It takes all of your senses to fully comprehend how the vibrant, progressive culture of Oaxaca flourishes among deep rooted traditions. The Educational Adventures Company offers unique educational adventures that allow you to uncover the city and surrounding areas through far more than sightseeing. In a family’s home you will learn about natural dyes used by the weavers of the past and how this family is bringing this tradition back. Dying fabric from these natural materials is a hands-on learning experience not to be missed. Before indulging in foods that present a fusion of traditional recipes with new, exciting ingredients you will accompany the chef to gather ingredients fresh from the market and then in her home kitchen you cook a traditional Oaxacan meal in the traditional way. Oaxaca is known for its alebrije figurines and you will enjoy getting to know the artisan family as they explain the elaborate process and encourage you to lose yourself in this art. Oaxacan artisans are natural teachers and the black clay potters love to show you how to get your hands dirty. As you participate in these crafts, you will hear the stories of local artisans and share in closeup cultural exchanges. Each and every experience will occur alongside a bilingual, certified local guide who is there to assist and support you in all of your needs.