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Typical Oaxaca City Tour

This sample trip lists three different hotels we sometimes use. Often our groups stay at the same hotel for the entire trip. There are many options–including a trip to the lovely Oaxaca coast at the end of the trip.

Oaxaca From AuthenticMexcioTravel
Dave Hensleigh, 217.369.9897, davehensleigh@gmail.com
Date Overnight City Hotel Included Meals Activities Notes
Jan 1, Wednesday Oaxaca Hostal de Noria 951.501.5400 D Arrive in Oaxaca City (OAX). Welcome! Time to get settled, get acquainted with each other as well as with the lovely central plaza nearby. Be sure and get you arrival info to Dave and look for the “AuthenticMexicoTravel” sign at the airport.
Jan 2, Thursday Oaxaca Hostal de Noria B,L,D This morning we will visit the vast Monte Alban ruins west of town. Then in the afternoon we will stroll the Santo Domingo market back in Oaxaca City and get 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.
Jan 3, Friday Oaxaca Hostal de Noria B Lots of free time during the day to take in local sights- churches, museums, etc as you like. There is a lot to choose from including a hike or just hanging out on the plaza and watching Oaxaca go by
Jan 4, Saturday Huyapam Hotel Huayapam Yú’ú Spa 951.540.8068 B,D Today we travel to nearby Etla villages to take in local village happenings. The small towns around Oaxaca City carry a vibrant dose of Oaxacan life.
Jan 5, Sunday Huayapam Hotel Huayapam Yú’ú Spa B,D This morning we have a cooking class and learn how the locals make tamales and other foods. Then in the afternoon we will see some local homes. This small town of about 350 will give a close look at local customs – we will taste some unique foods and perhaps even the local brew. The nearby giant tree at Tule is a mysterious and historic giant.
Jan 6, Monday Oaxaca Parador San Miguel 951.514.9331 B,D A morning option to travel to the pristine area near the waterfall at Ixtepeji and experience some prime jungle areas. Then in the afternoon we travel to one of the flower towns south of Oaxaca –and an area where there is chocolate that Oaxaca is famous for! Then back to Oaxaca City for the evening. The humid climate in this area makes for perfect flower production. There are also local chocolate shops-a Oaxacan specialty!
Jan 7, Tuesday Oaxaca Parador San Miguel B,D Day trip to the east of Oaxaca to towns where the intricate natural dyed wool carpets are produced, areas of small Mezcal factories, and the archaeological site of Mitla and perhaps Yagul. You may opt to relax for the day and take in more of Oaxaca City. Mitla was once known as “Place of the Dead”. This site is known for its intricate stonework. Be sure to grab some mezcal to share at our final dinner tonight!
Jan 8, Wednesday B Today we fly home from Oaxaca (OAX)–be sure to communicate your arrival and departure info to Dave. There is the option to stay for extra days in Oaxaca.
Contact Dave at 217.369.9897 or davehensleigh@gmail.com for schedules and pricing.