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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Puebla
Despite its large size, Puebla feels remarkably relaxed, particularly in its historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s packed with colonial treasures. Some of the city’s finest sights date back many centuries, such as the Cathedral of Puebla with its dazzling, fresco-covered interior, and the 17th-century buildings of the Museo Amparo, housing pre-Hispanic artifacts. Aside from strolling through the scenic center, food-loving Puebla is a fine place to take a cooking class. There are also opportunities to delve deeper into ancestral culinary traditions on a visit to the market of Cholula, where you can learn about Mexico’s age-old cultivation of corn.

There’s much to discover in the so-called “City of Angels.” Previous kimkim travelers have enjoyed hands-on craft workshops where they learned how to make talavera, Puebla’s unique pottery that reflects the cultural syncretism of Spain and Mexico. Community tours in neighboring Tlaxcala visit maguey (agave) plantations to learn about the elaboration of pulque, the oldest drink in Mexico. The mountain peaks near Puebla offer ample adventures. On the slopes of Volcán Popocatepetl, naturalist guides lead exhilarating hikes while providing insight into volcanology.
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Map of Southern Mexico Foodie Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days
Southern Mexico Foodie Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days

Discover authentic Mexican cuisine from exotic markets and fine restaurants to street food vendors and indigenous farms. This culinary itinerary is designed for the traveler passionate about learning the history and culture of Mexcian gastronomy. You will try traditional dishes from different regions of Mexico and participate in cooking workshops all the while exploring the cultural highlights of Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca.

Different types of mole and spices in a marketplace in Oaxaca, Mexico
Flavors and Aromas of Mexico - 14 Days

Work up an appetite for this food-focused tour of Mexico. You'll discover authentic cuisine at marketplaces, family-run restaurants, street food stands, and indigenous farms. Take a cooking class in Oaxaca, visit a traditional farm in the highlands outside the city, go on a walking food tour in Puebla, pedal around taco stands in Mexico City—and same some room for cultural sightseeing, too, as the itinerary takes you to Xochimilco and the National Anthropology Museum, among other highlights.

Colorful flags and piñatas on a street in Oaxaca
Map of Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 12 Days
Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 12 Days

Jam-packed with fun, fascinating excursions, this 12-day itinerary is the perfect introduction to Mexico for the whole family. Starting in the capital, you'll cheer on your favorite wrestlers at a live Lucha Libre show, then go for a kid-friendly food tour through the colorful city streets. After exploring the canals and floating gardens of Xochimilco, it's time to make your way south toward Oaxaca—stopping en route to see the pyramids of Teotihuacan by hot air balloon and walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs at the Tehuacán Biosphere Reserve.

Street tacos in Mexico City
Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 7 Days

On this food-focused tour, you'll discover authentic Mexican cuisine at marketplaces, family-run restaurants, street food stands, and indigenous farms. The itinerary isn't only about food, though: the schedule features visits to archaeological sites and other places of interest, including the pyramids of Teotihuacán and the colonial city of Puebla.

Colorful produce in a traditional market
Map of Mexico's Culture & Gastronomy Tour - 9 Days
Mexico's Culture & Gastronomy Tour - 9 Days

On this fascinating 9-day trip in Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca, you will discover traditional dishes from different regions of the country, participate in cooking workshops, and tour numerous urban and rural attractions, from archaeological sites to the country's best museums—all while meeting friendly locals along the way.

A colorful street in San Miguel de Allende
Map of Mexico's Ultimate Culture Tour - 14 Days
Mexico's Ultimate Culture Tour - 14 Days

This exciting Mexican road trip covers a whopping number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites—perfect for culture enthusiasts. Starting in Mexico City, you'll visit historic colonial towns, architectural sites, nature parks, and gorgeous interiors while making your way to both coasts with free time each evening to explore markets, restaurants, and art galleries on your own. This two-week itinerary is best suited for those who like to be on the move (a private driver and transfers are included).

Other popular travel destinations in Mexico
Yucatan Peninsula · Mexico City · Tulum · Valladolid · Holbox · Oaxaca · Puerto Morelos · Chiapas · Merida · Cancun · Palenque · San Cristobal de las Casas · Cholula · Bacalar · Campeche · Playa del Carmen · Uxmal · Chunhuhub · Calakmul · Morelia · San Miguel de Allende · Guadalajara · Cabo San Lucas · Pisté · Los Cabos · Guanajuato · Querétaro · La Paz