Back

Tailor-made holidays

Flexible, custom-made holidays to Latin America created to match your exact requirements: our tailor-made itineraries are as unique as the clients for whom they are designed.

Design my trip

Take a traditional Mexican cooking course

Fish taco

Bring home more from your trip than just photographs and souvenirs by picking up some easy cooking techniques to help recreate the taste of Mexico back home.

The versatility, heartiness and fresh flavours of the Mexican culinary palette have earned it universal recognition as one of the great world cuisines. Food is at the centre of Mexican family life, and has enormous cultural significance: far more than just nourishment, eating is a social event and a way of cementing and celebrating traditions.

This hands-on cooking experience takes in all aspects of creating a Mexican meal, from choosing ingredients at an authentic local market to serving and eating the food in a suitably social setting. You'll prepare the food in a local kitchen in the traditional district of Xochimilco, under the motherly tuition of Doña Lupita. Finally, enjoy the fruits of your labour on board a colourful trajinera boat along the canals of the Floating Gardens, with lively accompaniment from troupes of mariachis.

Mexico
Mexico City

Holidays Take a traditional Mexican cooking course

From expertly designed Pre-designed Holidays to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.

Papagaio

Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

View Extraordinary Inspiration

Real Latin America Experts

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

Meet the team