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Cholula Walking Tour w/an Archaeologist
If you're an experienced traveller who loves history and learning about other cultures this is the tour for you! We will meet in front of the entrance to the pyramid. The first stop on the tour is the archaeological museum where you will learn all about the pyramid and Prehispanic Cholula. From there we will walk around the Great Pyramid and take a quick detour to visit the local cemetery. The next stop is the archaeological site which consists of an open ceremonial center with several pyramids. Here you will learn about the site's construction and religious importance. From there we will walk up to the Iglesia de los Remedios, the church that sits on top of the pyramid. After visiting the church and hearing all its stories and legends you will enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Cholula, Puebla, and the volcanos. From there we will take our final walk down to the San Gabriel Complex in downtown San Pedro Cholula. Here we will visit the main church, the Royal Chapel, and the Franciscan Convent and you will learn about the Colonial history of Cholula. During the entire tour I will provide specialized and detailed information you won't find anywhere else that will allow you to really immerse yourself in the amazing wonders of Cholula's Prehispanic and Colonial past. Our tour ends at the Zocalo of San Pedro Cholula.
Hike, Tastings, Spirits = Magic Puebla
Hola, somos Rebe, Ram y Rod, en este tour por la ciudad emprenderemos un viaje al pasado en el cual podremos darte historias y leyendas nunca antes mencionadas u olvidadas por algunos poblanos, mientras nos divertimos y aprendemos degustaremos aquellos alimentos típicos que te endulzaran el paladar y el corazón Nota: Tenemos otros horarios disponibles, en tours agendados a partir de las 18:00 pueden tener modificaciones en cuanto a las degustaciones. TE RECORDAMOS QUE TENEMOS MÁS TOURS DISPONIBLES EN LA CIUDAD Y PUEDES CONOCERLOS EN NUESTRO PERFIL. PUEDES SOLICITAR ESTE TOUR EN OTRA FECHA Y HORARIO QUE MÁS TE GUSTE. *Tour disponible sólo en español *
Horseback riding at the foot of the Volcanoes
We invite you to our home in Calpan to ride a horse near the Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, enjoying nature and the history of the area. -We will enjoy a rich Mexican breakfast with organic ingredients grown in the town. -We will start the activity with a personalized basic course within our "practice field", where we will check your skills to give you the most suitable horse for you. Your safety comes first! -Once you have learned how to handle your horse, we can start the journey to the trails, where, depending on the route, we'll see local crops and orchards, streams, springs, and forests, all with a beautiful view of the volcanoes. -Returning from the Tour we will enjoy a delicious and satisfying homemade meal. Other highlights . If you would like to start at a different time, please send us a message and we'll check our availability!
Cooking class in a Mexican home
First we will receive you and from there we will go in search of the ingredients for the class to a market located five minutes from the house. There we will learn about textures, flavors and appreciate a little more about the local culture and folklore. At the end of the shopping, we will return to the kitchen to prepare a main dish and a dessert or poblano drink such as chalupas, mole poblano, chiles en nogada, * pan de muerto, or poblano sauces, etc ... At the end of the class you can taste a little and take the rest home. Your apron and printed recipe are included. Other things to note We have health protocols in accordance with health standards established by COVID-19 to protect our participants and offer them a safe environment.
Adentrate a Cholula milenaria
IMPORTANTE: TODOS NUESTROS TOURS TIENEN UN COSTO ALTO PARA 1 PERSONA, SIN EMBARGO A PARTIR DE LA 2 PERSONA SE REALIZA UN DESCUENTO DE HASTA EL 40% SEGÚN EL SERVICIO SELECCIONADO. Nos encontraremos en nuestro punto que será la antigua Churrería para iniciar con unos deliciosos churros, un emblemático sello poblano. De este punto saldremos hacia el teleferico un lugar en donde podrás disfrutar de una maravillosa vista de la ciudad, pasaremos a la estrella de Puebla (la rueda de la fortuna más grande del mundo) , posteriormente saldremos a carretera para conocer la emblemática ciudad sagrada de Cholula, veremos a los voladores de Papantla, te contaremos sobre la historia y degustaras licores típicos, para luego darte tiempo libre y que descubras cuanto gustes. TE RECORDAMOS QUE TENEMOS MÁS TOURS DISPONIBLES EN LA CIUDAD Y PUEDES CONOCERLOS EN NUESTRO PERFIL. PUEDES SOLICITAR ESTE TOUR EN OTRA FECHA Y HORARIO QUE MÁS TE GUSTE. *Tour solo en ESPAÑOL
Live the Culture of Mezcal Poblano
The experience begins when we meet in the star of Puebla. Beyond just trying the mezcal, we want to bring people closer to the work there is since the agave is removed from the ground until it is distilled and becomes mezcal. That is why we will take you to the community that is part of the Mixteca poblana and today is integrated into the mezcal route, where you can learn about the whole process from start to finish. We will begin by walking the fields where the agave is cultivated on foot. You will learn from the different types that grow in our poblano soil, its characteristics and the importance it has for the ecosystem. Later we will take you to the palenque so that you know the production process from cooking to distillation; From the hand of master mezcaleros you will have a detailed explanation of this process and its ancestral techniques that are still preserved in the region. You will taste in a practical, simple and friendly way of this drink of gods identifying the different notes that exist, we will also accompany with a snack with which you will combine flavors and textures. You can take pictures and we will return to Puebla to conclude the experience. Other things to note It is required to be programmed for 4 or 5 hours of experience that is the time it will take us to make the tour. Preferably, the tours will begin at earlier times of 1:00 p.m.
