Oaxaca Mini Trip
This Mini Trip will allow you to experience the cultural mix of Oaxaca along with visiting two indigenous villages on day 2. With 300,000 residents, Oaxaca de Juárez boasts a large number of various ethnic groups that each influence the radiant culture. This is not only seen through daily life, but also through festivals, markets and food. Oaxaca is known for its outstanding and unique cuisine. Some special dishes are known all over Mexico: chapulines (roasted grasshoppers), chili rellenos de picadillo (meat-stuffed chillis) and huaraches (a fried massa base with delicious toppings). There's no better way to experience Mexico than in this diverse city!
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Today you'll arrive in Oaxaca. After settling in your accommodation, take advantage of your first day by strolling through this colonial city. We highly recommend visiting the Mercado Benito Juárez and Macedonio Alcalá markets. In the evening you can dine in one of the many restaurants and enjoy the local cuisine. Hopefully you'll still have some energy afterward to enjoy some live music, which can easily be found.
Oaxaca Real* (Classic) / Hostel de la Noria (Comfort)*
Today you'll explore some of the historical sites in this region, dating back to 500 BC, by taking a trip to Monte Albán. You'll find traces of four civilizations who previously inhabited this spot: The Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs and Aztecs. Find out about the culture of each as you explore the plateau. You'll also travel to Arrazola and San Bartolo Coyotepec today, two small villages, to see how people live today. Enjoy a day immersed in various cultures and customs.
Oaxaca Real* (Classic) / Hostel de la Noria (Comfort)* Breakfast
Today you'll be leaving Oaxaca. Spend your last hours relaving in this enchanted city before heading out either to return home or travel onward. Be sure to check out our many Mexican destinations to combine this trip with another great spot.
- 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast
- English-speaking guide & transportation
- Other meals and drinks (2 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Entrace fee to Monte Albán
- Tips and gratuities
Day Trip: Greater Oaxaca
Today you'll discover the area around Oaxaca: Tule, Hierve el Agua, Mitla and Teotitán. At Tule you'll see what is said to be the largest tree in the world, a 2000 year old cypress. Hierve el Agua will impress you with its petrified waterfall and springs where you can take a dip. Then on to the villages of Mitla and Teotitán to experience rich culture. Lastly you'll visit a Mezcal destillery to learn about the sales and production of this lesser known, agave-based alcoholic drink. All this awaits you on this exciting day trip!
Price: 36 € per person
Included: English speaking guide & transfers
Not included: Entrance fees: Tule (10 pesos), Mitla (64 pesos) Hierve el Agua (50 pesos), lunch buffet (150 pesos) , Other meals and drinks, tips
Duration: approx. 9 hours (starting at 9:45am)