21976
Mexico
Oaxaca & Puebla: Ancient Civilizations & Modern Cuisine
Satisfy your intellectual and culinary hunger in southern Mexico as you learn to cook authentic cuisine, visit important archeological sites and discover traditional crafts.
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12 days
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Mary
(5)

Excellent way to learn about the cultures of Mexico. North Americans are sadly lacking in information about this country. The ancient ruins were amazing, and the teachers of cooking were very good.

Ilene
(5)

Terrific program. Haydee and Suzanne were excellent guides. We learned so much about Mexico, its food, history and people. And the cooking classes were really fun.

Thomas
(5)

Fascinating on so many levels! I would go back in a heartbeat!

Bobbe
(5)

The group cooking classes were fun and a great bonding experience. The program and schedule were well balanced and enabled us to see and do a lot. Our local guides and group leaders were very personable and knowledgeable. It was a great experience all around.

Charla
(5)

A great way to learn about ancient Mexican culture and savor the special foods of the area. The terrific staff provide fascinating history and superb service to group travelers.

Richard
(5)

Fascinating survey of a delightful part of Mexico. Surprises around every corner. The cooking experiences were great. We look forward to whipping up our own mole poblano very soon. The field trips were eye-opening and a very much appreciated addition to our knowledge and understanding of the region. We'll be back. The coordination and transportation services were top notch. Thanks Haydee, Suzanne and Pavel.

Nancy
(5)

The Oaxaca, Puebla Mexico City trip is outstanding and well balanced between hands on cooking schools (really a lot of fun that the entire group enjoyed and laughed together and visiting archaeological sites that are really impressive. I reccomend it.

Jeanne
(5)

This was a great tour if you love Mexican food!

Joanne
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

I loved this trip and would go again and again. I loved learning more about the wonderful food from this region. I loved the three hands-on culinary lessons, the wonderful restaurants, the trips through the markets, and the interesting culinary lectures. I also loved learning about the ancient civilizations, going to archeological sites, and through museums. This trip certainly opened my eyes about how civilizations lived throughout the millenniums in this region. I never felt unsafe. This program allowed us to plan some of our own time and we had a great time walking around Oaxaca and Puebla, even at night. I even enjoyed our bus trip from Oaxaca to Puebla. I liked seeing the changes of scenery and a highlight was seeing Popocatepetl erupt steam and ash. The guides and other staff were all so knowledgeable and kind. I learned so much. You should not hesitate to take this trip. Besides, the temperature was in the 70's and 80's when it snowed at home.

Dale
(5)

We had so much fun. We toured lovely old churches, markets, cooked with experts and saw the fabulous murals by Diego Rivera in Mexico City. I can't recommend it enough.

Lynn
(5)

Our tour guides Haydee and Enrique were wonderful! This was our first trip with Road Scholar and we loved it, cooking, archeological site, rug weaving, pottery making, Mezcal factory, walking tours of towns and cities. A great value both financially and educationally. We met great travelers who were welcoming. The trip was well managed before departure and during. Highly recommended!

Gino
(5)

Great tour....exceeded expectations among a great group of fellow travelers and professional staff.

Dolores
(5)

Very accurate description of the program. Very enjoyable and at a good pace.

Marge
(5)

I loved this trip to Mexico. The cooking classes were great, and we had a wide variety of activities that were fun, and educational. Highly recommended.

John
(5)

My first reaction is why am I a male enrolling in a cooking school program. But my wife insisted that I go. Boy was I surprised. This was on of the best programs I have done from over 30 Elderhostel/Road Scholar offerings. It was very well managed by coordinator, Arturo, the meals were fantastic and the cooking classes were very welcoming to me and I learned a lot. I recommend this program for any of my gender. Do it. You will be happy you have had the experience.

Robert
(5)

We had never been to Mexico and this was a great introduction for us to both the history and cuisine.






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