Mexico City with Jose Salazar
October 11 - 15, 2024 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
Savor Mexico City
Experience the flavorful heart and cultural soul of Mexico City with Chef Jose Salazar
October 11 - 15, 2024
One exclusive departure — likely to sell out
5 Days, 4 Nights
Best of Mexico City, from Xochimilco to Coyoacán
You’re strolling through Coyoacan’s two-story marketplace, and every one of your senses is on ecstatic overdrive—stalls overflow with artisanal crafts and mouthwatering bites, from tostadas piled high with ceviche to mangos carved into intricate roses. As you absorb the historic bustle of Mexico City, exquisite threads emerge—you recall the obsidian masks from last night’s after-hours visit to the National Anthropology Museum and you can feel their essence in the crafts on display. Later tonight, you’ll dive deeper into the past and cruise the ancient canals of Xochimilco, mezcal in hand, beside a mariachi band. This is the brilliance of Mexico City, a place defined by centuries of tradition, but pulsing with vitality and joy.
You’re joined by Jose Salazar, a Food and Wine Best Chef, James Beard Award finalist, and one of Cincinnati’s most respected culinary personalities. His restaurants—Salazar, Mita’s, Goose & Elder—are acclaimed spots for New American cuisine combining the traditions and flavors of Latin America and the world. This is Jose’s third (!) Modern Adventure, and we’re thrilled to be joining forces once again, this time in a city that has long captured both his heart and his soul.
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.
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3 Reasons to Travel with Jose Salazar
After starting his career alongside some of the world's most acclaimed chefs (Thomas Keller to name one,) Jose decided to leave the city and set up shop in Cincinnati. Now, he’s a Food and Wine “Best Chef,” a four-time James Beard nominee, and a staunch believer that fundamental flavors should never be watered down. This is his third modern adventure, and we are thrilled to be traveling together again.
Street Food First
Despite all his fine-dining accolades, when Jose is traveling, he's drawn to the markets and stalls on the streets. One of his personal favorite street food memories: al pastor tacos in Mexico City.
Cooking Out of Turn
While working as a server and bartender, Jose would get in trouble for spending too much time back in the kitchen picking the minds of chefs like Donatella Arpia. These moments inspired him to enroll in the New York Restaurant School, and the rest is history.
Colors speak to Jose and he is famous for combining vibrant farm-fresh ingredients into works of art. For him, the dish is a blank canvas waiting to be painted with blue corn huarache, salsa verde, or braised radish.
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 for tourist visits to Mexico, but are required to show a valid US passport. It is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your travels are over. On arrival in the airport, you will be issued a visitor’s permit, known as a FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple). For citizens of other countries, please check with the Mexico Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $900 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 June 13, 2024, and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after June 14, 2024, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after August 12, 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).