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Oaxaca Discovery Overnight Horseback Riding Adventure

Oaxaca Discovery Overnight Horseback Riding Adventure - Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca

Duration: Flexible
Location: Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca

From USD
$390.00

This "off-the-beaten-track" riding adventure starts 15 kilometers east of Oaxaca city at Rancho Pitaya. You will have an English and Spanish speaking owners personally guide the rides ... More info ›

This "off-the-beaten-track" riding adventure starts 15 kilometers east of Oaxaca city at Rancho Pitaya. You will have an English and Spanish speaking owners personally guide the rides. There is no other tour of the central valleys of Oaxaca that offers the variety of natural and cultural experiences in so short a time. You will see Oaxaca’s unique nature and culture up close on horseback. Stay in a traditional village, sleep in deluxe guest lodge and enjoy fresh authentic cuisine. Ride hidden trails past towering cacti and see rare ecosystems. On this tour, you'll experience Oaxaca’s authentic back country away from cars and pollution and only with nature, traditional village farming and historic sites. Enjoy delicious meals, deluxe lodging, top trekking horses and comfortable saddles.

You will be picked-up from a central location in the center of Oaxaca city, just a short walk from most hotels. From there, you will take a 30-minute drive to Rancho Pitaya in the Valle de Tlacolula. Check-in to a comfortable guest room upon arrival at the ranch. Your guide will give you a short demo of safe riding tips and provide helmets and half chaps. You'll be assisted in mounting while the endurance saddles are stowed with cold water and snacks. The guide will carry a first aid kit and cell phone.

Just minutes out, you'll ascend on ancient trails with amazing views of the big valley  and majestic Sierra Juarez. The trail leads to a secret grove of old-growth organ cacti. Some of these sentinels are over 300 years old and over 10 meters tall. Rare agaves, elephant-foot yucca trees and aromatic of native Bursera trees are just a sample of the native flora. Ride down to the Rio Salado where village farmers tend their crops with horse-drawn carts and cut alfalfa with a scythe and harvest wild cane lines the banks of the river. The guide explains local ecosystems and village traditions, takes photos of you and stops along the trails for you to drink the supplied water, have a snack or pause to dismount to stretch their legs.

Experienced riders can have opportunities to trot and canter although to ensure animal welfare it is essential that riders not bounce on the horse’s back nor use the reins to balance. The ride loops back to Rancho Pitaya where a freshly prepared meal awaits. In the late afternoon choose between a visit to the 2,000 year old tree in nearby El Tule or join the ranch’s cook and learn to prepare authentic local specialties. Or just relax in a hammock to the sounds of birds.

Complementary cocktails and fruit coolers will be served at sunset and you'll dine on authentic regional specialties outdoors as the evening light illuminates the ancient native cacti preserved on the ranch.

Early morning is not to be missed. Watch the horses with a cup of Oaxacan estate coffee or local hot chocolate. Enjoy a complete breakfast in the warm morning sun and get ready to explore the valley to the east with unique for volcanic formations, stunning sedimentary rock and astoundingly different vegetation from the day before. Traverse a hidden pass, ride to the top of a mountain with panorama views and travel trails thousands of years old. Ride past massive candelabra cacti and over ancient stone bridges lined with rare wetlands.  This ride ends with an optional visit to the quiet pre-Hispanic archeological site. Have a leisure lunch at the ranch before heading back to the city of Oaxaca around 4pm.

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Oaxaca Cooking Class

Oaxaca Cooking Class - Oaxaca, Mexico
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico

From USD
$115.50

Discover the flavors of Oaxaca as expert chefs introduce you to Oaxacan cuisine and cooking techniques. During this 3.5-hour class, walk to the local market to buy fresh ingredients before preparing your meal — including tortillas, salsas, an appetizer, soup, mole, dessert ... More info ›

Discover the flavors of Oaxaca as expert chefs introduce you to Oaxacan cuisine and cooking techniques. During this 3.5-hour class, walk to the local market to buy fresh ingredients before preparing your meal — including tortillas, salsas, an appetizer, soup, mole, dessert. With special emphasis on creating dishes (and recipes) that you can easily recreate upon your return home, this cooking class is a must-do while in Oaxaca! Numbers are limited to 10 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group of fellow cooking enthusiasts.

