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Oaxaca

Escorted Group Tour January 15-22, 2018

Monte Alban by Tony Majeed

Day 1 — Arrive in Oaxaca City.
Day 2 — Private tour to Monte Albán (archaeological sites) & Arrazola (alebrijes)
Day 3 — Private Tour to Mitla (archaeological sites) &  Teotitlan (wool rug weaving) & Tule (largest tree in Mexico)
Day 4 — Cooking class This Morning   Afternoon Free Time
Day 5 — Private Folk Art Village Tour to Coyotepec (black pottery), Tilcajete (alebrijes) & Ocotlan (market)
Day 6 — Botanical Garden Tour. Free time or time to visit museums in the afternoon.
Day 7 — Casa de Juarez Museum. Santo Domingo Museum of Oaxacan Cultures. Women’s Regional Craft Museum.
Day 8 — Trips end -Depart after breakfast.

The package price is $2195/person double room.  Package includes all hotel nights lodging, all breakfasts and a main meal each day, 4 guided day tours, a cooking class, all normal daily tips such as luggage, meals and maids.  The Hostal De La Noria will be our home for the entire trip.

The package does not include airfare nor trip insurance or airport transfers, meals not designated in the itinerary, tips for local guide and driver or trip insurance.

Step into the enchantment of this special corner of southern Mexico – Oaxaca – known as the traditional heart of Mexico. Meet these Oaxacan artists in

Dancer in Oaxaca, Mexico

Dancer in Oaxaca, Mexico

their home workshops and watch excellent demonstrations of the famous glossy black pottery by Dona Rosas’s grandson and the hand woven wool rugs still made from natural dyes by the renowned Velasquez family. The famous wooden alberijes (hand-carved “nightmare” animals) come out of these artistic villages, too.  These are the best Mexican folk artist anywhere.

Walking the ancient pathways of the Mixtecs & Zapotec people through the pyramids at Monte Alban & Mitla will take you back to an older world.  Monte Alban, a major ceremonial center, one of Mexico’s greatest archaeological treasures is on par with Teotihuacan & Tikal.  Savor the famous moles, chocolate, dried beef dishes, & rose petal or prickly pear fruit ice cream.  Shop in the exotic native markets and put on your apron for a hands-on cooking class.

Oaxaca is considered the best city in colonial America and among the top 10 most visited regions in the continent.  *Trip Advisor’s 2010 Travelers’ Choices Awards ranked the city of Oaxaca #1 in Culture and Sightseeing Vacations for the Caribbean and Mexico!