Name of Tour: Culinary Experience
Date: September 14 – 16, 2015
Description: Cancun continues to grow as a top culinary destination and offers guests opportunities to try some of the world’s most delicious cuisine and learn about the region’s cultural and culinary diversity. This trip will offer an assorted menu that will showcase many sides of Cancun: from succulent sea food at Isla Contoy restaurant, to traditional upscale Mexican cuisine at Ramona. Guests that choose this trip will indulge in molecular gastronomy at Benazuza and enjoy the delicious island flavors of Isla Mujeres.
No culinary journey in Cancun would be complete without tequila and mezcal tastings! Guests on this trip will delight in different types of tequila, Mexico’s national spirit, and learn about the lesser-known mezcal. Cancun is excited to share its heritage and culinary prowess with you. We hope you join us!
DAY 1 – Sunday, September 14
Check out of Cancun hotel
Pick up times will be coordinated depending on your hotel
Check in to new host hotel
Pickup at host hotel for transfer to Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach
Beautiful surroundings combined with top-notch service have made the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa the winner of the prestigious Five Diamond award numerous times and garnered accolades from Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler as one of Mexico’s best resorts.
Lunch at Isla Contoy restaurant, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach
Canopied by a grand palapa and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this beachfront restaurant features fresh seafood and fish along with tropical-style drinks and impressive wines from around the world.
Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure
Meet at hotel lobby for transfer to NIZUC Resort & Spa
Named one of the best new hotels in the world in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveler, NIZUC defines elegance, luxury and Mexican style. This beautiful resort is located in the beautifully secluded Punta Nizuc.
Enjoy a tasting of different mezcals from around Mexico and learn about this spirit. Although considered to be tequila’s lesser-known cousin, mezcal is enjoying a rise in popularity in the U.S. and the world.
Dinner at Ramona
A contemporary interpretation of traditional Mexican cuisine served in a spectacular setting overlooking the beach. Ramona explores Mexico’s varied culinary traditions by stimulating your taste buds with the heavenly use of local produce and spices to create modern versions of authentic regional recipes.
DAY 2 – Monday, September 15
Meet at hotel lobby for transfer to Isla Mujeres
Lunch at Zama Beach Club or Captain Dulche – TBC
Both of these beach clubs offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and some of the best food in Isla Mujeres. They specialize in local staples like Tikin Xic (a Yucatecan specialty of marinated fish, wrapped in banana leafs and cooked underground beneath a wood fire) and other island cuisine like pork, lion fish and calamari.
Explore the island at leisure
Tequila tasting at the Ritz Carlton Cancun – TBC
The Ritz-Carlton Cancun is an AAA Five Diamond Award winning hotel, home to two AAA Five Diamond Award winning restaurants. Guests will enjoy a tequila tasting led by the Ritz’ certified Tequiliere who will unveil the secrets of Tequila. As an authentic Mexican experience, guests will discover the subtle undertones and finishes of premium Tequilas with unconventional food pairings.
Dinner at Benazuza, Oasis Sens
Led by Chef Rafael Zafra, prodigy of el Bulli’s Ferran Adria, Benazuza offers a distinct opportunity for guests to taste and delight in a showcase of delectable dishes where science meets haute cuisine.
DAY 3 – Tuesday, September 16
Check out Host Hotel
Pickup times will vary depending on your flight time
Transportation: All provided by Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Physical restrictions: Participants should advise if they have any physical disabilities.
Dietary restrictions/food allergies: Participants should advise if they have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Number of maximum participants: 10