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Journeys Beyond the Surface - Oaxaca

San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Excellent Custom Education

I'm so glad I chose to book two private tours with Mahsa. She tailored everything for our family... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Jen C
Fantastic guide

We did two tours with Mahsa, the walking tour and a customized day trip she put together for us... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
sue279
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Custom-designed private tours for one or more people, economical and flexible. After the success of our Mexico City tours, Mahsa has developed a particular range of tours specific to Oaxaca, focusing on everything from handicrafts to cooperative businesses, including village visits to meet healers, midwives, artisans and artists, trying street food, and walking tours that take you through neighborhoods, parks, markets and ancient alleys, to the side of Oaxaca beyond the sight of most tourists.
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“walking tour” (13 reviews)
“black pottery” (13 reviews)
“her sister” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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"walking tour"
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"black pottery"
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"her sister"
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"surrounding villages"
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"candle makers"
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"contemporary artists"
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"local culture"
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"co op"
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"wooden animals"
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"excellent reviews"
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"san martin"
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"interesting information"
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"painted wood"
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"excellent driver"
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"buy things"
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"no pressure"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I'm so glad I chose to book two private tours with Mahsa. She tailored everything for our family with 2 kids. She was very flexible and intuitive with the children while educating us on so many things. If you're interested in going to the villages...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We did two tours with Mahsa, the walking tour and a customized day trip she put together for us. Both were excellent! She is extremely knowledgeable about the art and handcrafts of Oaxaca. I’m a jeweler and while we were on the walking tour she...More

1  Thank sue279
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I am very neglectful in writing this review so late. My husband and I visited Oaxaca in October/Nov 2017 for Dia de los Muertos. I was fortunate to have read the tripadvisor reviews and contracted with Mahsa of Journeys Beyond the Surface to be our...More

1  Thank mzcreeker
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We were in Oaxaca City for a month and wanted to explore the city with the help of a guide when we first arrived. We could not have been happier with Mahsa's tours. We spent the first day exploring the markets and historical landmarks. Mahsa...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We did a Oxaca city tour with Andrea - who speaks perfect English. She took us to a great Farmer's Market for breakfast and a couple of other markets. She gave us an overview of the city and its history. Very good - highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We loved our short visit to Oaxaca so much we plan to return next December to experience the holiday celebrations. We were so lucky to have found Mahsa who organized and led private tours for us. First she gave us a guided tour of the...More

1  Thank Travelers039
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

My husband and I travel extensively and although we usually avoid "tours", this was one of the most rewarding travel experiences ever, thanks to Mahsa. She was very organized and incredibly knowledgeable about the local people, customs and culture. We learned a great deal and...More

1  Thank tabi_travels
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I have been on tours in Europe and West Africa. This tour of Oaxaca was hands down the best. We wanted a mix of business, leisure and adventure. BTW: we are beyond “over the hill.” Our guide, Mahsa, researched our needs and unfolded a spectacular...More

1  Thank Pelicana118
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We contacted Masha after having been super pleased with her sister's services (Journey's Beyond the Surface) in Mexico City a year ago. We told Masha exactly what we wanted to see and do (villages, local people, cooking class, market experiences) and what we were less...More

1  Thank Sweetwood1075
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We were so pleased that we found Mahsa to provide us with an in-depth introduction to Oaxaca. We took three trips with her - the first being a walking tour of Oaxaca with breakfast in Mercado Sánchez Pasqua, something that we most likely would not...More

Thank Maggie R
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journeysoax@gmail is Mahsa’s email address. I stayed at the Hotel Victoria. It’s above the city so it’s nice and quite. The rooms are huge and the view is incredible. They have a free shuttle that takes you into town and... More
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