As most of us know, Mexico's culture is rich, colorful, and vibrant, and the cuisine is highly diverse. I would like to extend a personal invitation to join me in San Miguel de Allende where we will create traditional chicken mole, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos, burritos, tortillas and much more. We will attend the Food in Film Festival and sample food from respected chefs alongside films that inspired them. The culture, traditions and people are colorful and joyous, and it will be an experience unlike anything you have ever known. Along with the culinary focus, we will also explore the incredible sightseeing that makes San Miguel one of the best kept secrets in Mexico. Don’t miss this delicious opportunity to create Mexican food in an authentic and passionate way. I hope you can join us!
  • International airfare from Dallas, Texas to Guanajuato, Mexico. (Fly from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business Class upgrades available.)
  • Round trip transfers to/from the airport/hotel in San Miguel de Allende for full package guests.
  • First-class hotel accommodations in San Miguel de Allende. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver for day tours.
  • Learn the traditional recipe for making an authentic “mole sauce.”
  • Your personal escort throughout your journey.
  • A visit to the town of Delores Hildago and participating in a cooking demonstration.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily and some special dinners.
  • Shopping in the local artisan gallery of Fabrica la Aurora.
  • Special Craftours Culinary Experience gifts.
  • Hand-made Mexican ice cream tasting with a local ice cream maker.
  • panoramic city tour of Guanajuato with a local professional guide.
  • Explore the local markets and learning the secrets to choosing the freshest products.
  • A Mexican “salsa-making” class with a local professional chef.
  • Hands-on workshop entitled the “Art on the Plate.”
  • Enjoy the lively entertainment and street dancers of San Miguel de Allende.
  • Leisurely walking tour of San Miguel de Allende with a local professional guide.
  • Admission and tasting to the Food in Film Festival.
  • Learn the art of making an authentic Mexican tamale.
  • Learn the art of “painting cakes” in a hands-on cake decorating workshop.
  • An optional tour and traditional Mexican meal at an organic farm in the Los Picachos Valley.
  • Craftours lanyard, document holder and luggage identifier.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.

Total cost of this Culinary Experience in Mexico is only:


Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is available on a first-come/first-served basis. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.

Optional Tours:

Tour and Traditional Mexican Meal at an Organic Farm

The cost of this optional tour and traditional Mexican meal at an organic farm in the Los Picachos Valley is only $187.97 per person.


Deborah Calyo - "I enjoyed my Mexican cruise very much. My husband and I met many nice people. Sharing our quilting time was a lot of fun, enjoyable and we learned from great teachers."
Manuela Silbach, Underdale, South Australia- "Loved Mexico - the colours, the food, the places and the fun time with the group"
Suzanne Doonan,Malvern, Pennsylvania- "What a wonderful trip. Pam Holland was an extraordinary guide for our first trip to Mexico. Craftours created a community of travelers, hosted so many entertaining and enlightening experiences for us in this beautiful country."
Diane Chesko, Campton Hills, IL - "I've always wanted to see the monarch sanctuaries."
Martha Zydowsky, Madison, WI - "Great tour! It was a nice blend of different activities and I loved Mexico. One of the best tours I've done!"
Carole Blemker, Madison, WI - "I loved the trip! The diversity of experiences and overall camaraderie of our little group was exceptional. We packed a lot in over a fairly short time. Wonderful!"
Cheryl Barnard, Port Elgin, Ontario - "A true adventure!"
Joyce Pearsall, Brevard, NC - "This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me. As a volunteer with Monarch Watch as a Conservation Specialist, it was important for me to actually see the overwintering sites in Mexico. I have seen them in California about two years ago, so these are precious memories! Even with the importance of the monarchs to me, what was even more unique was having Estela Romero as a guide and taking us to Macheros to see the children and meet families up close and personal. It was very much worth my money and time to experience that adventure! I learned much and am grateful!"
Deanna Ott, Aurora, CO - "The Monarch Mecca trip was amazing. Seeing the Monarchs was more than I imagined, it was magic. I also enjoyed the botanical gardens in Toluca and touring around Mexico City."
Jen Neve, Austin, TX - "Kylee was a delight. She was very informative and shared enough of her experiences to keep things interesting. She also organized a nice surprise visit from a young lady who had bicycled the monarch migration route. Sherrill was wonderful. Organised and very clear about expectations and timeliness. The Rancho San Cayetano B&B was so pretty. The rooms were comfortable. Hotel Avandaro was incredible-so nice. El Rosario sanctuary was incredible."
Nancy Anne Braymer, Washington, DC - “I misunderstood how CrafTours worked and did not understand the participatory nature of the workshops as I appreciate crafts but have zero talent. That said, I loved the tour. I was honored to be in the presence of Pam Holland who is amazing.”
Joan Lumpkin, Kettering, OH - “It was a very enjoyable trip. The butterflies were very active and an experience to see.”
Diane McCarthy, Bellvue, CO - “As a scientist and a lover of nature, I have wanted to do this tour for years. It definitely did not disappoint!”

Full Package Price:
$3,093.00 | Air from Dallas, Texas

Land Only Price:
$2,617.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)


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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.