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Mexico | Culinary Journey in Cancun

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Mexico, Cancun

Trip Duration

6 nights / 7 days

From intimate open-air dining under a waterfront palapa to signature carne y pollo delicacies and tequila tastings, Mexico offers unparalleled culinary experiences. With the country's distinctive gastronomic flair, savor organic ingredients, limitless fresh seafood and ancient dishes fused with innovation and inspiration for a delightful epicurean adventure.

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Day 1: USA / Cancun |

Just five hours from Los Angeles, board your flight to your exciting Mexico getaway. Once you land, meet your private transfers bound for The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun and relax in spectacular beachfront luxury for six nights in a Club Level oceanview room. You'll enjoy complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day in a private lounge, plus discover Kayata Spa, a kids club, private cabanas and much more. Begin your first evening with a unique tequila tasting from a certified Tequiliere at The Club Grill, followed by a sumptuous gourmet presentation featuring a signature pear salad, truffled corn soup, roasted Canadian duck with chipotle and a coconut souffle.

Day 2: Cancun |

Spend the day enjoying endless sunshine along the white-sand beaches, visit Luxury Avenue shopping or wander open-air markets. Tonight, sail under the stars on the Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise in the Nichupte Lagoon aboard the Spanish Galleon Columbus and indulge in a surf and turf or lobster dinner, accompanied with fine wine, live saxophone music among the sparkling lights of the bay and Cancun's dazzling coastline.

Day 3: Cancun |

Discover a beautiful Mexican island on a full-day Snorkel Adventure. A legendary paradise for divers, with waters that exceed 200 feet of clear visibility, you'll find the colorful coral reefs, sea life and ocean walls simply breathtaking. In addition, you'll have time to explore the island, go shopping and enjoy lunch while taking in the fresh sea breeze and panoramic views. This evening delight in the culinary masterpieces at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge. Step inside a mystical 10,000-year-old cavern for an exotic dining experience. Marvel at stunning visual spectacles as you immerse in ancient Mexican and international cuisine. Relish flavors from the earth and sea, discovering traditional ingredients such as huitlacoche, lima, a variety of peppers and local gourds.

Day 4:  Cancun |

Relax poolside or on the pristine white-sand beach, keep busy with a wealth of waterfront activities, savor a signature spa treatment at the spa with ancient Mayan therapies or explore downtown Cancun. Then enjoy an ideal gourmand treat ... a fun, interactive cooking lesson at the resort's Viking Culinary Center. Featuring traditional cuisine, discover the magical ingredients and masterful techniques from the entertaining chefs, preparing creative dishes and learning wine pairings.

Day 5: Cancun |

Explore the best of Riviera Maya, with a Private Tulum and Xel-Ha Experience. Your private guide will show you this Mayan seaport overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with the temple of the frescoes, the temple of the descending god and "el Castillo". Then be introduced to the alluring beauty of Xel-Ha - with its Eden of ancient Mayan deities, incomparable snorkeling, ecological attractions and more than 100 species of birds. Discover the jungle trails of this paradise by foot, bicycle or mini train. Admire different species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat and indulge your taste buds with traditional Mexican dishes in any of the four restaurants.

Day 6: Cancun |

Savor your final day in Cancun with a relaxing spa treatment or in the endless tourquiose waters. Then celebrate your final night with a toast at Fantino at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun. Don your resort elegance for an exquisite epicurean journey at this AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant. A medley of Mediterranean charm, rich natural ingredients and sophisticated cultivation, savor dishes of porcini crusted filet mignon, short ribs with squash gnocchi and violet mustard or Maine lobster lasagna.

Day 7: Cancun / USA |

Say hasta luego (until next time) to this culinary experience as you enjoy your private transfers to the airport. Relax in comfort with your favorite beverages, snacks and children's play area in the Cancun VIP Airport Lounge prior to departure of your homebound flight.

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