Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

Tour Start Dates: November 17 – 24 2018 & February 5, 2019
$2200 PP Double (Max 10 Travelers).

It takes every single sense to fully comprehend the way in which 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.

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 the open kitchen you will learn to cook your very own Oaxacan meal. 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 into use.  Dying fabric from these natural materials is a hands on learning experience not to be missed. 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.

Day 1
Airport transfer
Welcome dinner, meet the group and your local guide

Day 2
Breakfast
Guided Walking tour of downtown Oaxaca:
Zocalo
Church of Santo Domingo
Church of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
Benito Juarez Market
Cooking Class with dinner included

Day 3
Breakfast
San Cruz Xoxocotlán visit to the Monte Alban ruins
Ocotlán de Morelos Lunch
Black Clay Workshop in San Bartolo Coyotepec

Day 4
Breakfast
Visit to Santa María del Tule (arbol del Tule)
San Pablo Villa de Mitla to explore the Mitla ruins
San Lorenzo Albarradas to visit Hierve el Agua

Day 5
Breakfast
Oaxaca morning options (with guide)
Textile Museum
Museum of Oaxacan Cultures
Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

Day 6
Breakfast
Tlacolula Traditional Market
Natural Dye Workshop in Teotitlan del Valle

Day 7
Breakfast
Alebrije Workshop in San Martin Tilcajete
Lunch
Mezcal Tasting

Day 8
Breakfast
Airport transfer
Departure from Oaxaca

Schedule of the activities listed is subject to change.

Includes: Airport transfers, Accomomodations for 7 nights, English speaking local Mexican guide for six days, Transportation to scheduled activities, Entrance fees to historic sights, All breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, 4 Workshops (natural dye, alebrijes, black clay, cooking).

Schedule of the activities listed is subject to change to accommodate hours of operation depending on tour start date.