In the morning your local chef/guide will greet you at your hotel and drive you to Casa Crespo for your Oaxacan cooking class. This world-class restaurant and its cooking school, located in the historic district, have received notoriety in the New York Times and Bon Appétit, among other publications. Step foot inside the restored colonial home to begin your 3.5-hour lesson in Oaxacan gastronomy.
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea as you get acquainted with your small group and discuss the dishes you’d like to prepare. Your chef will offer plenty of recommendations that reflect the regional cuisine before you set out on foot to the Sánchez Pascuas food market, about a 10-minute walk away. Here, sample local fruits and hear an explanation of local ingredients, including an amazing array of dried and fresh chiles available. Get a look at colorful produce and specialties like grasshopper before your guide purchases your ingredients (included).
Then head back to Casa Crespo and begin cooking your 4-course meal under the guidance of your instructors, including a sous-chef who explains each step during your hands-on class. Typical Oaxacan dishes you might try are salsa, tacos and rose petal ice cream. Learn to make a main course like mole negro Oaxaqueño (Oaxacan black mole) or caldo de piedra (spicy seafood soup) on the stove, roll up empanadas or grind guacamole with a mortar and pestle.
Afterward, sit down at a table with your small group and enjoy the lunch you’ve cooked together, accompanied by a beverage such as beer, mescal, water or a soft drink. Enjoy another cup of coffee or tea after lunch, completing your tour around 1:30 – 2pm with drop-off at your hotel.

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Oaxaca Day Trip: San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Tomás Jalieza and Ocotlán de Morelos

Oaxaca Day Trip: San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Tomás Jalieza and Ocotlán de Morelos - Oaxaca, Mexico
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico

From USD
$36.99

Visit three towns outside of the city of Oaxaca and discover the craft markets Oaxaca is famous for! This half-day trip takes you by coach to San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Tomás Jalieza and Morelos Ocotlan with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. You’ll learn about the history of each town in Oaxaca’s Central Valley as you get out to explore on foot, and meet the artisans who make the beautiful ceramics, belts, textiles and other handicrafts famous in the region.

When your guide picks you up from your hotel around 10am, board the comfortable coach to San Bartolo Coyotepec, located just 15 minutes south of Oaxaca ... More info ›

Visit three towns outside of the city of Oaxaca and discover the craft markets Oaxaca is famous for! This half-day trip takes you by coach to San Bartolo Coyotepec, Santo Tomás Jalieza and Morelos Ocotlan with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. You’ll learn about the history of each town in Oaxaca’s Central Valley as you get out to explore on foot, and meet the artisans who make the beautiful ceramics, belts, textiles and other handicrafts famous in the region.

When your guide picks you up from your hotel around 10am, board the comfortable coach to San Bartolo Coyotepec, located just 15 minutes south of Oaxaca. Renowned for the beautiful black pottery produced by town artisans, Coyotepec features several dozen workshops where you can learn about these unique ceramics made locally since pre-Columbian times. Along with the Oaxaca State Museum of Popular Art (MEAPO) and a craft market displaying the work of more than a dozen families, you’ll visit the 16th-century San Bartolo Coyotepec Church with your guide.
Re-board the coach and drive another 15 minutes south to Santo Tomás Jalieza, whose artisans are known as the ‘People of the Belts’ for their artfully embellished works. Your guide will take your group to a market in the center of this quiet village, where you can find exquisitely woven cotton goods made on back-strap looms. Take a look around and browse for colorful embroidered belts as well as shawls, blouses, place mats and handbags.
Your last coach stop is the nearby town of Ocotlán de Morelos, whose main attraction is the Friday market, which highlights the red clay pottery made for centuries by the townswomen. Learn about the traditional pottery-making techniques of the Oaxaca Valley as you pore over the pots, cutlery and other kitchen utensils as well as painted clay figures.
Before heading back to your Oaxaca hotel by coach, view the town’s 16th-century Dominican convent. Now a museum, it displays local handicrafts and the works of world-renowned artist Rodolfo Morales, who featured the town in his many paintings.

