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MexicoWhistle-stop in Oaxaca

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World famous cuisine, vibrant culture, stunning mountains, petrified waterfalls and barren deserts give Oaxaca a very unique and mystic feel. Relax in peaceful plazas full of colorful trees or indulge in the offerings of the many local cafes. There is much more to this city than pretty churches and markets. Prepare to have your mind blown and experience what this hidden pearl i...

World famous cuisine, vibrant culture, stunning mountains, petrified waterfalls and barren deserts give Oaxaca a very unique and mystic feel. Relax in peaceful plazas full of colorful trees or indulge in the offerings of the many local cafes. There is much more to this city than pretty churches and markets. Prepare to have your mind blown and experience what this hidden pearl in the heart of Mexico has to offer!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Oaxaca!

• Upon arrival in Oaxaca you will be picked up at the airport and are taken to your hotel

• Begin with a walking tour of the city. Explore the cobblestone streets and plazas of this UNESCO World Heritage Site (3h)

• Oaxaca is famous for its delicious regional cuisine. Don't miss a chance to indulge!

Visited:
Oaxaca
Accommodation
Night at Casa De Sierra Azul (Oaxaca)

Day 2: Hiking in Cuerva la Iglesia

• Set off on a guided hike in the beautiful mountains of the Sierra Norte

• Starting in the small Zapotec mountain village Llano Grande, trek through the highlands of San Miguel del Valle to Cuajimoloyas (5h)

• Pass through a hidden gorge, "La Cueva de la Iglesia", a mystical place full of stories & legends

• Enjoy a late lunch with locals in Cuajimoloyas

Optional Friday activity: the Guelaguetza show

Highlights of Oaxaca!

Two hours of outstanding folkloric ballet in cooperation with a live orchestra and traditional dances

• Before the performance, enjoy the regions culinary highlights in a delicious buffet

Visited:
Oaxaca
Accommodation
Night at Casa De Sierra Azul (Oaxaca)

Day 3: Monte Alban, Hierve el Algua & Temazcal

• Rise early to visit Monte Albán, the largest and most stunning Zapotec city in Oaxaca

• Next stop, the Hierve el Agua waterfalls

Take a dip in the natural pools while enjoying the fantastic panoramic views

• Head to the forests of Sierra Norte for Temazcal, a traditional steam bath 

Visited:
Monte AlbánHierve el Agua, Temazcal
Accommodation
Night at Casa De Sierra Azul (Oaxaca)

Day 4: Market Visit & Day of Departure

Guided visit to a traditional lively and colorful market

• Transfer to Oaxaca airport for departure

Optional activity (if your flight leaves after 5PM): Small group cooking class

• Learn how to make the most popular dishes of Oaxaca's cuisine with your own hands

Visit a produce market where you will buy the ingredients you need

Prepare a delicious soup, salad, main course and dessert

Visited:
Oaxaca

Oaxaca Monte Albán Hierve el Agua Temazcal

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $580 / 4 days
Excluding international flights
1 pax2 pax
Price per person in standard room$580$650
Price per person in comfort room$680$810

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverage not indicated
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
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International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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  • Your local agent Ivana, in Mexico, will inform you of any changes to your flights
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