Prehispanic Cholula, Food and Pyramids
If you enjoy local food and culture, this is the experience for you! Journey back to Cholula's Prehispanic era in the company of an archaeologist and a chef for a one of a kind adventure. We will meet at the Pyramid Park in San Andres Cholula, right next to the Regional Museum and Pyramid. We will visit the archaeological site, including the museum and the ceremonial center with its structures and pyramids. I will give you an in depth explanation about Cholula's ancient history and the structure and composition of the archaeological complex, and the way people lived in the Prehispanic era. On the way to the tasting we will walk along the streets of one of Cholula's most interesting "barrios" (neighborhoods) where an urban art initiative has fused with a very old traditional lifestyle. Then we will arrive at the home of a local chef where you will be greeted with a refreshing Prehispanic beverage and snacks. You will learn about Prehispanic gastronomy and how ancient foods were made using traditional techniques and materials. After a demonstration from the chef you will have the unique opportunity to prepare one of the Prehispanic recipes included in the tasting. Finally, you will enjoy six typical recipes made with natural and local ingredients while also learning about the history behind each one.
Hiking to a beautiful waterfall in Puebla
Join my husband and I on a journey to a beautiful waterfall, an hour away from Puebla city. You will get to hike there through some beautiful landscape with cacti and trees, will see many donkeys on the way and swim in crystal clear and refreshing water at the top. It is about 1-1,5 hours driving one way and 40-50 min hiking one way, so please make sure you have a whole day available. You can take your pet with you if they’re good with longer car rides for an additional fee of 100 pesos (for car cleaning).
Cook the traditional flavors of Puebla
Puebla is called "City of Angels" and of course, if its gastronomy is a magical fusion of flavors and ingredients of Mexican indigenous cuisine and Spanish influence. So if it's about delicious food, let us discover the quintessential Mexican cuisine of Puebla; the cuisine of the Angels. This experience is a gathering of friends, where everyone will learn how to prepare the most traditional dishes of our state, in a unique, artisanal and fun way. The traditional mole is the pride of Puebla, a mixture of chiles, nuts and chocolate, which fills our belly whit the heat and love of the poblanas housewives. Raquel, Jorge and I will show you how to prepare it in our baroque restaurant located in the Historic Center of Puebla, on the street of typical sweets. Chiles en nogada, Pipián Rojo, pipián verde, Manchamanteles, desserts and cocktails are part of the recipes that we will share with you in this experience. As we cook, we will start a journey where we will tell you the story of the dish, enjoy a drink or two, with or without alcohol, and once our food is ready, we will sit together, relax and delight in the fruits of our work! Let yourself be delighted, the table will be set and we will welcome you to our house with open arms!
Photo shoot by a local Photographer
My hometown, Puebla, has magical places and I will take you through several of them, not only to have a pic but to enjoy walking through its streets like a local. We will meet in Puebla’s downtown, specifically in Zocalo; I like to spend a few minutes to know each other and be able to portray you and your partner, family or friends in the best way. Then we will start with the photos, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to pose, I will be there to guide you, we’ll shoot in different places, among them, the famous “sapos” , “el barrio del artista”, “el Parian” and beautiful and unique surroundings streets. I'll send you your pics between 1 and 3 days after the photo shoot. Other things to note If it’s possible come rested. That has a better effect on the pictures and it will also be necessary cause we will walk through several streets.
