If the current BBC series showing Rick Stein’s culinary travels around Mexico has whetted your wanderlust appetite, then join like-minded foodies on Travel The Unknown’s nine-day, Flavours of Mexico trip, departing 10 February 2018.

The trip provides a chance to discover the people, sights and flavours of Mexico, within the indigenous and colourful state of Oaxaca.

rick steinOaxaca, which is in the south of the country, is a melting pot of cultures, traditions and peoples, a fact reflected in its rich, varied and delicious cuisine. Discover the ancient heritage of sites like Monte Albán and Mitla, and the stunning beauty and unique biodiversity of the Sierra Norte Mountains.

Experience the best food and drink of the region as well as learning the region’s culinary secrets from some of Oaxaca’s best chefs, some of whom still use the traditional recipes of rural Oaxaca.

Other highlights of the trip will include discovering the colonial charm of Oaxaca City, visiting the colourful food market at Tlacolula, preparing your own Oaxacan dishes, discovering the Mixteca region, and the unique site of Hierve El Agua.

The holiday costs from £2315 per person (two sharing room) which includes flights, all transportation, eight nights’ accommodation, sightseeing, entrance fees, activities, most meals and guides.

The land-only only price is from £1565 per person (two sharing) for those who wish to make their own way to Mexico.

The holiday can also be enjoyed independently from £2645 per person (two sharing) or from £1895 per person (land only).

Call 020 7183 6371 (www.traveltheunknown.com).