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Mitla and Monte Alban Combo Tour from Oaxaca

Mitla and Monte Alban Combo Tour from Oaxaca - Oaxaca, Mexico
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico

From USD
$71.99

Visit two extraordinary archaeological sites – Monte Alban and Mitla- in one full day tour; Set out by comfortable coach from Oaxaca to the Tule tree which holds the record for the widest tree trunk in the world , then you will visit Teotitlan del valle a zapotec town where you´ll learn about the natural dyes made with flowers, leafs, tree branches and many more resources. You then visit the  Zapotecan ruins of Mitla, whose well-preserved mosaics tell an interesting tale to finish  tour the immense complex of Monte Alban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and gaze upon the Oaxaca Valley from this hilltop vista.

At 10am you’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to the Tule tree here the visit is about 20 minutes, you will apreciate the wides tree trunk in the world ... More info ›

Visit two extraordinary archaeological sites – Monte Alban and Mitla- in one full day tour; Set out by comfortable coach from Oaxaca to the Tule tree which holds the record for the widest tree trunk in the world , then you will visit Teotitlan del valle a zapotec town where you´ll learn about the natural dyes made with flowers, leafs, tree branches and many more resources. You then visit the  Zapotecan ruins of Mitla, whose well-preserved mosaics tell an interesting tale to finish  tour the immense complex of Monte Alban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and gaze upon the Oaxaca Valley from this hilltop vista.

At 10am you’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven by comfortable, air-conditioned coach to the Tule tree here the visit is about 20 minutes, you will apreciate the wides tree trunk in the world. Continuing our way to Teotitlan del Valle and receive a full explanation of the natural dyes and weaving of wool. We will then drive to thearcheological ruins of Mitla, a religious center whose construction began in 850. While touring the site with your informative guide, hear about the Zapotecs, who developed a hierarchical society governed by kings and remained relatively isolated until Spanish conquest in the early 1500s. Admire the intricate mosaics of the colonial Church of San Pablo, built by the Spanish in the 16th century.Your guide will bring your attention to the architectural harmony of Mitla’s buildings and proportional courtyards. Study the elaborate design of the fretwork and geometric patterns that decorate tombs, panels, friezes and entire walls. Made with finely cut and polished stone pieces, the extraordinary mosaics make Mitla significant among the well-preserved Mesoamerican sites of the Oaxaca Valley. Back aboard your coach, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte Alban, whose name means ‘White Mountain.’ Located on a vast mountaintop expanse with spectacular 360-degree views of the city and surrounding Oaxaca Valley, the pre-Columbian archeological site—along with Oaxaca City—is considered the most magnificent of the region’s ancient ruins.
You’ll explore the immense and well-preserved complex on foot as you tour the grounds with your guide. Visit pyramids, temples and altars, as well as several residential structures—all constructed around the rectangular Grand Plaza, a large open area on the flattened plateau.
See the I-shaped ball court constructed in 100 BC, and climb to the South Platform (Plataforma Sur), a large area known for its wide staircase and great panoramic views. Learn interesting facts from your guide about Zapotecan history and culture as you gaze at ceremonial platforms, including a series of significant rock carvings called The Dancers (Los Danzantes). You’ll see some of Monte Alban’s 170 tombs, whose excavations revealed a range of paintings and stone carvings.
Spend some free time exploring on your own and capturing great photos before re-boarding your coach back to Oaxaca city, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 6pm.

