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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!
Per person price when booking double occupancy for an 8-day/7 night trip in Oaxaca.
Per person price when booking single occupancy for an 8 day/7 night trip in Oaxaca.
Per person price when booking double occupancy for a 12 day/11 night trip in Oaxaca.
Per person price when booking single occupancy for a 12 day/11 night trip in Oaxaca.
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!