Oaxaca remains a perfect travel destination. The capital city is a jewel box of Spanish colonial architecture loaded with restaurants and talented chefs, great street food, colorful marketplaces, and top-notch shopping opportunities.
Archeological sites like Monte Alban are some of the finest anywhere in the world. We meet top folk artists at their workshops (Oaxaca’s famous black pottery, anyone?) in nearby villages. Hey, folk art lovers: the dollar is strong these days—a shopper’s dream!
For over twenty years I’ve been bringing small groups to my favorite culinary spots in Mexico for truly world-class foods. With me, you savor Oaxaca’s famous mole, mezcal, hot chocolate, unusual regional tamales, the largest variety of tortillas in Mexico, ice cream and sorbet flavors enlivened by exotic tropical fruits, sauces and table salsas ground from Oaxaca’s largest selection of chiles in the world. We taste everything as our small group roams day markets for the most important flavors in the food capital.
We eat at my favorite market fondas and street food spots and dine in sophisticated restaurants with Oaxaca’s top chefs—always tasting local specialties. In capturing the spirit of the important holiday we have a blast decorating our own altar. You’ll love making tamales at a cooking class in a traditional Zapotec home kitchen—and then shopping in the famous weaving village.
$2900 (double occupancy) + $400 single supplement. Fee does not include airfare, alcohol (except beer, and at special events), and inexpensive van/taxi to/from the nearby airport. Includes 7 days, 6 nights hotel, ALL meals when taken with the group, plus tastings, demos, tours, museum/site entrance fees, private guides, and local tour transportation. Limited to 10 tour participants.