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Mitla and Santa Maria del Tule Sightseeing Tour from Oaxaca

Mitla and Santa Maria del Tule Sightseeing Tour from Oaxaca - Oaxaca, Mexico
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico

From USD
$35.99

See the world’s thickest tree, the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla and modern-day weavers at work—all on this 4-hour coach tour of the Oaxaca Valley. The substantial size of tule tree ( Arbol del Tule) in the town of Santa Maria will take your breath away, until you turn your eyes upon the magnificent ruins of Mitla ... More info ›

See the world’s thickest tree, the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla and modern-day weavers at work—all on this 4-hour coach tour of the Oaxaca Valley. The substantial size of tule tree ( Arbol del Tule) in the town of Santa Maria will take your breath away, until you turn your eyes upon the magnificent ruins of Mitla. Tour the archeological site with an informative guide before stopping briefly in the town of Teotitlan of the Valley (Teotitlán del Valle). Round-trip hotel transport from Oaxaca is included.

Board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach upon pickup from your hotel at 10am and head to the town of Santa Maria del Tule. Just a 5-mile (9-km) drive east from Oaxaca city, Santa Maria boasts a huge 2,000-year-old Montezuma cypress—also known as a tule tree—located within the church grounds at the town center.
Listen as your guide describes how the roots of this natural wonder are actually entwined within a family of ancient trees. You’ll be astonished by the size of the 509-ton tule, whose thick trunk reaches a girth of 173 feet (53 meters), believed to be the thickest of any in the world.
Continue by coach to the nearby archeological site of Mitla, whose construction began in 850. Learn about the Zapotecs who used the city as a religious center, relatively isolated until Spanish conquest in the early 1500s. Tour the ruins with your guide, who will describe the once-hierarchical Zapotecan society, and view the colonial Church of San Pablo, built by the Spanish in the 16th century.
Admire the elaborate and intricate design of the mosaics, made with finely cut and polished stone pieces. Amazing fretwork decorates tombs, panels, friezes and entire walls, making Mitla significant among well-preserved Mesoamerican sites of the Oaxaca Valley. Hear your guide discuss the unique geometric harmony of its buildings and plazas as you explore.
Your final destination is the Zapotec community of Teotitlan of the Valley, where artisan weavers construct wool rugs on domestic looms, using natural dyes to color their pictorial designs—including reproductions of Matisse and Picasso! Stop briefly at a local weaver’s home for a look before heading back to Oaxaca with drop-off at your hotel.

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Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca

Monte Alban Day Trip from Oaxaca - Oaxaca, Mexico
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico

From USD
$35.99

Discover what makes the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monte Alban one of greatest archeological sites in the Oaxaca Valley! This 3-hour tour takes you by comfortable coach to the nearby ruins, which rest on a panoramic mountaintop with views of Oaxaca. Your professional guide will lead a tour through the vast complex filled with pyramids, ceremonial rock carvings, a huge ball court and 170 excavated tombs ... More info ›

Discover what makes the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monte Alban one of greatest archeological sites in the Oaxaca Valley! This 3-hour tour takes you by comfortable coach to the nearby ruins, which rest on a panoramic mountaintop with views of Oaxaca. Your professional guide will lead a tour through the vast complex filled with pyramids, ceremonial rock carvings, a huge ball court and 170 excavated tombs. Round-trip hotel transport is included.

Monte Alban, whose name means ‘White Mountain,’ is located on a vast mountaintop expanse with spectacular 360-degree views of the city and surrounding Oaxaca Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Oaxaca City, the pre-Columbian archeological site is considered the most magnificent of the region’s ancient ruins.
Upon pickup from your hotel at 10am, travel by comfortable coach to the site, located approximately 20 minutes away. You’ll explore the immense and well-preserved complex on foot as you tour the grounds with your knowledgeable guide. Visit pyramids, temples and altars, as well as several residential structures – all constructed around the rectangular Grand Plaza, a large open area on the flattened plateau.
See the I-shaped ball court constructed in 100 BC, and climb to the South Platform (Plataforma Sur), a large area known for its wide staircase and great panoramic views. Learn interesting facts from your guide about Zapotec history and culture as you gaze at ceremonial platforms, including a series of significant rock carvings called The Dancers (Los Danzantes). You’ll see some of Monte Alban’s 170 tombs, whose excavations revealed a range of paintings and stone carvings.
Spend some free time exploring on your own and capturing great photos before re-boarding your coach back to Oaxaca, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 1pm.

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