Oaxaca: Culture, Cuisine & Día de Muertos

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Heart of Travel
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54 reviews
Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14
Oaxaca: Culture, Cuisine & Día de Muertos
Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
54 reviews

$NaN
Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

**Scroll down this page to view the complete, day by day, itinerary**


One of Mexico's most vibrant states, Oaxaca oozes with rich flavor, both literally and figuratively. 

Our days will be filled with exploring Oaxaca City and the surrounding areas including the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán, the vast agave fields, family-run mezcalerias, and enchanting mountain towns home to artisans, craftsmen, and healers. This trip also has the option to add on an additional 4 day/3 night excursion visiting Oaxaca's Pacific Coast in Puerto Escondido! 


From small batches of smoky artisanal mezcal to complex moles, Oaxaca is a food and spirit lovers' playground. The delight to the senses is endless, you can find yourself sitting on the edge of a turquoise water pool, looking out at the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua by morning, and later conclude your evening by joining a celebratory street parade!


There's never a dull moment in Oaxaca, especially during Día de Muertos. While Oaxaca is one of México's more economically challenged states, it is rich in culture, resilience, and creativity. Not to mention beautiful Zapotec weavings as well as impressive pottery and artwork - so shoppers make sure to bring an extra suitcase to take your goodies home!


We will also get you off the beaten path by visiting women-led small businesses outside of Central Oaxaca to learn more about them, how micro-financing loans work and sustainable models for micro-financing. Lastly, we will eat A LOT of delicious food, sip on mezcal, join in parades, see amazing art, stroll through the Zócalo and have an overall amazing time! 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodations
    7 nights in 3.5 to 4 star boutique hotels
  • Fees
    Entrance fees, tickets, local guides for all activities indicated on itinerary
  • Transportation
    All transportation within Oaxaca
  • 24/7 Assistance
    Heart of Travel tour leaders (fully bilingual) available 24/7 during your trip
  • Meals
    7 breakfasts + 8 additional meals
  • Spanish immersion
    Opportunities for those interested in practicing their Spanish, just let us know!
  • Airfare assistance
    We will help you find the best flight deal for your trip
  • International airfare
    To/from Oaxaca City
  • Meals
    Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Additional tours
    Extra activities done individually during your free time
  • Tips
    Tips to local guides and tour leaders, while not mandatory, are met with deep gratitude

Available Packages

Double Occupancy 8 day/7 night
Available until July 10, 202212 left

Per person price when booking double occupancy for an 8-day/7 night trip in Oaxaca.

$2,650
Deposit: $750
Single Occupancy 8 day/ 7 night
Available until July 10, 202212 left

Per person price when booking single occupancy for an 8 day/7 night trip in Oaxaca.

$3,100
Deposit: $750
Double Occupancy 12 day/11 night
Available until July 10, 202212 left

Per person price when booking double occupancy for a 12 day/11 night trip in Oaxaca.

$3,295
Deposit: $1,000
Single Occupancy 12 day/11 night
Available until July 10, 202212 left

Per person price when booking single occupancy for a 12 day/11 night trip in Oaxaca.

$3,700
Deposit: $1,000

Available options

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Itinerary

Day One
Welcome to Oaxaca City!

Welcome to Oaxaca! 


Participants will be flying in from a variety of different places therefore travelers are welcome to choose the flight path that best suits their travel preferences and needs. We recommend booking flights that arrive in Oaxaca City in the morning or early afternoon so that they have time to get settled before the welcome dinner that evening. 


Once in the heart of the city, you will be checked into your hotel and given a brief orientation of the area. In the event, you arrive early in the morning and would like to coordinate any specific activities during the day just let us know so we can accommodate your requests. 


We will finish our day with a group welcome dinner! 

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Ho
Heart of Travel
54 reviews
The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.

Reviews

We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. We were with a great group of people and enjoyed comfortable accommodations, good food, and interesting outings. We visited three different geographic areas in Costa Rica and learned a great deal about the plants, animals and people in each. Our guides were informative and fun, and Chelsea handled every situation with ease.
By Thomas B for Adventure and Cultural Immersion in Costa Rica on 10 Jul, 2022
Most amazing trip ever. Wonderfully organized covering many insightful aspects of Ecuadorian culture and its varied people. Great to learn all that is done to preserve Ecuador’s special natural treasures. Our Ecuadorian guide, Gustavo, went over and above to make our visit the best I have ever had when traveling in a foreign country.
By pamela g for Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on 03 Jun, 2022
Gustavo, our guide, was wonderful! He was attentive to details & helpful & organized. Great meals including choices like fresh fish and the desserts were fabulous. All the animals and great activities were life changing . Our days were packed with adventure. Some of the boat rides & bus rides in the Galapagos were long & uncomfortable. The accommodations were quite good and ranged from excellent (Hotel de la Isla) to comfortable with a view. (Casa de María needs some hooks to hang things in the rooms but the views were magnificent so can’t complain too much. ) All the support staff from guides to drivers, etc. we’re very warm & welcoming.
By Elizabeth M for Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on 01 Jun, 2022
Absolutely loved the casa gardenia. Such great breakfasts options. Passion fruit is my new favorite... and such GREAT service. They anticipated our every need... even had food to go for our EARLY morning departures. Thank you !
By LAURIE b for Ecuador: Extra Night Double Occupancy on 30 May, 2022
Had a wonderful guide that knew all the best spots to share with us. He kept us busy without feeling overwhelmed. He was extremely informative about what we were experiencing and sharing the culture.
By LAURIE b for Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on 29 May, 2022
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