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Mexico City: Half-Day Market Secrets & Cooking Class Tour

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Uno dos tres cuatro cinco! Join this tour to see Mexico's best street markets. Shop for groceries, ride public transit and savor street foods before finishing with a cooking class with a local family.

Highlights

  • Visit with a local family on a shared group or private tour
  • Shop for everything from local produce to love potions at two different street markets off the tourist trail
  • Savor several tasty Mexican culinary samplings
  • Hop on the Mexico City Metro and travel just like locals do
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator

Description

It’s time for a food adventure. Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, and this tour opens them up to you, just as locals experience them. Your first stop on your Mexico City tour is a relatively unknown market that boasts a large art collection depicting the political movement from the first half of the 1900s. Your guide will explain the importance of the murals and bridge the gap between the political movement of that period with what is going on in today’s Mexico. After this, travel the city just like the locals do, by riding the public metro. This market boasts an unmatched selection of flowers – you’ll be mesmerized by the variety and by the vendors, who will be all too happy to help you match the perfect bouquet to your eye color. You’ll also find fruits, herbs, meat, fish, pinatas and more, all for sale among the various stalls. You might even find a love potion available amid all the goods. Along the way, you’ll also get to sample some classic Mexican street foods, such as tacos and tamales, along with a coffee or atole – a traditional warm drink made from masa. After buying some fresh vegetables (and learning about local farming practices), head over to a local family business, where you’ll learn how to prepare your own salsa. Together, you’ll wash, cut and grill the ingredients, then smash them in the traditional way, using a molcajete (mortar and pestle). Taste your homemade salsa with a classic huarache.

Includes

English- and Spanish-speaking local guide Public transportation costs Samples of local food

Important Information

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices You are advised to dress conservatively as you will be exploring non-touristy areas. Long pants or jeans and a T-shirt are recommended Leave your valuables, such as passports and credit cards in your hotel, and bring a small amount of cash. Only small cameras are allowed During the rainy season (May to September), you are advised to bring a raincoat or umbrella Please notify the activity provider in advance of any dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated

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