Mexico City with Ana Castro
December 13 - 17, 2024 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
Savor Mexico City
Experience the flavorful heart and cultural soul of Mexico City with Chef Ana Castro
December 13 - 17, 2024
One exclusive departure — likely to sell out
5 Days, 4 Nights
Best of Mexico City, from Xochimilco to Coyoacán
Plate after gorgeous plate of dishes you never imagined are served in procession. Whether it’s today’s tikka masala with beans and plantains in the design district or yesterday’s corn and mushroom quesadilla picnic beyond the Xochimilco canals, every sumptuous bite is a microcosm of Mexico City itself. It reminds you of this morning’s studio tour with groundbreaking artists—their work both an ode to history and a tribute to the melting of pot cultures who propel the zeitgeist today. It’s been like this all week; every little moment—from bartering with an artisan at the Coyoacan market to sitting quietly with a centuries-old Zapotecan wall painting—were not even moments at all. They were lessons in slowing down, in bearing witness, of embracing the dazzling bustle of one of the most enchanting cities on Earth.
Joining you is Mexico City-raised and James Beard Best Chef finalist, Ana Castro. The force behind the New Orleans hotspot, Lengua Madre, Ana is famous (like Food & Wine Best Chef famous) for elevating the flavors of her childhood into culinary works of art. She also has her finger on the pulse of Mexico City’s design resurgence, and we just can’t wait to travel beside her.
No matter how much you know about Mexico City’s mesmerizing culture and food, this journey will teach, delight—and leave you hungry for more. Wander colorful markets, taste incredible street food and ancient Aztec ingredients, then wash it all down with the finest artisanal mezcal. This is Mexico like you’ve never imagined.
Vibrant street food, Aztec ingredients, artisanal mezcal—flavors beyond comparison
At colorful markets, Aztec waterways, stylish eateries, intimate museums
Seasoned chefs and cherished artisans, new friends and beloved local makers
With Chef Ana Castro and Mexico City's most stunning traditions and culture
3 Reasons to Travel with Ana Castro
A true traveler at heart, Ana has been around the world and back again, always with her apron packed and her knife roll at the ready. She's honed her culinary chops in France, India and New York City before settling down in New Orleans to open Lengua Madre—her ode to heritage Mexican cuisine heralded by the likes of Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and the New York Times.
Holiday meals were epic events at Ana's house in Mexico City. Alongside her grandmother, she'd cook a feast for the senses, embracing both the chaos and the communion of the season
All in the Matriarchy
Ana was raised by women and attributes her audacity and joy to days spent around the dinner table with the women of her family, telling stories and forming unbreakable bonds.
The Fab Five
Ana's New Orleans hotspot Lengua Madre is an ode to her childhood in Mexico City. Every experience is a thematic deep dive into an always-evolving, five-course tasting menu.
Sofitel Mexico CityReforma District
Brimming with stylish details and out-of-this world views, Sofitel epitomizes the French art de vivre from Mexico City’s most enviable zip code. Sumptuous rooms come equipped with elegant marble bathrooms and all the luxuries you'd expect, while the rooftop bar and 38th-floor pool add to the sublime experience.
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
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What does the price include?
Four nights at unique 5-star boutique accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; arrival and departure airport transfers; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins and ends at Sofitel Mexico City Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico. The closest airport is Mexico City International Airport (MEX). On our final day, Modern Adventure will organize a complimentary transfer to MEX airport for all guests with flights departing at 11am or later from MEX airport.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Mexico for stays up to 180 days. The only requirement is a valid passport. We recommend that your passport is valid for 6 calendar months beyond your planned departure date from Mexico. On arrival at the airport, you will be issued a visitor’s permit, known as a FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple).
Not a US citizen? Please check with the Mexican Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $1,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are extremely limited; we recommend booking early to secure single accommodations.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before August 15, 2024, and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after August 16, 2024, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after October 14, 2024 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).