Little-known Michoacán has the beautiful Pacific coastline to the west and a range of mountains and lakes to the east, which makes it a widely diverse state. Nowhere is the heritage and culture of Michoacán more tangible than in its cuisine, which mixes indigenous ingredients and practices with those that arrived alongside the Spaniards during colonial times. Based on Michoacán’s food customs and traditions, in 2010, UNESCO named Mexican cuisine an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Your base during this epicurean women-only tour will be Morelia, the state’s capital city, founded in 1541. This is where 92% of the nation’s avocados are grown. From there, you will explore the food, art, and culture of several surrounding towns such as Pátzcuaro, Santa Fe de la Laguna, and Tzintzuntzan.
- Participate in an interactive cooking class with James Beard Chef Iliana de la Vega, one of the nation’s most respected and knowledgeable Mexican Cuisine experts
- Stay in a luxurious Colonial Hotel
- Discover the ancient culture of the Purépecha Empire
- Learn about Mexican culture and heritage through its food
- Explore the unusual Archeological site of Tzintzuntzan
- Learn to taste and love mezcal
- Dine at several of the best restaurants in Mexico, many of which are headed by female chefs
- Find an authentic Mexico that you’ve never before experienced
- Sample the world’s best Mexican hot chocolate
- Relax at a luxurious spa in an old Mexican hacienda
- Savor a gastronomic tasting menu by an important female chef
- Visit several Pueblos Magicos, magical Mexican villages
- Tour an historic and stunning music conservatory