Oaxaca: Exciting Endemics and Day of the Dead

      Oaxaca, Mexico

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      Hillstar Nature
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      13 reviews
      Oct 20 - 31, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 8
      Oaxaca: Exciting Endemics and Day of the Dead
      Oaxaca, Mexico

      Hillstar Nature
      • Facebook verified
      13 reviews

      $NaN
      Oct 20 - 31, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 8

      About this trip

      Oaxaca is a wonderfully diverse state in southern Mexico, stretching from the enormous pine forests of the high mountains in the north, down to tropical rainforest on the Pacific coast in the south, and everything in between. It’s home to dozens of range-restricted and endemic species of birds, some only found in the state of Oaxaca!


      On this exciting tour, we will search out the rare endemics that put Oaxaca on the map for international birding, but also enjoy the rich and delicious culture of southern Mexico! Known for its world-class food and mezcal, Oaxaca is also a major destination for food and drink enthusiasts, and we will not miss out on the chance to experience some of the world’s best food!

      We will end the tour with a whole day devoted to exploring the city as it prepares for the biggest celebration of the year, Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead! Marigold flowers are everywhere, music and excitement fill the cobblestone streets of beautiful historic central Oaxaca, and decorated skull art adorns every shop and window. 

      What’s included

      • All accommodations
        All accommodations from Day 1 through until Day 12.
      • Meals
        From dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on Day 12.
      • All guiding services
        Access permits and entrance fees to birding areas included.
      • Tips
        Tips for drivers and staff at hotels and restaurants.
      • International flights
        We can advise, but Hillstar does not book international flights.
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Personal expenses
        Laundry services, charges for phone calls, additional expenses associated with travel such as insurance, visa fees, airport taxes, airline baggage fees, COVID tests, vaccinations, etc.

      Available Packages

      Shared room (price per person)
      $4,475
      Deposit: $500
      Single room (price per person)

      Single supplement: $435

      $4,910
      Deposit: $500


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      Hillstar Nature
      13 reviews
      Hillstar Nature offers authentic wildlife experiences, from half-day trips to week+ tours to Earth’s most spectacular wildlife destinations. Arranging custom/private trips and scheduled departures, Hillstar Nature specializes in delivering trips that celebrate biogeography, especially where it overlaps with community.

      Reviews

      Great trip and Naturalists were exemplary! Thank you.
      By Chris G for Delaware Pelagic: January 22 on 31 Jan, 2023
      I enjoyed my trip. The guides were very friendly and helpful. They helped me see new birds and explained some tips on how to recognize them. I felt safe and I would recommend this trip for anyone new to birding as well as for anyone who just enjoys birding.
      By Debra M for Delaware Pelagic: January 22 on 27 Jan, 2023
      This was a near shore pelagic trip perfect for first timers to get a feel for this type of activity. The guides, Holly, Mikey and Zach were personable, knowledgeable and worked hard to find birds, whales and dolphins for all to see. If you're on the fence about joining a pelagic trip, sign up for a near shore.
      By Christopher R for Delaware Pelagic: January 22 on 24 Jan, 2023
      The Gambler is a sturdy, beautiful, and well-captained and crewed ship, I felt safe and admired its capacity. Just right for the number of people and the trip. We sailed a triangle across the inner shelf. The leaders knew the best places to check for birds. On the deck above, Tom and Scott and others scanned the area continually, and usually relayed the news to all. They had the best views. The cabin was warm and there was free food, and some to buy. The weather was good. I was disappointed that the birds were so distant and I had hoped for better views. From the shore I rarely get a close view and was hoping somehow to get more satisfaction. Perhaps I expected too much.
      By Linda S for New Jersey Pelagic: January 14 on 24 Jan, 2023
      Very well run. Great spotters (Tom Johnson & George Armistead are world-class!). Friendly, knowledgeable, skilled crew. Really outstanding boat! Fun fellow birders, including several friends. Really excellent overall experience. Highly recommended!
      By Gregg G for New Jersey Pelagic: January 14 on 23 Jan, 2023
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