Food, Drinks and Día de Muertos in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Travel
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41 reviews
Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2022
Group size: 6 - 14
Food, Drinks and Día de Muertos in Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
41 reviews

Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2022
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 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 joining a celebratory street parade!

There's never a dull moment in Oaxaca, especially during the 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 Zapotec's 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 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 May 15, 202210 left

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

Deposit: $750
Single Occupancy 8 day/ 7 night
Available until May 15, 202211 left

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

Deposit: $750
Double Occupancy 12 day/11 night
Available until May 15, 202211 left

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

Deposit: $1,000
Single Occupancy 12 day/11 night
Available until May 15, 202211 left

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

Deposit: $1,000

Available options

$25 Donation to Fundación En Vía
$50 Donation to Fundación En Vía


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!

Your Organizer

Heart of Travel
41 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.


What a great trip! Great accommodations, great food and great guides. Great company too. The scenery and wildlife were almost too much to take in. Thanks, again, to Chelsea and Heart of Travel for everything they do to make our travels so easy and enjoyable.
By Lynn M for Exploring the Andes and the Galapagos Islands on 14 Dec, 2021
I highly recommend the HoT team if you're looking to get the most out of your trip to Guatemala. I have known Chelsea for a while and was delighted to be able to use the HoT teams services. From the moment I outlined what we were looking for, Chelsea made sure to get me all the information I needed and a quote really quickly. We arranged the Acetenango volcano hike with HoT and it couldn't have been better. Our guides were incredible and went above and beyond (including carrying our backpacks - this hike is not easy!) and we had the best time. I felt incredibly safe and well looked after. Chelsea also made sure we had a ton of food and snacks, even catering for a vegan which is not easy for an overnight expedition with very little amenities! We also booked transfers in and around Guatemala with HoT - they all went very smoothly and every trip was well organized. When we threw in a last minute change, they were super accommodating which meant we were able to squeeze in even more sightseeing! If you're into attention to detail, great customer service, flexibility and a sense that someone else is doing the thinking and organising for you, choose HoT!
By Lucy F for Custom Services - Lucy on 21 Oct, 2021
We did the Mountaintour with Quads. Grest Tour, niice guide, delicious food. Even my 15 year old son enjoyed it so much. Also we enjoyed the volcano Tour. One by horse and one hiking. Sat in the "Lava" had picknick and of course warm marshmellows. Unforgetable day.
By Sandra D for Custom Services - Sandra on 19 Oct, 2021
I found Heart of Travel through a blog by a Claire. I inquired about a shuttle between Guatemala City and Antigua, and how it was complicated by meeting up with family members and luggage. Chelsea met us at the airport with two vans. It was an incredible way to begin our ten days vacation. We used Heart all through the week. Chelsea also set us up for our return trip to airport and Rio Dulce, and the Covid tests needed for return to US. Thank you!! I can't say it enough. Thank you also for Hobbitland, volcano and coffee farm. I leave feeling we did some of the real Guatemala.
By Deborah S for Airport to Antigua: Pick-up/Drop-off on 09 Oct, 2021
One of the best cooking classes I've ever done! The Heart of Travel + Cuscun Team catered the meals to be veggie friendly for us so we were able to try traditional Guatemalan food with a veggie twist - which is difficult to find in the country. The views, atmosphere, outdoor rooftop kitchen, and mainly the company was incredible. Felt like we were getting together with old friends, having some drinks, and making a meal together. Learned a lot and 100% recommend this! Antigua highlight for sure!
By Keri P for Antigua Cooking Class on 01 Sep, 2021
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