Announcing the start of a February-long sweepstakes: Enter to win an authentic taste of Mexico on this expertly guided journey through some of Mexico’s most famous culinary regions, courtesy of AFAR and Intrepid Travel.

Meander through Oaxaca’s aromatic markets, take to the streets of Puebla to sample some of the city’s local specialties—tacos arabes, cemitas, and tortitas de Santa Clara are just the beginning—and learn the secrets behind Mexico’s culinary traditions in a hands-on cooking class. While the focus of the tour is food, it’s a true feast for the senses—marvel at the geometric mosaics that adorn the pre-Colombian buildings at Mitla, choose to discover Mexico’s fascinating ancient history at Monte Alban’s Zapotec ruins, taste traditional dishes cooked in colorful local eateries, take to the streets of Mexico City on a taco crawl, and experience a delightful culinary heritage that goes back thousands of years. It’s a beautiful combination of cultural richness, authentic experiences, and flavorsome food that’s tinged with fiesta.

Enter before midnight Pacific on February 28th for a chance to win! Airfare provided by AFAR Media (see official rules for details). And, even if you don’t wind up being the lucky winner, you can still join AFAR Experiences in Mexico City, October 17-21, 2014.

Photo courtesy of Intrepid Travel