Eat, drink and discover Puebla
*Send me a message if you don’t see the date you’re looking for available* Due to COVID-19 some businesses might close or apply further restrictions without previous notice. Come for the food, stay for the history! This unique experience has been carefully designed to take you on an exciting gastronomic journey to sample Puebla’s culinary heritage and discover the historical events and built heritage that have helped to shape the city. -The experience is divided in sections that combine tastings and a guided tour discovering places and landmarks of great architectural and historical value related to the city's culture. -You will visit authentic eateries where you will sample delicious dishes and traditional drinks that represent the full range of Puebla's unrivalled food heritage. The cost of the food and drinks you will sample is included, but second rounds are on you. Have special dietary needs? It is possible to cater for ovo-lacto vegetarians and flexitarians, please contact me to tailor a great experience for you. Please note that the tour includes: Gluten loaded products, lard, fried food, garlic, chilies, spices, nuts, dairy products and eggs. Meats are neither Halal nor Kosher. This is not your average food tour, it is also a masterclass in Mexican and Poblano cultural and gastronomic history! Check the reviews to get a better idea of what to expect.
Your best photos in Puebla
We are going to have a well-deserved photo shoot in the city of Puebla. It can be individual, with partner, family, friends, pets including small events. BRIEFCASE https://unsplash.com/@lolygalina Other things to note: Other highlights include: At the end I will send your jpg photos to your emails via wetransfer in approximately 48 hrs. If you have any questions or special request, please contact me by message, I am very open to your proposals. The itinerary I propose is in the center of Puebla, Zona Angelopolis and downtown Cholula.
Paint a ceramic piece Puebla style, juice & snacks included
In this experience you'll paint a ceramic vessel, you'll enjoy a creative time along with a glass of natural juice. Plus some Mexican snacks. Your 2 hours will be fun, all ages are welcome! Choose your blank ceramic piece and design and hand paint it in a relaxing environment at a female Mexican Artist home studio. Oriana Medina is a bilingual painter and ceramics teacher. She is a professional art teacher and is eager to make new acquaintances from different places and cultures. You can find her workshop Orion Ceramics, here in Puebla City, Mexico. Check it out! Have fun, release your creativity and take with you a piece of art painted by yourself, Pueblan Talavera style!
Enjoy the sacred city of Cholula
This experience has the purpose of showing the visitor the beauties of the sacred city of Cholula, the main religious center in pre-Hispanic times at the time and after the Spanish conquest, for being the seat of one of the most important and majestic Franciscan convents of the New Spain and for being the construction with the largest number of domes in Latin America. In this tour it is planned to visit the archaeological zone of Cholula, ascend to its peak where the Catholic temple is located, from which the entire Puebla Valley can be observed. Later, visit the site museum where the latest archaeological finds and remains of the famous Cholula massacre in the Spanish conquest are exhibited. After visiting the Franciscan Convent of San Gabriel and you will ascend to its roof to appreciate its domes and Moorish mosque-style building, unique in Mexico. Then there will be a tour of some typical streets of the city such as the zócalo, the portal of the government palace, the local market, to finally attend a traditional pulquería to taste the drink of the pre-Hispanic gods, as the legend tells that In this sacred city, the goddess Mayahuétl invented pulque at the dawn of history. At the end, the visitor will have a unique experience from the pre-Hispanic and colonial past to the contemporary, moving from the aesthetic and visual part to the palate. Other things to note The tour begins at the museum, we visit the most important of the archaeological zone and we ascend to the pyramid to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Cholula and the region. Then we move to the majestic Franciscan convent to finish with a tasting of pulque or another refreshing local drink.
Aprende y cocina receta ancestral de mole poblano
Aprenderemos la receta ancestral de mi familia del Mole Poblano, la cita es mi cocina, primero visitaremos un pequeño mercado a 4 calles para reunir los ingredientes frescos para nuestra receta. De vuelta en casa les contare como esta receta llego a mis manos además de datos históricos interesantes sobre nuestro platillo. Entre todos los asistentes cocinaremos paso a paso mi ancestral receta, lo cual significa freír chiles y semillas, agregar fruta y condimentos, para molerlo y conseguir una salsa dichosa. Mi cocina estará lista y con todo lo necesario. Las porciones y los secretos de la receta serán parte de la charla mientras juntos cocinamos. Una vez terminado el platillo serviremos la mesa para disfrutar de nuestra creación como se merece acompañados de una vista fabulosa del Centro Histórico de nuestra ciudad. Todos los asistentes están invitados a quedarse después de comer a hacer sobre mesa, si lo desean charlar un poco mas.