Oaxaca’s rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and vibrant traditions make it a magical destination sure to capture the hearts of visitors. This immersive 8-day trip led by expert local guides and your dynamic host from Denver Botanic Gardens highlights what makes Oaxaca so special at a time of year when you can enjoy each place without crowds. Join us in Magical Oaxaca! Collaboration trip with Denver Botanic Gardens hosted by Yvonne Garcia Bardwell, Associate Director of Community Relations.
Born and raised in South Texas, with a bilingual-bicultural background, Yvonne Garcia Bardwell brings a great mixture of experiences and knowledge to the tour. As the Associate Director of Community Relations at Denver Botanic Gardens, she is responsible for diversifying the Gardens’ constituency by establishing and strengthening relationships with community organizations across the Denver metro area. Since 2011, she has orchestrated Denver Botanic Gardens’ observance of Día de los Muertos – a celebration that has grown into a vibrant annual event celebrating one of Mexico’s greatest cultural legacies. Her multicultural orientation has developed through not only extensive world travel but also significant work and volunteer experiences as well as an academic focus on international and Spanish-language marketing. This tour offers an opportunity to educate and inspire, to create a connection to our past, and to learn about the cultural traditions of Mexico.
Arrival to Oaxaca Xoxocotlan International Airport (OAX) and transfer to hotel.
Accommodations: City Centro Oaxaca
Estimated Drive Time Today: OAX Airport to Hotel - approximately 30 mins.