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The Best Food Tours in South and Central America

From authentic Mexican tasting to cooking masterclasses in Ecuador, here are the best food tours in South and Central America you can book with TRIPS by Culture Trip.
Richard Collett
12 Dec 2021
Hungry for tacos and tamales? Or how about Colombian coffee fresh from the source? Maybe you’re craving fresh ceviche on the Caribbean, or tequila cocktails on a Tulum beach. Whatever your foodie passion, you’ll be sure to satisfy your hunger pangs with one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip.
1. Drink mezcal and gorge on tacos on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatan is one of the best destinations for Mexico food tours – and on this nine-day foodie adventure with Trips by Culture Trip, you’ll be drinking mezcal and gorging on tacos as you journey across the peninsula. Start with cocktails and coconuts on the white sand beaches of Holbox island, before learning how to cook cochinita pibil and other Yucatec dishes in the Mayan city of Merida.
You’ll get to try the fiery local spirit, Posh at a traditional Posheria – and have every chance to explore the ancient pyramids of Chichen Itza and Coba – before ending the tour with a tequila-focused cocktail-making class in Tulum.

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2. Get your caffeine fix travelling between Bogota and Medellin
Do you love the smell of freshly ground coffee in the morning? Join this eight-day Trips by Culture Trip Colombian adventure and you’ll visit the Zona Cafetera – where high up in the Colombian Andes, you’ll see first-hand the coffee plantations that supply some of the world’s best beans. Before this, you’ll delve into the world of Colombian cuisine as you meet the group at Andres DC restaurant in Bogota. Explore the city, then head into the high mountains for white water rafting, plantation tours and hearty home-cooking on local farms. You’ll cross through the Andes, of course, before dropping down to end the tour in Medellin.
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3. Sip rum and feast on fresh seafood on Colombia's Caribbean Coast
Hungering for Colombian cuisine? This eight-day group trip with Trips by Culture Trip offers more than a taste of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast – starting with a food tour of Cartagena and swiftly followed by an evening exploration of the city’s rum bars. Gorge on arepas and ceviche, then work off the calories with a snorkeling tour of the Rosario Islands and local dance lessons in the town of San Basilio de Palenque. Follow the coast to the beach town of Palomino – where you can feast on fresh seafood, hike through the Tayrona National Park and sit back with a Colombian-style lager or soda cocktail on the beach.
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4. Discover the essence of Ecuador as you prepare ceviche
Ecuador is the destination for thrill-seekers and foodies – and this eight-day Trips by Culture Trip tour combines volcanoes, waterfalls and hot springs with cooking masterclasses in Quito and Amazonian cuisine in the rainforest. Start with a local pilsener in the capital, before learning how to prepare ceviche and other classic Ecuadorian dishes at Altamira restaurant. Next up is a horse riding tour to Cotopaxi Volcano before you travel south to explore the waterfall route in Banos. You’ll be cycling from one waterfall to the next, zip line over valleys and brave the white waters of the Jatunyacu River on a rafting adventure along the Amazon tributary. The trip finishes with an overnight stay at the Kuyana Amazon Lodge – where you’ll learn all about local plant-based medicines and local cooking techniques.
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5. Mexico City to tuck into more tacos
Mexico City food tours are guaranteed to leave you full, but you’ll always be hungry for more tacos and tamales as you quickly plan your return trip to the Mexican capital. This five-day group trip gives you a fiery taste of Mexico City’s food scene. You’ll get to know your group over a Mexican feast at a local restaurant, before experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the capital on a guided tour through a food market.You’ll also see the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Chapultepec Park and Frida Khalo’s house, and you’ll visit a Mezcaleria. Try local beers at a lucha libre match and drink margaritas as you cruise along the Xochimilco canals.
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