Come Discover your Passion
You are cordially invited to join Chef Tito and Midwest Travel Solutions for eight spectacular days and seven fun-filled nights as we embark on a culinary and cultural tour featuring some of Mexico’s most beautiful and historic regions. We have scheduled just enough activities to give you an in-depth super inclusive experience without leaving you exhausted at the end of the day. We have built in plenty of downtime to relax, unwind, sip an adult beverage or simply lounge poolside with a good book. Our tour will transport you through Cancun, Mérida, to the coast of the Yucatan, and back to the Riviera Maya area giving you insights into Mexico’s rich culinary traditions with hands-on cooking classes featuring traditional Mayan dishes, lots of cooking demonstrations, day trips to fascinating areas to explore the history and stunning beauty of the region with opportunities to explore local markets with Chef Tito. Early bird bonus: Save $200 per couple if you register by June 1, 2014. Call Midwest Travel Solutions TODAY!
Super-inclusive Highlights Include:
Pre-trip party hosted by Chef Tito at Latin Bistro to meet your fellow traveling companions
Day Trip from Merida to Dzibilchaltun Ruins, Cenote Xlakah and with an afternoon to relax poolside at a private guest house on the beach
Walking Tour with Chef Tito exploring Merida’s Historic Market
Tour of Chichen Itza, the most visited archeological site in Mexico with our own private bilingual guide
An all-inclusive day spent exploring Xel-Há aquarium park considered the largest outdoors natural aquarium in the world
All cooking classes and demonstrations hosted by Chef Tito and special guest Chef’s in Mérida
Friday October 31, 2014
Arrive Cancun at your leisure where we will be staying at the 5 star Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa – stretching along a quarter mile of white sandy beach. You will enjoy this Mediterranean style resort where ambiance and service come together in grand fashion. Situated in the heart of Cancun’s famed hotel zone, a mere 15 minutes from the airport ensuring that transfers (included) are easy and stress free. So check-in, and relax; you are officially on vacation.
In addition to your accommodations, Caribe Real Resort and Spa is ALL-INCLUSIVE! All your meals and snacks along with domestic and selected international drinks at your choice of eight bars and eight restaurants are included. Additionally you will enjoy free wireless internet and complimentary access to Hydrotherapy zone.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 Did you stay up too late last night at the party? Time to sleep-in, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the beach, perhaps a morning swim. Be sure to grab an early lunch before 2:00 p.m. when we meet our driver for our trip Merida, the gateway to the Yucatan. This is about a 4 hour drive, so sit back and enjoy the many sights along the way. We will check-into the Maria Jose in downtown Merida, a boutique hotel in the center of all the action. Breakfast is included each morning, however the hotel is not an all-inclusive property.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 Today we join Chef Tito for a personal tour of Mérida. A city at the heart of Mayan culture, yet grown with international influences from the Spanish, French, British and to a lesser extent the Dutch. You will be dazzled by the beautiful architecture and vibrant colors, a virtual tapestry of the city’s long and rich history. Stroll Paseo de Montejo, lined with original sculpture for a unique experience.
While you travel the streets, you will find your senses engaged by the smells wafting through the air as you browse colorful food markets. Accompany Chef to the market and he will show you how to select some of the freshest ingredients for your own cooking back at home. After exploring the market get ready for a special formal dinner we will prepare tonight. We can expect comfortable temps in the low 80s this time of year – just perfect for getting out and exploring all Mérida has to offer.
Monday November 3, 2014 Good morning! After breakfast our group heads out to explore the Yuctan region for the day. Our first stop is at Dzibilchaltun Ruins and Cenote Xlakah where you will have time for a dip if you are so inclined before we head to the coast and our private residence located on the beach for a day of fun, food, and friends. Chef Tito will be fixing us lunch and making us fresh ceviche! This day is full of discovery with plenty of time for relaxation with very short drive times. Did we mention the private pool and free beer?
And, we may have just saved the best for last . . .
Tuesday November 4, 2014 We check out of Maria Jose and head back to the Cancun area, but a bit further south to the famed Riviera Maya and our home for the next three nights, at the Unlimited Luxury Dreams Tulum. On our way we will stop at Chichen Itza where we will be given a private tour by an experienced bilingual guide – this will be an experience you will remember for a long time.
Dreams Tulum is an extraordinary tropical paradise, nestled among the jungle, yet beach front, perfectly situated in the history-rich town of Tulum. Stroll the secluded stretch of sugar-white sand beach and 44 acres of lush, blossoming gardens that grace this beautiful property.
Dreams Tulum offers it all: Luxury Accommodations, Superb Location, and Fine-Dining.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Today you can enjoy the many amenities of Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included. Your elegant accommodations, 24-hour room and concierge services, every gourmet meal, unlimited premium drinks, and endless recreation. Tonight join Chef Tito for another cooking demonstration and delicious meal.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 Join us for a day trip to nearby Xel-Ha for another included experience. Jump in the water is fine; this snorkeling at its best! Relax your senses in a Caribbean restaurant with live music and a delicious international buffet in the restaurant Chula Vista. Enjoy fun and funky drinks in the bars El Pueblo and El Puente, and delight your senses with a myriad of flavors of Mexico in La Cocina del Pueblo. Recharge your energy with various snacks on La Terraza or try the experience of a typical Mexican cantina in the Jardin Corona.
Friday, November 7, 2014 Today our tour ends and we say Adios! We are looking forward to reuniting at our post-event party! Not ready to leave? Fantastic! Ask about extending your stay at Dreams Tulum at our special group rates!
Prices start at only $1475 per person, double occupancy!
What is included?
• All Accommodations
• All food and beverages at Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa, including alcoholic drinks
• All Transportation within Mexico including transfers to/from Cancun Airport
• Breakfast, one dinner and one lunch while in Mérida
• Admission to Chichen Itza
• All food and beverages, including top shelf spirits at Dreams Tulum
• Admission to Xel-ha including unlimited food and beverages
We have included so much in this very special trip, you are going to have a hard time finding a reason to open your wallet, so come, join the fun beginning October 31, 2014.
How to sign-up? Call Midwest Travel Solutions at 816-801-8551
The not-so-fine-print: Air is excluded. Single supplement is $500, sorry we really did all we could to minimize this cost as we don’t like paying more just because we are traveling alone either. Don’t wait as the early bird discount expires May 31 and the price will increase to $1575 per person after June 1, 2014. Also please note that these prices are based on garden-view run of the house rooms, upgraded ocean-view rooms are available for additional charge. Really that is it, we have worked very hard to put a great package together that would include most costs up front – that is how we like to travel!
Midwest Travel Solutions and Chef Tito