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Oaxaca Trip Info For 2018

Authentic Oaxaca

San Agustinllo, Oaxaca

Oaxaca boasts some of the nicest of remote undeveloped beaches.

Oaxaca brims with vibrant experiences for Mexico travelers. Our journeys there usually include the wonders of Oaxaca City and the valleys that surround it, the jungle highlands, and the enchanting undeveloped central coastland (above). You will walk the streets, eat your way through the markets, and explore the backstreets of Oaxaca City and the small towns around.

All around Oaxaca there are options for experiences including:

  • Remote ruins and history
  • Local festivals including Day of the Dead
  • Local cooking made real as you learn to make ethnic foods
  • Seeing local artisans close up
  • All kinds of crafts and art including wool weavers, pottery, etc
  • The incredible foods of Oaxaca- including chocolate
  • Brews of the area from pulque to mescal
  • Much more including relaxing and soaking in Oaxacan life


Contact: davehensleigh@gmail.com or 217.369.9897

Here is a sample brief itinerary for our Oaxaca trips:

Oaxaca From AuthenticMexcioTravel  
Dave Hensleigh, 217.369.9897, davehensleigh@gmail.com  
Date Overnight City Hotel Included Meals Activities Notes
Day 1 Oaxaca Casantica Hotel or equivalent in the city center Arrive in Oaxaca City (OAX). Welcome! Time to get settled, then walking tour of the center and the lovely central plaza nearby. You fly to OAX. Be sure and get your arrival info to Dave and look for the “AuthenticMexicoTravel” sign at the airport.
Day 2 Oaxaca B This morning we will visit the vast Monte Alban ruins west of town. Afternoon we will stroll the Santo Domingo market for a good introduction to local foods, crafts and culture. Monte Alban is the ancient Zapotec capital that sits on a hill just west of town. It commands a panoramic view and was first occupied around 500 BC.
Day 3 Oaxaca Lots of free time during the day to take in local sights- churches, museums, etc as you like. There are any options including a hike, a cooking class, or just hanging out on the plaza and watching Oaxaca go by.
Day 4 Oaxaca Today we travel to nearby villages to the east to take in local village Culture. The small towns around Oaxaca City carry a vibrant dose of Oaxacan life…textiles, mescal, and more.
Day 5 San Jose del Pacifico Pacifico Lodge B This morning there is some relax time then down through chocolate country and up into the high jungles. Overnight in this cabana lodge in the misty forests above the coast.
Day 6 San Agustanillo Punta Placer or euivalent B We descend toward the coast and find our beach side rooms. San Agustanillo is quiet and filled with great places to eat.
Day 7 San Agustanillo   All day to relax, snorkel, take in local shops, and meet the locals. Nearby is the wildlife area where you can see turtles, birds, and pristine mangrove areas.
Day 8       Today we fly home from Huatulco (HUX)–be sure to communicate your arrival and departure info to Dave. There is the option to stay for extra days along the beach.



Pricing: Cost is $1795 per person, double occ/Single occ is $1995. Includes all transport from OAX to HUX, meals as noted, guide, hotels. Does not include entry fees, other meals, tips, alcohol.



Fine print: We don’t like or even have much fine print. But you need to know that our itineraries are never guaranteed. Sounds crazy but it is actually the secret to the excellent edge our trips have. Here is how it works: Usually they change a bit on the trip and as the group agrees, they turn out better than originally planned. Hotels listed are not certain to be the ones for your trip. Sometimes we change to equivalent hotels for various reasons. Also while our trips are not rigorous, sleep on the ground tours, there is walking and activity involved—so walk for a few miles every day the month before your trip. Most importantly, no whiners… so bring your sense of humor and have fun!

Oaxaca tours

Don’t miss the hot chocolate in Oaxaca–an essential part of our Oaxaca tours.