shade of the trees before going inside San Miguel’s famous pink church (Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel) that boasts gothic-style architecture. Your guide will lead you in wandering through the cobbled streets of this culturally rich town.
Upon completion of your visit you will be taken back to your hotel in San Miguel to rest and refresh or enjoy time on your own in town for lunch (not included) before walking towards Callejon de Loreto (meeting point) to begin your afternoon 5 hours culinary experience
Market to Kitchen Afternoon Experience in the Very Heart of San Miguel
Schedules: from 2 pm to 7:00 pm. / Class Available: Monday to Sunday.
Includes: Bilingual guide (chef), cooking class with ingredients selected at the local market, ingredients and meal.
Not Included: Transportation, gratuities
This experience starts with an excursion through San Miguel's main food market where we select from a variety of Mexican foods and herbs and gather the freshest ingredients for our meal. From the market, we stop at the Cuna de Terra (local vineyard) wine shop, to select an appropriate bottle for our meal. Locally crafted beer is also available, if preferred.
Next, you will head to one of the town's most treasured places just a half a block from El Centro to cook a meal indulging in all the aromas and tastes we gathered. The cooking class will take place in the spacious kitchen on the grounds of one of San Miguel's best maintained 'Apple's Heart' - which refers to the courtyard garden and grove found in the interiors of the mansions surrounding the Parroquia. Just half a block from the main square and with a working organic garden, the grove now has prominent home built in the 1960's by a renowned architect, designed by Leonardo de la Canal, and is still the estate of one of San Miguel's original families. This is where the afternoon will be spent, enjoying samples of local, typical cheeses and wines on the veranda and then go on to make salsas combing the chiles and herbs used in typical Mexican cooking. You will also learn how to make fresh tortillas and a cook up several 'guisos' (stews) and a not-so traditional guacamole.Our preparations will culminate in a fine meal made by all in the gardens of one San Miguel's cherished spaces.
Please note: bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, heat, money for any additional expenses. If participants prefer to not walk or reduce walking distances, a private transportation service can be optionally quoted and arranged.
Day 5 - Cuna de Tierra Vineyard Private Tour & Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairing
Duration: 2:00 hours Total time
Schedules: 1:00 pm
Includes: Vineyard tour, four courses menu with four labels of wine pairing.
Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Minimum: 4 pax
Arriving at the Cuna De Tierra Vineyard, one of the best wineries in the region, you will be captivated by the beautiful landscape and modern architecture as you prepare to sample some of Mexico's best wines and gastronomical delights. With several award-winning labels, Cuna de Tierra vineyard has been a labor of love passed down through generations.
To begin the experience, you will meet the winery's Sommelier at a private reception for a glass of wine atop the contemporary tower, admiring stunning views of the vineyards. You will then hop on a tractor drawn carriage for a privately guided tour through the vineyards, followed by a visit to the winemaking area and cava for an in-depth explanation of the production methods and processes.
The experience culminates with a private table reserved at Cuna de Tierra’s charming dining room area, where you will enjoy a four-course, gourmet meal with delicious wine pairings, meticulously designed by Chef Carlos Segura, using only locally sourced produce from conscious production methods.
Note: This is a privately guided experience with private table for lunch (other guests might be at the dining room facility as well)
Day 6 - Pick up San Miguel & Transfer to Guadalajara Via Tlaquepaque
This morning (9:00 am) you will be met by your guide in the hotel lobby for a private transfer to Guadalajara (after 3:50 hrs drive), arrival to Guadalajara you will first stop in Tlaquepaque for lunch (not included), experience the culture combined with artisans work flavor of Mexico in this town. Your experience continue with a brief visit to the historic Center, before heading toward your charming hotel for check in and rest of evening at leisure.
Culinary Scene in Guadalajara
Besides delicious traditional cuisine dishes like tortas ahogadas, birria, or carne en su jugo Jalisco style, Guadalajara it’s also known for its entrepreneurial & modern culinary spirit that offers exciting dining and bar scene, some of the best restaurant suggestion we can offer for you to visit on your own, this evening are: Alcalde - The twinkly-eyed young Guadalajaran chef Francisco Ruano earned his stripes in two of the best restaurants in the world, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona and Noma in Copenhagen. Particularly good is his green aguachile soup with Granny Smith apple.
Walking distance (4-6 blocks) from your hotel is also Hueso Restaurant – by Chef Poncho Cadena and Voted best concept in Latin America 50 Best and Magno Brasserie – New Italian-French restaurant by chef Paul Bentley, also a member of the new culinary movement in Guadalajara, where fine dining is becoming a trend and Brasserie Magno is an example of this modern, thriving culinary offer.
2 Night(s) at Villa Ganz, Junior Suite
In: Day 6; Out: Day 8
Day 7 - VIP Exclusive Experience in Tequila
Today after an early breakfast (9:00 am) your tequila Expert Guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby for a full day (6-8 hrs) exclusive tour of the Mexican Magic Town of Tequila. Prepare yourself to learn and live all about the fascinating and world renowned “Spirit of Jalisco”, the authentic Tequila!
Your experience begins with an “Agave orientation” in real functioning agave fields. Participate in the agave harvest with real Jimadores, followed by a private Tour and Tasting with exclusive access at Tequila Fortaleza - the most traditional Tequila process in the industry, made by a fifth generation tequilero descended from the Sauza dynasty.
For lunch you will enjoy a unique opportunity to experiences the local culture and cuisine with a Jaliscan Lunch at Municipal Market of Tequila, after such an interesting lunch your journey continues with the private visit, for the Tour and Tasting at La Tequileña – a modern boutique distillery of the legendary Fonseca Family. Experience the differences of a more modern process and taste exquisite añejo and extra-añejo tequilas owned by Enrique Fonseca, widely regarded as the most brilliant barrel blender in the industry. . Labels include Fuenteseca, Pura Sangre, Zapata, Tequila Cimarron and Xalixco amongst others.
Later this afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour of Tequila’s historic center, including the world famous Cantina La Capilla. At conclusion of the experience you will be driving back to your hotel and enjoy rest of evening at leisure!
Day 8 - Departure Day
Transfer from your Hotel to Guadalajara International airport for Departure
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