Food, Drinks & Día de Muertos in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Heart of Travel
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35 reviews
Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2021
Group size: 6 - 14
Food, Drinks & Día de Muertos in Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
35 reviews

Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2021
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

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

Our days will be filled exploring Oaxaca City and the surrounding areas including the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán, the vast agave fields and family-run mezcalerias throughout the valley, and the enchanting mountain towns home to artisans and craftsman. This trip also has the option to add on an addition 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 joining a celebratory street parade!


There's never a dull moment in Oaxaca, especially during the Day of Muertos and Guelaguetza festivities. While Oaxaca is one of México's more economically challenged states, it is rich in culture, resilience, and creativity. Not to mention Zapotec beautiful 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 some of the women-led small businesses to learn more 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! 

Learn more on our free Discovery Calls!

For those interested in joining our Food, Drinks & Día de los Muertos trip in Oaxaca, we will be hosting two Discovery Calls via Zoom.  These calls consist of a brief presentation as we walk through the itinerary together before opening up the session to questions and general conversation. 


Join us on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:00 pm PST here


Join us on Saturday, June 12th at 11:00 am PST here

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodations
    7 nights in boutique hotels
  • Fees
    Entrance fees, tickets, local guides for all activities indicated on itinerary
  • Transportation
    All transportation within Oaxaca including domestic flights, private shuttles, boats, etc.
  • 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 August 13, 202112 left

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

$2150
Deposit: $750
Single Occupancy 8 day/ 7 night
Available until August 13, 202111 left

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

$2499
Deposit: $750
Double Occupancy 12 day/11 night
Available until August 13, 202112 left

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

$2985
Deposit: $1000
Single Occupancy 12 day/11 night
Available until August 13, 202112 left

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

$3399
Deposit: $1000

Available options

$25 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$25
$50 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$50
$100 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$100
$250 to Heart of Travel Scholarship Fund
$250


Itinerary

Day One
Welcome to Oaxaca City!

 

Welcome! 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, preferably 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!

Your Organizer


Ho
Heart of Travel
35 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.

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I can't say enough about our custom trip to Guatemala. We changed our itinerary a few times before we even traveled and Chelsea was fantastic about all of our modifications. All of the information that we received prior to travel was amazing and had us very prepared when we arrived. Once we got there, everything was just as expected. All of the places chosen were beautiful, the local guides we had were the absolute best and our experience was nothing short of amazing. Given that we decided to go in June, during rainy season and the rainiest month of the year, we expected to have some potential weather issues. We were incredibly lucky to have great weather for the majority of the trip. However, for the one issue we did have, we asked to re-route our trip due to a weather issue and Chelsea and our fantastic local guide Selvyn made all of the changes for us last minute. We never would have known that we decided to take a completely different itinerary for 2 days if we hadn't requested them because everything went so smoothly. We learned so much about the country and the culture from Selvyn, saw everything we asked to see plus some, and truly enjoyed every moment we were there. They are truly the best and I wouldn't travel with anyone else if you go to Guatemala.
By Jodi W for Jodi Whitehead: Custom Trip to Guatemala on 25 Jun, 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed my 11-day/10-night trip to Guatemala and highly recommend Heart of Travel. The itinerary Chelsea planned for me was perfect. The pricing was very reasonable. Her communication and support before and during the trip was exceptional. She went above and beyond in helping me solve a couple of SNAFU’s of my own making. I look forward to traveling again with this company in the hopefully not too distant future. I consider myself a well-traveled (104 countries), fairly adventurous, 61-year-old. My previous trips have ranged from completely self-planned to high-end travel companies, solo to small group. I seek unique, authentic experiences. Probably more so than most travelers my age, I enjoy being active and even physically challenged. However, like most travelers my age, I have become old and spoiled and place great value in a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed in a safe environment.
By Kent M for Kent Miller: Custom Trip to Guatemala on 27 May, 2021
This trip exceeded my already high expectations. The itinerary was planned and crafted with such care to allow for an immersive experience. Chelsea and the Heart of Travel allow you to experience Guatemala like a local while touching on the experiences all tourists want to have. Chelsea welcomed us to Guatemala with open arms and we left with full hearts. An 11/10 experience; highly recommend.
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Heart of Travel thinks of every possible scenario and detail and made every thing so effortless for us so we could just enjoy our trip. Will be using heart of Travel again and again! Great guides, shuttle drivers, and support through out the trip.
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