Oaxaca

Located in southwestern Mexico between lush mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean

Oaxaca is arguably the country’s best representative. Embodied by magical forests, beautiful mountain chains, long stretches of golden sand beaches and secluded bays, the state’s landscapes captivate the eye of any traveler. With its 18 main indigenous groups, Oaxaca is the most culturally diverse state of Mexico, where its languages and traditions are proudly alive and ready to impress you with its delightful smells, alluring sounds and vibrant colors. Home of mezcal, chapulines, local chocolate and seven moles, Oaxaca is a culinary extravaganza. So whether it’s surfing some of its world class waves, venturing into its enchanted mountains or dancing the night away with some delicious mezcal, Oaxaca has the perfect adventure for you.

Oaxaca in a snapshot

Adventures in Oaxaca

Sample Itinerary

Duration

8 Days

Rhythm

Moderate

Resistance

Medium

Best time to go

Year-round

EXPECT

Nature, Adventure, Villages, Food, City, Culture, Archaeology, Wellness, Nightilife

Places visited:

Oaxaca City, Central Valleys, Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Zipolite

  • Day-to-day personalized itinerary
  • Hand-picked accommodations
  • Local recomendations on food, drinks & hangouts
  • Door-to-door private transportation
  • Self-guided & private guides (when needed)
  • Expert local support
  • 100% customizable

Trip overview

  • Amaze yourself with the superb beauty and amazing vibes of Oaxaca City, one of Mexico’s colonial jewels and cultural hubs.
  • Indulge your palate with the renowned cuisine of Oaxaca, famous to be one of the most exquisite of Mexico.
  • Trace mezcal to its origins by searching for wild magueyes in the lush central valleys of Oaxaca and drink the sublime result in a cool mezcalería.
  • Loose track of time walking on the sand or hop on a board and surf the perfect waves of Mazunte and Zipolite, some of the country’s stunning beaches.

Starting from $830 USD

Customizable itinerary

A driver will take you to your hotel in the center of Oaxaca City. Settle in hotel and take the rest of the day to discover the wonderful area (recommendations provided). Stroll around its colorful streets, discover its magnificent colonial buildings, check out the splendid boutiques and explore the vibrant markets (recommendations provided). Try the stupendous local cuisine and drink some of its signature drink mezcal (recommendations provided).

Discover the incredible archaeological site of Montealbán, Oaxaca City’s Zapotec heart. Enjoy breathtaking views of the central valleys and panoramic views of the city from the top of the mountain. Learn about the pre-Columbine Zapotec people, discover its old political center and their culture, still proudly alive until today (local guide available upon request). Take the rest of the day to continue discovering the center of the city.

Discover some of the wonders of the central valleys of Oaxaca. Head to El Tule and meet the world’s stoutest tree, larger than the church built next to it. Then go to the archaeological site of Mitla, the city of the dead and old religious center of the Zapotec culture. Stroll around its old buildings and marvel with its unique decorations (guide available upon request). After Mitla head to the impressive Hierve El Agua, a stunning set of petrified waterfalls in the lush Sierra Mixteca.
Discover the place hiking around the area (map and recommendations provided or guide upon request). Head back to Oaxaca City for a free evening in town (recommendations provided).

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you on a unique journey tracing the origin of mezcal deep in the valleys of Oaxaca, following every step of the process to make the beverage, and finishing in one exceptional mezcalería for a final tasting. Its a day full of adventure, learning and laughter.

A driver will take you to Oaxaca Airport to catch your flight to Puerto Escondido in the Pacific Coast. Upon arrival a driver will take you to your beachfront hotel on the stunning Playa Zicatela, a long stretch of golden sand beach and amazing waves known to be one of the best surfing spots in the world. Settle in your hotel and spend the day unwinding at the beach exploring the strip of shops, tasty restaurants and cool bars (recommendations provided).

Relax and spend the day at the beach. Sign up for an exciting surfing lesson, go snorkeling searching for dolphins or just sit back and enjoy the sun and the water.

Discover a couple of the blue gems of the southern coast of Mexico. Mazunte, a cool small town with a fantanstic beach and slow vibes, famous for the large number of turtles that arrive on its shores to place their eggs; and Zipolite, a very small town with a stunning beach where swimsuits are optional. Enjoy a full day to discover these 2 extraordinary corners of the Pacific.

A driver will take you to Puerto Escondido Airport for departure. Possibility of connecting/combining with other Mexico destinations.