Day 1 : Oaxaca
Arrive into Oaxaca airport. You will be met at the airport by a Travel The Unknown representative and brought to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight in Oaxaca.
Meal plan: n/a
Discover the final refuge of indigenous Mexico, a place where pre-Hispanic traditions, customs and languages still survive; where ancient treasures abound and a warm welcome greets every visitor. Take time to discover the ancient history and phenomenal architecture of Monte Albán and Mitla, discover the stunning natural landscapes of Hierve El Agua and Santiago Apoala, and wander the colourful craft markets throughout the state before taking a walk in a cloud forest. Finally, learn some traditional Oaxacan cooking or take a tour of Oaxaca`s legendary biodiversity in the botanical gardens.
Oaxaca - Mitla - El Tule - Hierve el Agua - Santiago Apoala - Monte Alban - Mexico City
Trace Olmec, Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan roots
Trace the path of Mayan history - from antiquity to today
Discover the highlights of two Latin gems
Aztec ruins,Oaxacan flavours & colonial towns
Discover Mexico's most colourful festival
The last bastion of indigenous Mexico
A culinary tour of Mexico's gastronomy capital
Indigenous village trek in a world of biodiversity
Ancient history meets modern metropolis
Bill Dodd , Flavours of Mexico, Mexico
Having travelled to Mexico on various trips over the years I was surprised to find Oaxaca was so different. Many traditions that have died out elsewhere are still alive and kicking in Oaxaca. And the food is sublime.
Jeannie Saville , Flavours of Mexico, Mexico
It is not surprising that UNESCO has added Mexican cuisine to its list of cultural treasures worth preserving. The variety and quality of Oaxacan food is awe inspiring and ranges from street food to creative chefs in top class restaurants. All aspiring young chefs should visit the Sunday market in Tlacolula, a real feast for the eyes and the palette. We have learnt a huge amount on this tour about life in Mexico and the problems of Mexico`s indigenous people.
Caroline , Zapotecan Village Trek, Mexico
The hiking was amazing with spectacular scenery and knowledgeable guides. The luxurious but rustic wooden cabins were really welcoming after a long days hiking.