I’ve been living in Mexico City for a couple months, and for the entire duration, I’ve had the urge to explore more of Mexico. I decided that I would enlist the help of a professional tour company to make sure I could see and experience as much as possible during my days exploring. After some thorough investigation, I came across Vibe Adventures. Vibe Adventures Tour Company offers a wide variety of tours in Mexico and five other countries. Lately, I’ve been very interested in visiting Puebla so I was very delighted to find that they had multiple tours that featured this gorgeous city. I decided on the Mexico: Pulque, cider & food tour to Puebla & Tlaxcala which incorporated a lot of information based around food, culture, and history. For our day trip, we were hosted by our lovely tour guide named Daniel.
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First, we were picked up from our accommodation in Mexico City at 7am and were on our way! The first stop of the tour was an agave farm, which grew specifically Maguey, one of the massive types used for producing multiple varieties of alcohol including Pulque. Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting the sap from the agave, and originally created in Pre-Hispanic times.
Once we arrived, we were hosted by Rodolfo del Razo López, the eldest brother of the current generation of the family who’ve owned the agave ranch for generations. Rodolfo was full of knowledge and shared a lot of information about harvesting the agave as well as alcohol production. Later, we even got to sample several of their products. Along the way we met several of the workers on the ranch who were all very friendly, warm, and welcoming. It was definitely a fun experience! I love learning how things are made in such detail, and getting a little buzzed early in the morning didn’t hurt either!
Next we stopped for brunch at a local eatery recommended by Rodolfo. The small local eatery served local homestyle cooking, the type of food that I was most interested in lately. I got to sample a variety of dishes that felt like they came straight from a family member. We each had a type of stew accompanied with side dishes.
After these first two stops, it was off to Cholula, best known for its Great Pyramid, the largest by volume in the world, constructed around 300 BC, with the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top. We explored around, focusing on the pyramid, a church, and made a quick stop for ice cream as well. It was interesting to learn a bit more about the Pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico.
The third and final destination of the tour was Puebla City, known for its culinary history, colonial architecture and pottery. Puebla City is just a stunning place full of beauty! Although it was full of visitors, it still felt very much like a real city where real people actually lived.
During the our time in Puebla, we made several types of stops including culinary, architectural, and historical. Although I’m not usually a huge fan of church visits, I must say that I was incredibly impressed by seeing one of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen in my life right in Puebla!
Our culinary stops in Puebla were quite tasty and included street food, a smoothie, traditional candy, and a taco with an oriental twist. There was no need for another dinner after all of these items.
Spending the day with our tour guide Daniel and Vibe Adventures was splendid! After all the adventure, it was time to head back to Mexico City where we arrived around 10pm. The entire time felt like we were hanging out with a close friend, learning about Mexican culture, enjoying the sights, and the flavors along the way. I am sure that there is no way I would’ve been able to learn so many intricacies about Mexico without joining this glorious private tour. Even though it was quite a long day, I was very happy with the amount that we were able to pack-in to a single day. All in all, it was a great experience, and I can easily recommend a tour with Vibe Adventures!
Mexico City, Mexico