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Unique things to do in Puebla

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Cholula Walking Tour w/an Archaeologist
If you're an experienced traveler who loves history and learning about other cultures this is the tour for you! We will meet right in front of the Cholula train station. The first stop on the walking tour is the Iglesia de los Remedios, the famous church built 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 visit the archaeological museum where you will learn all about the Great Pyramid and Prehispanic Cholula. Then we will walk around the 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 and ruins. Here you will learn about the site's construction and religious importance. From there we will take our final walk down to the San Gabriel Complex in downtown San Pedro Cholula. We will see 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 walking tour ends at the Zocalo of San Pedro Cholula.
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!
Sights, smells and tastes of Puebla on two wheels
Learning about a new city, absorbing its sights and smells and tasting its flavors is best done on bike. Join us on a cruise through the streets of Puebla, one of the oldest cities in the Americas! Well start downtown where we'll stay almost entirely on dedicated bike lanes the whole way so you can enjoy the beautiful colonial architecture rather than worry about traffic. As we go I'll give you some history about the city without making you feel like you're back in school while sampling famous dishes local to this gastronomical hub of the country. From the Centro Histórico (historic downtown) we'll ride a few blocks to try the most famous dish in the city, Mole Poblano, prepared by a local family operating since 1970. Your taste buds will be flabbergasted by the distinct, rich flavor of the dish! From there we'll ride through the shaded Paseo Bravo and continue on down to Avenida Juarez, the nightlife of the city that also hosts several monuments representative of the city and Mexico in general. Next, we'll head back to the Centro Histórico passing different points of interest and trying various unique dishes that'll remain secret for now ; ) In total we'll be biking less than 9km and on flat roads so don't worry if you don't bike often. This experience will be about creating memories and making new friendships while getting some tips on your travels through Mexcio!
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.
Hiking to a beautiful waterfall in Puebla
Join me and my husband 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 1,5-2 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).
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 that includes a tour and a complete Prehispanic meal. We will meet right in front of the Cholula train station. First, 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, the structure and composition of the archaeological complex, and the way people lived in the Prehispanic era. We will then take a 15 minute walk along the streets of one of Cholula's oldest "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 served a seven course meal. 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 menu. You will enjoy these ancient recipes made with natural, seasonal, and local ingredients while also learning about the history of each dish.
Tentzo Experience, taste, live, meet the mezcal tradition
Travel to several Mezcal distilleries in the sierra of Puebla and get close to over 200 years in the heritage of the tradition of making artisanal mezcal. I will pick you up and guide you throughout the Mezcal producing communities — all the way from the south and north of the Tentzo Sierra up to Santiago Coatepec— enjoy beautiful rural countryside views all the way, learn and experience the process of Artisanal Mezcal, share stories and have a "copita de Mezcal" with some of the best quality Maestros Mezcaleros in the whole country. Available routes: ○ San Nicolás Huajuapan ○ Tepeojuma / San Diego la Meza ○ Santiago Coatepec
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.
Caminata privada en La Malinche
La Malinche es la sexta montaña (volcán inactivo) más alta de México con una altura de 4461 metros sobre el nivel del mar y se encuentra aproximadamente a 1 hora de la ciudad de Puebla. Esta experiencia es privada y tendrá una duración de 8 horas. Empezamos con el pick up en su airbnb en la ciudad de Puebla o Cholula. Nuestros vehículos son modelos recientes e incluyen amenidades. El trayecto será hacia el Parque Nacional donde se estaciona el auto y es el punto de inicio de la caminata (3100 msnm). En este punto nos alistaremos para comenzar, ajustaremos los bastones de trekking y comenzaremos la caminata. El anfitrión te hablará un poco más del parque nacional, flora y fauna. Avanzaremos en el bosque a tu ritmo tratando de llevar un buen paso para llegar a la meta que son los Arenales (3800 msnm), la última parte tiene una inclinación de más de 45° para llegar a ver el punto más alto de la Malinche. En este punto podemos hidratarnos, tomar un café/ té y comer un poco con la vista de esta increíble montaña. Una vez recompuestos comenzaremos el descenso de la montaña para llegar al vehículo y hacer el regreso a Puebla. La caminata tiene una distancia total de 10 km (ida y vuelta) y una duración de hasta 4 horas. Otros aspectos destacables El punto de reunión será en tu dirección de Airbnb en la ciudad de Puebla o Cholula. Mándanos un mensaje con tu dirección al confirmar.
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 business 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.
Observing the subconscious mind through Tarot cards - Puebla
Reach out to request days or times not listed. To participate in this experience you DO NOT need to have any previous experience with Tarot, divination, or any type of energy work. During this experience, you will learn to explore the hidden regions of your psyche through the wisdom of the Tarot. Whether you are an experienced reader or this is your first time exploring the Tarot cards, you can be sure there is something for everyone here. Depending on your expertise we will work with different methods to help you know what your subconscious mind is hiding. From hidden desires, unexpected thought processes, or life experiences you have decided to bury, To begin, we will center ourselves and open your energy channels so you can connect with your intuition. Then, depending on the part of your mind you would like to explore, we will work with spreads and methods to help you uncover what your mind has hidden in plain sight. If you are new or not so confident working with the Tarot cards, don't worry, I am here to guide you :) Be sure to bring a pen and paper to write the insights you will receive throughout this practice if you want. If you travel with your Tarot cards you are welcome to use them for this experience, otherwise, I will be happy to lend you mine.
Magical Puebla Hike
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 *
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.
Clase de pintura
Podrás realizar una obra pictórica de pequeño formato (25 x 30 cm) en una clase de 2 horas, disfrutando de un ambiente bohemio y completamente artístico, en mi taller donde he impartido clase por mas de 17 años, en el Barrio del Artista, situado en el corazón de la ciudad de Puebla. Otros aspectos destacables La clase de pintura puede durar entre 1 y 2 horas máximo, dependiendo el tema y las habilidades de cada persona.
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