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6 Top Rated Food & Drink Tours In Tulum

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Tulum is known for its chill, charming and boho vibes. Wanderlusts from far and wide travel here to experience peace through activities like yoga, meditation & beach bummin’. What better way to fuel and enhance your ultimate vacation in paradise than to indulge in a little bit of soul food. Here are 6 top rated food and wine tours that the region has to offer. 

Guided Coba Tour To Cacao And Honey Sanctuary

The ever so docile Melipona bee and potent and powerful cacao are two very important things in the ancient Mayan culture. On this tour you will get the pleasure of learning how to make your own soap with 100% natural honey, taste some traditional Mayan cacao and honey recipes as well as learn the history behind it all. With a stop at the Coba Archaeological site which has one of the biggest pyramids of the area. This part of the tour will be a 30 min guided tour with 60 min free time to explore on your own. 

6 hours 30 minutes total with transport.
What’s included:
Air-conditioned transportation with hotel pick ups available, entry to Chococacao Maya, lunch and bottled water.
Starting at $122 USD. Book your tour here.
*Note: Not wheelchair accessible

Walking Local Food Tour

Be sure to arrive at this tour hungry because there are going to be about 7 stops off the typical touristy path. From fresh juices to tacos, tamales and even dessert – your taste buds are going to be kissed with every flavor in the traditional Mexican cook books! Perfect for couples, families or a small group – there will be no more than 10 people allowed in a group. Find more info here.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours
What’s included:
Fresh water & juices, Food tasting, Local bilingual tour guide
Starting at $55 USD
*Note: Vegetarian options available. Keep your ear out for insider tips from your guide for the duration of your stay!

Mezcal Tasting and Dinner in the Jungle

Head down to a private jungle garden setting in the middle of Tulum to enjoy a 3-course dinner cooked over the fire, paired with tastings of five artisanal, small-batch mezcals sourced from different around the country.  Their menu is set for every tasting based on any  dietary restrictions, allergies and preference. Learn about the process of producing mezcal and what to look for when purchasing the popular drink from your hosts and potentially new best friends, Courtney and Pablo! 

Approximately 3 hours
What’s included:
3 course dinner and Mezcal tastings.
Rates: Starting at $97 USD.  Group rates available
*Note: Check out their Instagram @cocina.selva for a taste of life in Tulum, recipes & more!

Brunch in The Jungle

Fuel yourself for a day of adventure with a fresh and energizing brunch surrounded by trees and jungle life only 5km away from Tulum town center. This host has a 5 star rating on Airbnb and compliments that boast about the quality of food and service! Start with some tea or a traditional Mexican coffee and finish with a feast of fresh fruits, juices and open faced raw veggie sandwiches.

Duration: 60 minutes
What’s included:
Food and Drinks
Rates: Starting at $23 USD.  Group rates available
*Note: Vegan and Vegetarian friendly – please let the host know when booking if there are any known allergies in the group.

Mayan Ruins and Tacos

Get the best of both worlds with this tour – food and adventure! In this half day excursion you will start with breakfast before visiting the ruins of both Tulum and Coba. You’ll beat the crowds to the ruins and work up a hunger for some of the most raved about tacos in the area! Bring your appetite, some sunblock and get ready for an exciting experience.

Duration: 6.5 hours
What’s included:
Food, drinks and tour guide
Rates: Starting at $80 USD.  Small group rates available. Book here.
*Note: Wear comfortable footwear

Traditional Mexican Chocolate Tasting

Over 3,000 years ago cacao was discovered, Since then it has been a big part of the culture. It has healing properties and a ton of history. Invigorate your taste buds the same way the Mayas and Aztecs have for centuries in the comfort of a knowledgeable host. Learn about the value of cacao and the importance of sustainability. For all the chocolate lovers out there – you won’t want to miss this! 

Duration: 60 minutes
What’s included:
chocolate tasting, good vibes
Rates: Starting at $28 USD.
*Note: “At no other time has Nature concentrated such a wealth of valuable nourishment into such a small space as in the cacao bean.” Alexander von Humboldt

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