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Traditions Mexico Cultural Journeys

#9 of 41 Tours in Oaxaca
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Address: Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Cultural day tours and extended tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996...

Cultural day tours and extended tours in an undiscovered Mexico. Since 1996 pioneering small group journeys into the world of indigenous traditions, folk art, food and festivals of Southern Mexico. Our expertly guided, off-the-beaten track journeys take travelers into Zapotec, Mayan and Mixtec villages, home workshops, festivals, smokey kitchens filled with good food and into an authentic world seldom visited by outsiders.

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I'd studied Magic realism at University and wondered what Garcia Marquez et al were on when reading the slightly hallucegenic fantastical spiritual stories... BUT after doing the... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
betty r
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I'd studied Magic realism at University and wondered what Garcia Marquez et al were on when reading the slightly hallucegenic fantastical spiritual stories... BUT after doing the FOLK ARTS OF OCOTLAN tour I kinda get it now.... This was trip on the face of it to find out about the potters & craftspeople of the surrounding villages of Oaxaca. Pottery;... More 

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Minnesota, USA
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Not enough people signed up for the Tortilla, Food for the Soul, full day tour, so we were able to work out a half day tour for the two of us. We are so happy it worked out! We visited a home of a tortilla maker, then to the mill, and then back to make the tortillas. After this, we... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was a delightful tour of the textile traditions in Oaxaca. Our guide, Alex , was very knowledgeable and patient and lots of fun. It was like being led by a good friend! We visited some amazing artisans in remote villages that would have been very difficult to find on our own. We had delicious food often in people's homes... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful tour with our guide Eric Mindling who knew the region well and had long term friendships with people we visited. It was an amazing opportunity to see remote villages and be welcomed in homes and workshops in different villages. We met weavers and cotton spinners in several villages, sugar cane growers who produce brown sugar, wood... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I can't say enough about this tour. It was a joy from the first minute until the end. Alex was an amazing guide. Her love of Oaxaca shined through every day. She was understanding & patient with my vegan dietary needs. We traveled from village to village meeting crafts people & watching them work. I fell in love with mexico... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The tour included Oaxaca traditional daily life. I especially liked the working farm with comida cooked and eaten with the family. He plows his fields with oxen. The guide, Alex, knew the history and culture intimately. Excellent, wonderful and fascinating.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

I recently had the joy of joining four day tours - food, craft and market based - and lived every one if them. To be able to travel into the wonderful communities and not only see incredible craftsmen and craftswomen 'at work' but to actually partake in the activities was unbelievable. I was made to feel so welcome at every... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I was so glad I found this tour. It's easy enough to go out and see Zapotec and all that, but I think the heart and soul of Oaxacalies in their food, their culture, and their traditional way of life. This tour was super! There were only 5 of us along with guide Alex in a comfy Honda Pilot SUV,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We recently ( 4 female friends travelling together) experienced the Timeless Cuisine tour in Oaxaca. After spending 3 weeks in Mexico, we all agreed that it was one of our highlights. We were privileged to experience the generosity of the local people & witness (& taste) their skill in cheese, chocolate, bread & tortilla making & truly appreciated their humble... More 

Thank Genny M
Parksville, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I have now done four excellent tours with Traditions Mexico and a few day tours as well. The groups have always been small, allowing us to go into the homes and workshops of the artisans to learn how they make their wares and to see how they live. It is truly a cultural experience to travel with Traditions Mexico. My... More 

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